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Augmented Reality – The Coolest Instructional Tool

Augmented Reality – The Coolest Instructional Tool | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
AR Tools are Being Used Today by Creative Educators in Fun, Innovative Ways, but few Know About it (yet). Educators are always looking for new ways to enhance learning and expand the horizons of...
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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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Robot conductor for Andrea Bocelli concert 

Robot conductor for Andrea Bocelli concert  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A robot has conducted opera singer Andrea Bocelli and the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra in Pisa, Italy
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Another job gone! ;)

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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

Via Cyndi Danner-Kuhn, Yashy Tohsaku
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More good stuff! Thanks again to Yashy Tohsaku. 

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Gartner Inexplicably Predicts Mainstream Adoption of VR in 2-5 Years

Gartner Inexplicably Predicts Mainstream Adoption of VR in 2-5 Years | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Gartner is a highly influential and well-reputed analyst firm, but sometimes shows blind spots in its forecasting abilities. (Remember in 2007 when Gartner said “80 percent of active Internet users and Fortune 500 companies will have a ‘second life’
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Seems to me sooner is more likely.

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This Company is Building an AR Version of 'Minecraft' for iOS and Android

This Company is Building an AR Version of 'Minecraft' for iOS and Android | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
South African startup Speak Geek? recently teased an update to their project that aims to replicate the official Microsoft version of Minecraft for HoloLens, the company’s $3000 AR headset, and put it on mobile devices capable of running Google’s ARCore and Apple’s ARKit. This is the company’s second attempt at bringing Minecraft to AR, the first taking place in 2015 right …
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Uh...still not sure WHY, exactly .;)

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Robot made from a DNA strand could deliver cargo in your blood

Robot made from a DNA strand could deliver cargo in your blood | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Micromachine with two feet and two arms could pick up and deliver drugs in the bloodstream or build chemical compounds, one tiny step at a time
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A little creepy but still very cool. ;)

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Google's Massive Street View Library Now Available in 'Google Earth VR'

Google's Massive Street View Library Now Available in 'Google Earth VR' | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Today Google has launched an update to Google Earth VR which brings the company’s huge library of street-level imagery into the application which lets users immersively explore the entire globe. Google Earth VR is a stunning VR experience which we called “a breathtaking new way to know our planet,” back when it launched in late 2016. …
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Gotta make time to check this out! 

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Announcing the 5th Annual OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017 

Announcing the 5th Annual OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
AvaCon is pleased to announce the fifth annual OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017, to take place virtually on the OpenSimulator Conference Center grid on
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I want to take my students inworld with me this year! ;)

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The Use of Story and Emotions in Gamification

The Use of Story and Emotions in Gamification | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Gamification projects can benefit from storytelling features; these features can help arouse emotional connections with players. They can enhance the player experience and improve the longevity and fun factor of the gamified features. Let’s take a closer look at how that might work, even if you don’t feel that you are a natural story teller. An understanding of this will be like a powerful new tool in your kit, and one that can bring the world you create for your players that bit closer t
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3D Printing With Circuits

3D Printing With Circuits | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In this fast and furiously fun class, you'll learn how to design 3D prints that light up and move using Autodesk's free browser-based modeling program Tinkerca
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Now this is truly geeky-cool stuff! 

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Robotic system monitors specific neurons

Robotic system monitors specific neurons | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
MIT engineers have devised a way to automate the process of patch-clamping, using a computer algorithm that analyzes microscope images and guides a robotic arm to the target cell to record its electrical activity.
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This is geeky-cool stuff! ;)

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Behind the scenes at Tokyo's Robot Restaurant

Behind the scenes at Tokyo's Robot Restaurant | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As you descend the technicolor stairwell into Tokyo's Robot Restaurant, it's like stepping into an alternate reality. Here's how it all comes together.
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Do they deliver...via drones?? ;)

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Scientists develop tiny robots that drill into cancer cells to kill them

Scientists develop tiny robots that drill into cancer cells to kill them | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed nanomachines that are capable of drilling into cancer cells, killing them within minutes.
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This is really cool. 

