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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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State of the Game: Virtual Reality

State of the Game: Virtual Reality | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

You've probably heard by now that virtual reality is supposed to be a thing this year.

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Good stuff!

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Virtual Reality Makes an Impact on Campus

Virtual Reality Makes an Impact on Campus | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Colleges and universities find innovative ways to give virtual reality a starring role in athletics, academics and more.

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Hope to make an impact on ours soon! ;)

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5 Things Modern Learners Love About GBL

5 Things Modern Learners Love About GBL | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Want to know what modern learners love about Game-Based Mobile Learning? Check 5 things modern learners love about Game-Based Mobile Learning. | Teaching and Learning software and topics

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Only 5?! ;)

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The 25 Virtual Reality Places to Go in 2016

The 25 Virtual Reality Places to Go in 2016 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Virtual reality has traditionally been a difficult place to visit. With Gear VR’s November debut, the Playstation Morpheus, and Oculus Rift arriving ...

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Now this is some geeky-cool stuff! ;)

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Robotic 3D printer to fill potholes

Robotic 3D printer to fill potholes | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Startup Addibots is looking to help cut the man hours required to maintain our cities, wheeling out a roving 3D printing robot it imagines will scoot around town mending dodgy road surfaces.

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What CAN'T 3D printers do?! ;)

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Makerspaces: I've got cardboard. Now what?

Makerspaces: I've got cardboard. Now what? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"Learn about the MakerSpace program at Stewart Middle Magnet School over the last two years - starting with just three bins of K'nex and a vision, and transforming our library into the STEAM hub of our school.

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Hey, we've got cardboard. ;)

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Will virtual reality make you buy more?

Will virtual reality make you buy more? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Virtual reality springs up at the retail industry's marquee show, offering a glimpse of how we might shop in the future.

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I already want to buy more! ;)

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Best New Tech to Look Out For in 2016

Best New Tech to Look Out For in 2016 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

From drones to virtual-reality headsets, here is what will be popular this year.

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Drones are so cool...but I want a programmable one! ;)

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Alliance for International Education

Alliance for International Education | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
No matter how we define it in our local contexts, we share the belief and commitment that young people have a right to and a need for international learning - and so do the societies in which they live. In a world which is more inter-connected than ever before and which faces challenges of higher global relevance than ever before, we can’t afford to let our young people and our societies move into the future without understanding that we are all in this together.
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Join the AIE's LinkedIn group!

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HTC Vive pre-orders to start on February 29

HTC Vive pre-orders to start on February 29 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Pre-orders for HTC's virtual reality headset Vive will open on February 29,
boss Cher Wang confirms

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Decisions, decisions...this or Oculus Rift?? ;)

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VR tipped to break billion-dollar barrier in 2016

VR tipped to break billion-dollar barrier in 2016 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Deloitte predicts $1bn in VR sales despite barriers to new technology becoming
mainstream

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It's big business! ;)

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Google teams up with Lenovo on smartphone

Google teams up with Lenovo on smartphone | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Lenovo and Google announced a partnership today to create a new smartphone that makes use of a 3D augmented reality technology known as Project Tango. | Technology Business

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Time to give up the iPhone?? ;)

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The best VR iPhone/Cardboard apps

The best VR iPhone/Cardboard apps | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Before virtual reality headsets become mass-market products, iPhone owners can sample the futuristic technology in a cheap and easy way, thanks to Google Cardboard.

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Ordering some special Cardboards this week!

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The wave of the future is digital fabrication

The wave of the future is digital fabrication | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The 3D printer is just a tool that's part of a much larger toolbox that can create a whole new breed of artifacts.

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Gear VR browser immerses you in the Web

Gear VR browser immerses you in the Web | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

With its new virtual-reality app, Samsung has created a very different way to interact with the Web.

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Apple hires VR expert to take on Oculus

Apple hires VR expert to take on Oculus | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Apple has hired one of the world's leading virtual reality researchers in a clear sign the firm is developing its own VR systems to take on Oculus, Google and others.

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The battle's getting more interesting! ;)

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Everything we know about Magic Leap

Everything we know about Magic Leap | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Virtual objects mixing into your real-world vision, bringing cinematic magic to life all around you. That's the promise of Magic Leap -- but can it really be as groundbreaking as the hype?

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Hmm...I haven't tried this yet either. 

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What’s next in 3D printing

What’s next in 3D printing | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material.

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Figment Rich's curator insight, January 23, 2016 9:14 AM

simply amazing! #print

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World's first 3D-printed laptop

World's first 3D-printed laptop | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The £180 Pi-Top can be printed from molten plastic in a living room using a
printer the size of a coffee machine

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This is the geeky-coolest thing I've seen in a while. ;)

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10 cool things made from cardboard

10 cool things made from cardboard | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Who know you could build a functional car or virtual reality goggles from cardboard?

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Tried some fancy smartphone goggles...might go back to Google Cardboard! ;)

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Getting Inside HTC's Vive Pre VR Headset

Getting Inside HTC's Vive Pre VR Headset | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The Vive Pre is very similar to the various incarnations of the Oculus Rift, with a notable exception.

David W. Deeds's insight:

Almost got my hands on an Oculus DK2 but they're sold out here too! 

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NMC Technology Outlook for Chinese K-12 Education

NMC Technology Outlook for Chinese K-12 Education | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The NMC and the Smart Learning Institute (SLI) of Beijing Normal University have released the 2016 NMC Technology Outlook for Chinese K-12 Education. Nine key trends, nine significant challenges, and twelve developments in technology are identified across three adoption horizons over the next five years, giving Chinese K-12 leaders, decision-makers, and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning.
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Check it out! Released at the US-China Smart Education Conference last week!

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Tinkercad | Create 3D digital designs

Tinkercad | Create 3D digital designs | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Tinkercad is an easy-to-use 3D CAD design tool. Quickly turn your idea into a CAD model for a 3D printer with Tinkercad.

David W. Deeds's insight:

I've used it...it's geeky-cool! ;)

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Tasty Tech Eye Candy: VR

Tasty Tech Eye Candy: VR | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

From goggles to full-body suits to omni-directional treadmills, here's a look at the latest advances in virtual reality.

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"Tasty tech eye candy"...I like that. ;)

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Cardiologists use 3D-printed hearts to practice surgery on infants

Cardiologists use 3D-printed hearts to practice surgery on infants | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A dozen of the world's top heart experts are being brought in to Toronto to learn about complex heart surgery on infants using 3D-printed hearts.

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This is geeky-cool stuff!

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