Education Technology
Follow
Find
792 views | +2 today
 
Rescooped by Bettina Ascaino from healthcare technology
onto Education Technology
Scoop.it!

Scientist who invented glasses that help blind to ‘see’ wins £50,000 award

Scientist who invented glasses that help blind to ‘see’ wins £50,000 award | Education Technology | Scoop.it

A scientist who has invented a pair of intelligent spectacles that can help the blind to “see” with simple visual images and descriptions of nearby signs and objects has won a major scientific prize.

 

Stephen Hicks of the University of Oxford said that the £50,000 prize money will be used to develop the glasses further so that they become a cheap and effective way for partially-sighted people to navigate through public places.

 

Computer-aided vision has in the past concentrated on the high-tech and expensive use of tiny silicon chips that can be implanted into the eye to provide a stronger visual signal to the light-sensitive cells of the retina.

However, Dr Hicks' device does not involve invasive medical procedures and can be worn on the nose like ordinary glasses, making it simpler, cheaper and safer than chip implants.

 

The smart glasses use tiny cameras and software to recognise nearby objects and to project them in a simple and intuitive way onto the lenses of a pair of glasses, which act like personal movie screens to the partially sighted.

 original: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/scientist-who-invented-glasses-that-help-blind-to-see-wins-50000-award-8913876.html


Via nrip
Bettina Ascaino's insight:

Just amazing Intelligent glasses :-O

more...
No comment yet.
Education Technology
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Bettina Ascaino
Scoop.it!

Will Work For Free | OFFICIAL RELEASE | 2013

Will Work For Free is a documentary by Sam Vallely on the subject of technological unemployment. this work is protected under fair use and will always be fre...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bettina Ascaino
Scoop.it!

Bluetooth Buttons Let You Summon Siri, Snap Selfies Without Touching Your Phone

Bluetooth Buttons Let You Summon Siri, Snap Selfies Without Touching Your Phone | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Whether you're driving or taking a selfie, you can control functions on your smartphone with a small wireless remote.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bettina Ascaino
Scoop.it!

6 links that will show you what Google knows about you — Productivity in the Cloud — Medium

6 links that will show you what Google knows about you - Productivity in the Cloud - Medium
Want to find out all the things Google knows about you? Here are 6 links that will show you some of the data Google has about you.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bettina Ascaino
Scoop.it!

Free UML Tool to Draw UML Diagrams

Free UML Tool to Draw UML Diagrams | Education Technology | Scoop.it
*/

/*-->*/
UM

 

You don't build a house without a blueprint, right? The same should go for building software. Use Lucidchart to create UML diagrams that will serve as efficient blueprints

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bettina Ascaino from Games, gaming and gamification in Higher Education
Scoop.it!

This Is Your Brain On Games - InformED

This Is Your Brain On Games - InformED | Education Technology | Scoop.it

“Action video games have a number of ingredients that are actually really powerful for brain plasticity, learning, attention, and vision,” says brain scientist Daphne Bavelier in her TED Talk on the subject.

Findings like Bavelier’s have been cropping up over the last few years, forcing us to reevaluate our firmly held beliefs. Many educators now use video games in formal learning settings, and others are teaming up with members of the gaming industry to design programs that target specific learning goals. The controversy is ebbing, and this year neuroscientists have discovered something that may end the discussion once and for all:

Video games actually make the brain bigger.


Via Kim Flintoff
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bettina Ascaino from Learning Technology News
Scoop.it!

MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning | Education Technology | Scoop.it

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning started as a series of blog posts written by Jordan Shapiro with support from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and the Games and Learning Publishing Council. We’ve brought together what we felt would be the most relevant highlights of Jordan’s reporting to create a dynamic, in-depth guide that answers many of the most pressing questions that educators, parents, and life-long learners have raised around using digital games for learning.


Via Nik Peachey
more...
Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 22, 8:40 AM

Nice useful free ebook to download.

CTD Institute's curator insight, January 23, 2:59 PM

Great guidelines for parents & educators.

Claude Emond's curator insight, January 24, 7:58 AM

Digital games and learning to lead together for change

Scooped by Bettina Ascaino
Scoop.it!

Money Should Not Stop You From Learning

Money Should Not Stop You From Learning | Education Technology | Scoop.it
People from all ages and places should have access to learn without any cultural, social or technological barrier. Money should not be an impediment to learning and getting education.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bettina Ascaino
Scoop.it!

8 Free Online Courses To Improve Knowledge On Technology

8 Free Online Courses To Improve Knowledge On Technology | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Free Online Courses To Improve Knowledge On Technology, Every day we spend a lot of time over the internet. Even when we feel bored, we use to switch
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bettina Ascaino
Scoop.it!

How to create the world’s most complex 3D-motion nanomachines from DNA | KurzweilAI

How to create the world’s most complex 3D-motion nanomachines from DNA | KurzweilAI | Education Technology | Scoop.it

A machine design  and a nanoscale emulation using DNA origami (transmission electron microscope image) (credit: The Ohio State...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bettina Ascaino
Scoop.it!

How to Use Yeoman to Scaffold Your Next Web App

How to Use Yeoman to Scaffold Your Next Web App | Education Technology | Scoop.it
So you've decided to build your next groundbreaking web app, but you don't know where to start. You need to remember to install your client-side dependencies (bower), server side dependencies (npm / node), testing suites, css frameworks / preprocessors, html templating engines...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bettina Ascaino
Scoop.it!

