Susan- I didn't follow the buzz on Twitter- but I have been reading some of the stories that have come out from the show - check out the following:
of course there are others- but I think these two did a nice job summing things up. I too am curious what others think and what you think will be the next thing to catch on.
Thanks Julia - OK so here are some cool items I found from reading some articles...
Blackberry Playbook http://us.blackberry.com/playbook-tablet/ - Like a small iPad (7 in) and has multitasking - super FAST and can be slipped into your pocket - out in the spring
Beamz - about $200 - musical instrument - make music with laser beams http://thebeamz.com/ - available NOW
Nintendo 3DS - 3D gaming without glasses - out in March
Motorola Atrix Phone - Neatest feature is the Atrix's docking ability. Atrix can dock into the "Motorola Lapdock," a brainless 11.6-inch, 2.4-lb laptop which uses a special "Webtop" app to provide a full screen, keyboard, speakers, and 2 USB portsfor the Atrix's abilities. The dock has 8 hours of battery life.
LOVE this one - VERY small projector (1.6 lbs) you can carry in your pocket - Vivitek Qumi Projector about $500 - http://www.projectorcentral.com/Vivitek-Qumi.htm
Would you like to have any of these items...if so then could you use them in your classroom? Let us know your ideas.
Susan - you asked an excellent question.
I personally would like to have five of the Vivitek Qumi Projectors for my classroom. I can envision students creating presentations (obviously self-selecting their tool of choice). These students would then have a "Sharing Session." We would rotate between who is presenting so others may walk the room and provide feedback to their peers. This could then lead into a student-led conference with parents. I can also see some students using these to share their "Science Fair Projects." I would much more enjoy a student's "Self-Selected Presentation" over the typical 3 way folded science fair board.
Can other teachers explain how they could use multiple Vivitek Qumi Projectors in their classroom? Inquiring minds want to know.