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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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Google gives Apple and Microsoft an ultimatum

Google gives Apple and Microsoft an ultimatum | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Palo-Alto based company assembled a crack team of hackers and programmers called Project Zero in July to trawl its own – and its competitors – software for security flaws.
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This is getting interesting.

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Drone Flight Control App Now Open to Developers

Drone Flight Control App Now Open to Developers | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
3D Robotics, the largest U.S.-based drone manufacturer, today announced the launch of its open-source Tower flight control app for drone copters and planes..
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This is big! Can't wait for the Phenox! 

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More developers sign up for Razer's open source VR platform

More developers sign up for Razer's open source VR platform | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
OSVR aims to standardise the creation of Virtual Reality content.
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Will be interesting to see who wins the headset battle. Any bets? 

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NASA, college students unveil K-12 science game

NASA, college students unveil K-12 science game | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The online multi-user game requires players to use real-world knowledge to navigate a fictional world where "mysterious clouds of dust" have rendered all adults unconscious.
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Here we go! More of this! 

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3D Print Electronics Using Play-Doh for Circuits

3D Print Electronics Using Play-Doh for Circuits | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I truly believe that there will come a time, probably not too far off in the future, where we will all be 3D printing intricate electronic devices from the

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Play-Doh for Circuits?! I can't believe it! ;)

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Brittney's curator insight, February 10, 2015 9:01 AM

3D Print a Working Video Game Controller & Other Electronics Using Play-Doh for Circuits http://3dprint.com/41045/3d-printed-controller-game/

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Company 3D Prints Full-Sized Woman

Company 3D Prints Full-Sized Woman | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
When I think about the potential that 3D printing has in making a difference just about anywhere in the world, Thingiverse is a website that I believe will have

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We're going to need a bigger printer. ;)

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Brittney's curator insight, February 11, 2015 8:44 AM

South African Company 3D Prints Full-Sized Fully Articulated 5 1/2 Foot Robotic Woman http://3dprint.com/43353/3d-printed-full-size-doll/

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Oculus Rift - Astronaut Simulator

Today we go into space with the oculus rift It would be awesome if we could hit 6000 likes! More Oculus Videos: http://tiny.cc/OculusRift Apollo 11 VR: Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/pr...
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Here's a Kickstarter project for you! 

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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, February 10, 2015 12:53 PM

I would love to try this, actually any Oculus Rift VR applications!

 

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How #Hashtags Work: Marketing

How #Hashtags Work: Marketing | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Hashtags, which make it easier to find, share and curate content on social platforms, can be an invaluable tool in your marketing arsenal.

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Nice, simple explanation.

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, February 9, 2015 4:01 PM

A hashtag is the wonder of the past decade. It was born to address the need to organize and make sense of the overwhelming social media buzz. Thanks to active and creative user adoption, hashtag support has been added to most popular social media platforms

flea palmer's curator insight, February 13, 2015 7:11 AM

Hashtags provide an easy way to curate information across the web. This post explains how they have been adopted on different platforms to enable you to bookmark content relevant to your interests.

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Creating Real Readers from Virtual Worlds pt.1

Creating Real Readers from Virtual Worlds pt.1 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
At the end of 2014 I wound up visiting a virtual recreation of the town of Innsmouth from H.P. Lovecraft's novella, Shadow Over Innsmouth. I had never read the story, or anything by Lovecraft, but ...
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Interesting stuff, check this out!

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Why I put World of Warcraft on my resume

Why I put World of Warcraft on my resume | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Meet Stephen Gillett: Symantec executive, IT expert and level 70 Paladin.
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Only Level 70? ;) Thanks to Yvonne Harrison.

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A 3D-printed beak for a bald eagle

A 3D-printed beak for a bald eagle | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
9 Animals Whose Lives Improved Thanks to 3D Printing
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Wow! That's about all I can say. ;)

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3ders.org - 3D printing news

3ders.org - 3D printing news | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
3ders.org provide in-depth information about 3D Printing, rapid prototyping, rapid manufacturing, 3D Printers, 3D software, 3D services, 3D designers, 3ders, 3D printer price, 3D printer price compare, 3d printer price comparison...
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Check out this site! 

