Posts Tagged ‘smartphone’

The concept of augumented reality is very nice. Adding virtual content to the every day life is a brilliant idea. It can enrich an experience, like going to the mall or visiting a zoo. In fact it has endless possibilities.

If I browse the web for good examples of AR, I still only find some experiments and some nice startups. The big brands use AR as a onetime advertising stunt, but I don’t think they have embraced it yet. When I take a look at the content in AR browsers like Layer or Juniao, I’m also a bit dissapointed. Only the banks and real estate agents have some good AR content. Am I to impatient, or is the world not ready for cyberspace in every day life?

The one channel in Layer I find really good, is the one who display’s tweets around you. As a teacher I find it is a nice tool to display tweets from students around me. I can use it as an educational tool or a control tool. Some may say, you can’t monitor your students like that, that’s spying. I think it is my duty as a teacher, to educate kids on the use of social media. So if a kid tweets something awfull or embarrising, I would like to confront them, so they can learn from these faults. So be carefull what you tweet, because AR limits your privacy even more…..

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When I was about 14, my day was real simple. Get up, go to school, play some soccer, hang out with my friends, have dinner, watch TV and go to bed.

Nowadays, live is much more complex. When you are a 14 year old kid your day will be much more hectic. You get up, update your Facebook profile, tell The world how you slept on twitter, reply on your Blackberry messenger, have breakfast, rush to school, hear the teacher talking about difficult stuff, while updating all your friends on your status. After school you need to work a few hours, because you have to pay for your expensive phone bill. After work you go home to grab something to eat before expensive you hit the gym. When you finally get home, you need to meet up with your friends on the PSN network or Xbox live, because you will miss out on all the good stuff if you don’t. When the clock strikes twelve, you will hit the sack for a few hours, but not after first updating all your favorite social networks once more. If it is a good night, you friend who suffers from insomnia will leave you allone. If not he/she will have your phone going wild all night. Pfff it’s a hard knock live…..

Hello world… My name is Mannardo, im a 35 year old teacher from Amsterdam the Netherlands. I’m interessed in technology, internet, gaming, trends and marketing.

In this blog, I will post some app reviews, talk about marketing, teaching and focus on the latest consumer trends. The world is due to the massive impact of the internet, changing faster then ever. I find this very interesting and started developing my own theory for dealing with it. The theory is best described as the well known phrase Ivolution.

In my work I have to deal with the Internet revolution in my classroom on a daily basis. My students are always online are easily distracted because they have the world in their hand in the shape of a smartphone. How to deal with this? Some of my collegues say ban the smartphone from the classroom, I don’t.

I try to use the technology to my advantage. You can’t inspire students or consumers with information they can get with the press of a button. This is why Ivolution is based on gaining new experiences, using the net to get fun stuff and making learning fun and effective. I use trial and error to master different skills.

Because the people nowadays have different needs and wants then 20 years ago. For example, I used to rembember over a hundred phonenumbers by heart. Now I even have trouble rembembering my home phonenumber. My Smartphone does the work for me. This is just one example of Ivolution..

 

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