This video by Paul Hamilton features a neat new technology called beacons. Beacons are a low cost piece of hardware that can be attached to classroom wall or student desk. I was so excited watching how Paul set up his classroom with various learning zones that I immediately purchased a set of Estimote iBeacons that will be delivered to me within the next month.
I loved the creativity of how Paul used it to create hot/cold features through the iPad app as students got closer to learning zones in his classroom. I want to set them up outside my school building since the weather is getting nicer.
Oh, I should forewarn the view — this is the kind creativity technology that is so exciting that when you see it you just might wet your pants — I almost did!!
Paul – thank-you for your stroke of genius.