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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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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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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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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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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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10 things to know about the state of tech in education

10 things to know about the state of tech in education | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it - Modern Educational Technology and eLearning
UKThe current state of tech and education is in flux. Here are 10 things to know about what’s happening now.
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3D Virtual Learning Environments for Distance Ed

3D Virtual Learning Environments for Distance Ed | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
| 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology (3D Virtual Learning Environments for Distance Education | @scoopit http://t.co/oKaaJzIueS) (3D Virtual Learning Environments for Distance E...
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
SITE, the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, is an international association of teacher educators (and affiliated organizations) who create and disseminate knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development. SITE promotes research, scholarship, collaboration, exchange, and support among its membership.
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Ed Tech: Could it Be Different This Time?

During my thirty-five years as a Silicon Valley software entrepreneur, I’ve seen multiple technology revolutions occur, many of which have given rise to dozens of mega companies from Microsoft and Oracle to Google and Facebook.
Education, however, has been a puzzle. There has been no mega-break
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Ed tech from a business standpoint...interesting stuff.

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About how ed tech might still have an impact on education

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Stratasys opens Extreme Redesign Challenge 2015

Stratasys opens Extreme Redesign Challenge 2015 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Calling all budding engineers, mechanics, architects, designers and 3D printing enthusiasts! Leading industrial 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys is officially accepting applications for the Stratasys 2015 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. The 11th annual challenge is split into categories that are open to students in middle school, high school, and through various university and post-secondary degree …
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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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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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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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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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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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Virtual Reality May Become the Next Great Media Platform

Virtual Reality May Become the Next Great Media Platform | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Singularity Hub
Virtual Reality May Become the Next Great Media Platform—But Can It Fool All ...
Singularity Hub
Transporting body parts into the virtual world for interaction is much closer.
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Video Games Are the Future of Education

Video Games Are the Future of Education | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Some educators swear by them as valuable high-tech teaching tools but little is known about their impact on learning
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A Minute of Your Time Can Bring People Inworld

A Minute of Your Time Can Bring People Inworld | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Hypergrid Business is now holding its fifth annual OpenSim grid survey. Please help us attract additional people to the Kitely community by answering this short multiple choice survey.
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Opensim grid survey! Thanks to Hypergrid Business.

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Bills in Congress could mean equal digital access for disabled students

Bills in Congress could mean equal digital access for disabled students | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
USA TODAY College Bills in Congress could mean equal digital access for disabled students USA TODAY College The Technology, Education and Accessibility in College and Higher Education Act (TEACH Act), introduced late last year, and an August...
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