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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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Challenges VR must overcome to reach mass adoption

Challenges VR must overcome to reach mass adoption | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This virtual reality research report lays out the growth potential in key VR hardware categories & platforms. It also presents which headset categorie
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Good stuff! 

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Can drone racing go mainstream?

It’s been called the sport of the future but can racing drones go from the nerdy underground to global mass market? The FT's Daniel Garrahan reports on th
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I can see it now...Monster Drone Rally! ;)

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Amazon Just Patented A Drone Skyscraper

Amazon Just Patented A Drone Skyscraper | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
And considering recent developments at the company, it’s not as crazy as it sounds.
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What kind of range will these puppies have? 

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VR could get resolutions so high they’ll trick the human eye this year

VR could get resolutions so high they’ll trick the human eye this year | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I am standing in a virtual living room rendered via Unity. Except I am seeing things I never have before in VR. There is a virtual television on the wall to my left displaying a 4K video of a city. The floor, the couch pillows, the clothes hanging on a rack to my left, are shown in such extreme detail that I am actually seeing a life-like world. It’s a glimpse of VR’s future.
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Now this is geeky-cool stuff! 

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Teaching at an Epic Castle

Teaching at an Epic Castle | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Epic Castle (aka Alfea Castle, aka Epic Citadel) is a free OAR file that can be loaded into Sim-on-a-Stick. Educators have been using this sim to teach ESL at edMondo grid, but it could also be used to teach several other subjects, from history to spatial planning, literature, or even creative writing.

The Epic Castle OAR file is currently available for download at 'Teaching with SoaS' FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/teachingwithSoaS/


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Is the Future of Gaming an Augmented Reality Holodeck? 

Is the Future of Gaming an Augmented Reality Holodeck?  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Off the shelf motion detection and projection mapping technologies transform an empty room into an augmented reality play space.
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Future of gaming's in the news!

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These drones can see through walls

These drones can see through walls | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Researchers at The University of California Santa Barbara have developed a method of 3D imaging through walls using drones.
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So they know which room to deliver my pizza to?? ;) 

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Virtual reality audiences stare straight ahead 75% of the time

Virtual reality audiences stare straight ahead 75% of the time | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
YouTube's advice to turn heads is 'make better videos'. Literally. That's all they've got
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Hmm...I'm always looking around. ;)

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Clever AI-Powered Robot Learns to Get a Grip

Clever AI-Powered Robot Learns to Get a Grip | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Researchers have loaded a robot with an artificial intelligence so it can figure out how to best grip objects it’s never seen before, no hand-holding required.
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Russian students dominate at the computer programming olympics

Russian students dominate at the computer programming olympics | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
“We don’t care enough about teaching computer science": American programming students on why our STEM ed lags
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C'mon, Ahmurkins...put down the meth pipes and pick up those keyboards! ;)

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EU unveils plans to regulate drones by 2019

EU unveils plans to regulate drones by 2019 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The EU unveiled a blueprint to safely regulate drone traffic in Europe by 2019 in order to tap the growing commercial potential for unmanned aircraft technology.
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Can't decide if this is good or bad. ;)

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3D to VR: The Essentials

Coming soon, join us for 10 days of short video power-tutorials to get you up and running with VR content creation, and familiar with the tools and terminology.
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Informative stuff! 

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Serious Play Conference: July 18-20! 

Serious Play Conference: July 18-20!  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Sketches for the cartoons are coming along! ;)

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Washington DC this summer! http://seriousplayconf.com/

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Using VR to Diagnose and Treat Concussions

Using VR to Diagnose and Treat Concussions | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The process of diagnosing a concussion is largely a subjective process of variations of attention, focus, and balance, which means that the existing self-reporting methods are unreliable and easily gamed. Using foundational research from military research, SyncThink has created a portable concussion diagnostic tool that uses a tablet and either a Gear VR or Oculus …
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What can't VR do?? ;)

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Moisture-responsive 'robots' crawl with no external power source

Moisture-responsive 'robots' crawl with no external power source | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Using an off-the-shelf camera flash, researchers turned an ordinary sheet of graphene oxide into a material that bends when exposed to moisture. They then used this material to make a spider-like crawler and claw robot tha
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This is pretty cool. ;)

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Why humans must accept that robots make better decisions

Why humans must accept that robots make better decisions | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Every day it’s the same.
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Except for that decision to make robots in the first place...?? ;)

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ThermoReal lets you feel heat, cold, and pain in virtual reality

ThermoReal lets you feel heat, cold, and pain in virtual reality | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Virtual reality takes your eyes and ears into another world. But it isn’t quite truly immersive, yet. So, Tegway wants to take you one step closer into the immersion by making you feel new sensations like heat, cold, and pain.
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Cool...except maybe for the pain part. ;)

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2017 Conference Program – Serious Play Conference

2017 Conference Program – Serious Play Conference | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Our goal is to provide a forum for visionary educators, chief learning officers and heads of training programs in health care, government/military or other fields that want to learn how to improve the effectiveness of their program, and use the data collected to do even better.

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Conference program is online! 

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Super Mario Bros. in AR offers a peek at the future of gaming

Super Mario Bros. in AR offers a peek at the future of gaming | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Super Mario Bros. in augmented reality is something Nintendo needs to get to work on. Now!
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This is geeky-cool stuff! 

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10 things future iPhone will be able to do thanks to AR

10 things future iPhone will be able to do thanks to AR | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Apple is bringing augmented reality to the masses, and its stock price might jump because of it.
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This is geeky-cool stuff! 

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360-Virtual Reality: The Ultimate Storytelling Platform

360-Virtual Reality: The Ultimate Storytelling Platform | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A multi-platform approach to storytelling is best.
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Yes, for digital storytelling! Gotta try this soon.

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Regulators should think twice before cracking down on 'augmented reality'

Regulators should think twice before cracking down on 'augmented reality' | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
OPINION | A Wisconsin case is breaking new ground in the area of augmented reality regulation.
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Yes, please butt out. ;)

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Oculus Discounts Loads of Games for Rift and Gear VR Owners

Oculus Discounts Loads of Games for Rift and Gear VR Owners | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Summer of Rift sale offers bargains for PC and mobile VR owners
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First thing I'm gonna check out after I'm out from behind The Great Firewall. ;)

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Facebook is building chats bots that can plan ahead

Facebook is building chats bots that can plan ahead | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Facebook says its machines are getting more and more human.

Via THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*
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Hopefully they'll want government jobs! ;)

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'Spider-Man' is the latest big-budget flick to get a VR tie-in

'Spider-Man' is the latest big-budget flick to get a VR tie-in | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Peter Parker and his web-slinging alter ego seem to be everywhere these days. Sony showed off a lengthy gameplay sequence from the upcoming Spider-Man vide
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Everything's goin' VR! ;)

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