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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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Educational technology: The evolution

Educational technology: The evolution | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
As textbooks are being replaced by digital readers, take a look at the evolution of educational technology—from pencil pads to iPads. Check out this infographic to learn more.
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Winner: Geeky-Cool Infographic of the Week. ;)

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Angie Mc's curator insight, September 27, 2013 9:17 PM

Interesting Infographic

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Awesome Visual on How to Use Google Drive with Students

Awesome Visual on How to Use Google Drive with Students | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Awesome Visual on How to Use Google Drive with Students http://t.co/5yLTWNMjRa #edtech (Awesome Visual on How to Use Google Drive with Students ~ EdTechnology and Mobile Lea...
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I need a Scoop.it page just for cool infographics! ;)

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News: World of Warcraft film adaptation may star Colin Farrell

News: World of Warcraft film adaptation may star Colin Farrell | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
World of Warcraft: Colin Farrell is tipped for a leading role in a forthcoming film adaptation of World of Warcraft, sources claim.
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Now this is gonna be geeky-cool. ;)

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5 Wonderful Twitter Cheat Sheets for Teachers a...

5 Wonderful Twitter Cheat Sheets for Teachers a... | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Will Gourley's insight: Easy to follow graphics that will make an impact for this medium in the minds of teachers and students of all ages.
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To tweet or not to tweet...

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The Complete Evolution of Apple's iOS in One GIF

The Complete Evolution of Apple's iOS in One GIF | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
See just how much Apple's iOS has evolved since the original six years ago in this fascinating GIF.
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Still don't recognize my iPhone/Pad with iOS 7. ;)

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Asil's comment, September 22, 2013 2:26 PM
The .gif speed is too fast for me. Like the idea, though.
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Hands-On with Oculus Rift: Virtual Reality Is Almost Here, Finally

Hands-On with Oculus Rift: Virtual Reality Is Almost Here, Finally | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
I’m old enough that I’ve had my heart broken by virtual reality before. In 1992 I waited on line for forty-five minutes for a chance to play Dactyl Nightmare. I’ll never have that time back.
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Almost afraid to jinx it...but my OR is on its way. Now if it can just get through the Mexican shipping process! ;)

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Explanation of Blended Learning Infographic~ Ed...

Explanation of Blended Learning Infographic~ Ed... | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Below is an interesting infographic I have just received from one of my readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning following the posting of : 4 great graphics on Blended Learning.
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The great infographics just keep on comin'.

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Jan Zanetis's curator insight, September 21, 2013 1:05 PM

This infographic makes a lot of sense. Blended is often so blurry in WHAT it IS!

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, October 2, 2013 10:38 PM

Continuing my love affair with infographics. - this is a clear vision of the definition of blended learning.

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Access all Google Services in a place with Black Menu for Google

Access all Google Services in a place with Black Menu for Google | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Google Services are very essential to our everyday activities on the internet, Black Menu for Google is an extension that contains all Google services......
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Folks should find this useful.

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Designing the Wheel: Built-in Instructional Tec...

Designing the Wheel: Built-in Instructional Tec... | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
“ EDUCAUSE Review Online” (Designing the Wheel: Built-in Instructional Technology http://t.co/8j2IJ7QUpO)
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I like this.

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The Top 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for iPad

The Top 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for iPad | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The Top 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for The iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on EDUCACIÓN 3.0 - EDUCATION 3.0 curated by Javier Sánchez Bolado (The Top 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for The iPad ~ Educational Technology...
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Want to get more of our teachers into digital storytelling.

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A Comprehensive Guide for Effective Use of iPads in Teaching

A Comprehensive Guide for Effective Use of iPads in Teaching | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A Comprehensive Guide for Effective Use of iPad in Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Technology & mobile curated by Yehuda Peled (A Comprehensive Guide for Effective Use of iPad in Teaching ~ Educational Technology & Mobile...
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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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Google In the Classroom

Google In the Classroom | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Has your school gone Google? Even if they haven't Google has a lot to offer educators and students. Come learn how!
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Slowly but surely we are "going Google." 

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What are the four phases of application in educational technology?

What are the four phases of application in educational technology? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
What are the four phases of application in educational technology? (What are the four phases of application in educational technology?
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Social Bookmarking Explained for Teachers ~ Edu...

Social Bookmarking Explained for Teachers ~ Edu... | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
"Social bookmarking is a new concept that has seen the light with the emergence of bookmarking services like the ones I cited below.Semantically speaking, ' social bookmarking' is made up of the the term " social " which is related to society and...
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Top Ten Virtual Worlds For Girls for 2013

http://girlsvirtualworlds.com Top ten Virtual Worlds for Girls 2013 as voted by you at Virtual Worlds For Girls on FB and Youtube.
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Check this out.

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AGK App Game Kit V2

AGK App Game Kit V2 | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
App Game Kit is a game creation system for mobile cross platform development. Write once, deploy everywhere
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Another Kickstarter project, coming soon! 

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Gallery - 3Doodler

Gallery - 3Doodler | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

We wanted to design a 3D printing device that could be used within minutes, without needing any technical knowledge, software or computers. We also wanted it to be affordable as well as fun, so that anyone could 3Doodle! 

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I'm a Kickstarter so I'll be one of the first to get one! Matter of months now.

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What will be the impact of virtual schools and technology on brick and mortar ... - Greenville Daily News

What will be the impact of virtual schools and technology on brick and mortar ... - Greenville Daily News | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
What will be the impact of virtual schools and technology on brick and mortar ...
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There are numerous interpretations of what that means and how it will impact traditional schools.
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Employers and Community-College Students Aren't Sold on Online Degrees, Survey Finds

Employers and Community-College Students Aren't Sold on Online Degrees, Survey Finds | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Public Agenda, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that focuses on education, health care, and energy, conducted a survey of more than 600 employers in four major cities and found that 56 percent of the employers preferred an applicant with a traditional degree from an average college to one with an online degree from a top institution. Only 17 percent said they would prefer an applicant with an online degree.

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*Sigh* We're still not quite there yet. 

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Adventures in Educational Technology: Thoughts on PD/TI

Adventures in Educational Technology: Thoughts on PD/TI | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
I just added a post.Thoughts on Professional Development and Technology Integration http://t.co/QJlFmMOHsd (Adventures in Educational Technology: Thoughts on Professional Development and Technology| @scoopit via @DeanBenko
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More students taking online courses - The Herald Argus

More students taking online courses - The Herald Argus | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
More students taking online courses The Herald Argus During a meeting of the La Porte Community School Board, Janie Ulmer, the virtual learning coordinator for La Porte Community Schools, said the program went from hosting seven students in three...
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Got our first online course underway! 

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E-Learning: Tips for Student Success

E-Learning: Tips for Student Success | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Two schools share what tools they use to improve student engagement and commitment in their distance learning programs. (Two schools share what tools they use to improve student engagement and commitment in their distance learning p...
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Some handy tips.

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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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