Make Classroom Technology Work for You

As an educator, it is not quite easy to keep up to date with the latest classroom technology as it keeps modifying according to the times. There are also so many new terms that keep coming up and you might not be sure how they are used. It is best to look at some educational sites.

Educational sites can be very informative and educational for the teachers themselves. They help teachers to always be updated with the latest information. They also help the teachers by giving them useful tips as well as material that they can use in the classroom.

Use projectors to give children the work that you obtained from the educational sites. This will make the lessons more interesting. There are numerous projection materials that you can use, like the interactive whiteboard. Speakers can also be connected so that there is audio in addition to video.

Children love to use their imagination. Educational sites can teach educators have to write an eBook with their students. This contributes to the development of the brain. Have children brainstorming ideas and developing them. With the use of videos and images, the eBooks become more exciting. Writing skills are enhanced as well storytelling skills.

It may not be easy as educators to provide all the classroom technology. This can be mainly attributed to the costs that are involved. There have to be enough computers for students to use. Computers are rather expensive if each classroom was to have them. Each grade could have a computer room and the classes can divide their time equally such that every one benefits from using the computer. Even without enough resources, educators can still get ideas to make the classroom much more fun to be in.

Drilling – Advanced Technology For Down-Hole Inspections

New advancements are continuously being developed to improve performance and efficiencies for oil well drilling. It is important for oil companies to stay current with the trends of advanced drilling capabilities. Saving time, keeping costs down and minimizing the margin of possible human error are all legitimate reasons why companies should take the necessary steps to ensure quality tools are being used and investments made for certain high-tech devices.

Baker Hughes has been developing technology solutions in the oil and gas drilling industry for over a century. The company caters to the needs of oil companies around the world and is constantly striving to come up with better, more cost-effective ways for these companies to do business. Exploration and drilling can be a dangerous, sensitive process. Having the right equipment can make a big difference out on an oil rig or in the oil field. Recovery times are quicker, efficiencies are greater and overall decision-making happens faster with the right tools.

Well logging, or borehole logging, happens while drilling boreholes-the horizontal or vertical narrow shaft drilled to extract the oil or gas. Logging includes the process of surveying and recording specific details of geologic formations that are penetrated by the borehole. Baker Hughes and other solutions-based companies have developed highly sophisticated logging-while-drilling (LWD) devices that assist with the inspection process, ensuring that measurements and other details found while inspecting the borehole are recorded accurately.

In the past, in order for oil and gas companies to log measurement information from down inside the borehole, a wireline, or a type of cable, would be tied to measuring devices or other equipment, then dropped down into the open passage. Several devices could be strung to the wire at once for multiple functionalities. However, logging-while-drilling (LWD) technology has almost completely replaced the wireline technique for measuring data. Now, specific information can be taken from the borehole immediately and virtually transmitted in real-time to computer stations on site or at the office base. Additionally, workers can get an up close image of the inside of the borehole for closer inspection.

Baker Hughes invented the INTEQ AziTrak™ Deep Azimuthal Resistivity LWD System-an advanced sensing technology that allows for a more detailed and faster down-hole view than a conventional sensor. This system acts as a GPS system, and was designed to allow oil rig workers to have a 360-degree perspective of the bed boundaries and oil and water contact zones. Workers are given a better scope for measuring, detecting and visualizing when inspecting a drill hole. This technology is compact and placed near the bit for advanced reservoir navigation.

Evaluation and logging of the borehole occurs in real-time with this product, also identifying non-productive intervals. Through this process, the well can be guided to avoid a reservoir exit. Also, workers are able to make more accurate well placement decisions, resulting in higher efficiency. According to the Baker Hughes website, “The technology is particularly useful in reservoirs associated with a high degree of geologic uncertainty. Early detection of nonproductive zones enables on-the-fly adjustments.” In addition to wells that are high-angled and horizontal, wellbore placement will be more exact with this technology.

The 3D eXplorer (3DeX) Service is another data processing technology developed by Baker Hughes. This tool allows for accurate measuring and computation of vertical and horizontal formation resistivity. This device is particularly useful for challenging borehole environments.

Major oil company, Halliburton, utilizes 3D visualization software for drilling operations. With Landmark’s AssetView™ and 3D Drill View KM™ software, workers can obtain a real-time evaluation for measuring and logging while drilling. This highly advanced technology empowers the user to make fast decisions since the view of the borehole is so clear and concise with the 3D model; and also due to the fact that data is reviewed in real-time. The visualization equipment runs on Microsoft Windows® 2000 and XP operating systems, where users can view and alter the earth model by rotating or zooming. With this technology, both teams in the field and teams back at the office can share information quickly and accurately. Decision-making becomes more uniform, more accurate, and can happen immediately. As soon as data is collected at the drilling site, teams elsewhere can view the same data.

New technology is being researched, tested and introduced every day. By having more technical equipment, oil and gas companies are able to quickly and precisely survey and measure a borehole.