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It's like the stuff from the Back to the Future movies. When I hear the term 'augmented reality,' images of Marty McFly running around the futuristic world of the year 2015 (I think we're going to fall short of expectations, by the way) pop into my head. But in reality (pardon the pun), there are apps that let you add a digital layer to what you see around you.
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Getting tablets into the classroom is only the start of the battle. Once you get the funding and deployment all squared away, you still need to actually use them properly. That's what Edudemic authors write about every single day, but it's still a tough (and new) problem for many.
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We’ve got a pantload of new stuff for all our fabulous readers of the Edudemic Magazine. From a look at what’s making edtech tick behind the scenes to figuring out which device is actually the best one for your classroom and more.
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Earlier this evening, Microsoft unveiled it's future. Quite simply, the tech giant is pinning it's hopes, dreams, and revenue to the tablet-friendly Windows 8 as well as a new brand of tablet. We've seen Windows 8 and it looks like an easy-to-use, fluid, and streamlined approach to operating systems. It's about time.
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Summer is nearly upon us. That means students and teachers alike will be out of the classroom. But there's a fact that you should remember: all those students and teachers will still be using their smartphones and tablets on a daily basis because, well, it's fun.
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The potential educational power of the tablet is immense. But figuring out the best way to use it to connect with visually disabled students is no easy job. Lucky for us, a Vanderbilt grad student and her advisor have incorporated a type of technology that isn't typically found in tablets. But it will be very soon.
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Whatever it's going to be called, the next generation of the uber-popular iPad is going to be coming to classrooms around the world. Whether it's dubbed the iPad 2S, iPad 3, iPad HD, or the AwesomePad, the name isn't important. What IS important are a few of the rumors circulating around the interwebs right now.
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Just a quick update to everyone who was running into trouble with the Edudemic iPad Magazine since we launched just a couple days ago. All the bugs have been squashed. You can now purchase, subscribe, and use the app with no (technical) problems at all.
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I'm a huge fan of iPads. That's been documented quite frequently on this site. I've advocated for more classrooms to adopt them and even given a few away to teachers. That being said, the new OLPC (One Laptop Per Chil...
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Got a tablet? Like Photoshop or web design? Now you will finally be able to create professional-grade digital products for a lot less money (ten bucks!) from the comfort of your couch in the teacher's lounge.
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What do you think are the most important features of educational technology right now? Adobe, one of the leaders in the industry, has weighed in.
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Educational aspects of the new Amazon Kindle Fire are endless, from basic applications to the most useful tools teachers can use in order to maximize their time with every student.