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The Internet of Things and Education

With the Internet connecting us to many things (media, photos, information, etc.) can it also connect us to physical objects? Can we launch applications on our computer by just touching a physical object? Can one physical object talk to another physical object through an Internet connect and command it to do a physical act or feed it data? The answer is yes and this phenomena is called “The Internet of Things”. Continue reading

Augmented Reality (AR) and Education

According to Wikipedia "Augmented reality (AR) is a field of computer research which deals with the combination of real-world and computer-generated data (virtual reality), where computer graphics objects are blended into real footage. " Recently a lot of companies have been using AR to promote their brands (check out GE and their energy grid). But a lot of people have wondered, is AR appropriate for the classroom and education? Check out the video below to see how AR works and how it it can be used in engaging students in the classroom.