Education Technology – Getting Started

Before purchasing and setting up the hardware and software, an educator needs to change their whole mindset about instructing using educational technology. The messages we teach our students has change throughout the centuries, however, the medium in which we present these message has not really changed. Sure paper is used instead of tablets, pencils instead of chalk and white boards instead of chalk, but these are really not revolutionary changes.

Computer technology and the internet are revolutionizing the way educators instruct students. These twentieth century advances used properly make our lives more efficient, and in turn they can help educators deliver curriculum more proficiently.

Educators need to realize that today’s student is more comfortable typing up a paragraph on the computer rather than writing it on a piece of paper. These students have had technology and the internet in their lives since they can remember and they are very comfortable using it. Many educators on the other hand do remember a time when technology and the internet were not a part of everyday life.

These educators need to become part of the technology revolution in order to be able to integrate education technology into their classrooms. Blogging, web design, video conferencing and joining online communities are just some of the ways educators can become more familiar with the internet and technology era. We can learn from students who are not born knowing how to navigate through the internet or use all the technological gadgets, they simply learn by playing around with technology and by trial and error. Go ahead start playing around before you know it you’ll be an education technology guru.

The Evolution Of Technology In Different Industries

Gadgets have been in a state of revolution since God knows when they were created. Hominids were the first to create tools to make their life easier. For specific practical purposes humans have always produced appliances and devices. Such productions were primarily thought of as innovations since people were unfamiliar and unwilling to accept the technology changes. However today, industry has augmented the production and creation of new gadgets that are widely accepted and appreciated.

The famous inventors Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and Leonardo da Vinci had one thing in common “foresight”. They had very well understood that the life they spent in creating a thing that others viewed as toys were the gadgets that would bring eventual revolution in the gadget industry. From that small gadget invention humans were able to lay the groundwork for communication, electricity and films etc.

If you talk about iPhone, it can be viewed as a 2nd revolution in computing industry. With the advent of MARK-I the computing industry started stepping up and lately introduced Hand-Held computing systems like: iPhones and iPads that will someday be regarded as 2nd revolution.

Insight on technology revolution

In our proceeding paragraphs you’ll be receiving an insight to the technological revolution that occurred in different industries.

• Marshall Premium Ear Phones

Marshall (an audio-leader) has recently flabbergasted the market by introducing premium ear-phones with mic. These top-performing ear phones are anatomically designed. This latest ear click is designed to use the nature’s swirls and whirls of your outer-ear to tie up the phone to your head. You will enjoy your time with Marshall’s premium ear-phones since they are safe and fits your ear easily. With low-priced premium ear-phones now you can jump and dance while jamming out to Justin Bieber’s music. With microphone cool addition you can also use this lucrative ear-phone with your cell phone as a hands-free device.

• New iogear’s keyboard: wireless peripheral boats Bluetooth connectivity

You are surely aware of the advanced features of wireless keyboards, there is hardly anything new to report about the latest model in market. However Iogear’s Bluetooth keyboard has something new to write and discuss about. Features like GKM611B and built-in touchpad are not enough to excite several people. The extensive Bluetooth connectivity of this keyboard is its selling feature. With GKM611B technology this keyboard can sync up with 6 devices, distant up to 30 feet! However this product isn’t enlisted on websites, you’ve to keep an eye if you want to grab one.

• Irobot scooba floor washing robot – new 230 models

Now if you don’t feel like getting off your couch all you need is to have a Roomba an I-Robot solution to tidy up your mess. With tiny Scooba 230 you can pick up the mess and wash the floor as well. Scooba 230 provides washing solution and works as an effective mop. With latest technology Scooba is highly-programmed to clean the floor while you’re asleep or out. This little floor cleaner is 6.5×3.5″ in dimension and has ingenious dual bladder system inside. With its squeegee action the water is sucked and stored in the cleaner. This Roomba has given a new direction to house hold appliance advancement.

• iTwin introduces new way to share via USB

The iTwin USB data sharing device has astounded the market with its unique and unbeatable features. It’s a paired device that share files and folders via wireless. You connect each USB to a computer sending and receiving mechanism starts with in a wink. They can play a vital role in increasing efficiency at your workplace.

Most inventions are based on the latest mechanisms of technology. Gadgets have played and are playing a vital role in revolutionizing technology. Communication, electricity or whatever the industry is, it is overwhelmed with the latest productions and creations of technology.

Hot New Technology Gadgets

Let me tell you about some of the hottest new technology gadgets out there right now. First which seems promising is the Automatic Make up camera by Casio, the Smart Pen, and Computer Cool School by Fisher Price, The Swanky Theater, and the Glowing Gloves. I will tell you about the product, the great features, and if available when it comes out and how much.

So first we have the automatic Make up Camera, the Exilim Zoom Z300, which is 10.1 Megapixels and the Z250 which is 9.1 megapixels made by Casio. It has a built in Photoshop, for the makeup savvy women. The makeup setting goes from 0 through 12, and you can add as little or as much make up as you need. You will be able to cover wrinkles, frown lines, even out your skin tone. It was released, Aug 29 at a price of $249.84.

Next we have, the Smart Pen. If you are like me and you write a lot and then forget what you wrote down and cannot find the paper, this is the pen for you! It writes with ink, and just like a regular pen. It records audio and links it to what your writing, and plays audio back when tapped on paper. You can also put the notes onto your laptop or desktop computer, you can even leave your laptop at home and if you have the special dot paper (about $5 for a whole notebook) you can easily transfer all your notes onto the paper from your pen. The pen costs $149 for 1GB and $199 for 2GB.

One of the neatest hot new technology gadget, is the Computer Cool School, by fisher price. It’s a keyboard that you hook up to your own computer and it teaches reading, writing, science, art and music. It is password protected so your little one doesn’t print 500 copies of anything. It always keeps them from getting to the main hard drive on the computer as well as the internet. It came out in July and it costs $59.99.

Another hot new technology gadget is, The Swanky Theater. It’s like a drive in wherever you place it. You can get a nine, ten or twelve foot inflatable screen, and it’s so compact it folds down to duffel bag size! It is great for party throwers who want to be the talk of the town. At $ 1,499 it comes with the screen, projector, DVD player, sound mixer, and more. If you want just the screen its $399. But by far worth the price!

The last of the hot new technology gadgets is, The glowing glove. Innovative technology has led to having a flashlight at your fingertip, literally. It’s a fiber optic glove made by Tilen Sepic of Slovenia. It can produce diffused and spot lighting. And if the power goes out it will most defiantly come in handy! Doesn’t state how much or when it will be out.