iTranslate Voice

This free version of this app supports 12 Languages. The paid version, which costs $2.99, supports 42. I downloaded it on my smart phone, and it works fine. The free version allows you to translate only a few sentences. Today it will not let me upgrade. Surely they will get that fixed soon.

It is available for iPhones and Android phones.

Virtual Reality is Coming to a Classroom near You

Daniel Fusch of Academic Impressions writes about his experience using virtual reality goggles at Ellucian Labs. You can buy Google cardboard goggles for only $6.

Can the EdTech Community Become an Ideas Generator?

Another great article from my favorite EdTech blogger, Joshua Kim. The ideas he lists are:

1. Defending the traditional. bundled residential university
2. Championing a liberal arts education
3. Forming a coalition with faculty
4. Supporting post-secondary education more strongly
5 .Building educational practices on learning science
6. Integrating educational change theory with teaching and learning practice
7. Being a counterweight to the technology hype cycle and the productivity agenda