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Covering the use of 3D virtual worlds in education but also lots of other geeky-cool school stuff, 3D or not.
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My Favorite Education and Instructional Technology Books (What Are Yours?)

My Favorite Education and Instructional Technology Books (What Are Yours?) | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
These are some of the books that I've found inspiring. Have you read other books about teaching with technology that you really liked? In my continual quest to (My Favorite Education and Instructional Technology Books (What Are Yours?
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Might have a few suggestions. ;)

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Women and Gaming: The Sims and 21st Century Learning: James Paul Gee, Elisabeth R. Hayes

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Hashtags and retweets: using Twitter to aid Community, Communication and Casual (informal) learning

Hashtags and retweets: using Twitter to aid Community, Communication and Casual (informal) learning | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Hashtags and retweets: using Twitter to aid Community, Communication and Casual (informal) learning

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You can never have enough hashtags. ;)

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Virtual World - Onverse 2013

http://bit.ly/v1XViA - Onverse is a free online virtual world full of fun people and cool things to do. Unlike 2D social networks that simply give you a prof...
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Haven't had time to check out Onverse either. Anyone else?

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New Traditional Games for Learning: A Case Book

New Traditional Games for Learning: A Case Book | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A growing interest in the use of games-based approaches for learning has been tempered in many sectors by budget or time constraints associated with the design and development of detailed digital simulations and other high-end approaches.
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Games don't have to be digital...learned that at Serious Play.

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21 st Century Educational Technology and Learni...

21 st Century Educational Technology and Learni... | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
K12 educational transformation through technology (21 st Century Educational Technology and Learning | @scoopit http://t.co/B8c4MgStRy)
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Check out Michael Gorman's blog.

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Awesome Chart for Teachers- Alternatives to Traditional Homework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Chart for Teachers- Alternatives to Traditional Homework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it - Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) Chart for Teachers- Alternatives to Traditional Homework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/LHYTbGlhId via @medkh9 See on educatorstechnology.com (Awesome Chart...
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Now this will make students and teachers happy. ;)

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Top 15 Tools to Showcase Students Creations

Top 15 Tools to Showcase Students Creations | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
"There is nothing much rewarding for students more than giving them the chance to showcase their achievements and creations to others. This is usually done through some publishing platforms like the ones I cited HERE.
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Good for digital portfolios. 

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11 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a Tech Teacher

11 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a Tech Teacher | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
11 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a Tech Teacher

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Interesting. Thanks to Skip Zalneraitis.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, September 11, 2013 9:18 AM

"4. Common sense isn't common."

Truth spoken with love.

Chris Carter's comment, September 11, 2013 10:37 AM
Definitely. Highly readable and informative.
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5 ways Apple's new iPhone 5C, 5S, and iOS 7 will impact your business - VentureBeat

5 ways Apple's new iPhone 5C, 5S, and iOS 7 will impact your business - VentureBeat | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
5 ways Apple's new iPhone 5C, 5S, and iOS 7 will impact your business
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In the example Apple gave, Infinity Blade 3 is able to have much larger virtual worlds, but this could mean many new things for your application.
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No, I'm sticking with my plain ol' iPhone 5, thank you! ;)

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Apps for Multiple Intelligences

Apps for Multiple Intelligences | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Get recommended app lists, webcasts and resources selected by Apple Distinguished Educators. Our recommended apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.

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Thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas.

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Elaine Watkins's curator insight, September 3, 2013 8:39 AM

Some good app ideas here :)

Andrew Aker's curator insight, September 5, 2013 5:55 AM

This site is great for multiplying your multiple intelligences! 

Dean J. Fusto's comment, September 11, 2013 9:24 PM
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New World Notes: Virtual World Vs. Virtual World Network: Raph Koster on SL, Metaplace & the Metaverse (Comment of the Week)

New World Notes: Virtual World Vs. Virtual World Network: Raph Koster on SL, Metaplace & the Metaverse (Comment of the Week) | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Online world pioneer and Metaplace founder Raph Koster came by New World Notes last week to add his comments on the comparison of Metaplace and Second Life to OASIS of Ready Player One and the Metaverse of Snow Crash, a...
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Haven't had time to check out Metaplace. Anyone else?

