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6 Google+ Hangouts All About Education Technology - Edudemic

6 Google+ Hangouts All About Education Technology - Edudemic | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"Google has jumped feet-first into the world of education and we’re all going to benefit. They’re currently wrapping up a lengthy series of Google+ Hangouts that featured notable educators and thought leaders discussing the current trends and tips we should all know about.

 

From professional development to using YouTube in the classroom, there’s a hangout for everyone. Since I love education technology (and hope you do too), I figured it would be helpful to raise awareness of some recent Google+ Hangouts all about edtech.

 

Want more videos? Click here to view the full listing of past recordings by Google... at:'Google Education on Air' -- https://sites.google.com/site/eduonair/conference-sessions ."

-- from the source: http://edudemic.com/

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Google+ has been somewhat confusing to me and others. I am beginning to learn some of the ins and outs. One function that has proven invaluable to our family is Hangouts where up to 10 people can video conference. Here is an article that explains in detail 6 Education focused Hangouts for people interested or involved in Education. The author also points to another page with recorded hangout sessions that deal with Education and Google Apps for Education. All in all this looks to be a great resource for the Education community.

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THE END OF SMARTPHONES: Here's A Computer Screen On A Contact Lens

THE END OF SMARTPHONES: Here's A Computer Screen On A Contact Lens | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"Ghent (University, Belgium) researchers imagine that in the near future, (contact) lenses like they one they've built will be able to change the color of the wearer's eye, work as sunglasses, or serve a medical purpose like protecting a damaged iris from bright light.


Farther out in time, De Smet and his team believe the lenses could function as a head-up display, "superimposing an image onto the user’s normal view."

 

Eventually this kind of screen-on-the-eye technology could displace the smartphone as as the dominant way people access the Internet and connect to each other." -- from the source: http://www.businessinsider.com/

 

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NOTE: Higher education and corporate training instructional designers are focusing on building distance learning apps to work on multiple platforms. What's going to happen when a "heads up device" (HUD) like the one Ghent is working on comes available? I know this is a futuristic notion, but it demonstrates the need for education & training software to be trully platform independent. Not to mention adherence to existing and emergent standards. Thanks to +Ted Newcomb for the lead.
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