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Augmented Reality 'keeping their memory alive' | Digital Memorial

Augmented Reality 'keeping their memory alive' | Digital Memorial | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Making gravestones 'Digital Memorial' ready using Augmented Reality AR. Solutions that improve the family experience of funeral services and memorials.
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Now here's an AR application that I never would have thought of. 

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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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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.
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More on 3D printing! 

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Who wouldn't want to know more?

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Future Ready Schools

Future Ready Schools | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Tools for change! @ Empowering Educators through Professional Learning toolkit | Office of Educational Technology - http://t.co/GP89BsBTsi
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K-12 Ambassador - The New Media Consortium

K-12 Ambassador - The New Media Consortium | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Launched in January 2013, the NMC K-12 Ambassador Program is a global search for K-12 education professionals who are committed to using innovative approaches to teaching and learning in their K-12 classrooms. Distinguished as NMC Ambassadors, the selected individuals earned a one-year NMC membership as well as an influential place within the NMC community.

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New New Media Consortium website! Here are the K-12 Ambassadors! 

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 20, 5:52 PM

New New Media Consortium website! Here are the K-12 Ambassadors! 

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Ask Ray | Living in virtual worlds as an avatar

Ask Ray | Living in virtual worlds as an avatar | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Second Life avatars can interact and change personality in virtual worlds. (credit: Linden Lab) Dear Mr. Kurzweil, I’m in school, taking a research class called Da Vinci. I have to produce a 10 page annotated paper.
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VWs in the news! 

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Why we are all makers

Why we are all makers | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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How to recognize bias in 3D printer reviews

How to recognize bias in 3D printer reviews | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
3D printers come in many different shapes and colors and often it's difficult to find reliable desktop 3D printer reviews.
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Useful info! Thanks to Inside3DP.

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Could a Video Game Help to Preserve Inuit Culture?

Could a Video Game Help to Preserve Inuit Culture? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Game developers partnered with the Iñupiat community of Alaska to create a video game that aims to keep the community’s traditions and stories alive.
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10 hottest IT skills for 2015

InfoWorld 10 hottest IT skills for 2015 InfoWorld “You've got the ability to crunch massive amounts of data, but you still need to understand how your database has been put together,” says Terry Erdle, executive vice president for certifications...
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Unemployment rate for ITers? Under 3 percent! 

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Martha Stewart launches 3D printing products with MakerBot

Martha Stewart launches 3D printing products with MakerBot | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
MakerBot has enlisted the help of lifestyle guru Martha Stewart to develop a range of custom printable designs and new filament colours.
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If Martha Stewart's doing it, you know it must be right. ;)

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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides suggestions for practical use.
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Download this! Thanks to Bron Stuckey! 

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Which Celebrities Have World of Warcraft Characters?

Which Celebrities Have World of Warcraft Characters? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
World of Warcraft continues to be a worldwide sensation, with millions of people playing all over the globe; and that includes a few ...
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Inquiring minds want to know! ;)

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Virtual labs replace hands-on science experiments

Virtual labs replace hands-on science experiments | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Cal State L.A. biology students are breeding fruit flies to learn how mutations, such as white eyes or curved wings, are passed to future generations.
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Here we go! 

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A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning

A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
One student speaks up about his experience of video games in the classroom.
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Testify! ;)

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3D printed robotic hand offers hope to child amputees

3D printed robotic hand offers hope to child amputees | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Children like six-year-old Charlotte Nott could benefit from new technology which can cheaply print robotic hands From The Telegraph on 20th November 2014
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Easily the geeky-coolest thing I've seen in a while. ;)

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The 11 Skills Underlying 21st Century New Literacies

The 11 Skills Underlying 21st Century New Literacies | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The 11 Skills Underlying 21st Century New Literacies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/AXy4Gd8VkQ via @delicious
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Announcing the 2014 NMC Horizon Report Europe

Announcing the 2014 NMC Horizon Report Europe | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Horizon Europe Edu report: Key Trends Accelerating Educational Technology Adoption in European Edu http://t.co/jVP41ed6Sy #aocce14 #FELTAG
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Check it out if you haven't already! 

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How 3D Printing Could Have Prevented The Apollo 13 Crisis

How 3D Printing Could Have Prevented The Apollo 13 Crisis | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Interactive team uses cutting edge design to help astronauts avert space disasters.
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Top 10 Desktop 3D Printer Comparison

Top 10 Desktop 3D Printer Comparison | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
We showcase the most popular consumer desktop 3D printers in the market. Get yours now and start making!
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How to live for a month in virtual reality

How to live for a month in virtual reality | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Next year, artist Mark Farid wants to give up a month of his life to virtual reality. If a crowdfunding campaign succeeds, he’ll spend 28 days in a gallery, wearing a VR headset and a pair of...
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Hey, I already do this! Does this mean I'm an artist?? ;)

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Linden Lab explores VR for its next-generation virtual world

Linden Lab explores VR for its next-generation virtual world | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Under new CEO Ebbe Altberg, the company is working on its successor to Second Life.
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Got a sneak peek at OSCC14! 

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3D-printed cremation urn replicates your loved one's head

3D-printed cremation urn replicates your loved one's head | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A cremation supplies company now claims to be selling 3D-printed memorial urns in the shape of your loved one -- or celebrity hero.
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Geeky-cool, but creepy. ;)

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The Black Swan Ball | 2015 Horizon Project Retreat

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Woo hoo! Time to start getting ready for this! 

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 18, 9:47 PM

Woo hoo! Time to start getting ready for this! 

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Will online learning melt snow days?

Will online learning melt snow days? | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

now Indiana thinks so. Last year, the state launched a 'virtual option' for inclement weather. 

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No snow here in Guatemala, but we're having our first Virtual Day tomorrow! 

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ExtensionEngine's curator insight, November 17, 11:28 AM

With winter approaching in New England, the idea of creating an online option for snow days makes a lot of sense.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 17, 6:42 PM

Good teachers have used digital technologies effectively for school days where students cannot attend.

 

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, November 17, 7:33 PM

What about our area and others that can never expect a snow day? Maybe we could have optional "virtual" days to help ease school overcrowding or traffic snarls. We could seriously consider having virtual days for air quality warning days.

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WoW Servers Down as Blizzard Confirms DDoS Attack

WoW Servers Down as Blizzard Confirms DDoS Attack | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Blizzard confirms four hour maintenance after DDOS attack on expansion pack launch day.
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So this is why it was so hard to get in! Shame! 

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Using Games to Promote Evidence-Based Learning

Using Games to Promote Evidence-Based Learning | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Here's how one librarian uses a game-show style platform to encourage her students not just to answer questions about what they have read, but also to discuss why their answer is correct.
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GBL's in the news a lot these days! 

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