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PedagoguesPet: Using Minecraft for Learning

PedagoguesPet: Using Minecraft for Learning | Elearning | Scoop.it

How to use Minecraft as a learning tool 

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5 Powerful Tools For Classroom Document Sharing - Edudemic

5 Powerful Tools For Classroom Document Sharing - Edudemic | Elearning | Scoop.it
Having a digital classroom means a few different things: 1. You have less stacks of paper 2. It is (generally) easier to keep track of student work 3. “The dog ate my homework” isn’t a viable excuse anymore 4. Note taking needs to take a new form 5. You need another method of sharing work …

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The Inside Story of #OculusRift and How Virtual Reality Became Reality | #cyborgs #VR

The Inside Story of #OculusRift and How Virtual Reality Became Reality | #cyborgs #VR | Elearning | Scoop.it
Oculus has found a way to make a headset that does more than just hang a big screen in front of your face. By combining stereoscopic 3-D, 360-degree visuals, and a wide field of view—along with a supersize dose of engineering and software magic—it hacks your visual cortex. As far as your brain is concerned, there’s no difference between experiencing something on the Rift and experiencing it in the real world.

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luiy's curator insight, May 27, 9:32 AM

ANATOMY OF THE RIFT

 

The Brain.

The biggest challenge in creating realistic VR is getting the image to change with your head movements, precisely and without any perceptible lag. The Rift fuses readings from a gyroscope, accelerometer, and magnetometer to evaluate head motion. Even better, it takes 1,000 readings a second, allowing it to predict motion and pre-­render images, shaving away precious milliseconds of latency.

 

The Display.

Even the best LCD can take 15 milliseconds for all its pixels to change color. The Rift uses AMOLED screens, which can switch color in less than a millisecond. Oculus also figured out how to deactivate those pixels rapidly so the image doesn’t smear or shake when you whip your head around.

 

The Optics.

You want an image that fills your entire field of vision without distortion. Typically that requires heavy, expensive lenses. The Rift uses a pair of cheap magnifying lenses, and Oculus developers distort their games so they look right when viewed through the optics.

 

Positional Tracking.

Previous VR headsets let you look around but not move around. The Rift’s small exter­nal camera monitors 40 infrared LEDs on the headset, tracking motion and letting you crouch, lean, or approach an in-game object.

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"Beyond that, though, the company and its technology herald nothing less than the dawn of an entirely new era of communication. Mark Zuckerberg gestured at the possibilities himself in a Facebook post in March when he announced the acquisition: “Imagine enjoying a courtside seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world, or consulting with a doctor face-to-face—just by putting on goggles in your home.” That’s the true promise of VR: going beyond the idea of immersion and achieving true presence—the feeling of actually existing in a virtual space."

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Twitario - Twitter Diary - See your tweets in a diary

Twitario allows you to see your tweets, chronologically, in an elegant, ordered and plain diary. You can export and print your diary in PDF or in a eBook (ePub). With Twitario, you will surf  your tweets page by page, month by month, or year by year.
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Can be useful if you are using Twitter as an education tool

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Explee - Animate your ideas

Explee - Animate your ideas | Elearning | Scoop.it
Explee is a cloud-based presentation software that allows you to create amazing and mind-blowed animated videos. Select animations that fit with your speech and produce your video. The result: a beautiful and efficient video presentation.

Via Baiba Svenca
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This is amazing!

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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, October 17, 2013 12:11 AM

Looks like a good tool though haven't tried it as yet. The basic features are free of cost.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, November 1, 2013 10:04 AM

Ook al op de cloud. Ik ga verschillende uitproberen.

Agora Abierta's curator insight, November 2, 2013 10:59 AM

More animated presentations

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Textism: Is Spelling Over?

Textism: Is Spelling Over? | Elearning | Scoop.it
What about today's texting toddlers who grow up thinking that lol is a word? Are we raising a generation of illiterates whose fuzzy spelling is the precursor of fuzzy thinking? (Textism: Is Spelling Over?

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Just because the English can't handle many languages it doesn't mean that is the case for everyone.................
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5 New Careers in Education | CareerAlley

5 New Careers in Education | CareerAlley | Elearning | Scoop.it
5 New Careers in Education
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Should title; "5 new tablet careers in education"

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Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My...

Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My... | Elearning | Scoop.it
That is the million dollar question I get asked ALL the time. In order to help you decide, I have compiled a list of the most popular and effective social media channels at your disposal today.
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Yahoo News UK & Ireland - Latest World News & UK News Headlines

Yahoo News UK & Ireland - Latest World News & UK News Headlines | Elearning | Scoop.it
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It might be a good idea in theory but would just not work in my opinion! 

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Angry Birds fires into the classroom

Angry Birds fires into the classroom | Elearning | Scoop.it
From Angry Birds to Minecraft, computer games are invading the classroom - but as part of the lesson plan, not behind teachers' backs.
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Dear Mr Gove: Michael Rosen's letter from a curious parent

Dear Mr Gove: Michael Rosen's letter from a curious parent | Elearning | Scoop.it
Michael Rosen has a few queries for the education secretary about an article he has written for a magazine …
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Who likes Gove?

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PedagoguesPet: Teaching and the Yellow brick road

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Facebook Enables Post Edits: This Week in Social Media | Social ...

Facebook Enables Post Edits: This Week in Social Media | Social ... | Elearning | Scoop.it
Social media news and new developments making social media marketing easier. (Facebook edits, Pinterest article pins, YouTube comments and more news).
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Gov. Rick Scott touts record on early childhood education - MiamiHerald.com

Gov. Rick Scott touts record on early childhood education - MiamiHerald.com | Elearning | Scoop.it
Gov. Rick Scott touts record on early childhood education MiamiHerald.com Rick Scott visited a daycare center in Little Havana on Tuesday touting his early childhood education proposals on what was the first stop of his gubernatorial campaign's...
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6 Second Learning with Vine: 22+ Ideas & Resources : Teacher Reboot Camp

6 Second Learning with Vine: 22+ Ideas & Resources : Teacher Reboot Camp | Elearning | Scoop.it

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PedagoguesPet: Why #STEM is so important

PedagoguesPet: Why #STEM is so important | Elearning | Scoop.it
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The importance of STEM in education. What are your thoughts on this topic?

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This is How To Use Google Hangout in Your Class...

This is How To Use Google Hangout in Your Class... | Elearning | Scoop.it
“ "If you are planning to use Google Hangout with your students then here is a very good video clip to help you learn more about the benefits of using this platform in your teaching.”
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Embosk

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Embosk, by Delyn Bogle: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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There are some really great articles here #mlearning #edutech

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How to use Augmented Reality in the classroom

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PedagoguesPet: Teaching performance pay; 5 reasons for and against

PedagoguesPet: Teaching performance pay; 5 reasons for and against | Elearning | Scoop.it
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Should teachers be paid via performance? Review this here.....

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PedagoguesPet: Teaching and the Yellow brick road

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Pupils breakfasting on energy drinks

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A survey suggests one in 20 teenage pupils goes to school on a can of energy drink instead of a good breakfast.
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Teachers: Staying Positive in Trying Times

Teachers: Staying Positive in Trying Times | Elearning | Scoop.it
She was a mentor. She was an innovator. She was a fighter for students, academic rigor, and achievement. I use the past tense not because my colleague has passed away but because her positivity has.
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Education in China: Proposed "No Homework" Policy Is Not Finnish

Education in China: Proposed "No Homework" Policy Is Not Finnish | Elearning | Scoop.it
     After reading the article, I agree with Pasi. China is not borrowing a page from Finland’s playbook. I’ll explain how I see it. China is seeking to de-emphasize homework for its...

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Malachy Scullion's comment, September 27, 2013 5:35 AM
I live and work in China and deal with Chinese kindergarten/primary/middle school students regularly. If the Chinese minister for Education decides to drastically reduce the homework levels for primary and secondary education, I personally would like to shake him by the hand.
Chen Quan's curator insight, September 27, 2013 5:48 PM

I do not think the policy will  work and be implemented. Chinese and Chinese school have strong incentives to do a lot of homework for the colledge entrance examination. If that can't be changed , the no-homework policy will be on the paper only.

Aldemar Valencia Martinez's comment, October 1, 2013 9:41 AM
Homeworks are not for disciplining learners . . . but for them to evidence their own learnings !!!
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5 Expert Predictions for the Future of eLearning - Business 2 Community

5 Expert Predictions for the Future of eLearning - Business 2 Community | Elearning | Scoop.it
5 Expert Predictions for the Future of eLearning
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5 Expert Predictions for the Future of eLearning image You don't need a crystal ball to know that technology has forced the world of eLearning into a constant state of evolution.
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