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Crazy Oculus Rift Mountainside Hike

Crazy Oculus Rift Mountainside Hike | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
You know you've designed a good Oculus Rift virtual reality experience when people emerge from it squealing in delight and with their knees trembling.
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Would love to try this! ;)

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3D Printing Aircraft Engine Components

3D Printing Aircraft Engine Components | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
“Given the high expectation built around the Company, my priorities would be to concentrate on operational excellence, and build the company as technology pow

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You go first. ;)

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Brittney's curator insight, February 13, 2015 11:56 AM

India’s Hindustan Aeronautics, Ltd. is Now 3D Printing Aircraft Engine Components http://3dprint.com/44403/hindustan-aeronautics-raju-rd/

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, February 14, 2015 6:11 PM

This type of development is industry can be replicated at a process level in schools and universities using entry level additive technologies.  Check other items in this collection about Rollas Royce support at UVA.

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8th Graders Take on 3D Printing Projects

8th Graders Take on 3D Printing Projects | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
When it comes to anything of value, we all know it’s important to start ’em young. And that’s exactly what one teacher is doing with a completely ‘fro
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Can't wait to do this like this! 

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PrintME 3D Makes 3D Printable Robots Accessible

PrintME 3D Makes 3D Printable Robots Accessible | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
London-based PrintME 3D is one of Europe's leading 3D printing specialists, offering one-stop online shopping for many of your 3D printing needs. You can p

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Good stuff! 

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Brittney's curator insight, February 10, 2015 9:58 AM

PrintME 3D Makes 3D Printable Robots Accessible With New BQ Robotic Kits http://3dprint.com/43269/printme-3d-accessible-robots/

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OpenSim 0.8 - 205 NPCs walking the streets

OpenSim 0.8 - 205 NPCs walking the streets
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205 NPCs is big! 

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Boffles, a Global Marketplace for 3D Printer Files

Boffles, a Global Marketplace for 3D Printer Files | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If you don’t have a 3D printer at home but you’re a pretty accomplished 3D designer, there are now plenty of great web-based services that let you submit yo

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Bigger than Thingiverse? ;)

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Brittney's curator insight, February 10, 2015 4:26 PM

In the Works: Boffles, a Global Marketplace for 3D Printer Files http://3dprint.com/42928/boffles-3d-files-kickstarter/

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, February 11, 2015 7:37 PM

As additive technologies become more readily available we'll see more commercial shifts - as consumer level desktop printers become prototyping machines, we'll see users wanting access to higher grade printers with rapid turnaround times. 

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A Digital Future: K-12 Technology by 2018

A Digital Future: K-12 Technology by 2018 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Rapidly changing technology continues to make its mark on K-12 learning. The recently-released New Media Consortium Horizon Report details six up-and-coming technologies in the next five years for K-1...
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The 2015 K-12 Horizon Report is being worked on right now! 

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3Doodler Allows Artist Masterpiece

3Doodler Allows Artist Masterpiece | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
New forms of visual arts do not come about very often. Let's just stop and think about it for a moment. Painting, sculpting, and drawing have pretty much be

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Brittney's curator insight, February 10, 2015 11:37 AM

3Doodler 3D Printing Pen Allows One Artist to Create a Masterpiece Like Nothing Seen Before http://3dprint.com/42430/rachel-goldsmith-creation/

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Gamification: not a gimmick but a radical new way of teaching

Gamification: not a gimmick but a radical new way of teaching | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Despite the hype surrounding gamification the concept itself is poorly understood. I believe the real potential for the use of gamification in education, particularly schooling, is being missed. Fo...

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, February 9, 2015 7:41 AM

With the use of games I learned more about all of the students and how they approached learning, problem solving and new ideas.

CTD Institute's curator insight, February 12, 2015 10:54 AM

"Gamification is already a form of teaching. However it is not defined by the traditions of western institutional education{..} It is the result of over fifty years of refinement of specific teaching techniques in video game design, and an even longer history in traditional play."

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How to name a grid

How to name a grid | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Hypergrid Business
How to name a grid
Hypergrid Business
If you use a grid name that reminds people of other OpenSim grids then you will have triple the branding challenge you would have otherwise.
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Thanks to Hypergrid Business. 

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David W. Deeds (@dwdeeds) | Twitter

David W. Deeds (@dwdeeds) | Twitter | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Follow me, follow you! My number re: following and followers is just about even. One of my New Year's resolutions is to top 1,000 for both! 

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Help me get over the 1,000 mark! ;)

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ESL Teacher Training in 3D Virtual Worlds

ESL Teacher Training in 3D Virtual Worlds | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Although language learning in 3D Virtual Worlds (VWs) has become a focus of recent research, little is known about the knowledge and skills teachers need to acquire to provide effective task-based instruction in 3D VWs and the type of teacher...
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Geeky-cool stuff! 

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Teaching in the Age of Minecraft

Teaching in the Age of Minecraft | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A popular video game provides a new medium for educators and students to unleash their creativity.
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"The Age of Minecraft"...I like that. ;)

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