Tagged: Technology


Augmented Reality: a new way to see the world

By Sneha Ojha | April 26, 2018, 7:53 p.m. | In Lifestyle »

On April 6 and 7, thousands of people across America gathered at the Washington Convention Center for the biennial USA Science and Engineering festival expo.


Faster than the speed of light? Nope, but close

By Sneha Ojha | Oct. 24, 2017, 7:57 p.m. | In Technology »

The BFRs were initially proposed as a vehicle that could be used to make the journey to Mars. Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, proposes using these BFRs for travel at home as well as in space travel. BFRs are bigger than any rocket SpaceX has built.


Everyone is at the Houseparty

By Nate Bodner | Jan. 6, 2017, 12:26 p.m. | In News Blog »

It seems like every teenager has Houseparty now. No, not the classic loud music, red solo cup and popcorn on the floor kind of house party. We mean the app; Houseparty.


Why Promethean?

By Amy Forsbacka | Dec. 23, 2016, 1:45 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Integrating technology in classrooms sounds groundbreaking, but the reality is not so glamourous. When Promethean boards started popping up in classrooms all around Montgomery County in 2008, it sounded like the perfect technology - designed to make learning interactive and to bring the fresh face of the 21st century to the classroom. But eight years later, those shiny dreams have come up short.


'Plugging in' isn't detrimental

By Arthi Vijaykumar | May 29, 2015, 1:39 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

As the number of new computer technologies increases, it's clear that our digital lives will become a much larger part of our overall lives. Rather than trying to hide from this fact, every person needs to figure out what balance of "real" and digital life works for them personally.


Unplugging from our phones, reconnecting with ourselves

By Ellie Struewing | May 23, 2015, 8:19 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Digital technology can do just about anything. It is a pathway for procrastination and a blocker of boredom. But it's also a distraction from life itself.


Flipping the classroom on its head

By Maximillian Foley-Keene | Jan. 9, 2015, 12:58 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

So how do we make sure that students know 100 percent of the foundation of a subject and 100 percent of all the concepts after? By flipping the lecture-test model of schooling on its head.


Tableting to the future

By Robert Pfefferle | Oct. 16, 2014, 10:21 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

Although some disagree, MCPS has the right idea. However, the arrival of the tablets is long overdue and insufficient: MCPS should add tablets to students of every class and grade level.


A new Vessyl on the horizon

By Kalin Vassilev | Aug. 2, 2014, 2:09 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

A San Francisco-based start-up tech company, has taken this technological shift a step further with the introduction of Vessyl, a new 'smart' cup capable of keeping track of your hydration habits and nutritional needs.


The perks of iOS 7

By Jacob Popper | Oct. 1, 2013, 7:40 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Overall, the updates on iOS 7 are an improvement over iOS 6 and can make the iPhone and iPod easier to use.


Local nature lab seeks high school help

By Sarah Trunk | Aug. 12, 2013, 9:07 a.m. | In News »

The Takoma Park Nature Lab, located on Carroll Avenue in Old Town Takoma Park, is now looking to expand opportunities for high school students through more programs and lab assistance.


Technological: Education of the technological generation

By Harini Salgado | July 31, 2013, 12:59 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

It's hard to believe how much technology has changed over the past twenty years. With that in mind, schools need to adapt to include more technology in the educational process to keep students entertained, as well as support their learning in new ways.


TechnoLogical: When Under Armour meets Polo

By Aanchal Johri | May 20, 2013, 7:43 p.m. | In News Blog »

Engineering student Gihan Amarasiriwardena was frustrated that stiff suit jackets didn't complement the sweaty and strenuous task of commuting by bike. He resolved to find a way to wear business clothing while keeping the body cool and active.


Board of Education approves $14.5 million technology plan

By Lily Gates | Sept. 24, 2012, 11:24 a.m. | In Local »

The MCPS Board of Education approved Superintendent Starr's $14.5 million proposal to install Promethean boards in all elementary schools and wireless networking to all MCPS schools next year.


Typing before talking

By Rachel Auerbach | Oct. 23, 2011, 2:23 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

It's true that technology is advancing rapidly, but the question arises – how young is too young for kids to be using technology for entertainment, and could exposure to this at such a young age be unhealthy?


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