Be My Eyes – A Really Cool App

I’m occasionally asked why I’m so passionate about technology in schools.  It can admittedly cost a lot of money and for what real advantage?Ed Tech

It’s a GREAT question.  And it’s one that I’ve given a fair amount of thought to over the years — even more so in the recent past.  You can read some of my thinking in some recent blogs that I’ve written on the topic:

For me the question isn’t really ABOUT the technology — it’s about the effect that technology can have on the learning or lives of those it impacts.

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Virtual & Augmented Reality – Are They Really Worth the Hype?

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are slowly making their way into schools.  Depending on the quality of the needed device a VR headset can be a few dollars (i.e. cardboard cutout that uses your smartphone) or a very expensive one costing hundreds of dollars per unit.  AR headsets can be just as expensive.

 

I’m admittedly a bit cautious when new tech is touted as the next ‘best thing’ for education.  Are these headsets just a gimmick with lots of fun entertainment value or are they really a way for students to actually go deeper with their learning?

Like most everything, I suppose it depends on how and why you use them.

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