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Apple CEO Tim Cook has more faith in augmented reality than VR

Apple CEO Tim Cook has more faith in augmented reality than VR | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Tim Cook has more faith in augmented reality than VR
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Tim Cook's comment lends weight to the argument that AR rather than VR is the way of the future.
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How Pokémon GO Is the Perfect Tool for Encouraging Summer Learning

Don't miss this opportunity for learning!
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Apps and Websites for Improving Parent-Teacher Communication

Apps and Websites for Improving Parent-Teacher Communication | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

Abrupt phone calls, forgotten emails, and stressful parent-teacher conferences are some of the more familiar ways to connect with parents, but not necessarily the most productive. These apps and websites provide instant, practical, and regular communication tools ...

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The importance of push

The importance of push | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
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An endorsement of the value of push notifications, at least in the commercial sphere. Does this have any implications for education?
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Universities are tracking their students. Is it clever or creepy?

Universities are tracking their students. Is it clever or creepy? | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Universities are tracking their students. Is it clever or creepy?
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Some thoughts about learning analytics
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What and how should parents be advised about ‘screen time’?

What and how should parents be advised about ‘screen time’? | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Alicia Blum-Ross and Sonia Livingstone explore current attitudes and advice to parents in relation to children and ‘screen time’ and asks whether it is still fit for purpose in today’s world. This …
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Time to update our thinking about screen time?
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Could the Apple Watch replace the iPhone?

Could the Apple Watch replace the iPhone? | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Wearable devices are becoming more sophisticated and growing in popularity, but could they actually replace smartphones one day? Despite whispers of underwhelming Apple Watch sales, could we all be wearing the smartwatch instead of taking iPhones out of our pockets? Nearly half of all consumers seem to think so.
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School wearables to surge over next five years

School wearables to surge over next five years | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Wearable tech may become a common sight in the classroom over the next five years, as schools start to adopt new tech to make lessons interesting.
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Apple is going a totally different direction than Microsoft and Google

Apple is going a totally different direction than Microsoft and Google | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Apple is going a totally different direction than Microsoft and Google
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Interesting insights into the convergence of mobile and desktop operating systems
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Has the Internet of Things gone too far? - ReadWrite

Has the Internet of Things gone too far? - ReadWrite | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
With its growing network of connected objects, the Internet of Things (IoT) has promised to make our lives easier. But are we in danger of IoT overload?
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Interesting thoughts on IoT overload
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Android is the world's largest mobile platform — but it has to overcome these massive hurdles to keep the lead

Android is the world's largest mobile platform — but it has to overcome these massive hurdles to keep the lead | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Android is the largest mobile platform globally, and some of the characteristics of the platform that helped get it there could limit further expansion.
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The Next Generation of Wireless

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An informative  overview of the significance of impending 5G networks

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What Will The Interior Of A Self-Driving Car Look Like?

What Will The Interior Of A Self-Driving Car Look Like? | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Self-driving cars should be on the road in the next five years, but we haven’t yet seen a lot of heavily redesigned concept for the new car interior.
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3 Ways Pokémon GO Can Create Meaningful Learning Opportunities

3 Ways Pokémon GO Can Create Meaningful Learning Opportunities | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Educators from around the web offer ideas for incorporating Pokémon GO into the classroom.
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Perhaps the greatest educational contribution of Pokémon GO is simply to have made everyone understand what an augmented reality game looks like. While the educational implications of this particular game may be limited, there are plenty of educational opportunities in AR games more generally.
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Will these wearables finally make us cyborgs?

Will these wearables finally make us cyborgs? | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
If you're contemplating becoming a cyborg, you could ease your way via biohacking, which puts implantable tech in the patients' hands.
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How many of us are really ready for implantables? And how useful are the implantables currently available?
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Self-driving? You're gonna need a bigger data plan

Self-driving? You're gonna need a bigger data plan | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
The average autonomous vehicle, by 2020, will produce 4,000 gigabytes per day. That's 167,000 years of average wireless data plan usage. Are we ready?
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Interesting comments on growing data needs and the rollout of 5G
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4 Tips for Managing the Pokémon GO Craze in Your Classroom

4 Tips for Managing the Pokémon GO Craze in Your Classroom | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Get some fun ideas for channeling kids' excitement into meaningful learning experiences.
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Some good ideas on how to capitalise on Pokémon GO educationally
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There will never be anything like the iPhone again

There will never be anything like the iPhone again | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
There will never be anything like the iPhone again
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I'm not sure I fully agree that there will never be anything like the iPhone again, but this is a thought-provoking piece of analysis.
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The Top 10 Companies Working on Education in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality - Touchstone Research

The Top 10 Companies Working on Education in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality - Touchstone Research | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies are quickly changing the landscape of education with the help of some key companies.
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Key Mobile Learning Trends For 2016 - eLearning Industry

Key Mobile Learning Trends For 2016 - eLearning Industry | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Interested in learning about the top Mobile Learning Trends for 2016? Check the top Mobile Learning Trends for the year 2016.
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Nothing very new here, but a good, brief summary of current trends
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Robots in Education: What’s Here and What’s Coming (Edudemic)

Robots in Education: What’s Here and What’s Coming (Edudemic) | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Between self-driving cars and hoverboards, futuristic technology seems closer than ever. Nowhere is this more of a reality than in the field of robotics.
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Is Your Smartphone Listening to You, or Is It Just Coincidence?

Is Your Smartphone Listening to You, or Is It Just Coincidence? | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Little green android guy with an ear horn? or a glass against the wall? or looking over your shoulder as you watch TV?
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Some food for thought ...
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A battle for the future of the App Store is brewing

A battle for the future of the App Store is brewing | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
In July 2008, Steve Jobs took the lid off the...
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More discussion on the future of the apps model
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