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3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology
Covering the use of 3D virtual worlds in education but also lots of other geeky-cool school stuff, 3D or not.
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Augmented Reality – The Coolest EdTech!

Augmented Reality – The Coolest EdTech! | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
These devices are an integral part of more classrooms every day and are being used to complete homework activities, present projects, upload assignments and participate in classroom collaborations. Many school ...
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3D Printer Headed to Space Station

3D Printer Headed to Space Station | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A First in Off-World Manufacturing (Not quite a #StarTrek replicator- but a step in that direction.
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Remember the Star Trek food replicators? "Make me a margarita!" ;)

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Dad's reaction as he 'rides' virtual reality Oculus Rift rollercoaster headset

Dad's reaction as he 'rides' virtual reality Oculus Rift rollercoaster headset | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Daily Mail Dad's reaction as he 'rides' virtual reality Oculus Rift rollercoaster headset Daily Mail It will first be used for immersive games, but Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised the headset will 'change the way we work, play and...
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I've gotta get this roller coaster demo! 

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What Teachers Need to Know about iOS 8

What Teachers Need to Know about iOS 8 | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
What Teachers Need to Know about iOS 8 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Android and iPad apps for language teachers curated by Juergen Wagner (What Teachers Need to Know about iOS 8 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning via @acalderon52...
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I haven't received the upgrade notice yet. Not sure my iPhone has the space anyway! ;)

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The Time-Tested Dos and Don'ts of Using Classroom Technology

The Time-Tested Dos and Don'ts of Using Classroom Technology | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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The choices are endless. Should I set up a class blog or a Twitter account? Should I use Edmodo? Test out cell phone use in the classroom?
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Augmented Reality Digital Headsets Get Real

Augmented Reality Digital Headsets Get Real | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Augmented Reality Digital Headsets Get Real
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With tablets and smartphones, the AR environment that developers can create by weaving virtual elements into the real world extends only as far as the edge of the display.
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3D tech startup Mantis Vision unveils tablet for creating 3D content

3D tech startup Mantis Vision unveils tablet for creating 3D content | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The Israel-based company -- which has also partnered with Google on its Project Tango devices -- announces another tablet, with the goal of advancing 3D technology.
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Steve Jobs would have let his kids play with a 3D iPad. ;)

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HP LIFE (Learning Initiatives For Entrepreneurs) FREE Business E-Learning

We are pleased to let you know that the NMC, the education not-for-profit for which I am an Ambassador, is participating in the HP LIFE e-Learning Back to Scho…
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If we were really serious about educational technology 

If we were really serious about educational technology  | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
RT @FJDesjardins: #educ5101 If we were really serious about educational technology http://t.co/vuutoOo0Qp
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MinecraftEdu: From game room to classroom

MinecraftEdu: From game room to classroom | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
MinecraftEdu: From game room to classroom
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"We were really able to act out scenarios where the students had to work together, had to solve problems, had to overcome differences in this virtual space," Levin said.
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Joel Levin is my hero! 

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30+ Features of The 21st Century Classroom

30+ Features of The 21st Century Classroom | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
30+ Features of The 21st Century Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Teach and tech curated by Luísa Lima (30+ Features of The 21st Century Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | @scoopit
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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Source: www.educatorstechnology.comSee on Scoop.it - Australian Curriculum Implementation (10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | @scoopit http://t.co/jOEv38h91C)...
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How about just plain ol' social skills? ;)

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Tutor3d will bring 3D printing to students in India

Tutor3d will bring 3D printing to students in India | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
A new company in India is planning to turn every Indian child into a maker. The new site will launch in 9 days and Inside3DP will be watching closely.
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How about Guatemala? Thanks to Inside3DP. 

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How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life

How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Games played on mobile devices allow teachers to leverage all the information on the internet along with the lived experiences of people in real life.
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VR's all over the news! 

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How to turn your iPad into virtual reality headset

How to turn your iPad into virtual reality headset | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Daily Mail How to turn your iPad into virtual reality headset Daily Mail 'The advanced 64-bit Processors and Graphics Systems allow AirVR to immerse users in vivid 3D worlds and experiences without the need for an external computer,' the company...
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Just in case you want to wear your iPad on your head. ;)

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The Evolution of Educational Technology

The Evolution of Educational Technology | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Few things have changed in the last few centuries as much as the way we learn. Students have gone from attending one-room school houses to having the world at their fingertips in the classroom.
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My pick for Infographic of the Week.

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4 Great Visual Organizers for Teachers

4 Great Visual Organizers for Teachers | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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Yes, and Scoop.it is featured! 

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Excited about upcoming 2nd Annual OpenSimulator Community Conference

Excited about upcoming 2nd Annual OpenSimulator Community Conference | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Here, the 3D computer-generated rep assigned to the Kitely-based  project, Avatar Sally Cherry is busy assisting in the main virtual laboratory as we prepare for the upcoming conference. We are exc...
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Yes! Register today! 

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The robot revolution has already begun

The robot revolution has already begun Al-Arabiya “The option was to wait, to do more research until all the robots have arms, all the robots can learn all situations, and they can handle all the uncertainty of perception and cognition, and that...
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Revolution? Interesting stuff.

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HP LIFE e-Learning Program - YouTube

American School of Guatemala educators discuss the HP LIFE e-Learning Program. HP Learning Initiatives for Entrepreneurs – HP LIFE -- is a global program tha...
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American School of Guatemala educators discuss the HP LIFE (Learning Initiatives For Entrepreneurs) Program. The guy with the beard and glasses is movie star material! ;)

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Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPhones Or iPads

Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPhones Or iPads | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs is a name which is synonymous with cutting edge, innovative and groundbreaking technology. So it may come as something as a surprise to learn
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*Sigh* Our school Luddites have been having a great time with this. Let's also remember Jobs was a bit nuts. ;)

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OpenSimulator Community Conference registrations open

OpenSimulator Community Conference registrations open | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Registrations have opened for the 2014 OpenSimulator Community Conference. Attendance is free, but for those wishing to donate to the supporting this and future conferences, there are a number of o...
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Makerspace in India educates locals about 3D printing

Makerspace in India educates locals about 3D printing | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Makerspace in India educates children and empowers women while serving the local maker movement and 3D printing enthusiasts.
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Good idea for the school here.

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Digital Learning Is Just Different

Digital Learning Is Just Different | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Digital Learning Is Just Different (Make it different. Use instructional strategies first. Tech 2nd!
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3D Virtual Learning Environments for Distance Education

3D Virtual Learning Environments for Distance Education | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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