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1:1 Technology

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How Many Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom? (How Many Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom? http://t.co/weg14NgCSA)
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12-Year-Old App Developer Wins Award

12-Year-Old App Developer Wins Award | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
When he was 9 years old, Thomas Suarez decided it was time to make an app. Problem was, he didn't really know how. So, he downloaded the iOS Developer ToolKit onto his desktop, and taught himself Python, Java, and C.
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Teachit - Whizzy things - interactive resources for screen and whiteboard

Teachit - Whizzy things - interactive resources for screen and whiteboard | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
Interactive tools, whiteboard resources and games.
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Apple 'iWatch wristband' in patent filing - Telegraph

Apple 'iWatch wristband' in patent filing - Telegraph | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
A newly revealed patent shows Apple is researching design and power options for an iWatch.
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Orange County libraries now offer free online high-tech courses

Orange County libraries now offer free online high-tech courses | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
The Orange County Library System in Orlando is offering free online website building courses to library card holders.
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Has the games console had its day?

Has the games console had its day? | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
With the rise of smart phones and tablet computers, are the days of the games console coming to an end? (VIDEO: Has the games console had its day?: With the rise of smart phones and tablet computers, are the days of...
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Nvidia lawsuit: Dell, HP, MacBook Pro owners to get free repairs < Desktops and Notebooks < PC World India News < PC World.in

Nvidia lawsuit: Dell, HP, MacBook Pro owners to get free repairs < Desktops and Notebooks < PC World India News < PC World.in | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
30-09-10, If you bought a Dell, HP laptop or Apple MacBook Pro between 2007-2008 with an Nvidia GPU, you may get free repairs., Get latest news and updates on Desktops and Notebooks (http://t.co/YeoVUxfzRq)...
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"If you bought a Dell, HP laptop or Apple MacBook Pro between 2007-2008 with an Nvidia GPU, you are eligible for free repairs as part of a settlement agreement between Nvidia and U.S. District Court in California."

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CAVE2 - Using 3-D Worlds To Visualize Big Data On Room-Sized Screen

CAVE2 - Using 3-D Worlds To Visualize Big Data On Room-Sized Screen | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it

Take a walk through a human brain? Fly over the surface of Mars? Computer scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pushing science fiction closer to reality with a wraparound virtual world where a researcher wearing 3-D glasses can do all that and more.

 

In the system, known as CAVE2, an 8-foot-high screen encircles the viewer 320 degrees. A panorama of images springs from 72 stereoscopic liquid crystal display panels, conveying a dizzying sense of being able to touch what's not really there.

 

As far back as 1950, sci-fi author Ray Bradbury imagined a children's nursery that could make bedtime stories disturbingly real. "Star Trek" fans might remember the holodeck as the virtual playground where the fictional Enterprise crew relaxed in fantasy worlds.

 

The Illinois computer scientists have more serious matters in mind when they hand visitors 3-D glasses and a controller called a "wand." Scientists in many fields today share a common challenge: How to truly understand overwhelming amounts of data. Jason Leigh, co-inventor of the CAVE2 virtual reality system, believes this technology answers that challenge.

 

"In the next five years, we anticipate using the CAVE to look at really large-scale data to help scientists make sense of that information. CAVEs are essentially fantastic lenses for bringing data into focus," Leigh said.

 

The CAVE2 virtual world could change the way doctors are trained and improve patient care, Leigh said. Pharmaceutical researchers could use it to model the way new drugs bind to proteins in the human body. Car designers could virtually "drive" their vehicle designs.

 

Imagine turning massive amounts of data – the forces behind a hurricane, for example – into a simulation that a weather researcher could enlarge and explore from the inside. Architects could walk through their skyscrapers before they are built. Surgeons could rehearse a procedure using data from an individual patient.

 

But the size and expense of room-based virtual reality systems may prove insurmountable barriers to widespread use, said Henry Fuchs, a computer science professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who is familiar with the CAVE technology but wasn't involved in its development.

While he calls the CAVE2 "a national treasure," Fuchs predicts a smaller technology such as Google's Internet-connected eyeglasses will do more to revolutionize medicine than the CAVE. Still, he says large displays are the best way today for people to interact and collaborate.


