Ways to Get Technology into Your Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you have a passion for teaching with tablets, Chromebooks, or setting up a digital station then you have many ways to afford that dream. The proceeds can go towards getting computers, laptops, tablets, better wifi, a technology cart, or other digital tools. Pilot programs - Often big companies like MicroSoft or Verizon will want to run pilot programs worldwide and provide your school with tons of their devices.

Ways to Get Technology into Your Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you have a passion for teaching with tablets, Chromebooks, or setting up a digital station then you have many ways to afford that dream. The proceeds can go towards getting computers, laptops, tablets, better wifi, a technology cart, or other digital tools. Pilot programs - Often big companies like MicroSoft or Verizon will want to run pilot programs worldwide and provide your school with tons of their devices.

TONS of #RightDevice Tech Resources from @IntelEDU 's New Learning Community to Support Teachers!

Kleinspiration

I was recently contacted by Intel, a technology company that hopes to assist educators all over the world with their newest technological advancements and devices. As an added bonus, they will be donating a tablet to one of our lucky readers.

Sleep Pod Companies Want to Disrupt Naps on Campus

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Franklin Harrison, director of recreational sports, goes as far to say there is a “sleep crisis” on campus and that health experts were looking for ways to promote sleep health when they purchased their own tubular sleep device in 2014. Another sleep pod company on the horizon is hoping to address cost concerns by dropping sleep pods onto campuses for free—and instead rely on a paid advertising model.

Coding with Kindergartners

My Paperless Classroom

Knowing this, I wanted to design a programming scope and sequence that mostly used tablet-based tools. I was really excited when I was introduced to Daisy the Dinosaur and Hopscotch, both from Hopscotch technologies , a great app company.

Sphero, an Introduction

My Paperless Classroom

The Sphero company made these posts possible by providing 2 robots for review purposes. The Robot The Sphero robot is a motorized ball that interfaces with a phone/tablet via Bluetooth.

14 Fabulous Finds - A Daringly Geeky Gift Guide

The Daring Librarian

Bonus: This company has some of the BEST customer service I''ve ever dealt with. Phillips Hue - Mobile & Interactive starter light kit - Through your smart phone or tablet, recreate millions of different colors, set timers and alarms, connect to your favorite apps and dim the light.

What is digital learning?

Learning with 'e's

The mLearn tour is sponsored by a company called Telco Technology Services who specialise in supporting teachers in New Zealand schools with technology training and provision.

The 21st Century Principal Blog Anniversary and 1 Millionth Page View

The 21st Century Principal

Quick reviews of new software or new tablet apps have been common, as well as the occasional review of new hardware and technological devices. This was in spite of the countless offers, which I appreciate, from companies wanting me to review their product. Today, The 21st Century Principal shares two milestones: its 1 millionth page view, and its 5 year anniversary.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Reinventing the Classroom - Library 2.014 - The Real 1:1 - Reclaim Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

With the tablet classroom in mind, Common Sense Media, well-renowned for their digital citizenship curriculum and resources, now offers resources for teaching digital citizenship in an iPad classroom. Deadlines Learning Revolution Conference Online , April 24th - 25th, 2014 Upcoming deadlines: Presentation proposals are being accepted between now and April 15th for the inaugural Learning Revolution Conference Online.

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iPad Pro vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 4: First Impressions on the Tablets That May Replace Your Laptop

Reading By Example

My interest in this technology stems from the promise both companies make: This is the tablet that will replace your laptop. Both the iPad and Surface are lighter than my 2014 MacBook Air, but not by much. Their multiple iterations of the tablet-connected keyboard is evident.

Sphero Makes a Big Acquisition in littleBits to Bring Hands-On STEAM Learning to Life

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based company explained the difficult decision as an effort to return its focus to the education market following a foray into creating consumer toys. Sphero was part of the inaugural class in 2014; littleBits joined two years later.

Can Edtech Behind Bars Help Keep People Out?

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But the authors of the 2014 report also noted that research thus far has failed “get inside the black box of what works,” in terms of specific models of instruction and curriculum delivery. Nevertheless, the challenge presents an opportunity to companies that aim to offer tools and services at the intersection of education and social rehabilitation. The company launched an educational tablet program with Maine’s prison system in January.

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The 5-Year, $15 Million Global Learning XPRIZE Competition Is Over. Here’s Who Won.

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First announced in 2014, the challenge invited organizations to submit open-source software that showed potential to help children in developing countries improve basic reading, writing and math skills. Enuma’s participation helped attract brand recognition for the company, Chung says.

