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What's Hot In Interpretive Technology Right Now

10 things to get you thinking about technology in interpretation.

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1. Spherical Photos & Videos

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Turn your flat, static photos and videos into dynamic, engaging and interactive experiences.

2. Virtual Reality

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Take your 360 photos and videos to the next level by formatting them for virtual reality headsets. Vimeo now provides 360 uploading videos directly from your device.

Take a look at Google Expeditions to see how VR is being implemented in K-12 Classrooms

3. Colleen Dilenschneider

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Colleen's Blog Know Your Own Bone is a great place to learn about up-to-date data and research behind digital strategies for visitor serving organizations. You can also subscribe to her YouTube Channel

4. YouTube Closed Captioning Tool

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You want to add videos online, but you need to add closed captioning. YouTube has your solution. Oh, and it's FREE.

5. Horizon Report

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Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational and interpretive technology are placed directly in the context of their likely impact on the core missions of museums.

Download the report HERE

6. Flat Design

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Flat design is a style of interface design emphasizing minimum use of stylistic elements that give the illusion of three dimensions (such as the use of drop shadows, gradients or textures) and is focused on a minimalist use of simple elements, typography and flat colors.

Get your FREE Piktochart account and try out flat design yourself!

7. Open Education Resources

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Check out what the Smithsonian's Digital Learning Lab is doing to deliver digital assets to K-12 educators in a new way.

8. Glacier National Park on Social Media / Via Instagram

Glacier National Park is still crushing it on social media. Check out what they're doing on Instagram and Facebook.

9. Live Streaming

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Livestreaming is the fastest growing segment of social media. Get in on the game with Periscope or Facebook Live

10. InterpTech / Via Facebook

InterpTech is a collaborative workshop sponsored by California State Parks and the National Association for Interpretation that focuses on interpretive technologies, best practices, and innovative ideas for interpretation. Save the date for InterpTech2018 the first week of May next year.

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