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Fab 5 Tech v.3

September 20, 2011 2 comments

This is the third installment of five emerging technologies that have caught my interest recently. The list will contain a combination of technologies that can potentially impact the classroom, IT infrastructure, and gadgets we use everyday.

Perceptive Pixel – They claim to be the first multi-touch desktop display. Their 82″ LCD multi-touch display is quite impressive. You will see these displays used by CNN and ESPN in their shows.

LG Smart Scan Mouse – Is it a mouse with a scanner, or scanner that is a mouse? LG has reinvented the mouse with a built in scanner. Innovative tool for quick scanning purposes.

Toshiba Ultrabook – A sleek competitor to the Lenovo IdeaPad. It boosts i7 series chips with 6GB of RAM, that weighs 2.5 lbs and is only 0.6 inches thick. It is loaded for a ultra portable device. It is looking to sell for $1000…coming in November.

Mangahigh.com – Manga High has been around, but recently have made their product completely free for educators to use in their classroom. Manga High is fun game-based mathematics software that is adaptive and standards-based content. Great for elementary and middle school students.

Knovio – A new web 2.0 tool that teachers can use with students to create animated presentations with matching recorded video. Three simple steps: 1. upload the presentation 2. record the video 3. share it!

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My Top 10 #edtech Publications

September 1, 2011 Leave a comment

THE Journal: Technological Horizons in Education – Enjoy articles that focus on IT and classroom technologies. Appreciate the focus on K12.

CIO – Chief Information Office website provides me valuable insight in the IT industry and trends that potentially affect the K12 environment.

Campus Technology – Focus is on Higher Education campus enterprise networking and infrastructure.

EDTECH – The first #edtech print publication that I started reading, now I just follow the K12 website edition.

Converge – Chronicles trends in technology in education and appreciate their willingness to reach out to the people, including myself.

MindShift – This one is new to me, but I have enjoyed the posts recently around educational technology thought leadership.

Tech & Learning – The best practices and SchoolCIO sections of the website are of interest to me.

EdSurge – Probably the lesser known of the group, but they are highlighting some great innovations in education.

Network World – The longest tenured “geeky” magazine that I consistently follow. Network world focuses on all the next generation infrastructure developments.

MacWorld – As an Apple “fanboy,” keeping with Apple news is essential. Especially with movement towards tablets and iOS apps.

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