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3D World Online Learning Project Welcome to the home of the 3D World Online Learning Project (3D World), produced by NYCDOE District 75 and Learning Times LLC. 3D World is a three-dimensional, social world designed for the learning and practice of life skills, from independent city travel, to banking and financial skills, to setting up a first apartment and hosting a party.

29 March 2018 ~ 0 Comments

New 3D World Map

The 3D World map has been updated.

The latest version, dated 03-29-18, includes both health clinics, as well as the pizza shop.

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09 February 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Makey-Makey Makes More Movements!

This just in from 3D World-er Charles Gerber, 277Q:

“I felt inspired after the last 3D world PD and I wanted to show you the new controller I made for one of my students with limited fine motor movements so they can participate more independently in our Thursday community days!  I put it on top of a metal counter so that all he needs to do is lay his opposite hand on the counter to complete the circuit! Looking forward to some gained independence! Have a great afternoon”

 

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16 January 2018 ~ 0 Comments

It’s Going Down

I had an unusual 3D World experience last week, when the entire world started shaking. Earthquake? The countdown clock signaled the end of the world…

I have never see a region go down before.

 

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15 December 2017 ~ 0 Comments

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The “Gold” squad of 277Q sitting in the lobby of Fawlty Towers apartment building.

Thank you to Charles Gerber for the image.

10 October 2017 ~ 0 Comments

3-D P-D

We had our first 3D World professional development at 811K. A mix of new and returning teachers, (mostly) good bandwidth, and enjoyable activities made the day fly by.

27 June 2017 ~ 0 Comments

New Map

There is a new 3D World map available, which includes all of our contest winners’ renamed parks and playgrounds. Updated 6/27/17.

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19 June 2017 ~ 0 Comments

The Winner is …Lynndas Grocery!

Here is a chart of the number of student avatars employed at the different job sites:

Most popular site was Lynndas Grocery.

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16 June 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Hardest Working Avatars

Congratulations to the four hardest working avatars in 3D World!

Avatar Main Site Jobs
MatthewRPower PetStore 84
OsirisGHydra Lynndas Grocery 72
StanleyGGator GloboGym 61
WinstonFMoon Library 56

Thanks to Eloise Pasteur for maintaining the job task site.

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16 June 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Jobs, 2017

Work, work, work! Here is a graph showing how many jobs were completed this year.

Duplicate jobs and incompletes were not counted. Thanks to Eloise Pasteur for maintaining her 3D World task report website.

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24 May 2017 ~ 0 Comments

53K In Real (and 3D) Life

Teacher Yihong from 53K submitted some photographs of her students’ adventures both in-world and in real life.

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24 May 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Brooklyn Park Renamed

As we stated in a previous post, 176X won the contest for the best apartment design (individual) for their stunning Tipton Apartment #7. According to 176X teacher Jessica Hawk,

“We are excited to finally announce that we’ve come to a unanimous decision in regards to what we would like our prize area and name to be.

We’ve chosen Brooklyn Park and would like to call it “Hawk’s Nest” as a tribute to our family 3D world name.”

So requested, so done.

Be sure to stop by Hawk’s Nest park during the Block Party to enjoy all the rides and attractions!

 

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10 May 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Apartment Design Contest Winners – Corrected

3D World held a contest for The Best Apartment Design. Students had to purchase and place furniture, groceries, and decorations in their apartments. During the “Open House – Meet the Neighbors’ lesson (April 27, 2017), we picked a winner for both individual apartment design as well as whole building design. This year we have a special mention prize as well.

The results are in:

The Best Apartment Design (individual) winner is Tipton Apartments #7. Congratulations 176X.

 

The Best Apartment Design (group) winner is Parkview Apartments. Congratulations 811K.

 

The Special Mention Apartment Design (individual) winner is Brownstone #14, 2nd floor, front room. Congratulations 79M.

For their prizes, contest winners will get to choose special names for parks or rename existing places in 3D World.

Thank you to all the avatars who decorated and designed their apartments with care and feng shui!

17 January 2017 ~ 0 Comments

3D World Map Update

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Have you visited the new Seasonal Carnival? Ride the Ferris Wheel, become a Human Canon Ball, and try the bouncy house!

Find it in Brooklyn Park on the updated 3D World Map.

12 January 2017 ~ 0 Comments

What Goes Up Must Come Down….

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Spinning Wheel Turns Me Around.

Try it, in the Seasonal Carnival at Brooklyn Park.

05 January 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Library Pose

Dashing group photograph of the 811K avatars!

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23 September 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Welcome Back!

To all the real (and virtual) participants of 3D World, welcome back! We are looking forward to another exciting year.

If you have not done so, please register for the required 3D World workshop, to be held October 6 at the District Office.

