3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech
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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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Highly automated robotic warehouse can pack 50 items in five minutes

This captioned movie shows a Customer Fulfillment Center in Andover, which contains a fleet of 1,100 robots designed in-house by Ocado, that can navigate a t...
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Open-source tool aims to make online course creation accessible to all instructors

Open-source tool aims to make online course creation accessible to all instructors | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Developers at Penn State believe their new tool will make creating online courses easier than ever, even for the non-tech savvy.

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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, June 14, 10:27 PM

Cool!

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It seems to do an amazing number of tasks an online instructor would need, all in one dashboard, when creating online courses

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Autonomous Robots Mounted to Drones Could 3D Print Asphalt to Fix Potholes Overnight

Autonomous Robots Mounted to Drones Could 3D Print Asphalt to Fix Potholes Overnight | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I live in Ohio, where we know that the four seasons are not Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer, but rather Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Construction; most of the Midwest could claim this, actually.
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Now here's something they could use in northern China. ;)

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How Facebook’s new 3D photos work 

How Facebook’s new 3D photos work  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In May, Facebook teased a new feature called 3D photos, and it's just what it sounds like. But beyond a short video and the name, little was said about it.But the company's computational photography team has just published the research behind how the feature feature works and, having tried it myse…...
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AI Made a Movie With a 'Silicon Valley' Star—and the Results Are Nightmarishly Encouraging

AI Made a Movie With a 'Silicon Valley' Star—and the Results Are Nightmarishly Encouraging | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Benjamin, as the AI is known, assembled 'Zone Out' from thousands of hours of old films and green-screen footage of professional actors—in 48 hours.
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AppGameKit is now FREE for Education - TheGameCreators

AppGameKit is now FREE for Education - TheGameCreators | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We specialise in game creation tools for a range of devices such as Windows, iOS, Android. With game making tools like GameGuru, AppGameKit, FPS Creator and Dark Basic Professional you can make all types of games.
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A Single Drone Helped Mexican Police Drop Crime 10 Percent

A Single Drone Helped Mexican Police Drop Crime 10 Percent | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Over four months, police in Ensenada, south of Tijuana, used a DJI drone to help make 500 arrests and cut robberies by 30 percent.
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New Steam Guidelines to Allow All Controversial & Adult Content (as long as it's legal) 

New Steam Guidelines to Allow All Controversial & Adult Content (as long as it's legal)  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Valve is about to adopt a whole new laissez-faire attitude to what content it will allow on Steam, which previously banned things like explicit adult content and what the company calls in their current guidelines things that are “patently offensive or intended to shock or disgust viewers.” Now, Valve has released a blog post explaining their more relaxed …
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Not convinced this is a good idea. ;)

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Could free-roaming, multi-player take VR to next level?

Could free-roaming, multi-player take VR to next level? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Zero Latency uses technology that allows players free-roaming while they are playing their games.
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Google Tour Creator makes VR tours ridiculously easy to create

Google Tour Creator makes VR tours ridiculously easy to create | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Do you run a small bed and breakfast and want to make it easy for prospective customers to take a virtual tour of your facility? Or create a virtual walking tour of your college campus or downtown historic district? And maybe you don’t want to spend any money, or sign up for any platform, or learn 3D development and design tools. Google’s Tour Creator has made it very simple to make VR tours at home.


