Hop across buildings or fly through the sky in an environment without limits.
Terry Elliott's insight:
Thanks for the suggestion, Valerie. I love the idea of alternative input systems for the Oculus system, any AR system in fact. Using a bicycle is genius, but I suppose it is the natural extension of systems like Kinect and Wii and xbox.
iSee provide Augmented Reality solutions for organisations looking to develop deeply engaging experiences
We describe ourselves as platform agnostic. This enables us to produce the right solution to meet our client’s brief and ambition, rather than be constrained by the technology. But our preference is to work on the more versatile platforms familiar in the gaming sector which enables us to create sophisticated and high quality content.
We are flexible in our approach to publishing AR content, either through:
‘white label’ client branded Apps AR publishing platforms Our own iSee AR app Or, as an AR content provider to other digital marketing teams.
The individual experience and expertise of our team has enabled us to specialise in content for media, entertainment, sport and publishing. But it is also important to us to establish firm credentials in practical everyday applications of Augmented Reality so we are working on material for the ophthalmic, education and corporate sectors.
We continue to push the boundaries of AR content creation – our work shown at the Gadget Show Live, 2012 demonstrated real time video streaming from 3D animations with additional graphics and text overlaid – a first for Augmented Reality.
A personalized newspaper built from articles, blog posts, videos and photos selected by Pekka Puhakka on the general topic of augmented reality. Definitely worth a regular look. The Ikea AR catalog has my consumer itch really going. Bad itch, bad.
An advertising firm hacks/annotates museum space. It really is true now: the whole world is a text. This is exactly what I want to do in my English Department space--annotate the "dull" space like a lottery ticket. You scratch the surface of the physical space of my f2f English 'world' and find that one teacher loves 50's drive-in B movies. And not only do you find they like these movies, but you can see a clip of one as you stand in front of their door. Yes, it is a great day to be an English major.
As our students at all levels (and I teach higher ed comp) become more visually oriented we need to find ways to draw them from where they are toward the text, to get them to wrestle with that and to connect to the visual. This site is a quick orientation toward reconsidering the visual in one's own thinking and in the thinking of our learners.
The idea of thinking routines and ideals fits perfectly into my own metaphors about learning as a set of personal repertoires that create their own 'rhizomatic' connections that reflect the cognitive ecologies in their heads. The only way to see if a routine works is to try it.
Here are some of the routines they suggest, but as you might guess the whole of intellectual life around the planet has been towards adopting and adapting and creating new routines:
What Makes You Say That? Interpretation with justification routine
Think Puzzle Explore A routine that sets the stage for deeper inquiry
Think Pair Share A routine for active reasoning and explanation
Circle of Viewpoints A routine for exploring diverse perspectives
I used to Think... Now I think... A routine for reflecting on how and why our thinking has changed
See Think Wonder A routine for exploring works of art and other interesting things
Compass Points A routine for examining propositions
I created one this semester that was intended to subvert the idea behind 'quizzes' in a writing class. I started the quiz as a standard whole class Q&A. I divided the class into teams. I then told them that we would be playing by 'Calvinball Rules'. These rules were originally promoted by Bill Waterson's eponymous character in the comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes" and represent classic chaotic thinking. In other words, the rules exist but are whim-generated. And I changed the rules in outrageous ways that would ultimately lead to a tie between all the teams. The tie-breaker inevitably led to some random person (leafblower dude outside the classroom window was my favorite choice) who won. Of course, they had to be present to win so I declared myself the default winner. This probably only works once a semester although they begged me to play Calvinball Quizzes on a regular basis. This was an extremely rich and valuable routine. It was fun, subversive, and memorable. A great routine. What did they learn? To open up and explore. To ease off of the strategic, 'how do I get me my A?" student rat race. It provided a clean break with high school and gave them a clear anti-routine to help them get outside their own pre-built boxes.
We need all kinds of routines, but it is the learners who need to come up with the ones that fit their peculiar puzzles and their unique personalities. This is a great place to start.
Shaz says, "Few months old, yes, but I've just come back to it with fresh eyes."
"The person who wins the Nobel Prize in biology is not the one who read the most journal articles, it's the one who knew what to look for. Cultivating that capacity to seek what's significant always will answer the question of whether you're on the right track. That's what education is meant to be about."
This is rescooped from Shaz's EdDev and the quote above I think is pertinent to curation. Curation heightens that capacity to seek what's significant. I think that there is a relatively clear ladder to deep curation like Chomsky advocates. We move from piles of stuff to cool stuff I like to more particular stuff that I like that others might like to reasoned stuff I like to the pattern language in what I like and ultimate back out to the other stuff that relates in significant ways to what I like. This is only ladder to Chomsky's ideal, but the digital curation tools out there sure make this a very visible one.
Terry: My question is this, "Now that we have this gaping attention maw, how do we decide how to talk to it?" Whan an incredibl--well...what do we call this? A course? A resource? A curation? No matter what the name, we need to be able to show our students how to effectively open and use this bag of delightful toys. Unfortunately, it is more like Hermione's bottomless bag than my nicely labelled and boxed chemistry set. At least the chemistry had a set of directions. This one? Your on yer own, mate.
Which is not to say it is not noteworthy. It is. It is freaking amazing and because I know that Robin Good did this, I trust the tools. Thanks, Robin. Now it is time for the manual. In fact, don't museum show curators publish a text along with the show? Let all of us curators and filters publish the freaking manual, too.
Robin Good: Everytime I see a new post or article claiming to list the best content curation tools I know I am in for some disappointment.
Most of these lists just pick up names from other lists without even bothering to check, test or verify what these tools actually do, whether they are still available. Unfortunately the rush to put out "curated" list of tools and services has created more misinformation than useful lists.
But if you, like me, are on the lookout for new and effective tools to curate your own content or the one of your customers, I have created a comprehensive map of all the curation tools available online and I keep it fresh and updated almost on a daily basis.
The map presently lists over 250 content curation tools which you can navigate much more easily than it was possible on my earlier versions of this map.
On the right side of the map you will find all of the news and content curation tools available online today. On the left side, you can find bookmarking, link lists builders, clippers and lots of tools to operate with RSS feeds (which are still at the heart of a curator's job).
Is AR ready for primetime. Some worthwhile critiques here as well as some useful comments. It is the Model T era for this technology, but it is worth exploring if only for the media skills you will develop learning how to do this. Combine with QR codes and you have a winner.
I will be curating AR resources in the classroom. My first stop is Scoop.it and the sites already being curated there. Most of my first posts will be rescoops that suggest the lay of the land. I will be looking specifically at classroom resources and learning tools for the classroom.
AR applications and resources with a focus on education and training...
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.