The Official Emerging Instructional Technologies - Fall 2008


Visit the Resources used during this class last Fall.
It was EIT's maiden voyage and it turned out quite well with students exploring and exploiting the many opportunities available through today's technologies.

What is an Emerging Technology?

What Emerging Technologies have you found?
Share them here for your classmates and the rest of the world.

Green Technologies via human generated power at (lois lindell)

Social bookmarking using Delicious - a You Tube Video at (lois lindell)
Wikis in Plain English (lois lindell)

your fingerprint can show what you have eaten. tiffany poche'

SMART board (Megan Burvee)

Hello everyone, here are some of the emerging technologies I found:
1. CamReader: This is a tool (phone) that reads and translates barcodes, not sure why this would be
useful but thought it was interesting. Click on this link to learn more:

2. The following are two videos I found on you tube so if you go to and search for the following you will
be able to see the videos, just type the titles in the search box:
GE on Demand: New Lighting Technology
Coolest Imaging and Social Technology Ever

3. These are the final items I found and thought they were neatest things ever, check out the new ways we can go to
the supermarket, especially for those who have children.
Supermarkets go hightech:

Sea Dragon - I can see education really utilizing this tool (Sarah Dukes)
Digital Painting The new blackboard? (Sarah Dukes)
Philip's Sense & Simplicity designing our Learning Environment (Sarah Dukes)

Digital Paper -

Computer Games: Educational Technology's Next Frontier? This is an article from "techLearning" June 1, 2007 on the increased use of computer games for educational purposes. (lois lindell)

I found tons of new technology, but here are the ones that I found most interesting - Steve Acheson A heads up display for your car that is connected to all of the electronic devices in your car: GPS, cellphone, ipod, pocket pc, ... (Steve A) A controversial biologist at Harvard claims he can extend life span and treat diseases of aging. He may be right. (Steve A) New technology to help U.S. forces distinguish between friend and foe. (Steve A) Your car won't start until you verify that you are a registered driver by having your fingerprint scanned. (Steve A) A website where you can quickly create really neat music videos using your own pictures. It's fun! (Steve A) Build your own virtual world. The sky (and well beyond) is the limit. Also, some articles about Meta Place: and (Steve A)

With every fill of the gas tank, I'm reminded of energy costs going up. I found this article about building houses more efficiently. Sarah Levendusky

Point of Purchase displays go electronic while still retaining a traditional look. E Ink Corporation's Ink In Motion film is used for displays for video games and other brands, like Coca-Cola. An interesting revolution in advertising.
Patricia Kloeckner Scanner is a great invention for engineering, computer games ans virtual reality.

Microsoft’s Digital House

I just find so many things in this house that I believe we will see comercially available at a reasonable price in the future. I realize many are not Microsoft fans but this house is about the future not Microsoft products.
This is the Microsoft address. It doesn’t give much detailed information but does explain the basics of the house.

This link takes you to an article about the house and the digital kitchen. I think the idea of the house knowing what you have for food, and what you can make from it, is just great.
At the end of this article you can also find other links explaining the technology in the microsoft house.

Leeman Patrick II