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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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Teachers Using 3D Printed Manipulatives to Teach Math

Teachers Using 3D Printed Manipulatives to Teach Math | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It's all about a “hands-on” approach for a group of California teachers who are using what they call "manipulatives," toys and tools to help kids learn by d

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, March 22, 2015 7:58 AM

Taking math to a new hands-on level. Make sure you watch the videos to see how the manipulative can make a difference.

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Google Builds a New Tablet for the Fight Against Ebola

Google Builds a New Tablet for the Fight Against Ebola | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Jay Achar was treating Ebola patients at a makeshift hospital in Sierra Leone. He needed more time, and he needed better tech.
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This is interesting. 

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Virtual Reality Could Help Advertisers Become Relevant Again

Virtual Reality Could Help Advertisers Become Relevant Again | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It’s inevitable that advertising will play an important role in the future of virtual reality experiences (media and entertainment being the most obvious categories).
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Virtual reality's in the news! 

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Lochlan Finney's curator insight, March 25, 2015 11:04 AM

Really important; advertising is, without a doubt, dying, the gimmick is old, the people are uninterested. But, change the gimmick, it becomes interesting again. Like it was referenced in the article, change watching people using a new product on a flat television in generic 2D to experiencing what that product is like while inside virtual reality, see how it could better your life and you'll be more likely to buy that product.

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Google's new $1000 Chromebook

Google's new $1000 Chromebook | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google has made a gorgeous new Chromebook Pixel 2 device, but it costs $1,000.
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Now you know what to get me for Xmas. ;)

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First Desktop 3D Printer for Metal Is Market Ready

First Desktop 3D Printer for Metal Is Market Ready | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
About a year and a half ago, Colorado resident and inventor David Hartkop unveiled the Mini Metal Maker, the world's first desktop 3D printer for metal.

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This is geeky-cool stuff! 

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GoogleX exec: Where Google went wrong with Glass

GoogleX exec: Where Google went wrong with Glass | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google botched its wearable, Google Glass, and now the director of GoogleX labs is openly talking about it.

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It'll make a comeback, I know it! 

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Richard Platt's curator insight, March 21, 2015 4:29 PM
Astro Teller, Google’s director of its research arm, GoogleX, said the company made mistakes with Glass. They needed to work out its wearable’s battery and privacy issues, and address miscommunications about the state of the project.. Even when it was being sold to early testers for $1,500, was never close to being ready for official sale. It’s a prototype and still solidly in the experimental phase. Even though its executives and its PR people were repeatedly putting timeframes on an official Glass release.Teller said Google did one good thing it launched the project but it also did one thing wrong. - “The bad decision was that we allowed and sometimes even encouraged too much attention for the program,” he said. “Instead of people seeing the Explorer devices as learning devices, Glass began to be talked about as if it were a fully baked consumer product. The device was being judged and evaluated in a very different context than we intended.” - That tactic frustrated a lot of early adopters
Tom Bryon's curator insight, March 25, 2015 3:35 AM

"Google had the sizzle, they just didn't have the steak".

Technology will surely experience some form of metamorphosis, Google is pushing another form of wearable technology, possibly we could see this as the mainstream form of communication. It hasn't picked up the momentum it needs yet, but as its usability increases and new needs arise, that may change.

"The device still has a good shot. If you’re not failing, you’re not trying hard enough.”

QindredCam's curator insight, April 1, 2015 3:25 PM

Privacy and battery life; these are two of the key challenges for wearable recording devices.

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Liquid 3D printing looks like 'Terminator 2'

Liquid 3D printing looks like 'Terminator 2' | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
On today's show, Ashley and Gil ("The Mutant Season") discuss Carbon3D's new 3D printing method, using Microsoft Hello to log in with your face, iris and fingerprint, and a makeup robot that's not quite what it seems.
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Now this is geeky-cool stuff! 

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Virtual Reality: Promising but Posing Challenges

Virtual Reality: Promising but Posing Challenges | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Software makers—many of them small, independent developers—are confronting hurdles as they prepare virtual-reality headsets for store shelves.
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Interesting stuff.

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25 Ways Educators Can Use Google Hangouts

25 Ways Educators Can Use Google Hangouts | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Sell Ads for Virtual and Augmented Reality

Sell Ads for Virtual and Augmented Reality | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Some companies see virtual and augmented reality as a way to make money from a new type of ads.
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This is BIG! 

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Joshua Prowse's curator insight, March 25, 2015 9:50 PM

Insight into how virtual reality opens new opportunities for advertising agencies, the article also points out that ad free or premium products can also be sold alongside free (or cheaper) ad filled content.

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Facebook, Oculus And The Future Of Virtual Reality

Facebook, Oculus And The Future Of Virtual Reality | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: Dan Kaplan helps startups tell their stories. He’s done marketing for Twilio, Asana and Salesforce and blogs about marketing, growth, and..
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Andrew McLellan's curator insight, March 24, 2015 8:15 AM

After Facebook purchased the rights to Oculus rift their next step was to incorporate a virtual Facebook HUD for it. Now Facebook can escape your computer screen, swipe the air and watch your news feed scroll!

