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The Best EdTech At ACM ISS 2018


The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS) is one of our favorites academic events to attend because so much of it directly applies to the classroom of the future. This year, the conference will take place in Tokyo and has fantastic keynote speakers with experience in architecture.

Our Director of Strategy, Dr. Edward Tse looked into the Education Technology projects you’ll get to see at the conference and selected the ones we believe you should keep an eye out for:

- Researchers from the University of Paris Sud, France, developed movable displays that get out of your way so that you reach the content you need.

- Our Director of Strategy, Dr. Edward Tse, worked on a paper with Professor Stacey Scott and Daniel Varona Marin from the University of Waterloo, Canada on what people do with their pictures of whiteboards. Discover it at ISS 2018.

- Fabrice from Preferred Networks presents ColourAIze, a projection based drawing system that allows someone to draw a few strokes and then see the picture painted with that particular color. Interesting that the fill looks like it was painted rather than a solid color.

- Researchers from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan present a sand table that could convert into a water table using compressed air and an image overlay.

- Ahu from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, is a projector and sensor-equipped robot for the classroom that enables activities such as drawing, and floor games such as selecting items to recycle.

- Researchers at Kaist developed DiaQwerty that makes it easier to type on a smartwatch.

- Researchers from the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo, Japan, developed Scoopirit a method of scooping mid-air images on a water surface. It's an evolution for a water table for kids.

- Researchers from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, developed Milolight to enable flashlights to direct attention and provide image overlays on a large display.

- Researchers from the University of Bayreuth, Germany, developed Levi Cursor, a foam ball that physically levitates according to your hands using ultrasonic speakers.

- Researchers from Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas, USA, developed an electronic whiteboard for surgical scheduling, that might be quite relevant for team projects as well.

- Researchers from the University of Hamburg, Germany, developed floor projections to guide learners around a museum artifact.

These are, according to us, the best EdTech picks from ACM ISS 2018. Let us know in the comments section what your picks are.

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At leading EdTech conferences he connects with Keynote speakers to share best practices in teaching and apply them to the Product Roadmap at NUITEQ. As Director of Strategy at NUITEQ, Dr. Edward Tse focuses on improving learning using the most popular Educational videos and enabling creative expression using lightweight tools on mobile devices.