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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US Libraries Begin Offering Free 3D Printing to Public

US Libraries Begin Offering Free 3D Printing to Public | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What if all it took to gain access to the technology of 3D printing was your plastic library card?  Considering it’s been hard to even find a book about 3D p

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Now this is great stuff! But who's going to do the repairs? ;)

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Brittney's curator insight, January 28, 2015 11:33 AM

US Libraries Offering Free 3D Printing to Public Amidst Learning Curves & Legal Questions http://3dprint.com/40170/library-3d-printing-services/

Patrick Wallace's curator insight, January 28, 2015 11:52 AM

Gee - Imagine if all you needed was a library card to access a 3D printer.  Somehow that does not seem like a good idea to me.  What are your thoughts?

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How To Choose A Learning Game

How To Choose A Learning Game | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Keep in mind some of the key elements of a good educational game when trying to sort through the hundreds of games available.
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Good stuff, check it out! 

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, January 30, 2015 6:51 AM

"Cool and fun are NOT the same thing" (emphasis mine). Truth.


"The best learning games teach in the same way good teachers teach: They don’t trick students into being interested, they help students find genuine excitement in learning a subject." Truth.

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Virtual worlds | Mondi virtuali

Virtual worlds | Mondi virtuali | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Virtual worlds | Mondi virtuali, by Mondivirtuali: All about virtual reality, games and 3D worlds - Tutto su realtà virtuale, giochi e mondi 3D
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Great site! Check it out! 

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Mondivirtuali's curator insight, January 27, 2015 9:17 AM

David W.Deeds featured us. Thanks a lot, it's an honor! :-)

 

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First movie from Oculus is the future

You’ll have to excuse me. I’m going to sound a little excited now.
Earlier today Oculus announced Story Studio, its in-house production team dedicated to producing virtual reality movies. We’ve...
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Gotta try to see this! 

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PLAY to Learn: 100 Great Sites on Gamification

PLAY to Learn: 100 Great Sites on Gamification | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The incorporation of gamifications to create a game-layer on top of existing educational systems is revolutionary, and many educators, students, and entrepreneurs are taking notice.
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100 sites! Wow! 

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, January 27, 2015 6:08 AM

Games for learning, using what is out there!

Mónica Beloso's curator insight, January 27, 2015 5:23 PM

AÑADA su visión ...

Luigina Sgarro's curator insight, January 28, 2015 6:53 AM

I strongly believe that the future of learning stands in gaming.

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3D FPS Games from the 90s

Pat & Ian discuss the first generation of first person shooter PC games from the 90s like Wolfenstein 3D, Duke Nukem 3D, Doom, and Shadow Warrior. ▻More #CUPodcast: http://bit.ly/1pOBDVH...
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Duke Nukem 3D will always be known as The Greatest Game Of All Time. ;)

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ASG: Full STEAM Ahead!

ASG: Full STEAM Ahead! | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

American School of Guatemala: Full STEAM Ahead! 

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Gamification in Education and Business

Gamification in Education and Business | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This book is dedicated to applied gamification in the areas of education and business, while also covering pitfalls to avoid and guidelines needed to successfully implement for a project. Using different theoretical backgrounds ...
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Great book! Just submitted a review of it. Get your copy today! 

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Gamification Does Not Mean Playing Games

Gamification Does Not Mean Playing Games | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Gamification is less about games than it is about a fun-filled incentivization program. And the good news is the tools to help have been advancing quickly.
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Windows 10 Will Be A Free Upgrade If You Have Windows 7 Or 8

Windows 10 Will Be A Free Upgrade If You Have Windows 7 Or 8 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
That should drive adoption.
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Whoa! Thanks to Gwenette Sinclair. 

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Gamification: How to use Game Dynamics in Learning

Gamification: How to use Game Dynamics in Learning | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
There's a family story that i once threw a Monopoly board across the room rather than accept defeat. I'm not sure i remember it quite that way, but i do know that the battered box is relegated to t...

