GreenbushLabs 3D Immersive Learning & Advanced Visualization

Having designed, developed, and researched immersive learning experience for K-12 students through the GreenbushLabs project over the past 5 years, below are four of the more promising development to come out of our GreenbushLabs 3D Immersive Learning & Advanced Visualization work GreenbushLab Edusim Project (2007) The Edusim application is a slimmed down version of the core Open Cobalt Metaverse Project. Edusim is a 3D multi-user virtual world platform and authoring toolkit intended for your classroom interactive whiteboard (but equally powerful on the students laptop or desktop computers !). Cobalt – Edusim has been tested and works on the Smartboard, Activeboard, Interwriter, Polyvision, Mimio, eBeam, and even the Wiimote Whiteboard. Edusim is extendable allowing multiple classrooms to connect their interactive whiteboards for collaborative learning session. Edusim as a concept seeks to model a new we to engage student through “immersive touch” by leveraging 3D…

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The Mobile Immersive Learning Lab & Open Source Hardware

The MILL is an Open Source Hardware Project From Drop Box More about OSHW http://freedomdefined.org/OSHW_draft Open source hardware is hardware whose design is made publicly available so that anyone can study, modify, distribute, make and sell the design or hardware based on that design. The hardware’s source, the design from which it is made, is available in the preferred format for making modifications to it. Ideally, open source hardware uses readily-available components and materials, standard processes, open infrastructure, unrestricted content, and open-source design tools to maximize the ability of individuals to make and use hardware. Open source hardware gives people the freedom to control their technology while sharing knowledge and encouraging commerce through the open exchange of designs.

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Immersive Education Day: Kansas December 16th — Topeka Kansas

Immersive Education Day: Kansas December 16th — Topeka Kansas (Forbes Field) — $29 ::: Sign Up To Attend Here ::: ::: Direction To Forbes Field Here ::: The Immersive Education Day: Kansas Event will describe, demonstrate, and provide compelling use cases for 3D virtual learning content in the K-12 classroom.  This day is intended for the beginner as well as the advanced 3D immersive educator.   Learn how to engage your students with 3D virtual leaning content and worlds, how to access free immersive education tools and content, how to leverage your interactive whiteboard with 3D virtual learning content, and how 3D content and media can provide a compelling context for any subject. What to Expect: 9:00 – 9:50   Welcome & Introduction 10:00 – 10:50  What is Immersive Education, what is the iED Consortium & Where can I find Resources?…

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Scratch Education Day: Topeka Kansas – Nov. 5th

Scratch Education Day – Topeka Kansas – November 5th $15 Scratch is a very simple yet powerful programming language that makes it very easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web. As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, with financial support from the National Science Foundation, Microsoft, Intel Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Google, Iomega and MIT Media Lab research consortia. This Scratch Education Event will run from 9:00 am to 3:00 and will include catered lunch. If you are a beginning educator come to learn about Scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu/) and how it can be leveraged in your classroom…

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MIT Scratch Experimental Flash viewer

The new experimental online project FLASH viewer has been available for a few months now at http://scratch.mit.edu .  It is a very nice new feature and is available to every registered member . To enable the the new online Scratch project viewer go to  http://scratch.mit.edu/experimental and “Opt In” to using it.  The new viewer comes complete with viewable blocks that allow the user to edit the scripts and see their reactions live in the browser ! Hop over to http://scratch.mit.edu and give it a try !  Let me know what you think !

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Greenbush Labs Turns 5

5 years ago next month Greenbush Labs was launched. Greenbush Labs was started as a platform for me to log notes, evangelize the knowledge management affordances of the newer (at the time) Web 2.0 technologies, and to “brain dump” innovative educatioanl technologies.  Over the past 5 years it has grown to serve as a broader platform for innovative educational technologies and has served as a launch based for internal Greenbush projects such as the Podcast Directory (2006) ,  3D Immersive Education Projects (2006) , 3D Immersive Touch & Edusim (2007), GreenbushTV(2007), the Mobile Immersive Learning Lab (2008), & Scratch as an Interactive Whiteboard Application Tool Kit (2010).  Cheers to 5 more years ! 🙂 ==

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