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The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now

The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"Utopian visions of learning are tempting, if for no other reason than they absolve us of accountability to create it right now, leading to nebulous romanticizing about how powerful learning could be if we just did more of X and Y. But therein lies the rub: Tomorrow’s learning is already available, and below are 7 of the most compelling and powerful trends, concepts, and resources that represent its promise."


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Check out #4, From Schools to Communities. 

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DPG plc's curator insight, April 9, 2013 3:36 AM

Subjective yes but very interesting and agree with most - what about you?

Dorothy Minor's curator insight, July 8, 2013 3:09 PM

We talk a great deal about shifting the learning dynamic. Here's an article with good ideas on connecting students and learning.

Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, August 3, 2013 12:05 PM

Buen resumen para no perder el rumbo

3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech
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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Why home decor could be augmented reality's killer app

Why home decor could be augmented reality's killer app | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
AR and VR are gaining popularity, but still haven't achieved mainstream use. Home furnishings and real estate could help change that, said roOomy's Taylor Wilding.
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Hey, whatever it takes! ;)

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The Physics of How a Mirror Creates a Virtual World

The Physics of How a Mirror Creates a Virtual World | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Human eyes are sort of dumb—but you can trick them into being smart.
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This is geeky-cool stuff! 

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High School Students Robotics Teams 

High school students from Bellarmine College Preparatory, Davis High School and Hercules High School present their robotics projects.
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This is geeky-cool stuff! 

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Someone Used a Robot to Fix the Biggest Problem With Sun Dials: The Sun

Someone Used a Robot to Fix the Biggest Problem With Sun Dials: The Sun | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This automated art installation, titled Sunny Side Up, makes archaic tech useful again.
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Glad we finally got that worked out. ;)

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Six Ways to Cut Costs with 3D Printing

Six Ways to Cut Costs with 3D Printing | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
3D printing can cut costs by accelerating production and reducing tooling costs, work-in-process, and waste.Here are some design considerations for making this...
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Geeky-cool stuff! ;)

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Will you help Pokémon Go makers create AR maps of Earth?

Will you help Pokémon Go makers create AR maps of Earth? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Niantic wants Pokémon Go players to help the company map the world in 3D and create an augmented reality based ‘game board’ | By Ishveena Singh...
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I will, I will! ;)

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Will Lowering Teacher Certification Requirements Improve Sudent Achievement? Do Schools Need Certified Teachers? Do Children?

Will Lowering Teacher Certification Requirements Improve Sudent Achievement? Do Schools Need Certified Teachers? Do Children? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We believe in certified professionals as teachers just like we believe in licenses for medical professionals. Are some people natural teachers? We have seen a few but most become great teachers through a process of preparation and ongoing development and practice. Because this is our belief system, we have actually been advocates of renewable certification for teachers and leaders and accredited professional development. How can those who create safe learning environments for children and help them grow into responsible and productive citizens be less than the most qualified?  

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Thanks to Dennis Swender.

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5 Ways to Make Money with 3D Printing

5 Ways to Make Money with 3D Printing | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Whether you’re launching a new startup, looking to grow your current business, or just trying to make some extra cash on the side, 3D printing has a lot to...
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How bereaved parents became 'accidental world leaders' in 3D printing

How bereaved parents became 'accidental world leaders' in 3D printing | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Naveed and Samiya Parvez watched their son, who had cerebral palsy, suffer distressing measuring methods to get the splints and braces he needed.Now, they’ve revolutionised the process...
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The Robots That Milk Cows

Labor shortage and low productivity were threatening the future of the Kato farm, on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. That was until the Kato family invested...
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Bet their hands are cold. ;)

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Computer Science Advocacy Site 

Computer Science Advocacy Site  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Bringing together more than 50 industry, non-profit, and advocacy organizations, the Code.org Advocacy Coalition is growing the movement to make Computer Science a fundamental part of the K-12 education.
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Check this out! Computer science is getting bigger in the States! 

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Virtual Worlds on Chromebooks? Sinespace!

Virtual Worlds on Chromebooks? Sinespace! | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Gotta check this out when I have some time. 

