Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr, Helen Teague

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Uptime Google app available to all iOS users

Uptime, the app that enables users to share and watch YouTube videos in real-time with each other  is no longer invite-only. Recent updates to Uptime include the additional capability to play and share music videos.

The app is free to all iOS users.

 

Sources: Adweek, Variety

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Wimbledon goes high-tech!!

One the summer’s most fun events is the annual Wimbledon Tennis Tournament in the U.K.  This year, the 100+ year-old tournament boasts high-tech digital and data-driven constructs. The four cognitive and data insights technologies include: a mobile-minded IBM SlamTracker, which helps highlight matches of interest with real-time scores, stats and insights; a Watson-powered cognitive assistant called “Ask Fred”; AI-powered automated video highlights to help “scale and accelerate” content creation, including through a 360-degree video camera; and a “What Makes Great” solution that analyzes 44 years’ worth of sports coverage to provide fans with a new perspective on athletic achievement. Read more about it the new analytics in this press release.

Wimbledon logo http://worldversus.com/img/wimbledon.jpg

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Thank you NSF STEM For All Video Showcase

http://teacherscreate.org

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See the Videos Now! NSF 2016 STEM for All Video Showcase Ends Tomorrow

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A wonderful Christmas Story Video

Give yourself a break and watch this delightful video-click the image below to watch to the video.

Mog’s Christmas Calamity by Judith Kerr: https://youtu.be/kuRn2S7iPNU

Mog Christmas Calamity

 

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Financial Times to Drop Paywall for 24 Hours

Financial Times to Drop Paywall for 24 Hours

The Financial Times is celebrating 20 years of FT.com by making it free to all for 24 hours, starting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, September 9th (U.K. time). The move to open up the site was based on the Financial Times?€? research that showed when non-subscribers get a taste of the content, they stick around and become subscribers. (Source: FishbowlNY)
financial times

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Authentic Learning

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Of books and frigates and school change

Can you write something today that will be referenced in a future technology that you can’t even fathom?

Emily Dickinson did.

In a letter she wrote in 1873, she included the lines that would become known as her poem, “There is no frigate like a book.” This morning, 142 years later, I heard Dr. Jack McManus, professor in Pepperdine University’s GSEP, reference it in his TED Talk, “Schools of the Future: Time to Develop Your Metaphor.” It is so interesting to me that Dickinson’s editors “fixed” her poems and published them after her death in order to conform to more “regular” language usage of the time.

The curriculum-based lesson connection is: How would you retool Dickinson’s metaphor for technology? or life today?

But, the enduring value question rotates back to the question Dr. McManus’ posed at his TED talk:

How do you and I change the metaphor for schools?

Read the poem. Listen to the talk. And help start / continue the conversation.

There is no Frigate like a Book
By Emily Dickinson

There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry –
This Traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of Toll –
How frugal is the Chariot
That bears the Human Soul –

 

Schools of the Future: Time to Develop Your Metaphor: Jack McManus at TEDxManhattanBeach

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If you are an English teacher and would like more of the history of Emily Dickinson’s poems and the revisions they endured after her death, click to Tim Gracyk‘s You Tube video here
Source: The Poems of Emily Dickinson Edited by R. W. Franklin (Harvard University Press, 1999). Retrieved from: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/182908

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3D printing tech w/3D modeling &precision laser cutting in the rescaling rendition of 34-ft-tall sculpture

 

Scaling the Ladder: An Artist’s Vision from Learning Studio on Vimeo.

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The Future of Technology in the next 50 years

In our new media class, we’ve been talking about singularity. No longer a sci-fi vocabulary word, singularity is almost here.

The Future Of Technology Infographic shows highlights in computing, mobile technology, apps, wearable computing, social media, and advertising.
the next fifty years in technology
Anything surprise you? Anything missing?
Want to see the next 40 years? Click on this link
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