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The Slow Gamification of K-12 Classrooms

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The Slow Gamification of K-12 Classrooms
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A report by the market research group Ambient Insight found that edtech in the forms of learning games is not making its way into classrooms.
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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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MIT Researchers Design Way to 3D Print with Plants

MIT Researchers Design Way to 3D Print with Plants | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
World Coverage of the 3D Ecosystem
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Teacher, Leave Those Phones Alone! 

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A student speaks out for using smartphones and other gadgets in school. 

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Creepy vibrating touch gloves let couples touch long-distance

Creepy vibrating touch gloves let couples touch long-distance | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Researchers at Canada's Simon Fraser University have created interconnected gloves that respond to finger movements. When one partner moves their fingers it's felt in the other glove.
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Mostly cool, a little creepy. ;)

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'Shybot' wanders around desert, avoids humans

'Shybot' wanders around desert, avoids humans | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If the news lately is making you feel like it would be a great time to retreat into a remote wasteland and never see another human, you're going to love shybot. The little robotic rover, designed by Italian artist Norma Jean
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Fishytale AR/VR digital publishing

Fishytale AR/VR digital publishing | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Fishytale is a digital book publisher that is taking advantage of the AR/VR world to hold your child's attention and teach them read along the way
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This has potential! 

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This Drone is Designed to Save Lives Then Disappear 

The Everfly APSARA drone is an origami-like disposable drone made to deliver essential supplies in a humanitarian or disaster situation. Still haven’
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This 3D map lets you track global pollution in real time

This 3D map lets you track global pollution in real time | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This 3D world map shows how weather patterns move air pollution across the globe.
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Cool app but depressing context. ;)

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Interesting interactive.
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3D pollution map?
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Robots Class

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Building robots is fun, easy, and can be done by nearly anyone. My class guides you through four beginner projects, introducing new knowledge and skills along the way.During the first half of the class you will build three simple bots which will familiarize you with the fundamentals of robot-building. Over the second half of the class you will build an advanced telepresence robot using a microcontroller and sensors.I hope you will join me in the wild world of robotics.
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Love this Instructables site! 

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49 Highly Useful 3D Printed Things 

49 Highly Useful 3D Printed Things  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Short Bytes: Online community driven platforms like Thingiverse, Pinshape, etc. have flooded on the internet with loads of 3D print designs. Anyone can use the information on such platforms and materialize an object using a 3D printer. We have tried to find some 3D prints which can useful in your day to day life. t’s …
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You mean they're not ALL highly useful?? ;)

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Top 10 Companies Working on Education in VR/AR

Top 10 Companies Working on Education in VR/AR | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies are quickly changing the landscape of education with the help of some key companies.
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Shazam Intros An Augmented Reality Platform 

Shazam Intros An Augmented Reality Platform  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Shazam announced on Monday its new augmented reality (AR) platform designed to provide its users with a unique experience of different brands and artists.
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Been usin' Aurasma on iPhones for a while now. ;)

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Programming 3D Printed Models

Programming 3D Printed Models | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
3D modelling software can be difficult to use if you're not artistic. OpenSCAD provides a way for you to design models specifically for 3D printing, using nothing but code.
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Some useful info here! 

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​How virtual reality could save your attention span

​How virtual reality could save your attention span | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The sight of someone using VR is a strange one. A quiet nest of isolation, completely locked off from the outside world, fully focussed on the task at hand, be it a job simulator or learning to fix an elevator. The critics of VR's future success often cite this isolated one player mode to be…
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Sorry, what did you say? ;)

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Technology Doesn’t Create Learning; It Captures It

Technology Doesn’t Create Learning; It Captures It | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Ah, yes, technology. Coming fresh out of a fabulous #SCOLT17 in Orlando, there were lots of technology ideas that floated around in sessions and conversations. These are great, because we do, indee…

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Virtual Learning Spaces with Med Student Training 

Virtual Learning Spaces with Med Student Training and Get Scrooged by Brant Knutzen, see Brant.Knutzen.se for more information. These student training an
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20 Top Virtual Reality Apps that are Changing Education

20 Top Virtual Reality Apps that are Changing Education | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Via Cindy Rudy, Amy Burns
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Check this out! Thanks to Amy Burns.

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3D Internet Introduction

This is the topic of discussion "3D Internet". Evolution Implementation Future scope.
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Nice intro.

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360-degree tour of the Palau corals

Palau's vibrant corals are thriving, despite some of the warmest and most acidic waters in the world. In this virtual reality experience, Lukas Isall fro
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VR app designed to show effects of drunk driving

VR app designed to show effects of drunk driving | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
DriveVR has been designed by Gooii, and will be used by police forces to warn young people about how dangerous driving could change their lives.
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3D-Printed Reefs Could Repopulate The Ocean

3D-Printed Reefs Could Repopulate The Ocean | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As conservationists struggle to save endangered reefs worldwide, 3D-printed corals seem to offer a viable solution for the protection of marine ecosystems. This technology enables scientists to engineer perfect replicas of natural reefs, providing homes for new coral polyps.
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What CAN'T 3D printing do?? ;)

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Dubai to get world’s first 3D-printed skyscraper? 

Dubai to get world’s first 3D-printed skyscraper?  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Dubai-based start-up has announced its ambitious plans
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Would be cool to watch this being built! ;)

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Flippy robot takes over the hamburger station 

Flippy robot takes over the hamburger station  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
At a Caliburger restaurant in Pasadena, California, Miso Robotics and Cali Group have taken the wraps off Flippy, a "collaborative kitchen assistant" that uses computer vision and deep learning to take over the job of grilling burger patties.
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But can it be rude to customers?? ;)

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Interactive Robotic Pet Sitters 

Interactive Robotic Pet Sitters  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
pet sitters - The ‘Pebby’ robotic pet sitters work to keep pets entertained when you’re away in order to ensure they’re always happy an
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Scientists Programming Robots To Become 'More Natural Extension Of Us'

Scientists Programming Robots To Become 'More Natural Extension Of Us' | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Researchers from MIT’s CSAIL and Boston University have created a system which will enhance the usage of robots. Electroencephalography caps are being used to control machines with the help of human mind.
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