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Not Just for Video Games: Virtual Reality Joins the Classroom

Not Just for Video Games: Virtual Reality Joins the Classroom | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Educators and technologists gather at Yale University to share strategies for using immersive technology as a teaching tool.
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This was a thoughtful discussion about Virtual Reality, pointing out since the technology is so new, it will take planning to effectively use VR with faculty and with students

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5 Educational Paths Influenced By Virtual Reality 

5 Educational Paths Influenced By Virtual Reality  | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Closing one’s eyes and seeing something that doesn’t exist in one’s current reality is a skill that many people throughout time have had to develop in their learning paths. Now, virtual reality is taking imagination a step further and allowing people to experience augmented situations in a very practical way. 

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What 5 fields are already embracing virtual reality? Medical and Astronomy are two of the five!

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Three tech trends for higher ed in 2017

Three tech trends for higher ed in 2017 | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Every January brings predictions about trends that will dominate the headlines in the coming year. This article is my biased attempt at identifying a consensus among. To help keep you from feeling left out of conversations around the water cooler, each trend is defined and includes a short bibliography. 1. IoT and Smart Home Tech The term "Internet of Things" (IoT) 

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Internet of Things, AR/VR and Makerspaces are defined and resources provided to learn more about the top three tech trends.

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Colleges begin to take virtual reality seriously

Colleges begin to take virtual reality seriously | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Virtual reality (VR) is emerging as a powerful technology, projected to grow into a $30 billion industry in the next 5 years.
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Seriously?

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6 Technologies That Will Revolutionize the Classroom

6 Technologies That Will Revolutionize the Classroom | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
From the computer to the iPad, technology is revolutionizing how we work, play, socialize, and learn (sometimes all at once).
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In addition to the infographic with the 6 revolutionary technologies, the article offers questions and topics about the infographic for your discussions, debates and essays.

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Patches - Create Your Own Virtual Reality Environments

Patches - Create Your Own Virtual Reality Environments | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

In the past I've featured Google's Cardboard Camera and Street View apps as tools for creating simple virtual reality imagery .

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What can you create with Patches? Drawn and animated virtual reality scenes..

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