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These Are Not the Robots We Were Promised

These Are Not the Robots We Were Promised | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We were expecting Rosie from “The Jetsons” or maybe C3PO. Why did we end up with Alexa?
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Haven't felt a need for "smart speakers" yet. ;)

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The 3D Printed Gun - All You Need to Know Right Now

The 3D Printed Gun - All You Need to Know Right Now | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Do you fear 3D printed guns? Read our primer on the 3D printed gun to learn about the actual threats and sort facts from fears.
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Amazing how often this still comes up. ;)

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10 Great Apps and Games for Enhancing Learning

10 Great Apps and Games for Enhancing Learning | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In this post I'd like to do a quick round up of some of the great apps and games I wrote about during August.

There are some really useful tools, applications and resources here that cover a wide range of functions that can help us to enhance the way our students learn and their levels of engagement.

Via Nik Peachey, Yashy Tohsaku
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Good stuff! Thanks to Yashy Tohsaku. 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 19, 8:23 AM

Some of my posts from August.

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This article mentions 10 apps and games that help for learning because of their functions to enhance the learning. 
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Learn Robotics Online

Learn Robotics Online | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A Hands on Robotics For STEM Teachers Online Workshop Series
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How to Find the Best 3D Modeling Software for 3D Printing

How to Find the Best 3D Modeling Software for 3D Printing | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
"What is the best 3D modeling software?” The ugly truth is, “It depends.” We can’t tell you which software you should use. But we can tell you how to find it!
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This will come in handy. 

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The Washington Post's robot reporter has published 850 articles in the past year 

The Washington Post's robot reporter has published 850 articles in the past year  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Post has produced 850 basic reports using AI, but is more interested in using it to aid more ambitious journalism.
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Does it spellcheck itself?? ;)

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Dell's VR 'Visor' Headset Now Available For Pre-order 

Dell's VR 'Visor' Headset Now Available For Pre-order  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Dell’s virtual reality headset may be only one out of an entire fleet of PC VR devices designed with the auspices of Microsoft, but it appears to be the first consumer headset of the bunch currently up for pre-order. Slated to deliver their first batch on October 17th, you can pre-order the headset from Dell for …
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Everybody's getting into it! ;)

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California is planning to ban marijuana deliveries by drone

California is planning to ban marijuana deliveries by drone | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Talk about a buzzkill. ;)

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Super-Sizing Lego Sets Is the Only Reason You Need a 3D Printer

Super-Sizing Lego Sets Is the Only Reason You Need a 3D Printer | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
They’ve been used by large companies for rapidly creating prototypes for at least a few decades, but finding a reason to put a 3D printer in every home hasn’t been as successful. Making accessories for your vacuum? Boring. Building pop bottle bridges? Meh. Super-sizing Lego? Hello holy grail of 3D printing.
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MAIN reason, maybe. ONLY reason, no. ;)

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'Onward' Mil-Sim Shooter is Hosting a Free Weekend Starting Thursday

'Onward' Mil-Sim Shooter is Hosting a Free Weekend Starting Thursday | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Onward, the mil-sim tactical multiplayer shooter, has garnered a hardcore playerbase since it released on Steam Early Access a year ago, and if you want to know what all the hubbub is about surrounding what many are hailing as the end-all VR shooter, you’ll be able to get a taste from September 14-17 during the game’s free access …
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Gotta make time to check this out! 

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Google 'Tilt Brush' Now Lets You Easily Import Objects From 'Blocks' 3D Modeling App

Google 'Tilt Brush' Now Lets You Easily Import Objects From 'Blocks' 3D Modeling App | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google has pushed an update to its VR paint program Tilt Brush (2016) that finally lets you intuitively drag your 3D creations in from Blocks (2017), the company’s latest 3D modeling app for VR. Before the new Tilt Brush update, importing a model you built-in Blocks required you to manually move the file over between folders, and then select …
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Gotta get a Rift just to use Tilt Brush. ;)

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Hurricanes show why drones are the future of disaster relief

Hurricanes show why drones are the future of disaster relief | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
When it comes to assessing damage and spotting people in distress, drones may be hard to beat.
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Go drones! 

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In the Future, Warehouse Robots Will Learn on Their Own

In the Future, Warehouse Robots Will Learn on Their Own | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
At the University of California, Berkeley, robots are teaching themselves to grab objects they’ve never seen before.
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Robots are all over the news! 

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