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Looking Back At 2010 And Looking Forward To 2011.

The Web20Classroom

So here is my reflections on 2010 and my predictions for 2011. Here is an example I use a lot where I asked people to give me their thoughts on what a PLN (Personal Learning Network) means to them. Tablets- The iPad is wicked cool. My reflections on 2010, and my thoughts on 2011.

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TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel

EdTechSandyK

Notes from TCEA 2011 Panel. Melanie Pritchett - Compass Learning, Austin, TX Dr. Frances McArthur - Superintendent, Lexington, TX We are on the cusp of exciting times in Texas, using digital content in the classroom. In Strama''s Sylvan learning centers, they run diagnostics on the students, identify their needs, and individualze their instruction. Are tablets ready? We spend rediculously large sums of money to the same companies every few years for repackaged content.

Fingerprint: Brand New Apps For Kids and Their Grownups

Kleinspiration

While they play, kids learn--everything from story comprehension to math skills. Here is an exclusive sneak peek video of this great company, which allows us to really have a good insight into what our kids are doing on their tablets and smart phones.

Looking Back At 2011 And Looking Forward To 2012

The Web20Classroom

We are seeing more and more teachers, conferences, and companies embrace QR as another way to engage students, audiences and customers. If you still wanna learn more you can check out my Livebinder all about QR.

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The Today Show's Top Tech Gifts for Women

Kleinspiration

million books, magazines, interactive kids'' books Must-have apps like Angry Birds, top music services, & more Tablet essentials–email & Web w/video Samsung Blue Ray Surround System $649 Finally there’s a home theater system that values audio as much as visual.

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More great places, awesome people

Learning with 'e's

Continuing my review of the year, here are my top five places for 2011. Mombasa is an island city of almost 1 million souls, and is surrounded by water, so I went equipped with malaria tablets and insect repellent, and believe me, they were needed.

Tech Coaches: How can we create a safe learning environment for our struggling learners?

TeacherCast

The post Tech Coaches: How can we create a safe learning environment for our struggling learners? Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies.

Education Startup Backed By Mark Zuckerberg Starts Global Expansion With Acquisition

Wisewire

The company is paying $120 million to acquire Osmo, a U.S. startup that makes learning games for young children. Former teacher Byju Raveendran founded Byju in 2011, originally called Think and Learn.

Why Your School Should Stick to Core Principles Instead of Market Trends

EdNews Daily

Rather than attempting to outpace neighboring school districts by purchasing new technology, it’s crucial to focus more on what new solutions can do to support teaching and learning. Will this truly enable a better learning environment for our students?

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The power of ed-tech in the developing world

Neo LMS

We focus a lot on the K-12 system of the United States in our blog , and I thought it would be fun and interesting to explore how countries in the developing world are facing their specific educational challenges with blended learning models. Zaya Learning Labs. E-learning

Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

Edsurge

From 2011 to 2014, U.S. higher education courseware in 2015, down from 50 percent the year before, according to a 2018 report from Macquarie, an investment bank and financial services company. Education Technology Digital Learning in Higher Ed Market Trends

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Using Skype Video Conferencing To Connect Our Classrooms

TeacherCast

Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies. Welcome to the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Spotlight Series Podcast.

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How can we use Office 365 for Professional Development in our schools?

TeacherCast

In this episode, learn about the power of collaborative learning with the power of Office 365. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies.

College and Career Ready: How to set your students up for success?

TeacherCast

In this episode, we learn how teach a college and career ready curriculum. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies.

How do we teach our students Practical Entrepreneurship?

TeacherCast

Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies.

Keeping Professional Development Fun and Exciting for your Teachers

TeacherCast

In today's episode of the MIE Spotlight Series, we take a look at how one school district is bringing some innovative ideas into the professional learning space with the help of Office 365, One. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup.

Introducing the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert: Spotlight Series Podcast

TeacherCast

Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies.

How Can We Use Technology To Raise The Bar in Special Education classrooms?

TeacherCast

Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies. Welcome to the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Spotlight Series Podcast.

What makes the Microsoft Education Community so special?

TeacherCast

Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies. Jeff sits down with Pennsylvania educator, Michael Soskil (@msoskil) to discuss why YOU should participate in this years Skypeathon.

What Makes a Great Data Assessment Tool?

TeacherCast

Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS — A few years ago, with little fanfare or announcement, the New Orleans education system began a massive experiment that’s reshaping how kids learn across the city. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative. Future of Learning.

CDI Receives Award from Microsoft for Deploying More than 1 Million OS Licenses

techlearning

The company provides student and teacher devices, a wide range of classroom technology and accessories, deployment services and warranty programs. In 2011, CDI was also awarded the GOLD OEM Partner status by Microsoft. Learn more at [link].

