3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech
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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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3D virtual reality camera

3D virtual reality camera | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Interesting Samsung gadget - 3D virtual reality camera
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I'm asking Santa Claus for this! ;)

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Is it ever OK for parents to cyber-spy on their kids?

Is it ever OK for parents to cyber-spy on their kids? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In the new Jason Reitman flick “Men, Women & Children,” a prying mom (Jennifer Garner) monitors every email and text message sent by her teenage daughter. “You’ve read through every solitary in...
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Uh...no. Did you really need to ask? ;)

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Producing 3D Printed Roofing in Developing World

Producing 3D Printed Roofing in Developing World | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I spent the first eight months of 2013 living in Mexico. We had a pretty nice house, but we spent a lot of time in the houses of friends and family where the ro
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Now this is fantastic! 

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Engaging the Next Generation of Computer Scientists

Engaging the Next Generation of Computer Scientists | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Robot brings classroom to sick students

Robot brings classroom to sick students | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
VOLUNTOWN - There’s a new robot at Voluntown Elementary School with the power to bring the classroom experience to students too ill to attend class.
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This is geeky-cool stuff! 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 11, 2014 1:32 PM

This is a great use of digital technology. It shows when we stop, reflect on what is needed, and listen to outsiders (a parent in this case) we make good use of digital technologies.

 

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EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs

We collect some of the brightest voices from the world of educational technology.
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I'm suddenly inspired to resurrect my long-neglected blog. ;)

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Chromebooks top K-12 computer sales

Chromebooks top K-12 computer sales | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Low prices and ease of deployment are listed as reasons for the success.
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Now if only we could get them here in Central America! 

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7 Tips to Producing Research-based Games

7 Tips to Producing Research-based Games | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Game developers often want to connect their game designs and mechanics to research that tests (and ideally confirms) their games actually do teach.
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Chris Carter's comment, November 11, 2014 7:41 PM
Yes! An article that combines research and practical tips on Game-Based Learning!
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Opensimulator Community Conference 2014 | November 8-9, 2014

Opensimulator Community Conference 2014 | November 8-9, 2014 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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OSCC14 was a big success! Thanks to Chris Collins and all the other gurus who made it happen! 

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Opensimulator Community Conference 2014 | November 8-9, 2014

Opensimulator Community Conference 2014 | November 8-9, 2014 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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It's Day Two! Don't miss it! 

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Technology Revitalizes Hands-On Education in Classrooms

Technology Revitalizes Hands-On Education in Classrooms | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Technology has abstracted the educational sphere in the way it has abstracted all other aspects of our lives. Pencils and paper have given way to the ...
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Yes! 3D models/printing! 

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OSCC14 - Learning Lab

The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an annual conference that focuses on the community around the OpenSimulator software. The conference features two days of presentations, workshops, keynote sessions, and social events across diverse sectors of the OpenSimulator user base, including:
- Business and Enterprise
- Content & Community
- Development and Open Source
- Education and Research
- Learning Lab

The second annual OpenSimulator Conference is organized as a joint production by the
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OSCC14! You don't need a ticket, avatar or viewer! Check the live streams today and tomorrow! 

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Minecraft Now Officially Belongs To Microsoft

Minecraft Now Officially Belongs To Microsoft | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Microsoft's $2.5 billion acquisition of Mojang and the Minecraft series has closed.
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Interesting read.

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How 3D printing could revolutionize burn treatment

How 3D printing could revolutionize burn treatment | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A team in Toronto has developed a method for making functional human skin on demand
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3D Printing Could Become A $13 Billion Industry

3D Printing Could Become A $13 Billion Industry | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We could be 3D printing airplanes soon.
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Not sure how I feel about 3D-printed airplanes. ;)

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Games-based learning for exploration and discovery

Games-based learning for exploration and discovery | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Blogging the 2014 AECT International Convention. Preconference Workshop: Games-based learning for exploration and discovery Presenters: Hannah R. Gerber, Sam Houston State University; Dodie J. Niem...
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How to Use Social Media in Class

How to Use Social Media in Class | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Tons of Great Resources to Help You Use Social Media in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Flipped classroom (enseñanza inversa) curated by JavierTouron
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What’s in a Makerspace?

What’s in a Makerspace? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

n this post, Eric Sheninger describes the secrets to New Milford High School's Makerspace, and how every school can build a Makerspace.

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This account reinvorces how important it is to have a motivated school team and that they are all on the same page (or close to being). In this school, the library itself was transformed into a makerspace and the staff member responsible was given considerable autonomy.  As such, it operates as a hub for student-centred learning and offers authentic learning experiences.
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The Ultimate Guide to 3d Printing 2015

Anna Kaziunas France introduces The Ultimate Guide to 3d printing 2015 by discussing how we conduct our tests to determine the best 3d printer.
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Not just a guide, but The Ultimate Guide. ;)

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Social Media Turning Out To Help Teachers Gain PD

Social Media Turning Out To Help Teachers Gain PD | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
While technology is very helpful for student engagement and motivation, where it really shines is in providing professional development and opportunities for teachers to collaborate with colleagues. And social media is turning out to be a powerful tool for those purposes.
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Let's not forget virtual worlds! 

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Nexus Player is Google's Answer to Apple TV

Nexus Player is Google's Answer to Apple TV | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The new Nexus Player is Google's answer to the Apple TV. For owners of Android smartphones or tablets, the Nexus Player can become the big-screen branch of the Google Play experience.
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Here's what you can get me for Xmas. ;)

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Inspiring the maker movement in UK education

Inspiring the maker movement in UK education | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

ThankUK based 3D printing companies like MakerClub are trying to inspire the maker movement in education by encouraging kids to 3D print.

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Thanks to Inside3DP! 

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Pedagogy in Game-Based Learning

Pedagogy in Game-Based Learning | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The popularity of games in learning is contributing to the immense growth of the gaming industry. Learning games are fast gaining popularity – in educational as well as corporate circles. Many popul
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Long-term study finds zero link between violence in video games and real life

Long-term study finds zero link between violence in video games and real life | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The first long-term study has been completed on the link between the consumption of violent media and real-life violent acts, and has found... there is none. In fact, the only possible trend that cropped up over the last century was that an...
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But then, most of us knew this all along. Thanks to John Wendt.

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Opensimulator Community Conference 2014 | November 8-9, 2014

Opensimulator Community Conference 2014 | November 8-9, 2014 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Starts today, Saturday, Nov. 8th! Don't miss it! Free streams! 

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