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3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech
Covering the use of 3D design, printing and virtual worlds in education, but also lots of other geeky-cool school stuff, 3D or not.
Curated by David W. Deeds
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Get into game development with free versions

Get into game development with free versions | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Unreal Engine 4 and Unity 5, two of the dominant game development engines in the industry, are now both available for free to anyone interested.
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Unreal or Unity...decisions, decisions. ;)

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Reaching Online Learners through Gamification

Reaching Online Learners through Gamification | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Reaching Online Learners through Gamification Infographic provides tips on how you can gamify your eLearning courses and motivate your online learners.
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Easily my Infographic of the Week. ;)

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MakerBot Starter Labs - 3D Printing Industry

MakerBot Starter Labs - 3D Printing Industry | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
MakerBot has launched its Starter Labs product suite, which includes a number of MakerBot 3D printers and products, for schools and libraries.
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Oh, man...makes me drool with envy. ;)

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Unreal Engine 4 for Academic Use

Unreal Engine 4 for Academic Use | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Teachers and Administrators can acquire a free license of Unreal Engine 4 for academic use by students .

 

Epic Games is committed to supporting students and schools, and helping companies that license Unreal Engine 4 find and hire qualified developers.

 

Free to use, Unreal Engine 4 can be downloaded and installed to classroom computers as well as student home systems at no cost. With full access to the complete source code and tools, Unreal Engine 4 levels the playing field to give everyone the resources needed to learn professional-quality development.

In addition, schools and their students receive regular updates, making it easy to stay current with the latest and greatest in game development.

 

With UE4, student developers have unprecedented opportunities to use the skills they learn in class on their own projects at no cost. Launch of commercial products is still subject to the 5% royalty.

For complete details, please see the FAQ.


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Oh YEAH, baby! Thanks to Kim Flintoff.

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A Second Life In Virtual Worlds

A Second Life In Virtual Worlds | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A Second Life In Virtual Worlds Offer Price $6.75 ISBN:143483722X Authors Dale Calhoun List Price : $7.50 Availablity Usually ships in 24 hours Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform This book has some views on gaming in second...
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Check this out! 

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3D Printing Helps Test Crop Seeding System

3D Printing Helps Test Crop Seeding System | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In a groundbreaking move – literally – a Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada-based company has produced 3D printed parts to help test a high-tech crop seeding syste

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What CAN'T 3D printing do?! ;)

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Is Apple Making a Virtual Reality Headset?

Is Apple Making a Virtual Reality Headset? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Recently uncovered job listings suggest that Apple is moving toward the development of some type of virtual reality hardware.
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More on the Apple Oculus rival.

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Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
One of the things that I love most about Second Life is the way you can go from a vintage train station to a post apocalyptic wasteland in the same day. I took a stroll around the latest Fantasy Co...

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Great piece on Second Life.

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Unreal Engine is Now Free!

Unreal Engine is Now Free! | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Unreal Engine is Now Free!
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Wow...gotta rethink using Unity now.

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Happy Birthday to the Raspberry Pi!

Happy Birthday to the Raspberry Pi! | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Three years on, and five million boards later, I look back at some of my favourite Pi-powered projects we've featured here on the blog.Read more on MAKE
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Happy birthday, RP! 

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Using Minecraft in Education : Cross Curricular Ideas

Using Minecraft in Education : Cross Curricular Ideas | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Minecraft is an open sandbox game that allows players t…
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Good stuff! 

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David Berriolope's curator insight, March 2, 2:23 PM

No me convence del todo, pero suena interesante...

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Two Different Views Of The Classroom Of The Future?

Two Different Views Of The Classroom Of The Future? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A video and some photos demonstrating 2 differing views on the classroom of the future.
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Good stuff! 

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Jeremy Cooke's curator insight, March 2, 6:02 AM

The Swedish school gets my vote - focus on student creativity and independent learning.. tech clearly engaged but not mandatory..

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The Top 10 Idiots of World of Warcraft

There are many different kinds of WoW players. Some enjoy PvP, some enjoy PvE, some RP, but some... Well, let's just say they're idiots. These people are the...
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Very: well done; funny. Yeah, I hate the "You Guys Suck Guy" too. ;)

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The VR Headset That's More Immersive Than Oculus Rift

The VR Headset That's More Immersive Than Oculus Rift | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Virtual reality goes high-definition courtesy of a new company in Prague.
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The Oculus Rift is facing some tough competition.

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Man drops dead after playing World Of Warcraft for 19 hours straight

Man drops dead after playing World Of Warcraft for 19 hours straight | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Wu Tai, 24, went to the unnamed internet cafe in the Chinese capital Shanghai to play the latest installment of the role-playing fantasy game alongside other fans of the popular series.
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Well, at least he died happy. ;)

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Flat Connections Global Projects: NMC K-12 Horizon Report

David W. Deeds' presentation for the 2015 Flat Connections Global Projects. Student version. Covers: Flat Connections Global Projects, NMC K-12 Horizon Report,…
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I'll be presenting to students, not teachers! So here's the student version. ;)

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Flat Connections Global Projects: NMC Horizon Report

David W. Deeds' presentation for the 2015 Flat Connections Global Projects. Covers the New Media Consortium K-12 Horizon Report: how it's produced and used. Al…
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Presentation's just about ready for next week's Flat Connections Global Projects! 

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Amazing Items Made with 3D Printers

Mind blowing creations from 3 dimensional printed objects. Subscribe to our channel: http://goo.gl/9CwQhg -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
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Cool or creepy? You decide. ;)

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Augmenting Virtual Worlds With Physical Reality

Augmenting Virtual Worlds With Physical Reality | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
technology trends, virtual products, virtual reality
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Now this is geeky-cool stuff! 

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The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have

The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/OMtQhlb68r via @medkh9
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Good stuff! 

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Björk's next music video will be available on Oculus Rift

Björk's next music video will be available on Oculus Rift | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The clip for Vulnicura's "Stonemilker" can soon be seen with the virtual reality headset.
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I sense a trend forming. ;)

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EDU DAY Guatemala: Using 3D Virtual Worlds in Education

EDU DAY Guatemala (Featuring Google) presentation by David W. Deeds: "Using 3D Virtual Worlds in Education." Covers Second Life and OpenSimulator, higher educa…
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2,000+ SLIDESHARE VIEWS in one week. That's a new record for me. ;)

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Apple looking for engineers to build virtual reality

Apple looking for engineers to build virtual reality | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A handful of recent Apple corporate job postings suggest the company is experimenting with virtual and augmented reality hardware and software, an area of intense interest some believe will be the next tech battleground.
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"The next tech battleground"...I like that. ;)

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Leading the Digital Learning Transition: Creating Future Ready Schools

Leading the Digital Learning Transition: Creating Future Ready Schools | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Starting this MOOC today! 

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Emerging Challenge of Augmenting Virtual Worlds With Physical Reality

Emerging Challenge of Augmenting Virtual Worlds With Physical Reality | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If you want to interact with real world objects while immersed in a virtual reality, how do you do it?

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