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The best Prezi presentation ever!

When the CEO's presentation is approaching or a company's event is occurring, and if you think power point is boring... Take a look at our Prezi presentation...
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Margje Van Der Lei's curator insight, October 10, 2013 3:50 AM

Leuk om ideeën te krijgen en te creëren.

Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, October 31, 2013 3:43 PM

Great example of what Prezi can do.

Ian Korman's curator insight, February 3, 2014 3:19 AM

Prezi isn't new but it is still pretty innovative. I recommend using just to stick out from the PowerPoint crowd. You will really stick out if you use it as creatively as they did in this video.

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Blended Learning: Resource Roundup

Blended Learning: Resource Roundup | Technology education | Scoop.it
We've collected resources from Edutopia and the web to help you navigate the possibilities of blended learning, an approach that combines face-to-face instruction with technology-mediated learning.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 8, 2015 12:55 PM

Edutopia is a trusted source for both classroom and online advice and ideas.  This is resource list is a one stop shop that will spark your interest and understanding of the blended classroom. 

Hamdia Ibrahim's curator insight, April 10, 2015 11:36 AM

electronic

Dennis Danielson's curator insight, May 6, 2015 7:35 PM

Current Blended learning resources. Enjoy.

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A Flipped Classroom? Or Should It Be Sideways? | Edudemic

A Flipped Classroom? Or Should It Be Sideways? | Edudemic | Technology education | Scoop.it

Since it is a less radical departure from what students and parents expect, there’s less stress and uncertainty. If you fear that students may not have access to video lectures or get distracted from learning while on their own time, then teacher resources and equipment available in most schools solve this logistics problem. Wealth and home situation do not become a barrier to learning.

 


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How a Green-Roofed School is Educating the Next Generation of Innovators

How a Green-Roofed School is Educating the Next Generation of Innovators | Technology education | Scoop.it

Marcel Sembat High School in Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France by Archi5 is an example of how architecture uses technology in surprising ways. 

Part of a larger rehabilitation of the high school, the new workshop building features a series of linear bars, each with a sloped green roof. Small patios between these volumes open to create skylights, with daylight entering through large windows created by the offset of the linear volumes, illuminating the large workshops.

The environmental technology in the building is mostly passive. Located on a site between a park and the city with a large, the north-facing facade opens up to city views, while the southern side has smaller windows shaded by overhangs. The difference between the two heights creates the shape of the building, while the green roof helps deflect wind and creates a low-maintenance green plaza.


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Ma. Caridad Benitez's curator insight, May 27, 2014 10:57 AM

So so so Green! 

Judit Urquijo's curator insight, June 4, 2014 5:25 AM

Este sorprendente proyecto se localiza en las proximidades de la ciudad de Rouen, al NO de París. 


Obra del estudio de arquitectura francés Archi5 en colaboración con B. Huidobro, ha sido premiado en el certamen Architizer A+ Awards de 2014 en la categoría de "Tipología". 


Como se puede observar en la imagen adjunta, su principal características es el techo verde con el que se ha cubierto el edificio destinado a la enseñanza de mecánica. La integración con un cercano parque urbano es impresionante.


La comunidad bonaerense de arquitectura y diseño Arqa se hizo eco de este proyecto en 2011, incluyendo en su entrada imágenes de algunos de los planos. En los mismos se puede apreciar que uno de los principales escollos que se tuvieron que salvar fue la calle que divide los distintos edificios de los que se compone el liceo. No obstante, el problema se solucionó con la construcción de un edificio-puente.


Más imágenes en la web de Archi5

Euridice Hollis "Neal's Yard Independent Consultant"'s curator insight, June 13, 2014 4:00 PM

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Resilient floating school provides reliable education in flood-prone African village

Resilient floating school provides reliable education in flood-prone African village | Technology education | Scoop.it

Built with recycled and local materials, this floating school is a prototype that could be built in other flood-prone areas.

Designed by NLÉ, a firm founded by Nigerian-born architect Kunlé Adeyemi, the Makoko Floating School is a prototype that could be applied to other areas in Africa that face infrastructural and social challenges due to climate change.

More at the link.

