Sunday, September 12, 2010

Summary C4T #1

mayorcarvalho.pngAugmented Reality App
David Hopkins recently wrote a blog about an augmented reality app for the Iphone that can let the viewer browse historical pictures of various locations.  The viewer can see what happened in other times in their current location.  I think this is an innovative and interesting way to learn about a city's history.  It can be great for students and projects, and the avid historian will be sure to to enjoy it.  Getting students outside walking and taking pictures is a fun and unique way for them to learn what happened in a city's history and how it differs from the present day.

Twitter in the Classroom

I also read a post from David Hopkins about the use of Twitter in classroom as a way to get students involved and to educate them.  Nowadays, technology in the classroom is becoming more and more frequent, and teachers are now encouraging their students to use as much of it as they can.  They are preparing students for job scenarios where they will surely have to use what they know about technology.  Social-networking sites are becoming more education friendly for many reasons.  Students can follow and discuss with each other a school topic.  This way students are more inclined to be interested and involved in the school assignments and activities.  

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