Welcome back to another edition of weekly digest, Lots of great to talk resources to about this week as so many things are moving with education and education technology. Lets discuss some of the great thing we can capture in this edition of weekly digest.
We’re not quite at the stage of all being cyborgs, but the wearable computing market is growing, and the number and type of devices is also increasing. One form in particular that has a great deal of potential for many hands-free uses is the HUD (Heads Up Display) mounted in the form of goggles or glasses. These types of wearables already come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from as light as the Google Glass to the more bulky Oculus Rift (which was acquired by Facebook in Mar 2014 for $2B).
Although Google Chrome is the second most popular browser (first being Mozilla) used all over the world, some people are still unaware of its benefits it can bestow upon them, especially in the faculty of education. Yes you heard it right! With the use of some powerful Chrome extensions, i.e., add-ons, education can be made more dynamic and effective than ever before Basically, extensions are created to add more functionality to the browser, which ultimately people can use it to their benefits. In case of teachers, they can use those extensions to make their teaching more interactive, engaging and productive.
Flipgrid is a unique platform designed by teachers, for teachers at the University of Minnesota. It is an amazing site where teachers can create grids of short discussion-style questions.
Let’s learn more about it. Flipgrid enables educators to create grids of short discussion-style questions that students respond with recorded voice. Grids could be sections, group of students, classes, faculty group, research groups or collection of leaners’ that are interested in the common set of questions.
Special education comes into play when a student’s education is sufficiently altered from that of a normal student. From gifted to other health impaired, most superheroes were nothing if not extraordinary. Lets see how special education could help some of the greatest exceptional learners–superheroes!
Types of students:
Autism, hearing impairment, deaf/blindness, developmental delay, emotionally disturbed, intellectual disability, mental retardation, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment, gifted.
Choosing and prioritizing between thousands of apps available over the web and different devices is of course a tedious task, even for tech-savvy people. Sorting of various apps is necessary while implementing 1:1 computing program in the classroom. Only by sorting the relevant apps effectively, we can tap the power of technology and hence make learning process easy and successful.
Few interesting interview’s especially for you :-