3B Village 3D browser

Nik Peachey

What I'm not so sure about No MAC version yet Would be great if it had voice chat too It’s definitely for broadband users only A lot of the ready made rooms seem to be aimed at online shoppers There aren’t many casual visitors, so it’s not a place where students are likely to bump into people for casual conversation. I spotted 3B Village about a year ago and initially I was impressed, but some recent developments have, I feel, put this on the map as a really useful educational tool.

Teacher Training Videos

Nik Peachey

You can easily jump to just the video you want to watch from the side menu The videos are short and download reasonably quickly (on my broadband connection) They cover a real variety of software tools and websites It’s free What wasn’t so good This is a huge collection of really well prepared and presented FREE training materials so what’s not to like? Over the last few weeks I’ve been exploring some of the content on Russell Stannard’s [link] website.

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Looking at There.com

Nik Peachey

There are things to do there and it has the potential to be quite accessible because the makers’ claim that it can run on much lower spec computers without broadband. For a while now I’ve been a fan of the virtual 3D world There.com.

Materials design for Virtual Worlds

Nik Peachey

I was recently lucky enough to be invited to give a presentation on course and materials design for Second Life at the SLanguages 2007 virtual conference (June 23rd 2007) which took place on the Edunation Island in Second life. To access SL you need to have a good broadband connection and quite a powerful computer.

How a Local Telecommunications Company Helped Keep Students Connected for Remote Learning

Education Superhighway

Working with local school districts, Polar Communications delivered broadband to North Dakota students in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. On August 26, 2007, an EF4 tornado tore through Northwood, North Dakota.

"Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference - Registrations and Call for Proposals Open

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

MLIS Professor, SJSU School of Information (She, Her, Hers) Kristen Radsliff Rebmann joined SJSU's School of Information in 2007 after completing a Ph.D. As executive director, he spearheads SHLB's membership growth and shapes its broadband policy recommendations.

Announcing October 21st Mini-Conference: "Libraries as Community Anchors"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

MLIS Professor, SJSU School of Information (She, Her, Hers) Kristen Radsliff Rebmann joined SJSU's School of Information in 2007 after completing a Ph.D. As executive director, he spearheads SHLB's membership growth and shapes its broadband policy recommendations.

Teachers, cafeteria workers and school bus drivers should be next in line for the Covid vaccine

The Hechinger Report

Opening schools would also free up broadband, computer hardware and time for parents who have had to set up home offices next to their children’s remote learning stations.). Technicians measure doses of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 in Arlington, Virginia. Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images.

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

The message, from Zach Leverenz, founder of the nonprofit EveryoneOn, attacked the Educational Broadband Service (EBS), which long ago granted school districts and education nonprofits thousands of free licenses to use a slice of spectrum — the range of frequencies that carry everything from radio to GPS navigation to mobile internet. Bush called for universal broadband access in America by 2007. Home broadband is increasingly a must-have for education.

When the Robots Come for Our Jobs, They’ll Spare the Teachers

Edsurge

Recall that the first iPhones weren’t released until 2007. For the first time, many students are learning in classrooms equipped with access to broadband internet and mobile computing devices. It seems that every day we read about newer and better applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Smart appliances that order groceries? No problem. Cars that drive themselves? Need a good movie to watch? Better than your best friend’s last recommendation.

Owl Ventures’ New $185M Edtech Fund Has Global Backers—and Ambitions

Edsurge

Fueled by an explosion of broadband access, education software and, of course, the irresistible allure of financial returns, investors across the world want a slice of the U.S. We’re seeing broadband deployment scale across the world, and an enlightenment from institutional investors to the fact that web-based software will be used globally in education,” Patterson observes. Quizlet, best known for its digital study aid materials, has been around since 2007.

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

edWeb.net

There are also Education Stabilization Fund – Rethink Education Models (ESF-REM) grants, and they also can be used to provide broadband access as part of a new education model. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Looking Past COVID: Science Education Post Pandemic

edWeb.net

All students, Krehbiel emphasized, should have universal access to broadband internet. In 2007, Dr. Pellegrino was elected to lifetime membership in the National Academy of Education. By Michele Israel. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

"Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th - Session Detail Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

As part of the California State Library’s Executive team, she is co-director a Knight Foundation grant to support open data literacy in public libraries and communities and serves on the board of CENIC, California’s research and education broadband network. Previously, she directed the State Broadband Initiative at the National Telecommunications + Information Administration (NTIA) at the US Department of Commerce.

