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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.
Curated by David W. Deeds
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The Convergence of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality

The Convergence of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Let Technology Evolve: the convergence of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
The AlterSpace AVR merges the real and the digital world in one seamless platform.
David W. Deeds's insight:

Already decided: This is the geeky-coolest thing I´ll see all week. ;)

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Google Said To Be Planning Android TV Launch

Google Said To Be Planning Android TV Launch | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
TechnoBuffalo Google Said To Be Planning Android TV Launch At I/O In June TechCrunch Google has long been rumored to replace Google TV with Android TV, a new crack at the home media market with more roots in its mobile OS and less of a separate...
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More geeky-cool stuff! 

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Google Top Contributors Program

Google Top Contributors Program | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Do you love a Google product or want to connect with a community? Jump into one of the many forums, answer a question, and participate in existing conversations. 

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Check this out! And participate too! ;)

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Avatar Social Network | Virtual Worlds Community

Avatar Social Network | Virtual Worlds Community | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Avatar Social Network for Second Life and other virtual worlds. Post, blog, comment, share photos and videos. Virtual World community where your participation is rewarded. This page displays a blog entry.
David W. Deeds's insight:

Haven´t had time to check this out, but I will! 

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Asil's curator insight, June 1, 2014 1:21 PM

I took a peek. Users can earn Linden Dollars for interacting and participating in the website. There is no set list of rewards, as users' activity is judged on quality rather than quantity.

They have a YouTube promo up at http://youtu.be/M1Vm13sIUeI

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10 Innovative Ways Teachers Have Connected With Their Students

10 Innovative Ways Teachers Have Connected With Their Students | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

ThankAs technology progresses, education must also progress. Target recognizes the value of innovative educators, which is why they're on track to give $1 billion to education by the end of 2015.

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Thanks to the ISTE.

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Teaching creative writing in a virtual world

Teaching creative writing in a virtual world | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What is the best way for creative writing students to construct their story world in Opensim?
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Thanks again to Selby Evans.

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Virtual Reality brings Big Data visualization to life

Virtual Reality brings Big Data visualization to life | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Variety
Virtual Reality brings Big Data visualization to life
SiliconANGLE (blog)
But of course, a virtual world designed for a computer game has plenty of drawbacks and technical limitations.
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Geeky-coolest thing I´ve seen all week. ;)

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Will Google Glass Live Up To Its Hype In The Classroom?

Will Google Glass Live Up To Its Hype In The Classroom? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Does Google Glass have the power to transform education, or will it end up in the back of the cupboard as another overhyped and underused piece of ed tech?
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In a word, yes. ;)

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5 steps to a new brand identity

5 steps to a new brand identity | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Hypergrid Business 5 steps to a new brand identity Hypergrid Business Today, I helped an OpenSim entrepreneur, known to the metaverse as Minethere Always, come up with a visual style for her ads and website, using a super slimmed down version of...
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Thanks again to Hypergrid Business.

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The Educational Value of Informal Social Events in 3d Virtual Worlds

What value do informal social events e.g. parties have in online education? How can these events contribute to the success of an e-learning program? What lea...
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You get to chat with folks all over the (real) world! 

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Wearable Computers Will Transform Language

Wearable Computers Will Transform Language | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Wearable Computers Will Transform Language
IEEE Spectrum
To explore more diverse types of virtual touch, Harrison does what he calls “time-machine research.” In a bright, airy laboratory that he has adorned with obsolete PCs and hand-welded ....
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Geeky-cool stuff! 

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Google's Classroom: A Sneak Peek

Google's Classroom: A Sneak Peek | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Classroom is Google's latest student-centered education product and is scheduled to be released this coming fall. After watching the Classroom promotional video and reading about its features and c...
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Everyone going to GTAATL is asking about it! ;)

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Google Made the Slightest Change to Its Logo and Users Still Noticed

Google Made the Slightest Change to Its Logo and Users Still Noticed | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google updated its logo with an almost imperceivable tweak over the weekend.
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Virtual Worlds Like Smallworlds!

