Today’s classrooms should be equipped with the latest technology to enhance educational progress. Here are some gadgets that will help in day-to-day learning.

1. NARRATIVE CLIP
An excellent tool during classroom lessons, field trips or special events, this clip is a small, 8MP camera and HD video recorder. It is designed to auto-capture images and footage throughout the day. Priced at US$141.29 (RM614.40) at Amazon.com.

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2. BRAIN-SENSING HEADBAND
The Muse is a headband that measures brain waves using a similar method as a heart rate monitor. It can be used to strengthen the brain, trains it to stop wandering or diverting students’ attention.

When the headband senses distracted thoughts, it will send an alert to the wearer so he can get back on track. Priced at US$199.99 at Amazon.com.

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3. TOUCH BOARD
Promethean ActivBoard Touch can be used as a projector when connected to a computer or the external camera. It acts as an interactive whiteboard.

The interactive aspect of the board means that you can use a pen-like device or even a finger to draw on top of what is projected.

Teachers and students can easily interact with content using swipe, pinch and zoom gestures to share ideas, work on projects or master concepts. Priced at US$1,623 at Amazon.com.

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4. LILYPAD ARDUINO WEARABLE MODULES
Unlike other classroom wearables, Arduino modules are pieced together to create a single device.

The modules can track fitness and health data, send data or check surrounding temperatures. It can also be sewn into pieces of clothing to create fabric-based wearables.

Arduino kits are great for students who want to learn about electronics and modern technology. Priced at US$24.85 at Amazon.com.

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5. SMART GLASS
Forget traditional classroom training and memorising notes. Vuzix M100 smart glass serves as a tool for virtual sharing and guidance — between teachers and students.

Using the device, teachers can make first-person video guides in real time that will mimic the regular classroom experience. Priced at US$856.29 at Amazon.com.

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6. REAL-TIME ASSESSMENT SYSTEM
The Mimio Vote helps teachers measure their students understanding capacity.

This tool can help teachers track students progress through instant feedback and scores tallied over time.

It can also be used for testing training quizzes and homework besides downloading student results into spreadsheets and lesson plans. Priced at US$650 at Amazon.com.

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7. VIRTUAL KEYBOARD
Who needs a pen when you have a virtual keyboard on your table? The AGS Wireless Laser Projection Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard works by using a Bluetooth device, allowing you to do your work from just about anywhere. Priced at US$29.99 at Amazon.com.

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8. 3D PRINTING
The New Matter MOD-t 3D printer allows for more authentic exploration of objects that may not be readily available to education institutions, including animal anatomies and toxic materials.

From design to production, as well as demonstrations and participatory access, the 3D printer can open up new possibilities for learning activities. Priced at US$299.99 at Amazon.com.

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