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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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Using formative tools to improve PBL outcomes

Using formative tools to improve PBL outcomes | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Attention to assessment across the arc of a project leads to better results at the end.
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More on PBL, thanks to the ISTE.

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Compare 2014's Best Online Universities

Compare 2014's Best Online Universities | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Discover Your Options for Accredited Online Universities. Find More Information About the Perfect Online University For You. Enroll Today!
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Online K-12's coming up! 

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Learning through "serious games"

Learning through "serious games" | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What are serious games and can they make a difference to educational outcomes? Can game-based learning be used to teach every subject? All of these questions are answered in the latest edition of…
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Got our Games-Based Learning Club started last week! 

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Four trends in tech that every trainee teacher should know about

Four trends in tech that every trainee teacher should know about | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Future teachers should be aware of how classroom technology is changing tomorrow’s world of learning
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The future of travel is sitting in your living room with a virtual reality headset

The future of travel is sitting in your living room with a virtual reality headset | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It's already possible to virtually "travel" with Oculus Rift. What's next?
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But I already sit in my living room with a...well, never mind. ;)

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Dubai police to use Google Glass for facial recognition

Dubai police to use Google Glass for facial recognition | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Police officers in Dubai will soon be able to identify suspects wanted for crimes just by looking at them.

Using Google Glass and a custom-developed facial recognition software, Dubai police will be able to capture photos of people around them and search their faces in a database of people wanted for crimes, according to a recent Reuters report. When a match is made in the database, the Glass device will receive a notification.

Although the project will initially be rolled out to traffic police, the devices will eventually be given to detectives as well, according to Reuters.

Facial recognition for Glass seems like a dream tool for law enforcement, especially considering that Glass now provides native support for blink-enabled control of the camera. With the Wink feature, the Glass unit takes photos when the user winks. If police officers using the device choose to activate the Wink feature, they could take photos without using their hands or voice commands. Theoretically, everyone within the vicinity of a police officer could be subjected to a check for any connection to unpaid parking tickets or outstanding warrants, and they'll have no idea if their photos are being taken or their faces are being searched in a database.

What's particularly interesting about the project is that facial recognition technology is banned by the Google Glass developer policy. After a company called FacialNetwork showcased its own facial recognition app for Glass last year, Google clarified that the app violated its policy. The section of the policy that addresses such technology seems to disqualify the Dubai police force's plan for Glass:


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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Adobe's 3D printing software wants to inspire makers

Adobe's 3D printing software wants to inspire makers | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Adobe's manager for the company's 3D printing software believes that the product will inspire the maker movement.
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Can virtual reality make you a better person?

Can virtual reality make you a better person? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Can virtual reality make us more empathetic? Tiffanie Wen visited a special lab in California to try it for herself, and was surprised at what happened.
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YES, no doubt about it!!

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What Challenges Do School EdTech Leaders Face?

What Challenges Do School EdTech Leaders Face? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Here is a list of some of the major challenges that nowadays school tech leader face. (RT @SDABLearningLab: What #EdTech Challenges Do Schools Face?
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Don't get me started. ;)

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How Edtech Tools Have Revved Up 21st Century STEM

Having taught science and engineering for nearly twenty years, I was recently reflecting on what has changed about the technology I use to teach STEM topics. Is it that I now infuse projects with robotics, computer-based data logging systems and rapid prototyping? Nope. On their own, these techno
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Thanks to Norton Gusky.

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City teachers learn when to turn technology on

City teachers learn when to turn technology on | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Hechinger Report
City teachers learn when to turn technology on
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During the summer, the goal was for teachers to start learning how to use specific technology and blend it with instructional strategies they already use.
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Event Description - ISTE - Games & Simulations

Event Description - ISTE - Games & Simulations | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Games & Sims Network - Gamification and Game Based Learning tweetchat Wed 9 pm ET http://t.co/hnmF0e4pMG use #gbl hashtag
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Going to ISTE next year! 

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School district embraces tech change, glitches and all

School district embraces tech change, glitches and all | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The News Herald
School district embraces tech change, glitches and all
The News Herald
“It's a transition time,” said Tamra Hogue, supervisor for instructional technology and media services.
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Interesting Critical Thinking Posters for Students

Interesting Critical Thinking Posters for Students | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Interesting Critical Thinking Posters for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Effective Education curated by Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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I like these! Thanks to Mark E. Deschaine.

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What is the Horizon Report?

What is the Horizon Report? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 2 October 2014 IP/14/1075 Horizon Report Europe: 2014 Schools Edition outlines key trends, challenges and technological developments that are likely to have an...
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Check out the Horizon Report if you haven't already! 

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Getting Started with Technology Integration in Your Classroom

Getting Started with Technology Integration in Your Classroom | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Mary Beth Hertz gives an overview of the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS*S, and suggests some transformative ways to integrate them in the classroom.
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This weird exoskeleton adds the sensation of touch to VR

This weird exoskeleton adds the sensation of touch to VR | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Virtual reality is so much more than visuals, but most of what we're used to seeing is little more than head-tracking and 3D imagery in a head-mounted display. For real immersion, VR is going to need to take advantage of the other senses as well.
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What's "weird" about it? ;)

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HP is revolutionizing 3D printer materials

HP is revolutionizing 3D printer materials | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Printer manufacturer HP previously said it would break into 3D printing, and has just announced it is hiring a robotics scientist for 3D printing in glass.
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Step Inside Virtual Worlds At CAVE Facility

Step Inside Virtual Worlds At CAVE Facility | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
CAVE, short for Automatic Virtual Environment, immerses you in an interactive experience. We roamed an apartment, moseyed around Mars, and examined a brain.
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Virtual Reality Dexmo Exoskeleton Glove

Virtual Reality Dexmo Exoskeleton Glove | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This week Dextra Robotics has unveiled and explained more about their new virtual reality exoskeleton glove called the Dexmo which is currently in a beta development stage, via a Reddit AMA.
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Oh, the geekiness! 

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MakerBot Stories

MakerBot Stories | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This boy watches his 3D portrait materialize on a MakerBot Replicator 2 at Breadbox Studio, a New York toy design shop. “You can’t really ask a child what he wants, because he doesn’t know,” says...
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Gotta get our school one! 

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals

7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Unwrapping the key attributes that transform principals into effective technology leaders in their schools and in their districts.
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Thanks to Mel Riddile.

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74% of teachers say educational technology is a student motivator

74% of teachers say educational technology is a student motivator | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
  Infographic courtesy of PBS Learning Media.
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Here we go! Gonna print this one out on old-school paper. ;)

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 1, 2014 11:18 AM

When digital technologies are used well, they not only motivate they enhance learning. When they are poorly used, they distract from learning and motivation.

 

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, October 2, 2014 10:19 AM

A nice infographic that guides technology use in the classroom. The key is to remember we what technology that supports learning.

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eLearning: 6 Strategies

eLearning: 6 Strategies | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Interesting Visual Featuring 6 Instructional Strategies That Sticks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning (Interesting Visual Featuring 6 Instructional Strategies That Sticks ~ Educational Technology and Mob
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Why Did Microsoft Purchase Minecraft?

Why Did Microsoft Purchase Minecraft? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Why Did Microsoft Purchase Minecraft?
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One of the top news related to Minecraft has to be the fact that Microsoft has purchased Minecraft.
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