Amplify’s Games Find a New Home in Touch Press

Edsurge

During its heyday, Amplify touted its orange tablets as the tool that would transform digital learning experiences in school. Yet the company’s most impressive offering may have been its games. based company invested more than $25 million to partner with talented developers who built 30 learning games covering math, science and English Language Arts. All three parties decided to merge their assets under one new company that adopted the Touch Press brand.

As Google steals its education thunder, what can Microsoft do?

The Christensen Institute

As customers became less willing to pay for further improvements in performance and reliability, the companies that offered more affordable and customizable modular solutions gained the advantage. This quickly put nonintegrated companies, such as WordPerfect and Lotus, out of business—and Microsoft retained its advantage. School leaders who select laptops and netbooks say that although tablets are great for consuming content, they are lousy for creating it.

Google’s Stadia holds promises in Serious Games, VR and Mixed Reality

Playware Studios

In our very own Singapore, the telecommunications behemoth SingTel launched its cloud-based video game service called ‘ESC’ all the way back in 2011. It has features such as the Style Transfer ML and Stream Connect, that utilise real-time machine learning. The fact that it is open source means innovation and collaboration that draws on a pool of talent and know how that is far beyond any single company could muster.

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

Edsurge

Although the pessimists correctly observe that many questionable edtech startups have been over-funded and over-hyped these past few years (and some of the biggest are likely to crash to Earth in the near future), it’s simultaneously true that the next decade is likely to see the birth and growth of some of the most transformative education companies of this century. In 2002, our team at Microsoft Education created an LMS for a world where every teacher and student had a tablet computer.

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Boxlight and Globisens Release New Version of GlobiLab Analytical Software for the Labdisc

techlearning

About Globisens Established in April 2009, Globisens is an education technology company, focused on delivering the most modern pioneering solutions for K-12 science.

“Technology in the classroom is not the magic. The magic is when the technology gets in the hands of the right teacher, and they know what to do with it.” – Sam Al-Schamma, Singapore

Daily Edventures

Now covering the company’s education sector in Asia Pacific and Japan, Al-Schamma is getting first-hand look at how that technology is impacting students and teachers. I asked one of them, ‘Do you have a tablet at home?’

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

And whether you are personally concerned about issues of privacy (perhaps because you believe you have nothing to hide ), you should be concerned about the ability of even the most sophisticated technology company to keep the data collected about you secure. It’s one thing to be blasé about what a company you’ve chosen to do business with might do with your personal information; it’s another thing altogether when the bad guys have stolen it.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

And whether you are personally concerned about issues of privacy (perhaps because you believe you have nothing to hide ), you should be concerned about the ability of even the most sophisticated technology company to keep the data collected about you secure. It’s one thing to be blasé about what a company you’ve chosen to do business with might do with your personal information; it’s another thing altogether when the bad guys have stolen it.

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CDI Partners with littleBits to Provide STEAM Coding Starter Kits to Schools

techlearning

Students learn by doing, and the littleBits STEAM Coding Starter Kits provide a great way to teach important STEAM skills through hands-on learning experiences,” said Glenn Collins, vice president of mobile computing at CDI. Students learn through creating games and inventions, and even generating their own music. CDI’s product line includes PCs, Notebooks, Chromebooks, Tablets, Servers and Networking Equipment, 3D printers and classroom accessories. Chicago IL – Feb.

Four Qualities of The Most Useful Apps For The Classroom

MindShift

Smartphones and tablets have quickly become a permanent part of students’ daily lives. On average, 13- to 18-year-olds spend about nine hours a day on entertainment media, much of which is on tablets and smart phones.

Disintermediating IT: The Secret Sauce To Small School EdTech Success

There is no box

Prior to my arrival, they had been contracting with a local tech services company for their onsite break/fix tech needs. While local IT services companies may do an ok job of break/fix, contracting with them is a ticket to status quo at best and sometimes serious frustration at worst.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

In 2011, the analyst firm Gartner predicted that annual tablet shipments would exceed 300 million units by 2015. The very next day, Apple shares hit $97.80, an all-time high for the company. 2011 – the phones in their pockets.

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The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

Bust or not, companies across the tech sector, particularly those with high “burn rates” , faced tough choices in 2016: “cut costs drastically to become self-sustaining, or seek additional capital on ever-more-onerous terms,” as The WSJ put it – that is, if they were able to raise additional capital at all. The CEO of Safari Books left the company “ amidst massive layoffs.” These companies almost all share the same investors too.