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Gimmick or Teaching Tool: Apple Watch in Education

Is the Apple Watch a gimmick or teaching tool? This panel will offer 4 unique perspectives on how the Apple Watch can be used in a variety of educational settings. We will share the stories of how the Apple Watch has been used to improve independence, accessibility, and quality of life for visually impaired students, hearing impaired students, and students who are in wheelchairs. We will showcase how the Apple Watch integrates with other emergent tech such as iBeacons and Augmented Reality. The Apple Watch can be a powerful tool for 21st century storytelling & data collection in global learning spaces. Latest ed tech fad? Come hear our stories about the Apple Watch and make up your mind.

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  1. Participants will be able to understand the implications for wearable technology in diverse learning environments.
  2. Participants will be able to explore the the Apple Watch integration into the the iBeacon technology ecosystem.
  3. Participants will be able to identify the potential for the Apple Watch to collect data and create stories in an educational setting.



Courtney Pepe, Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction, A Harry Moore

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