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25 tips and tools to make Google Drive better

25 tips and tools to make Google Drive better | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Get the most out of Google Drive with these 25 tips, tools and tweaks for power users.
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I use  Google Drive  a lot.

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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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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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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.

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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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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…

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Handy Rubric for Assessing Project-based Learning

Handy Rubric for Assessing Project-based Learning | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
RT @EdTechFam: A Handy Rubric for Assessing Project-based Learning http://t.co/AnEBswPDzw #Edtech
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Handy, indeed. ;)

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Build Your Own 3D Printer from Lego Blocks

Build Your Own 3D Printer from Lego Blocks | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Everyone has to start somewhere, they say -- and that's especially true for those in the maker movement. Every maker remembers his or her first build as a monum
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iSense 3D printing scanner for iPad

iSense 3D printing scanner for iPad | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Order the iSense 3D scanner for the iPad | The only 3D scanner that uses iPad technology.
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What happens when Microsoft meets Minecraft?

What happens when Microsoft meets Minecraft? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Microsoft and Minecraft are two of the biggest entities in their respective fields -- software and gaming. While the former captures most desktop users, the latter has become an almost obsessive fascination for kids and even many adults.
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Valerie Hill's curator insight, February 24, 10:46 AM

I've worked with 10 year olds in Minecraft and witnessed the amazing potential of immersive learning environments not only to recreate the physical world but to create anything we mortals can imagine through simulating the boundaries of the physical world or breaking through them.

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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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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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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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The Drax Files : World Makers

The Drax Files : World Makers | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
"The Drax Files: World Makers" profiles the creative people behind the avatars who move the virtual world of Second Life forward with their passion and persi...
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3D Model Store

3D Model Store | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
CGTrader is a 3D model marketplace for computer graphics and 3D printing, backed by a strong designer community. Digital material for 3D printing and computer graphics.
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A rival for the Thingiverse? ;)

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The Pi Tank – 3D Printed Open Source Smartphone Controlled Raspberry Pi ... - 3DPrint.com

The Pi Tank – 3D Printed Open Source Smartphone Controlled Raspberry Pi ... - 3DPrint.com | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It's really amazing to see all of the unique ways people have been utilizing 3D printing in their lives. We are finally beginning to see trends emerge within th
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EDU DAY Guatemala Featuring Google

EDU DAY Guatemala Featuring Google | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Thursday, 26 February 2015, Universidad Mariano Gálvez De Guatemala, Guatemala City. Este evento promueve el uso de la tecnología en los espacios de
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