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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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Technology initiative helps school avoid make-up days

Technology initiative helps school avoid make-up days | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Technology initiative helps school avoid make-up days
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — It's been a rough winter with a lot of days off for students, and a lot of aggravation about how to make up the lost instructional time.
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So bad weather winds up selling online learning. ;)

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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, March 19, 2014 8:50 AM

The school has found that with the technology there’s so much they can do. One digital learning day turned into a regular classroom day.

iCoachP53's curator insight, March 19, 2014 10:57 AM

Sure is the wave of the future.  And would have let me sleep in this Saturday :-)

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20 Powerful Ideas for Creating and Marketing Your EBook - Jeffbullas's Blog

20 Powerful Ideas for Creating and Marketing Your EBook - Jeffbullas's Blog | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The increase in ebook sales is a disruptive trend and publishers are racing to adapt. So how do you self-publish and go about marketing your ebook?
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Thanks to Darren Cannell.

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Public Education and Job Readiness: What Can Be Done to Shrink the Skills Gap?

Public Education and Job Readiness: What Can Be Done to Shrink the Skills Gap? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Public Education and Job Readiness: What Can Be Done to Shrink the Skills Gap?
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As discussed below, the U.S.
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STEM! Or it's STEAM now, right? 

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3-D Is in Focus at Videogame Conference

3-D Is in Focus at Videogame Conference | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
GPB 3-D Is in Focus at Videogame Conference Wall Street Journal Virtual-reality goggles instead have built-in displays to help convey the effect of entering a simulated world, instead of relying on transparent 3-D glasses for viewing a movie or TV...
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This reminds me...does Second Life work with the Oculus Rift yet?? 

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Didier Preud'homme (Logicamp)'s curator insight, March 17, 2014 3:27 PM

Le Wall Street Journal a publié un article disant que la 3D est à l'honneur à la Game Developpers Conference (GCD) ou Videogame Conference qui se tient actuellement à San Francisco ...

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Improving Educational Technology Helps Students

Improving Educational Technology Helps Students | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Educational technology has changed the face and contours of modern 21st Century teaching and learning.
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Darn right it does! ;)

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Teachers' Guide to Augmented Reality

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Augmented Reality is a concept that has been around for sometime now but with the latest innovations in the digital world, augmented reality has been foregrounded posing serious questions as to its relevancy in education and learning.

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Colleague was telling me about this IG Friday. It's nice to see SL mentioned, but I consider it Virtual, not Augmented, Reality.

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Oculus Rift + Myo gesture control armband = pure awesomeness

Oculus Rift + Myo gesture control armband = pure awesomeness | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Oculus Rift + Myo gesture control armband = pure awesomeness
Digital Trends
The video gives us a glimpse into the future of gaming and interaction in virtual environments.
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Been distracted by my Glass lately, but students are asking about the OR again... ;)

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The value of Virtual Learning Environments for Business English

The value of Virtual Learning Environments for Business English | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Pete Sharma explores some of the different Virtual Learning Environments suitable for Business English teachers. A colleague recently asked me: “Which VLE should I use with my Business English stud...
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*Ahem* No Second Life? Or OpenSimulator? 

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Google Glass

Google Glass | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Welcome to a world through Glass.
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Got mine Thursday evening. Friday marked an interesting debut at school! ;)

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Be afraid, be very afraid: Video game Nevermind can tell when you're scared

Be afraid, be very afraid: Video game Nevermind can tell when you're scared | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Be afraid, be very afraid: Video game Nevermind can tell when you're scared
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Many video games have a virtual 'heart bar', but in Nevermind, you use your real one. ...
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Is this a good or bad idea?

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 15, 2014 6:09 AM

I can't figure out if i think this will be a good or a bad idea. 


The developer of Nevermind has come up with a terrifying concept: a horror game which recognises how frightened you are as you are playing it. The more fear coursing through you, the harder the game becomes.


Click to read all the amazing details.

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's comment, March 17, 2014 7:28 AM
Your question is the best one.
Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, March 17, 2014 7:30 AM

Great research for the argument classes.

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5 Tips for Classroom Management with Mobile Devices

5 Tips for Classroom Management with Mobile Devices | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Classroom management is a challenging skill which I consistently strive to improve on a regular basis. Often, people believe that managing a classroom that has employed technology requires a whole new approach and skill set.
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Interesting stuff.

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Immersive VR Enables Safe and Effective Control of Big Scary Robots

Immersive VR Enables Safe and Effective Control of Big Scary Robots | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
IEEE Spectrum Immersive VR Enables Safe and Effective Control of Big Scary Robots IEEE Spectrum Johns Hopkins' Computational and Interactive Robotics Laboratory has been developing an Immersive Virtual Robotics Environment (IVRE) that "enables a...
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More geeky-cool VR stuff! 

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Virtual reality training session with England rugby squad

Virtual reality training session with England rugby squad | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Virtual reality training session with England rugby squad Telegraph.co.uk Moving images are displayed for both eyes and combined to create the illusion of 3D depth, while gyroscopes and accelerometers will track my head movements to allow me to...
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Now this is geeky-cool stuff. 

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Recap: Sony's Entry Into Virtual Reality Gaming

Recap: Sony's Entry Into Virtual Reality Gaming | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal (blog) Recap: Sony's Entry Into Virtual Reality Gaming Wall Street Journal (blog) Virtual-reality goggles have built-in displays to help convey the effect of entering a simulated world, instead of relying on transparent 3-D...
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So when will goggles be part of Playstation or XBox?

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Thanks to Carole Debont.

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Visit This House Being 3D Printed in Amsterdam Right Now

Visit This House Being 3D Printed in Amsterdam Right Now | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If you think 3D printing is only good for making flimsy paperweights, then you're pretty much right. A group of audacious Dutch architects, however, have just begun 3D printing an entire canal house in Amsterdam.
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Now this is geeky-cool stuff! 

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5 Things I Wish Everyone Understood About EdTech

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5 Things I Wish Everyone Understood About Educational Technology via ZITE http://t.co/91d1lxNt7h
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I like this.

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Dad writes Minecraft book to explain life lesson to son

Dad writes Minecraft book to explain life lesson to son | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Dad writes Minecraft book to explain life lesson to son
Newsday
Mark Cheverton's then-8-year-old, Jack, learned about bullying where it really hurt — Minecraft.
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A little weird but still very cool. ;)

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5 Terrific Web Tools to Create Academic Digital Portfolios

5 Terrific Web Tools to Create Academic Digital Portfolios | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
5 Terrific Web Tools to Create Academic Digital Portfolios ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/gF7gMmXSPT
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Google Sites has my vote for #1. 

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Higher education teaching in virtual worlds

Higher education teaching in virtual worlds | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Download the full report: HE teaching in virtual worlds [pdf, 872kb] Summary Immersive virtual worlds are online environments that aim to simulate aspects of the real world. They were first develop...
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People still believe! Testify! ;)

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, March 17, 2014 7:26 AM

Thanks, David Deeds -- best scoop of the week!  :)

Ramprasad Rangarajan's curator insight, April 4, 2014 4:11 AM

Check out this report by Centre for Distance Education @ University of London

Marko Teräs's curator insight, May 25, 2014 9:12 PM

Some ideas quoting e.g. Gartner Hype Cycle arguing that the IVEs time is nigh. Thank goodness it also comments on virtual worlds mediating more active learning. We've seen too many virtual talking heads already that haven't changed the pedagogy itself.

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Surgeons use 3D technology in brain surgery

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Surgeons use 3D technology in brain surgery
CBS News
Surgeons at Chicago's Northwestern Medicine hospital are pioneering a new approach to brain surgery, using 3D glasses and monitors to help them "see" better in the operating room.
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3D just keeps getting cooler.

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Benny Lewis: The man who says you can learn a language in three months

Benny Lewis: The man who says you can learn a language in three months | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Metro Benny Lewis: The man who says you can learn a language in three months Metro Fluent In 3 Months is a book based on Lewis's blog of the same name, on which 500,000 readers per month follow his language-learning exploits and digital nomad...
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Hmm...I should check this out. 

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's comment, March 14, 2014 8:20 AM
Wow, David, thanks! I am moving to Germany soon, and this guy fits right into the ways that I teach English writing students how to paraphrase academic journal article sentences for quotes: look for the subject and the verb. It's a good day!
Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, March 14, 2014 8:27 AM

Another great reason that virtual immersive environments like Second Life will be the wave of education in the future.  Socializing education is so exciting! 

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, March 14, 2014 8:30 AM

http://www.avatarlanguages.com/freepractice.php ;  and   http://learning-in-virtual-worlds.wikispaces.com/German ; and   http://secondlife.com/destinations/international/german  ;

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How America's internet can become the fastest on Earth

How America's internet can become the fastest on Earth | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As I wrote last week, the United States — the country where the internet was invented — now ranks 31st in the world for internet speed, behind such countries as Romania, Estonia, South Korea, and Uruguay. After all, some relatively large countries, like Sweden and Japan, are way ahead of the United States in internet speed. And Russia — the largest country in the world by land mass and a much poorer country than the U.S. — is level with America on internet speed.
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Any ideas re: Mexico?

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Kitely Community Destination board by Isis Ophelia

Kitely Community Destination board by Isis Ophelia | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it - Virtual SarVanaSee on virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com (Virtual Outworlding: 2014 PROMO: OPENSIM: Kitely Community Destination board by Isis Ophelia http://t.co/c0C2EQmr2X)...
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I briefly checked in on my Kitely world about a month ago. Gotta visit again soon.

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Top 10 Competencies of a Gamified Learning Designer

Top 10 Competencies of a Gamified Learning Designer | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Gamified learning is one of the major revolutions happening around us that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’. It requires us to unlearn and relearn some of the traditional notions related to learning styles and preferences, and the dimensions and the elements of learning design. In this article, we will take a quick look at the top 10 essential competencies required for a learning designer to design effective gamified learning interventions.
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Thanks to Lucas Gillispie. 

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, March 12, 2014 9:45 AM

Great links to whitepapers and websites and articles about gamification and learning.