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The Internet Of Things #infographic

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As is always the way with the Internet and the discovery of resources and stimulus, the best are found by chance and this is a prime example of that. I find this infographic especially interesting as it both made me reflect on how young digital technologies really are, and it made me feel old as I can remember when much of these started. I can still remember signing up for a Hotmail account when it first started, not to mention using the Bulletin Board System. Anyway, reminiscing aside, this infographic will be a useful stimulus piece when exploring the emergence of technologies and studying their impact. I am sure that this will help most students to better understand the rate at which the technologies they use and mostly take for granted have developed.

Image Source: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/12/an-amazing-timeline-chronicling-history.html

Today I have been exploring what it means to be a web browser and how the Internet has been evolving. Whilst reading some interesting articles I came across the Google Chrome WebGL Experiments. As I examined what these have been created to do I was amazed at the possibilities. I have linked to a few I found interesting below but click the top image to get access to the lot.

Radiolaria – Create Biologically inspired images

House Configurator

Pixelate Yourself

Plink – Multiplayer Music Creator

This is a great article regarding how web design should be approached. I like to fact that it’s focus is on the intention of the site, not just the art/design side of making things look cool. This will be useful with higher secondary level students as a stimulus piece.

 

I just had this a link to this Twitter based cartoon clip. It made me think about where the “untamed twitter” account or the “Wild Tweeter” may end up. Enjoy the clip

“TED Talks Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education — the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.” (TED)

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