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What’s in a Makerspace?

What’s in a Makerspace? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

n this post, Eric Sheninger describes the secrets to New Milford High School's Makerspace, and how every school can build a Makerspace.

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This account reinvorces how important it is to have a motivated school team and that they are all on the same page (or close to being). In this school, the library itself was transformed into a makerspace and the staff member responsible was given considerable autonomy.  As such, it operates as a hub for student-centred learning and offers authentic learning experiences.
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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Hatchbox Wood 3D Printer Filament Review

Hatchbox Wood 3D Printer Filament Review | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Many people are intrigued by so-called "exotic" wood-infused PLA blends. Let's try Hatchbox's version, which comes at their typical low price point!
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Gotta try this one of these days. ;)

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Study: Online Schools Have Not 'Dethroned' Faculty

Does online learning spend more on technology and less on people? That's the latest question posed by Eduventures Chief Research Officer Richard Garrett, in an essay published on the Encoura website.
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7 Best AutoCAD Alternatives in 2019 (4 Are Free)

7 Best AutoCAD Alternatives in 2019 (4 Are Free) | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Looking for an AutoCAD alternative? Check out the best options available right now. Even if AutoCAD is the top choice in the industry, there are other powerful tools that can match its capabilities.
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3D Printing Service Cost – What to Consider & How to Compare Prices

3D Printing Service Cost – What to Consider & How to Compare Prices | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
3D printing services let you design beyond your own setup without overstepping your budget. Keep your wallet closed and your imagination open!
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None of Facebook's Four Social VR Apps are on Oculus Quest

None of Facebook's Four Social VR Apps are on Oculus Quest | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Facebook’s fragmented approach to social VR hasn’t gotten any better with the launch of Quest. The company now has four separate social VR apps, and none of them are currently available on its newest headset. With Oculus, Facebook has aimed to build the premiere VR ecosystem, but when it comes to allowing users of the …
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I haven't checked out any of these social VR apps! 

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Parents and Kids Weigh in on Their Family's Tech Protocol

Parents and Kids Weigh in on Their Family's Tech Protocol | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What's your screen time scheme?
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Every Oculus Quest Launch Game Confirmed So Far

Every Oculus Quest Launch Game Confirmed So Far | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Both Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S are currently available for pre-order, although with only a few days to go until the May 21st launch date, Oculus has firmed up the list of titles coming to Quest on day one. At the time of this writing, there’s now 55 launch games and apps in total. Update …
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PLA Welding – How to Fuse PLA Seams and Cracks

PLA Welding – How to Fuse PLA Seams and Cracks | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
PLA welding is a great technique to put in your 3D printing tool box. Allowing you to join two 3D printed pieces together or fill in cracks, PLA welding can form strong, durable bonds. How does it work? When should you use it? Read on to learn more.
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Professor Robot – why AI could soon be teaching in university classrooms

Professor Robot – why AI could soon be teaching in university classrooms | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
'Yuki', the first robot lecturer, was introduced in Germany in 2019. In the near future, artificial intelligence is set to change the classroom experience and how universities communicate with students.
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Carolina Biological Animal Dissection Virtual Reality Solutions

Carolina Biological Animal Dissection Virtual Reality Solutions | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Take dissection to another realm with virtual reality. Teaching anatomy, including the body systems and structure and function, is an integral part of science. But let's be honest, hands-on dissection isn't for everyone. Virtual reality dissection is the perfect alternative and the ul
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Why I (Still) Love Tech: In Defense of a Difficult Industry

Why I (Still) Love Tech: In Defense of a Difficult Industry | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Technology is just another human creation—like religion or government or sports or money. It's not perfect, and it never will be. But it's still a miracle.
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I'll always love tech!! ;)

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Handy STL File Bulk Viewer for Windows PCs

Handy STL File Bulk Viewer for Windows PCs | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Got a folder full of STL files that you don't recognize? This handy utility will generate previews of them so you can make sense of the mess.
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Ditch the Math Worksheets and Stop Killing Kids' Curiosity

Ditch the Math Worksheets and Stop Killing Kids' Curiosity | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Too many early-childhood educators think math and play are mutually exclusive. They don't have to be, writes education professor Kathy Liu Sun.
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AR/VR for Math lessons!! ;)

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This Crafty Robot Can Write in Languages It’s Never Seen Before

This Crafty Robot Can Write in Languages It’s Never Seen Before | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
After training to hand-write Japanese characters, the robot could then copy words in Hindi, Greek, and English just by looking at examples.
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Biology Will Be the Next Great Computing Platform

Biology Will Be the Next Great Computing Platform | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
New companies are popping up to become the Amazons, Apples, and Intels of genome engineering.
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When Nature Calls: The World's First 3D Printed Bathroom

When Nature Calls: The World's First 3D Printed Bathroom | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) researchers created the world's first 3D printed bathroom which took nine hours to print in concrete casting.
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More like "3D Printed Outhouse." ;)

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As Social VR Grows, Users Are the Ones Building Its Worlds

As Social VR Grows, Users Are the Ones Building Its Worlds | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Three years in, Rec Room has become a robust hub of user-generated content.
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A Food Pyramid for Kids' Media Consumption

A Food Pyramid for Kids' Media Consumption | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Researchers are beginning to study screen-based media in all its forms. We've distilled their findings into some handy recommendations.
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Facing the Ubiquity of Fortnite in Our Kids' Lives

Facing the Ubiquity of Fortnite in Our Kids' Lives | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
About a week after the L dance was decoded, and 72 hours after the carpool surveillance, my wife and I convened the Fortnite security council again.
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I've watched kids play it but I've never actually tried it myself. Maybe another summer project. ;)

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Minecraft Earth Wants to Be the Next Pokémon Go—But Bigger

Minecraft Earth Wants to Be the Next Pokémon Go—But Bigger | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Ten years after the original Minecraft swept the planet, Microsoft unveils an ambitious, global, augmented-reality version.
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3D Printed Models Teach Children the Dangers of Short-Nosed Dog Breeds

3D Printed Models Teach Children the Dangers of Short-Nosed Dog Breeds | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Vets from the University of Queensland are using 3D printing to create models of dog skulls which help educate children on why popular short-nosed dog breeds are problematic pets.
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Makey Makey Makerspace Project - Make a Piano & Learn About Circuits

Makey Makey Makerspace Project - Make a Piano & Learn About Circuits | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Combining makey makey with paper circuits you can create a piano that works off your computer. Learn about electricity and circuits. Makerspace projects
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Tech That Makes Us Better Humans: JavaScript, Shudder, Chat Apps, Concordia, Signia

Tech That Makes Us Better Humans: JavaScript, Shudder, Chat Apps, Concordia, Signia | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We reached out to a bunch of experts to ask them about the tools they love. Here’s what we heard back.
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Image to 3D Model – How to Create a 3D Model From Photos

Image to 3D Model – How to Create a 3D Model From Photos | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Give life to your favorite images using a 3D printer and create unprecedented personalized objects. In this article, we show you how to create a 3D model form photos to 3D print, no professional experience required.
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New Gaming Gear That Will Light Your Arcade Fire

New Gaming Gear That Will Light Your Arcade Fire | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
From a mouse that continuously charges to a luxuriously cushy headset, this desktop gaming equipment will help you unleash your full potential.
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It's never too early to start shopping for my Xmas presents. ;)

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