Information Services is pleased to provide this space to the campus community, for hands-on demonstrations of educational technology.
Stop by the help desk and find our creative Try-IT space where you can check out any of the innovative technologies listed below.
3D printers have actually been around for about 30 years, but they’ve become much more affordable in the last few years. Printed objects can be incredibly intricate. They can also be created with working components, hinges, and parts within parts. 3D printing has caught the attention of educators who are looking into ways to incorporate it into the classroom. This could mean:
- Biology students studying cross-sections of hearts or other organs.
- Chemistry students printing out molecules to study.
- Geography students printing out maps showing the topography, population, or demographics of an area.
- Graphic design students creating 3D versions of their work.
- History classes printing out historic artifacts for closer examination.
Learn more about our 3D Printer on the manufacturer’s website.
A convenient tool which allows you to mirror your iPhone or iPad onto an Apple TV. Here’s what you can use it for:
- You can AirPlay photos and videos from an iOS device to an Apple TV.
- You can AirPlay music from an iOS device to an Apple TV, AirPort Express, or AirPlay enabled speakers.
- You can share your screen from an iOS device to an Apple TV.
Chromecast allows you to stream content directly from your device to your TV. It plugs into your TV’s HDMI port and serves as a remote too, allowing you to access all of your streaming apps and use your device without interrupting your show. Find out more here.
Google Cardboard is a a fun and easy way to experience virtual reality (VR) straight from your phone. Bring your device to the HelpDesk, find a VR app to your liking, and enjoy the wonders of virtual reality! Learn more here.
With Google Cardboard, you can also set out on a virtual journey thorugh nature with Google Expeditions. Explore various trek routes and breathtaking locations right from your phone. Learn more here.
The Google Glass Explorer Edition is an optical head-mounted display, designed in the shape of eyeglasses, released in 2013, with the mission of producing an ubiquitous computer. It displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format, and you can communicate with it via natural language voice commands. Many of its apps are good examples of augmented reality (AR). Find out more here.
Using it’s built-in video camera, it’s ideal for recording first-person experiences, such as for training videos.
Consisting of a wireless sensor camera and an interactive pen, the IPEVO system allows users to interact with projected images without a whiteboard. The sensor cam picks up the movements and clicks of the interactive pen, and directly reflects them onto your computer screen. IPEVO is a convenient and easy to use education tool for making your classroom more interactive. Find out more here.
Prijector is a slick and powerful device that directly connects to your Television or to any Projector. It enables one to share their full-screen and present wirelessly from Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry Devices. Prijector makes every meeting room video conferencing capable by running apps like Skype, Microsoft Lync, Google Hangouts, WebEx Meetings, Polycom RealPresence, Cisco Jabber, LifeSize ClearSea, Vidyo and BlueJeans. Find out more here.