Author: Thomas Hagen

Rocketbook Wave

Meet Rocketbook Wave WHY? Ever think microwaves could be associated with notebooks? Researchers are changing the way students and workers take notes, with a twist. This notebook is reusable up to 5 times. To erase all the notes all one has to do is place a cup of water on the notebook, then place it in the microwave! Weird, but...

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Guy Raz

Meet Guy Raz WHY? Guy is the host of two huge NPR radio shows/podcasts, TED radio hour and How I Built This. His in depth research and compelling stories aim to inspire listeners to reach for the stars whenever they have entrepreneurial ambitions. Check out his latest work [Here] and...

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Autodraw

Meet Autodraw WHY? As one of the AI experiments run by Google, this program has a huge amount of potential. Autodraw works in a very simple way, users draw anything that comes to mind and the AI will search for an image on its files that represents anything similar to the drawing. Its educational value is truly modern. As a push to encourage learning through repetition, teachers and students can use this application to assist  with memory when notes are being...

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Pediatric HAL

Meet Pediatric HAL WHY? Education and learning aren’t always conducted inside of a classroom. Medical students also need to learn with patients. These students now have the opportunity to do so with HAL, an incredibly realistic robot. This robot resembles a small child and is training pediatric doctors first hand. The “boy” screams, bleeds, and reacts to most procedures as a child would. Read more about HAL on...

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Meet Avenger Hero Innovation Kit

Meet Avenger Hero Innovation Kit WHY? Avengers Assemble and teach kids how to program! Not literally. But toy creators at LittleBits are trying to inspire the next generation of programmers with their Avengers Hero Innovation Kit, which is basically a programmable Iron Man glove! Fully customizable and interactive, this glove is accompanied by an app that puts the user through multiple “onboarding” steps. When these are completed the app helps the user learn how to code. A truly heroic way to encourage...

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