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3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology
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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Study: pretending to be Voldemort could increase your villainous behaviour

Study: pretending to be Voldemort could increase your villainous behaviour | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Study: pretending to be Voldemort could increase your villainous behaviour Wired.co.uk "Our results indicate that just five minutes of role-play in virtual environments as either a hero or villain can easily cause people to reward or punish...
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Or it could just increase the odds of getting your butt kicked. ;)

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Asil's curator insight, February 15, 4:12 PM

Yoon and Vargas claim. "People are prone to be unaware of the influence of their virtual representations on their behavioural responses."

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Virtual reality helps train US Navy service members in San Diego

Virtual reality helps train US Navy service members in San Diego | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Virtual reality helps train US Navy service members in San Diego
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Friday at Naval Medical Center San Diego, officials introduced the Virtual Reality Medical Simulation project.
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Geeky-cool stuff! 

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Snow Day? That’s Great. Now Log In. Get to Class.

Snow Day? That’s Great. Now Log In. Get to Class. | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Public schools around the country are exploring whether they can use virtual learning as a practical solution to unpredictable weather, effectively transforming the traditional snow day into a day of instruction.
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No more snow days?! Gee, thanks, technology! ;)

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2014 NMC Horizon Project Wiki-Thon - YouTube

2014 NMC Horizon Project Wiki-Thon - YouTube | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

http://go.nmc.org/nominate Calling all you edtech dreamers and doers — this one is for you! Over the 12-year run of the NMC Horizon Project, our constantly evolving list of technologies, trends, and challenges have sparked important discussions about the future of learning among educators, students, administrators, and other key stakeholders. For every Horizon Project cycle, an international advisory board of education experts uses this list as their starting point to determine the content of each Horizon Report edition. While our current list is pretty solid, we know that you might have some great suggestions to expand it.

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Here´s the NMC Horizon Project Wiki-Thon video! 

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Next-Generation Virtual Environment Manager

Next-Generation Virtual Environment Manager | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
New Solution Provides Greater Ease of Use, Flexibility for Virtual Environment Producers, Partners and Content Creators SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – November 12, 2013 – ON24, the global leader in webcasting and virtual communication solutions, today announced the release of the next-generation Virtual Environment Manager (VEM), a new HTML-enabled back-end application for managing virtual environments such …
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Love is in the air this month on OpenSim

It’s the time of the year again, the time when lonely people all over the world feel even worse about ...
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Have a Virtual Valentine's Day! ;)

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Why Human-Computer Teams Hold the Most Promise for the Future

Why Human-Computer Teams Hold the Most Promise for the Future | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Why Human-Computer Teams Hold the Most Promise for the Future Wired [“Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience,” New York Times, 28 December 2013] Computer systems that run programs capable of learning (either from their own mistakes or from...
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A closer look at Sony's virtual reality intentions with the PlayStation 4

A closer look at Sony's virtual reality intentions with the PlayStation 4 | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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A closer look at Sony's virtual reality intentions with the PlayStation 4
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The video above shows how an Oculus Rift, a Wiimote, and an omnidirectional treadmill can work together to make Skyrim even more immersive.
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That reminds me...PS4 controllers work with Macs.

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5 Things You Should Know About 3D Printing

5 Things You Should Know About 3D Printing | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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5 Things You Should Know About 3D Printing
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The future we've dreamed about is just one step closer with the growing popularity of the 3D printer.
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'Education technology fears may retard change'

'Education technology fears may retard change' | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

'Education technology fears may retard change' University World News Not enough is being done to allay the fears of education professionals who see developments in education technology as intimidating, the chancellor of the Open University has...

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*Sigh* What year is this? ;)

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10 Of The Best Tools For Creating Infographics

10 Of The Best Tools For Creating Infographics | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The invention of fire and the wheel – nice. But from the first cave paintings to the beginnings of logographs, and then of course the alphabet, human achievement has been tied closely with how we put our thoughts across. Come to think of it, we are still learning how to communicate. Twitter and Facebook are…
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Now I want to make one of my own. Looks like Visual.ly is the best.

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Alexina's curator insight, February 7, 10:16 AM

This is article is very useful. I have been meaning to research how to created an infographic and had no idea there are so many tools.

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Oculus Rift: Why are brands getting very excited by its potential?