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15 August 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Most Popular Job Sites 2015-2016

Here is the ranking for the most popular job sites for 2015-2016

Job Site Number of Students
Lynndas Grocery 91
PetStore 60
Library 49
Hospital 36
Citywide Cafe 31
GloboGym 18

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17 June 2016 ~ 0 Comments

3D Apartment Contest Winner

3D World held a contest for The Best Apartment Design. Students had to purchase and place furniture, groceries, and decorations in their apartments. During the May 5, 2016 “Open House – Meet the Neighbors’ lesson, we picked a winner for both individual apartment design as well as whole building design.

The results are in:

The Best Apartment Design (individual) winner is Central Plaza Apt #3. Congratulations 176X.

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The Best Apartment Design (group) winner is Overlook Apartments. Congratulations to 811K.

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For their prizes, contest winners will get to choose special names for parks or rename existing places in 3D World.

Thank you to all the avatars who decorated and designed their apartments with care and feng shui!

02 May 2016 ~ 0 Comments

“Best Dressed Team” Contest Reminder

This Friday will be the last day to send in a photo for the 2nd Annual “Best Dressed Team” contest. Every student in your class must have a customized avatar (no grey striped shirts and jeans/ no pink polka dot dresses). The teacher will take a class photo, which will be a screen shot of the avatars in some scenic location in 3D World. (Use the camera app in the bottom toolbar to take and email a snapshot)

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A special guest judge will be selected to pick the best photograph. The winning team will get special naming rights to a location in 3D World!

Last year’s winner was 811K, who named a field “Haring Street Park.”

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14 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Apartment Contest Coming Up

On May 5, 2016, the 2nd Annual Apartment Design Contest will be held. During this lesson invite your neigbors into your apartment for a tour. A special judge with experience in interior design will pick the winner for Best Apartment Design – Individual and Best Apartment Design – Group (for an entire building). Winners get naming rights to a piece of 3D World.

17 March 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Things Cost Money!

Things are expensive, espcially in New York City. The budgeting lessons in 3D World will help you in real life as well.

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30 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Have You Tried Roblox?

Roblox combines SecondLife, Playmobile and Minecraft. Avatars explore different worlds and have to complete different tasks.

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There is potential here…have you tried it in your school?

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10 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Hi for Now!

Welcome back to 3D World.

22 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Bye for Now

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Click to Play

The District 3D World program is closed for the summer for maintenance, but will be back in the fall.

Please email Cara or Charles with your suggestions for next year.

08 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Most Popular Job in 3D World

The results are in!

The rank of job site by number of students who worked at that site:

Job Site Number of Students
Lynndas Grocery 46
GloboGym 39
Hospital 36
PetStore 26
Citywide Cafe 22
Library 21
Diner 6

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The rank of job site by number of times students completed jobs, with no repeats (meaning, if a student completed a job ten times during one session, it only counts as one completion):

Job Site Number of Jobs Completed
(No Repeats)
Lynndas Grocery 156
GloboGym 141
Hospital 123
Pet Store 86
Library 59
Citywide Café 54
Diner 6

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The rank of job site by total number of jobs completed (including if a student repeated the job many times during the session)

Job Site Number of Jobs
Completed (Total)
GloboGym 278
Lynndas Grocery 207
Hospital 171
PetStore 162
Library 84
Citywide Cafe 69
Diner 6

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20 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

New Names in 3D World

When you go to the year-end block party tomorrow, be sure to admire the new names of the parks where the party is being held. And now, the 86th street bridge/overpass has a name, too.

Congratulations again to our 2015 contest winners:

NelsonM Spot – The Best Apartment Design (individual)

811K – The Best Dressed Team

Keisha, Irene, Gina, Essie, and Rashida – The Best Apartment Design (group)

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11 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Contest Winner for Best Dressed Team

3D World had a contest to choose the Best Dressed School Team. The rules were that every student in a team must have a customized avatar (no grey striped shirts and jeans/no pink polka dot dresses). The teacher had to take a class photo, a screen shot of the avatars in some scenic location in 3D World. A special guest judge selected to pick the best photograph.

And the winning team is…811K. 

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Congratulations to AngelR Kroll, JuanP Oodles, AnesiaP Spot, TseringP Coy, DashawnR Kroll, BrandonS Spot, AkeemMA Ashland, GraceP Oodles, ArnelWS Spot, and ChristeleeT Kroll! You are the Best Dressed Team!

Here is the team IRL (in real life):

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For their prize, the winners will get to name a place in 3D World.

Congratulations to teacher LisaH Highwater and co-teacher Jacqueline Gemino!

Thank you to the other teachers who submitted photographs.

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08 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Contest Winners for the Best Apartment Design

trophy3D World held a contest for The Best Apartment Design. Avatars had to purchase and place furniture and posters in their apartment. During “Lesson 20 – Open House…Meet the Neighbors” (April 30, 2015), a special guest judge, who specializes in interior design, joined us in 3D World to visit the apartments.

Some of the things the judges looked at were furniture position, lighting choices, decorations, carpeting, living room furniture, and kitchen organization. Because there were so many contestants, the judges decided to offered prizes to both the single most beautiful apartment, as well as the apartment house or brownstone that had the greatest number of beautiful apartments within.

