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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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4 Mistakes That Lead To School Technology Graveyards

4 Mistakes That Lead To School Technology Graveyards | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
4 Mistakes That Lead To School Technology Graveyards
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Teresa Barclay's curator insight, April 12, 11:41 PM

I even have these mistakes in my home...but not for too much longer.

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Virtual reality trip 'future of planning holidays'

Virtual reality trip 'future of planning holidays' | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Virtual reality trip 'future of planning holidays' Scotsman This is how it's going to be, this is what you will see.” Virtual reality headset Oculus Rift already allows users to enter 3D virtual worlds, and as part of the demonstration a virtual...
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VR will make for the ulitmate STAYcation! ;)

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S.E.L.F.I.E. mirror takes your pic and puts it on Twitter

S.E.L.F.I.E. mirror takes your pic and puts it on Twitter | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Anyone who has an account on a social network like Facebook or twitter knows that a huge portion of the content you see ...
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Is it too early to start Xmas shopping? ;) 

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Young builders exercise creative minds, social skills through virtual worlds

Young builders exercise creative minds, social skills through virtual worlds | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Young builders exercise creative minds, social skills through virtual worlds
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Young builders exercise creative minds, social skills through virtual worlds. by ANNISE CELANO Reporter.
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Case Study: How Wikipedia has changed Education

Case Study: How Wikipedia has changed Education | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The Internet has changed the modern Education tremendously and with the growing and increasing users daily, its becoming difficult to look out for nice colleges and study and therefore many choose to study online.
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321 Free Tools for Teachers

321 Free Tools for Teachers | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Would you be interested in the ultimate list of free tools for teachers? At the following post you will found 321 Free Tools for Teachers separated in 18 educational technology categories. Enjoy!
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Impressive list! 

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Games Based Learning – Making it Happen

How can teachers ensure that their investment in games based learning (GBL) delivers desired learning outcomes? This article looks at five aspects of GBL that ought to be considered when introducing GBL into the ...
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Google Vice President Talks Old, New Technology at ATEC Lecture

Google Vice President Talks Old, New Technology at ATEC Lecture | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
University of Texas at Dallas (press release) Google Vice President Talks Old, New Technology at ATEC Lecture University of Texas at Dallas (press release) He offered thoughtful observations and expressed encouragement on the genuine need for...
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7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams |...

7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams |... | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
"Through the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page I recently received a request for some suggested online chart creation tools..." (Really like the Lucidchart tool.
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Now it's time to make some infographics! ;)

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Lucidchart is an easy tool to use to create flowcharts, mindmaps, and graphic organizers. Lucidchart offers a simple drag and drop interface for creating flow charts, organizational charts, mind maps, and other types of diagrams. To create with Lucidchart just select elements from the menus and drag them to the canvas.

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Tetris in the sky: Gamers play on Philly building

Tetris in the sky: Gamers play on Philly building | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Robinson, 30, was among the hundreds of Tetris fans who had a little fun Saturday with a big version of the classic video game on the side of the 29-story Cira Centre in downtown Philadelphia. The hundreds of LED lights embedded in the building's glass facade normally display colorful patterns. On Saturday night, images of supersized shapes "fell" on two sides of the mirrored tower as competitors used joysticks to maneuver them, creating a spectacle against the night sky that organizers hoped inspired onlookers and players to think about the possibilities of technology. Lee, a game designer who oversaw creation of the giant display, said putting it on an office building was like making a huge virtual campfire.
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Now this is geeky-cool stuff. ;)

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, April 6, 6:54 PM

Just Wow! Wonder if ISTE 2015 can set this up for the conference in Philly? Can you imagine the social media geekiness for that night?!

