Savonix has mad the beta version of its mobile cognitive assessment tool available for a six week trial. The app will test you on your verbal memory, impulse control, emotionality, and information processing speed. It is available for both iOS and Android devices.
I am currently watching a course at lynda.com on Design 101 Presentation, taught by John McWade.. Everyone who gives PowerPoint presentations should watch this course. A fdw of his rules are:
Google has released an app that will turn your smartphone into a mobile science lab. It is from the journal Science, and uses the sensors built into the phone to record data about the environment and test hypotheses. It also serves as a notebook where students can record data, run trials, and set up experiments.
Adobe has unified all its tools for creating stories with text, graphics, audio, and video into a tool they call Spark. The Spark app now includes the mobile apps formerly called Post, Voice, and Slate. These apps are now called Page, Post, and Video.
The only ones I am familiar with are Adobe Voice and Echo 360. I have used Adobe Voice and like it.
Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, developed the growth mindset theory of learning. Essentially it says in order to learn you have to believe that your mind can grow and expand its powers through perseverance. I read her book, Mindset, a few months ago. You can purchase it at Amazon. com ( http://www.amazon.com/Mindset-Psychology-Success-Carol-Dweck/dp/0345472322/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1463665983&sr=1-1&keywords=mindset )
I agree with Travis Grandy. Students won’t watch a 45 minute lecture on video. Most of them should be no more than 5 to 10 minutes.
I think eventually virtual reality devices will be used a lot in education, say ten years from now.
Quoting from the article in appy geek: “Google is not giving up on its social ambitions, it seems, despite its failures with Google+. The companyannounced this morning a new social app called Spaces, which focuses on group sharing. The app allows small groups of users to tap into other Google services, including Google Search, YouTube and Chrome, in order to post links and share content without having to move in between apps. They can also have conversations around that content in a group chat-like interface.”