 

 


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Christian Allié's curator insight, April 4, 2014 11:07 AM

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..  [Makoko Floating School] is a movable 'building' or 'watercraft' currently located in the aquatic community of Makoko in the lagoon heart of Africa's second most populous city - Lagos, Nigeria. It is a floating structure that adapts to the tidal changes and varying water levels, making it invulnerable to flooding and storm surges. It is designed to use renewable energy, to recycle organic waste and to harvest rainwater.

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The designers envision whole communities built in this clever fashion, which can float with on the rising waters of a natural disaster. Check out our other post on flood-resistant, floating bamboo homes, and see more over at Dezeen and NLÉ.

CORRECTION: The floating platform is made of "16 wooden modules, each containing 16 [recycled empty plastic barrels]." We apologize for the error.

Related on TreeHugger.com:Affordable bamboo house that floats when it floods, revisitedThis geodesic houseboat cost less than $2,000 to buildAutark Home: A Self-Sufficient, Floating Passivhaus Houseboat
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Surprise: wearable tech devices need to recharge... while you wear them.

Surprise: wearable tech devices need to recharge... while you wear them. | Technology education | Scoop.it

Apple's iWatch Could Charge With Magnets And Sunlight: The tech company is reportedly looking into alternative charging methods to overcome batterysize constraints.


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, February 3, 2014 11:41 PM
Interesting point on wearable tech. Fit it has done a good job with this by the way: not only with a 1-2 week battery life time but also by sending you an email reminder when your device starts to be low in power. Wearable tech needs to recharge... while you wear it.
David Johnson's curator insight, February 12, 2014 11:48 PM

wow!!! i want one..

Richard Platt's curator insight, February 13, 2014 5:45 PM

These might be some answers to charging the wearable devices, what do you think?

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The People’s Guide to Spatial Thinking

The People’s Guide to Spatial Thinking | Technology education | Scoop.it

"One of our colleagues and leaders in spatial thinking in education, Dr. Diana Stuart Sinton, has written a book entitled The People’s Guide to Spatial Thinking, along with colleagues Sarah Bednarz, Phil Gersmehl, Robert Kolvoord, and David Uttal.  As the name implies, the book provides an accessible and readable way for students, educators, and even the general public to understand what spatial thinking is and why it matters.  It “help[s] us think across the geographies of our life spaces, physical and social spaces, and intellectual space.”  Dr. Sinton pulls selections from the NRC’s Learning to Think Spatially report and ties them to everyday life.  In so doing, she also provides ways for us in the educational community to think about teaching these concepts and skills in a variety of courses.   Indeed, as she points out, spatial thinking is particularly essential within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as geography."  - See more at: ESRI's GIS Education Community blog. 


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Fran Martin's curator insight, January 31, 2014 4:07 AM

Useful for what we mean when we say 'thinking geographically'.

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, January 31, 2014 6:17 PM

Educação geográfica! 

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, February 2, 2014 7:02 PM

Guía popular de pensamiento espacial.

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The 3D printer that can build a house in 24 hours

The 3D printer that can build a house in 24 hours | Technology education | Scoop.it
A revolutionary 3D concrete printer can build a 2,500-square-foot home layer by layer in a single day

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ITS.OneCampus's curator insight, January 19, 2014 2:39 AM

Very Interesting, I cant wait for this to be implemented!

Christian Verstraete's curator insight, January 27, 2014 1:49 AM

My question, how long does it take to install the printer and test it prior to print the house?

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How to Create a Class Podcast in 5 Easy Steps - Fractus Learning

How to Create a Class Podcast in 5 Easy Steps - Fractus Learning | Technology education | Scoop.it
Five simple steps to help teachers and students to share their voice and get started creating their own class podcast.

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Claudie Graner's curator insight, January 20, 2014 5:17 AM

"Blogs are so 2013"!!!(quote from the article)

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, January 20, 2014 10:33 PM

Students teaching other students is a great way to get kids engaged in learning.

Character Minutes's curator insight, April 3, 2014 2:21 PM

Podbean looks interesting!

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Eco-Friendly Architecture: 13 Buildings Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

Eco-Friendly Architecture: 13 Buildings Made From Recycled Shipping Containers | Technology education | Scoop.it

All over the world, architects are repurposing old shipping containers and turning them into innovative, beautiful houses, hotels, libraries, workspaces, and even seaside observation decks. Shipping container buildings are designed to have a minimal impact on the environment, are cost-effective, and modular designs can easily be moved from place to place.

