How to Transform Teaching with Tablets – From Tom Daccord & Justin Reich

EdTechTeacher

Over the past century, radio, television, video cassette recorders, desktop computers, laptop computers, handheld devices, tablets, and cell phones have all been heralded as potentially transformative classroom tools (Cuban, 1986, 2003). Over the past four years, we at EdTechTeacher have seen an incredible surge in another type of technology in schools: the tablet computer. To make the most of the investment in tablet computers, school leaders need to do three things.

Apple and Microsoft Now Offer $100 Styluses. But Do Schools Need—or Want—Them?

Edsurge

Their battery-powered pens for the Surface tablet cost up to $100 each and claim to have 4,096 different pressure points for precision. In April, Acer will unveil its first Chrome OS tablet with a stylus included, along with a built-in place to store it. My students are responsible for our class tablets, Chromebooks, headphones, mice and more,” he adds, “so I really think students would step up to the task of taking care of them.”

3 ways Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers) paved the way for edtech

eSchool News

Mobile apps and tablets have incredible educational potentials but continues to be a controversial topic, with many parents divided on how much access they should grant their children and at what ages.

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

Mobile technologies have changed over the years: from the early PDAs, Blackberrys and feature phones with texting capability and cameras, to tablets and eReaders to the ubiquitous smartphones of today. ANDERSON, T (2003).

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

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In 2002, our team at Microsoft Education created an LMS for a world where every teacher and student had a tablet computer. Tablet computers didn’t take off until a decade later. As recently as 1997, only 27 percent of America’s K-12 school had internet access—a number that skyrocketed to 92 percent by 2003. Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges.

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What Kids Need for Optimal Health and School Engagement

MindShift

Activities such as sports, visual and performing arts, community service, journalism, and academic clubs can be sources for positive playtime for teenagers (Mahoney, Cairns, & Farmer, 2003;Mahoney, Larson, & Eccles, 2005). 2003).

Amplify’s Been Quiet. Here’s Where CEO Larry Berger Says It’s Going in 2018

Edsurge

And that’s the thing we started doing back in 2003, which has grown and evolved. We were talking about tablets, games, books and other kinds of services. In the education technology business, Larry Berger is considered—if not the smartest guy in the room, then certainly one of the wiser ones. With more than 20 years in the industry, Larry has seen the ups and downs, twists and turns.

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

Nearly 40 percent of students with assigned tablets report watching teacher created videos, compared to just 21 percent of students without.

What do preschool teachers need to do a better job?

The Hechinger Report

When she got her first preschool classroom in 2003 though, she said she had to write her own curriculum and figure out what her kids needed. Elena Gomez, an assistant teacher at P.S. 3 in Brooklyn, plays a new tablet-based math game with a student.

The History of the Future of E-rate

Hack Education

The Supreme Court ruled in 2003 that CIPA does not violate the Constitution. Now that schools are increasingly providing students with laptops or tablets, filtering software often happens at the device-level, not simply at the school network level.