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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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Origami-Inspired Robot Gripper Could Pack Your Groceries

Origami-Inspired Robot Gripper Could Pack Your Groceries | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
By taking inspiration from origami, this robot gripper can safely pick up and hold delicate objects while at the same time lift more than 100x its own weight.
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Only if a drone delivers them afterward. ;)

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Bett Middle East & Africa 2019: Using Virtual Worlds in K-12 Schools! 

Bett Middle East & Africa 2019: Using Virtual Worlds in K-12 Schools!  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Bett Middle East is a cutting-edge conference, bringing together the leading decision makers within education technology from across the Middle East.
This year, Abu Dhabi will play host to the international education community.
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Reportedly one of the most handsome men in edtech. ;)

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6 Ways to Use a Laser Cutter in Education | Amtek Company

6 Ways to Use a Laser Cutter in Education | Amtek Company | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The ways to use a laser cutter in education include architecture models, appliqués and fabric cutting, graphic imaging, signage, woodworking, and more.
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To-do list: 1. Move to new school. 2. Get laser cutter! ;)

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Bett Middle East & Africa 2019: Speakers! 

Bett Middle East & Africa 2019: Speakers!  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Bett Middle East is a cutting-edge conference, bringing together the leading decision makers within education technology from across the Middle East.
This year, Abu Dhabi will play host to the international education community.
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Bett (British Educational Technology & Training) Conference! Speakers page is filling up. David Deeds is still The Most Handsome. ;)

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Verizon 5G Is Coming for Real, but It Will Cost You

Verizon 5G Is Coming for Real, but It Will Cost You | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Verizon said it will introduce 5G wireless service in selected areas in Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11, for an additional $10 a month.
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Here’s An Idea: Replace Trials with Virtual Reality Duels

Here’s An Idea: Replace Trials with Virtual Reality Duels | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Sci-fi author Ben Bova thinks it's a viable alternative to prolonged, expensive lawsuits.
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This is geeky-cool stuff!

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Facebook Can Make VR Avatars Look—and Move—Exactly Like You

Facebook Can Make VR Avatars Look—and Move—Exactly Like You | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
"Codec avatars," as Facebook researchers call them, are all but indistinguishable from the humans they represent—and may be a staple of our virtual lives sooner than we think.
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More on Facebook's avatars. ;)

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Facebook Shows Off Research Aiming to Deliver Truly Realistic Avatars

Facebook Shows Off Research Aiming to Deliver Truly Realistic Avatars | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) chief scientist Michael Abrash believes AR and VR will be the primary way people work, play, and connect in the future. Abrash regularly speaks about when he expects these fundamental milestones in technology to occur, but in a new year-long blog series he wants to drill down to exactly how it’ll happen. …
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Designed by Apple, built by robots

Designed by Apple, built by robots | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Apple's employees are retraining for roles managing robots on production lines, a new report reveals.
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Take a peek at the research behind educator micro-credentials

Take a peek at the research behind educator micro-credentials | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"A growing consensus recognizes educator micro-credentials as promising new professional learning resources"


Via EDTECH@UTRGV, Yashy Tohsaku
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Thanks to Yashy Tohsaku. 

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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, March 8, 11:29 AM

At UTRGV, in addition to earning an M.Ed. in Educational Technology, students also have the opportunity to earn a graduate certificate in E-Learning or Technology Leadership, or both. These micro credentials add value to the degree.

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Empathy Isn’t Enough: Power Imbalances In Edtech Must Shift 

Empathy Isn’t Enough: Power Imbalances In Edtech Must Shift  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"As agencies like UNESCO call for global citizen education, in an aim to create peaceful and sustainable societies, online education is being increasingly used to boost cross-cultural dialogues and promote shared values through empathy and compassion-building."


Via EDTECH@UTRGV, Yashy Tohsaku, Dennis Swender
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Thanks to Dennis Swender. 

