3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech
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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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Technology Is Making Education More Affordable

Technology Is Making Education More Affordable | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Technology, often applied by inspired entrepreneurs, is disrupting how people of all ages receive the training everyone needs to thrive.
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Please note: MORE affordable. 

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Global gamification market to record an impressive growth rate

Global gamification market to record an impressive growth rate | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The report explains competitive advantage received due to gamification, which also elaborates about future prospects to stakeholders.
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Here we go! 

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"What Are 3D Printers & How Do They Fit Into The Maker Movement?"

"What Are 3D Printers & How Do They Fit Into The Maker Movement?" | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What Are 3D Printers & How Do They Fit Into The Maker Movement? is the latest "question-of-the-week" at my Education Week Teacher column. Feel free to leave responses there or in the comments h...

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Nice summary here! Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

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Private Money in Virtual Worlds

Private Money in Virtual Worlds | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Could the mighty Federal Reserve one day be vanquished by the humble Linden Dollar? Linden Lab's official gig is developing the platform for Second Life,
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Interesting stuff.

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Hands-on review: Raspberry Pi 2

Hands-on review: Raspberry Pi 2 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The little PC that could just got a big upgrade.
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Got one coming! Thanks to Joey Aboma.

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Microsoft Is The New Google, Google Is The Old Microsoft

Microsoft Is The New Google, Google Is The Old Microsoft | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A stunning role reversal is under way...
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From Forbes, no less. ;)

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Minecraft is much more than 'Lego online'

Minecraft is much more than 'Lego online' | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
When Markus Persson began to code Minecraft one weekend in 2009, he imagined a game without levels, story or points set in a vast, free virtual world, the future of which would be at the behest of its users.
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I think of it as "OpenSim Lite." ;)

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Teaching with technology, for a new generation

Teaching with technology, for a new generation | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
From the “Teaching Machine” to the promise of twenty-first-century learning technology
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Thanks to Harvard Magazine.

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Sony SmartEyeglass Debuts

Sony SmartEyeglass Debuts | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Sony SmartEyeglass is now available for pre orders. 
Its a developer edition that's compatible wi...
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OK, here's Sony's Glass.

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The Apple Watch: What it will/won’t have

The Apple Watch: What it will/won’t have | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Apple Watch is expected to launch in April.
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Thanks to David Sawyer.

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OpenSim active users pass 25,000 milestone

OpenSim active users pass 25,000 milestone | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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This is big! Thanks to Maria Korolov! 

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TweetAdder: Twitter Users’ #1 Tool

TweetAdder: Twitter Users’ #1 Tool | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Building your Twitter Follower Base
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Got me over the 1,000 followers hump in a day. 

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DX Exchange enters OpenSim payments space

DX Exchange enters OpenSim payments space | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Hypergrid Business
DX Exchange enters OpenSim payments space
Hypergrid Business
DX Exchange, one of the oldest exchanges trading Linden Dollars, has now entered the OpenSim payments space.
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Now this is big! Thanks to Hypergrid Business. 

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Facebook confirms it is developing apps for Oculus Rift

Facebook confirms it is developing apps for Oculus Rift | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Facebook it is developing its own virtual reality (VR) apps, a year after the social network acquired VR headset firm Oculus for $2bn (£1.3bn). - Brand Republic
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This isn't exactly a surprise, is it?? ;)

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Introducing the 3D Printable VR Headset

Introducing the 3D Printable VR Headset | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
You have to love the creativity we have been seeing from designers around the world when it comes to 3D printing. The technology has provided innovators and inv
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Was just a matter of time. ;)

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Using Leftover 3D Printer Filament

Using Leftover 3D Printer Filament | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As an artist, I know that there is something sad about the little leftover scraps of the material that was a precious part of the process of creation. I have tr

Via Brittney
David W. Deeds's insight:

First thing kids ask is: Can you recycle all that? ;)

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Brittney's curator insight, February 18, 2015 7:19 PM

Waste Not, Want Not: Bracelets & Rings Using Leftover 3D Printer Filament http://3dprint.com/44358/scrap-filament-jewelry/

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Fizzle or Sizzle: Virtual Worlds in Education

Fizzle or Sizzle:  Virtual Worlds in Education | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
February 19, 2015, 4:00 p.m. PT
This webinar is part of the February 2015 ISTE Professional Learning Series.
With more education-friendly virtual environments such as Kitely, Minecraft,
and OpenSim now available, educators have looked again at virtual environment
potential. But is it too late? Scott Merrick and Andrew Wheelock will review
what was done and what is still out there as virtual worlds seek a place in the
educational sun.
David W. Deeds's insight:

Mark your calendars for this! Scott Merrick and Andrew Wheelock! 

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The Good and the Bad of Escaping to Virtual Reality

The Good and the Bad of Escaping to Virtual Reality | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Researchers believe new immersive technology could lead to isolation, but maybe when social needs are met online, people won't need in-person interaction as much.
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From The Atlantic, no less. ;)

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3D Printing with Hummus

3D Printing with Hummus | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Everyone’s favorite go-to party dip is now a 3D printing medium thanks to our friends at 3DigitalCooks (3DC), who recently introduced us to 3D printing

Via Brittney
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Sure, why not? ;)

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Brittney's curator insight, February 18, 2015 8:20 AM

3D Printing with Hummus — New Extrusion Process and Basic Culinary Know-How http://3dprint.com/44732/3d-printed-lucky-hummus/

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Over 300 virtual worlds on Opensim

Over 300 virtual worlds on Opensim | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Good news for Opensim: on the open source platform there are now over 300 virtual worlds active while active users are over 25 thousand per month...
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Thanks to MondiVirtuali.

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Crowdsourcing helps predict the future of 3D printing

Crowdsourcing helps predict the future of 3D printing | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Inside3DP partnered with Wikistrat, a global consultancy to provide a glimpse into the glorious future of 3D printing. You can pre-order the report today for only $99.
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Thanks to Inside3DP.

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In SlideShare Top 5% Again for 2014

In SlideShare Top 5% Again for 2014 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
My Top Content and Stats about my SlideShare Audience.
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Check this out! I'm in the Top 5% again. Most viewed? My OpenSimulator book, written back in 2011! ;)

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Hand of a Superhero

Hand of a Superhero | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Three-dimensional printers create inexpensive, striking prosthetics that hint at comic-book superpowers for children who are missing fingers.
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Here we go! Thanks to Emmett Callahan. 

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4 Ways To Bring Gamification of Education To Your Classroom

4 Ways To Bring Gamification of Education To Your Classroom | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Motivate your students and transform your classroom through the gamification of education. Here are 4 examples to get you started!
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Thanks to Leigh Zeitz.

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Junita Lyon's curator insight, February 17, 2015 7:42 AM

This always has appealed to me engaging students this way 

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, February 18, 2015 4:38 PM

A fun way to engage your students

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, February 18, 2015 6:25 PM

Des idées simples à mettre en place comme remplacer les notes par des points d'expérience. la gamification permet de rebooster les élèves Mais ne remplace pas la pédagogie.

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ICT in Practice

ICT in Practice | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
ICT in Practice is an online education and technology magazine created by educators. Articles and resources all about use of technology in education.
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Just became aware of this site. Check it out! 

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Junita Lyon's curator insight, February 17, 2015 7:45 AM

We are informed by networking and sharing