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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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Flow Chart on Teacher Confidence in Technology Use

Flow Chart on Teacher Confidence in Technology Use | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Interesting Flow Chart on Teacher Confidence in Use of Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Aprendiendo a Distancia curated by Alfredo Calderon (Interesting Flow Chart on Teacher Confidence in...
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Is educational technology more important than teachers?

Is educational technology more important than teachers? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Is educational technology more important than teachers? (Is educational technology more important than Teachers? http://t.co/KSHuzwMk8p)
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This should get some discussion started. ;)

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21st Century Learning & Teaching

21st Century Learning & Teaching | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
3 Awesome Visuals on Today's Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning (3 Awesome Visuals on Today's Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/gK5CG0tbDg)...
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2014's gonna be another great year for infographics! 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 6, 12:56 PM

Yet, I have walked past classrooms with the tech guru of the school sitting at his desk, using his laptop, the lights off and using the LCD projector to deliver the lesson of Math worksheets. Active learning is essential for all learners.

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The Future: What 32 EdLeaders Are Excited About

The Future: What 32 EdLeaders Are Excited About | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
With two historic shift under way simultaneously--the adoption of high common college and career ready standards, and the shift to personal digital learning--we asked 32 education leaders what they were excited about.
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Interesting stuff.

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Educational Hash Tags

Educational Hash Tags | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Whole lotta hashtags! ;)

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Educational Hashtag Central. ;)

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Deborah Banker's curator insight, January 6, 10:31 AM

Still trying to figure out this whole hashtag thing......

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Teachers Easy Tools to Create Their Own Apps

Teachers Easy Tools to Create Their Own Apps | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Teachers Easy Tools to Create Their Own Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Edulateral curated by Pedro Ramalho (Teachers Easy Tools to Create Their Own Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | @scoopit
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Make creating an app your New Year's resolution! ;)

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A Simple Guide for Teachers to Create eBooks on iPad

A Simple Guide for Teachers to Create eBooks on iPad | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A Simple Guide for Teachers to Create eBooks on iPad using iBook Author ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on iPad Lessons curated by Lisa Johnson  (A Simple Guide for Teachers to Create eBooks on iPad using iBook Author ~ Educational...
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iBooks works on my laptop now. Author next? 

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Ways to Use Technology to Engage With Parents

Ways to Use Technology to Engage With Parents | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Technology can be introduced in classrooms to develop a better connection, interaction and communication between students, teachers and parents.
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The Last Frontier for many schools. ;)

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Add Your Server - Top50Servers

Add Your Server - Top50Servers | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Listing the best free to play online servers for all listed server games. (@Minecraft #free 1 month of Premium membership to #minecraft server owners!
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This should come in handy.

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Why Are Girls Not Pursuing Computer Science Degrees? - Edudemic

Why Are Girls Not Pursuing Computer Science Degrees? - Edudemic | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Why don't more girls pursue technology careers, become scientists, or become computer scientists? They seem to be self-restraining from computer science degrees and more.
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Something we need to change.

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Scott Turner's curator insight, January 3, 12:38 PM
Nice infographic
Scott Holcomb's curator insight, January 3, 3:37 PM

Near and dear to me!

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Reasons Why Facebook is Revolutionizing Education

Reasons Why Facebook is Revolutionizing Education | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Reasons Why Facebook is Revolutionizing Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Education Adds curated by Agron S.
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14 Technology Concepts Every Teacher should Know

14 Technology Concepts Every Teacher should Know | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Vance Stevens's insight: You're tending towards multiliterate the more familiar you are with these 14 concepts:1 - Adaptive Learning2 - Virtual Classroom3 - MOOCS4 - Synchronous Vs Asynchronous Learning5 - Blended Learning6 - Flipped Classroom7 -...
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Handy list.

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10 Ed Tech Stories of 2013

10 Ed Tech Stories of 2013 | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The most popular stories of the year on the Center for Digital Education's website.
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The "Maker Movement" is particularly interesting. 

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Stages of Educational Technology Integration

Stages of Educational Technology Integration | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The Stages of Educational Technology Integration Infographic shows a framework that can help educators fully integrate technology in the learning process.
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I'm creating a folder just for infographics. ;)

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Flat Connections: Connect, Collaborate, Change

Flat Connections: Connect, Collaborate, Change | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Global Youth Debates is a global collaborative project created around research and formal debating. It uses Web 2.0 tools to connect, communicate and debate across the world. Global Youth Debates aims to connect schools, teachers and students globally to learn more about the world, with the world. 

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Check this out! 

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10 Steps to Successful Educational Technology Plan

10 Steps to Successful Educational Technology Plan | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A successful educational technology program should be optimized and affordable and should be developed keeping in view the future needs of modern day students.
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Teaching App Building

Teaching App Building | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
"App building is no longer as complicated as it used to be. You don't need to be a code developer to do it. Several online platforms offer the tools and know-how for you to embark on your own app-building experience ..." © (#edchat Educational Tech.
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Geeky-cool stuff! 

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Gord Holden's curator insight, January 6, 12:26 PM

This is of course where everything is going. I think education as a whole will need to be increasingly cautious about preparing students for careers that will not exist 5 years from now. 

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An Awesome Visual Explanation of Competency Based Education

An Awesome Visual Explanation of Competency Based Education | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
An Awesome Visual Explanation of Competency Based Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Edulateral curated by Pedro Ramalho (An Awesome Visual Explanation of Competency Based Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Lear...
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A Great Guide on Teaching Students about Digital Footprint

A Great Guide on Teaching Students about Digital Footprint | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Have you ever Googled yourself ? Have you ever checked your virtual identity? Do you know that you leave a digital footprint every time you get online?
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You'll like this.

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Teachers Were Never The Problem

Teachers Were Never The Problem | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Poverty still lies at the root of the U.S. 'education crisis.'
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Thanks to Sharon Duffy Eilts.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 4, 7:07 PM

Teachers are still not the problem. In Canada, poverty plays a substantial role.

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How Can Developers Make Meaningful Learning Games for Classrooms?

How Can Developers Make Meaningful Learning Games for Classrooms? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
As game developers look at a complicated education marketplace studded with persistent challenges, a few guidelines have begun to emerge to help make it easier for teachers to use and see value in educational games.
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Is 2014 the year of virtual reality?

Is 2014 the year of virtual reality? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Is 2014 the year of virtual reality? Eurogamer.net What would previously have been a simple 3D environment navigated on a 2D monitor becomes an actual place, and while your nerve endings are telling you that you're sat in a chair with a controller...
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I say YES! ;)

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7 Signs Your School Needs A Technology Makeover - Edudemic

7 Signs Your School Needs A Technology Makeover - Edudemic | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Sometimes, our really slow computers or lack of resources really make us wish for a technology makeover.
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Thanks to Rob Furman.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Twenty Educational Games About Marine Life

Free Technology for Teachers: Twenty Educational Games About Marine Life | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Free Technology for Teachers: Twenty Educational Games About Marine Life http://t.co/qHRu4Wuk1Q
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About marine life...cool. 

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The Potential of Educational Technology in Higher Ed

The Potential of Educational Technology in Higher Ed | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The Potential of EdTech in Higher Education Infographic explores the potential of innovative technologies to expand access to higher education in America. (The Potential of Educational Technology in High...
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Great infographic! 

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