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Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality

Headset Virtual Reality — OK at Home, Impractical for Learning?

December 8, 2016

(Image Source) Today’s post comes from Elizabeth Lytle, who works with zSpace (I’ve written about zSpace here before – a powerful VR based platform for education). While there is likely a bit of bias in Lytle’s perspective, the fact is that she makes some good points. I believe VR is far from ripe for widespread classroom […]

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9 Educational Technologies That are Most Exciting Right Now (2016-17 Update)

September 27, 2016

As we Settle into Another new School Year, These Technologies are Poised to Make a Difference I find it fun this time of year to think about how things have evolved since we started the last school year (when I wrote this similarly themed post). Which technologies have been getting more attention from teachers, and […]

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Virtual Reality Applications: Poised to Transform the Learning Experience

August 9, 2016

(Image Source) The Emerging Use of Virtual Reality in our Classrooms Offers Exciting Possibilities Students often learn about other parts of the world by reading or maybe watching a video. Imagination serves to fill any of the gaps of the unseen and untouched. Now, there is a new type of technology available that can bring […]

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LifeLiqe App: Amazing Hi-Res Visual Models for STEM Subjects

August 2, 2016

Bringing Learning to Life with Interactive Visual Models This weekend I took at look at the LifeLiqe app. LifeLiqe is an app for iOS or Windows that provides over 1,000 content models for K-12 STEM subjects. These models come in various forms. Many are interactive (such as the Lion Fish image in the video below). […]

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10 Fun Web Apps, Games, for Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

June 21, 2016

Engage Students in Critical Thinking Activities With These Great Applications The most important gift that educators can give to students is the ability to think critically. Critical thinking is the ability to take information, then instead of simply memorizing it… Analyzing it Drawing Conclusions Finding Practical Applications Integrating That Information With Other Information Forming Opinions […]

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Zeducation! A New Way to Get Kids Excited About Science, Museums, & Learning

May 26, 2016

“We now know that kids today learn differently than we did, and it’s because of a fundamental difference in the their lives compared to ours at their age … “ When I was young it was easy to get excited about science. Neil Armstrong had just become the first person to walk on the moon, we […]

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5 Steps to Get Started With Google Cardboard VR Viewer in Your Classroom

March 8, 2016

At About $15 per ‘headset’, Google Cardboard Provides an Inexpensive Intro to Virtual Reality, Bringing Learning to Life in Your Classroom Two related technologies that are really starting to gain momentum and show the promise of fun, engaged learning experiences are Augmented and Virtual Reality. There are more exciting education-oriented Augmented Reality apps available for free […]

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9 Amazing Augmented Reality Apps for Teaching and Learning

November 5, 2015

We’re Seeing an Explosion of Free and Low Cost Augmented Reality Tools for Education Augmented reality (AR) has evolved in recent years and its application in classrooms is limitless. Educators don’t need to feel overwhelmed when trying to introduce AR in their classroom because there are many great apps that don’t require a lot of […]

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12 Emerging Educational Uses of Technology That are the Most Exciting Right Now

September 14, 2015

As we Enter a new School Year, Which Uses of Technology Hold the Most Promise to Impact Learning? Well, it’s that time of year again … the start of a new school year. With it often comes the irresistible urge to make another list, or even better … many lists! Lists help us to plan, […]

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Translate Text on the Fly Using Your Phone and the Google Translate App. Brilliant!

August 23, 2015

Image Source The Visual Translation Function Built Into Google Translate is Some #AwesomeTech Note to my regular readers: As you know, normally on Sunday I post a “Tweet Wrap” sharing faves from the week’s Twitter posts, but I was traveling with limited ‘Net access much of this last week and didn’t post much. Instead, today […]

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