Category: Tools

Technology for enhancing your teaching and students learning

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Jamboard

Google’s newest gadget is for your office: Today, the company is announcing Jamboard, a new cloud-connected digital whiteboard that hooks into its “G Suite” of apps for corporate customers. The Jamboard itself is a Google-designed, 55-inch 4K touchscreen display that runs Android and a new app for whiteboarding.

Google’s Science Journal

Google's Science Journal
The Science Journal app allows you to gather data from the world around you. It uses sensors to measure your environment, like light and sound, so you can graph your data, record your experiments, and organize your questions and ideas.

‘1979 Revolution’ tells the story of the Iranian Revolution in video game form

1979 Revolution: Black Friday is choice driven, narrative game that brings players into the brooding world of a nation on the verge of collapse. Play as Reza, an aspiring photojournalist, and make life and death decisions as you survive the gritty streets of Iran in the late 1970’s. In this authentic, historically accurate, stunningly engaging experience — you must decide who to trust and what you stand for — as the world is set ablaze around you. As the revolution tears through your country, friends and family, the fates of those around you hinge on the consequences of your choices.

SONY’s KOOV – LEGO approach to Programming Ed.

Sony's Koov
Sony’s new educational range of building blocks combines elements of LEGO, robotics, and video games to create a range of customisable and fully programmable playthings. The line consists of translucent bricks and microcontrollers, which kids can build into vehicles or other toys. They can then bring them to life by writing code on a companion app, which serves as a simple introduction to coding languages.

A College Degree for $1,000?

"Education is difficult enough," an ad for teachur.co
Last week, a Kickstarter video for a thing called Teachur floated across my Facebook feed, featuring Josh Stanley and Ben Blair, two former adjunct professors and veterans in educational design and and ed-tech. These fellows seemed really aware of both the sources of tuition bloat and the shortcomings of the current academic status quo. And, they claimed, if given the resources (and the accreditation), they could offer a B.A. for $1,000. For the whole thing.

Google VR for Ed

Introducing the Expeditions Pioneer Program of Google
Expeditions teams will visit selected schools around the world, including the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada, Singapore and Denmark. Each team will bring a complete Expeditions kit with everything the teachers need to take their students on journeys anywhere. The team will show teachers how Expeditions works and help set it up before class. There is no charge or cost involved in the program.