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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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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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30 Innovative Ways To Use Google In Education

30 Innovative Ways To Use Google In Education | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
30 Innovative Ways To Use Google In Education (http://t.co/Dn6PyHyFo9 Google search is the most overlooked educational use of Google.
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Google Apps for Education coming up next at our school.

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Designing the Wheel: Built-in Instructional Technology

Designing the Wheel: Built-in Instructional Technology | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
"Key Takeaways > Most faculty members are not taught a systematic process to course design and, despite their subject expertise, might lack background in learning theory.
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A PD seminar for me to teach this year.

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Gamifying Education

Gamifying Education | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Pearltrees lets you collect, organize and share everything you like. (Effects of Video Games on our Brains ?
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I like this.

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Top 10 +1 Instructional Game Design Best Practices « Karl Kapp

Top 10 +1 Instructional Game Design Best Practices « Karl Kapp | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Digital Delights - Avatars, Virtual Worlds, Gamification - Top 10 +1 Instructional Game Design Best Practices http://t.co/kWukkqzcFB
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This looks interesting.

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The 21st century search engines educators must be aware of part1 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 21st century search engines educators must be aware of part1 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The 21st century search engines educators must be aware of part1 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/rLCn240i5i
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Handy list.

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 9, 2013 10:48 AM

Don't pass over a look at Cyclo.ps and Biographicon. These are two underused apps which could change your world! Share!

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Digital education shouldn't bypass disabled - Boston Globe

Digital education shouldn't bypass disabled - Boston Globe | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Boston Globe Digital education shouldn't bypass disabled Boston Globe As students return to school this fall, most will find a plethora of new technologies and virtual environments, on which their institutions have been spending millions of dollars...
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Interesting stuff.

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My schedule for OpenSimulator Community Conference 2013

My schedule for OpenSimulator Community Conference 2013 | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Check out what I'll be attending at OpenSimulator Community Conference 2013 (Neoma Vasilia - OpenSimulator Community Conference 2013: http://t.co/g4yQLVxY6v)...
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Check out the OpenSimulator Community Conference! If you can't make it inworld, you can use the stream: http://conference.opensimulator.org/2013/streaming/

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Global Youth Debates

Global Youth Debates | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Announcing a global student debate that joins diverse cultures and includes authentic debate for global competence, international mindedness and action.

Global Youth Debates provides a valuable global collaborative debating experience suitable for all learning environments and is designed for students of age 10-18.

Global Youth Debates aims to connect schools, teachers and students globally to learn more about the world, with the world.

Global Youth Debates opens eyes and hearts as students debate on an issue that will bring together diverse ideas, develop transferable skills and create lasting friendships.

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Check this out, your students will love it! 

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Teachers with Apps: Ed App Finder

Teachers with Apps: Ed App Finder | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Two educators pair up to create an unbiased educational app finder. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero “We were inspired to create Teachers With Apps after we developed a couple of educational apps ourse...
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Now this is great stuff! Check it out.

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Virtual dissection of animals better approach - Danbury News Times

Virtual dissection of animals better approach - Danbury News Times | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Virtual dissection of animals better approach
Danbury News Times
Further, a growing majority of students oppose animal testing and as a result find dissection upsetting and are unable to learn the requisite material.
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We'll be doing some virtual dissections in our Sports, Exercise and Health Science class.

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Why Minecraft is more than just another video game

Why Minecraft is more than just another video game | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Minecraft's creators revealed this week that the blocky freeform building game had 33 million users. It can easily become an obsession.
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33 million! 

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AppoLearning Makes Finding Educational iOS Apps...

AppoLearning Makes Finding Educational iOS Apps... | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Appolicious new iPad application can help teachers and parents seek out the best educational applications available in the App Store.
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Now this will come in handy.

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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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11 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a Tech Teacher

11 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a Tech Teacher | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
11 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a Tech Teacher

Via Skip Zalneraitis
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Interesting. Thanks to Skip Zalneraitis.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, September 11, 2013 9:18 AM

"4. Common sense isn't common."

