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Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources

Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Edutopia's Made With Play series takes a look at game-like learning principles in action and commercial games in real classrooms -- and offers tips and tools for bringing them into your own practice.
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Gotta love all the games stuff in the news. ;)

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Gord Holden's curator insight, January 22, 11:25 PM

Due diligence a must here. I've personally only found a 3 or 4 commercial games that pass my scrutiny for being appropriate and worthy of using during precious school-time. 

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It’s MOOC Time! VWBPE

It’s MOOC Time! VWBPE | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Thank you for an excellent conference experience! The VWBPE excitement is not over yet! Please join us for the launch of our post-conference exploration MOOC, which starts after Easter. See our calendar for dates and times:http://vwbpe.org/conference/vwbpe-2014-calendar.

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Check it out! Thanks to Lorraine Mockford.

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VR headsets replacing standard displays is likely, not insane

VR headsets replacing standard displays is likely, not insane | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
VR headsets replacing standard displays is likely, not insane
Polygon
In a recent interview, which has since blown up online, Luckey stated that standard displays and televisions will likely give way to a virtual reality solution.
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I'm ready! ;)

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With Hearthstone, The World Of Warcraft Comes To iPad

With Hearthstone, The World Of Warcraft Comes To iPad | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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With Hearthstone, The World Of Warcraft Comes To iPad… Kind Of
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If you've ever wanted to play Blizzard Entertainment's wildly successful MMO World of Warcraft on your iPad, you just got your wish.
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Anyone out there tried this yet? 

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Best of Educational Technology Facebook Pages

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Best of Educational Technology Facebook Pages | Technology In Education on soundsInteresting curated by j alguacil (Best of Educational Technology Facebook Pages | Technology In Education | @scoopit http://t.co/uhpe3fUisI)...
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Now here's a handy list. 

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SLMOOC14: Using Second Life in the K-12 Classroom

Presentation for the 2014 Second Life Massively Open Online Course (SLMOOC14). Using Second Life in the K-12 Classroom covers 8 years of using this Immersive...
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1600+ views in 2 weeks! I'm pretty sure that's a new record. ;) 

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5 Key Barriers to Educational Technology Adoption in the Developing World

Educational technology will continue to be implemented incrementally in many parts of the developing world.
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Lots of talk lately about the Digital Divide.

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A look inside Tango: How Google's 3D-modeling phone will work

A look inside Tango: How Google's 3D-modeling phone will work | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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A look inside Tango: How Google's 3D-modeling phone will work
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It's a 3D world out there, and Google's Project Tango intends to model it in real time with a smartphone.
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Must...resist...temptation. Got enough gadgets! ;)

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Facebook Profiles Can Predict Work Performance

Facebook Profiles Can Predict Work Performance | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
When a company is in the process of hiring a new employee, there's a standard set of things it typically does — follow up with references, check the cover letter for obvious typ...
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Uh-oh. What does your Facebook profile say about you?! ;) 

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, April 16, 5:35 PM

You do know that, right?

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Free E-book: Free Land in OpenSim

Free E-book: Free Land in OpenSim | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
RT @MariaKorolov: Free E-book: Free Land in OpenSim - Hypergrid Business http://t.co/ndEeffum03 (Newsletter subscription included, but not …
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Check this out! From Hypergrid Business.

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Facebook Offers Surprise Challenge to Google Glass with Oculus Rift Wearable Social Network

Facebook Offers Surprise Challenge to Google Glass with Oculus Rift Wearable Social Network | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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It's satire, folks. ;)

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Is this the world's first 3D printed house?

Is this the world's first 3D printed house? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
China invented printing several centuries before Gutenberg's mechanical press in Germany. Now a Chinese company in Shanghai appears to have stolen a march over Europe in the race to build the world's first 3D printed ...
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Now this is geeky-cool stuff! ;)

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7 Ways the Oculus Rift Could Change Entertainment as We Know It

7 Ways the Oculus Rift Could Change Entertainment as We Know It | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Interactive gaming, entering your favorite TV show, you-are-there porn: here's how the headset will rock your virtual world
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Gotta get mine back out and play with it some more. ;)

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Left to Their Own Smart Devices

Left to Their Own Smart Devices | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Educational institutions should enter the mobile age and embrace the opportunity to be more effective, efficient, and cost sensitive than ever before. The challenge, like with any disruption, is to rethink the system design and utilize new concepts, such as multi-persona, that align with this new age of mobility. Exciting times are ahead for educators.


