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EdTech is Not Scary: 5 Things to Start With

EdTech is Not Scary The world interacts digitally. We are failing our students by not helping them to be users of digital technology. As we debate …

Meet the professor harnessing virtual reality in ‘the CAVE’

Professor Marius Swoboda uses a groundbreaking virtual reality suite to transport his team of engineers into an alternate reality<p>Many industries are reaping the rewards of integrating virtual reality (VR) into their day-to-day work. At Rolls-Royce, a pioneering suite is revolutionising how teams …

The Reality Of Virtual Reality In 'Ready Player One'

<i>Written in collaboration with Samuel Steinberger.</i><p>Ready Player One (2011) is a prescient novel by Ernest Cline about a dystopian near future where young people, “the missing millions”, spend most of their time in a metaverse called “The Oasis”, which also happens to be the most valuable company in …

Could VR Field Trips Replace The Real Thing?

A new editorial in the journal Science argues virtual reality might make a tempting alternative to field trips but schools should resist for …

More Than Half Of Colleges Will Use Virtual Reality To Enhance Education By 2021

As the use of virtual reality technology increases, its presence will likely grow on college and university campuses, potentially benefiting students and faculty.<p>In an August report, International Data Corp. predicted that worldwide revenues for VR and the related augmented reality market will …

Hands On: Chernobyl VR Shows How Educational Experiences Can Excel in Virtual Reality

The Farm 51 quietly released a new educational experience on the PlayStation Store recently: Chernobyl VR Project. The developer’s perhaps best known …

GoPro Fusion makes virtual reality filmmaking easier

GoPro has just launched their new spherical GoPro Fusion camera to stake its claim in the growing virtual reality camera market. The film industry is …

Virtual Reality

Future doctors learn human anatomy using virtual reality simulations

For centuries, the practice of dissecting cadavers is how future doctors have learned about the anatomy of the human body. Medical students at the …

Virtual Reality

The 23 best VR games for PC

Here they are then – the best games to play in virtual reality…and those games are “watching football,” “drinking”, “a nice cup of tea”, “fleeting …

HTC Vive

The Autonomous Teleport kit lets you relive memories like you’re there again

Billions of photos and videos are captured on smartphones each year, and people love to flip through them and relive their memories. But what if you …

Virtual Reality

Why You Should Play Video Games

There is a certain kind of look I get when I tell people how much I love video games.<p>It lies somewhere between "You're not serious" and "Oh my God, you are serious." And by "people" giving me these looks, I mean adults of a certain age and outlook. Of course, given that I'm a 54-year-old tenured …

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'Blind Samurai' is the First Action Game for the Blind Ever

First Ever Action Game Specifically for the Blind is Available Now on Android.<p>In a world where technology is increasingly important to our society, …

Build your own video games forever with this lifetime membership to the School of Game Design

The popularity of video games continues to grow, and the industry surrounding our favorite past-time keeps getting more and more lucrative. Despite …

Educational Video Games Just Never Got Things Right

The problem with edutainment in the 1990s was that, while it covered the education, it didn’t do enough to entertain the kids.<p><i>A version of this post originally appeared on</i> <i>Tedium</i> <i>, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail.</i><p>Forcing education and entertainment together is a …

Augmented, Virtual Reality Yet to Gain Traction in K-12, Survey Finds

By onApril 20, 2017 2:27 PM<p>Despite a recent wave of hype, augmented- and virtual-reality tools remain fringe technologies in U.S. classrooms, …

Augmented Reality

A second life for open-world games as self-driving car training software

A lot of top-tier video games enjoy lengthy long-tail lives with remasters and re-releases on different platforms, but the effort put into some games could pay dividends in a whole new way, as companies training things like autonomous cars, delivery drones and other robots are looking to rich, …

Autonomous Cars

How a Michigan State professor won an award for serious video games: BTN LiveBIG

<b>Dr. Elizabeth LaPensée</b><p>When it comes to Dr. Elizabeth LaPensée’s work creating video games with a Native American sensibility, the Michigan State …

Gamification

“Legends Of Learning” Is New Game-Based Site That Lets Teachers Create Free (For Awhile) Virtual Classrooms

<b> <br>Note: After a closer look, it appears the site is free for a month or so after registration (longer if you have fewer students) and then you have to</b> …

That 12-year-old screaming at you while playing "Call of Duty" might actually be studying

The mud-soaked and fog-blanketed World War I-inspired landscapes of <i>Battlefield 1</i> can be brutal environments. Hundreds of thousands of gamers log on daily to shred airborne opponents while piloting fighter planes like the Red Baron and gallop across the desert like Lawrence of Arabia. But the vast …

'Fully loaded' Kodi box seller pleads not guilty

He will face trial charged with circumventing copyright.<p>Whether the makers of Kodi (by now you should know that's the new name for what used to be XBMC) like it or (definitely) do not, people have built businesses around preloading their software on players like a Fire TV stick and advertising it …

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Want to Raise Wildly Successful Kids? Science Says Do This for Them (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

A 45-year study of 5,000 gifted students reaches some controversial conclusions.<p>This is a story about gifted kids, science--and a big mistake.<p>It starts with a longitudinal study of some the most intelligent young people the United States has ever produced--a study involving more than 5,000 students …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google is reportedly working on developing its own smartphone.</b> The company currently licenses the Nexus line of phones with companies like LG and Huawei.<p><b>2. Uber is going to start letting people request a hot air balloon or boat ride.</b> The services, which will initially be exclusive to China, are …

An Illustrated Starter Guide to Phrases Coined by Shakespeare

Next time you’re at the local bar’s quiz night, and the question has something to do with state birds, guess cardinal. That is, if you’re otherwise unsure. Seven U.S. states use the cardinal for their representative plumed pal. Seven out of fifty odds isn’t bad for a guess.<p>Likewise, if you’re …

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This Is Why Making Your Own Video Games Leads To Quality Learning

Almost every child in the United States plays video games—91% of children ages 2-17, according to NPD. But how many kids make their own video games? I could not find any reliable statistics.<p>Nowadays, one barely needs to write a line of code in order to build a video game because there are so many …

Middle School

These online maps let you find the quietest spots in big cities

How does your city sound? That’s a question a group of researchers are trying to answer with a new project called Chatty Maps.<p>The site, which features aerial views of London, Barcelona, Madrid, New York and Boston mines Flickr for geo-located tags that feature words that can be associated with …

Master your Mac with these tricks and shortcuts you didn't know you needed

Sometimes a mouse or touchpad just isn't fast enough when you're approaching deadline. Sometimes you want to be able to quickly switch between …

Google Chrome

Time spent playing video games may have positive effects on young children

Video games are a favorite activity of children, yet its affect on their health is often perceived to be negative. A new study assessed the …

Here’s how to bring your old laptop back to life

• On your newer computer, go to Neverware’s site and download the software onto a USB stick with 8 GB of space. Neverware says this might take up to 20 minutes, so be prepared.<br>• Head to the Google Chrome web store and download the Chromebook Recovery Utility. Open the program, click the gear icon, …

Video Games Found to Help Treat Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are closely tied with mental health issues–particularly depression. They’re notoriously hard to treat, and can be …

The Best Cities for Expats

Maybe it's time for a relocation.<p>As an expat, it can be difficult to adjust to a new city and make an unfamiliar place feel like home. Some cities are easier than others, though, and thankfully, some people have crunched the numbers to tell us where exactly they are: Mercer, a global consulting …

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