• Technology

    Everything You Need to Know About Smart Watches

    Wearable technology is all the craze nowadays. Smart this, smart that. Almost any gadget that’s “smart” automatically earns the classification of a wearable device. But, what, technically, does it mean? For starters, let’s look at everything that you need to know about smart watches. What does it do, and how is it different from a normal watch? From the outside, smart watches don’t look that much different from standard digital watches today. That is until it lights up. It shows its true form as its screen menu is accessed, revealing that it is, in essence, tech accessory. Just as how smartphones are sometimes dubbed as pocket PCs, smart watches are overly…

  • EdTech,  Technology

    The Advancement of Technology in Classrooms

    Computers are machines of information, and thus are inevitable vessels of education. This is why, at some point, the computer, no matter how exclusive its use had been, would eventually find itself in the classroom. The road to the advancement of technology in classrooms, and in education in general, has been set with milestones. Its history has its share of leaps, steps, and perhaps also a few setbacks, as it goes from giant mainframe systems to the portable and easily accessible Chromebook that you have today. The earliest time that computers have been seen used in educational establishments was during World War II, when computers were used by universities, particularly…

  • Technology

    Where It All Began: The PDF File

    In this day and age, software such as Google Docs make editing and sharing documents online a piece of cake. This is why many question if PDFs are still a necessary tool in the commercial world and even in the field of education technology. The answer lies in PDF’s characteristics. For one, they can be quickly created. Also, they are convertible and so portable that they can be readily seen anywhere across the globe simultaneously. For those who would want to view a document in its original format, PDFs are still the best option. This brings us to the question of how the PDF was born in the cyber world.…

  • EdTech

    EdTech: The Failed Models and the Hopeful Solution

    Regardless of where it is used, technology should ideally make things easier for everyone. It should allow everyone involved, from the developers to the end users, to increase their productivity, learn more, and advance and improve their techniques and output. These things, when applied to the education system, seem very promising. Imagine a school so technologically advanced that students, teachers, and administrators alike revolutionize teaching and learning. This was probably the vision the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) had in mind. In 2013, the city’s school district purchased and distributed iPads pre-installed with the Pearson curriculum. It was indeed a pioneer move that aimed to provide students and teachers…