Posts tagged technology
Posts tagged technology
This amazing student taught himself how to use Blender to shoot an animated movie. It blows me away what kids do when you turn them loose and give them time and encouragement. #geniushour #animation #blender #technology #cool
The new service, which adopts the name of one of Google’s most popular and beloved products, replaces Google Talk, Google+ Messenger, and the original Google+ Hangout video chat service — Hangouts will eventually replace all of Google’s communication properties. The new Hangouts is basically a messaging app, in the same realm as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, but with some of its own twists.
Innovate or depreciate.
Explorer Story: Andrew Vanden Heuvel [through Glass] (by Project Glass)
This physics teacher, Andrew Vanden Heuvel, takes his physics students on a virtual field trip into the Hadron Collider. This was filmed with Google Glass. Of course, your glasses are only as cool as the places you go and how you use it. It is cool nonetheless.
There’s a new “cable tv” in town… YouTube.
That’s right. YouTube may be launching paid premium channels this week. It will be quite interesting to see what happens if a video goes viral behind a paywall and if the free-for-all online video network will disenfranchise its netizens or if youth will take their game elsewhere.
Of course, YouTube must continue to monetize and make development of content worth it for their content creators, but it will be interesting to see what happens, particularly with new networks like Vine cropping up around sharing video.
Microsoft’s New Envisioning Center: Live, Work, Play (by Microsoft)
Interesting ways we’ll live in the home. This video is fascinating. It is all about gesture based computing.
Does your “cell phone” policy include a policy for wearable technology. What will you do when a student shows up wearing Google glass? How about when they go into the locker room? Think about it and adjust your AUP’s this summer - next summer will be too late.
“A heads-up display seems like a natural fit, and thus we have Google Glass. It’s a headset with a projected display, a camera and a data connection that could revolutionize the mobile device industry. It could also cause a public uproar over privacy concerns. Is the potential worth the risk?”
Expect to see Google Glasses. Are you going to allow them in schools? When I was at CUE a couple of years a go in Palm Springs, they have signs in bathrooms not allowing you to have photographic devices in the bathrooms and locker rooms. Bottom line, if someone has them on, you might be on film wherever you are. It is time for legislation to happen about where photos may be taken, etc. A whole new set of problems and issues with wearable technology.
Lifehacker gets a facelift!
Lifehacker has revamped its website - you log in. You can blog, etc. Platforms are becoming more participatory as they try to get you to create content. Meanwhile, I CAN’T FIND ANYTHING ON MY FAVORITE SITE.
“Welcome to our new home. It’s called Kinja. It’s not only a redesign to Lifehacker’s front page, but an entirely new blogging platform that anyone—yes, even you—can blog on.”
I just want to find the cool tips, dude.
You might think this is dumb, but I don’t for one reason. If you look at the various senses, smell is one of the most powerful. I recall reading a study stating that if students smelled a certain smell in math class and smelled that same smell as they took the math tests, that they scored better. You can literally recall a smell years later. It is one of the most basic senses. So, although some think the smell-o-vision talked about in this Gizmodo article is “dumb” I know that there will be applications in education (and sales, most likely - just travel to the mall and smell the smells they pump out front of a Cinnabon or Starbucks.) Smell is powerful but it will likely be a bit more time until the practical applications come to market.