You’re not using this technology in your classroom?


Here’s another opportunity to put real, cutting edge technology in your classroom.  In fact, your kids could probably invent all sorts of new uses for it.

Have you even heard of this stuff?  Can you use it, live, with the equipment you’ve got?

Blaise Aguera y Arcas  of MicroSoft demonstrated augmented-reality maps using the power of Bing maps, Flickr, Worldwide Telescope, Video overlays and Photosynth, to an appreciative and wowed audience at TEDS:

My prediction:  One more advance in computer technology that classrooms will not see in a timely or useful manner.

But have you figured out how to use this stuff in your geography, history, economics or government classes?  Please tell us about it in comments. Give examples and links, please.

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One Response to You’re not using this technology in your classroom?

  1. Joshua says:

    I’m lucky enough to have access to technology like this at my school, so I have used Google Street View as we study geography. A good example is heading down the streets of places like Hsinchu City, Taiwan to understand what the urban environment looks like.

    A hilarious example on Google Maps would be the “attack” by the guys in the SCUBA suits: http://www.switched.com/2010/02/10/norwegian-men-in-scuba-gear-chase-google-street-view-car/

    I agree, it’ll be tough to tie this into a “real” lesson and is hard to attain for most teachers… at the same time, it has been useful for me on a very… admittingly superficial… basis.

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