iPads/iPods in Education. Since the introduction of the iPad almost two years ago, the education world has changed.
Everyone seems to want an iPad. Administrators have them; teachers have or want them; students have or want them. Sherry Turkle. Avatar (computing) The word avatar originates in Hinduism, where it stands for the "descent" of a deity in a terrestrial form. (Deities in India are popularly thought to be formless and capable of manifesting themselves in any form.) In Norman Spinrad's novel Songs from the Stars (1980), the term avatar is used in a description of a computer generated virtual experience. In the story, humans receive messages from an alien galactic network that wishes to share knowledge and experience with other advanced civilizations through "songs". The humans build a "galactic receiver" that describes itself: The galactic receiver is programmed to derive species specific full sensory input data from standard galactic meaning code equations. Project LifeLike - Computer Interfaces that Learn. Project Natal: Milo - Virtual Human XBox 360.
Why I Am Excited About the iPad – GigaOM. Photo via Flickr by Mknobil.
Indian kids at school with their slates My fondest memory of my childhood was the day when my grandfather gave me a slate. I was four years old. There was no silicon in that slate — unless you count the silica in the earth itself — that was essentially a thin smooth slab, almost volcanic in color. Along with it came a little piece of chalk, which I would eventually use to write on this slate whose rough edges were covered by a well-made maple wood sheath. For hours at length I would sit with my grandpa and with my mom — learning math, learning how to write proper English sentences, often getting wrapped on the knuckles for messing up my articles. Paper and pencils were expensive and were restricted to finishing up school assignments or “homework” as it was called back then.
To me it represented two things. It was simple, elegant and utilitarian. XD Inspire - Transforming the Magazine Experience with WIRED. Community Translation Episode available in 2 languages Available Translations: Join the Community Translation Project Thanks for your interest in translating this episode!
To get started, please join the Community Translation Project. Please Confirm Your Interest Thanks for your interest in adding translations to this episode! An error occurred while processing your request. Another translator has already started to translate this episode. The iPad Is Step 1 In The Future Of Computing. This Is Step 2 (O. In 2008, I attended a meeting in Madrid, Spain that featured the coolest demonstration I had ever seen.
The problem was that I wasn’t allowed to talk about what I had seen because the company was still in stealth-mode. More importantly, several governments, including the U.S. government were still exploring various parts of the technology for next-generation computing systems, so parts of this were very confidential. By the end of that year, Oblong Industries had revealed itself, but still little was said about its project. Finally, people are starting to talk about it. While we may not have been at this year’s TED conference, apparently, Oblong was.
Prospero's Books - Livro das Cores, da Anatomia e outros. Future Designer laptop - ROLLTOP //Diploma Thesis// Touchable holography (video) « Dynabook. The Dynabook's original illustration in Alan C.
Kay's 1972 paper The KiddiComp concept, envisioned by Alan Kay in 1968, while a PhD candidate and later developed and described as the Dynabook in his 1972 proposal A personal computer for children of all ages, outlines the requirements for a conceptual portable educational device that would offer similar functionality to that now supplied via a laptop computer or (in some of its other incarnations) a tablet or slate computer with the exception of the requirement for any Dynabook device offering near eternal battery life. Adults could also use a Dynabook, but the target audience was children. Part of the motivation and funding for the Dynabook project came from the need for portable military maintenance, repair, and operations documentation. Eliminating the need to move large amounts of difficult-to-access paper in a dynamic military theatre provided significant US Department of Defense funding. Original concept Alan Kay: With the Tablet, Apple Will Rule the World – GigaOM.
Computer pioneer Alan Kay isn’t known for buying into hype.
Credited with inventing the concept of the laptop back in 1968, Kay has been lambasting computer makers for not maximizing its potential ever since. One device, however, might get close to even Kay’s high standards: The tablet computer that Apple is expected to unveil tomorrow. Kay’s interest in Apple’s upcoming tablet is only natural. The Diamond Age. Oblong industries, inc. Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology.
University - Kindle pilot results highlight possibilities for pa. Posted February 22, 2010; 09:00 a.m. by Cass Cliatt Managers of Princeton University's semester-long pilot of the Amazon KindleDX electronic reader are calling the project a success, with results showing that student participants reduced the amount of paper they used to print course readings by almost 50 percent.
However, e-readers must be significantly improved to have the same value in a teaching environment as traditional paper texts, participants said.