Posted on | June 17, 2012 | 1 Comment
I sometimes think we are losing track of the mobile revolution.
Actually I am not sure that many have even got on the mobile revolution train yet!
But there is still time to figure things out.
There are some very cool tools coming online to make mobile phones the must use classroom tool.
CrowdOptic connects users by what they’re looking at with their phone Checking in to a location on Facebook and live tweeting from an event is common practice these days, but the latest mobile technology now allows consumers to engage and interact just by pointing their smartphone camera at an object.
Based in San Francisco and launched last summer, CrowdOptic uses focus-based services to supply data on engagement as well as time and location. What that means, according to the company, is that venues, advertisers, and sponsors can respond in real-time to shifts in crowd momentum, enhance in-venue security, and deliver hyper-targeted mobile media.
Focus-based tools seem to be the way forward.
With focus-based technology, users can also connect with other people who are zooming in on the same thing with their camera. These “clusters” can share their comments, photos, and videos with each other and with people outside the event.
What this tool does is enable is to cut through the clutter.
Interesting so how do we use it in the classroom?