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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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  • Oct 9 2013: If I was developing a technology program I would look at Sixth Sense Technology as an application in a classroom. It has all the elements for a successful lecture. Given the right student environment you could develop the apps using this technology in a classroom k-12 on a variety of subjects. I believe it has a lot of potential and a nimble enough platform to bend its application to a variety of subjects.


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