NEO’s Holly Klingler talks about a great way to share your screen, help for the visually impaired, coding for kids, and yet another drone this week on Emerging Techbits.
Looking for a way to record what's on your screen? Try Screencast-O-Matic. This FREE tool is a great way to share "How-tos" for technology, as it records the actions on your PC's screen and can record audio. I've been using it for years and, by coincidence, was just using it this morning!
CES happened recently, and we always get a few "wows" from it. One wow this year is Aipoly, an app that promises to help the blind by identifying objects held in front of a phone or tablet's screen.
Holly made the excellent point that this could prove really useful for English Language Learners, too! Right now the app is in beta and iPhone only.
Coding for kids is all the rage, but Fisher-Price's upcoming Code-a-pillar is really something unique. It brings hands-on coding to the preschool crowd by allowing kids to "program" the caterpillar by way of hooking up segments.
Each segment indicates a movement the Code-a-pillar should make, so once everything is hooked up, you can let it go and watch it carry out the actions you programmed.
When it isn't coding, it's drones... Another cool CES technology mentioned by Holly is the Ehang 184, a self-piloting drone big enough to carry a person!
However, you may need to shelve those Jetson dreams for the moment. This isn't even remotely ready for prime time.