The results are in:

The Best Apartment Design (individual) winner is Brownstone No. 5, apartment 3R. Congratulations to avatar NelsonM Spot (811Q-QHST) for your design.

See a video walkthrough of his apartment. (The password for video is the same as for the website.)

 

The Best Apartment Design (group) winner is Brownstone No. 4. Congratulations to avatars IreneC Coy, RashidaA Ashland, KieshelJ Kroll, GinaR Spot, and EssieN Coy (all from 811Q-QHST) for your designs.

See a video walkthrough of that building. (The password for video is the same as for the website.)

For their prize, the winners will get to choose special names for places in 3D World.

 

Congratulations to teacher XinglongY Hurricane.

Thank you to all the avatars who decorated and designed their apartments with care and feng shui!

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20 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Personal Health Worksheets Added

Here are some resources for the lesson on Personal Health, from Ms. Lisa Hillard at 811K.

Personal Health Worksheet.doc

Personal Health Questions .doc

Personal Health Pictures .doc

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13 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Stocking up on Food?

ultramega Well, it may be no UltraMega Supermarket, but Lynnda’s Grocery has “ultra mega” charm. Some new features of the store include aisle signs, paper goods, hygiene products, and a produce section. Stop by off the corner of 6th Avenue and E 86th Street.

13 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Contest Details

Your Name HereThe Contest for Naming Rights has two categories: The Best-Dressed Team and The Apartment Design.

The Best Dressed Team Category: Every student in the class must have a customized avatar (no grey striped shirts and jeans/ no pink polka dot dresses). The teacher will take a class photo, which will be a screen shot of the avatars in some scenic location in 3D World. A special guest judge will be selected to pick the best photograph.

The Apartment Design Category: Every pair of roommates will have to purchase and place furniture and posters in their apartment. During “Lesson 20 – Open House…Meet the Neighbors” (April 30, 2015), a special guest judge, who specializes in interior design, will join us in 3D World to visit the apartments. The judge will decide which apartment wins the award for the best design.

The class that wins in each category will get to choose a name for a special place in 3D World.

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29 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Contest for Naming Rights

Your Name HereWe will be planing a competition in 3D World, winner of said competition to earn Naming Rights for the streets around what is now called Coffina Circle. Impress your friends by having a street (or is it a circle?) named after you (or your class). Details on the competition to follow.

28 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Shopping Simulation for iPad

Shopping Simulation for iPad

Just in time for our next unit on working, there is a new app out that simulates a real grocery store shopping trip. Storest app simulates the shopping experience, complete with choosing items, paying out the cash register, and the best part? Print out the grocery store items, then use the the iPad’s built-in camera as a cash register’s bar-code scanner. Just like the real machines. Well worth the $2.99 price.

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26 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Updated Map of 3D World

compassThe 3D World map is updated. Go to resources to download.

New features include:

  • East and West Sides
  • Larger Apartment Building Landmarks
  • Legend
  • More Stores Listed
  • Etc.

 

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10 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

3D World Enters Another Year

Welcome to our website for 3D World – District 75’s cutting edge program to teach communication and life skills using a virtual, 3D environment.  For the 2014-2015 school year, we are entering our seventh time doing this program, and we think it has gotten better every year.

If you are a teacher or student in the program, this website is designed to provide you with the information and knowledge you need to fully participate each week.  Please use the password provided at the professional development day to access all the resources.

For any visitors and guests, we encourage you to look around the public portions of the website and learn more about the program.

 

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30 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

End-of-Year Block Party

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Congratulations to all of the students and teachers that successfully completed the 3D World program. I made a short video of the excitement and fun from our year-end Block Party. You can watch it on Vimeo on the link below. The password is the same one you use to access pages on this blog.

https://vimeo.com/96914503

27 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

And the Most Popular Job in CityWide Is….

If you were wondering what the most popular job site in CityWide was, wonder no more. I copied the data from the 3D World Work Report (http://eloisepasteur.net/nydoe/) and pasted it into Excel. Then I removed the duplicates (hello Immanuel Highwater) and deleted work done by teachers. I counted the results by location and the results are as follows:

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Congratulations Lynnda’s Grocery store. You are this year’s Most Popular Job Site!

 

22 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Ghost Bike

Since when did Citywide become…the Twilight Zone?!

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07 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Springtime in 3D

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25 April 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Danger House!

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How better to advertise Danger House! than with a flaming giant skull?

14 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Blizzard in 3D World?

Because of the real-life snow storm that left many students at home on Feb 13, students will have another opportunity to go on job interviews on Feb. 27. If students have already gone on interviews, they can begin training as scheduled. It is always sunny in Second Life!

24 November 2013 ~ 8 Comments

For Teachers

Post your questions, ideas, and success stories here.  To get started, you are welcome to share a short description of a successful 3D world activity which you feel had an impact on a student: