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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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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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CAD Turned Gaming with 3D Printing

CAD Turned Gaming with 3D Printing | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Dejan Mitrovic developed Kidesign to teach children to design 3D buildings, 3D print them as toys, and make CAD a fun, collaborative game
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Gotta check this out! 

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, February 7, 2015 9:02 PM

Increasing convergence of human activity forces us to re-examine our approaches to teaching and learning...  ALL statements of "best practice" are both contextual and historical...  new paradigms for developing "evidence based" teaching and learning are essential.

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, February 8, 2015 4:28 PM

Great ideas for student designed 3D built games.

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India’s 3D-ing Releases $325 FabX 3D Printer

India’s 3D-ing Releases $325 FabX 3D Printer | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
3D printing is becoming a global phenomenon. The technology reaches across every sea and expands to just about every continent on Earth. Lately, one country has
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Now this is interesting.

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How technology is changing schools

How technology is changing schools | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
New ways to learn, that put control of education in the hands of children, are being experimented with in the classroom.
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Great stuff! 

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CTD Institute's curator insight, February 5, 2015 11:21 AM

According to Prensky: ""We need to teach better what we teach today".

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Game-Based Learning Research

Game-Based Learning Research | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We are committed to learning more about the world of educational gaming. Here are some of our favorite game-based learning resources. . .
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Just in case you still need some research. ;)

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, February 8, 2015 3:52 AM

Game-based learning, or gamification, is the study of incidental learning through games and enriching content through game-like rewards. Game-based learning tools such as Scorchers in HOTmaths or the use of Minecraft to teach states of matter, can be tricky to set up, but the payoff in learning can be immense. This is an article from BrainPop that lists more resources to explore game-based learning. 

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3D Printer For Kids Uses Low-Temperature Filament

3D Printer For Kids Uses Low-Temperature Filament | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
You'd think kids would be all over 3D printers, but the filaments have to be melted at a dangerous 200+ degrees Celsius.
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Just tell the munchkins: "KEEP YOUR FINGERS OUTTA THERE!" ;)

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3D printer and 3D printing news, trends and resources

3D printer and 3D printing news, trends and resources | 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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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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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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Virtual reality: No tech has more potential to break creative ground

Virtual reality: No tech has more potential to break creative ground | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Virtual reality: no tech has more potential to break creative ground, Oculus Rift's possible launch of an affordable customer product this year means it's time for marketers to consider what VR will mean to brands, says Mel Exon.
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[Darn] straight! 

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CTD Institute's curator insight, February 12, 2015 10:56 AM

Facebook’s purchase of Oculus Rift last year was a $2bn indicator that, while Virtual Reality may have been born to gaming, its future lies well beyond it. 

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3D Printing Allows Young Inventor to Get to Market

3D Printing Allows Young Inventor to Get to Market | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
One of the greatest benefits of 3D printing is that it allows entrepreneurs, inventors, and innovators to fabricate, test, and prototype product ideas which

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3D Models for Professionals :: TurboSquid

3D Models for Professionals :: TurboSquid | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Find 3D models for your project in our vast online catalog of cars, people, textures, architectural models and more.
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TurboSquid is so cool. ;)

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OpenSim is the metaverse 1.0

OpenSim is the metaverse 1.0 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Someday soon, we will have a virtual reality metaverse. A fantastical place, limited only by our imaginations, where time and space mean nothing and experiences are shared as easily as bit and bytes are today.

What technology will form the basis of this metaverse? Will it be created by Facebook? By Google? By some startup we haven’t even heard of yet?

Nobody knows.

But we already have a mini-metaverse right here with the hypergrid. A metaverse 1.0, if you will.

Here’s why...


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OpenSimulator is the future, no doubt about it! 

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3D Printing Pen Sale

3D Printing Pen Sale | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Only US$53.85,buy best 3D Printing Pen Drawing Art Crafting Tool Stereoscopic Printer sale online store at wholesale price.UK/USA direct. - Banggood Mobile
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Hmm...cheaper than a 3Doodler. Quality? 

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