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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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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 10:05 AM

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

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, October 2, 2013 7:38 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...

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“ EDUCAUSE Review Online” (Designing the Wheel: Built-in Instructional Technology http://t.co/8j2IJ7QUpO)
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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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Should be useful.

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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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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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Interesting stuff.

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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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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 8:49 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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