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8 Teacher’s Guides To Free Educational Technology

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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.
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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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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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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 Anatomy Of Good Gamified eLearning

The Anatomy Of Good Gamified eLearning | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What is ‘gamification’ and how can it help you to design great elearning? Check The Anatomy Of Good Gamified eLearning to find out more!
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Great tips here! 

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HC's curator insight, March 1, 5:00 PM

"The first rule of great gamified eLearning is: learner centricity."

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GameGuru by Game Creators!

GameGuru by Game Creators! | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Making your own games has never been easier. GameGuru is packed with game making technology and expanding with new features all the time.
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21 Smart Games For Game-Based Learning

21 Smart Games For Game-Based Learning | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
21 Smart Games For Game-Based Learning
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How Robotic Flyers are Changing Exploration

How Robotic Flyers are Changing Exploration | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
UAVs let volcano scientists get unprecedented views of molten craters.
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Gotta get our school a drone! 

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Kansas opens Immersive Education Club

Kansas opens Immersive Education Club | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Check it out! OpenSimulator!!

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Ed Games Need To Fill in Assessment Gaps To Be Fully Useful

Ed Games Need To Fill in Assessment Gaps To Be Fully Useful | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A joint study on game-playing in K-12 has found that educational game developers could improve the learning impact by making a few changes.
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I think it's the dinosaurs who need to rethink their notions re: assessment! ;)

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Next up at the 2016 Oscars: Virtual Reality

Next up at the 2016 Oscars: Virtual Reality | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Imagine a cinematic world that goes beyond 2D or even 3D—one that’s so immersive that you’d swear you could reach out and touch the characters and surroundings. Not only that, but you...
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Now this is geeky-cool stuff! 

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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?

Via EMF - the Forum of e-Excellence
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The next big thing? The gamification of your emotion - The Globe and Mail

The next big thing? The gamification of your emotion - The Globe and Mail | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Gamification of everyday life is increasingly prevalent and permeates far beyond the realm of physical health and fitness routines. Now we’re actively tracking and gamifying their emotion.
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Remember mood rings? ;)

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Are metaverse pioneers making the same old security mistakes?

Are metaverse pioneers making the same old security mistakes? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Ask security pros what they would change about the Internet if they could go back in time knowing what they know now, and most can point to a list of mistakes we could have avoided.
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Oculus Rift, meet GoPro!

Oculus Rift, meet GoPro! | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
360º Tours, Virtual Reality & Oculus Rift are here! Just a quick update for you tech-minded folks, like us! Here at Gravity Jack, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t gushing over our latest toys.
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Now you know what to get me for Xmas this year! 

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Google's AI Is Now Smart Enough to Play Atari Like the Pros

Google's AI Is Now Smart Enough to Play Atari Like the Pros | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google has pitted its latest AI software against professional gamers in a punishing set of 49 Atari 2600 games. And guess what? The AI is starting to beat the humans.
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5 Ways Google Tools Can Make Education More Exciting

5 Ways Google Tools Can Make Education More Exciting | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Whether or not you've been using Google tools in your classroom for years or just now started to consider their potential, a little inspiration never hurts.

Via Leona Ungerer
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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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1,000+ VIEWS on SlideShare since Sunday! 

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Won Ho's curator insight, February 27, 8:01 AM

오픈시뮬레이터가 많이 안정화된 모양이다. 세컨드 라이프의 오픈소스 버전... 예전부터 관심은 있었건만...

It seems to me the Open Simulator has been stabilized. It is open source version of Second Life. Time has come.

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Five Simple Rules for Staying in the Game

Five Simple Rules for Staying in the Game | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Trends in Gamification for Customer Service Training Gamification is gaining traction in all kinds of industries including sales, customer service, employee training, customer engagement, education,…
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Geeky-cool stuff on gamification! 

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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, February 25, 11:02 AM

Great post- Five Simple Rules!

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Study Reveals Fascinating Possibilities for Video Gaming

Study Reveals Fascinating Possibilities for Video Gaming | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Early Brain Development and Gaming: A New Study on Neurogenesis and Brain Connectivity Could a recent study by neuroscientist Simone Kühn reveal new ways of

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Kim Flintoff
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Great, but we gamers knew this all along! 

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Chris Martin's curator insight, February 24, 10:42 AM

This is really exciting. The sooner mainstream culture accepts technology helping--in all aspects of a child's life--the better.

Jim Goldsmith's curator insight, February 25, 2:42 PM

From the article:  “The benefits of gaming not only boost early life brain development – but they could extend to decelerating the degenerative span of the brain in mature life.”  I guess it’s time to load up Call of Duty…