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6 years ago
I'm constantly amazed at the new technologies I'm discovering researching content for NLT. One of them is cool enough to share with you all—it's a new interactive tabletop created by Sony. Users can literally drag sentences and illustrations from the book to the tabletop and manipulate them in interactive and engaging ways. The educational and workspace implications for this innovative technology are huge. Check out how it works in this Vialogue!
6 years ago
More than heights and death, people fear public speaking. But with the advent of online courses, lectures, and group discussions, not all speech giving is done in public anymore. The question is, do people become as nervous when making a speech in front of a virtual audience as they do in front of a real one? Seeking to answer this question, a recent study compared people’s stress responses while giving speeches in real settings to those in virtual ...
6 years ago
As we learn more about autism, therapy options for children on the spectrum continue to grow. A study recently tested the effects of a new therapy practice to improve autistic children’s social cognitive skills: it involves virtual reality (VR) and Second Life. The researchers aimed to investigate the effects of Virtual Reality Social Cognition Training on autistic children’s social skills. Over the course of ten sessions, kids with high functionin...
6 years ago
Man has climbed the cruelest of mountains in the world and traversed the most treacherous of terrain, yet he has far from discovered all its secrets. More than 70% of the earth’s surface is water, yet ocean exploration is the most dangerous expedition for humans to undertake. A team at Stanford University is working to change that with their new invention, a humanoid robot that can dive to a depth of a thousand meters in the great blue sea. With this ...
6 years ago
"E-180 stems from the hard-held belief that all humans possess the power to develop their full potential autonomously, with a little help from their community. We believe that education is a relationship, not an institution, and that one hour of our time may change another person’s life." (About E-180) A New Type of Dating There are dating apps that cater to every demographic...
6 years ago
Space exploration takes an educational flight with Mathmateer. Ideal for students who need a bit more math practice outside school, this app allows kids to create their own rockets and fly them through atmospheres full of multiplication, shape sorting, and coin counting problems, to name a few. So it goes in Mathmateer: with one small step (downloading the app), kids may take ...
6 years ago
"Our mission is to launch young people on career and education pathways by engaging them in work-based learning opportunities, creative expression, professional development, and health and academic support." (About Youth Radio) Honing Media Skills With podcasts on the rise, media journalism has never been more popular among youth, though few have the resources to make their ...
6 years ago
A friend of mine posted this on Facebook the other day: “I’m glad I’m an underemployed, intellectual artist type. It’s one of the few jobs the robots can’t take.” Little did she know, however, that that might not longer be true. Artificial Intelligence has been used to create pieces of art and poems, recipes and board games. But recently, for the first time, AI was used to write a screenplay. Created by researches at NYU, the AI bot, named Benjamin1, was fed dozens of science fiction scripts before being asked to write its own, including both dialogue and actor directions. The...
6 years ago
Shadow Puppet Edu can make anyone into a video creator. Users can pull pictures and videos from their camera roll or search and add images from Google Maps and various educational websites, such as the Library of Congress and NASA. Once the pictures are arranged in the desired order, users can record overlapping audio, music, text, and emojis. They can even draw on the pi...
6 years ago
Have you ever wished that your favorite deceased writer or artist could make just one more book or painting? What if those things could be created, not by the artists themselves, but by a computer? This vialogue shows that with new technology, any artist’s style can be analyzed and replicated, including that of Rembrandt. Using 3D scanners, statistical analyses, and algorithms, a team of Dutch researchers determined the most common element...