Via Nik Peachey
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Thanks to Nik Peachey.

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John Rudkin's curator insight, April 16, 3:42 AM

This is a long debated subject.  Just get on with it...... it's happening.

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Left Their Own Smart Devices

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, April 16, 9:28 PM

Brush off your vocabulary, and learn about BYOD. "Granularity" of education consumption, with temporal limits. Some possible solutions to objections about the use of personal technology in the learning space.

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Vast Digital Divide Exists in K-12 Schools

Vast Digital Divide Exists in K-12 Schools | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Schools meeting the federal ConnectED goals have budgets for accessing the Internet that are 450 times larger than those that are not meeting those goals.
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Thanks to John Rovito.

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4 Ways Online Virtual Worlds for Kids can bring families together

4 Ways Online Virtual Worlds for Kids can bring families together | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A lot of time in front of a screen can be unhealthy for relationships, but what if online virtual worlds for kids can help bring the family closer together?
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A different perspective on VWs. 

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Teaching Tools: Using Online Simulations and Games

Teaching Tools: Using Online Simulations and Games | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Students who are passionate gamers can talk a blue streak about the virtual online worlds where they invest their free time and energy. Usually, of course, they get to play only when they're not at sc
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The 9 Skills Students Must Master to Succeed

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The 9 Skills Students Must Master to Succeed ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Teach and tech curated by Luísa Lima (The 9 Skills Students Must Master to Succeed ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | @scoopit
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"Kissing up to the teacher" didn't make the list...? ;)

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MinecraftExperience - Colegios Peterson

MinecraftExperience - Colegios Peterson | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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Next generation wearable technology

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Next generation wearable technology
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“We are working with Google Glass to create a training and simulation environment which is like a virtual world,” she says. “Everyone has been quiet at the moment ...
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Community College Uses Gaming To Bring Real-World Relevance to Courses

Community College Uses Gaming To Bring Real-World Relevance to Courses | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Lambton College is developing a pilot program to test out gaming in six of its courses — including first-year math, electrical circuits, and hair removal — to see if the use of game-playing improves attendance rates and student engagement.
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Hair removal?? ;)

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Google Glass signals a wearables revolution

Google Glass signals a wearables revolution | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Paul Saffo says current Google Glasses are doomed to become eBay collectibles, but not the future ones.
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Thanks to Rydel Freeman. 

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Technology in Education is Classist

Technology in Education is Classist | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A debate between Private School technology and Public School technology is actually a debate between Rich kids technology and Poor kids technology. Is it not? Rich isn't just about money, its also about the luxury of time and the human capacity to prioritize where to invest money and time to get the greatest return for…
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Amazon's Smartphone with 3D Capabilities Revealed

Amazon's Smartphone with 3D Capabilities Revealed | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Recent reports suggest Amazon may be preparing a smartphone with 3D capabilities to compete with Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy handsets. New details from BGR and TechCrunch shed some light on this 3D ...
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Everything's goin' 3D! ;)

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How Zuck met Oculus: Facebook's big bet on virtual reality - Fortune Tech

How Zuck met Oculus: Facebook's big bet on virtual reality - Fortune Tech | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
CEO Brendan Iribe recounts the steps leading up to the $2 billion deal.
Zuckerberg won over Oculus with his vision for virtual reality as the next big platform.

FORTUNE -- Mark Zuckerberg's acquisitions have a formula: They never, ever leak because
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Speakers | Serious Play Conference

Speakers | Serious Play Conference | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

The Serious Play Conference, now in our 4th year, is a leadership conference for professionals who embrace the idea that games can revolutionize learning. Speakers, who come from all parts of the globe, share their experience creating or using games in the corporation, classroom, healthcare institution, government and military and offer tips on how to move game-based education programs ahead.

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Check out the speaker lineup for this year's Serious Play Conference! 

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