Office hours in open sim and jibe to get help in either of these tools. Reactiongrid is my favorite place for such tutorials - they are very education friendly.
Beginner's guide to building in Jibe and Unity3D.
Options for creating 3D models that are low cost.
Spent some time with Kyle Gomboy, Chris Hart, and John Lester to learn about Jibe. Jibe is sort of a hybrid between the Google Lively functionality and the full Open Sim. We're going to be doing some things with this in the future.
Imagine this: students build a transportable world full of their legacy of life and carry it with them to their own server anywhere they wish and leave it behind as a legacy of the things they created.
Another great local press coverage of how our amazing Flat Classroom teachers are collaborating. This is a story that our communities are hungry for. Social media is great but social learning is transformational. The best teachers are attracted to the Flat Classroom projects - apply now at www.flatclassroomproject.net
Awesome! RT @FlyontheCWall for later: The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You : http://ht.ly/5CXkW #5thchat
Colleges are struggling because incoming students aren't ready for the rigors of college. Here is a clip of a press release about how some colleges are using Knewton.
"Today, educational technology company Knewton announced that its award-winning Adaptive Learning PlatformÔ has been selected by Penn State University (PSU), University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), the State University of New York (SUNY), and Mount St. Mary’s University to power college readiness courses that will help condition incoming students for the rigors of college-level academics and identify and address academic areas of improvement for each student. Recognizing the successful implementation of blended learning at ASU, both state universities with large student bodies like SUNY, Penn State, and UNLV, and small selective private universities like Mount St. Mary’s are turning toward Knewton’s Adaptive Learning PlatformÔ to power their college readiness programs.
College preparedness continues to be an issue that impacts students across the nation and can hinder a student’s chance of completing a four-year university program. According to the Alliance for Excellence in Education, 50 percent of students who enter college remediation programs fail to reach graduation. "
Online test site for homework or review. Let the computer do what it does best.
Search tool to help you find the best scholarships online. With a high school junior, I'll be working here.
Got a note that if you want to go to the 140 character conference for education and are an educator you can attend for $1.40. Here is the application, it is coming up August 2/3rd.
"Your readers / subscribers may join us for a special price of $1.40 (seriously) if they apply here and prove they are part of the education community. Otherwise, participation is $140.00 for the two-day event. "