Archive for the ‘wearable devices’ Category
Read “Wearable tech expands new horizons in schools” at http://www.districtadministration.com/article/wearable-tech-expands-new-horizons-schools
For example, Google Cardboard is a pair of cardboard glasses into which one inserts a smart phone. Downloadable apps allow students to view musical performances and to take virtual field trips around the world and into space.
Each set of glasses costs about $16. Thousands of schools in the United States, Australia, Brazil and the United Kingdom are piloting Google Cardboard’s virtual field trip software called Expeditions this year, says Google spokesperson Emma Ogiemwanye.
This type of technology can be integrated into any subject area, says Shelly Terrell, an education consultant and e-learning specialist.
Check out this new product “eyecatcher” at http://comingsoon-tech.com/eyecatcher-smart-bracelet
Beautiful and functional
Check out a start-up product “iBackPack Revolutionary Wearable Technology” at https://c1.livetext.com/misk5/c1/assignment_submissions/963896/1228301/1256010
I am wondering if this is not already true, in some ways, for many youngsters today??? Very interesting video/presentation “Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030” at http://money.cnn.com/2015/06/03/technology/ray-kurzweil-predictions/index.html
I LOVE this topic and the possibilities, future innovation holds for digital pedagogy. Learn more here in “Wearable Enhanced Embodied Learning” at http://www.slideshare.net/ibuchem/wearbale-enhanced-embodied-learing
A while back, I purchased a Misfit fitness- and sleep tracker. It looks more like jewelry and not like a wearable device. It works a lot different in that it is a very small, round device that can be worn in a variety of ways at different parts of the body. The device is super easy to set up and to sync. The battery change is also very easy. I was also excited to receive regular replacement batteries via mail when I needed them. I loved my Misfit!
However, when I ordered replacement armbands in different colors, I was disappointed with the quality. All of them ripped after a few uses. They could not hold the device anymore and are useless now.
Also, since last week, the Fitbit quit working altogether. I will contact the company and find out if they will make an effort to repair or replace the item.
Stay tuned; I will update this Blogpost after hearing back from the company. Fingers crossed…