Top 20 Greatest Inventions of All Time Technology is a core component of the human experience. We have been creating tools to help us tame the physical world since the early days of our species. Any attempt to count down the most important technological inventions is certainly debatable, but here are some major advancements that should probably be on any such list (in chronological order): 1. FIRE - it can be argued that fire was discovered rather than invented. Certainly, early humans observed incidents of fire, but it wasn’t until they figured out how to control it and produce it themselves that humans could really make use of everything this new tool had to offer.
How Can We Maximize the Potential of Learning Apps? Brad Flickinger The following is an excerpt from the book The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World by Howard Gardner and Katie Davis. Let’s dive directly into the world of educational apps. Our survey suggests that the majority — one might even say, the vast majority — of educational apps encourage pursuit of the goals and means of traditional education by digital means. Worksheets for the digital age: AR interactive print Ever since schools started using copy machines in the 1960s, worksheets have been a perennial classroom favorite, beloved — by teachers anyway — for their convenience and their ability to foster independent work. For students, however, worksheets have their downsides. Static text on a page is seldom engaging for digital natives, who are used to having so many more dynamic options. But what if there were a way to combine the easy prep and independent work of a traditional worksheet with the engagement of digital tools and multimedia, such as websites, videos, 3D imagery and podcasts? As it turns out, there is a way. Ever hear of augmented reality?
Teaching kids empathy: In Danish schools, it’s … well, it’s a piece of cake We all know what a Danish pastry is — that delightful caloric bomb of glazed breakfast deliciousness. But what about a Danish classroom cake? And moreover, how can this help teach empathy?
6 Google Apps Updates You Might Have Missed From October Every month we expect Google to update the tools available to us Google Apps users, improving the product and adding exciting new features. Although we anticipate a lot of updates, even we couldn’t foresee what happened this October. Google introduced a bunch of new features like they normally do, but they also made the biggest change to email since Gmail was introduced over 10 years ago. Even if we ignore the announcement of Inbox, Google still released enough to keep us busy for all of October! I’m personally very excited about the continued improvements to Google Forms, along with all the other great changes to Google Drive. Check out 6 of our favorite updates below and be sure to let us know what you liked that most! Top 10 Augmented Reality Entertainment Apps for Android / iOS platforms Entertainment section in android and iOS app stores gains more existence with augmented reality entertainment apps. It’s known that the entertainment apps come up to entertain smartphone users from boredom, and now by having virtual reality into devices, it can entertain you much more. 1.
Preschool To Prison Pipeline: Three Year Old Suspended 5 Times In One Year April V. Taylor As more and more people become aware of the mass incarceration epidemic that has seen America’s prison population grow to be the largest in the world, many are realizing how the school to prison pipeline is a contributing component that activists and politicians have both attempted to address. However, those tackling the issue may not be realizing just how young the school to prison pipeline starts. The experiences of Tunnette Powell and her two preschool sons, JJ and Joah, illustrate how children, who were toddlers mere months beforehand, are subjected to practices that serve as the pivotal first step towards criminalization. Powell spoke with the Washington Post, revealing that her oldest son JJ was just four years old when he was suspended from preschool, and while Powell’s own negative experiences in school left her self-esteem shambles, she initially ignored her concerns.
5 Wonderful Twitter Cheat Sheets for Teachers and Students While digging into the resources I have posted in Twitter for Teachers section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning I picked out for you these awesome posters. These are some of the most popular graphics available online and which are also good guides for teachers and students seeking to learn more about Twitter. I am inviting you to have a look and let us know what you think of them. Enjoy Source Here Source Here 10 Best Augmented Reality Apps Augmented reality (AR) is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. Augmented reality has many applications, and many areas can benefit from the usage of AR technology. It was initially used for military, industrial, and medical applications, but was soon applied to commercial and entertainment areas as well. The mobile Augmented Reality (AR) world consists largely of two different types of experiences: Geolocation and Vision based augmented reality.