Tuesday, February 18, 2014

23 Mobile Things 3. Utilities


There are many great tools available to people with SMARTphones and tablets. Some of them suck up our time like Candy Crush, while others help us make the most of our time like Google Search. One of the things I like most about Google Search is Google Goggles. By using the camera it scans an object and brings you online for more information. I first tried it using an American Flag, then tried it with a poster advertising "Diary of a Wimpy Kid." Thinking about how it could be used in education... What if you took devices with you on a field trip. Kids could get more info about things they are seeing by simply using the camera on their device. As they walk around the Science Museum, they can get a deeper understanding of what they are seeing. I think it would be neat to take it a step further by bookmarking things they found of interesting. This could continue their learning on their bus trip home (if you have a wifi enabled bus) or once they get back. 

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