Artyom Leydiker has been interested in technology for as long as he can remember. Now more than ever, technology has become a domineering force — both in our individual everyday lives and in global shifts toward change and progress in business, entertainment, education, and much more. Artyom created this blog to share some of the news and trends in technology that inspire him, including but not limited to virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and the rise of blockchain. Check out his blog page for all content, or get started with a few posts below!
Technology has and will always be the future. It is leading the top innovations of the world and continues to advance every day. There are emerging technologies and new discoveries on the horizon promising to change our daily lives and create an entirely new world. It can be difficult to keep up with new developments and tech trends, which is why podcasts have become a popular way to get new information on innovative technology. Here are the top tech podcasts you should be listening to:
Note to self
Hosted by Manoush Zomorodi, Note to self is a tech show all about managing your daily life in the digital age. With technology promising to build a better future an make our lives easier, each episode looks at tech from the human perspective. The show deliberates how technology is affecting our work, leisure, and health. This includes topics like internet surveillance, balancing work and life, or what actually happens devices are left at home instead of being carried with us wherever we go. This show puts a very human look on how tech really affects our lives.
This Week in Tech
The best and most entertaining way to keep up with the latest in technology is by listening to This Week in Tech. This is an awesome podcast that is hosted by Leo Laporte. He discusses weekly with different guest appearances the latest tech trends in great detail. There are hundreds of episodes to date on topics from debating on the current tech news to reviewing the latest consumer electronics and apps. This is a great podcast to always stay up to date on the latest technology.
The Big Web Show
For a podcast that goes really in-depth on tech and emerging trends, give The Big Web Show a listen. This podcast is hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman with other tech experts from different fields as guests. Each episode lasts about an hour and covers all things on the web. The topics range from how to grow a business digitally through web design to internet legislature. Jeffrey Zeldman gives incredible interviews and offers a great balance with his guests between anecdotal stories and real detailed analysis of the topic.
The impact of technology occurs across all sectors, including education. As researchers work to make technological advances have more practical implications, those in the education sector are finding ways to integrate technology into schools. These are four of the top trends pushing technology in the classroom.
The advent of virtual reality in the classroom aids in active learning for students. Different applications even allow students to participate in learning activities together. Students can explore other countries and times as though they were there in person. With the rise in developing tools for students with special needs, virtual reality can play a role for children with autism. Virtual reality can help these students practice situations and prepare them for classroom learning.
Social Media Use
While social media use still requires caution and supervision, especially for younger children, it can facilitate collaboration in learning. Teachers can make private groups on Facebook to let students talk to each other and share resources. Students and teachers can share relevant news articles or videos. Active social media use also allows parents to interact with teachers and get to know other students in the classroom.
Instead of banning laptops and tablets in the classroom, many schools now provide individual computers and tablets for students. Rather than spend an hour in the computer lab a day, teachers get to use computers to help students explore key concepts and reinforce materials in class. Researching during class time and playing learning games now take place electronically. Even teachers in high school and college see the value in students taking notes with a laptop over pen and paper.
The integration of machine learning into the classroom is on the rise. Machine learning allows computer programs to adjust to situations and simulations using data to predict outcomes. In education, machine learning can help learning programs adapt to individual needs by assessing student outcomes and developing a curriculum based on student performance. Computer software can also use data to determine the reminders that students and teachers need to be efficient.
Technology can redefine learning spaces and approaches to teaching. By including technological devices and programs in the classroom, students can submerge themselves into the material. Likewise, teachers have the advantage of integrating data to improve delivery systems. These are some of the top tech trends in education.