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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.
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10 Innovative Ways Teachers Have Connected With Their Students

10 Innovative Ways Teachers Have Connected With Their Students | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

ThankAs technology progresses, education must also progress. Target recognizes the value of innovative educators, which is why they're on track to give $1 billion to education by the end of 2015.

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Thanks to the ISTE.

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Teaching creative writing in a virtual world

Teaching creative writing in a virtual world | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What is the best way for creative writing students to construct their story world in Opensim?
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Thanks again to Selby Evans.

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Virtual Reality brings Big Data visualization to life

Virtual Reality brings Big Data visualization to life | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Virtual Reality brings Big Data visualization to life
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But of course, a virtual world designed for a computer game has plenty of drawbacks and technical limitations.
David W. Deeds's insight:

Geeky-coolest thing I´ve seen all week. ;)

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Will Google Glass Live Up To Its Hype In The Classroom?

Will Google Glass Live Up To Its Hype In The Classroom? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Does Google Glass have the power to transform education, or will it end up in the back of the cupboard as another overhyped and underused piece of ed tech?
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In a word, yes. ;)

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5 steps to a new brand identity

5 steps to a new brand identity | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Hypergrid Business 5 steps to a new brand identity Hypergrid Business Today, I helped an OpenSim entrepreneur, known to the metaverse as Minethere Always, come up with a visual style for her ads and website, using a super slimmed down version of...
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Thanks again to Hypergrid Business.

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The Educational Value of Informal Social Events in 3d Virtual Worlds

What value do informal social events e.g. parties have in online education? How can these events contribute to the success of an e-learning program? What lea...
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You get to chat with folks all over the (real) world! 

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Wearable Computers Will Transform Language

Wearable Computers Will Transform Language | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Wearable Computers Will Transform Language
IEEE Spectrum
To explore more diverse types of virtual touch, Harrison does what he calls “time-machine research.” In a bright, airy laboratory that he has adorned with obsolete PCs and hand-welded ....
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Geeky-cool stuff! 

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Google's Classroom: A Sneak Peek

Google's Classroom: A Sneak Peek | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Classroom is Google's latest student-centered education product and is scheduled to be released this coming fall. After watching the Classroom promotional video and reading about its features and c...
David W. Deeds's insight:

Everyone going to GTAATL is asking about it! ;)

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Google Made the Slightest Change to Its Logo and Users Still Noticed

Google Made the Slightest Change to Its Logo and Users Still Noticed | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google updated its logo with an almost imperceivable tweak over the weekend.
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Check this out! 

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Over 800 Free MOOCs to Help you Grow Professionally

Over 800 Free MOOCs to Help you Grow Professionally | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Over 800 Free MOOCs to Help you Grow Professionally This Summer ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on E-Learning-Inclusivo (Mashup) curated by juandoming (See it on Scoop.it, via E-Learning-Inclusivo (Mashup)

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Just in case you don´t already have a fully-booked summer. ;)

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Could Oculus Rift become a weapon? DARPA thinks so

Could Oculus Rift become a weapon? DARPA thinks so | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If DARPA's 'Plan X' becomes a reality, Oculus is going to be way more than a video game platform.
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Thanks to Sitearm. 

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8 Google Chrome Extensions to Boost Your Productivity

8 Google Chrome Extensions to Boost Your Productivity | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Save yourself some keystrokes and distraction with these handy Chrome extensions.
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Check these out!

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Blizzard releases level 90 primer videos for WoW classes

Blizzard releases level 90 primer videos for WoW classes | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
When World of Warcraft's Warlords of Draenor expansion finally completes its march to reshape Azeroth as we know it, we'll have a new level cap of 100. Blizzard has already introduced some services to prep new, returning, and current players alike for the next adventure—the most noticeable being a $60/£35 (or free on pre-order) boost to level 90 for a selected character. For fresh heroes, that's a nice jumpstart for Warlords' content—unless you've no idea how Shamans shoot lightning out of their hands or where to even begin with your magical zombie Mage.
David W. Deeds's insight:

And Level 100? WoW! ;)

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Google Teacher Academy Pre-Event Press Release

Google Teacher Academy Pre-Event Press Release | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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This is gonna be the geeky-coolest! ;)

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The 10 Most Read Books in The World

The 10 Most Read Books in The World | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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The Bible´s #1, Mao´s Quotations #2. 