Centre for New Public Education

Centre for New Public Education | Education Technology | Scoop.it
The Centre for New Public Education (CNPE) is an advocacy initiative dedicated to building a fairer and future focused education system for all young Australians.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bettina Ascaino
Scoop.it!

The 7 e-learning skills of Learning Intelligence

The 7 e-learning skills of Learning Intelligence | Education Technology | Scoop.it
E-learning skills for managing your learning environment. Technology has the capacity to allow us to break out of any contrived education system and expose the motivation behind it but only if we m...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bettina Ascaino
Scoop.it!

Free Course Design Tools | Listly List

A list of free and or open source tools that allow collaborative course/learning design. VLE, LMS, Curatorial, Sharing and Remixing stuff | Build software better, together, A New Brand for Open Teaching - Trinket Blog, Coursefork™ - better education through collaboration., Eliademy | Create your own online course, Open edX, and Course in a Box
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bettina Ascaino from 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology
Scoop.it!

PLAY to Learn: 100 Great Sites on Gamification

PLAY to Learn: 100 Great Sites on Gamification | Education Technology | Scoop.it
The incorporation of gamifications to create a game-layer on top of existing educational systems is revolutionary, and many educators, students, and entrepreneurs are taking notice.

Via David W. Deeds
more...
Betty Skeet's curator insight, January 27, 6:08 AM

Games for learning, using what is out there!

Mónica Beloso's curator insight, January 27, 5:23 PM

AÑADA su visión ...

Luigina Sgarro's curator insight, Today, 6:53 AM

I strongly believe that the future of learning stands in gaming.

Scooped by Bettina Ascaino
Scoop.it!

How Technology Will Eat Medicine

How Technology Will Eat Medicine | Education Technology | Scoop.it
The most significant announcement that Apple made in 2014 wasn’t a larger-sized iPhone. It was that Apple is entering the health-care industry. With HealthKit, it is building an iTunes-like platfor...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bettina Ascaino from Learning Technology News
Scoop.it!

Self publish a textbook with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

Self publish a textbook with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing | Education Technology | Scoop.it

Prepare Your File: Amazon’s new Kindle Textbook Creator Beta helps you convert PDFs of your textbooks, course notes, study guides and other educational content that includes complex visual information like charts, graphs and equations into Kindle books.


Via Nik Peachey
more...
Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 25, 5:22 PM

This looks like Kindle's attempt to compete with Apple's iBook Author. It's free so why not give it a try.

Scooped by Bettina Ascaino
Scoop.it!

A Working Theory of Game Design « First Person Scholar

A Working Theory of Game Design « First Person Scholar | Education Technology | Scoop.it
A Working Theory of Game Design
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bettina Ascaino
Scoop.it!

What Your Smartphone Is Doing To Your Body & Mind

What Your Smartphone Is Doing To Your Body & Mind | Education Technology | Scoop.it
On average, people pick up their smartphone 221 times a day to do things with it. It's no secret that we are getting more and more addicted to these handsets, but have you wondered what effect that is having on your mind and your body? Scientists are definitely curious and have a few ideas about…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bettina Ascaino
Scoop.it!

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Technology | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bettina Ascaino
Scoop.it!

China Based WinSun Company Builds 3d Printed Villa

China Based WinSun Company Builds 3d Printed Villa | Education Technology | Scoop.it
A new way of building homes, villa is by 3d printer. Although China is behind the USA, and European countries in additive manufacturing, they are on top in building homes, villas, factories using mega 3d printer (large scale industry 3d printer).



Last year Shanghai, China-based WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. build 10 homes completely using 3d printer and today they have announced of making 3d printed living villa which took everyone by surprise. They have fabricated the most notewor
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bettina Ascaino
Scoop.it!

To become a good teacher, ignore everything you're told and learn from the masters (part 3 of 4)

To become a good teacher, ignore everything you're told and learn from the masters (part 3 of 4) | Education Technology | Scoop.it
In the first post of this series, I described some frustrations I had with what we were told to do in TA training. In the previous post, I recalled some memories of interactions I had with John Pre...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bettina Ascaino
Scoop.it!

Wondrous 2D materials, DNA-assembled crystals, Extension microscopy, Neuroprotective Cold-Shock Proteins, Removing less functional cells. | SciTech Digest

Wondrous 2D materials, DNA-assembled crystals, Extension microscopy, Neuroprotective Cold-Shock Proteins, Removing less functional cells. | SciTech Digest | Education Technology | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bettina Ascaino
Scoop.it!

Can Massive Open Online Courses change the way we teach? | Impact Lab

Can Massive Open Online Courses change the way we teach? | Impact Lab | Education Technology | Scoop.it
The first Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs), Connectivism and Connective Knowledge (also known as CCK08), led by George Siemens of Athabasca University and
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bettina Ascaino
Scoop.it!

MCS Digital Learning Creation Hub

MCS Digital Learning Creation Hub | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Bettina Ascaino's insight:

Overview/tutorial videos, top recommended apps, plus G Doc cheat sheets.

 

http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/p/google-for-educators_22.html

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bettina Ascaino
Scoop.it!

A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future | Education Technology | Scoop.it
To educate students for 21st-century careers, educators should be using real-world case studies, embracing complexity, practicing empathy, integrating technology, and encouraging reflection.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bettina Ascaino
Scoop.it!

A Very Good Critical Thinking Framework for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Very Good Critical Thinking Framework for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Technology | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.