Looking Back At 2010 And Looking Forward To 2011.

The Web20Classroom

So here is my reflections on 2010 and my predictions for 2011. Tablets- The iPad is wicked cool. This is the chance for us to see what will be hot in electronics this year and I expect it to be tablets. 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. Are tablets ready? We spend rediculously large sums of money to the same companies every few years for repackaged content. also need to get telecommunications companies to run fiber to rural areas which they are reluctant to do because it is not profitable for them. digital content tcea tcea 2011 Texas Texas legislature Texas State Board of Education

Fingerprint: Brand New Apps For Kids and Their Grownups

Kleinspiration

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. Tablets- It''s going to be tough to find anyone who would argue that Tablet did not increase in use in education this year.

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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.

Education Startup Backed By Mark Zuckerberg Starts Global Expansion With Acquisition

Wisewire

The company is paying $120 million to acquire Osmo, a U.S. Former teacher Byju Raveendran founded Byju in 2011, originally called Think and Learn. He says he first encountered Osmo when his five-year-old son started playing some of the company’s games last year.

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

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. Professional Development can be much more than "sit and get."

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Keeping Professional Development Fun and Exciting for your Teachers

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.

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 power of ed-tech in the developing world

Neo LMS

The deal saw the books delivered to over 600,000 government distributed teacher tablets across the country, amounting to over 40 million individual e-textbooks! Launched in March of 2011, Descomplica is Brazil’s leading ed-tech provider, specialising in the high school market.

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.

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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.

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.

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. 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. Theoretically, Stadia hosted games could be streamed to tablets, mobiles and headsets directly.

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.

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?’

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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Higher Ground Technology Cases

Kathy Schrock

They were one of the first companies that understood how important it was to offer cases that would protect student laptops as one-to-one programs were rolled out in schools. tablet. The tablet is an odd size, but several cases from Higher Ground work perfectly for protecting it!

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.

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

CDI’s product line includes PCs, Notebooks, Chromebooks, Tablets, Servers and Networking Equipment, 3D printers and classroom accessories. The company holds ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications, and processes more than one million I.T. Founded in 2011 by Ayah Bdeir, its innovative platform of easy-to-use electronic blocks allows anyone to create and prototype with electronics, independent of age, gender or technical ability. Chicago IL – Feb.

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.

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.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

What’s different about the trend today is that educational technology companies are eagerly marketing software under the “personalized learning” label. It also invested in software like ST Math and the reading program Lexia, created by the Rosetta Stone company.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

The students live in homes with multiple laptops, iPads, tablets, iPhones – iEverything. The district has already spent more than $3 million since 2011 on tablets, laptops, software programs, fiber optic wiring, and engineers to oversee all the instructional technology.

ProfHacker 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

ProfHacker

For more ideas, check out the previous guides: 2015 , 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , and 2009 — or share your favorite gifts with us in the comments! But some lesser-known companies make nice speakers that sound good and are quite affordable.