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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.
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Games in the Classroom: Overcoming the Obstacles

Games in the Classroom: Overcoming the Obstacles | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
There are ways around every obstacle.
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6 Good Classroom Posters on Digital Citizenship

6 Good Classroom Posters on Digital Citizenship | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Via Skip Zalneraitis
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Nice, handy summaries.

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Maria Richards's curator insight, September 14, 2014 3:35 AM

Positive language in these posters.

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Schools Fight to Skip Standardized Tests

Schools Fight to Skip Standardized Tests | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
How one district is moving past standardized tests in an effort to show deeper learning.
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No need to teach girls differently online

No need to teach girls differently online | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
To hear some ed tech enthusiasts tell it, online learning is sweeping aside the barriers that have in the past prevented access to education. But such pronouncements are premature. As it turns out, students often carry these barriers right along with them, from the real world into the virtual one. Female students, for example, are …
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, September 12, 2014 8:26 PM

We should teach each student as we encounter them, as a unique person whose learning experience will be particular to them.

 

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, September 12, 2014 11:27 PM

Have to agree with @Ivon Prefontaine, PhD, we need to teach them as individuals, meeting them where they are and moving forward. 

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Game designers are beating teachers at their own game - The Conversation AU

Game designers are beating teachers at their own game - The Conversation AU | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Game designers are beating teachers at their own game
The Conversation AU
Other games like Minecraft have no end game - they just present a virtual world to play in. Together with others you can decide to build a tunnel ...
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Apple Watch Straps Apps to the Wrist

Apple Watch Straps Apps to the Wrist | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
NPR
Apple Watch Straps Apps to the Wrist
Discovery News
Apple on Tuesday strapped computing to the wrist with Apple Watch.
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Oh, I don't care what people will say. I've gotta have one!! ;)

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How Microsoft Buying Mojang Could Change Minecraft Forever

How Microsoft Buying Mojang Could Change Minecraft Forever | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
How Microsoft Buying Mojang Could Change Minecraft Forever
IGN
A rumor broke this week that Microsoft is in late-stage talks to acquire Minecraft-maker Mojang for around $2 billion.
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The 27 Characteristics of A 21st Century Teacher

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The 27 Characteristics of A 21st Century Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/bE4gJB5uTS via @medkh9
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Developer Uses OpenSim to Create 3D Art for RL Card Game

Developer Uses OpenSim to Create 3D Art for RL Card Game | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
OK this is seriously cool, and a great real world application of OpenSim, the open source spinoff of Second Life: Subquark, an Australian development studio, used Sim-on-a-Stick to create 3D art for a real life card game, Mint Tin Aliens,...
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Robin Williams Immortalized By World of Warcraft With Aladdin Tribute

Robin Williams is forever remembered in World of Warcraft thanks to a promise from Blizzard. Now gamers can get access to one of Robin Williams' most famous lines in the Warlords of Draenor...
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Oculus Rift DK2 – Second Life Viewers

Oculus Rift DK2 – Second Life Viewers | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
RT @batate: Testing recent progress with @Oculus #Rift DK2 viewers for #SecondLife & #OpenSim http://t.co/agFUGdn3Bf http://t.co/Hp9uczxzjv
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Got my OR unpacked and recalibrated. Still haven't done this with SL! 

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Is Virtual Reality The Future Of Journalism?

Is Virtual Reality The Future Of Journalism? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Is Virtual Reality The Future Of Journalism?
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3 Ways to Create a Productive Virtual Work Environment

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3 Ways to Create a Productive Virtual Work Environment
Business Insider
As online collaboration tools become increasingly sophisticated, a growing number of virtual companies are learning to take advantage of the global talent marketplace.
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WoW Warlords of Draenor Public Test Realm!

WoW Warlords of Draenor Public Test Realm! | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The “WoW: WoD” PTR is now live and can be tested out before the expansion’s launch on Nov. 13, 2014.
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Wish I had the time to do this! ;)

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A Look Inside the Digital Lives of Tweens

A Look Inside the Digital Lives of Tweens | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Getty The following are excerpts from from "Kids Closer Up: Playing, Learning, and Growing with Digital Media" by Lori Takeuchi, International Journa
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5 Keys to Using Technology to Help At-Risk Students

5 Keys to Using Technology to Help At-Risk Students | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Written by Linda Darling-Hammond, Molly B. Zielezinski and Shelley Goldman, the report includes a review of the literature studying the impact of technology on at-risk students, as well as recommendations for districts.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, September 12, 2014 8:13 PM

If, and this is a big if, we have small class sizes for at-risk students the suggestions possibly work. For example, blending various modes of learning is important and so is highs-speed Internet. What I found was that many at-risk students needed assistance in the early stages and this takes a different School structure than we have. In Alberta, we are working towards inclusive classes and decreasing the number of teachers. I am not sure that works.

 

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What 10 Edtech Tools Will Educators Use This Fall?

What 10 Edtech Tools Will Educators Use This Fall? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What tools are educators most excited to use this school year? Teachers, administrators and more tuned in to #edtechchat on Monday, August 11 to share their top edtech picks and strategies for the new school year. Check out ten of the most popular picks below, and if you’re an edtech newbie, join #e
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Become an entrepreneur | HP LIFE - Learning initiatives For Entrepreneurs

Become an entrepreneur | HP LIFE - Learning initiatives For Entrepreneurs | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
HP LIFE helps you to establish or improve your start-up. Find out how to learn online and be part of our global network.
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How to put your own face on your avatar

How to put your own face on your avatar | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Hypergrid Business
How to put your own face on your avatar
Hypergrid Business
... for maintenance. Linda Kellie's "Gabby" skin. Linda Kellie's “Gabby” skin.
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Google Classroom revolutionizes learning experience

Google Classroom revolutionizes learning experience | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Negaunee teachers are using Google Classroom for the first time this year to change the way their students learn (#Google Classroom revolutionizes the learning experience.
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3 Easy Ways to Integrate iPad into Your Google Classroom

3 Easy Ways to Integrate iPad into Your Google Classroom | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
3 Easy Ways to Integrate iPad into Your Google Classroom ~ http://t.co/r56RKzDIlL via @medkh9 #ipaded #ettipad #gafe #gafect
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Virtual worlds can be as fulfilling as real life

Virtual worlds can be as fulfilling as real life | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Step aside Olympians – the new sporting pursuit of choice may soon be professional gaming. Electronic sports (or esports) are now mainstream, drawing more than a million viewers in large tournaments and…
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MORE fulfilling, I say! ;)

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Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, September 11, 2014 10:11 PM

This is fascinating! "We’re creating online spaces that make people feel more comfortable, and potentially even helping them to navigate social environments they previously feared." Online gaming is helping shy individuals find OFFline friends and sometimes even improving cognitive abilities!


Do you game? I'm not into it much personally but dabble so I know what's going on in the world :0) Can you tell me what I should be playing or doing to catch this bug? (or what to avoid!)

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Putting Business First in the Internet of Things

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Putting Business First in the Internet of Things
Forbes
Kenji Takemoto and I shared a sense of humor and an interest in using 3D animation to visualize data. On a typically rainy day I made my way across campus to the lab ...
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UK Schools to Get 3D Printers? | Inside3DP

UK Schools to Get 3D Printers? | Inside3DP | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A company in Brighton believes that putting 3D printers in every school will increase the number of children studying STEM subjects.
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K12 International Academy Welcomes Students

K12 International Academy Welcomes Students for 2014-15 School Year CNNMoney The school's faculty comprises of a group of dedicated, certified teachers, counselors and academic coaches with experience in both the brick-and-mortar and online school...
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