Virtual Connected Educator Week of January 9, 2018

  

Hello Everyone!


Happy New Year and welcome back to school! This is our Virtual Connected Educator update for the week of January 9, 2018.


Are you watching the livestream from CES? Consumer Electronics Show

CES is the largest conference/stage for consumer entertainment technologies

Just go on to the main page https://www.ces.tech/ and click on topics.
You’ll see Gaming, VR & AR and then there is Fitness and Wearables.

There’s also IOT, Artifical Intelligence and Drones


If you keep clicking around the website, you’ll find Gary’s club https://www.ces.tech/Events-Programs/Garys-Book-Club.aspx

which is a series of books on technology that will be livestreaming interviews and sessions with authors http://live.ces.tech/category/videos/gary-s-book-club

It includes a session CES Power Play: How Video Games Can Save The World, coauthors Asi Burak and Laura Parker.  


Here’s some of the press coverage on what to look for at CES.


What to expect at CES 2018

https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/28/what-to-expect-at-ces-2018/?ncid=rss


Fortune CES

http://fortune.com/2017/12/28/ces-2018-samsung-google-lg-sony/


Gizmodo - Tech Things we are excited about

https://gizmodo.com/new-technology-were-actually-excited-about-for-2018-1821514332


The Verge will be doing continual updates on electronics, gadget and technology.

You can also follow it on twitter with the hashtag #CES2018


Coming Up!

Mark your calendar as our next Games & Sims network event will be on Wednesday January 17, 2018 at 8 pm ET.


Intro Session - Intro to Games & Sims and AR/VR/MR

Join the Games and Sims Network for an overview and introduction of what we mean when we talk, teach and design games, simulations, AR/VR/MR for education in the year 2018.
https://youtu.be/_rV36HuChtk



The ISTE Games & Sims will be doing the Ready Player One book club! The online book club will run March 14 - April 4, 2018


Yes, the group purposely timed our last week to be the week that the movie comes out! That way we are all caught up and ready to compare the movie with our imaginations and see what wins out. :D


We do have a sign-up ready http://bit.ly/readyplayeronesignup


COMMUNICATIONS

You can always find us over these social media channels.

Twitter @GmSimNetwork

Facebook http://bit.ly/gmsimnetworkfb

Flickr http://bit.ly/gsnpics

Google + http://bit.ly/gameandsimgoogle


Games & Sims Network has its own flickr group

Please join and also add pictures you have, we could especially use any games, tech, snowy mountain pictures or warm beach scenes!

Please join and also add pictures you have, we could especially use any games, tech, snowy mountain pictures or warm beach scenes!

Contributions this week from Farah Bennani @drfbennani Chris Luchs @NorthMetroTech and Kae Novak @kzenovka

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