Lochlan Finney's curator insight, March 25, 2015 9:20 AM

Not too long ago, social media giant Facebook acquired Oculus Rift, a company that is designing a VR headset with enormous potential in the Entertainment Industry. This means huge growth for Oculus Rift and the financial backing to do just about anything.

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Oculus Rift Might Not Even Launch This Year

Oculus Rift Might Not Even Launch This Year | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It's been a long few years since the Oculus Rift's Kickstarter took $2.4 million in funding, becoming a "real thing" on the first step towards this latest wave of virtual reality enthusiasm.
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Oh, c'mon! 

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7 Resources for Student Collaboration

7 Resources for Student Collaboration | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This eSchool News article features a list of different collaboration tools for the digital student.
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More good stuff from the Global Digital Citizen Foundation! 

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A Beginner's Guide to Virtual Reality

A Beginner's Guide to Virtual Reality | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Donning a headset to enter a 3-D world is no longer science fiction. Thanks to the Dodocase VR Pop-Up Viewer, Samsung Gear VR, and Zeiss VR one, virtual reality is now an easy-to-try—and eye-popping—trip.
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From the Wall Street Journal, no less. ;)

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Mark Crutchley's curator insight, March 24, 2015 7:23 PM

A good source outlining what Virtual Reality is and current products in the market. Also informative of applications that would be beneficial for any VR user.

Lochlan Finney's curator insight, March 25, 2015 9:01 AM

As you can see, interest is building around Virtual Reality, leading to an increase in demand for such a product, which means that more money and effort is being put into creating these fascinating machines.

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Stephen Hawking's- Science of the Future-Virtual Worlds

Stephen Hawking's Science of the Future investigates the very latest game changing innovations.The barriers between the physical and virtual worlds begin to ...
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New nonstop 3D printing process takes minutes instead of hours

New nonstop 3D printing process takes minutes instead of hours | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
With a bit of UV and oxygen, solid objects emerge from a shallow liquid bath.
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Alexandra Minks's curator insight, March 22, 2015 2:43 AM

The current 3D printing process is effective already, but this new process could increase the prominence and usefulness of this technology significantly. With further development it is likely that this new process will become a very important and valuable tool over the next few years.

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Magic Leap shows off amazing augmented reality gaming

Magic Leap shows off amazing augmented reality gaming | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google's multi-million dollar investment in augmented reality startup Magic Leap appears to be paying off if this demo reel is any indication.
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Can't wait to try this! 

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What if 3D printing was 100x faster?

What we think of as 3D printing, says Joseph DeSimone, is really just 2D printing over and over ... slowly. Onstage at TED2015, he unveils a bold new technique — inspired, yes, by Terminator...
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Keep your eyes on this. It's gonna be big! 

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Apple Working on Augmented Reality Despite Steve Jobs Sneering At It

Apple Working on Augmented Reality Despite Steve Jobs Sneering At It | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The project isn't as big as Apple's electric car project, which is now in full swing.
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Didn't he sneer at the stylus too? Sheesh. ;)

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Hot glue gun becomes handheld 3D printer

Hot glue gun becomes handheld 3D printer | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Given some biodegradable 3D printing filament and tasked with doing something creative with it, Vimal Patel built an extruder using Lego, attached it to a rather ordinary hot glue gun and ended up...
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When people see my 3Doodler pen, the first thing they say is "It's like a glue gun." ;)

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Is Minecraft too violent for Turkey?

Is Minecraft too violent for Turkey? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Turkish authorities have recommended banning Minecraft out of concern that children will confuse the game with reality.
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C'mon, Turkey, get with the program! ;)

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Virtual Reality is the Future of Career Education

Virtual Reality is the Future of Career Education | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Virtual Reality will be omnipresent in 5 years. It is hard to find now. It is completely missing in career education. Who will take a leadership role?

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Check this out! I'll take a leadership role! 

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Lochlan Finney's curator insight, March 25, 2015 9:42 AM

This article talks about one of the many future uses of VR, as a means of education. You asked us what we thought the future of technology is, well Sir, I do believe this is it.

Brock Nicholls's curator insight, March 27, 2015 9:34 AM

Pfaff, J (1 March, 2015). Virtual Reality is the Future of Career Education. EduKWest.http://www.edukwest.com/virtual-reality-is-the-future-of-career-education/


This article is an expansion on the idea of virtual reality and what it can do for us. It explains that virtual reality has the possibility of providing us with real life work experiences. Mentions the oculus also and discusses the potential of providing many people across the world at once a unique experience of the scenario in real time. Author states he himself is jumping on board and others should also try filling the gap between VR and online education. Technology allowing people to have a in-depth life like experience before having to really experience it is obviously important and will be massive if done properly.

Benjamin Johnson's curator insight, March 28, 2015 1:06 AM

Difficult to imagine all of the 'in-between' steps between where we are now and being hard-wired into direct-to-brain electrode stimulation.

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OpenSim passes 30,000 active users

OpenSim passes 30,000 active users | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
OpenSim passes 30,000 active users http://t.co/4wDVRBr9MY
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Thanks to Maria Korolov and Hypergrid Business.

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Download Windows 10 Technical Preview

Download Windows 10 Technical Preview | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Learn how to download and install Windows 10 Technical Preview, an early look at the future of Windows.
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I did it on the Lenovo at home! Was still in progress as I left this morning. ;)

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