Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Phones, Time and PDAs - some support

I found a couple of articles today that provide some support to technology being able to help teachers work more efficiently and that PDAs can still be useful, but more as visualizers than full out machines. I blogged about both these points earlier (here and here) and though these articles don't line up exactly, they are pretty close. Today I'm off to an Apple seminar on iLife and Pro Logic. It should be interesting to see what the "mothership" is saying about iLife and even though there are not that many people in the faculty looking at Pro Logic right now, it was the same story with Final Cut about 3-4 years ago. There are a few projects that are starting to create videos as part of their final product and there are a couple that are thinking about multi-sensory experiments - who knows it may come in handy. I also noticed this article about cell phones being able to hand off between WiFi and cell connections seamlessly. While this isn't really related to the two other articles, it does fit together with what I've been seeing as the evolution of the "ubergadget". If cell phones are able to make better use of VOIP, then it won't be long before they are able to really explode and gain some small screen friendly apps as well. Technorati Tags: , , , ,