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Covering the use of 3D design, printing and virtual worlds in education, but also lots of other geeky-cool school stuff, 3D or not.
Curated by David W. Deeds
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Virtual Reality Is Our Savior: A Vision Of The Future Of Education

Virtual Reality Is Our Savior: A Vision Of The Future Of Education | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In an earlier article, I talked about the fact that we learn much better when we learn with our entire body - all of our senses. I called this “embodied learning”. For most of our history, this was the dominant mode of knowledge acquisition. Today, learning is an imagination-filled sedentary ...
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Thanks to Jason D'Argent. 

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Virtual training firm boasts real world growth

Virtual training firm boasts real world growth | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Virtual training firm boasts real world growth
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Included in that is working in 3D with technology provided by virtual reality head set maker Oculus, which was bought by Facebook for $2 billion earlier this year.
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Putting Google Glass to Work

Putting Google Glass to Work | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Wired Putting Google Glass to Work Wired In other words, Google Glass will win fans not because it can take pictures of your anniversary dinner, but because a surgeon can use it to demonstrate complex surgeries for medical students, a firefighter...
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Mine's about to make its debut at the new school. 

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6 Hot Trends in Educational Technology

6 Hot Trends in Educational Technology | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Where does your school stand when it comes to adopting the latest classroom innovations?
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My pick for Infographic of the Week! ;)

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HP LIFE - Learning Initiative For Entrepreneurs

HP LIFE - Learning Initiative For Entrepreneurs | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
HP LIFE is a global program that trains aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners to use IT and business skills to create opportunities to transform their lives.
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Check out the HP Learning Initiatives For Entrepreneurs (LIFE) Program! More info coming soon! 

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3 ways to weave digital citizenship into your curriculum

3 ways to weave digital citizenship into your curriculum | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In a classroom where students already use technology, it’s a simple matter to incorporate a digital citizenship component into any lesson.
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Great stuff! Thanks to the ISTE.

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Welcome to Epic, A School Where Students Are Heroes On a Quest

Welcome to Epic, A School Where Students Are Heroes On a Quest | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
At Epic charter middle school in Oakland, students are immersed in a game as soon as they step into the school on the first day.
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This just might be the geeky-coolest thing I´ll see all week.

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kathymcdonough's curator insight, August 4, 2014 11:36 PM

Definitely differentiating instruction. I kind of want to go to this school.

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Recording: Teaching/Training with 3D Virtual Worlds with Dr. David Deeds

Recording: Teaching/Training with 3D Virtual Worlds with Dr. David Deeds | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
David W. Deeds, Ph.D, will discuss Teaching/Training with 3D Virtual WorldsThis session will examine some best practices and many lessons learned re: usin
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Had a great time presenting for MMVC14! Here's the link for the recording.

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Skype brings renowned astrophysicist to Montville classroom

Skype brings renowned astrophysicist to Montville classroom | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Noted astrophysicist, Robert Nahory, recently Skyped into a sixth-grade science classroom at the Robert R. Lazar Middle School in Montville Township.
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I like this idea too. A variation of a service we used to offer in the corporate world.

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How to Find the Best Tools and Tactics

How to Find the Best Tools and Tactics | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
New York City is experimenting with new tools and tactics with its Innovation Zone, a devoted unit for trying out new approaches to learning and sharing bes
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I like this idea! 

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10 Remote Communities Receive Educational Technology

10 Remote Communities Receive Educational Technology | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10 Remote Communities Receive Educational Technology  Toronto, — July 28, 2014 – One Laptop per Child Canada (OLPC) and TD Bank Group announce the addition of 10 remote communities to the OLPC network.
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Now this is the kinda thing I wanna get started around here.

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What’s It Like to Be a Molecule? Science Meets Embodied Learning

What’s It Like to Be a Molecule? Science Meets Embodied Learning | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
By Andrew Miller "Embodied learning" is a new initiative in the field of interactive and game-based learning, in which learning content is combined with phys
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Now this is geeky-cool stuff! 

