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In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever

In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
“It's so good such infographics like the one presented below are created.” (In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic] | @scoopit via @thuridilla http://t.co/w5Vm1Grulh)...
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Librarians are finally getting some much-deserved attention.

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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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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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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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Check this out! 

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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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Google Glass Explorer Edition

Google Glass Explorer Edition | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
US $355.00 Used in Consumer Electronics, Gadgets & Other Electronics, Video Glasses
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Price has come down quite a bit! ;)

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Is Augmented Reality The Next Tech Revolution?

Is Augmented Reality The Next Tech Revolution? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A number of companies are in various stages of developing augmented reality tech. But are the claims and demo videos that have already been released too good to be true? Will the visions of startup...
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Let's hope so! 

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'No Pineapple Left Behind' Game

'No Pineapple Left Behind' Game | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As Rockstar Games' Bully proved, grade school makes for a pretty interesting (if painfully underused) setting for video games, which is why I'm intrigued
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I wanna play! ;)

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Video Gaming Made Me a History Major

Video Gaming Made Me a History Major - Bright - Medium
Empire of Earth and Medieval 2 Total War made me actually care about school.

Via Peter Mellow
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Geeky-cool stuff! Thanks to Peter Mellow.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, April 11, 11:06 PM

Yes there is a positive side to the video game craze among young people. :)  -Lon

Rob Rose's curator insight, April 12, 2:49 PM

As the sloth says... Follow your dream!

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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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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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Virtual and augmented reality market is poised for growth

Virtual and augmented reality market is poised for growth | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
augmented reality market. These technologies are becoming more prominent throughout the world, with consumers showing a great deal of interest in software
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Oh, YEAH! ;)

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The Layman’s Guide To Virtual Reality

The Layman’s Guide To Virtual Reality | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
So many companies, so many technologies. Who can keep it all straight? We can! Here's a plainspeak FAQ to get you up to speed.

Via siobhan-o-flynn
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This is an excellent introduction. 

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These Awesome Guitars Were Made With A 3D Printer

These Awesome Guitars Were Made With A 3D Printer | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
These Awesome Guitars Were Made With A 3D Printer
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Resources via Global Digital Citizen Foundation

Resources via Global Digital Citizen Foundation | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Global Digital Citizen Foundation resources list has got something for every teacher, administrator, and student living in the digital age.


Thanks to Beth Dichter for her insight:

If you are looking for excellent resources in the following areas you may want to click through to the Global Digital Citizen Foundation website. They provide a wealth of resources that you may download. Below is a list of their current resources. Consider bookmarking this page as they continue to add new resources.

* Solution Fluency Quickstart Guide

* Information Fluency Quickstart Guide

* Creative Fluency Quickstart Guide

* Media Fluency Quickstart Guide

* Collaboration Fluency Quickstart Guide

* World of Colour: Colour Theory in Marketing and Media

* PBL in the Classroom - this is a series and includes 3 resources

* 10 Things to Know Before Starting a BYOD Program

* Fluency Snapshot Quickstart Guide

* Tools for Teachers - Media Production

* Tools for Teachers - Writing

* Digital Citizenship Agreements


Via Beth Dichter, Mel Riddile
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GREAT free stuff here! Thanks to Mel Riddle.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 11, 8:03 AM

If you are looking for excellent resources in the following areas you may want to click through to the Global Digital Citizen Foundation website. They provide a wealth of resources that you may download. Below is a list of their current resources. Consider bookmarking this page as they continue to add new resources.

* Solution Fluency Quickstart Guide

* Information Fluency Quickstart Guide

* Creative Fluency Quickstart Guide

* Media Fluency Quickstart Guide

* Collaboration Fluency Quickstart Guide

* World of Colour: Colour Theory in Marketing and Media

* PBL in the Classroom - this is a series and includes 3 resources

* 10 Things to Know Before Starting a BYOD Program

* Fluency Snapshot Quickstart Guide

* Tools for Teachers - Media Production

* Tools for Teachers - Writing

* Digital Citizenship Agreements

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, April 12, 8:59 AM

Thx Beth Dichter