Technology Double Shot!
A double shot of technology information every Tuesday
This Double Shot brought to you by 5th Grade Teacher Sara Ballon!
This month in aviation history
1926 - 1st flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd)
If a field trip to the museum isn't a possibility for your students, The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum does offer thirteen good online exhibits. Click on the link for more info about cool stuff for your Social Studies or Science curriculum, including The story of human exploration of the Moon by the United States and How Things Fly, which features an interactive module in which students design their own airplanes.
First Shot: Send an e-mail to your future self!
Second Shot: Mani, Pedi, Techie?
Talk about wearable technology...
Two MIT Media Lab researchers are developing nail art decals that will double as touchpads to control your phone or laptop with a single swipe. A thumbnail decal holds a thin, multi-layer trackpad that uses BLE Bluetooth technology to sync up the wearer’s swipes and taps to other digital devices.
Like regular nail decals, the product has a fashion element, and different designs will be available for purchase. The idea is that the battery will be rechargeable, keeping the decals reusable, but a projected low price point could allow users to buy multiple designs to match their every mood and outfit. How low is low? They estimate $10, should they be able to secure large scale manufacturing.