Google Glass could create waves of change

Tablets have truly changed how we communicate, collaborate, play and do business. And certainly tablets have had success in education, too. Nearly three years after the launch of the iPad tablet, Google Glass was annouced. The mission of Google Glass is to create a truly ubiquitous computing environment where information appears anywhere and everywhere. For $1,500 –and after completing an application and receiving an invitation code — the purchaser (called “Explorer”) receives a pair of frames similar to glasses with a...

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IdeaPaint signals the evolution of education

One of the successful first mass market desktop computers  was the Apple IIe. First released in June 1977, it began a shift in how we view our spaces around us. With a desktop computer in an office, it was possible to save information to a floppy disk and eliminate the need for a paper filing cabinet. However, not many people removed their file cabinets and maintained a system of paper and electronic copies of documents. But the mass market desktop computer created a shift — in the style of chairs used in offices, in the need for...

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Flip the learning

I lived in an age where information and knowledge was a commodity. Certain people owned it, and if I wanted their knowledge, I needed to spend time with them. That’s not how it works for my children. Knowledge is far from a commodity; it is everywhere and easily accessible through technology that wasn’t available 25 years ago. In many ways, this has been the driving force of a different instructional methodology described as “Flipped” learning. Flipped learning places the ownership of learning with the student, and tasks the teacher with...

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