Oculus Rift: Why are brands getting very excited by its potential? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Oculus Rift: what is it, and why are brands getting very excited by its potential?
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Well, succinctly, it's a new and vastly improved breed of virtual reality (VR) that can put people directly into a fully 3D, fully 360 degrees virtual world.
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Because it's so darn geeky-cool. ;)

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Why Educators Should Spend 15 Minutes a Day on Social Media

Why Educators Should Spend 15 Minutes a Day on Social Media | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
RT @mccoyderek: Why Educators Should Spend 15 Minutes a Day on Social Media « Educational Technology http://t.co/sHB1iFQi #edadmin #ncad ... (Why Educators Should Spend 15 Minutes a Day on Social Media « Educ...
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Only 15 minutes?! ;)

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The 8 Essential Elements of Project Based Learning

The 8 Essential Elements of Project Based Learning | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The 8 Essential Elements of Project Based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Teaching in the XXI century curated by João Greno Brogueira (The 8 Essential Elements of Project Based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile ...
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Bonner-Prendie High holds virtual school day

Bonner-Prendie High holds virtual school day | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
ANOTHER severe snowstorm, another day of missed instruction. Repeat. The pattern this winter has been unbearable, especially for school administrators. Officials at Monsignor Bonner-Archbishop...
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So it took bad weather to sell online learning! Well, whatever it takes! ;)

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How to mod Minecraft: the Youth Digital course for kids

How to mod Minecraft: the Youth Digital course for kids | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The Youth Digital Mod 1 course is teaching my son how to mod minecraft. He loves it and is using Java at the same time. This is my review.

Via Skip Zalneraitis
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Check this out! Thanks to Skip Zalneraitis. 

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2014 Horizon Project Wiki-Thon | The New Media Consortium

2014 Horizon Project Wiki-Thon | The New Media Consortium | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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Check it out! I´ll be participating. 

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The Future Of Online Education

The Future Of Online Education | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: This interview is one in a series produced by the Skoll World Forum with the participation of today’s leading thinkers and innovators in education.  All of the contributors represent projects that have won WISE Awards, which recognize innovative solutions in overcoming barriers to education. This series aims to shed light on those projects [...]
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Good stuff: online learning, open content, etc.

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Introduction to Kitely Market The Metaverse Marketplace

The Kitely Market is designed to help join all Hypergrid-connected grids into one viable ecosystem; finally creating a critical mass of content, merchants an...
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Considering Kitely for the next school's grid.

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Virtual classroom could improve care

Virtual classroom could improve care | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Virtual classroom could improve care Truro Daily News The foundation has provided $200,000 in funding to help the authority develop a virtual campus classroom for medical education allowing students and residents to remotely participate in...
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Now this is geeky-cool stuff! 

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7 instructional design tips for virtual classrooms

7 instructional design tips for virtual classrooms | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Roger Courville's blog on the art of webinars, webcasts, and virtual classrooms (7 instructional design tips for virtual classrooms | The Virtual Presenter | @scoopit via @schmistef http://t.co/ZltQTP5qVT)...
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A geek’s guide to Valentine’s day

A geek’s guide to Valentine’s day | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
How might a geek love thee? Let geeks me count the ways. Gamer nerds and fandom freaks attack our annual holiday of love, aka St. Valentine’s Day, in all of these ways: With precision. With stealth. With insane attention to detailWith a sense of adventure. With e take time to woo our lovers with elaborate plans and flow charts. Here are some tips for going out, staying in, and gifts.
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A little weird but very funny. ;)

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11 Signs That Technology Is A Key Part Of Education - Edudemic

11 Signs That Technology Is A Key Part Of Education - Edudemic | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The current trend of education technology is nothing to sneeze at. There are iPads and Android devices popping up in classrooms around the world.
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Zoraini Wati Abas's curator insight, February 7, 10:20 AM

Isn't it obvious yet?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 7, 1:23 PM

I agree that tools are important and I guess by technology we mean digital which are also important. It is not the tool. It is the way it is chosen. Is it the right tool for this context, this person, this group, this moment, etc? There has to be certain mindfulness involved that is not always evident.

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5 Secrets For Smarter Education Technology Integration

5 Secrets For Smarter Education Technology Integration | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
“ With instructional strategies, data collection, curricular planning, personal communication, and classroom management to consider, where technology fits in to a teacher’s workday isn’t obvious—especially a…” (5 Secrets For Smarter Education...
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Colleges Sharpen the Educational Experience with Classroom Technology

Colleges Sharpen the Educational Experience with Classroom Technology | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Technology brings the arts, sciences and humanities to life on campus.
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The 2014 NMC Higher Ed Horizon Report is out: http://www.nmc.org/publications/2014-horizon-report-higher-ed

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