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3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech
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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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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Virtual reality set to conquer living rooms

Virtual reality set to conquer living rooms | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
About 2.7 million VR headsets are expected to be sold this year
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2.7 million! 

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Augmented reality to transform battlefield ops

Augmented reality to transform battlefield ops | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Augmented reality systems as small as a contact lens could revolutionise complex emergency response and military battlefield operations in the future.
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This is geeky-cool stuff! 

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Videogame hacker's character publicly executed

Videogame hacker's character publicly executed | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

After multiple reports that a player was using hacks to easily win player-versus-player battles in Guild Wars 2, game maker ArenaNet came to the only logical conclusion: execution.

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Talk about justice! ;)

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Lifestyle Gamification: how to convert your life into a game

Lifestyle Gamification: how to convert your life into a game | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Gamification Expert Yu-kai Chou explains how to turn your life into a game through Lifestyle Gamification.
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"Lifestyle gamification"...I like that! ;)

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Get ready for virtual reality as the norm

Get ready for virtual reality as the norm | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Over the years, there has always been powerful potential in the general concept of the virtual environment; versions of the technology have been used in gaming, science, medicine, and the military for many years, assisting in ...
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It's already MY norm! ;)

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Virtual reality, how long until this happens?

Virtual reality, how long until this happens? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Virtual reality was announced a few years ago at E3 2012. Sony has been working on Project Morpheus for 12 months and engineers have improved head tracking to a full 360 degrees. The newest design (se...
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Not much longer, we hope! 

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Virtual Reality Amusement Parks are Coming

Virtual Reality Amusement Parks are Coming | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A new type of theme park is coming that will let you strap on a virtual reality helmet and charge headlong into a horde of monsters with a massive broadsword in tow.
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More geeky-cool VR stuff! 

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Recent News Regarding Virtual Simulation

Recent News Regarding Virtual Simulation | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Growing the Field of Healthcare Simulation
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The healthcare applications are particularly cool! 

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50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning

A list of the most innovative games that have teaching and/or learning potential, for mobile (iPad & Android), console, or PC. | 80 Days, Amazing Alex, Animate Me! 3D Animation For Kids, Armadillo Run, Assassin's Creed 3, Banner Saga, Bastion, Bio Inc., Blox 3D, and Bridge Constructor
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Check this out! Thanks to Terry Heick.

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Oculus Rift will ship in early 2016

Oculus Rift will ship in early 2016 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
People will get their hands on Oculus VR’s virtual reality device, the Oculus Rift, in early 2016, the company said Wednesday.
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Hmm...do I want the commercial version or another DK?

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Will Virtual Reality Reshape Documentary Journalism?

Will Virtual Reality Reshape Documentary Journalism? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
De la Peña has made several immersive virtual-reality documentary films including Project Syria, about refugee children in Syria, which was commissioned by the World Economic Forum, and Hunger in Los Angeles, a film ...
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Sure, why not? ;)

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

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The ed tech trends on the cusp of mainstream

The ed tech trends on the cusp of mainstream | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The K-12 Horizon Report whittles dozens of emerging and established ed tech topics into just 18, arranged by category—the trends, challenges, and developments referenced above—and time to adoption
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The full 2015 NMC K-12 Horizon Report will be released at the ISTE15 Conference! 

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3D Printing in Biotech

3D Printing in Biotech | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
3D printing is, without a doubt, a very versatile tool. We’ve seen food being printed, airplane components and impossible design being realized, all this potential within the designer’s imagination and at their hands’ reach.
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This is mind-blowing! 

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EmmanuelGrunenberger's curator insight, May 11, 11:07 AM

Astonishing! it will change boundaries between pharma medical devices surgery, biotech and High Tech

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Virtual Worlds: Open Journal Systems

Virtual Worlds: Open Journal Systems | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Open Journal Systems. 2012. Open Journal Systems. Public Knowledge Project.
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Full STEAM Ahead via Change Management

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Recertify with Microsoft Virtual Academy

Recertify with Microsoft Virtual Academy | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Recertify your Microsoft Certification by completing a series of Microsoft Virtual Academy courses.
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One of my goals for next year: get Microsoft Educator certified.

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UCSC opens new virtual reality lab

UCSC opens new virtual reality lab | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
SANTA CRUZ >> UC Santa Cruz’s new “CAVE Lab” creates a three-dimensional virtual reality in which users can interact, opening new possibilities for research and education.The system, called a Cave Automatic Virtual En...
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Could Oculus Rift Help Our Brains Unplug?

Could Oculus Rift Help Our Brains Unplug? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
0000Many people aspire to be more mindful by living in the present moment. The practice of mindfulness is often associated with the absence of technology.

Via Ken Cooper
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Absolutely! 

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Sonia Staneland's curator insight, June 9, 4:49 PM

I find the Oculus Rift a great stress reliever - for a short time, anyway. 

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3D Printing: A complete guide

3D Printing: A complete guide | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A complete guide to 3D printing: Everything you need to know about 3D printing.
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Now this will come in handy! 

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Virtual Reality is Coming to Life

Virtual Reality is Coming to Life | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Virtual reality, made possible by big players such as Valve and HTC, introduces a big, creative opportunity for advertising.
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Oh, YEAH! ;)

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My Predictions for the Next 10 Years

My Predictions for the Next 10 Years | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In 2025, in accordance with Moore's law, we will see an acceleration in the rate of change as we move closer to a world of true abundance. Here are eight areas where we'll see extraordinary transformation in the next decade.
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And technology's key to everything! 

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ToKTutor's curator insight, May 9, 1:46 AM

Title 6: Using Moore's Law to ground some predictions: to what extent do they rely on justified explanations?

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How Makerspaces Can Unlock Students' Creativity

How Makerspaces Can Unlock Students' Creativity | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The saying, “If you build it, they will come” may have been referring to baseball stadiums, but it may also be the favorite mantra of makerspaces across the country.
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We'll be finding out soon! ;)

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