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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.
Curated by David W. Deeds
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We just found out what computer you’ll need for ‘Oculus Rift'

We just found out what computer you’ll need for ‘Oculus Rift' | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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*Whew* Our school's computers are OK.

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Virtual Reality Check: 10 Things You Should Know

Virtual Reality Check: 10 Things You Should Know | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Over the last couple of weeks I traded my real world for a virtual one. I will never be the same again. Here's what you need to know about VR.
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Before you plug into "The Matrix"? :)

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Hands-On Clubs and Tech Challenges Nurture STEM Learning

Hands-On Clubs and Tech Challenges Nurture STEM Learning | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Schools nurture STEM skills by letting students build robots, NASA rovers and mobile apps.
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Check out EdTech's K-12 magazine! 

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3D-Printing Tattoo Machine in Action!

3D-Printing Tattoo Machine in Action! | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The video of the 1st 3D printing tattoo machine shocked the world. But its inventors are improving it to be the future of tattoo. Would you get tattooed by it?
David W. Deeds's insight:

Uh...you go first, then I'll try it. ;)

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OSCC14 - RezMela™: Virtual training scenario

rezmela™: Virtual training scenario authoring in Virtual Learning Environments The need to match rapidly and precisely unanticipated changes in learning requ.
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Geeky-cool stuff from OSCC14! 

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2015 NMC Conference: Full STEAM Ahead via Change Management

David W. Deeds' 2015 New Media Consortium Conference presentation: Full STEAM Ahead Via Change Management. We need teachers to change! What we need to do is st…
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The Ultimate Interface Is Your Brain

The final frontier of the digital technology is integrating into your own brain. DARPA wants to go there. Scientists want to go there. Entrepreneurs want to..
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Interesting stuff! 

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7 Top Futurists Make Some Pretty Surprising Predictions

7 Top Futurists Make Some Pretty Surprising Predictions | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
From smartphone apps that can do seemingly everything to driverless cars and eerily humanlike robots, the past decade has seen dramatic advances in science and technology. What amazing advances ar
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Geeky-cool stuff! 

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What Kinds of Apps Will Be Popular in 10 Years?

What Kinds of Apps Will Be Popular in 10 Years? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What sorts of apps will be downloading from the app store and using on our personal devices in a decade?
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Interesting stuff! 

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Augmented Reality is the 8th Mass Media

Edited by  @SimonCockingAt the Dublin Augmented Reality marketing event we met the prolific and always opinionated Tomi  Ahonen @tomiahonen. Author, consultant and motivational speaker; the big
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AR's all over the news! 

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Machinima 2015 for ISTE15!

Machinima 2015 for ISTE15! | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Submissions are now open!
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It’s Machinima mania at the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference this year! Machinima – it’s a portmanteau of the words machine and cinema.
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CAG has two submissions! 

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6 Reasons why 3D VWs are Ideal ILEs

6 Reasons why 3D VWs are Ideal ILEs | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Technology has long been shaping the way people learn. The insightful book by prof. Wim Veen “Homo Zappiens” shows how learning needs to be conceived today to adapt to they way technology has shape...
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Only 6? I can think of a lot more! ;)

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2015 NMC Conference: Full STEAM Ahead via Change Management: David W.…

David W. Deeds' 2015 New Media Consortium Conference presentation: Full STEAM Ahead Via Change Management. We need teachers to change! What we need to do is st…
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600+ VIEWS in less than 24 hours! This one just might set a new record! 

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Docs don virtual reality headsets

Docs don virtual reality headsets | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It may not be long before local surgeons start wearing funky, futuristic headsets while operating on patients. Neurosurgeons at University Hospitals already are using a virtual reality headset called the Oculus Rift to prepare for real procedures.
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Now this is geeky-cool stuff! 

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Top 5 Reads About Gamification: Let The Games Begin!

Top 5 Reads About Gamification: Let The Games Begin! | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Gamification is kind of a big deal. Exhilarating rewards, stimulating challenges, and epic victories. This is what people want, crave and need.
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For those of you who have time to read! ;)

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MinecraftEDU Redstone Engineering Challenge

MinecraftEDU Redstone Engineering Challenge | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
STEM curriculum resources collected and/or created by Wesley Fryer
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Check this out! Thanks to Wesley Fryer.

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11 Experts Share Their Top 3D Printing Beginner Tips

11 Experts Share Their Top 3D Printing Beginner Tips | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Are you new to 3D printing and looking for some hands-on advice? Eleven experts share their top tips to help you to get the most out of your 3D printe
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Some great stuff here! 

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Hands-on with the HTC Vive: Virtual reality just got real

Hands-on with the HTC Vive: Virtual reality just got real | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We’re going to be blunt – there are no words to describe just how impressive the HTC Vive is as an experience. There is nothing quite like stepping into an entirely new 3D world without leaving the room.
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Might just bring one of these babies back from the States with me.

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Virtual Reality Lets You Experience an Awkward Family Dinner

Virtual Reality Lets You Experience an Awkward Family Dinner | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Danish short film "The Doghouse" is an experiment in how far virtual reality can immerse a person into another's mindset.
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Just what I've always wanted to do! ;)

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The End of Second Life?

The End of Second Life? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Everything ends. It is just a matter of when. We hear this story of Second Life™ ending all the time. It is not new. Lots of Chicken Little. That SL has not ended, does not mean it won't. The sky C...
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"News of my death has been greatly exaggerated." ;)

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5 virtual worlds for engaged learning

You’ve probably heard that virtual worlds like Minecraft, World of Warcraft and Second Life are fun. But did you know that they are also unique and engaging learning environments that offer unparalleled opportunities for student collaboration and creativity?
David W. Deeds's insight:

Andrew Wheelock AND Scott Merrick! The Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking of virtual worlds!! ;)

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Virtual Outworlding: OpenSim scripting resources

Virtual Outworlding: OpenSim scripting resources | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
OpenSim presents some of its scripters at the Hypergrid Safari and on a G+ community.
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Selby Evans is my hero! 

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Augmented Reality Glasses: What You Can Buy Now (or Soon)

Augmented Reality Glasses: What You Can Buy Now (or Soon) | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Here's a breakdown of augmented reality headsets that are available now, available soon, or in development — but too cool to not mention.
David W. Deeds's insight:

Is it too soon to start hinting re: Xmas presents? ;)

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3D smart glasses will transform workflows

3D smart glasses will transform workflows | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The augmented reality future is now for workers using 3D smart glasses in healthcare, warehousing, construction, and oil and gas industries, notes Atheer Labs CEO Alberto Torres.
David W. Deeds's insight:

I'm ready! Transform my workflow!! ;)

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Virginia Montiel's curator insight, May 16, 2015 12:30 AM

Interesante entrevista realizada al CEO de Atheer Labs, Alberto Torres, el cual nos presenta unas gafas que podrían convertir al workflow más interactivo.

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Why virtual reality could finally mend its broken promise

Why virtual reality could finally mend its broken promise | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
30 years on, virtual reality is experiencing another hopeful wave. Here's why this is the right time for VR, and how it can avoid floundering. Again.
David W. Deeds's insight:

It's more than just a "hopeful wave." ;)

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