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Today’s Topic: Robots & Drones

50 years ago, Isaac Asimov predicted that “Robots will neither be common nor very good in 2014, 7445815946_93c3d20c5e_zbut they will be in existence.”  Well, robots are acting as housekeepers (think of the Jetson’s housekeeper, Rosie,) but they are capable of performing tasks and even communicating with humans and one another.

 

Take a look at some of the things human-like robots can do.

And just because this is so cool, I had to share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlqe1DXnJKQ

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Let Students “Drive” in the Classroom

4531857083_1bdb482cc1_mSuzanne Surina Baur, a Technology Resource Teacher from Southeastern Cooperative Educational Program in Norfolk, Virginia, suggests ways to have students drive their learning in class.  She notes that being lectured to or talked at makes it hard for students to be engage with the material and take ownership of their learning.

Read her suggestions at http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=7418

Need Help?    As always, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, contact the Instructional Media Lab (413-545-2823 or instruct@oit.umass.edu).

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