ICT in Education/Hardware
The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.
What’s more, the Raspberry Pi has the ability to interact with the outside world, and has been used in a wide array of digital maker projects, from music machines and parent detectors to weather stations and tweeting birdhouses with infra-red cameras. We want to see the Raspberry Pi being used by kids all over the world to learn to program and understand how computers work.
Tablets can be used in an innovative way for learning. DSV use Samsung tablets for learning expeditions for recording video, audio, images, taking notes, and to surf the web while students are observing different things and places.
The Rift is an upcoming virtual reality head-mounted display, being developed by Oculus VR. During its period as an independent company, before being purchased by Facebook, Oculus VR had raised US$91 million for the development of the Rift. The consumer version of the product is expected to become available in late 2014 or early 2015. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oculus_Rift)
A 3D camera is a type of camera with two or more lenses with a separate image sensor or film frame for each lens. This allows the camera to simulate human binocular vision, and therefore gives it the ability to capture three-dimensional images, a process known as stereo photography. Stereo cameras may be used for making stereo views and 3D pictures for movies, or for range imaging. (source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereo_camera) There are low cost 3D cameras that can be used for creating attractive 3D education resources. Gopro is a one brand and they are user-friendly and come with free editing software for 3D video editing.