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German antitrust probe into Amazon pricing policy

German antitrust probe into Amazon pricing policy | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
The Federal Antitrust Office said in a statement Wednesday that there is "considerable" evidence that Amazon's practice breached cartel rules by unduly hindering its competitors.
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Outlook gets $30-million boost to take on Gmail

Outlook gets $30-million boost to take on Gmail | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
A media barrage begins when Microsoft's twist on email, Outlook.com, escalates an assault on rival services from Google, Yahoo, AOL and a long list of Internet service providers.
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Twitter warns of hack and resets passwords - too enthusiastically

Twitter warns of hack and resets passwords - too enthusiastically | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
Huge numbers of users receive emails telling them their password has been reset, causing concern as phishing attack grabs user logins.
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How exactly does 3D printing work? - Technology & Science - CBC News

How exactly does 3D printing work? - Technology & Science - CBC News | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
A Dutch architect recently announced plans to construct a house using 3D printing, a technology that has been around for decades but has only entered the public consciousness in the last few years.
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KC high school program "accelerates" entrepreneurial, real-world education

KC high school program "accelerates" entrepreneurial, real-world education | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
The future of education may be right here in Kansas City, tucked away in a modern building in Overland Park, Kan., bustling with teenagers.
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The Future Of Web 2.0 Websites (Possibly Web 3.0)

The Future Of Web 2.0 Websites (Possibly Web 3.0) | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
Web 2.0 is the terminology assigned to define websites that have been refurbished from an earlier version of the internet.
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Why Brands Are Already Looking at Google Glass, and Why Apple Should Be Worried

Why Brands Are Already Looking at Google Glass, and Why Apple Should Be Worried | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
Experts say product could kill smartphones, alter marketing landscape for years to come (Could google glass really change marketing this substantially?
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iPad As....

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EdTechTeacher provides professional development services to teachers, schools, districts, and administrators. (RT @coreydahlevent: Great list.
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Glimpse offered into Google Glass technology - Aljazeera.com

Glimpse offered into Google Glass technology - Aljazeera.com | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
Aljazeera.com Glimpse offered into Google Glass technology Aljazeera.com A new promo video for its internet-connected glasses technology known as Google Glass has given potential early adopters a chance to buy the as yet unreleased product.
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An Invisible Wetsuit for Phones and Tablets

An Invisible Wetsuit for Phones and Tablets | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
Nano coating can protect your phone from accidental dunkings, but they aren’t cheap.
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Google challenges Apple with high-end PC

Google challenges Apple with high-end PC | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
#Technology RT @AFP #Google challenges #Apple with Chrome Pixel computers that blend tablet and laptop technology http://t.co/2APqNT6ntS
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Microsoft: Outlook Making Progress Vs. Gmail -- InformationWeek

Microsoft: Outlook Making Progress Vs. Gmail -- InformationWeek | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
With Outlook.com, Microsoft takes aim at Google's search and email dominance. Redmond already claims more than 60 million users, but will more Gmail users defect? (“#Outlook making progress vs.
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HTC unveils new flagship smartphone

HTC unveils new flagship smartphone | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
HTC has unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the revamped HTC One, in an attempt to regain lost market share.
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How Fixable Is That New Gadget? [Chart]

How Fixable Is That New Gadget? [Chart] | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
ReadWrite put together this handy chart of how easy it is for users to repair and modify popular smartphones and tablets. (RT @thewebbyawards: How fixable is that gadget?
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6 entrepreneurial skills that can make us better educators

6 entrepreneurial skills that can make us better educators | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
When we polarize the worlds of education and business, we miss what we can learn from each other.
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'Bionic Eyes' Help People With Genetic Blindness

'Bionic Eyes' Help People With Genetic Blindness | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
The implant, named the Argus II, works to wirelessly transmit images to the brain through a video camera and transmitter on a pair of glasses.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Must Have Poster on Copyright Guidelines for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Must Have Poster on Copyright Guidelines for Teachers | Ed-Tech Trends | Scoop.it
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Must Have Poster on Copyright Guidelines for Teachers http://t.co/1ixaKsvJ
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