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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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Teaching at an Epic Castle

Teaching at an Epic Castle | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Epic Castle (aka Alfea Castle, aka Epic Citadel) is a free OAR file that can be loaded into Sim-on-a-Stick. Educators have been using this sim to teach ESL at edMondo grid, but it could also be used to teach several other subjects, from history to spatial planning, literature, or even creative writing.

The Epic Castle OAR file is currently available for download at 'Teaching with SoaS' FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/teachingwithSoaS/


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Is the Future of Gaming an Augmented Reality Holodeck? 

Is the Future of Gaming an Augmented Reality Holodeck?  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Off the shelf motion detection and projection mapping technologies transform an empty room into an augmented reality play space.
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Future of gaming's in the news!

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These drones can see through walls

These drones can see through walls | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Researchers at The University of California Santa Barbara have developed a method of 3D imaging through walls using drones.
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So they know which room to deliver my pizza to?? ;) 

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Virtual reality audiences stare straight ahead 75% of the time

Virtual reality audiences stare straight ahead 75% of the time | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
YouTube's advice to turn heads is 'make better videos'. Literally. That's all they've got
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Hmm...I'm always looking around. ;)

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Clever AI-Powered Robot Learns to Get a Grip

Clever AI-Powered Robot Learns to Get a Grip | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Researchers have loaded a robot with an artificial intelligence so it can figure out how to best grip objects it’s never seen before, no hand-holding required.
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Russian students dominate at the computer programming olympics

Russian students dominate at the computer programming olympics | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
“We don’t care enough about teaching computer science": American programming students on why our STEM ed lags
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C'mon, Ahmurkins...put down the meth pipes and pick up those keyboards! ;)

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EU unveils plans to regulate drones by 2019

EU unveils plans to regulate drones by 2019 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The EU unveiled a blueprint to safely regulate drone traffic in Europe by 2019 in order to tap the growing commercial potential for unmanned aircraft technology.
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Can't decide if this is good or bad. ;)

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3D to VR: The Essentials

Coming soon, join us for 10 days of short video power-tutorials to get you up and running with VR content creation, and familiar with the tools and terminology.
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Serious Play Conference: July 18-20! 

Serious Play Conference: July 18-20!  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Sketches for the cartoons are coming along! ;)

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Washington DC this summer! http://seriousplayconf.com/

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AI Robot Composes and Performs Its Own Music

AI Robot Composes and Performs Its Own Music | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Shimon—a four-armed marimba playing robot—has been around for years, but its developers at Georgia Tech have recently taken this futuristic musical machine to the next level. Using deep learning, the robot can now study large datasets from well-known musicians, and then produce and perform its own original compositions.
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But can you dance to it?? ;)

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Robots roll out to help stop oil spills

Robots roll out to help stop oil spills | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it. And when it comes to the expensive, claustrophobic and sometimes dangerous work of inspecting natural gas and oil pipelines, that somebody might be a robot.
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Robots to the rescue! ;)

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Create your own VR experiences with Samsung’s Gear 360 camera

Create your own VR experiences with Samsung’s Gear 360 camera | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Samsung Gear 360 camera lets you create your own VR experiences, and is now just $160 on Amazon for a limited time.
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I have one and it is truly a geeky-cool gadget! ;)

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Why VR was a no-show at Microsoft's Xbox One X launch

Why VR was a no-show at Microsoft's Xbox One X launch | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Microsoft says they're not willing to talk about virtual reality on its upcoming Xbox One X console. Instead, Microsoft is pushing mixed reality on Windows PCs.
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2017 Conference Program – Serious Play Conference

2017 Conference Program – Serious Play Conference | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Our goal is to provide a forum for visionary educators, chief learning officers and heads of training programs in health care, government/military or other fields that want to learn how to improve the effectiveness of their program, and use the data collected to do even better.

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Conference program is online! 

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Super Mario Bros. in AR offers a peek at the future of gaming

Super Mario Bros. in AR offers a peek at the future of gaming | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Super Mario Bros. in augmented reality is something Nintendo needs to get to work on. Now!
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10 things future iPhone will be able to do thanks to AR

10 things future iPhone will be able to do thanks to AR | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Apple is bringing augmented reality to the masses, and its stock price might jump because of it.
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360-Virtual Reality: The Ultimate Storytelling Platform

360-Virtual Reality: The Ultimate Storytelling Platform | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A multi-platform approach to storytelling is best.
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Yes, for digital storytelling! Gotta try this soon.

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Regulators should think twice before cracking down on 'augmented reality'

Regulators should think twice before cracking down on 'augmented reality' | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
OPINION | A Wisconsin case is breaking new ground in the area of augmented reality regulation.
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Yes, please butt out. ;)

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Oculus Discounts Loads of Games for Rift and Gear VR Owners

Oculus Discounts Loads of Games for Rift and Gear VR Owners | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Summer of Rift sale offers bargains for PC and mobile VR owners
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First thing I'm gonna check out after I'm out from behind The Great Firewall. ;)

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Facebook is building chats bots that can plan ahead

Facebook is building chats bots that can plan ahead | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Facebook says its machines are getting more and more human.

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Hopefully they'll want government jobs! ;)

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'Spider-Man' is the latest big-budget flick to get a VR tie-in

'Spider-Man' is the latest big-budget flick to get a VR tie-in | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Peter Parker and his web-slinging alter ego seem to be everywhere these days. Sony showed off a lengthy gameplay sequence from the upcoming Spider-Man vide
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Everything's goin' VR! ;)

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The 25 best VR games for PC, consoles and mobile

The 25 best VR games for PC, consoles and mobile | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The best VR games are already here, and now Sparc by CCP Games enters our radar.
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What do true gamers REALLY think of VR?

What do true gamers REALLY think of VR? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40sp_3mgrKI The potential for VR truly boggles the mind. In the future, it's easy to imagine the various use-cases in..
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We love it, of course. You had to ask?? ;)

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Could Drones Help Save People In Cardiac Arrest?

Could Drones Help Save People In Cardiac Arrest? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
AED-carrying drones beat ambulance times to the sites of previous cardiac arrest cases in a rural area of Sweden, a study finds. But this has yet to be tried in real emergencies.
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Someone must be thinking of drone ambulances too! 

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Serious Play Conference: July 18-20!

Serious Play Conference: July 18-20! | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Serious Play Conference is a leadership conference for both those who create serious games/simulations and those who implement game-based learning programs. Speakers are the most experienced developers and designers in the industry, the top academic researchers and senior program heads from education, corporate, healthcare, government/military, museums and other emerging areas.

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The speakers are particularly dashing this year! http://seriousplayconf.com/2017-speakers/

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