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5 Secrets For Smarter Education Technology Integration

5 Secrets For Smarter Education Technology Integration | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
“ With instructional strategies, data collection, curricular planning, personal communication, and classroom management to consider, where technology fits in to a teacher’s workday isn’t obvious—especially a…” (5 Secrets For Smarter Education...
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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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Sierra College to Build Up Makerspaces with $350,000 Grant 

Sierra College to Build Up Makerspaces with $350,000 Grant  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
California's Sierra College is investing in makerspaces with a $350,000 grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.
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Now that's what I call a BUDGET! ;)

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Standalone Google VR Headsets Coming Soon 

Standalone Google VR Headsets Coming Soon  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
At the annual Google I/O 2017 developer conference, Google unveiled an upcoming “revolutionary” standalone VR headset that will be manufactured by HTC and Lenovo.
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Let's hope they're affordable! ;)

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How VR is Changing the Way We Think About Therapy 

How VR is Changing the Way We Think About Therapy  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Share Tweet“It was an idea whose time had come, and the technology finally caught up with the vision.” -Albert “Skip” Rizzo, Ph.D. If you’re at all familiar with VR, you’ve probably heard that VR is more than “just games” a time or two. Used to describe applications of VR that go beyond first-person shooters—think education, …
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Making A Game Of It: Gamification and Retention 

Making A Game Of It: Gamification and Retention  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Games are fun. It’s no coincidence they’re most often associated with the verb “to play.” This is why gamification is such a big deal these days.
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How IT can prepare for VR, AR and MR in the enterprise

How IT can prepare for VR, AR and MR in the enterprise | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality tools are coming to the workplace sooner than you think. Is your IT department ready?
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OK, OK...we're getting ready already! ;)

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The Plan to Put a 3-D Printer With Robot Arms Into Orbit

The Plan to Put a 3-D Printer With Robot Arms Into Orbit | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Made in Space wants to launch a 3-D printer with robot arms into orbit to build too-big-to-launch satellites and telescopes.
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Now this is geeky-cool stuff. ;)

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Tiny robots crawl through mouse’s stomach to heal ulcers

Tiny robots crawl through mouse’s stomach to heal ulcers | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Bacterial infections in mice have been cleared up by bubble-propelled micromotors that swim through the stomach and release antibiotic payloads - and then dissolve in stomach acid
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Drones are planting an entire forest from the sky

Drones are planting an entire forest from the sky | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
An Irish startup is using drones to help residents replant an entire forest from the sky.
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How China’s cutting-edge drones are transforming the nation

How China’s cutting-edge drones are transforming the nation | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
From monitoring pollution to displaying ‘fireworks’ to revolutionising farming, the sky’s the limit for these hi-tech flying machines
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How to differentiate between virtual and augmented reality

How to differentiate between virtual and augmented reality | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
People are already confused about virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), 360-degree video and heads-up displays. It will get worse before it gets better.
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Just in case you're still wondering. ;)

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Finally: An AR App That Injects the Internet Into Real Life

Finally: An AR App That Injects the Internet Into Real Life | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Mirage doesn't just uncover secret messages—it lets the internet ooze out of your phone and into your surroundings.
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Gotta check this out...when I have some time. ;)

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Companion Robots Are Here. Just Don't Fall in Love With Them

Companion Robots Are Here. Just Don't Fall in Love With Them | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If we don’t learn how to manage relationships with robots that look and act more like humans, we're in for heartbreak.
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I'm not making any promises. ;)

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Augmented reality is about to look a whole lot better in the real world

Augmented reality is about to look a whole lot better in the real world | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Making virtual images look good against a real-world backdrop is not easy, but this might be a good fix.
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Call for Entries for Maker Faire San Diego 2017

Call for Entries for Maker Faire San Diego 2017 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The third annual Maker Faire San Diego, Oct. 7-8, in Balboa Park, is now open for entries. This family friendly, two-day event, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., welcomes a variety of diverse, out-of-the-box ideas from makers, inventors, tinkerers, do-it-yourselfers and hackers.
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Hey...we should have a local version of this. 

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Teaching Robots to Learn Teaches the Students Too

Teaching Robots to Learn Teaches the Students Too | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Typically, students work with robots that have been pre-programmed or program robots to undertake simple tasks for which the outcome is known. But a research project in Israel came up with a way for high schoolers and first-year engineering students to learn robot intelligence technologies by engaging them in teaching robots to learn.
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UPS Is Integrating VR Into US Training Facilities 

UPS Is Integrating VR Into US Training Facilities  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Share TweetThe global leader in package delivery will soon be using virtual reality to train its future drivers. UPS doesn’t joke around when it comes to training its employees. After all, the United Parcel Service is the number one package transportation service in the world, with over 100,000 UPS vehicles on the road at any …
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Next: VR teacher training!! ;)

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R tutorial: A beginner's guide to R programming

R tutorial: A beginner's guide to R programming | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In part 1 of our hands-on series, we explain why R's a great choice for basic data analysis and visualization work, and how to get started.
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Never heard of R before! 

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Chill: Robots Won’t Take All Our Jobs

Chill: Robots Won’t Take All Our Jobs | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

LAST YEAR, THE Japanese company SoftBank opened a cell phone store in Tokyo and staffed it entirely with sales associates named Pepper. This wasn’t as hard as it sounds, since all the Peppers were robots.

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10 Things Robots Can't Do Better Than Humans

10 Things Robots Can't Do Better Than Humans | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We are getting ahead of ourselves with our dystopian zombie-apocalypse future view of the world.
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Don't worry...it's rated G. ;)

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Stereoscopic 3D VR creation comes to the masses

Stereoscopic 3D VR creation comes to the masses | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Compact, lightweight stereoscopic camera works with the iPhone to create 3D VR videos and photos.
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And we, the masses, appreciate it. ;)

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VR Medical Procedure for Envision EMI

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Sinespace Summer Festival 2017

Sinespace Summer Festival 2017 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Sinespace Summer Festival August 19th 20th 
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Check out Sinespace! A virtual world in a browser! 

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Rise of the racist robots – how AI is learning all our worst impulses

Rise of the racist robots – how AI is learning all our worst impulses | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
There is a saying in computer science: garbage in, garbage out. When we feed machines data that reflects our prejudices, they mimic them. Does a horrifying future await people forced to live at the mercy of algorithms?
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More than a little scary. 

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The First Mind-Controlled Virtual Reality Game Has Arrived

The First Mind-Controlled Virtual Reality Game Has Arrived | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Last week, startup Neurable announced the first virtual reality game that doesn't require controllers to play — just your mind.
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Geeky-coolest thing...I've seen all week. ;)

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Inside Facebook’s Plan To Take Virtual Reality Mainstream

Inside Facebook’s Plan To Take Virtual Reality Mainstream | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
TIME went hands-on with Facebook's virtual reality app, called Spaces, which wants to crack some of VR's biggest issues.
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