Myo

This is probably one of the items I’m really itching to get my hands on this coming year. All the possibilities that I can see myself using it for both at home as well as in the classroom. Seeing the potential with our robotics class as well as use with the GoPro’s on campus and the additional uses in the STEM classes… I’m excited at the various ideas that have been discussed using this device.

The Myo gesture and motion control armband lets you use the movements of your hands to effortlessly control your phone, computer, and so much more.

Myo armband senses gesture and motion control to seamlessly interpret what your hands and fingers are doing, and transmits that information over Bluetooth to communicate with your favourite digital devices.

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Sphero

The beauty of this little gadget is that not only does it supply hours of various gaming, it also includes augmented reality. Check out their website for more information as well as additional information on the games that are available.

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What is Sphero?

Coming Soon…

Sphero 2B takes on a new form factor, drives like it’s from the future, comes with interchangeable parts like tires and hubcaps for different terrain, and will launch with accessories for advanced gameplay. Powered with AI Superdrive capabilities, 2B is unreasonably fast and maneuverable. With only two points of contact, 2B can turn on a dime, launch off steep inclines, and tumble unlike anything you’ve seen.

Sphero 2B is also made for open play and is designed to inspire future inventors like Sphero’s young co-founders. And just like Sphero Original, Sphero 2B offers awesome new ways to play. Not just with its driving, programming, and multiplayer apps, but also by inspiring imagination through a robot that is completely programmable. We’re even working to have built-in infrared technology that will offer interactive and multiplayer gameplay.

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Fitbit Force

Recently I purchased the Fitbit Force for both myself and my boyfriend for a wellness gift since we both love all things techie.

Fitbit has a variety of products to fit an individuals needs.
http://www.fitbit.com/product

The beauty of the Force is that is does a multitude of things to track your daily movements such as steps, distance, calories burned, stairs climbed, active minutes, as well as sleep. There are goal setting tools, a clock and there is an app that you can use and sync with your fitbit product.

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Push yourself further with Force™

FORCE™ WIRELESS ACTIVITY AND SLEEP WRISTBAND

A powerful Force for everyday fitness, this sleek wristband is with you all the time. Stay motivated to keep moving with real-time stats right on your wrist. Track steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, stairs climbed and active minutes throughout the day. At night, track your sleep and wake up silently with a vibrating alarm.

Drippler

Have you ever wanted to learn all the new cool features about the gadgets that you own??
Another new app that I learned about last week is called Drippler.

Discover something new for your iPhone, iPad or iPod every day and stay one step ahead with the latest iOS updates, tips, apps, accessories and much more.

What are the hottest new iPhone apps and games? How do I use the new iOS 7 features? What are the best accessories for my iPad? Drippler has the answers. Join millions of users and download Drippler today!

https://itunes.apple.com/app/drippler-updates-tips-apps/id619307903

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Features:
* Personalized tips and recommendations
* Notifications – never miss the latest updates with our daily drips
* Save your favorite drips and build your own manual
* Search for specific topics and support

Porkfolio

So after attending FETC this past week, I think it’ll blogging about 30 posts just to share all the information that I learned. Such a wonderful experience, I would suggest that educators around the area attend this event even if for a day to absorb all the energy and ideas that are available.

So at the start of the conference they have an event called TECH Share LIVE where a panel of 4 experts: Kathy Schrock, Hal Davidson, Leslie Fisher and Adam Bellow’s discuss their favorite tech discoveries for this coming year.

Here is one of my favorites from the Tech Share LIVE.

All the presentation can be found though on Edmodo

Join the group using code tsl386

Porkfolio

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Piggy banks are smarter with the internet inside

What makes something a Wink product? They are not just more things for you to think about, but things that actually think about you. Products that are smarter because of the power of the Internet and the simplicity of mobile apps.

The Porkfolio brings the old-fashioned piggy bank into the modern age. Piggy banks are way more fun when the internet’s inside.

Product Specifications

  • Smart piggy bank
  • Connects to the Porkfolio app over Wi-Fi
  • Compatibility: iOS 6 and above, iPhone 4 and above, and Android phones/tablets with OS 2.2 or higher
  • Great for teaching kids about money
  • Track your balance and set financial goals from afar
  • Head locks for security
  • Accelerator detects movement/theft
  • Positive reinforcement for savings (nose lights up every time a U.S. coin is inserted)
  • Capacity: Holds up to $100 in quarters
  • Materials: Plastic, Wi-Fi chip
  • Batteries: 2 AA (included)
  • Dimensions: 8.3″ long x 8.3″ wide x 5.4″ high

Summer Technology Integration Program

So you’ve decided to learn some technology tools to integrate into your current class curriculum.

That’s great!!

This first Cycle that we’re going to start will run from June 1, 2013 till July 1, 2013.  The second cycle will not begin until July 8, 2013 and last until July 31, 2013. This will give you optimal choices and flexibility to learn some new technology tools at your own pace.

Below is a flow chart that gives you an idea as to how the first cycle will run. The dates are rough estimates if you would choose to pace yourself throughout the month.

https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1nrbMSV648ISmPFjhrn23z-1MEXpsy5GFO0jIaqT1txw/pub?w=1116&h=725

I have also included a reference guide for you to save to your computer, which give you a quick guide to some tutorials on the major tools that we will be learning.

TechnologyIntegrationReferenceGuide-1-1

Click the link below to download for your computer.

TechnologyIntegrationReferenceGuide-1

When you are ready to start scheduling your trainings, shoot me an email or call me and we’ll get started!

Don’t forget to fill out the survey below!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19OP1vVnPZhgSDg1at0yMOYzhg9fszhOCWPd624GP_O4/viewform