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The Immersive Worlds Handbook PDF

Download: http://bit.do/Vgjq Description Scott Lukas, famed industry expert on designing themed spaces, brings you a book that focuses on the imaginative world of themed, immersive and consumer...

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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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What Termites Teach Us About Robot Cooperation

What Termites Teach Us About Robot Cooperation | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We imagine that the future of autonomous swarms is machinelike perfection, but moments of unpredictable, Three Stooges–like chaos are also likely to emerge.
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Watch a Sporty AI Teach Itself to Dribble Better Than You

Watch a Sporty AI Teach Itself to Dribble Better Than You | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A simulated basketball player can teach itself through trial and error how to finely manipulate the ball, both while stationary and while running.
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Not that that's hard to do. ;)

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Virginia Society for Technology in Education

Virginia Society for Technology in Education | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Virginia Society for Technology in Education
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SUMMER'S OVER and it's time to move the cybercampus to VSTE Island! 

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7 Job Skills Of The Future (That AIs And Robots Can't Do Better Than Humans)

7 Job Skills Of The Future (That AIs And Robots Can't Do Better Than Humans) | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What job skills will be in highest demand in the future. Especially as many job roles are threatened by robot automation and artificial intelligence. Here we look at the skills that will give humans the edge in the job market of tomorrow.
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A little reassuring. ;)

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Who's Responsible for Your Bad Tech Habits? It's Complicated

Who's Responsible for Your Bad Tech Habits? It's Complicated | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As the conversation around tech is increasingly framed in terms of its impact on public health, the question of responsibility for our lopsided relationship with digital devices becomes more fraught.
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VR Payment App to Expand Payscout’s Share of International Ecommerce Market

VR Payment App to Expand Payscout’s Share of International Ecommerce Market | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Learn how Payscout uses Oracle’s ERP, financials, and analytics cloud apps to help merchants manage purchases made on digital shopping platforms worldwide.
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Walmart's new robots have our groceries

The chain hopes the Alphabot system will help it compete with Amazon.
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Will they have robot greeters too?? ;)

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3D Printed Robot Mimics Human Emotions

3D Printed Robot Mimics Human Emotions | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What do you think of when you hear the word robot? You probably don't think of emotions. Human beings are described as robotic if they lack emotion. Robotic and human seem polar opposites.
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A little creepy but still cool. ;)

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Google Chrome launches on Daydream headsets, could make enterprise VR training a reality

Google Chrome launches on Daydream headsets, could make enterprise VR training a reality | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google Chrome is now accessible for Daydream View and the Lenovo Mirage Solo, which could transform business training techniques.
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This is geeky-cool stuff! 

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Robot hand programmed by computer

Researchers at Elon Musk-funded OpenAI have created a system that learns how to manipulate an object in a computer simulation and then transfers the informat...
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20 Uses For Virtual Worlds In The Classroom

20 Uses For Virtual Worlds In The Classroom | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
20 Uses For Virtual Worlds In The Classroom
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Only 20?? ;)

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Using I/VLEs in K-12: Serious Game Conference: David W. Deeds

Dr. David W. Deeds' presentation for the 2018 Serious Game Conference: Using Virtual/Immersive Learning Environments in K-12. Dr. Deeds started using virtual w…
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Prez is ready! Serious Game Conference, July 19th! 

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ISTE | A delicate balance: Exploring the relationship between educators and edtech companies

ISTE | A delicate balance: Exploring the relationship between educators and edtech companies | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The mutually beneficial relationship between educators and tech companies has quickly become integrated into the average school day, but educators must approach those relationships with full knowledge about ethical standards that guide such interactions to stay out of hot water.
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Understanding the Difference Between a Bot, a Chatbot, and a Robot

Understanding the Difference Between a Bot, a Chatbot, and a Robot | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Learn the difference between a bot, chatbot, and robot.
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Just in case you were wondering. ;)

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Indigenous Futurism & Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace

Indigenous Futurism & Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
How do we reckon the past, present, and the future, and what types of possibilities open up when you start to tell stories from the perspective of seven generations from now, or about 150 years into the future? LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE OF THE VOICES OF VR PODCAST I got to explore these questions in …
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Should You Hire a Person for That Marketing Job or Buy a Robot?

Should You Hire a Person for That Marketing Job or Buy a Robot? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The options are not mutually exclusive. Both can benefit you in different ways at different times.
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A robot couldn't be any more obnoxious! ;)

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How Technology Shapes the Way We Read

How Technology Shapes the Way We Read | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
WIRED set out to examine how technology is shifting our relationships with books. Here's what we found out.
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Mudbox | 3D Digital Painting And Sculpting Software | Autodesk

Mudbox | 3D Digital Painting And Sculpting Software | Autodesk | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Autodesk Mudbox digital sculpting and texture painting software provides 3D artists with an intuitive toolset for creating highly detailed 3D geometry and textures.
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I think I might have found our 3D software for this year! 

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Robots in education are here. And they aren’t going anywhere

Robots in education are here. And they aren’t going anywhere | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Robots Offer A Host Of Fascinating Educational Opportunities. They Are An Extension Of Human Capabilities, Disrupting Education. ✅ Read More.
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Get used to it! ;)

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Immersive Education with Google Expeditions, AR, & Virtual Tours

Immersive Education with Google Expeditions, AR, & Virtual Tours | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google’s mission statement is to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful,” and so it’s a natural fit that they’d be a leader in creating educational experiences for AR & VR. Google Expeditions continues to grow its library with 800 new expeditions where they have brought it to 3 million students …
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The Battle Over 3D-Printed Guns Is Getting Serious

The Battle Over 3D-Printed Guns Is Getting Serious | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Five years ago, a lot of people thought Cody Wilson was a wild-eyed fanatic. The New Yorker described his rhetoric about making blueprints for 3D-printed guns available to anyone on the internet as “divorced” “from any practical reality.” Yet here we are in 2018, and Wilson’s company, Defense...
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Naked Labs' 3-D Body Scanner Shows You the Naked Truth

Naked Labs' 3-D Body Scanner Shows You the Naked Truth | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Because a head-to-toe scan that measures your body fat is exactly what you wanted.
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I can see the fat without a scanner, 3D or not. ;)

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New drones and robots could solve two big problems in agriculture

New drones and robots could solve two big problems in agriculture | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University are working on drone bees to replace pollinators and agriculture robots to fill the labor gap.
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What CAN'T drones and robots do?? ;)

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Google Launches Chrome for Daydream Headsets, Yes it Has Incognito Mode

Google Launches Chrome for Daydream Headsets, Yes it Has Incognito Mode | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Today Google has launched an update for Chrome, bringing support for Daydream headsets including the View and the Lenovo Mirage Solo. Google today announced that Chrome for Android is getting an update that brings proper VR support to Daydream headsets. The update is available starting now; those using Android phones need only to update their …
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Time to start checking this kinda stuff out again! ;)

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WHO Calls Gaming Disorder an Illness. Experts Say Not So Fast

WHO Calls Gaming Disorder an Illness. Experts Say Not So Fast | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Some mental health experts have reservations about the change in the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases.
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Yeah, not so fast! ;)

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