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Microsoft HoloLens: A Vision of the PC’s Future

Microsoft HoloLens: A Vision of the PC’s Future | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The device, which looks like ski goggles, superimposes holograms on reality and could have uses in communication, design, games, science and more.
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This is so cool. Thanks to Ann Cudworth.

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About SIMVALLEY

About SIMVALLEY | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

SIMVALLEY is started in late 2009, aiming to a virtual environment from Nederland to offer for all Dutch speaking people. The founders of SV have ever experience in Second Live. They found this beautiful environment with many opportunities and wanted to do something similar but only for Dutch speaking people. Since the start a team of people has developed many different type of Islands in SIMVALLEY. All based on different themes. The most of our visitors liked our setup and some of them stayed and others went because they like to play in an international environment. This and the changes that are going on in virtual worlds today leaded to the decision of the owners to go international on 1 January 2013.

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Check this out, they´re international now! 

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'Holodeck’ recreates crimes in 3D

'Holodeck’ recreates crimes in 3D | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a virtual reality system that recreates crime scenes as virtual worlds.
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What CAN'T virtual worlds do?! ;)

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More businesses are using games as tools

More businesses are using games as tools | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
They're employing games to boost worker productivity and engage customers.
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And it's about time! ;)

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Find Educational Games

Find Educational Games | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Find educational games, interactives, and companion educator guides.
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Good stuff! 

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Beatrice J. P. Vasconcelos's curator insight, January 27, 2015 11:29 AM

Bem legal.

Rosemary Talab's curator insight, January 28, 2015 11:06 AM

National Geographic - Great games in variety of subjects

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6 Basic Benefits Of Game-Based Learning

6 Basic Benefits Of Game-Based Learning | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
6 Basic Benefits Of Game-Based Learning
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Only 6? ;)

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Enterprise Gamification

Enterprise Gamification | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
RT @MaggieBuggie: How do you put the employee at the heart of your #digital transformation? http://t.co/PekSE3Zy7g #gamification
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Good ideas for education too.

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A Look at 3D Printing’s Progress, 1996-Present

A Look at 3D Printing’s Progress, 1996-Present | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Although there has been an incredible amount of progress made within the 3D printing space these last few years, it's often hard to remember that 3D printing ha
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Can University Professors Benefit from K-12 Progressive Teaching Tactics?

Can University Professors Benefit from K-12 Progressive Teaching Tactics? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Some university teaching practices are held sacred, but perhaps college professors can learn from progressive teaching tactics of K-12 classrooms.
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Yes, they can. ;)

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Top 10 Social Gamification Examples and Cases that Save the World

Top 10 Social Gamification Examples and Cases that Save the World | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Top 10 Social Examples according to TEDx and Stanford Lecturer Yu-kai Chou
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Gamification's definitely in the news.

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5 Reasons to Use Gamification in E-Learning

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5 Reasons to Use Gamification in E-Learning http://t.co/o8czmGgSS5 via @
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Besides the fact that it's fun. ;)

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Hologram Minecraft takes over your whole living room

Hologram Minecraft takes over your whole living room | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Dreams do come true.
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Can't get much geeky-cooler than this! Thanks to Bron Stuckey.

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Iva Golec's curator insight, January 30, 2015 12:12 PM

ah da dolazi nam vrijeme holograma :)

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Gaming in Education: #Gamification?

Gaming in Education: #Gamification? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas.

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David Crookall's curator insight, January 22, 2015 8:04 AM

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Claudia Estrada's curator insight, January 22, 2015 9:29 AM

This has become an important skill that develops other skills.  

Ryan's curator insight, November 30, 2016 11:02 PM

This is a great resource for structural gamification. 

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6 Major 3D Designers Compete at 3D Printer World Expo

6 Major 3D Designers Compete at 3D Printer World Expo | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
At the end of January, 16 leading 3D artists will demonstrate their skill in a contest at this year’s 3D Printer World Expo 2015 Burbank. The Expo, which run
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Now this would be cool to attend! 

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