We hope you'll be as inspired as we are by these 13 buildings made out of shipping containers.


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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, January 8, 2014 2:00 PM

Shipping containers aren't just rectangular boxes - at least not in creative hands.

Lola Ripollés's curator insight, January 8, 2014 5:39 PM

One of the architectural trends we hope to see more of in 2014 is eco-friendly architecture, and these buildings are excellent examples of that. All over the world, architects are repurposing old shipping containers and turning them into innovative, beautiful houses, hotels, libraries, workspaces, and even seaside observation decks. Shipping container buildings are designed to have a minimal impact on the environment, are cost-effective, and modular designs can easily be moved from place to place. We hope you'll be as inspired as we are by these 13 buildings made out of shipping containers.

Betty Fitzgerald's curator insight, January 9, 2014 6:01 PM

It's nice to see shipping containers beautified. Not just an ugly extra garage for the old buick.:D

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Pixiclip - Create Sketches Online

Pixiclip - Create Sketches Online | Technology education | Scoop.it

Pixiclip's web-based whiteboard makes it easy to create and share sketches online.


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Luis V. Morales-Escobar's curator insight, December 25, 2013 8:57 PM

interesante

Character Minutes's curator insight, January 3, 2014 12:49 PM

Potential idea for presentations.

 

KB...Konnected's curator insight, January 8, 2014 11:48 AM
 

Pixiclip is a new  free tool that lets you draw on your canvas and while recording using a mic or a webcam. You can upload your own images and record your comments.

 

You can try Pixiclip without registration.

 

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Breaking the sound barrier on land: World's fastest car set to break records, again. Can it break 1,000 mph?

Breaking the sound barrier on land: World's fastest car set to break records, again. Can it break 1,000 mph? | Technology education | Scoop.it
In 1997, Andy Green broke the world land speed record when he drove the Thrust SSC 763mph. Can he break 1,000mph?

 

Many of the pilots assembled at the Dubai Airshow can boast breaking the sound barrier, but only one man in the world can say he's done it both in the sky and on the ground. That privilege belongs to former fighter jet pilot Royal Air Force (RAF) Wing Commander Andy Green.

 

As the driver of Thrust SSC -- the fastest car on the planet -- he broke the sound barrier in 1997 with a world land speed record of 763mph.

Despite the roar of the display jets passing overhead, he remains focused on more terrestrial matters: the quest to drive a car over 1,000 mph with The Bloodhound Project. "As with everything I do in life, being able to do difficult things and do them well is hugely satisfying," he says from the roof of the Eurofighter chalet at the event.

 

With a name that could be a code word for a covert Second World War operation (it's actually named after a missile), The Bloodhound Project has plenty of challenges up ahead.  "Basically we're trying to do what no one has done before," he says. "I've got five supersonic runs, which is five more than anybody else. That gives me a unique perspective on the challenges facing the new car and how we're going to take it a lot further."

 

The design of the car took years to perfect and while it still generally resembles a rocket on wheels, there are plenty of things that make it much more than just a fighter jet without the wings; one of the biggest challenges is dealing with the shockwaves caused by the wheels traveling at such high speeds.

 

Something that the car does have directly in common with a fighter jet is the engine. It uses an EJ200 engine normally found on aEurofighter Typhoon jet. It was one of the test-and-development engines donated by Eurofighter.

 

It's as close as Green gets to a jet engine these days; the 51-year-old flew missions over Bosnia and Iraq and was in charge of running the RAF's air campaign missions over Libya in 2011. During that campaign he says that the success rate of the engine was 97%, which means he has no concerns about sitting in front of one and hurtling across the ground at previously unimaginable speeds.


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Jack O'Dowd's curator insight, November 20, 2013 9:41 PM

In modern time you would expect an invention like this, but how can you find a guy with the guts to go so fast in an unstable car? What I am amazed by is how the whells and engines are able to keep up with such a fast motor. You often hear of fighter jets breking the sound barrier but i never knew a land car could! But you just never know, some day these could be our cars! I would not like that, but it would be a very efficient way to get around town!

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How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School - Edutopia

How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School - Edutopia | Technology education | Scoop.it
What would happen if social media were seen as a powerful tool rather than a threat to student learning? Schools and districts around the country are starting to put social media policies and guidel

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Karine Thonnard's curator insight, October 17, 2013 7:17 AM

Bien plus qu'une distraction, les médias sociaux sont un outil puissant pour l'apprentissage.

