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Window device turns noise pollution into more pleasant sounds

Window device turns noise pollution into more pleasant sounds | iTek | Scoop.it

There are already special glazed windows that can reduce the amount of outside noise. However, they also eliminate the more pleasant environmental sounds such as chirping birds, waves, and rustling leaves. What if you could choose to let in specific sounds while keeping out the annoying car alarms, construction sites, and traffic?

Industrial designer Rudolf Stefanich from Austria asked himself the same question and came up with the concept of Sono. The high-tech device sticks to any window and allows users to manually adjust the outdoor volume and select which noise to eliminate and which sounds to let in.


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Technology Will Not Replace Teachers

Technology Will Not Replace Teachers | iTek | Scoop.it
Technology can open doors, expand minds, and change the world. That may be true, but it's not the panacea that it's been made out to be. As much innovation as the iPad may bring to the classroom, it's not going to replace a teacher anytime soon.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 27, 2013 6:20 PM

So yes, technology is going to play a critical role in the future of education. But not as big a role as that of a teacher.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 27, 2013 8:01 PM

Indeed - good teachers are going to become even more valuablem not less. 

Audrey's curator insight, November 3, 2013 2:07 PM

Absolutely true.  Technology is another way to present material which needs to be learned.   Learners will always need someone to explain information found on the iPad in the same way they do with books.