Today I stumbled across a TED talk that simply blew me away and made me instantly want what I was watching. The video was about little devices called ‘siftables’. Siftables are “cookie-sized computers with motion sensing, neighbor detection, graphical display, and wireless communication. They act in concert to form a single interface: users physically manipulate them – piling, grouping, sorting – to interact with digital information and media”.
The video below details exactly what they are and runs through a few potential uses they have in education. I’m not even going to try to explain it, you simply have to see it to believe it.
Imagine using these in an English, Mathematics or Music class…. instant engagement and powerful learning experiences are a guarantee. Anyway to make sure I wont miss the launch of these devices when they go up for sale, I have signed up to the mailing list on their homepage. This sort of technology is exactly what I’m interested in. A way in which to link the physical world with the digital world and as a PE teacher this is what I’m trying to do. So how could you see these being used in your classroom? I just can’t wait to try them out….
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