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Virtual Worlds/Digital Media and its Impact on the Mind

Virtual Worlds/Digital Media and its Impact on the Mind | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The following discussion is based on the video and research of Dr. Bailenson which can be seen here: Affects on the Mind or Psychology: Dr. Bailenson discusses Avatars and the affect of digital med...
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Simply put: They make us even more brilliant. ;)

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Online Instructor Toolkit | Educational Technology

Online Instructor Toolkit | Educational Technology | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Dennis OConnor's List: Online Instructor Toolkit - References for online instructors: time management, course checklist, discussion dynamics (Online Instructor Toolkit | @scoopit via @wiredinstructor http://t.co/cpCZlYMVdq)... (#EdTech #OnlineInstructor...
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This should come in handy.

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Excellent Interactive Graphic on BYOD for Teachers

Excellent Interactive Graphic on BYOD for Teachers | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Gary Pascoe's insight: Exploring BYOD, some thoughts here. (#mmlead #cegsa #edchat #EdTechSA #SACCPA #EDUSHARE Excellent Interactive Graphic on BYOD for Teachers ~ Educati...
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Now the school is talkin' BYOD again. 

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The 10 Biggest Educational Trends (And What Teachers Think) - Edudemic

The 10 Biggest Educational Trends (And What Teachers Think) - Edudemic | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Do you know the ten biggest educational trends making the rounds today? What about how teachers feel about each?
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86% are interested in games! 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 17, 2013 11:49 AM

What teachers did they survey? There would be little evidence of the outcomes in the region I taught in.

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Hola, Ivon! I don't know. They didn't ask me, that's for sure. ;)
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An Online Virtual World Tried to Build Democracy, and Things Got Complicated - The New Republic

An Online Virtual World Tried to Build Democracy, and Things Got Complicated - The New Republic | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
An Online Virtual World Tried to Build Democracy, and Things Got Complicated The New Republic The arrival of the internet brought with it unprecedented means of human connection, and the most extraordinary of all of these can be found within the...
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Interesting piece about Eve Online.

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Are students really being robbed of the right skills to succeed at work?

Are students really being robbed of the right skills to succeed at work? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
HRmagazine.co.uk
Are students really being robbed of the right skills to succeed at work?
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Within a few years, many of today's new recruits will work in remote, virtual, flexible teams.
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PBL works. Start if you're not doing it. keep doing it if you are! 

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The Exciting Field of EduTech: Rife With Innovation

The Exciting Field of EduTech: Rife With Innovation | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The edu tech field, learning via technology, is making great strides with these recent educational technological innovations.
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Check out the Avaz.

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Interesting Guides on How to Use Google Services

Interesting Guides on How to Use Google Services | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Interesting Guides on How to Use Google Services in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on eLanguages curated by KiwiBelma (Interesting Guides on How to Use Google Services in Education ~ Educational Technology and ...
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More useful Google info.

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30 Innovative Ways To Use Google In Education

30 Innovative Ways To Use Google In Education | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
30 Innovative Ways To Use Google In Education (http://t.co/Dn6PyHyFo9 Google search is the most overlooked educational use of Google.
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Google Apps for Education coming up next at our school.

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Designing the Wheel: Built-in Instructional Technology

Designing the Wheel: Built-in Instructional Technology | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
"Key Takeaways > Most faculty members are not taught a systematic process to course design and, despite their subject expertise, might lack background in learning theory.
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A PD seminar for me to teach this year.

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Gamifying Education

Gamifying Education | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Pearltrees lets you collect, organize and share everything you like. (Effects of Video Games on our Brains ?
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I like this.

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Top 10 +1 Instructional Game Design Best Practices « Karl Kapp

Top 10 +1 Instructional Game Design Best Practices « Karl Kapp | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Digital Delights - Avatars, Virtual Worlds, Gamification - Top 10 +1 Instructional Game Design Best Practices http://t.co/kWukkqzcFB
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The 21st century search engines educators must be aware of part1 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 21st century search engines educators must be aware of part1 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The 21st century search engines educators must be aware of part1 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/rLCn240i5i
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Handy list.

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 9, 2013 10:48 AM

Don't pass over a look at Cyclo.ps and Biographicon. These are two underused apps which could change your world! Share!