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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Top 11 Educational Video Websites for Teachers | The 21st Century

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Top 11 Educational Video Websites for Teachers | The 21st Century | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The use of multimedia in the classroom is a great way of getting students engaged. One of the biggest challenges we all face today is how to hold students attention for a longer time.
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Covering the use of 3D design, printing and virtual worlds in education, but also lots of other geeky-cool school stuff, 3D or not.
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Gamification Design MOOC 2nd Edition

Gamification Design MOOC 2nd Edition | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This is not a course for beginners. It’s NOT a repository of the kind of usual gamification contents you could easily find on the internet. We only want to share with you real tools and tips we use when designing real gamification.
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Check this out! Wish I had the time to do it! ;)

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Disney's fabric-based 3D printer

Disney's fabric-based 3D printer | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This research projects combines 3D-printing and laser-cutting techniques to form soft, flexible objects.
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A laser cutter...tops on my wish list. ;)

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How Oculus Rift could revolutionise Social Psychology

How Oculus Rift could revolutionise Social Psychology | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Upon acquiring virtual technology company Oculus, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg predicted that virtual reality technology would one day permeate areas of life further than just the world of gaming, and we would ‘someday to enjoy a courtside seat at...
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Yet more good news re: virtual reality! 

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Oculus Rift Helps Glaucoma Patients

Oculus Rift Helps Glaucoma Patients | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A new virtual method can simulate movement in order to determine a person's balance control.
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Is there anything virtual reality CAN'T do?! ;)

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How to trade paper for pixels – and keep writing by hand

How to trade paper for pixels – and keep writing by hand | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If you like to write on paper, but hate that it locks you out of the digital world, listen up. We've tested and compiled a list of the best digital pens, note-taking tablets, handwriting apps, and smartphone scanners around. Here's our full guide.
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I'm still using pen/pencil and paper. Determined to make the switch to digital.

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Unity Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality in Unity with Vuforia Model and animation in Maya.
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Now this is geeky-cool stuff! 

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Gamification of PBL for PD

Gamification of PBL for PD | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Education and gamification go hand in hand, not only in a new technological environment, but also in an educational one as well.

Via Yashy Tohsaku, Kim Flintoff
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Interesting stuff! 

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3D Robotics Announces a "Smart Drone"

3D Robotics Announces a "Smart Drone" | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Solo will be ready for flight straight out of the box.
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Great, but I want the Phenox, a drone I can program! ;)

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Home - Gamification World

Home - Gamification World | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Gamification World is the "homepage" for every Gamification professional and passionate. Events, online courses, articles, awards... All the gamification resources.

Via Kim Flintoff
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Microsoft's HoloLens' Release Date

Microsoft's HoloLens' Release Date | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Recently one of Microsoft Studio's (UK) executive, Kudo Tsunoda spoke about the Microsoft HoloLens and what makes it different from the other VR devices being promoted by different companies right now.
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This is what you can get me for Xmas! ;)

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New Research: Positive Impact of Games-Based Learning

New Research: Positive Impact of Games-Based Learning | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In a new study, conducted by The National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales (NFER) found that game-based learning shows that "games can impact positively on problem solving s...

Via Chris Carter, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D.
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But then, we gamers knew this already! ;)

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Chris Carter's comment, July 14, 2013 1:38 PM
Thank you, Yasemin!
Chris Carter's comment, July 15, 2013 11:02 AM
Thank you, Jennifer and Diane!
John Allen's curator insight, April 17, 3:26 PM

You have to read this! I think the fact that there is real research out there around game-based learning positively impacting problem solving, motivational skills, and engagement is great!

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Geek Inside T-shirt

Geek Inside T-shirt | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Geek Inside T-shirt by Force 18
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I think I've found the t-shirt for our Geek Squad. ;)

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Virtual training could be NFL sea change

Virtual training could be NFL sea change | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Ability to minimize injuries by using avatars could be a breakthrough.
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Surprised no one's thought of this before. ;)

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Virtual reality Japanese sushi-go-round for Oculus Rift

Virtual reality Japanese sushi-go-round for Oculus Rift http://t.co/IsLqIyJo3M http://t.co/wzTTVkAQeX
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This just makes me hungry. ;)

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Gamification harnesses the power of games to motivate

Gamification harnesses the power of games to motivate | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We're hardwired to love finding patterns, solving puzzles, mastering challenges. Business, education, health, marketing and other fields tap into these drives via game elements to help us hit goals or change behavior.