Virtual Worlds Like Smallworlds! | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Hey, if you are thinking about if there's any other virtual worlds out there like smallworlds, well I found some and I wanted to share them with you. Also if you like you can post your own and any comments about them.
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Can Games Make High-Stakes Tests Obsolete?

Can Games Make High-Stakes Tests Obsolete? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Nobody likes high-stakes testing. The problems are well documented. But maybe games can help to change the way we approach assessment. (Can game based learning might make high stakes tests obsolete?
David W. Deeds's insight:

I sure hope so. ;)

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David R. Perry's curator insight, June 2, 2014 9:00 AM

Site Info: Using games, we eliminate the negative consequences of summative assessments and replace them with engaging formative assessments. Games provide the ability to  evaluate students continuously in order to understand how to improve our teaching throughout the year.

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Education: A global challenge, improved through collaboration

Education: A global challenge, improved through collaboration | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Today’s students have an appetite for digital expression and they want to be connected. (Education: A global challenge, being fixed through collaboration.
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Yes! Need more global projects! 

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Addressing Teachers' Concerns about Online Learning

Addressing Teachers' Concerns about Online Learning | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As more and more schools adopt blended learning in the years to come, the nature of teaching is going to change.
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Google Teacher Academy Pre-Event Press Release

Google Teacher Academy Pre-Event Press Release | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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This is gonna be the geeky-coolest! ;)

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The 10 Most Read Books in The World

The 10 Most Read Books in The World | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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The Bible´s #1, Mao´s Quotations #2. 

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Marta Torán's curator insight, May 30, 2014 8:54 AM

El Top 10 de los libros más leídos

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, June 2, 2014 1:57 AM

Reading is one of the basic literacy skills we learn from the first years of our schooling.As we grow up this skill develops and takes many forms. It actually stays with us for the rest of our life. And like any other skill, the more you work on it the better it gets. That is why we have now great writers it is because they were once great readers.

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Google+ Guide for Schools

Google+ Guide for Schools | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A Must Read Google Plus Guide for Schools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning (A Must Read Google Plus Guide for Schools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/jXLGfu5koN)...
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Now this will come in handy.

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Google's Mysterious 3D Imaging Project

Google's Mysterious 3D Imaging Project | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google is working on mobile devices capable of taking and reproducing 3D images - reportedly including a tablet - which could help satisfy the insatiable business appetite for better imaging, experts have said.

Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO of IT industry association CompTIA, tells Forbes that if Google were to develop “really compelling” technology, it would find uses in “video and image heavy fields like medicine, real estate and engineering and some retail markets like automotive.”
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Geeky-cool stuff coming up! 

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What Ed Tech Challenges Do Schools Face?

What Ed Tech Challenges Do Schools 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 @drsolis: What Educational Technology Challenges Do Schools Face?
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Dinosaurs and dinero. ;)

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VIRTUAL LISBON - Live Your City in 3D

VIRTUAL LISBON - Live Your City in 3D | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
UNDER CONSTRUCTION - But ready for premium members sneak previews VIRTUAL LISBON wants to be the place for You to call Home >>> A 16 regions world featuring Lisbon City main spots, monuments and activities Lisbon at Kitely will be a City full of diversity...
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This is gonna be great. Lisbon´s one of my favorite real-life cities.

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Larry Page: Where's Google going next?

Onstage at TED2014, Charlie Rose interviews Google CEO Larry Page about his far-off vision for the company. It includes aerial bikeways and internet balloons...
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Gotta love the Internet balloon idea! ;)

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The new Google prototype car

The new Google prototype car | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It may look amusing and easily dismissed as a novelty prototype many years from production, but take a good look at a technology that in a few short years is going to transform your life and have
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I want one now! ;)

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 29, 2014 8:24 AM

Today Google officially announced at the inaugural Code conference that they have built their very own prototype self-driving car. It is designed to be used in urban settings at up to 25mph. It has foam bumpers and an electric motor and, for now at least, the Google signature spinning LiDAR on top. But what really sets it apart is what it doesn’t have; no steering wheel, accelerator nor brake pedal.

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