Smart Technology and the Future

The police have a very bright future ahead of them – and not just because they can now look up potential suspects on Google. As they embrace the latest technologies, their work is bound to become easier and more effective, raising thorny questions about privacy, civil liberties, and due process. For one, policing is in a good position to profit from “big data“. As the costs of recording … Continue reading Smart Technology and the Future

Bookless school where everyone has iPad

A school in Bolton is pushing the boundaries of education by putting away pens and paper and giving all pupils and teachers their own iPad. Source BBC Related Why US schools are embracing ebooks and iPads Is Google’s Chromebook the future of computing? Bett 2013 Festival of Education London Knowledge Lab Oxford Human Brain Activity Continue reading Bookless school where everyone has iPad

Children, Wired: For Better and for Worse

Children encounter technology constantly at home and in school. Television, DVDs, video games, the Internet, and smart phones all play a formative role in children’s development. The term “technology” subsumes a large variety of somewhat independent items, and it is no surprise that current research indicates causes for both optimism and concern depending upon the content of the technology, the context in which the technology … Continue reading Children, Wired: For Better and for Worse

Using technology in the classroom Part II

The current issue of Journal of Chemical Education (published by American Chemical Society) has many articles on technology enabled learning. I have listed the hyperlinked titles of articles below. If you want to get the full text, you can either pay for the article you need or contact the authors directly. I would strongly recommend all high school chemistry teachers to subscribe to this journal (costs … Continue reading Using technology in the classroom Part II

Using technology in the classroom Part I

Much emphasis was given to technology enhanced learning at the ‘Festival of Education’ held at Wellington College in June 2012. I got interested in screencasting and bought myself a Bamboo medium fun tablet (and it comes with 3 softwares Art Rage, Photoshop elements and Corel, purchased from amazon for £160), an Yeti microphone (£95) and camtasia studio 8 (~£100) to record screen movements. Fantastic help … Continue reading Using technology in the classroom Part I

Festival of Education

Festival of Education 23rd June The festival started off with a short film made especially for this event by Paul McCartney on Vegetarianism. According to a recent report by the UN, livestock is responsible for 18 % of all greenhouse gases. McCartney has started a campaign called ‘Meat Free Monday’ and has put together a cook book with that name. His argument is that grown-ups … Continue reading Festival of Education