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Nintendo Labo Gets a Cheap VR Kit

Nintendo Labo Gets a Cheap VR Kit | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Also, the 'Fortnite' and 'Apex Legends' battle royale rages on and Steam made a questionable statement.
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American Museum of Natural History Brings Visitors Closer to T. Rex with New VR Experience –

American Museum of Natural History Brings Visitors Closer to T. Rex with New VR Experience – | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
HTC and the American Museum of Natural History announced that the Manhattan-based institution’s upcoming ‘T. rex: The Ultimate Predator’ exhibit is getting a new VR experience that will let museum-goers collaborate to build a Tyrannosaurus rex bone-by-bone in virtual reality. The experience, dubbed T. rex: Skeleton Crew, was created by the Museum’s Science Visualization team, Vive Studios, …
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Super-Strong, Agile Insectoid Robot Uses More Wings

Super-Strong, Agile Insectoid Robot Uses More Wings | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
While larger robots might have their place assembling things in factories or serving up cocktails in airports, smaller robots can perform many tasks that their larger brethren can’t, such as microfabrication, inspecting buildings from the air, and even delivering drugs inside the human body.
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SpaceVR: Virtual Reality Satellite! 

SpaceVR: Virtual Reality Satellite!  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The world's 1st Virtual Reality (VR) satellite, delivering Cinematic, Live, Virtual Space Tourism.
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Whoa! Now this is geeky-cool stuff! 

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The Uncanny Valley Nobody's Talking About: Eerie Robot Voices

The Uncanny Valley Nobody's Talking About: Eerie Robot Voices | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We've all heard of the uncanny valley, in which realistic humanoid robots freak us out. But what might be even freakier is how those robots speak to us.
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So even robots get bullied. *Sigh* ;) 

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Why Tech Didn't Stop the New Zealand Attack From Going Viral

Why Tech Didn't Stop the New Zealand Attack From Going Viral | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Video from mosque shootings in Christchurch popped up on Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube, showing the limits of social media moderation.
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'Sniper Elite' VR Game Likely Headed to PSVR With Aim Support

'Sniper Elite' VR Game Likely Headed to PSVR With Aim Support | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Yesterday Rebellion Developments, the studio behind the Sniper Elite series, announced that a Sniper Elite VR game is in development in partnership with studio Just Add Water. Details have been kept to a minimum, with a full announcement planned for later this year, but a short glimpse of the game shows that it’s likely headed to …
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I wanna play! I wanna play! ;)

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Bett Middle East & Africa 2019

Bett Middle East & Africa 2019 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Bett Middle East is a cutting-edge conference, bringing together the leading decision makers within education technology from across the Middle East.
This year, Abu Dhabi will play host to the international education community.
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The extremely handsome and humble David W. Deeds will be among the presenters at this year's Bett MEA in Abu Dhabi! 

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Report: Apple AR Headset Could Rely on iPhone for Rendering & Connectivity

Report: Apple AR Headset Could Rely on iPhone for Rendering & Connectivity | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Several reports over the past two years have suggested Apple is getting ready to manufacture an AR headset, and possibly ship it sometime in 2020—something that’s so far unsubstantiated by the company itself. Now highly respected industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, someone Business Insider called “the most accurate Apple analyst in the world,” is offering up his predictions for …
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They've got a lot of catching up to do. ;)

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New Hands-on Learning Systems Link Coding and Robotics

Pitsco Education is launching several solutions that tie together robotics and coding for K–12 education.
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'Borderlands 2 VR' Gets PS Aim Support & Improved Shooting for All Controllers

'Borderlands 2 VR' Gets PS Aim Support & Improved Shooting for All Controllers | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Borderlands 2 VR (2018) launched on PSVR late last year with support for DualShock 4 and PS Move, and while it also seemed to be a perfect fit for the platform’s dedicated gun controller, PS Aim, users just had to make do. Now developers Gearbox Software and 2K Games have announced they’ve officially added PS …
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I dunno. Tried Fallout VR and it just wasn't the same. ;)

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How VR is transforming HR

How VR is transforming HR | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A growing number of companies are using virtual reality to recruit and train staff, with immersive experiences giving employers new ways to deliver training and foster empathy at work.

Via Peter Mellow
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Thanks to Peter Mellow. 

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Valve Psychologist to Explore Brain-Computer Interface Research at GDC

Valve Psychologist to Explore Brain-Computer Interface Research at GDC | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
At GDC 2019 later this month, Valve’s Principal Experimental Psychologist, Mike Ambinder will present the latest research pertaining to brain-computer interfaces—using signals from the brain as computer input. Ambinder says that BCI is still “speculative technology,” but could play an important role in the way players interact with the games of the future. As time …
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Best Keyboard Alternatives: Wacom Bamboo, Surface Pen, Dragon Home, Tap

Best Keyboard Alternatives: Wacom Bamboo, Surface Pen, Dragon Home, Tap | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Our writer tests six alternative input methods for users who find it difficult to type on a keyboard.
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