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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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10 cool things made from cardboard

10 cool things made from cardboard | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Who know you could build a functional car or virtual reality goggles from cardboard?

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Tried some fancy smartphone goggles...might go back to Google Cardboard! ;)

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Getting Inside HTC's Vive Pre VR Headset

Getting Inside HTC's Vive Pre VR Headset | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The Vive Pre is very similar to the various incarnations of the Oculus Rift, with a notable exception.

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Almost got my hands on an Oculus DK2 but they're sold out here too! 

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NMC Technology Outlook for Chinese K-12 Education

NMC Technology Outlook for Chinese K-12 Education | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The NMC and the Smart Learning Institute (SLI) of Beijing Normal University have released the 2016 NMC Technology Outlook for Chinese K-12 Education. Nine key trends, nine significant challenges, and twelve developments in technology are identified across three adoption horizons over the next five years, giving Chinese K-12 leaders, decision-makers, and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning.
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Check it out! Released at the US-China Smart Education Conference last week!

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Tinkercad | Create 3D digital designs

Tinkercad | Create 3D digital designs | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Tinkercad is an easy-to-use 3D CAD design tool. Quickly turn your idea into a CAD model for a 3D printer with Tinkercad.

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I've used it...it's geeky-cool! ;)

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Tasty Tech Eye Candy: VR

Tasty Tech Eye Candy: VR | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

From goggles to full-body suits to omni-directional treadmills, here's a look at the latest advances in virtual reality.

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"Tasty tech eye candy"...I like that. ;)

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Cardiologists use 3D-printed hearts to practice surgery on infants

Cardiologists use 3D-printed hearts to practice surgery on infants | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A dozen of the world's top heart experts are being brought in to Toronto to learn about complex heart surgery on infants using 3D-printed hearts.

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This is geeky-cool stuff!

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Is VR the future of the Royal Opera House?

Is VR the future of the Royal Opera House? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The Royal Opera House is a digital leader in its sector, creating exciting ways to bring ballet and opera to new and existing patrons.

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This is interesting! 

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Minecraft will come to Oculus Rift in Spring 2016

Minecraft will come to Oculus Rift in Spring 2016 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Oculus Rift inventor Palmer Luckey says that Minecraft will come to the
virtual reality headset next year

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*Sigh* Guess I will have to shell out the $600 after all. ;)

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Oculus Rift VR headset pricing released

Oculus Rift VR headset pricing released | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Oculus, the virtual reality company owned by Facebook Inc., has opened pre-orders and released pricing for its much-anticipated Rift headset.

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It's a bit pricey. ;)

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5 Things to Watch For in 3D Printing in 2016

5 Things to Watch For in 3D Printing in 2016 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"3D-printing technology still appears too unreliable, too complicated, and too slow for mainstream adoption.

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Here we go! 3D printing! 

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VR Opens New Pathways for Hands-On Learning

VR Opens New Pathways for Hands-On Learning | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

VR is fast becoming a new way to expose students to career possibilities. The future of hands-on learning could be within the boundless frontier of virtual reality (VR).

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Virtual reality's in the news! 

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VR: "Quantum leap forward for storytellers"

VR: "Quantum leap forward for storytellers" | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

LAS VEGAS— A little bit of Johnny Carson, Bill Clinton and Frank Underwood showed up Monday at the AT&T 2016 Developer Summit. Nah, not really. It was

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16 of the coolest apps for Cardboard

16 of the coolest apps for Cardboard | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Explore the solar system. Take three-dimensional photographs. Travel the world. | Virtual Reality VR

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Yep, definitely gotta get some more! ;)

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Best New Tech to Look Out For in 2016

Best New Tech to Look Out For in 2016 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

From drones to virtual-reality headsets, here is what will be popular this year.

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Drones are so cool...but I want a programmable one! ;)

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Alliance for International Education

Alliance for International Education | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
No matter how we define it in our local contexts, we share the belief and commitment that young people have a right to and a need for international learning - and so do the societies in which they live. In a world which is more inter-connected than ever before and which faces challenges of higher global relevance than ever before, we can’t afford to let our young people and our societies move into the future without understanding that we are all in this together.
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Join the AIE's LinkedIn group!

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HTC Vive pre-orders to start on February 29

HTC Vive pre-orders to start on February 29 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Pre-orders for HTC's virtual reality headset Vive will open on February 29,
boss Cher Wang confirms

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Decisions, decisions...this or Oculus Rift?? ;)

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VR tipped to break billion-dollar barrier in 2016

VR tipped to break billion-dollar barrier in 2016 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Deloitte predicts $1bn in VR sales despite barriers to new technology becoming
mainstream

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It's big business! ;)

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Google teams up with Lenovo on smartphone

Google teams up with Lenovo on smartphone | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Lenovo and Google announced a partnership today to create a new smartphone that makes use of a 3D augmented reality technology known as Project Tango. | Technology Business

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Time to give up the iPhone?? ;)

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The best VR iPhone/Cardboard apps

The best VR iPhone/Cardboard apps | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Before virtual reality headsets become mass-market products, iPhone owners can sample the futuristic technology in a cheap and easy way, thanks to Google Cardboard.

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Ordering some special Cardboards this week!

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Get your own face 3D printed on a Lego figure

Get your own face 3D printed on a Lego figure | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Lincon-based Funky3DFaces uses 3D printing to produce miniature replicas of real human faces that can be attached to Lego figurines. Each head is printed from photographs.

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It's a dream come true! ;)

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First object 3D-printed from alien metal

First object 3D-printed from alien metal | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

So-called "asteroid mining" company Planetary Resources is built on the belief that asteroids and other objects in space are loaded with resources that we can t...

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A little weird, but very interesting. ;)

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Google Cardboard saves baby's life

Google Cardboard saves baby's life | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Surgery on Teegan Lexcen's heart defect was made possible by Google Cardboard, a $20 piece of virtual reality technology.

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Amazing story! 

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Can Your PC Even Run VR Well? Unlikely, Says Nvidia

Can Your PC Even Run VR Well? Unlikely, Says Nvidia | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Virtual reality might be the big new thing in 2016, but your PC probably won't make it look very good.

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Oh, I think our iMacs will do just fine. ;)

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Will augmented reality change your job?

Will augmented reality change your job? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The technology promises to transform how we work, and it’s already having an impact in professions ranging from dentistry to aviation. | Future Trends and Advances In Education and Technology

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Check this out! 

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3D Printing: What You Need to Know

3D Printing: What You Need to Know | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

3D printers are finally becoming affordable enough to hit the mainstream, but should you buy one? Here's what to consider before you dive in.

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YES, you should definitely buy one! ;)

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