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Google Science Fair 2014

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Google Science Fair is a global online competition open to students from 13 to 18 years old. What do you want to change?

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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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Innovative technologies could save millions of lives in the developing world

Innovative technologies could save millions of lives in the developing world | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In the developing world, where resources are scarce, ideas truly matter.
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Tango: Re-imagine space around you.

Tango lets you view your bedroom through your phone and visualize different options—even walk around the virtual beds like it’s actually there wit
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Making me think about switching back to Android. ;)

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Teaching and learning via short simulations

Teaching and learning via short simulations | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Clark Aldrich, one of the top educational simulation designers in the world and the founder and Managing Partner of Clark Aldrich Designs, joins the podcast to discuss the game changing nature of short simulations as an educational tool.


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Second Life turns 13, look at our gallery

Second Life turns 13, look at our gallery | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
On June 27, 2016 Second Life officially turns 13 years of activity online. Not too bad for a platform so many times left for dead.

Via Mondivirtuali
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Second Life is turning 13! 

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The birth of virtual reality as an art form

The birth of virtual reality as an art form | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Chris Milk uses innovative technologies to make personal, interactive, human stories.
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Fascinating App Shows You How Misleading Maps Can Be

Fascinating App Shows You How Misleading Maps Can Be | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It's a simple tool, but it's wildly effective at granting a new perspective on the size and shape of the world's various land masses.
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An Introduction To 360° Video For Social Media Marketers

An Introduction To 360° Video For Social Media Marketers | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Virtual reality has been an especially hot topic ever since the Oculus Rift first made headlines, and it looks poised to finally swing into full gear this year.
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Preview the 2016 K-12 NMC Horizon Report 

Preview the 2016 K-12 NMC Horizon Report  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Final report ready in September! 

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5 Social Learning Myths impressively debunked!

5 Social Learning Myths impressively debunked! | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Turns out that some of the most common beliefs about Social Learning are nothing but myths! Do you still believe in them?

Via EDTECH@UTRGV, L. García Aretio
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New foam could change material science

New foam could change material science | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have created a super strong, lightweight form of foam that could change the world.
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Apple, Microsoft and Google race to introduce your kid to coding

Apple, Microsoft and Google race to introduce your kid to coding | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
With the new Swift Playgrounds app, Apple is trying to make the next generation computer literate, just the latest tech giant to take up the cause.
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Microsoft is giving Minecraft to schools for free -- here's why

Microsoft is giving Minecraft to schools for free -- here's why | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Minecraft is letting teachers download Minecraft: Education Edition for free before the full version goes on sale in September.
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Did they say "free"? ;)

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Wizerme's curator insight, June 15, 10:09 AM
Who is planning of using Minecraft in school next year?
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Ray Kurzweil’s Four Big Insights for Predicting the Future

Ray Kurzweil’s Four Big Insights for Predicting the Future | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Self-driving cars, virtual reality games, bioprinting human organs, human gene editing, AI personalities, 3D printing in space, three billion people connected to the Internet…. These incredible technological feats are all...
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Alien robot gives kids a "crash" course in coding

Alien robot gives kids a "crash" course in coding | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
​Programming​ is an increasingly important skill in our digital world, and there's no shortage of toys designed to teach kids to code.
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This is geeky-cool stuff! 

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Cozmo Is the Smartest AI-Powered Robot 

Cozmo Is the Smartest AI-Powered Robot  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The robot revolution is coming to your living room, and it's adorable.
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Bought my Xmas present yet?? ;)

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7 Simple Ways to Use Technology With Purpose 

7 Simple Ways to Use Technology With Purpose  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Why are you using technology? Or more importantly, how are you using technology to better the learning in your classroom and/or school? If you are like me,

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 27, 2:53 AM
L'article résume bien pourquoi utiliser de la technologie puisque nous sommes tous d'accord que la technologie n'est pas un but en soi.
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Comment utiliser la technologie afin d'atteindre un objectif précis?

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First autonomous 3D printed electric minibus 

First autonomous 3D printed electric minibus  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Built with 3D printed parts and powered by IBM's artificial intelligence technology, this smart shuttle can be hailed with your smartphone.
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Is this cool or what?? ;)

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Thought Warcraft Tanked? Nope—It Changed Blockbusters Forever

Thought Warcraft Tanked? Nope—It Changed Blockbusters Forever | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The videogame adaptation broke box-office records for a foreign-produced film in China. That's a trend worth paying attention to.
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I haven't had a chance to see it yet!

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watched this movie and it rocks.
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The overwhelming implications for driverless cars

The overwhelming implications for driverless cars | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
By 2020 there will be millions of self-driving cars on the road. Let's step through the implications for driverless cars and marketing, just on the horizon.
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Driverless school buses? ;)

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ACAMIS: Technology Conference

ACAMIS: Technology Conference | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Technology Conference - ACAMIS
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Coming in October! 

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2016 Speakers – Serious Play Conference

2016 Speakers – Serious Play Conference | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Serious Play is a gathering where creators can have critical conversations about game design and share their knowledge with peers. The focus of the conference is exploring opportunities, challenges and the potential of game-based learning.

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Virtual reality sickness 'tackled with field of view trick' - BBC News

Virtual reality sickness 'tackled with field of view trick' - BBC News | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Virtual reality-induced nausea can be reduced with a simple field of view alteration, say researchers.

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Breakthrough! Thanks to Peter Mellow.

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Tango: See more with a new kind of phone

Tango lets you see more of your world. Just hold up your phone, and watch as virtual objects and information appear on top of your surroundings. So n
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But is this a phone or a tablet?? ;)

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Students create new ankle foot orthosis

Students create new ankle foot orthosis | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Thousands of patients around the world could feel the benefit of 3D printing thanks to a new Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO), pioneered by students.
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3D printing combines multiple drugs in a single pill

3D printing combines multiple drugs in a single pill | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Remembering to take a pill once daily can be hard enough, but it gets worse when you have to take several doses throughout the day.
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