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Marta Torán's curator insight, May 30, 2014 8:54 AM

El Top 10 de los libros más leídos

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, June 2, 2014 1:57 AM

Reading is one of the basic literacy skills we learn from the first years of our schooling.As we grow up this skill develops and takes many forms. It actually stays with us for the rest of our life. And like any other skill, the more you work on it the better it gets. That is why we have now great writers it is because they were once great readers.

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Google+ Guide for Schools

Google+ Guide for Schools | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A Must Read Google Plus Guide for Schools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning (A Must Read Google Plus Guide for Schools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/jXLGfu5koN)...
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Now this will come in handy.

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Google's Mysterious 3D Imaging Project

Google's Mysterious 3D Imaging Project | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google is working on mobile devices capable of taking and reproducing 3D images - reportedly including a tablet - which could help satisfy the insatiable business appetite for better imaging, experts have said.

Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO of IT industry association CompTIA, tells Forbes that if Google were to develop “really compelling” technology, it would find uses in “video and image heavy fields like medicine, real estate and engineering and some retail markets like automotive.”
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Geeky-cool stuff coming up! 

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What Ed Tech Challenges Do Schools Face?

What Ed Tech Challenges Do Schools Face? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Here is a list of some of the major challenges that nowadays school tech leader face. (RT @drsolis: What Educational Technology Challenges Do Schools Face?
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Dinosaurs and dinero. ;)

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VIRTUAL LISBON - Live Your City in 3D

VIRTUAL LISBON - Live Your City in 3D | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
UNDER CONSTRUCTION - But ready for premium members sneak previews VIRTUAL LISBON wants to be the place for You to call Home >>> A 16 regions world featuring Lisbon City main spots, monuments and activities Lisbon at Kitely will be a City full of diversity...
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This is gonna be great. Lisbon´s one of my favorite real-life cities.

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Larry Page: Where's Google going next?

Onstage at TED2014, Charlie Rose interviews Google CEO Larry Page about his far-off vision for the company. It includes aerial bikeways and internet balloons...
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Gotta love the Internet balloon idea! ;)

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The new Google prototype car

The new Google prototype car | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It may look amusing and easily dismissed as a novelty prototype many years from production, but take a good look at a technology that in a few short years is going to transform your life and have
David W. Deeds's insight:

I want one now! ;)

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 29, 2014 8:24 AM

Today Google officially announced at the inaugural Code conference that they have built their very own prototype self-driving car. It is designed to be used in urban settings at up to 25mph. It has foam bumpers and an electric motor and, for now at least, the Google signature spinning LiDAR on top. But what really sets it apart is what it doesn’t have; no steering wheel, accelerator nor brake pedal.

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Technology That "Actually" Works

Technology That "Actually" Works | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A reflection on another year as an Instructional Technology Specialist. http://t.co/ZAsizdT23X
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Was halfway through this before I realized that Bob´s going to the GTA with me next month. ;)

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 28, 2014 1:32 PM

Technology is the art of using tools. As a verb, it is an ongoing and unfolding process. When we settle for it as a noun, we miss the importance of teacher and student roles in learning the art of using the tools well.

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Great Tools to Create Classroom Multimedia Magazines and Books

Great Tools to Create Classroom Multimedia Magazines and Books | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Great Tools to Create Classroom Multimedia Magazines and Books ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - http://t.co/QmsaY3DfGN
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All of them geeky-cool, especially the 3D stuff.

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Flipped learning skepticism: What about technology?

Flipped learning skepticism: What about technology? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

To continue the blog post series  I’ve been doing (installments one,two, and three) that addresses skepticisms about flipped learning, I wanted to dip into something other than my own comment sections, and go to a general class of skepticisms I’ve heard when I do workshops. Those skepticisms involve technology. 

David W. Deeds's insight:

Time for the skeptics to find another career. I do like the mention of Chromebooks, though. ;)

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What Teachers Want from Educational Technology Tools

What Teachers Want from Educational Technology Tools | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The What Teachers Want from Educational Technology Tools Infographic presents what kinds of digital instructional tools educators consider essential to help their students be prepared for college and careers in the 21st century (What Teachers Want...
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Easily the Infographic of the Week. 

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