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Vicki Davis

Twenty Uses for QR Codes and Tags for Marketing « Digital Business by Will Ha... - 0 views

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    This is information on QR codes for Marketing but in this there is potential for schools - particularly ubiquitous "hardlinks" between educational experiences like museums.
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    As you think about QR codes, this list of 20 marketing uses of QR codes is a place to start.
Vicki Davis

Making All the Right Calls | Popular Science - 1 views

  • “Imagine you’re out in the middle of nowhere and you want to be able to diagnose malaria,” says Daniel Fletcher, holding up what looks like a cellphone sprouting a kaleidoscope. All you have to do is aim the phone at a patient’s wan-looking skin or a drop of blood squeezed onto a microscope slide, he explains. Then you point, click, and hit “send.” The digital image zips to an off-site lab, where a technician scans it for signs of disease and e-mails back an initial diagnosis—all in less than 10 minutes. “In developing countries, patients wouldn’t have to go to a clinic,” he says. “You could make a diagnosis right in the field.” Although many impoverished patients lack access to clinics, 80 percent of the world’s population lives near a cellphone tower.
  • With mobile devices like this, home health aides could start to provide diagnostic services, and they could also take pictures over time to show doctors whether a patient is getting better. We’ve got an opportunity to leapfrog some of the costs of health care.”—
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    Incredible story of how cell phones will be used to diagnose disease - a PERFECT movie!
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    Wow!!! Using cell phone technology, high powered medical diagnosis and lab work can be provided remotely through cameras. This is what letting students work with cell phones can do as this is Daniel Fletcher and his undergraduates at the University of California worked to create a mobile diagnosis tool from cell phones.

    THIS is innovation. Harness the untapped power of student creativity and innovation and use it as a learning process. DO IT NOW!!
Vicki Davis

Thinking Machine wiki / Think Handhelds - 0 views

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    Website about using cell phones in school - will be topic of a great movie for someone on Flat Classroom.
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    Information collected by Karen Montgomery on using cell phones in learning. Some great resources are here.
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