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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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Calling Second Life Educators and Students: Research Study

Calling Second Life Educators and Students: Research Study | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Call all educators or students working in Second Life, consider taking part in a research survey: My name is Christine Mark and I am working on my dissertation for my PhD in Instructional Technology from The University of Southern Mississippi.

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I'd like to do this if time permits. Thanks to KiwiBelma.

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Virtual Worlds Calling

Virtual Worlds Calling | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Language learners communicating effectively across the globe
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Do You Really Need to Hold That Meeting?

Do You Really Need to Hold That Meeting? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A simple tool to help you decide.

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NO, you do not! ; Thanks to Anna Hu.

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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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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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Why Virtual Reality Is Happening Now

Why Virtual Reality Is Happening Now | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Since the Oculus Rift first made waves with its successful Kickstarter, there’s been a consistent line of criticism based in the notion, “why would it..


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Thanks again to KiwiBelma.

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Lochlan Finney's curator insight, March 25, 2015 9:55 AM

Another great article on why VR is happening now, and how it won't be a repeat of VR in the 90's. They've justified their view point by pointing out how much stronger our technology is today, and how VR couldn't have possibly worked 20 years ago, because they didn't have the technology that we have today.

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3-D Printed Prosthetics For A Sci-Fi Warrior

3-D Printed Prosthetics For A Sci-Fi Warrior | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Losing a limb is tragic and traumatic, but a bevy of companies are using the power of 3-D printers to bring high design to a backwater of medical devices.
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This is such geeky-cool stuff! 

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EQuest3D Educational Gaming Platform

EQuest3D Educational Gaming Platform | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The EQuest3D Platform makes it easy to create enriching educataional games from your content. In 4 easy steps you can create a game out of just about any content.

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Check this out! Thanks to Kim Flintoff! 

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Kaleb Bell's curator insight, March 24, 2015 7:55 PM

Future of education. Making it fun and interactive which could change the future of teaching.

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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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