 

 
AnneMarie Cunningham's curator insight, October 17, 2013 8:26 AM

Needs a log in but look good

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Fill Your Child's Digital Backpack

Fill Your Child's Digital Backpack | Technology education | Scoop.it

Today's kids need digital skills to be successful in school and beyond. Help them to develop a healthy relationship with technology by teaching them to use it wisely and appropriately for both schoolwork and fun.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 25, 2015 4:56 AM

Good place to find age appropriate digital tools.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, August 26, 2015 1:01 AM

Some great resources in this post. Good site as well.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, October 13, 2015 8:13 AM

Articles and resources to share with students of all ages.

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Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro

Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro | Technology education | Scoop.it
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.

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Filomena Gomes's curator insight, March 20, 2015 10:26 PM
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This looks like a really useful tool. It's run on a freemium model. The free version allows for the unlimited creation of videos up to 10mins long at 480p.

Andrew Sparks's curator insight, April 24, 2015 12:07 AM

this could be good when explaining historical events.  Say for a teacher giving a lecture

lynnegibb's curator insight, September 23, 2015 9:26 PM

Could be just what I need for my students

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A New Great Digital Citizenship Poster for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Great Digital Citizenship Poster for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology education | Scoop.it

"Raising a digitally savvy and responsible student does require  explicit modelling  and instruction on how to deal with the vagaries of Internet. In an age where everything you do online leaves  indelible marks (digital footprints)  that can be accessed and viewed by anyone , knowing how and what to share and with whom to share it become digital imperatives that every student should be aware of. This kind of knowledge is at the core of the digital citizenship concept."


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Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, June 17, 2014 10:10 PM

Good info on Digital Citizenship.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 18, 2014 5:51 PM

Ciudadanía digital

maralma's curator insight, June 19, 2014 9:25 PM

Cool!

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50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014

50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014 | Technology education | Scoop.it
50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014

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Claudine Revol's curator insight, April 28, 2014 5:00 AM

The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks. Moreover, the title educator embodies many forms within these talks.

So it’s precisely for this reason that any educator benefits from so many of these talks. Each speaker reveals his or her passion of a view or a subject with the enthusiasm of a first-year teacher.

Using TED Talks to convey an important message or spark creativity might be more effective in teaching students than an individual agenda or preconceived notion of what should be said. Furthermore, TED Talks challenges educators everywhere to think differently and encourage the same in their students.

These are the best TED Talks for any educator because they make us laugh, warm our hearts, break down barriers, and always inspire us to dig a little deeper and push a little harder, challenging your educator perspective.

 
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:12 PM

By Sara Briggs

Using TED Talks to convey an important message or spark creativity might be more effective in teaching students than an individual agenda or preconceived notion of what should be said. Furthermore, TED Talks challenges educators everywhere to think differently and encourage the same in their students.

These are the best TED Talks for any educator because they make us laugh, warm our hearts, break down barriers, and always inspire us to dig a little deeper and push a little harder, challenging your educator perspective.

50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: Updated For 2014

Jen Judge's curator insight, July 21, 2014 3:42 PM

Check out the video 48. Let’s Raise Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

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30 Of The Best Apps For Group Project-Based Learning - TeachThought

30 Of The Best Apps For Group Project-Based Learning - TeachThought | Technology education | Scoop.it

"Project-based learning is a matter of identifying needs and opportunities (using an app like flipboard), gathering potential resources (using an app like pinterest), collecting notes and artifacts (with an app like Evernote), concept-mapping potential scale or angles for the project (using an app like simplemind), assigning roles (with an appp like Trello), scheduling deadlines (with apps like Google Calendar), and sharing it all (with apps like OneDrive or Google Drive).

 

With that in mind, below are 30 of the best apps for getting this kind of work done in the classroom, with an emphasis on group project-based learning apps for both Android and iPad (and even a few for plain old browsers)."

 


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Chris Carter's comment, March 27, 2014 1:11 AM
Thank you for posting!
sian etherington's curator insight, March 27, 2014 11:16 AM

Some useful tools for helping to manage small group learning outside the classroom.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 30, 2014 1:37 PM

With that in mind, below are 30 of the best apps for getting this kind of work done in the classroom, with an emphasis on group project-based learning apps for both Android and iPad (and even a few for plain old browsers)."