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Lenovo Star Wars: Jedi Challenges Review: Wield a Lightsaber

Lenovo Star Wars: Jedi Challenges Review: Wield a Lightsaber | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
You might not transcend time and space in a Force-fueled flashback, but it still feels like you’ve uncovered an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.
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Now you know what to get me for Xmas. ;)

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So Long, Glassholes: Wearables Aren't Science Projects Anymore

So Long, Glassholes: Wearables Aren't Science Projects Anymore | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The end of Google Glass wasn’t even the end of Google Glass. More than that, the idea of augmented reality has been normalized.
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102 Brain-Based Learning Resources For Brain-Based Teaching 

102 Brain-Based Learning Resources For Brain-Based Teaching  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Researchers in neuroscience, psychology and education are uncovering new information about how brains learn best at an unbelievable pace. We have more insight into the brain’s learning processes than at any other moment in history, and we are poised on the brink of a radical shift of how we think about education. Researching the conditions that allow brains to learn most easily enables innovation and optimization for learners in formal and informal settings. There are countless applications for the findings of the new science of learning, including:

Deeper understanding of cognitive deficits and the unique circumstances that affect everyone’s learning capacity. More nuanced information about memory, cognition, and comprehension in various settings. Better understanding of motivation, metacognition, and what drives us to learn at all.

We are incredibly excited about all of the new knowledge being discovered by researchers examining the neurological and psychological underpinnings of learning and education systems, and we can’t wait to see what the future has in store. The organizations, blogs, research labs, and brain-based learning providers below have diverse perspectives and an incredible range of information about the new science of learning, and we think every single one is worth checking out.

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AACE EdMedia Conference Coming Up!

AACE EdMedia Conference Coming Up! | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, the premier international conference in the field since 1987, spans all disciplines and levels of education attracting researchers and practitioners in the field from 70+ countries. This annual conference offers a forum for the  … Read more
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Time to present about virtual worlds again! ;)

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Researchers develop 3D printer that can make complex body tissues

Researchers develop 3D printer that can make complex body tissues | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a technique that uses a specially adapted 3D printer to build therapeutic biomaterials from multiple materials....
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Now this is geeky-cool stuff. 

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MIT Researchers Use VR to Prevent Drone Collisions

MIT Researchers Use VR to Prevent Drone Collisions | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Training drones to fly fast, around even the simplest obstacles, is a crash-prone exercise that can have engineers repairing or replacing vehicles with frustrating regularity. Now MIT engineers have developed a new virtual-reality training system for drones that enables a vehicle to “see” a rich,...
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To prevent air rage? ;)

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Turning Your Toys into Robots with Circuit Cubes

Circuit Cubes creates little blocks that bring life to your LEGOs, Mega Bloks, things found in the recycling or a variety of other building toys. We met with...
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Hmm...gotta check this out. 

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Can a 3D printer Help You Heal Faster?

3d Heals is a conference dedicated to the application of 3d printing technology in the medical field. Whether they're being used to create physical visualiza...
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What's Holding Back the Robot Revolution? We Humans.

What's Holding Back the Robot Revolution? We Humans. | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Elon Musk observed that flying cars 'could drop a hubcap and guillotine you.' A lot of us share that fear.
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I figured it would be our fault. ;)

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Serious Games Conference: July in New York! 

Serious Games Conference: July in New York!  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Serious Play Conference is a leadership conference for both those who create serious games/simulations and those who implement game-based learning programs. 

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Getting back to work on the prez this weekend! 

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Wrapping a Robot Around a Human

Ekso is building robotic exoskeletons for rehab and work -- We pay a visit to Ekso's Bay Area headquarters.
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Serious Play Conference: New York in July! 

Serious Play Conference: New York in July!  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Serious Play is a gathering where creators and learning professionals can have critical conversations about game design requirements and share their knowledge with peers. The focus of the conference is exploring opportunities, challenges and the potential of game-based learning.

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I'll be presenting on using Immersive Learning Environments (you know, Virtual Worlds!) in Education.

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AACE: EdMedia: Amsterdam: June! 

AACE: EdMedia: Amsterdam: June!  | 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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Everything's just about ready! 

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