Via Eric_Determined / Eric Silverstein
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¨We´re hardwired¨...I like that. ;)

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Arielle Monnerot-Dumaine's curator insight, April 2, 11:42 AM

Le jour porte conseil met au point de nouveaux jeux pour faciliter l'apprentissage, des jeux exigeants mais bienveillants !

Jean-Marie Grange's curator insight, April 7, 10:43 AM

Gamification works!

Jonathan Wade's curator insight, April 14, 1:32 PM

So, can we use our tendencies and appeal them in order to make ourselves better?  If so, where are the ethical boundaries?

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Parents Use 3D Printer to Teach Visually Impaired Daughter

Parents Use 3D Printer to Teach Visually Impaired Daughter | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Just as the process of 3D printing is generally achieved by printing one layer on top of another, it often seems to operate on parallel levels also, offering infinite layers of innovation and inspiration...
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Yet more cool stuff 3D printers can do! 

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Google's Project Loon close to launching balloons

Google's Project Loon close to launching balloons | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google says its Project Loon is close to being able to produce and launch thousands of balloons to provide Internet access from the sky.

Via Peter Azzopardi
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This is just so cool. Would like to see this here in Guatemala.

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, April 18, 5:16 AM

The ambitious project has been underway for a couple of years and involves beaming down LTE cellular signals to handsets on the ground from balloons thousands of feet in the air, well above the altitude that passenger jets fly.

Sudeep Sirur's curator insight, April 18, 7:20 AM

Google !

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Will 3D Printing Bring Jobs Back to the US?

Will 3D Printing Bring Jobs Back to the US? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
“Let’s bring jobs back to American soil!” This is a quote which numerous Presidents of the United States have used, usually referring to the jobs they seek to return to American soil which had...
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I think it will! 

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Google’s new Handwriting app

Google’s new Handwriting app | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google released Handwriting Input, a keyboard plugin that allows users to use finger or pen to write text by hand.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Here we go! Maybe I'll finally give up pen and paper for good.

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Spiridou Despina's curator insight, April 16, 3:20 AM

Δοκιμάστε το !

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Gamification Industry Report 2015

Gamification Industry Report 2015 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The results are in! And with some surprises! In this first industry report on enterprise grade gamification platforms, we evaluated and compared twelve universal platforms and their vendors.
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Interesting stuff! 

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Mini augmented reality glasses

Mini augmented reality glasses | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
New augmented reality glasses from Mini, could completely change the way we drive.
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This is geeky-cool stuff! 

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Virtual reality helps patients relax

Virtual reality helps patients relax | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Press release: Improve Patient Care with Virtual Reality Mindfulness GLEN ELLYN, Ill. — Cubicle Ninjas‘ relaxing virtual reality application for the Oculus Rift, Guided Meditation VR allows patients to experience an exotic vacation, wherever and...
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Yes, it does! Thanks to Hypergrid Business.

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Marie Vans's curator insight, April 16, 12:13 PM

Not a surprise for those of us who enjoy spending time in virtual worlds.

 

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6 Mistakes I Made with Professional Development

6 Mistakes I Made with Professional Development | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
These 6 strategies represent some of the most fundamental mistakes I've made in my years of educational technology professional development. Source: exitticket.org . Learn more: .
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Hmm...I learned a few lessons here. 

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Department of Education Believes Video Games are the Future of Learning

Department of Education Believes Video Games are the Future of Learning | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Teachers and developers join forces to help revolutionize education.
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[Darn] straight!! Thanks to Michael D. Smith.

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Marcus Ja'mol Norman's curator insight, April 14, 6:17 PM

I agree kids are far more receptive when they enjoy what they are doing. I think video games are the future of learning.

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11 Unreal Augmented Reality Examples

11 Unreal Augmented Reality Examples | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It may seem that Augmented Reality use in marketing campaigns is slowing down; however, some marketers have found ways to use it to create some very intere
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This is geeky-cool stuff! 

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