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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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Was Windows 8 a Mistake? Microsoft Seems to Think So

Was Windows 8 a Mistake? Microsoft Seems to Think So | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Microsoft showed off the future of Windows this week at its 2014 Build developer conference, and it looks a lot like Windows 7.
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Wish they'd asked me if a touch tablet should have the same interface as a laptop/desktop. ;)

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XYZprinting adds 2 more sub-$1000 3D printers to its lineup - GigaOM

XYZprinting adds 2 more sub-$1000 3D printers to its lineup - GigaOM | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
TCT Magazine
XYZprinting adds 2 more sub-$1000 3D printers to its lineup
GigaOM
XYZprinting revealed its first 3D printer at CES this year: a $499 desktop machine known as the da Vinci.
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World of Warcraft shows off the 'redesigned' Draenei

World of Warcraft shows off the 'redesigned' Draenei | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
World of Warcraft shows off the 'redesigned' female Draenei
Joystiq
For far too long, Draenei have existed as bastions of unassailable beauty and elegance in World of Warcraft.
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Hey, I'm a Draenei and I'm rather attached to my tail! ;)

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Robots learning to work with humans

Robots learning to work with humans | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Phys.Org
Robots learning to work with humans
Phys.Org
They performed a simple experiment in a virtual environment in which a person performs the robot's role and vice versa. The outcomes were "surprising and exciting," Shah says.
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But will they take the last of the coffee and not make another pot? 

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2014 PEOPLE: Virtual worlds are about people. Communities, communication, shared goals

2014 PEOPLE:  Virtual worlds are about people.  Communities, communication, shared goals | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
PEOPLE  Virtual worlds are about people.  Communities, communication, shared goals-Virtual worlds are not about technology.  They are about people.  People having fun together.  People working together on shared goals.  People helping each other.  When you think about virtual worlds, follow the peop
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Check out this compilation of information! Thanks, Selby Evans! 

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Google looks to the future in many ways

Google looks to the future in many ways | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
SFGate Google looks to the future in many ways SFGate With Google buying up smart-thermostat makers, artificial intelligence developers and logging millions of miles with self-driving cars, it's hard to envision a facet of the future where the...
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Lots of geeky-cool gadgets coming up! ;)

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The Top 50 Education Blogs Every Educator Should Know

The Top 50 Education Blogs Every Educator Should Know | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Top 50 Education Blogs Every Teacher and Educator Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Learning*Education*Technology curated by Skip Zalneraitis (The Top 50 Education Blogs Every Teacher and Educator Should Know...
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Handy list.

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Second Life MOOC April 2014 Has Started

Second Life MOOC April 2014 Has Started | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Second Life MOOC will start on April 1, 2014 on WizIQ (click here to acces the course). The theme of the current MOOC is learning and connecting online for instruction and learning in Second Life.

 

The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching through Second Life. The live presentations will include the speakers’ reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats.

 

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Check it out! It's underway! 

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 27, 2014 10:21 AM

Check it out, coming up soon! 

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How Virtual Gaming Worlds Are Revealing the Nature of Human Hierarchies

How Virtual Gaming Worlds Are Revealing the Nature of Human Hierarchies | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The way players form into groups in online games reveals that hierarchies are an inevitable product of the human condition, say complexity scientists.One of the goals of anthropology is to understand...
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Interesting stuff.

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39 Tools To Turn Your Students Into Makers

39 Tools To Turn Your Students Into Makers | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
These web, desktop, and mobile apps will help your students become makers, inventors, builders, and programmers.
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Makerspaces! 

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4 Ways Ed Tech Is Changing How People Learn

4 Ways Ed Tech Is Changing How People Learn | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The 4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn Infographic presents how EdTech alters the way we learn.
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The Ultimate List of Educational Websites

The Ultimate List of Educational Websites | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Thanks to Susan Bainbridge.

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Martin Karlsson's curator insight, May 14, 2014 6:36 AM

So much fun. 

God Is.'s curator insight, May 14, 2014 10:55 AM

I have been to a couple or three of these websites. Great to know there are some others...

Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, May 27, 2014 1:45 AM

Nice list to have

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Alice Keeler: Getting Started with Games Based Learning - YouTube

Alice will give us some tips on how to think about games based learning in our learning environments. A great lesson for teachers who want to get started but...
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Alice is MY HERO! :)

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Splendor of Cambodia's Angkor goes global with Google project

Splendor of Cambodia's Angkor goes global with Google project | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google Maps has added Cambodia's ancient temples of Angkor to its World Wonders Project.
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Check this out...almost like being there. ;)

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Using Minecraft as an Educational Tool

Using Minecraft as an Educational Tool | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Middle school students create their own 3D virtual worlds and learn lessons about communication, collaboration, and digital citizenship through the first-per...
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Will be starting another round after the holidays! 

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Virtual Reality, Perfect for an Immersive Society

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Virtual Reality, Perfect for an Immersive Society
New York Times
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"An immersive society"...I like that. ;)

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The Game Developer Bundle: Everything You Need To Create

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The Game Developer Bundle: Everything You Need To Create Mobile And ...
Cult of Mac
Apply textures, lights, and even particle systems to your games so you will have a flush beautiful environment.
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Now this is great! 

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37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow

37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow: blended learning, elearning, digital tools, khan academy, youtube (37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow http://t.co/UpomdHQdYm via...
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Another handy list. 

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, April 3, 2014 9:16 AM

For my teaching friends. Some you likely know others you may not. Nice list of technology resources for teaching.

 

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, April 4, 2014 12:25 PM

Thank you for sharing.

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SLMOOC14: Using Second Life in the K-12 Classroom

Presentation for the 2014 Second Life Massive Open Online Course (SLMOOC14). Using Second Life in the K-12 Classroom covers 8 years of using this Immersive L...
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Here are the slides (with the SL Notecard embedded) for my SLMOOC14 presentation.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, April 2, 2014 3:50 AM

Presentation for the 2014 Second Life Massively Open Online Course (SLMOOC14). Using Second Life in the K-12 Classroom covers 8 years of using this Immersive Learning Environment to teach, with a focus on K-12 although higher ed is also discussed. OpenSimulator is also mentioned.

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The paper printer will be dead in four years, IEEE says

The paper printer will be dead in four years, IEEE says | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Paper printers will soon become a thing of the past due to the rising popularity of tablets that have more accessible price points.
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Weren't they already? ;)

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10 Free Online Educational Game Sites

10 Free Online Educational Game Sites | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Web-based games can prove to be a treasure trove of learning opportunities, and there are a variety of content-areas, age ranges, and skill levels to choose from.
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Time to play! 

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Oculus and Sony Throw Down With Competing VR Headsets at GDC

Oculus and Sony Throw Down With Competing VR Headsets at GDC | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Wired Oculus and Sony Throw Down With Competing VR Headsets at GDC Wired “As soon as our developers got their hands on the most accurate consumer-level 3-D input device, PS Move, they started experimenting with VR.” Although Sony wanted to make...
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It's on, the Battle of the Headsets! ;)

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Realising the potential of Virtual Learning Environments

Realising the potential of Virtual Learning Environments | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
For teachers looking for a practical, effective way to give learners more flexible access to resources, Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) are an obvious answer.
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Testify! 

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7 Ways to Evaluate Educational Games

7 Ways to Evaluate Educational Games | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As educational games become more mainstream, here are 7 considerations that will help you choose the right game for your classroom.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Thanks to Susan Bainbridge again.

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Gayasoft.ch's curator insight, April 3, 2014 5:20 PM

interactive experience and games are a growing aspect in education, but often they fail to achieve their goals and offer enjoyable forms of education.

These 7 ways might be able to help you out in this situation

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The race is on - Hypergrid Business

The race is on - Hypergrid Business | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Hypergrid Business The race is on Hypergrid Business After Sony made their Project Morpheus announcement, and the Oculus Rift won best of show at CES, and rumors began flying around about Microsoft planning a virtual reality product, I knew I had...
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May the best headset win! ;)

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