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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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Virtual Integrated Learning Environments

Web and Smart Mobile Devices Friendly SCORM attested Animated Virtual Integrated Learning Environments
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Why It’s Critical for the Next Gen to Be Tech Creators Not Consumers

Why It’s Critical for the Next Gen to Be Tech Creators Not Consumers | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
ACCORDING TO AYAH Bdeir, technology is the language of our time. The 33-year-old founder and CEO of littleBits likes to compare the engineers of today to the clergy of the Middle Ages, who controlled access to knowledge and power via their monopoly over the use and understanding of the written word. Today’s engineers have a special kind of social and technological influence, which derives from their understanding of the stuff that makes our everyday gadgets work. If our lives today depend on technology, then those who truly understand it have an outsized influence over the rest of us.

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Bdeir states “My mission with littleBits is to equip a new generation of confident and creative problem-solvers,” she says. “Once kids are tech-literate, they’re prepared to take on any challenges that emerge. Rather than adapting to the technology that comes at them, they’ll adapt the technology to their own needs. It’s just a matter of changing their attitude.” I love it!

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Can ‘Pokémon Go’ Make You Healthier?

Can ‘Pokémon Go’ Make You Healthier? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Following the augmented reality game’s rising popularity, researchers have conducted several studies on it while others criticized the game for its risks.
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3D Printer Hacked to Perform Fast and Cheap DNA Sequencing 

3D Printer Hacked to Perform Fast and Cheap DNA Sequencing  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Scientists at AI Biosciences, a company out of College Station, Texas, modified a 3D printer to perform automated nucleic acid extraction and DNA amplifica
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Minecraft VR arrives on Oculus Rift

Minecraft VR arrives on Oculus Rift | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Global Xbox and PC users with the headset already playing the game will be able to get a free Windows 10 beta update to enter into the VR world of the blocky world builder.
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Bringing 3D Printing to Disaster Relief with Field Ready

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Olympians turn to wearables, VR, etc.

Olympians turn to wearables, VR, etc. | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Olympics aren't just for athletes. It's also an opportunity for sports tech companies – including makers of vitals-monitoring wearables, fitness and training apps, and other digital tools – to show off their technology on an...
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Google’s New App Brings Hundreds of Museums to Your Phone

Google’s New App Brings Hundreds of Museums to Your Phone | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google's new Art Recognizer tool turns your museum visit into a multimedia experience.
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Paralysed patients walk again using virtual reality and brain training

Paralysed patients walk again using virtual reality and brain training | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The 'surprising' clinical results from the Walk Again Project in Sao Paulo, Brazil, show patients have some sensations and muscle control in their legs.
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How Britain's pilots and soldiers are learning to fight together in the digital world

How Britain's pilots and soldiers are learning to fight together in the digital world | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Hidden inside a pre-war hangar at RAF Waddington is a virtual world that lets the Army and Air Force fight the wars of the future.
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Why 3D printing will save your life one day

Why 3D printing will save your life one day | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Advances in 3D printing tech mean you could soon create your own heart, arm or skin graft
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Human augmentation: we can, but should we?

Human augmentation: we can, but should we? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We've seen and read so many stories about how 3D printing has helped countless people in need when used for human augmentation. From heartwarming stories like Mir, the 5 year old in Pakistan, to helping Paralympic athletes achieve greatness.
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I'm already perfect, but thanks anyway. ;)

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Teachers Are Confident About Using Technology, Now More Than Ever

Teachers Are Confident About Using Technology, Now More Than Ever | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Survey shows enthusiasm for the future of educational technology, but room to grow when it comes to broader, more innovative implementations.
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3 Augmented Reality Trends [Educators] Should Watch

3 Augmented Reality Trends [Educators] Should Watch | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Now that Pokémon Go has proven the popularity of augmented reality, where is AR headed next? Keep an eye on these three trends.
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Augmented reality power tool helps anyone craft things

Augmented reality power tool helps anyone craft things | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Crafting with CNC mills, routers and other power tools isn't all that easy, especially if you're new to it. You'll frequently want a template, and it's al
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5 Amazing Things You Can Create with a 3D Printer 

5 Amazing Things You Can Create with a 3D Printer  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Printing has come a long way since Gutenberg invented movable type, and 3D printing will soon become the norm. Did you know you can print out 3D appliances that actually work?
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Engagement from Technology Use Is Different Than Engagement from Learning

Engagement from Technology Use Is Different Than Engagement from Learning | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The nature of the work students are doing will always trump the novel engagement, due to the presence of technology in the classroom.
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How Social VR Will Change How We Interact Online

How Social VR Will Change How We Interact Online | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Virtual reality and social media experts explore ways immersive technologies will change the way people interact online. Is social VR the next frontier?
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Seems virtual worlds have been rediscovered...again. ;) Thanks to Gwenette Sinclair. 

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Augmented Reality In Healthcare Will Be Revolutionary 

Augmented Reality In Healthcare Will Be Revolutionary  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Augmented reality is one of the most promising digital technologies. It has the potential to change healthcare and medicine completely.
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3D printers can change humanitarian aid

3D printers can change humanitarian aid | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
3D printing can change humanitarian aid and help at every stage of the process, from getting in basic supplies to rebuilding infrastucture.
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Augmented Reality Games Like Pokémon Go Need a Code of Ethics—Now

Augmented Reality Games Like Pokémon Go Need a Code of Ethics—Now | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Developers of AR games like <em>Pokémon Go</em> must realize that using the physical world as a gaming space makes them somewhat responsible for what happens there.
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Scientist says we may be living in a computer simulation

Scientist says we may be living in a computer simulation | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Laura D'Olimpio from the University of Notre Dame Australia explained the thinking behind the 'brain in a vat' idea and that, even if we are living in a simulation, we can be certain we exist.
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World's First Virtual Reality Camera Satellite 

World's First Virtual Reality Camera Satellite  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Virtual reality... from space. That, in a nut shell, is the appropriately named startup SpaceVR's goal. And in 2017, they will have achieved that goal when
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The bandwidth bottleneck that is throttling the Internet

The bandwidth bottleneck that is throttling the Internet | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Researchers are scrambling to repair and expand data pipes worldwide — and to keep the information revolution from grinding to a halt.
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These are the moonshots set to radically impact human progress

These are the moonshots set to radically impact human progress | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Moonshots don’t need to entail spaceflight. We asked our judges to identify the boldest businesses and individuals as they rip up the rule book to create a better world
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