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Meet SoFi - the soft robot fish developed by MIT

Meet SoFi - the soft robot fish developed by MIT | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Scientists hope a robotic fish will guide aquatic life and help clean up pollution in the ocean.
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Meet the robots that can pick and plant better than we can

Meet the robots that can pick and plant better than we can | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Farmers are turning to robots to plant seedlings and pick produce because of human worker shortages.
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Hey, I never said I could pick and plant!! ;)

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Sir Peter Jackson’s studio reveals augmented reality demo

Sir Peter Jackson’s studio reveals augmented reality demo | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Apple gave Sir Peter's studio, Wingnut AR, special access to its augmented reality developer kit.
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The Potential of 3D Printing to Progress Global Goals 

The Potential of 3D Printing to Progress Global Goals  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Last Thursday, +SocialGood, an international community comprised of change-makers who are passionate about global innovation through collaboration, hosted a technology-focused Twitter chat about 3D printing.
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Five Googly Things Teachers Can Do This Summer by Diana Benner

Five Googly Things Teachers Can Do This Summer by Diana Benner | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
by Diana Benner

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Googly things? Say no more! Thanks to Filomena Gomes.

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'Ocean To Plate' Uses VR To Reveal Waste In Our Seafood Harvesting

'Ocean To Plate' Uses VR To Reveal Waste In Our Seafood Harvesting | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Share TweetExplore every step of seafood production in Daydream Impact’s latest VR documentary. More than a third of the global harvested seafood is lost or wasted on its journey to your dinner table.
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Is there anything VR can't do?? ;)

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Reconstructing the Extinct Cave Lion through 3D Printing

Reconstructing the Extinct Cave Lion through 3D Printing | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Slovak National Uprising Museum (SNP) is located in Banská Bystrica in the middle of a grassy park. The unusual building holds displays and important archival materials related to the development of Slovakia, particularly from the war years of 1938 - 1945.
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First Look at DigiLens' AR HUD Reference Headset

First Look at DigiLens' AR HUD Reference Headset | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
DigiLens, a developer of transparent waveguide display technology, is creating a reference headset aimed at wide FOV AR with hand-tracking, dubbed AR HUD. The company showed the first glimpse of the headset at AWE USA 2018. Bolstered by growing interest in wearables and augmented reality, DigiLens recently announced the closure of a $25 million Series C investment …
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AACE EdMedia Conference Coming Up! 

AACE EdMedia Conference Coming Up!  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The EdMedia World Conference on Educational Media and Technology is an international conference, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion and exchange  … Read more
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'Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot' is Bethesda's New Standalone VR Title

'Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot' is Bethesda's New Standalone VR Title | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Today during Bethesda’s E3 Showcase, the company announced a new standalone VR title: Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot, due to launch in 2019. Details on Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot are slim so far, though we expect to go hands-on with the game at E3 this week, so stay tuned for more details; for now here’s what Bethesda is saying so far: …
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Wolfenstein is back, baby!! ;)

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Second Life Maps | VSTE Island

Second Life Maps | VSTE Island | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

VSTE VE PLN heads to the Star Trek sim in Second Life Monday, June 11 at 5 PM SLT. Please join us!

Get your free Second Life account here https://urockcliffe.com/virtual-environments/second-life/

Contact me or Lisa White Alconcel and let us know what your SL name is. We will teleport you to VSTE Island to join in the fun!

It's fun to tour together with friends!

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5 Ways To Implement Virtual Reality In The Learning Process

5 Ways To Implement Virtual Reality In The Learning Process | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Wondering what the ways are for you to implement Virtual Reality In The Learning Process in the best possible way? Check these five interesting and useful ways you can use in order to implement Virtual Reality In The Learning Process and find the ways to create some innovative learning...
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Eindhoven to build "world’s first" 3D-printed houses that people can live inside

Eindhoven University of Technology has announced plans to 3D print a series of concrete houses that will be made available to rent. In what is being describe...
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New NVIDIA chip could enable AI and robotics in many more industries

New NVIDIA chip could enable AI and robotics in many more industries | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Nvidia says the heart of their project is Jetson Xavier, the world's first computer designed specifically for robotics.
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But can it run an Oculus Rift?? ;)

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WWDC 2018: Apple's New AR Features Are Proof That Wearables Are Coming

WWDC 2018: Apple's New AR Features Are Proof That Wearables Are Coming | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
No one onstage at WWDC yesterday used the phrase "smart glasses." They didn't have to.
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