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Virtual Reality Could Help People Lose Weight, Fight Prejudice - Kansas City infoZine

Virtual Reality Could Help People Lose Weight, Fight PrejudiceKansas City infoZineA strong sense of self-presence in the social virtual world positively promoted health and well-being of study participants.
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Covering the use of 3D virtual worlds in education but also lots of other geeky-cool school stuff, 3D or not.
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HP LIFE (Learning Initiatives For Entrepreneurs) Program - YouTube

HP LIFE (Hewlett-Packard Learning Initiatives For Entrepreneurs) is a global program that helps students, potential entrepreneurs and small business owners e...
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Be sure to check out the American School of Guatemala video on the HP LIFE Program! 

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On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes

On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Scientists have come a long way in understanding how the brain generates creative ideas. Their work can inform classroom structures if educators want to inspire more creativity in students.
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Chinese doctors use 3D printing to rebuild part of man's skull

Chinese doctors use 3D printing to rebuild part of man's skull | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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Chinese doctors use 3D printing to rebuild part of man's skull
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A Chinese man recently underwent a potentially life-changing operation thanks to something created by a 3D printer.
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It just doesn't get much geeky-cooler than this. ;)

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Google's Project Loon Vs. Project Wing

Google's Project Loon Vs. Project Wing | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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Why I Am More Excited About Google's Project Loon Than Project Wing
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Google announced some of the specs behind its secret project to develop drone-delivery services on Thursday.
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Until drones can deliver Internet access, I'll favor Project Loon. ;)

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How 3D Printing Is Going To Change The World

How 3D Printing Is Going To Change The World | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Printable limbs and organs, printable guns, printable pizza?! This technology will change our lives. (RT @earthscraft: How 3D printing is going to change the world!
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HP LIFE (Learning Initiatives For Entrepreneurs) E-Learning Program

We are pleased to let you know that the NMC, the education not-for-profit for which I am an Ambassador, is participating in the HP LIFE e-Learning Back to Scho…
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Check out HP LIFE! Your students can register now: http://www.life-global.org/go/bts

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HP LIFE (Learning Initiatives For Entrepreneurs)

HP LIFE (Hewlett-Packard Learning Initiatives For Entrepreneurs) is a global program that helps students, potential entrepreneurs and small business owners e...
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American School of Guatemala educators discuss the HP LIFE Program. Check it out today: http://www.life-global.org/go/bts

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Oculus Rift Fueling New Vision for Virtual Reality in K-12

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Education Week News Oculus Rift Fueling New Vision for Virtual Reality in K-12 Education Week News And research that PublicVR and others have conducted suggests that immersive virtual-reality technologies help students learn by giving them an...
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Yet another gadget I haven't had time to show off...yet. ;)

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Scott Turner's curator insight, August 27, 12:51 PM

I like the Oculus rift - great for Minecraft with Minecrift

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Two Great Periodic Tables of Educational iPad Apps

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Two Great Periodic Tables of Educational iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/Z90LDcYdav via @medkh9
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Online school programs growing, despite challenges

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Online school programs growing, despite challenges
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“He's learning much more in the virtual school,” she said during a start-of-year “school social” at Cleveland Park late late week.
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Hope to get this going in Central America too! 

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Could Virtual Reality Make Real Waves in the Travel Industry?

Could Virtual Reality Make Real Waves in the Travel Industry? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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Could Virtual Reality Make Real Waves in the Travel Industry?
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Could virtual worlds be constructed that allow paying customers to "time travel" and experience something from the past? Say, the Coliseum in its heyday?
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VR's in the news a lot! 

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Complete Guide to Open Educational Resources

Complete Guide to Open Educational Resources | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Reblogged on WordPress.com (Complete Guide to Open Educational Resources (Campus Technology) http://t.co/timZNqf5HI)
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We Are What We Google: How Search Terms Reflect Our Wealth

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We Are What We Google: How Search Terms Reflect Our Wealth
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From the New York Times comes word of yet another dimension to the inequality of wealth. We are what we Google.
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HP LIFE Learning Initiative For Entrepreneurs

HP LIFE Learning Initiative For Entrepreneurs | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
HP LIFE e-Learning provides online courses in IT and business skills for entrepreneurs. Free of charge.
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Get your students signed up! 

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Has this new online college program solved the MOOC problem?

Has this new online college program solved the MOOC problem? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
ATLANTA – Dary Merckens was in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, several weeks before moving to Las Vegas. He was also entering his second month in a master’s degree program at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Merckens, who is 30, can take his education with him. That’s because he’s enrolled in Georgia …
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“Four Things I’ll Do Differently This School Year”

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By Amy Ridlehuber Kingsley This summer I set out to boost my EdTech IQ. Education has changed so much since earning my teaching credential 15 years ago. Tech
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The War for Our Digital Future: Virtual Reality vs. Reality

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The War for Our Digital Future: Virtual Reality vs.
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May the best reality win. ;)

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Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play

Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Play can release code from the rules and structures that drive it.
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HP LIFE e-Learning

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HP LIFE e-Learning provides online courses in IT and business skills for entrepreneurs. Free of charge. Register today: http://www.life-global.org/go/bts

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HP LIFE (Learning Initiatives For Entrepreneurs)! Check it out today: http://www.life-global.org/go/bts

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V.R. Tweet | All the latest VR news

All the latest Virtual Reality news from around the globe.

 

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Google’s exciting yet ambitious new Project Loon

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Internet acess via a network of balloons traveling on the edge of Space
Introducing the latest project from Google x called Project Loon.
Its where a they intend to bring internet access to people i

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Pier Bécotte's curator insight, August 27, 1:06 PM

Internet pour la planète

 

Un Grand projet de Google

Think BIG!

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10 tips for getting started with Google Classroom

10 tips for getting started with Google Classroom | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Share on FacebookTweet ThisGoogle+Pin ItLinkedIn One of the biggest innovations in education happened just about a week ago. It wasn’t a new iPad or a new iteration of the Common Core. Sorry to burst your bubble.
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Google Glass Will Find Its Sweet Spot In The Medical Industry

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Remedy Bets That Google Glass Will Find Its Sweet Spot In The Medical Industry TechCrunch While Google Glass has generated a healthy debate over privacy, etiquette and whether the device will ever gain broader acceptance in society, there are some...
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Mine will be making its debut here soon! 

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Oculus Rift helps man with 2D vision see 3D

The Oculus Rift helped James Blaha see 3D for the first time in his life. Now his Kickstarter company Diplopia is using virtual reality to help other people with vision disorders.
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Diagnosing cognitive defects using Virtual Environment

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[From the University of California, San Diego; a 4:39 minute video is available on YouTube] 

 

Note: This is the first in a three-part series about Qualcomm Institute research projects that have a direct impact on aging. All three projects are funded through the Calit2 Strategic Research Opportunities program. The Qualcomm Institute is the University of California, San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2).

 

Experts agree that the ability to navigate a neighborhood or built space is one of the first faculties to suffer at the onset of cognitive decline. They also agree that early intervention is crucial for stemming the further ravages of dementia.


Via Kim Flintoff
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Jeremy Joseph's curator insight, August 24, 9:05 AM

#cognition #vr #dementia  #virtual #cognitivedecline


Great research out of UCSD on virtual reality  used to stem cognitive decline.. Aptas is looking into projects similar to this now!