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Amy Peach

Director of Instructional Technology, Fontbonne University, St Louis, MO USA

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If you had a technology toy room to play with the most amazing educational technologies available today, what would be in it?

I've been given the remarkable privilege of starting a Center for Educational and Emerging Technology where university faculty and K-12 educators can come together to explore classroom technologies.

It will be a space where everyone can get their hands on the technology and discuss in a very diverse group the potential it has for meaningful change in the classroom. The budget is limited to start off, so what tools have you seen that have the potential for disruption in either higher ed or K-12 classrooms? If it's expensive, what groups do you think would likely fund their purchase for a center like this?

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  • Sep 27 2013: I teach people in wheelchairs to program and Hewlett Packard refused to support us - even in a token way (we sort less than $2,000 in hardware)
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      Sep 27 2013: Wow, that's disappointing! I wonder if you could find other sources of funding?

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