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  • 1. Emerging Trends in Technology Karen Brooks
  • 2. Devices are getting Smaller , more Mobile and are giving more people Access http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2010/11/15/learning-about-the-amazing-ios-square-credit-card-solution/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KeADv5Eqxg&feature=player_embedded
  • 3. Tools for Productivity http://c4lpt.co.uk/Directory/index.html
  • 4. Research http://www.zdnet.com/blog/emergingtech/7-things-you-should-know-about-body-area-networks-bans/1946?tag=mantle_skin;content
    • They’re investigating how small sensors carried by members of the public, in items such as next generation smartphones, could communicate with each other to create potentially vast body-to-body networks (BBNs).
    • The budding field of Body Area Networks gives new meaning to the term “personal” in PCs. In a nutshell, the technology leverages wireless communications protocols that allow for low-powered sensors to communicate with one another and transmit data to a local base station and to remote places like hospitals.
    • For instance, small flat sensors placed on the skin, or even under it, could be used to create a “medical” body area network that provides doctors with real-time data about their patients’ bio-signs. Another key application is short-range person-to-person communications that could help protect front line soldiers in combat.
    • This technology is still in its infancy stage .
  • 5. Self-Driving Vehicles http://techcrunch.com/2010/10/09/google-car-video/
    • Google announced The week of October 11 th , 2010 that it has developed a car that can drive itself . A small fleet of the vehicles has logged more than 1,000 miles of entirely automated driving and 140,000 miles of driving with only occasional human intervention.
    • It's a development of historic significance: few events have changed the experience of life on earth as much as last century's proliferation of hundreds of millions of automobiles. The automobile was a revolution in personal autonomy, but it came with great costs. Now we've entered an era when that personal autonomy will become automated and some of the automobile's costs could be mitigated as a result. It helpful to understand the emergence of the fabled self-driving car as a convergence of three trends: the Internet of Things, Big Data and Real-Time Technology .
    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/googles_self-driving_car_where_it_stands_in_histor.php
  • 6. Digital Tattoo Interface http://www.core77.com/competitions/greenergadgets/projects/4673/
    • "A coin sized blood fuel cell in the implant converts the blood's glucose and oxygen from the artery to the electricity required to power the device... It is always present, always on, but out of sight and non-obtrusive.“ It lives inside your arm . (Talk about being always connected...)
    • It can also double as a monitor for health conditions serving as a "check-engine light" for humans.
  • 7. 2011 Technology Trends http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=38293:gartner-identifies-2011-tech-trends&catid=147
    • Technology trends for 2011 include:
      • cloud computing,
      • mobile applications,
      • media tablets, and
      • social communications and collaboration .
    • In terms of mobile applications and media tablets, Gartner estimates that by the end of 2010, 1.2 billion people will carry handsets capable of rich, mobile commerce providing an ideal environment for the convergence of mobility and the Web.
    • “ Mobile devices are becoming computers in their own right, with an astounding amount of processing ability and bandwidth,” says Gartner. “There are already hundreds of thousands of applications for platforms like the Apple iPhone, in spite of the limited market (only for the one platform) and need for unique coding.”
    • Social communications and collaboration also has a role to play, according to Gartner analysts.
    • The umbrella of social communications consists of social networking, social networking analysis technologies – which employ algorithms to understand and utilize human relationships for the discovery of people and expertise, social collaboration such as wikis, blogs, instant messaging, collaborative office, and crowd sourcing, social publishing and social feedback.
    • Gartner predicts that by 2016, social technologies will be integrated with most business applications. Companies should bring together their social customer relationship management, internal communications and collaboration, and public social site initiatives into a coordinated strategy.
  • 8. Technology and Resources for the Classroom
  • 9. Big Book of Technology http://www.bigdealbook.com/?THEBIGDEALBOOK=634250059935865965
  • 10. November 15 th Newsletter http://www.bigdealbook.com/show_newsletter.aspx?id=450
  • 11. 2011 Must Know Technologies
    • Presentation Tool
      • http://prezi.com/
      • Tutorial - http://www.slideshare.net/kbrooks/prezi-tutorial-2010
    • Social Bookmarking –
      • http://www.delicious.com
      • http://www.diigo.com
      • Tutorial - http://www.slideshare.net/kbrooks/delicious-vs-diigo
    • Collaboration Tools
      • http://www.zoho.com
      • Tutorial –
      • http://www.slideshare.net/kbrooks/introduction-to-zoho
    • Video on Demand
      • http://www.learn360.com/index.aspx
      • Tutorial –
      • http://www.slideshare.net/kbrooks/learn360
    • UDL Tools
      • http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com/
    • Social Media - Twiducate
      • http://twiducate.com/
    • Copyright, Creative Commons and Fair Use
      • Tutorial –
      • http://www.slideshare.net/kbrooks/copyright-creative-commons-and-the-classroom
  • 12. More Web2.0 Google Public Data Explorer http://www.google.com/publicdata/directory
  • 13. Final Version of US Tech Plan Released November 2010 http://www.edweek.org/media/netp2010.pdf http://www.ed.gov/sites/default/files/netp2010.pdf