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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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What Is Educational Technology?

RSA style video explaining educational technology.
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Game-Based Learning: Resource Roundup

Game-Based Learning: Resource Roundup | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and resources on using video games, simulations, and gaming concepts in the classroom.
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When Professional Development Underperforms

When Professional Development Underperforms | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
“Professional Development.” PD.When this phrase is introduced into teacher circles, many teachers cringe with thoughts of poor instruction, time wasted on doing and learning things that do not apply to them, or initiatives that will go away with the...
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The Genetic Journey of Max Chatnoir

The Genetic Journey of Max Chatnoir | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Gartner: Top 10 Technology Trends for 2015

Gartner: Top 10 Technology Trends for 2015 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Gartner defines its Strategic Technology Trends as those technologies that have the most potential to drive great change in the enterprise IT arena in the next three years.
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Considering Becoming a Trainer? Think in 3D!

Considering Becoming a Trainer? Think in 3D! | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Thinking about becoming an industry trainer?
http://t.co/PVsZqNe30E #training #business
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Can Kindergarteners Be Taught to Code? ScratchJr Says Yes

Can Kindergarteners Be Taught to Code? ScratchJr Says Yes | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"A new computer programming app can teach basic coding skills even to the youngest students — including Kindergarteners."


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Online Learning Could Fundamentally Change Role of Universities

Online Learning Could Fundamentally Change Role of Universities | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"Higher education institutions are poised for a massive shake-up, not unlike what tech companies experienced in the 1980s during the rise of the PC, said EDUCAUSE's first general session speaker."


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LG: Now Touch 3D Images in Air

LG: Now Touch 3D Images in Air | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
3 Dimensional images have been the buzz word around when we talk about imaging. We have thousands of 3-D movie theaters around us that caters to the craze of people wanting to make their experience...
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Turn your living room into a HOLODECK with RoomAlive

Turn your living room into a HOLODECK with RoomAlive | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A project from Microsoft's Redmond Campus in Washington called RoomAlive lets players create a virtual environment in their living room (shown).
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Toshiba's smart glasses ditch Google's over-the-lens prism

Toshiba's smart glasses ditch Google's over-the-lens prism | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The glasses use a projector like Google Glass but aren't wireless.
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Hmm...not wireless? I dunno. 

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Educating our kids to become the Maker Movement of tomorrow

Educating our kids to become the Maker Movement of tomorrow | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We must educate our children to become a part of the maker culture, or maker movement, which is an integral part of the DIY culture, writes Roy Keidar.
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A Gorgeous New VR Game From the Makers of Monument Valley | WIRED

A Gorgeous New VR Game From the Makers of Monument Valley | WIRED | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
WIRED has the premiere of the first trailer for Land's End.
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Plans to create 'gaming' school

Plans to create 'gaming' school | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
British games industry veteran Ian Livingstone, creator of Tomb Raider, formally applies to launch a free school with lessons built using video gaming.
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Predicting The Impact Of Virtual Reality On Mainstream Markets

Predicting The Impact Of Virtual Reality On Mainstream Markets | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Now that VR has gone beyond clunky gaming headsets and become a more streamlined technology, there are plenty of ways entrepreneurs can get in early.
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2014 NMC Technology Outlook > Brazilian Universities

2014 NMC Technology Outlook > Brazilian Universities | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Welcome to 'Endgame,' Google's worldwide AR game

Welcome to 'Endgame,' Google's worldwide AR game | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
At its simplest, Endgame: The Calling is a novel about 12 teenagers scattered around the globe, participating in a high-stakes competition with the threat of the apocalypse and near-certain death...
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Microsoft formally launches Project Spark so players can create their own games

Microsoft formally launches Project Spark so players can create their own games | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Microsoft is poised to dominate user-generated games with both Project Spark and Minecraft under the same roof.
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NMC On the Horizon > The Future of Professional Development

NMC On the Horizon > The Future of Professional Development | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Join the NMC and our panel of The Future of Professional Development thought leaders on Wednesday, October 15 at 8am PT / 10am CT / 11am ET. This one-hour session will be held in the Google+ On Air platform and broadcasted live on YouTube. Participation is free for all attendees.

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Oct. 15th! Don't miss it! 

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Gamification At Work: What Employees Really Think

Gamification At Work: What Employees Really Think | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Gamification At Work: What Employees Really Think About Gamification At Work.
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GBL types, get ready for some justification! ;)

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Social Media Trends Shaping 2014

Social Media Trends Shaping 2014 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

2013 was a year of exploration for brands on social media. From testing Vines to launching Instagram ads, many companies were dabbling in social media efforts across the Web just to see how customers would react.

Now, in 2014, brands are geting serious. They’re using the wealth of data as well as the human connection that social media can provide to develop deeper relationships with customers.


Visit the link for more on these seven ways brands are using social media to increase customer loyalty this year.


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Una bella infografica per riassumere i "must" del 2014 

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Here some of the benesits considering social media

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Further highlights statistics of social media consumption and the information behind the choices of online advertisiers

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Different Benefits of Educational Technology

Different Benefits of Educational Technology | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Several and diverse benefits of incorporating technology into learning programs and classrooms..
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The cookie is dead. Here's how Facebook, Google, and Apple are tracking you

The cookie is dead. Here's how Facebook, Google, and Apple are tracking you | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Tracking cookies are losing relevance. Here's how three heavyweights, Apple, Google and Facebook, are tracking you now.
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Is Google making students stupid?

Is Google making students stupid? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"Outsourcing menial tasks to machines can seem liberating, but it may be robbing a whole generation of certain basic mental abilities ..."

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Simple answer? NO! More Luddite babbling. ;)

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Education leads the way for 3D printing revolution

Education leads the way for 3D printing revolution | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A rapid prototyping and 3D printing solutions company manager is one of many bringing 3D printers and 3D printing education to schools across the world.
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