Tuesday, April 28, 2015

How technology is transforming homework and classrooms

Link: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2015/04/impact-of-technology-on-classrooms.html?m=0

Telepresence Robot (source: NBC news)

Link to article and video: http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/innovation/dora-platform-combines-virtual-reality-telepresence-robot-n349976

Information society

Link to article and mp3: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/magazine-articles/information-society


Link to article and mp3: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/magazine-articles/cryptology


Link to article and mp3: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/print/magazine-articles/biotechnology

5Di multimedia projects

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A brief history of computers

The impact of information and communication technologies on our lives

Teens addicted to Facebook

The history of the internet

How cloud computing works

Tips for using public wifi networks

The history of wireless communications

Discussion topics

The state of virtual reality

Link to video and transcript: http://www.newsy.com/videos/the-state-of-virtual-reality/

Friday, April 17, 2015

Predicting boneheaded driving with technology. Source: CNN

This tech can predict dangerous driver error

Let's face it, almost all automobile crashes are caused by human error. But what if there were a way to predict driving mistakes right before they happen?
That's the promise of new technology under development by researchers at Cornell and Stanford universities. While many cars already have sensors and cameras that watch line markings and surrounding vehicles, this new system also uses cameras inside the car to monitor the driver.

Subtle movements of the head and body can indicate that a driver is about to turn or change lanes in the next few seconds. With that information, combined with data from sensors outside the car, computers can predict that a driver is going to make a dangerous move. Example: turning left in front of an oncoming car.
The driver could then be warned that he is about to cause a crash.
The system could also use GPS data to warn a driver that, say, the turn he's about to make is illegal at that time of day.

Microsoft is 40 years old

No password needed?

Facial recognition technology


Can robots be creative?

Online threats

Database 3

Database 2

Database 1

Artificial intelligence

Computers that think like humans

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Email etiquette for students

Link to video: http://youtu.be/qNSztAqD19g

The Internet could crash: we need a plan B

LINK: http://www.ted.com/talks/danny_hillis_the_internet_could_crash_we_need_a_plan_b

Disruptive technologies

Link: http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/everyday-tech/10-disruptive-technologies-you-use-every-day.htm/printable

How the Apple watch works

Link: http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/high-tech-gadgets/apple-watch.htm/printable

How does the internet work?

Text: http://www.howstuffworks.com/internet/basics/internet.htm/printable

Mac versus PC

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Web search strategies

This video introduces the best ways to use search engines to find information on the Web. It uses real-world examples that illustrate ways to reduce useless results and includes:

  • How search engines work
  • Picking the right key words
  • Using quotes and the minus sign
  • Combinations of strategies

VIDEO: https://www.commoncraft.com/video/web-search-strategies