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How Google Fumbled Glass — and How to Save It

How Google Fumbled Glass — and How to Save It | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Google Glass has an image problem, with bad press and privacy concerns taking hold of the narrative. But Google can still save its unusual wearable gadget.
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Lots of interesting comments pro and con. I still love mine. ;)

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Discontinued Windows XP Still No. 2 Desktop OS After Windows7

Discontinued Windows XP Still No. 2 Desktop OS After Windows7 | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
On the eve of Microsoft's BUILD developer conference, Statcounter has published a snapshot of the challenge that Microsoft faces to get its users to adopt..
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XP is still #2?! Windows 8 user I know says he wants the "Back to 7" switch! ;)

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Splendor of Cambodia's Angkor goes global with Google project

Splendor of Cambodia's Angkor goes global with Google project | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Google Maps has added Cambodia's ancient temples of Angkor to its World Wonders Project.
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Check this out...almost like being there. ;)

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The irresistible urge for students to talk

The irresistible urge for students to talk | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
From Academica Top Ten, Friday April 11, 2014 " MOOCs go bricks and mortarMassive open online courses (MOOCs) have become increasingly popular in countries around the globe, with Coursera alone registering more than 7 million users – more than the...
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With an SL MOOC, you can talk! SLMOOC14 is in progress! https://docs.google.com/a/cag.edu.gt/document/d/1JX90u3hYXvMeQtKErwAcEHAgIwNnPF5RgaCToNijnHA/edit

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Virtual reality opens London Marathon to all

Virtual reality opens London Marathon to all | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The Guardian Virtual reality opens London Marathon to all GMA News "You're virtually there" is a common shout of encouragement to ailing runners in the London marathon, but thanks to a new "interactive 3D experience" athletes the world over will be...
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Virtual Reality Goes To Work

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Virtual reality (VR) has long been full of promise, but mass-market immersive experiences, such as that offered with Google Glass, trade in augmented reality, not virtual reality.
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Augmented or virtual? How about both?

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40 Ways Education Technology Will Be Used In The Future

40 Ways Education Technology Will Be Used In The Future | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
What will classrooms look like in the year 2040? What will be the biggest and most popular teaching tools? A dazzling (but potentially controversial) visualization maps out what's coming to education in the future.
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More geeky-cool stuff. ;)

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Rosedale: Virtual future will be a cross between Skype and Web

Rosedale: Virtual future will be a cross between Skype and Web | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Hypergrid Business Rosedale: Virtual future will be a cross between Skype and Web Hypergrid Business “At the end of the day, the virtual world of the future, as it takes its next leap, is going to be an inter-network of virtual worlds.” If it...
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Video Games Can Be Educational — Really!

Video Games Can Be Educational — Really! | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A Texas teacher explains how students’ love of gaming can be leveraged to teach in-demand skills.
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You tell 'em! 

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Video-game news: New research shows online gamers are social beings

Video-game news: New research shows online gamers are social beings | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Video-game news: New research shows online gamers are social beings Sacramento Bee The abstract read:"As research on virtual worlds gains increasing attention in educational, commercial, and military domains, a consideration of how player...
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Reality check on Facebook's Oculus shift - CNET

Reality check on Facebook's Oculus shift - CNET | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Reality check on Facebook's Oculus shift
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Facebook, meanwhile, is already virtual reality in its own way. Today's Facebook interactions may not have much 3D navigation associated with them, but Facebook is definitely a world unto itself.
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The Best Web-based Audio Recording and Editing Tools

The Best Web-based Audio Recording and Editing Tools | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The Best Web-based Audio Recording and Editing Tools for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Technology Resources for K-12 Education curated by Anna Hu (RT @GridJumper: The Best Web-based Audio Recording and Editing...
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Pebble Sold 400,000 Smartwatches in 2013

Pebble Sold 400,000 Smartwatches in 2013 | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Pebble is definitely proving the smartwatch market is growing. The company sold 400,000 devices last year, snagging somewhere around $60 million in revenue. And in 2014, the com...
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Little surprised Apple didn't get there first. ;)

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Gamification Engages Job Candidates Beyond Their Resumes

Gamification Engages Job Candidates Beyond Their Resumes | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
You likely don't think of gaming when you think of searching for a new job; but gamification is a burgeoning trend in some companies' hiring process.
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I don't know if I'd play a game during the interview, though. ;)

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, April 6, 6:49 PM

It will be interesting to see where this goes. I do like the idea of researching your potential employer's needs and working on solutions to work into your answers at a job interview.

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Was Windows 8 a Mistake? Microsoft Seems to Think So

Was Windows 8 a Mistake? Microsoft Seems to Think So | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Microsoft showed off the future of Windows this week at its 2014 Build developer conference, and it looks a lot like Windows 7.
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Wish they'd asked me if a touch tablet should have the same interface as a laptop/desktop. ;)

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