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10 Jan 13

Internet connected clothing. It will have privacy concerns, for sure and other issues. but if you want to keep your kids off facebook and Twitter, you might just have to rip that shirt right off their back.

An internet connected shirt could say where you are and do all kinds of things. While I'm not saying this is good or bad, we just need to come to grips with the ubiquity of the internet and social media surrounding us and realize that our problems are going to be complex but also our learning opportunities are going to be powerful. Personally, I don't think I'd want such a shirt, but that doesn't mean I won't have a kid wear one on a field trip and cause concerns as he tweets everywhere he goes while under my watch. ;-)

10 Jan 13

This isn't just about kitchens but about everything. Google is moving to have its OS put in Rice cookers, stovetops, fridges and more. Smart devices are soon going to be all around us as we touch, swipe, and eventually talk to everything around us. By putting droid on the things around us, we may want to, you guessed it, have a droid mobile,etc. to control them. There are going to be many gadgets and smart devices in our classrooms as well that will be coming out soon, so take note and look at these great pictures to help you visualize what could be. What a great idea for an invention project with students, have them invent a device using such a system.

10 Jan 13

Review of the $125 "kids tablet" from Polaroid - looks like the people at Engaget think it has a problem with fingerprints. Kids are going to be having tablets, we need to be ready to help them use them for school.

21 Sep 12

I am testing a wemo along with 2 students. If you're a student or teacher, stay tuned to my blog for a very exciting opportunity to test these devices. wemo with ifttt.com is AWESOME and I"m having a blast playing with it.

11 Aug 09

The iPad is coming, the iPad is coming -- apple tablet computer - sort of like a large iphone has rumors flying that it is coming very soon with a really amazing price point -- between $500-$700.

12 Nov 08

Here's your handheld projector - as my students and I joke - kids will no longer be texting in the bathroom but watching movies.

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