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Wearable technology and schools: where are we and where do we go from here?

ABSTRACT. The area of wearable technology is having a rapidly growing impact on society with more consumers purchasing wearable tech. At the same time, wearable technology seems to be poised to have an impact on educational settings. This paper explores the area of wearable technology related to schools. It considers how wearable technology can be used by teachers to improve instruction and by students to change how they interact with the school environment. Wearable technology applications are currently being implemented as part of the curriculum in schools were they are identified and discussed. To conclude, traits and skills that school leaders need to exhibit for a wearable technology initiative to be successfully implemented are proposed. Wearable technology has the potential to impact schools in the same way computers and mobile devices do today. This paper does not set out to provide answers but it is designed to create discussions about wearable technology and schools.

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Imitation system for humanoid robotics heads

This paperpresents a new system for recognition and imitation of a set of facial expressions using the visual information acquired by the robot. Besides, the proposed system detects and imitates the interlocutor´s head pose and motion.

Copyright2013 Felipe Andres Cid, Jose Augusto Prado, Pablo Manzano, Pablo Bustos, PedroNunez. Article firstpublished in Journal of Physical Agents, V. 7, n. 1, as open access articledistributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

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Robotics as means to increase achievement scorse in an informal learning environment

This paper reports on a pilot study that examined the use of a science and technology curriculum based on robotics to increase the achievement scores of youth ages 9-11 in an after school program. The study examined and compared the pretest and posttest scores of youth in the robotics intervention with youth in a control group. The results revealed that youth in the robotics intervention had a significant increase in mean scores on the posttest and that the control group had no significant change in scores from the pretest to the posttest. In addition, the results of the study indicated that the evaluation instrument used to measure achievement was valid and reliable for this study.

Article originally appeared in: “Journal of Research on Technology in Education”, V. 39 (2007), n.3, ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education). All rights reserved. Republished with permission.