Weekend Reading: Thanksgiving Edition

ProfHacker

It makes sense to construe broadband and wireless providers as common carriers, like telephone companies and utilities. Here in the United States, we are about to observe Thanksgiving, and the end of the semester is in sight for many of us! Here are 5 links to some interesting reads (plus a video). " " Network Neutrality Can’t Fix the Internet ," by Ian Bogost.

Keynote Panel Announced - Library 2.019 "Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

As part of the California State Library’s Executive team, she is co-director a Knight Foundation grant to support open data literacy in public libraries and communities and serves on the board of CENIC, California’s research and education broadband network. Previously, she directed the State Broadband Initiative at the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) at the US Department of Commerce.

Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

edWeb.net

According to Davis, Fuller, Jackson, Pittman, and Sweet (2007) , the definition of digital equity is “equal access and opportunity to digital tools, resources, and services to support an increase in digital knowledge, awareness, and skills.”

How Indian Tutoring App Provider Byju’s Got So Big

Edsurge

In 2007, he started using the name “Byju’s CAT Classes”—a reference to the Management Institutes’ entrance exam—for his services, according to Indian trademark documents. He offered online live and video classes through broadband and satellite to teach students beyond the centers’ walls.

Mini-Conference for Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries - Wednesday, June 17th #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Before "going rogue" in 2007, Kate was the Staff Training Coordinator for The Seattle Public Library.

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning officially started last week. We have several sessions each day, with (lots) more coming ( and that could include you! ). A current list is below. Sessions are free to watch for five days, then become part of the Home Learning Summit library. Sign up now: [link] Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever.

5 Trends to Watch in 2011

The Electric Educator

As broadband service become increasingly common there is no reason for physical media such as DVD''s and CD''s. The Pew Internet & American Life Project reports that "the rate at which Americans went online with their handheld on a typical day increased by 73% in the sixteen months between the 2007 and 2009 surveys."Both

Tomorrow, Wednesday June 17th - "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library2020

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Before "going rogue" in 2007, Kate was the Staff Training Coordinator for The Seattle Public Library. Tomorrow is our second Library 2.020 mini-conference!

June 17th - Library 2.0 Mini-Conference on "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" - Speaker Listing

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Before "going rogue" in 2007, Kate was the Staff Training Coordinator for The Seattle Public Library.

A Week From Today - Schedule Published for "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library20 #smallruralindependent

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Before "going rogue" in 2007, Kate was the Staff Training Coordinator for The Seattle Public Library. Our second Library 2.020 mini-conference is just one week away!

What a School District Designed for Computational Thinking Looks Like

MindShift

Computing devices and broadband Internet are abundant both inside and outside of school. In 2015, South Fayette was number one in the Pittsburgh Business Times annual rankings of western Pennsylvania school districts, completing a steady climb from number 15 in 2007. SOUTH FAYETTE, PA.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Learning Revolution Events Global Education Conference , November 17th - 21st, 2014 Partner Spotlight Africa ICT Right (AIR) is an ICT-oriented non-profit organization established in 2007 with its Headquarter in Ghana and run by a team of volunteers. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 21st, 2014 In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

At least one Duke University study suggested that the arrival of broadband service in North Carolina between 2000 and 2005 correlated with a small, but significant dip in reading and math scores for elementary school students. A 2007 Texas State University study, published in the Journal of Educational Computing Research, found that when students were presented with high-quality online math instruction they did better on tests than those taught in a more traditional way.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

Betsy DeVos’s brother, Erik Prince, is the founder of the private military company Blackwater, infamous for its human rights violations, including the murder of 17 Iraqi civilians in 2007 by its employees. In February, CoSN, the Consortium for School Networking, called broadband access outside of school a “ civil right ” for students. This is part two of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.