 

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Technology education | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2014 2:20 AM

Yes, I agree !

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 28, 2015 4:54 PM

Includes a great podcast

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, February 28, 2015 6:58 PM

We learn by doing, so teaching should ask us to do.

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Digital books for teacher development

Digital books for teacher development | Technology education | Scoop.it

If you are interested in finding out how to create your own digital e-book and discovering some of the problems I come across and some of the resources I find to overcome these problems, then you can follow my digital magazine on Flipboard, where I’ll be sharing some of the ups and downs and insights into the project.


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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, March 17, 2014 5:23 PM

Nice resource!

David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 20, 2014 9:29 AM

Thanks to Nik Peachey.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 28, 2014 7:59 PM

Some tips for creating your own e-books.. sounds good to me! I'd like to try this with my class. 

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Future steps: exoskeleton lets paralyzed snowmobiler walk again

Future steps: exoskeleton lets paralyzed snowmobiler walk again | Technology education | Scoop.it

Robotic exoskeletons are a staple of sci-fi, pointing to a future where technology can overcome serious injury and bestow superhuman powers on people. But that future is here today for Paul Thacker, who uses an exoskeleton about once a month to stand up and walk around — no small feat, considering he's paralyzed from the chest down.


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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, January 11, 2014 10:58 AM

Interesting view on where rehabilitation science is taking us.

Scott Langston's curator insight, January 11, 2014 8:49 PM

So does art mimic society or vice versa? From Star Trek's 'communicator' to Elysium's exo-sleleton, sci-fi seems to predict the way actual technology develops....

Ouida Sparkman's curator insight, January 17, 2014 2:52 AM

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Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience

Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience | Technology education | Scoop.it

Computers have entered the age when they are able to learn from their own mistakes, a development that is about to turn the digital world on its head.


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VendorFit's curator insight, December 31, 2013 3:27 PM

Artificial intelligence is the holy grail of technological achievment, creating an entity that can learn from its own mistakes and can (independently of programmer intervention) develop new routines and programs.  The New York Times claims that the first ever "learning" computer chip is to be released in 2014, an innovation that has profound consequences for the tech market.  When these devices become cheaper, this should allow for robotics and device manufacture that incorporates more detailed sensory input and can parse real objects, like faces, from background noise. 

Laura E. Mirian, PhD's curator insight, January 10, 2014 1:16 PM

The Singularity is not far away

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Tea Houses by Swatt Miers Architects

Tea Houses by Swatt Miers Architects | Technology education | Scoop.it

The Tea Houses are places where one could retreat into nature- there are three, each with its own purpose: meditation, sleeping and ‘visioning’ or creative thinking.


Each tea house is designed as a transparent steel and glass pavilion, hovering like a lantern over the natural landscape. Cast-in-place concrete core elements anchor the pavilions, supporting steel channel rim joists which cantilever beyond the cores to support the floor and roof planes. With its minimal footprint, the design treads lightly on the land, minimizing grading and preserving the delicate root systems of the native oaks.


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Emeric Nectoux's comment, January 9, 2014 12:22 AM
Beautiful! I'm a big fan
Betty Fitzgerald's curator insight, January 9, 2014 5:51 PM

My humble glass and wood greenhouse is my go to Tea House. Everyone needs a personal place to quietly be. And tea is always recommended. 

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DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics: Telemanipulation in minimally invasive surgery

DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics: Telemanipulation in minimally invasive surgery | Technology education | Scoop.it

Conventional minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is per­formed through small incisions in the patient’s skin, pre­serving healthy tissue. The surgeon works with long slender instruments, and is separated from the operation area. This arrangement challenges the surgeon’s skills due to lost hand-eye-coordination and missing direct manual con­tact to the operation area. Therefore, many sophisticated procedures still cannot be performed minimally invasive. To overcome the drawbacks of conventional MIS, telepresence and telemanipulation techniques play an im­portant role: In case of minimally invasive robotic surgery (MIRS) the instruments are not directly manipulated anymore.

 

Instead, they are held by specialized robot arms and remotely commanded by the surgeon who comfortably sits at an input console. The surgeon virtually regains direct access to the operating field by having 3D endoscopic sight, force feedback, and restored hand-eye-coordination.

