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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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Second Life Founder Raises $2.4M For New Stealth Startup, High Fidelity | TechCrunch

Second Life Founder Raises $2.4M For New Stealth Startup, High Fidelity | TechCrunch | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
High Fidelity, a new startup from Second Life founder Philip Rosedale, has raised $2.4 million out of a $3.4 million round, according to a new SEC filing.
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Now this is geeky-cool stuff. Thanks to Gwenette Sinclair.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, April 8, 2013 4:55 AM

One thing is for sure, anything Rosedale and the former Second Life team puts its hands on should be interesting (especially if the startup is working on some of the bold initiatives outlined on the High Fidelity homepage).

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An inquiry into educational technologists’ conceptions of their philosophies of teaching and technology - eLearningFeeds.com

An inquiry into educational technologists’ conceptions of their philosophies of teaching and technology - eLearningFeeds.com | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
It has been suggested that when we know our philosophy of teaching and technology we then have the ability to articulate not only what we are doing as...
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Interesting stuff. 

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20 uses of virtual worlds in education | Mundos virtuais

20 uses of virtual worlds in education | Mundos virtuais | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
You probably never thought you could attend a virtual lecture, discussion, exam, or lab in 3D. In fact, this is already possible. Virtual worlds have clear advantages over traditional classroom settings.
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Max Chatnoir gave our Biology students a great tour of Genome Island in SL a few weeks ago. Gave them lots of ideas for simulations. 

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Education Technology Tweet Wrap for the Week of 04-01-13 | Emerging Education Technology

Education Technology Tweet Wrap for the Week of 04-01-13 | Emerging Education Technology | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
This week’s collection of Education and Instructional Technology articles and resource Tweets.
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Tweet Wrap! Great idea. ;)

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The PSI Handbook of Virtual Environments for Training and Education Developments for the Military and Beyond book download

Denise Nicholson, Dylan Schmorrow, Joseph Cohn


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The PSI Handbook of Virtual Environments for Training and Education Developments for the Military and Beyond book download<br/><br/>Denise Nicholson, Dylan Schmorrow, Joseph Cohn<br/><br/><br/>Down... | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The PSI Handbook of Virtual Environments for Training and Education Developments for the Military and Beyond book http://t.co/06kEZ9ONCL
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Looks interesting. Wonder if MOSES folks know about this? 

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The World’s Largest Repository of Free Online Learning Tutorials » The Rapid eLearning Blog

The World’s Largest Repository of Free Online Learning Tutorials » The Rapid eLearning Blog | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Kalin Wilburn
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Whoa! Thanks again to Ana Pratas.

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John Rudkin's curator insight, April 5, 2013 3:42 AM

Some good resources here - indeed, lots.

teacher1stop.com's curator insight, April 6, 2013 9:21 AM

Focused on PowerPoint, but that's ok.  Maybe we can integrate that with Keynote on the mini iPads.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 7, 2013 2:06 AM

WOW! Lots here this will take a while for me to digest. 

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A Great iPad Manual for Every Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ed Tech & eLearning

A Great iPad Manual for Every Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ed Tech & eLearning | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A Great iPad Manual for Every Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Ed Tech & eLearning curated by Carlos Pinheiro (A Great iPad Manual for Every Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | @scoopit
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I like it. Need one in Spanish, though. 

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5 Handy iPad Apps to Create Infographics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Handy iPad Apps to Create Infographics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
5 Handy iPad Apps to Create Infographics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/Musl8Cp88M via @medkh9
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Now this is geeky-cool stuff. ;)

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9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning
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Another great chart to print and post! 

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Eileen Forsyth's curator insight, February 2, 2014 10:37 AM

In other words, all PBL all the time.

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What To Know About Gamification In The Classroom

What To Know About Gamification In The Classroom | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
From badges to LMS integration, gamification in the classroom is a big buzz word nowadays. The Youtopia team weighs in on why that is.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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One more scoop today. Gracias to Ana Pratas. 

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Sebastien Dubourg's curator insight, May 16, 2013 4:13 AM

I'll be yellow, please!

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EdTech Cheat Sheet - Boundless Blog

EdTech Cheat Sheet - Boundless Blog | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
RT @ManpreetWadan: #EdTech Cheat Sheet: Understanding New Trends in Educational Technology http://t.co/BsIVdOU9dj #learn27 @social27hub
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Should print this and post it in every classroom. ;)

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Jason R Levine's curator insight, April 2, 2013 12:23 PM

2012 but still valuable!

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8 Outstanding iPad Apps to Create Tutorials and Flip your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Outstanding iPad Apps to Create Tutorials and Flip your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
8 Outstanding iPad Apps to Create Tutorials and Flip your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/Lz9gxky1Gp
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Still hope to get 100 iPad Minis by the end of the school year! 

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17 Ways Teachers Are Using iPhones In Education - Edudemic

17 Ways Teachers Are Using iPhones In Education - Edudemic | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
There are more than a dozen unique ways teachers are leveraging the power of iPhones in education. Our partners at Education Dive weigh in.

