I hadn’t read Snow Crash. So I first learned about the metaverse in 2008, right after returning from a family trip around the world and a few months before Barack Obama was elected President for the first time. I was a little disoriented coming back to America after 10 months in many other countries, especially during an election year, and it didn’t help that I was attending my very first ISTE … [Read more...] about The metaverse and the Meta part
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BusinessInsider.com reporter Dave Smith recently experienced social virtual reality – not the videogame kind anybody who has demo'd VR has experienced, where you find yourself in some exotic activity like standing on top of a skyscraper or snorkeling by Australia's Great Barrier Reef. And Smith says, "social is the killer app of virtual reality," likely why Facebook acquired Oculus Rift for $2 … [Read more...] about Growing empathy: How VR could augment our humanity online
If your child is seriously into videogames – and Pew Internet research has found that 97% of US 12-to-17-year-olds are – it may help to read about New York teacher Peggy Sheehy's heroes, also known as students. The middle school humanities teacher calls them heroes because she co-created the WoW in School curriculum "A Hero's Journey" (WoW is short for the multiplayer online game World of … [Read more...] about Students called heroes in this 6th-grade class
For years we've heard about the potential of virtual reality, but even when the virtual world Second Life was a hot tech-news story, it hardly felt like a second life to most people. I wrote about it a number of times because of the amazing work some very cutting-edge educators and their students were doing in Teen Second Life, when it existed. Then it faded into the background, and those teachers … [Read more...] about FB & Oculus VR: The potential of a virtual-reality platform
Last week, Part 1 about the "whitewater-kayaking kind of learning needed today"; here, in Part 2, a great example: An alternative headline might be: "A bucket of bricks for learning," but I'll get to the bricks in a minute. First the backstory. Marianne Malmstrom teaches the richest possible kind of media literacy to and with, elementary and middle school students at the Elisabeth Morrow School … [Read more...] about ‘Save the Universe’: Clear space for learning