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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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It's a VR world, and we're all just living in it

It's a VR world, and we're all just living in it | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Nearly half of game developers are interested in creating titles for virtual reality headsets, according to a survey. Next week, they will meet up at a conference to swap tricks of the trade.
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3D printer helps Chihuahua without front legs get around

3D printer helps Chihuahua without front legs get around | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Leo, a Chihuahua from California, may have been born without his front legs; but thanks to a prosthetic, that isn't slowing him down
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OK, one more "3D printing and animals" story, but this is it for a while, I promise. ;)

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3D printed battle-armor for cats

3D printed battle-armor for cats | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

UhCarrying on the ancient, honorable tradition of armoring your cat, Print That Thing designed a suit of 3D printable cat armor and uploaded it to Thinigverse for anyone to download and print.

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Uh...sure. Why not? :)

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Second Life MOOC for 2016

Second Life MOOC for 2016 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The third annual Second Life MOOC (SLMOOC16) will take place from April 1-30, 2016 on WizIQ (click here to access the course). The theme of the current MOOC is “Connecting in Virtual Worlds. Communities of Practice” There is a plethora of communities in virtual worlds promoting  education and learning through connecting online via web technologies such as Second Life. The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching around the world through virtual worlds like Second Life, Minecraft or OpenSim. The live presentations will include the speakers’ reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats.
SLMOOC16 is for educators, schools, and public and private businesses that wish to provide training in virtual worlds. Weekly badges and a final certificate of completion will be available for free.
There will be 3 learning areas: WizIQ, Moodle for Teachers, and Second Life MOOC areas.

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I can't present this year but I've done it before and it's lots of fun!

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Giovanna Bruno's curator insight, March 10, 2016 10:21 PM

I can't present this year but I've done it before and it's lots of fun!

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8/10 Top Tech Companies Invested in VR and AR

8/10 Top Tech Companies Invested in VR and AR | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Since Facebook acquired Oculus back in 2014, the virtual reality landscape is truly taking off with a new major company joining the fray seemingly every month.

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We're getting there! ;)

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Aki Puustinen's curator insight, March 10, 2016 12:38 AM

We're getting there! ;)

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When Virtual Reality Meets Education

When Virtual Reality Meets Education | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Since the 1950s, virtual reality (VR) has been hovering on the periphery of technology without achieving accepted mainstream application or commercial..

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Thanks to Peter Mellow.

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Thanks to Peter Mellow.

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VR goggles made from Coke packaging

VR goggles made from Coke packaging | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The cardboard around your 12-packs of Coca-Cola drinks can now be converted into a pair of disposable virtual reality goggles.

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McDonald's, Coca-Cola...who's next? ;)

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Meta AR system can replace screens and TVs

Meta AR system can replace screens and TVs | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A new augmented reality headset aims to turn the world into your personal desktop. The $949 Meta 2 headset is a immersive, allowing for direct interactions with holograms.

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Hopefully the prices will be dropping soon. ;)

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Aki Puustinen's curator insight, March 8, 2016 2:14 PM

Hopefully the prices will be dropping soon. ;)

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2016 VR, meet 1993 VR

2016 VR, meet 1993 VR | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The hype for virtual reality back then was as big as the hype now.

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Well, it's different this time! ;)

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Tio: connected toys & inventions 

Tio is raising funds for Tio: connected toys & inventions anyone can create on Kickstarter!

Build, animate & program creations made with recycled and craft materials, old toys, lego, gadgets, 3D prints and more.

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This is geeky-cool stuff! 

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The ghost of VR past: The long history 

The ghost of VR past: The long history  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

We might be getting excited about virtual reality in 2016, but it's not the first time we've been ready to welcome VR into our homes...

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Integration and Teaching: Ed Tech

Integration and Teaching: Ed Tech | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Covering everything related to technology integration and teaching in schools. PBL, STEAM, Makerspaces, you name it!
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GOLD badge for my second Scoop.it page! 

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What Google Glass might have been

What Google Glass might have been | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Epson has brought a new and improved version of its Moverio smart glasses to MWC in Barcelona, offering significantly improved display technology and a lighter frame for all your augmented reality (AR) needs.

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Here's what you can get me for Xmas! 

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Aki Puustinen's curator insight, March 5, 2016 1:59 AM

Here's what you can get me for Xmas! 

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Doctors 3D-print 'living' body parts 

Doctors 3D-print 'living' body parts  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Custom-made, living body parts have been 3D-printed in an important advance for regenerative medicine, say scientists.

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This is such geeky-cool stuff! 

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3D printing gives Ziggy a leg-up

3D printing gives Ziggy a leg-up | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Ziggy the border collie is running instead of rolling after 3D printing technology helped to repair his unique ailment.
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3D printing and animals are in the news! ;)

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3D Printing Gives a Dog a Bone

3D Printing Gives a Dog a Bone | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

3D-printed models of animal bones might give veterinarians a pre-operative advantage.

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Such geeky-cool stuff! ;)

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VR Slaughterhouse Could Turn You Vegetarian

VR Slaughterhouse Could Turn You Vegetarian | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A simulated factory farm tour from welfare group Animal Equality is traveling the UK to test the meat-eating resolve of anyone willing to strap on the goggles.

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This is...uh...interesting. ;)

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Aki Puustinen's curator insight, March 10, 2016 12:37 AM

This is...uh...interesting. ;)

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10 reasons why you must join a makerspace

10 reasons why you must join a makerspace | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
10 reasons why you must join a makerspace – or create one yourself
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Just in case you still need convincing. ;)

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Watch Google's robot 'Spot' play

Watch Google's robot 'Spot' play | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The US military recently decided that Google's Alpha Dog and Spot robots weren't ready for active duty, leaving the four legged robots with nothing to do. In th...

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Not ready for active duty...yet. ;)

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Not ready for active duty...yet. ;)

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5 Maker Movement Tools That are Not 3D Printers

5 Maker Movement Tools That are Not 3D Printers | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The Maker Movement or DIY Movement empowers individuals to design, manufacture & create their own objects, ultimately improving creativity in many fields.

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Drones and Arduinos! Lovin' it! ;)

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A 3D Printed Dress Inspired by Petals

A 3D Printed Dress Inspired by Petals | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A 3D printed dress inspired by petals, feathers, and scales, that's made of interconnected elements that look like cascading petals flowing down the body.

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3D-printed vertebrae implanted in man’s spine 

3D-printed vertebrae implanted in man’s spine  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

For the first time in history, cancer-riddled vertebrae were removed and successfully replaced with a 3D-printed titanium model.

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This is amazing! 

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More HoloLens Apps and Games

More HoloLens Apps and Games | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

After saying the HoloLens will only launch to consumers when more content is ready, Microsoft is continuing to back its augmented reality headset with three new games and a new application, with all now available on the Windows Store.

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Lots of VR stuff happening! 

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Aki Puustinen's curator insight, March 7, 2016 10:06 AM

Lots of VR stuff happening! 

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3D Printing Is Already Changing Health Care

3D Printing Is Already Changing Health Care | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
From bionic ears to printed pills.
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Maybe Donald Trump can get some new hands! ;)

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Mattel brings back ThingMaker 

Mattel brings back ThingMaker  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Mattel has announced that it’s bringing back the iconic ThingMaker toy making line, though this time in the form of a $300 3D printer designed specifically for kids.

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3D printer for kids! 

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