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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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Awesome Graphic on The Day of A Connected Educa...

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Awesome Graphic on The Day of A Connected Educator ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on eLearning and eTeaching curated by WebTeachers (Awesome Graphic on The Day of A Connected Educator ~ Educational Technology...
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Now this is geeky-cool. ;)

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LMS Nightmares | Virtual Learning Environments

LMS Nightmares | Virtual Learning Environments | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The LMS market continues to be plagued with a series of issues that could give anyone nightmares.
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Scary or funny? True either way. ;)

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Andries Du Plessis's curator insight, October 8, 2013 3:47 AM

LMS is the platform not the teaching. Pedagogy and LMS remain difficult

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32 Common Core Math Apps

32 Common Core Math Apps | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 32 Math Apps Aligned with Common Core Standards on M-learning in 9-12 education curated by Edith Irizarry (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 32 Math Apps Aligned with Common Core Standards | @scoopit...
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Yesterday got a demo of LearnPad, which will soon be available on iPads.

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Quick Guide to Developing a Learning Simulation

Quick Guide to Developing a Learning Simulation | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Catherine Smyth's insight: Simulation games provide an effective way to address real life issues, especially in HSIE or social studies. This blog has practical advice on how to develop an online learning simulation.
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Thanks to Catherine Smyth. 

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The Newest Version of Scoop.it: Welcome to the Meritoc[u]racy

The Newest Version of Scoop.it: Welcome to the Meritoc[u]racy | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
1.  Why sharing ideas that matter, matters
We built Scoop.it to make it easy and rewarding to share ideas that matter.
Ideas matter: they make all of us, individuals, businesses and societies, progress.
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Figured I had to scoop this. ;)

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John Purificati's curator insight, October 2, 2013 4:52 PM

Nice changes that make the whole curation process more effective.

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Games Based Learning Theory and Practice by Paul Ladley

Games Based Learning Theory and Practice by Paul Ladley | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Much has been discussed about computer games and their impact on young people. A lot of the media has focused how games are turning our young people into violent hooligans. But more recently, there...
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Interesting stuff.

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Best grids for educators – Hypergrid Business |...

Best grids for educators – Hypergrid Business |... | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Best grids for educators – Hypergrid Business on Virtual Worlds Corner curated by Miguel Mimoso Correia (#virtualworlds Best grids for educators – Hypergrid Business http://t.co/P84hXn5NHI ...
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Handy list.

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The Worlds First Ever Commercial Real-Time Virtual Gallery Launches Tomorrow 2nd October 2013 | FADWEBSITE

The Worlds First Ever Commercial Real-Time Virtual Gallery Launches Tomorrow 2nd October 2013 | FADWEBSITE | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Curators Futurecity launch Paynes & Borthwick Gallery – a real-time virtual replica of an actual gallery space, due for completion in autumn this year, at the Paynes & Borthwick development project on the banks of the River Thames in West...
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Whoa! This should be good.

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Asil's curator insight, October 1, 2013 3:55 PM

I tried to visit the virtual gallery [http://unitytest.gopagoda.com/wp/?page_id=15] and got a "505 Error Not Found" page. Seems like a cool idea, but not so much if its not working. Are you able to get the gallery to load? I'm using Firefox v24 with the newest JAVA and Flash plug-ins. Also tried with Opera and Internet Explorer. Same error on all three browsers.

 

4 Oct 2013 Update: The page now has a link to http://unity3d.com/webplayer/ .. appears to require that we install this software to get it to play. I have to do some research on the plug-in before I decide on installing it. Generally, I won't install a web plug-in that doesn't show up on the Firefox Add-In boards. When I search those for "Unity Technologies" or for the "Unity Web Player" I don't get any hits.

David W. Deeds's comment, October 1, 2013 4:06 PM
I think it launches as of October 2nd. Try it again tomorrow.
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The page now has a link to http://unity3d.com/webplayer/ .. appears to require that we install this software to get it to play. I have to do some research on the plug-in before I decide on installing it. Generally, I won't install a web plug-in that doesn't show up on the Firefox Add-In boards. When I search those for "Unity Technologies" or for the "Unity Web Player" I don't get any hits.
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Gaming in 2018: A retrospective | Virtual World

Gaming in 2018: A retrospective | Virtual World | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The future of gaming may change thanks to crowdfunding of virtual-reality technology.
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Interesting piece.

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90+ Twitter Tools Teachers Should Know about

90+ Twitter Tools Teachers Should Know about | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
90+ Twitter Tools Teachers Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on iDEAS curated by Charlotte Assomo (90+ Twitter Tools Teachers Should Know about | @scoopit via @juandoming http://t.co/HiyOg5BRSW)...
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More handy info.

