That was my outline from the Wednesday afternoon Tech Talk at Enriching Scholarship. I had just taken PART of a session on how to use Prezi the afternoon before, so I hadn’t quite figured it out and there wasn’t a lot of time to enrich it. I am still trying to figure it out, mostly finding time to do so is the real issue. The Tech Talk was kind of a once-a-year synopsis of the Cool Toys Conversations group favorites and emerging technologies trends.
I promised folks the links from the presentation, and though you all would enjoy that also. Hopefully I’ll find later to embroider upon the links and say what was important about them. Don’t hold your breath, tho. Normally, I would not put so many Youtube videos in one post, but I did want to point people to them. In the session we only watched snippets of these. Some folk mentioned afterwards that they would have preferred to not see the videos but instead see the real technologies. I have been puzzling over that ever since. Most of these videos are demos or illustrations of technologies that are in development, futuristic, or to which I don’t have access. I am trying to figure out how I would show them to people without using video! Especially in a two-hour presentation/discussion. If you have any great ideas, let me know, and I’ll try to integrate them next year. Meanwhile, here goes!
Cool Toys Conversations
– The Cool Toys Blog
– The Cool Toys archive at my main blog (here)
– Email group (joinable for U. Michigan folk, by request for others). Search cooltoysconversations in http://directory.umich.edu/
– Meetings: Usually the last Tuesday of the month in Room 100 Hatcher Graduate Library
Trends in Mobile Learning [PDF: 1273K]
Librarianship, Now and in the Future
Amazon Kindle 2 Review
Layar, worlds first mobile Augmented Reality browser
EDL 637: Wii in Education Part 2
DataViz / Data Sonification
Google Fusion Tables (click through to one of the options)
Solar Wind Sonification
Listening to the Dynamic Brain: