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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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Google's Professional Development Resources for Teachers

Google's Professional Development Resources for Teachers | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Google's Professional Development Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/CFr9QxiVzM via @medkh9 (Google's Professional Development Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology | @scoopit via @eddebainbridge...
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Back-to-school time, virtually, for Indiana Connections Academy - Post-Tribune

Back-to-school time, virtually, for Indiana Connections Academy - Post-Tribune | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Back-to-school time, virtually, for Indiana Connections Academy Post-Tribune In 2011, Bergin pulled her boys from their classrooms at Fieler Elementary and signed them up for the Indiana Connections Academy, a virtual charter school where students...
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Game for science - Virtual world devoted to science

Game for science - Virtual world devoted to science | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Discover GAME FOR SCIENCE: A free multiplayer virtual world entirely dedicated to science.
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Whoa! Why hadn't I heard of this before? Gotta check it out.

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A must Have Classroom Poster about Facebook bullying

A must Have Classroom Poster about Facebook bullying | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A must Have Classroom Poster about Facebook bullying ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Facebook…et ses techniques curated by Johnny E. Ramos Ch.
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Now we need one for adults on how to deal with trolls! ;)

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Why Gamification Is Winning Points on Campus

Why Gamification Is Winning Points on Campus | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Higher ed gaming labs like Rochester Institute of Technology’s MAGIC center are expanding gamification’s possibilities.
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games-ED: games based learning | Teaching Onlin...

games-ED: games based learning | Teaching Onlin... | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
games-ED.co.uk delivers games based learning to primary & secondary schools and further & higher education establishments. Our learning games have been specifically designed for education use and are played by the whole class.
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7 Things Teachers Need to Know about The Relation between The Brain and Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Things Teachers Need to Know about The Relation between The Brain and Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
7 Things Teachers Need to Know about The Relation between The Brain and Learning ~ Educational Technology & Learning http://t.co/hwrNyUpmb6
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20 Computer Free Game-Based and Gamification Resources

20 Computer Free Game-Based and Gamification Resources | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
RT @PaulLadley: New post: 20 Computer Free Games Based Learning and Gamification Resources http://t.co/eZhV4MVpzS #gbl #gamification #teach… (RT @sego08: 20 Computer Free Games Based Learning and #Gamification Resources | @scoopit via @dwdeeds
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games-based-learning blog: 20 Computer Free Games Based Learning and Gamification Resources

games-based-learning blog: 20 Computer Free Games Based Learning and Gamification Resources | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
RT @PaulLadley: New post: 20 Computer Free Games Based Learning and Gamification Resources http://t.co/eZhV4MVpzS #gbl #gamification #teach…
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Second Life Affiliate Program | Second Life

Second Life Affiliate Program | Second Life | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Earn money by featuring Second Life on your site! Sign up to be an affiliate.
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10 Truths About Educational Technology

10 Truths About Educational Technology | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
"Kids are generally very fast tech learners, indeed, but they don’t come to your room knowing as much as some would assert." (10 Truths About Educational Technology | Amplify | @scoopit via @eddebainbridge http://t.co/r9CZxx6dNS)...
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Scared? You needn't be - Telegraph.co.uk

Scared? You needn't be - Telegraph.co.uk | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Scared? You needn't be
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Fear, you see, is a learning process – and if you want to treat it, you have to unlearn it. ...
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Interesting info on using 3D technology for therapy.

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Twitter for Teachers- Excellent Short Guide

Twitter for Teachers- Excellent Short Guide | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Twitter for Teachers- Excellent Short Guide ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Digital Technologies for Teachers and Career Practitioners curated by Dr Peter Carey (Twitter for Teachers- Excellent Short Guide ~ Educational Technology ...
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Should be able to use this for PD next year.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 77 Educational Games

Free Technology for Teachers: 77 Educational Games | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Free Technology for Teachers: 77 Educational Games and Game Builders on hobbitlibrarianscoops curated by Jenn Alevy (Free Technology for Teachers: 77 Educational Games and Game Builders | @scoopit via @poochiesan24
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Geeky-cool list.

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10 Google Plus Educators Every Teacher should Follow ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Google Plus Educators Every Teacher should Follow ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
10 Google Plus Educators Every Teacher should Follow ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/XqRc5WNc4e via @medkh9
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Wish they'd change the Google Certified Teacher program so that it's all online.

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Kitely Market Featured Merchants

Kitely Market Featured Merchants | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Kitely Market is a virtual goods marketplace that will create a unified market out of the separate grids that make up the Hypergrid metaverse. This will enable content creators to make serious money, while setting up only one store.
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Now this is a geeky-cool idea! 

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Trends in Educational Technology

Trends in Educational Technology | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
I know, too many buzzwords flying around. So, how do you keep up with all the terminology and make sure you're not missing out on trends that *might* have a positive impact in your learning program...
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I'm running out of room on my walls with all these infographics! ;)

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Deborah Banker's curator insight, August 11, 2013 2:06 PM

Helpful

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Useful infographic that explains briefly many of the technology buzz words that relate to modern day educational thoguht and practice.

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3D immersive virtual worlds in higher education: an Australian and New Zealand scoping study

3D immersive virtual worlds in higher education: an Australian and New Zealand scoping study | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
3D immersive virtual worlds in higher education: an Australian and New Zealand scoping study Delgamo, Barney; Lee, Mark J. W.; Carlson, Lauren; Gregory, Sueand Tynan, Belinda(2010). 3D immersive virtu...
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Deborah Banker's comment, August 10, 2013 2:22 PM
Nice, nice report!!
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10 Trendy Concepts in Educational Technology Every Teacher Should Know

10 Trendy Concepts in Educational Technology Every Teacher Should Know | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
10 Trendy Concepts in Educational Technology Every Teacher should Know about on Technology in Education curated by Yasemin Allsop (10 Trendy Concepts in Educational Technology Every Teacher should Know about | @scoopit
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Good to know I'm so trendy! ;)

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Education Technology Market Forecasts And Analysis 2013 To 2018 ...

Education Technology Market Forecasts And Analysis 2013 To 2018 ... | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The following article is from one of our external contributors. It does not represent the opinion of Benzinga and has not been edited. Teachers are now considered to be the facilitators of education, offering a more detailed ...
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5 Video Game Myths Debunked ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Video Game Myths Debunked ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Good read. | 5 Video Game Myths Debunked ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/ykz9lIszQ8 #edtech #edchat
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | @scoopit http://t.co/AVnFHynRdB)...
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NAIS - National Association of Independent Schools

NAIS - National Association of Independent Schools | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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Will be participating in two NAIS Challenge 20/20 Projects next year! 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 6, 2013 1:02 PM

Public education needs to consider its role in light of growth in other school sectors.

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3 Awesome Stories Featuring What Learning Might...

3 Awesome Stories Featuring What Learning Might... | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
3 Awesome Stories Featuring What Learning Might Look Like in the Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on In 2020 who knows curated by Yehuda Peled (3 Stories Featuring What Learning Might Look Like in the Future ~ | @scoopit
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 40+ Great Moodle Tutorials for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 40+ Great Moodle Tutorials for Teachers and Students | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it - Marks MoodleSee on www.educatorstechnology.com (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 40+ Great Moodle Tutorials for Teachers and Students http://t.co/qioJAqMQnL)...
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We still have a Moodle site, but it seems Google Apps for Education is about to make it obsolete.

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Deborah Banker's curator insight, August 8, 2013 8:27 PM

Here's something useful!