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Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching (5th Edition)

Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching (5th Edition) | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching (5th Edition) http://t.co/llruS3SeQ3
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Used an earlier edition in my MS in Education program.

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WoW Archivist: A rolled-back history of realms, part 2 - Joystiq

WoW Archivist: A rolled-back history of realms, part 2 - Joystiq | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
WoW Archivist: A rolled-back history of realms, part 2
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As Blizzard explained to Penny Arcade a few days later, "World of Warcraft delivers many complex features that are unique to MMOGs.
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Some interesting WoW history.

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3D Attendance Can Grow If Hollywood And Theaters Push It, Says RealD Exec - Deadline.com

3D Attendance Can Grow If Hollywood And Theaters Push It, Says RealD Exec - Deadline.com | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
3D Attendance Can Grow If Hollywood And Theaters Push It, Says RealD Exec Deadline.com There's nothing wrong with 3D movies that can't be fixed if directors pay more attention to details in the productions, studios do more to promote them, and...
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Everything's more fun in 3D! ;)

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A Collection of Great Books for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Collection of Great Books for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A Collection of Great Books for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/65cPFIS6yu #nevikings #ksed
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Just in case you, unlike me, have time to read them. ;)

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Introduction to building in OpenSim | Logicamp.org

Introduction to building in OpenSim | Logicamp.org | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A screen video of building objects in OpenSim using the Imprudence viewer as part of our Comenius project here at Bromley College.
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My big presentation on OpenSimulator is coming up next week! 

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'World of Warcraft' Movie Gets a December 2015 Release Date

'World of Warcraft' Movie Gets a December 2015 Release Date | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
"Warcraft," the long-anticipated movie based on the wildly popular "World of Warcraft" gaming franchise, finally has a release date. Here's what we know.
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Wonder if my toon can get a part?? ;)

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A Quick Guide to 21st Century Critical Thinking...

A Quick Guide to 21st Century Critical Thinking... | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Critical thinking skills are what we want our students to develop. Without these skills we can not guarantee a sound and effective education that will enable our kids to seamlessly blend in tomorrow 's job market.
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Can use this as part of our 21st century skills push.

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Using SAMR to Teach Above the Line - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - 1:1 program, Apple, edchat, EdTech, SAMR, technology

Using SAMR to Teach Above the Line - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - 1:1 program, Apple, edchat, EdTech, SAMR, technology | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The SAMR model is a useful tool for helping teachers think about their own tech use as they begin to make small shifts in the design and implementation of technology driven learning experiences to achieve the next level.
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Good SAMR info.

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Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play

Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play (RT @Gaga_Gracious: Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality & Role Play on @scoopit http://t.co/qOdg7WOK8j)
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Role play and machinima...a winning combination. 

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On the grids in October – Hypergrid Business | ...

On the grids in October – Hypergrid Business | ... | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
October promises to be a busy grid on the OpenSim grids, with German residents celebrating Oktoberfest, some grids celebrating their anniversaries, and everyone celebrating Halloween.
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A virtual Oktoberfest...should be interesting. ;)

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How To Use Augmented Reality In Education

How To Use Augmented Reality In Education | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Augmented reality is not something limited to just Hollywood blockbusters though. There are a bunch of ways people are using augmented reality in education, believe it or not.
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Really interesting piece! ;)

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Linden Lab: Makers of Shared Creative Spaces

Linden Lab: Makers of Shared Creative Spaces | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Linden Lab makes shared creative spaces that inspire and empower users to explore and share their creativity with others.
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Wow...$3.2 billion?! 

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A Must Read Guide Entitled " Facebook for Education"

A Must Read Guide Entitled " Facebook for Education" | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
"Facebook Safety team has recently published a very interesting guide entitled " Facebook for Educators and Community Leaders" which is basically a 15-pages PDF document to help inform educators about the educational use of Facebook and also help...
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This'll be interesting to many.

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iPad Tips and Tricks

iPad Tips and Tricks | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A Nice Graphic on iPad Tips and Tricks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning (A Nice Graphic on iPad Tips and Tricks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/jc8Xlg1fWt)...
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An iPad infographic for you.

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8 Great Avatar Creation Tools for Teachers

8 Great Avatar Creation Tools for Teachers | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Via pascale levacher, Bhushan THAPLIYAL, Juergen Wagner, e.t.
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Clay Yourself looks particularly fun. ;)

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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, September 27, 2013 4:20 PM

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Sarah Olson's curator insight, September 30, 2013 11:38 AM

Creativity Tools with lots of possibility.

Ann Ewel's curator insight, November 14, 2013 2:43 PM

This is something I have long wanted to create.