Via Kathleen Cercone, Elizabeth E Charles
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We still have a no-phones policy. One I ignore, of course...and hope to change. ;)

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, April 1, 2013 8:47 AM

Think iPhones don’t belong in the classroom? Well, think again. Technology in higher education is going mobile, and smartphones are becoming more and more ingrained in daily life for faculty and students alike.

 
John Purificati's comment, April 1, 2013 8:56 AM
Thanks Kathleen.
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40 Ways Educational Technology Will Be Used in the Future

40 Ways Educational Technology Will Be Used in the Future | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
40 Ways Education Technology Will Be Used In The Future | Edudemic « Educational Discourse (40 Ways Education Technology Will Be Used In The Future | Edudemic « Educational Discourse http://t.co/iybe7TXGF3)...
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Another interesting chart. 

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Virtual Worlds – Best Practices in Education

Virtual Worlds – Best Practices in Education | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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VWBPE 2013! I'll be submitting my proposal as of May 6th! I'll be focusing on OpenSimulator this time around! Can't wait! 

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Lisa Durff's comment, April 7, 2013 9:10 AM
Dibs on this year's Tshirt creation from you!
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We'll make a special one for you, Lisa...and you know what it will say!! ;)
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Teachers, college students lead a Second Life - USATODAY.com

Teachers, college students lead a Second Life - USATODAY.com | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
More than 300 universities, including Harvard and Duke, use Second Life as an educational tool, says Claudia L'Amoreaux of Linden Labs. Some educators conduct entire distance-learning courses there; others supplement classes.
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*Ahem* Let's not forget K-12 schools. ;)

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On a Quest for English

On a Quest for English | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Virtual role-playing games, which lead players through medieval fantasy worlds, are showing promise as a tool for helping non-native speakers with their ESL studies.

Via Nik Peachey
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I like this. We're getting language exchange programs started in OpenSimulator.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 5, 2013 7:29 AM

Schneider believes that MMORPGs have great potential as tools for ESL programs in US schools. It's a notion born of a project Schneider and Zheng worked on earlier this year, in which a group of SUNY Potsdam graduate students tutored a group of Chinese middle schoolers in English through online computers games.

Joe Pereira's comment, April 5, 2013 10:23 AM
Always good news to know academics are giving value to DGBL, but the article makes it sound like research on using games (and particularly WoW and other MMORPGS) for learning/language learning is a new thing. Scott Thorne and Hayo Reinders have published extensively in using them for EFL.
Barbara Truman's curator insight, April 6, 2013 8:28 AM

Role play. Valuable for many scenarios. How can they be designed for families in support of education. 

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A Videogame That Teaches Kids To Code

A Videogame That Teaches Kids To Code | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
I’m sitting in the carpeted hallway of the Austin Convention Center, playing a game on an iPad.
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Wow! Now this is geeky-cool. Thanks to Chris Smith. 

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Social Change Through Games, Virtual Worlds and Tech Innovation for the April 5th NonProfit Commons Meeting | Saving the (virtual) world

Social Change Through Games, Virtual Worlds and Tech Innovation for the April 5th NonProfit Commons Meeting | Saving the (virtual) world | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
This Friday, April 5th, Nonprofit Commons is happy to feature Josephine Dorado (Josephine Junot in Second Life) who will report on her recent work leading TechCamp international workshops and webinars for the US State Department on innovation,...
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Attention all Second Lifers: Here's something interesting. 

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12 Excellent New Web Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Excellent New Web Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
RT @SopherP: 12 Excellent New Web Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/0N4RbaN0I2 via @medkh9
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Good stuff. 

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The Plusses and Pitfalls of Teaching Online - PBS NewsHour

The Plusses and Pitfalls of Teaching Online - PBS NewsHour | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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The class is just starting but I am already learning a lot from it. I have learned that some students feel that it is their basic human ...
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Another must for my fellow Charting a Direction for Online Learning students.

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Do Teaching Online & Face-to-Face Classes Require Different Skills?

Do Teaching Online & Face-to-Face Classes Require Different Skills? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Nellie Deutsch, Jason R Levine
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OK, one last scoop. Gonna share this with my fellow Charting a Course for Online Learning students. 

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Dr. Nellie Deutsch's curator insight, April 2, 2013 5:04 AM
What skills do teachers need to teach online?
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What skills do teachers need to teach online?
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What skills do teachers need to teach online?
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Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0

Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0 | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post seeks to compare the developments of the Internet-Web to t...

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I'd settle for 1.5 right now. ;)

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3 Reasons Why Video Games Are Underestimated In Language Learning

3 Reasons Why Video Games Are Underestimated In Language Learning | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Are video games a valid method of foreign language learning? Slaying dragons and fighting epic space battles may be an entertaining way to kill some time, but it's not what most people would associ...
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Getting back into VEs for language exchange programs. Thanks to Jason Levine.

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Feed. Best places to eat & drink! Deals, specials, & events happening nearby - right now.

Get Feed. Best places to eat & drink! Deals, specials, & events happening nearby - right now. on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Don't have time to try this now, but it'll be interesting to see how this works around Mexico City.

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