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New to Opensim? Start at the U.

New to Opensim? Start at the U. | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
New to Kitely?  New to Opensim? Start at the U.-If you are entering Kitely, set up your account:  FIRESTORM: Logging on to Kitely or another gridLook around Kitely welcome center a little if you like
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Check this out! Thanks to Selby Evans.

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Opensimulator Community Conference 2014 | November 8-9, 2014

Opensimulator Community Conference 2014 | November 8-9, 2014 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Woo hoo! My OSCC14 presentation proposal has been accepted! 

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Nikos Amanatidis's curator insight, August 16, 2014 12:04 PM

Opensimulator Community Conference 2014

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The Global Internet Is Being Attacked by Sharks

The Global Internet Is Being Attacked by Sharks | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Slate Magazine (blog)
The Global Internet Is Being Attacked by Sharks, Google Confirms
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Now it seems Google is biting back.
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*Sigh* By Republicans on land, sharks underwater. ;)

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How Google Took Over The American (and Canadian) Classroom

How Google Took Over The American (and Canadian) Classroom | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google is well-positioned to take over the U.S. education market with its free apps and a growing rate of Chromebook adoption in schools.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Quite a success story! 

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HP LIFE and Educators

HP LIFE and Educators | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
HP LIFE e-Learning can be a valuable tool for your classroom, or one-to-one coaching/counseling sessions. Free of charge.
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Check out the Learning Initiatives For Entrepreneurs Program's benefits for your school and teachers.

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Are iPads or Chromebooks better for schools?

Are iPads or Chromebooks better for schools? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
For an entire school year Hillsborough, New Jersey, educators undertook an experiment, asking: Is the iPad really the best device for interactive learning? It’s a question that has been on many minds since 2010, when Apple released the iPad and schools began experimenting with it. The devices came along at a time when many school …
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Here I go, stirring up trouble. ;)

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 8, 2014 11:41 AM

Oh my goodness! It's NOT the device, people!!! It's how teachers use the device. However, I do agree that (at least) one of the disadvantages of the iPad is the absence of a keyboard. Is the Chromebook the "better" choice for kids? Well, again, it's not the device but how teachers use and implement student use of the device. . .or book or video or digital content or white board or. . . .

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Digital distraction in the modern classroom

Digital distraction in the modern classroom | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
When discussing my classroom cell phone policy with students at the beginning of the school year, I made what proved to be a mistake. I told the students t
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Slides: Teaching/Training with 3D Virtual Worlds

David W. Deeds' presentation for Moodle MOOC Virtual Conference 2014 (MMVC14)! Teaching/Training with 3D Virtual Worlds (in Schools) uses the what does/doesn't…
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Girls and Games: What’s the Attraction?

Girls and Games: What’s the Attraction? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Games are increasingly recognized by educators as a way to get kids excited about learning. While the stereotype of a “gamer” may evoke the image of a hig
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This is great stuff! Show it to folks at your school! 

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Survey: Better vehicles, search most wanted in OpenSim

OpenSim users chose “better vehicles and physics” as a top priority more than any other feature in a Hypergrid Business survey this past week. You can see the raw results of the survey here....
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OpenSimulator Community Conference

OpenSimulator Community Conference (RT @aiaiaustin: #OpenSim #OSCC14 OpenSimulator Community Conference 2014... will you be attending in VR?
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Coming up soon! Be a community supporter! 

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10 Lessons Teachers Can Learn from YouTube’s Popularity

10 Lessons Teachers Can Learn from YouTube’s Popularity | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
By Terry Heick What might happen if educators experimented with some of the lessons YouTube’s staggering success has taught us? 1. Interdependence Google
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Teach your classes Gangnam Style. ;)

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What is the Future of Educational Technology?

What is the Future of Educational Technology? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Over the past 4 years, the Educational Technology Debate had great conversations every month on the major issues in ICT4Edu.
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