 

The DLR telesurgery scenario MIROSURGE includes an input (or master) console as well as a teleoperator consisting of 3 surgical robots (MIRO). Usually two MIROs carry surgical instruments (MICA) equipped with miniatur­ized force/torque sensors to capture reaction forces with manipulated tissue. One more MIRO can (automatically) guide a stereo video laparoscope. Both the stereo video stream and the measured forces are displayed to the surgeon at the master console. So users are not limited to see but can also feel what they are doing. An Omega.7 input device is used as force display.

 

Our ultimate ambition is robot supported surgery on the beating heart. The application of the heart-lung machine would become obsolete for a whole variety of procedures that way. Collaterally, the very traumatizing effects of the heart-lung machine on the patient could be avoided (e.g. blood contact with extrinsic surfaces, inevitable blood clotting attenuation, typical generalized inflammation reaction). Therefore, performance characteristics of the MIROs are designed to follow a stabilized beating heart motion. Additionally, the endoscopic video stream can be stabilized by optical tracking in real time so that a virtually stationary video picture can be consistently presented to the surgeon.


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Printing computer OLED displays and solar cells

Printing computer OLED displays and solar cells | Technology education | Scoop.it

Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) --- shown here in this model of the bus stop of the future --- may soon be printed.

 

Printable curved computer displays, TV screens, signs, clothing, fluorescent wallpaper, and flexible solar cells will soon be possible using a new printing process for flexible, organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs, say German scientists.

 

“Almost any surface can be made into a display,” said Dr. Armin Wedel, head of division at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP. The first curved OLED screens were demonstrated at this year’s IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin.

 

Wedel believes OLEDs are ideally suited to all kinds of lighting, including electronic posters, advertisements, large image projections, and road signs. The scientists worked together with mechanical engineering company MBRAUN to develop a production facility able to create OLEDs as well as organic solar cells on an industrial scale.

 

The new process uses solutions containing luminescent organic molecules and absorptive molecules respectively, which makes printing them onto a carrier film straightforward. This replaces the current process, which involves vaporizing small molecules in a high vacuum, making it very expensive and limited to laboratory demonstrations.

At the heart of the pilot plant is a robot that controls different printers that basically act like an inkjet printing system. OLEDs are applied to the carrier material one layer at a time using a variety of starting materials. This produces a homogenous surface that creates a perfect lighting layer.

 

OLEDs have several advantages over conventional display technologies. Unlike liquid crystal displays they do not require backlighting, which means they consume less energy. Since the diodes themselves emit colored light, contrast and color reproduction are better. The electroluminescent displays also offer a large viewing angle of almost 180 degrees. And because they require no backlighting, they can be very thin, making it possible to create entirely new shapes.

Wedel said investment is needed for the technology to move forward. “My vision is that the day will come when all we need do is switch ink cartridges in our printers in order to print out our own lighting devices,” he said.


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Brittney's curator insight, November 23, 2013 10:55 AM

More Solar cell printing.  With tech like this, the price per watt should drastically drop, making it on par with oil and gas for electricity within 4-5 years

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Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ - Washington Post

Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ - Washington Post | Technology education | Scoop.it
The famed psychologist explains why one is not the other though they are often confused.

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Tom Hood's curator insight, October 19, 2013 11:35 AM

I am a fan of Gardner and his Five MInds for the Future. This new work is needed and I like the emphasis on designing learning to work with these multiple intelligences. In this world of rapid change and increasing complexity, learning is THE competitive advantage we can control. 

Ante Lauc's curator insight, October 21, 2013 3:39 AM

For me the most important is moral and emotional intelligence, than cognitive and other that HG did discover.

Rhiannon Boyd's curator insight, November 18, 2013 8:33 PM

From the article: 

 "On the basis of research in several disciplines, including the study of how human capacities are represented in the brain, I developed the idea that each of us has a number of relatively independent mental faculties, which can be termed our “multiple intelligences.” The basic idea is simplicity itself. A belief in a single intelligence assumes that we have one central, all-purpose computer—and it determines how well we perform in every sector of life. In contrast, a belief in multiple intelligences assumes that we have a number of relatively autonomous computers—one that computes linguistic information, another spatial information, another musical information, another information about other people, and so on." - HG