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AppMakr - The Machine

AppMakr - The Machine | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Make apps online! Mac version now available. 

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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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New Device Allows Users to Feel Holograms

New Device Allows Users to Feel Holograms | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A team of researchers at the University of Bristol has created a device that enables its users to touch and feel three-dimensional holograms in thin air.
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Floating Ingredients: AR Pizza Box

Augmented reality atop a pizza box.
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Augmented reality pizza...gotta love it. ;)

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Gamification in Education and Business Book Review

Gamification in Education and Business Book Review | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

David W. Deeds' review in the Technology, Knowledge and Learning journal. 

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Woo hoo! My book review is now available online! 

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What The U.S. Can Learn From Europe’s Drones

What The U.S. Can Learn From Europe’s Drones | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
 Drones are an auspicious future technology that can service a vast number of professional industries. Businesses around the world are discovering the great benefits that drones can provide.
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I want a drone. But a programmable one! ;)

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We're onto 4D printing now

We're onto 4D printing now | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
4D printing is unfolding as technology that takes 3D printing to an entirely new level.
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Say what?! 4D?! ;)

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You probably won't see the Oculus Rift on shelves this year

You probably won't see the Oculus Rift on shelves this year | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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You probably won't see the Oculus Rift on shelves this year
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In a Facebook earnings call (via Gamasutra), Oculus' Rift was just glossed over by Facebook boss Tom Zuckerberg, which was a little odd.
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*Sigh* C'mon, already! 

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How Technology is Changing the Classroom

How Technology is Changing the Classroom | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Visit the post for more.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Lori Johnson, Kent Wallén
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My pick for Infographic of the Week. 

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Tecnología en la educación

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Amazing Infographic on Technology and the transformative effect on Education.

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The Benefits of Educational Technology | Tech Learning

The Benefits of Educational Technology | Tech Learning | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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Good stuff for K-12 educators! 

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Gamification: Engaging Students With Narrative

Gamification: Engaging Students With Narrative | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Gamify a classroom by introducing a fun narrative, reframing assignments to fit into that narrative, and making students care about the outcome.

Via Becky Roehrs
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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, April 22, 11:29 PM

Lots of tips and ideas you can use to make your lessons fun, without having to make many updates.

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How virtual reality will get you in shape

How virtual reality will get you in shape | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Step aside CrossFit and Bikram Yoga, virtual reality is taking on the business of fitness with the world's first immersive exercise class.
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So it's VR that will get me into shape! ;)

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Virtual worlds | Mondi virtuali

Virtual worlds | Mondi virtuali | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Virtual worlds | Mondi virtuali, by Mondivirtuali: All about virtual reality, games and 3D worlds - Tutto su realtà virtuale, giochi e mondi 3D
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MakerBot to Distribute Product Line in South America

MakerBot to Distribute Product Line in South America | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
MakerBot is adding Distecna as the company’s first distributor of MakerBot 3D printing and scanning products in Argentina, Paraguay, and Peru. Distecna, with their local presence in South America and expertise in vertical markets like education,...
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Games for Change on Twitter

Games for Change on Twitter | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Great infographic on the Potential of Games-Based Learning from @esagovaffairs #GBL #G4L15 #G4C15 ~mk pic.twitter.com/xp6l4kXxd4
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My pick for Infographic of the Week. ;)

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8 Ways to Develop Critical Thinking Skills with EdTech

8 Ways to Develop Critical Thinking Skills with EdTech | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
New educational technologies, or edtech, are revolutionizing the classroom by improving learning efficiency and efficacy. Used wisely, edtech can help students develop vital critical thinking skills by changing the fundamental paradigms of education.
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Turn Songs into 3D-Printed Sculptures

Turn Songs into 3D-Printed Sculptures | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Since the earliest days of Winamp and other media players with vizualization software that transformed our favorite songs into pulsing animations, we've all grown accustomed to "seeing" music on a computer screen.
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The science behind gamification

The science behind gamification | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Gamification is the application of game thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts to encourage users to solve problems.
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See, science is behind it! So there! ;)

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A Very Good Checklist for Assessing 21st Century Learning Skills

A Very Good Checklist for Assessing 21st Century Learning Skills | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A Very Good Checklist for Assessing 21st Century Learning Skills ~ Educational Technology and... http://t.co/1MZLn7odpC
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Here we go! This should come in handy.

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Welcome to WiFi High

Welcome to WiFi High | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Walk into Maine Connections Academy looking for a school and you might think you’ve gotten lost and stepped through the wrong door. Past the reception area and an adjoining conference room are groups of cubicles.
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How to Turn Your Tablet into a Productivity-Boosting Second Screen

How to Turn Your Tablet into a Productivity-Boosting Second Screen | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Tablets are great entertainment devices, but they aren’t always as useful for getting things done. If you want your tablet to be more than just a fun little toy, it’s really just a matter of the right apps, attitude, and configuration.

Via Yashy Tohsaku
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This is cool idea. Thanks to Yashy Tohsaku. 

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3D Printed Robotic Fish Used for Studying

3D Printed Robotic Fish Used for Studying | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Fish as pets are satisfying to us as we can create an entire ecosystem and watch them thrive under our nurturing. In the home, we can day in and day out study and explore...
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Aurasma Overview

An introduction to mobile marketing, augmented reality and Aurasma, the award-winning augmented reality platform.
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I've checked it out, gotta do more. 

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Virtual reality isn’t just for rich nerds any more

Virtual reality isn’t just for rich nerds any more | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Virtual reality headsets on the market today are mainly about what you can see and hear. Basically, the user gets his or her own IMAX theatre.
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Ed Tech Developer’s Guide

Ed Tech Developer’s Guide | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Opportunities abound for software designers and developers to create impactful tools for teachers, school leaders, students, and their families.
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Augmented Reality Poster Example

An example of an augmented reality poster I produced, using Aurasma Studio, for college open evenings. The video was produced by the college "Create" team ...
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State Offers Virtual Academy to K-12

State Offers Virtual Academy to K-12 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Washington Virtual Academies (WAVA) is a fully accredited public school in Washington that serves K-12 students. In its ninth year, the school operates totally online for free tuition.
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