Truth spoken with love.

Chris Carter's comment, September 11, 2013 10:37 AM
Definitely. Highly readable and informative.
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5 ways Apple's new iPhone 5C, 5S, and iOS 7 will impact your business - VentureBeat

5 ways Apple's new iPhone 5C, 5S, and iOS 7 will impact your business - VentureBeat | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
5 ways Apple's new iPhone 5C, 5S, and iOS 7 will impact your business
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In the example Apple gave, Infinity Blade 3 is able to have much larger virtual worlds, but this could mean many new things for your application.
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No, I'm sticking with my plain ol' iPhone 5, thank you! ;)

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Apps for Multiple Intelligences

Apps for Multiple Intelligences | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Get recommended app lists, webcasts and resources selected by Apple Distinguished Educators. Our recommended apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas.

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Elaine Watkins's curator insight, September 3, 2013 8:39 AM

Some good app ideas here :)

Andrew Aker's curator insight, September 5, 2013 5:55 AM

This site is great for multiplying your multiple intelligences! 

Dean J. Fusto's comment, September 11, 2013 9:24 PM
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New World Notes: Virtual World Vs. Virtual World Network: Raph Koster on SL, Metaplace & the Metaverse (Comment of the Week)

New World Notes: Virtual World Vs. Virtual World Network: Raph Koster on SL, Metaplace & the Metaverse (Comment of the Week) | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Online world pioneer and Metaplace founder Raph Koster came by New World Notes last week to add his comments on the comparison of Metaplace and Second Life to OASIS of Ready Player One and the Metaverse of Snow Crash, a...
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Haven't had time to check out Metaplace. Anyone else?

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Virtual Worlds/Digital Media and its Impact on the Mind

Virtual Worlds/Digital Media and its Impact on the Mind | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The following discussion is based on the video and research of Dr. Bailenson which can be seen here: Affects on the Mind or Psychology: Dr. Bailenson discusses Avatars and the affect of digital med...
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Simply put: They make us even more brilliant. ;)

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10 Specific Examples Of Emerging Educational Technology

10 Specific Examples Of Emerging Educational Technology | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
10 Specific Examples Of Emerging Educational Technologies (10 Specific Examples Of Emerging Educational Technologies http://t.co/RMrXblUq9K via @teachthought #edtech)...
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Interesting infographic. Fellow NMCers, look: Learning Analytics! 

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TechMarm's curator insight, November 3, 2013 8:07 PM

Keep your eyes on this.  Want to know where to go and how to plan. 

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26 Great Conferences for Teachers to Grow Professionally

26 Great Conferences for Teachers to Grow Professionally | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
"Attending conferences both virtually and physically is part and parcel of our professional growth plans. They are a great way for teachers to get to meet other educators and exchange their expertise and learn from each other.
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Opensimulator Community Conference 2013 – Streaming

Opensimulator Community Conference 2013 – Streaming | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

OpenSimulator Community Conference, September 7th and 8th! Streaming link is here.

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Been great so far! If you can't get inworld, use the streaming! 

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Exclusive: Amazon Wants To Offer Its Smartphone for Free. Who Will Follow?

Exclusive: Amazon Wants To Offer Its Smartphone for Free. Who Will Follow? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
By Amir Efrati and Jessica E. Lessin Which technology giant will be the first to offer a free smartphone? Amazon.com Inc. is making a play. In a previously unreported move, the online retailer and ...
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This could shake things up. ;)

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Teachers Guide on The Use of Wikis in Education

Teachers Guide on The Use of Wikis in Education | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Teachers Guide on The Use of Wikis in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Teach and tech curated by Luísa Lima (Teachers Guide on The Use of Wikis in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | @scoopit
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I can use this as part of our PD.

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OpenSimulator Community Conference 2013 Schedule

OpenSimulator Community Conference 2013 Schedule | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Check out the schedule for OpenSimulator Community Conference 2013 (Looking forward to attending #OSCC13 this weekend.
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Here's the OSCC schedule. Hope to see you there! 

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