Posts Tagged "iPhone"
After piloting the use of augmented reality in the classroom, I have two early, basic conclusions:
1. As mobile devices proliferate, so will mobile AR.
2. As mobile AR proliferates, so will the need to regulate the content of user-generated air tags.
If you haven’t checked it out already, I encourage you to tinker with the iPhone/Android app Sekai Camera. I’ve used it all around my city, and it appears that I’m just about the only one that’s using it around here.
The picture below provides a basic idea of how AR can be integrated in the classroom:Read More
Empty classroom, but full engagement?
Physically barren walls can now be plastered with any media you desire, and then cleaned for new content within mere seconds.
That’s the potential power that augmented reality apps like Sekai Camera may deliver to the field of education.Read More
When I got in trouble as a child, I was often told it was because “the little things just added up.”
Books have been written that try to teach us not to sweat the small stuff.
The Police sang about the little things in their song, Every Little Thing She Does is Magic.
The Power of Now teaches us to embrace the little things in life.
If we kept searching, we’d find that most cultures are fascinated with the little things, for better or for worse. Either way, the little things always add up, and they either serve to enhance our lives or detract from our well being.
The “little-things-add-up” principle manifests itself in nearly all aspects of life:
- In math, the little things mean the difference between right and wrong.
- Sports teams that do the little things right often win.
- In our jobs, the little things we do make a big difference.
- The culmination of little things have a huge influence on local, state, and national economies.
I guess my parents knew what they were talking about.
Depending on the nature of the little things, I believe that we expose them with the hope that we will either (a) appreciate them more, or (b) put forth more effort to do the little things right. Fortunately, this is a universal principle that isn’t exclusive to economics, sports, and parenting. There are little things in all facets of life, and once we expose the little things, we can leverage them to our advantage.
Mobile Learning During the “Little Time”Read More
My good friend Krista introduced me to Word Lens earlier this week. If you haven’t yet heard, Word Lens is an augmented reality app for the iPhone that utilizes the camera to translate text from English to Spanish and vice versa, on-the-go. Below is a video of Word Lens in action.Read More
The pass-back effect, as defined in Learning: Is There an App for That?, occurs when a parent or other adult “passes” their mobile device to a child. Findings suggest that of the parents that own an iPhone, a significant percentage aren’t passing back the phone to their young children.
Specific findings from this report reveal areas of interest that should be considered for mobile learning to flourish with children. The parentheses following each bullet point references the location of the findings within the report.Read More