Q&A: Justina Nixon-Saintil on How Investment Can Improve Equity in STEM Education

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By 2019, Verizon expects to have 150 schools participating in the Verizon Innovative Learning program , the company’s initiative to improve STEM education, according to a recent announcement. . NIXON-SAINTIL: When we started the program in 2014, we had eight schools.

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SAM Labs Raises $8.9M Series A2 Round to Introduce Coding Kits to More Schools

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He attached an equally small wheel to one of the blocks, and with some taps on a tablet computer, the block became a working motor and the wheel whirred to life. To date, the company has raised $19.8 SAM Labs’ Horn says the company has grown in the U.S.

Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

Digital Promise and other nonprofit organizations including EveryoneOn and The Learning Accelerator have been working with companies and schools to ensure these programs and offers are making their way into the hands of teachers, students, and families across the country.

And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.

Neo LMS

Sure, there were lots of devices released in 2014 and the years before, but 2015 was the mobile age. There are those who are already replacing their full-blown laptops with a more portable tablet. More and more companies are working to introduce AR (augmented reality) devices for mass consumption, and Microsoft’s HoloLens is becoming a hot topic because of its endless possibilities for learning - from virtual surgeries for medicine students, to virtual buildings for architects.

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Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

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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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10 Top Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas (and a Way to Save Money on Them)

The CoolCatTeacher

2014). 3 – Huge Sticky Tablets of Paper and Markers of Many Colors. Chromebooks, Computers, Surface Tablets are all there. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it.

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The Surprisingly Low-Tech Way Schools Are Keeping Students Off Tech

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Founded in 2014, the San Francisco-based company says that it has leased pouches to more than 1,000 schools across the country, including a handful of colleges and universities. What do Dave Chapelle shows and a growing number of schools have in common?

Google’s 12 Education Updates Include Classwork and a (Slight) Classroom Makeover

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Google Classroom , the company’s online tool that lets teachers, students and parents manage assignments and discussions, will be getting a small facelift as part of 12 updates that Google is announcing at this week’s ISTE conference, an annual K-12 educational technology expo. First launched in 2014, Google Classroom is now used by more than 30 million students and teachers around the world, the company claims.

Global K-12 Market for Personal PCs to Contract in 2016, Experts Project

Marketplace K-12

percent in 2014. The prognosticators at Futuresource, meanwhile, are bullish on 2-in-1 devices, or devices with detachable or convertible keyboards that can be used either as a traditional laptop, or as a tablet. Educators Weigh iPad’s Dominance of the Tablet Market.

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

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The company provides student and teacher devices, a wide range of classroom technology and accessories, deployment services and warranty programs. CDI’s product line includes PCs, Notebooks, Chromebooks, Tablets, Servers and Networking Equipment, 3D printers and classroom accessories.

Building Education Technology for the Developing World

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When Tulsi Parida joined Newsela in August 2014, she was the 19th employee at the fast-growing New York City-based startup. During her time there, the company tripled in size and she earned a promotion. Edtech companies entering low-income countries are noticing some of these challenges and are working towards solutions. The company also reduced the size of the app and redesigned math exercises to work better on phones.

LIVE: Access All Of Your Files On All Of Your Devices Using @Microsoft_EDU OneNote | @MSOneNote

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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.

iPads Did Not Revolutionize Campus Teaching (But a Few Colleges Give Every Student One)

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When Apple released its first iPad seven years ago, the company thought one area it would revolutionize was education. So when Hiram College announced last month that it would provide every student and professor an iPad starting this fall, it made us wonder what the state of Apple’s sector-creating tablet on campuses is these days. (It As a journalism major, Rodriguez used the tablet to record interviews and write articles without having to carry extra equipment.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

The Hechinger Report → In three years, no one will be able to explain why it was that colleges and universities continued to hand more than half of their tuition to companies marketing and supporting their online programs – the online program managers.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

The Hechinger Report → In three years, no one will be able to explain why it was that colleges and universities continued to hand more than half of their tuition to companies marketing and supporting their online programs – the online program managers.

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Robot teaching assistants help autistic children in the UAE.

Leadership Lounge

The first robot, provided by ATLAB, a technology-based learning solutions company, is in use at the Umm Al Quwain Autism Centre. On April 11-12, 2014, the standing Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics (CATS) convened a workshop to discuss how best to train students to use big data.

MEL Science Raises $2.5 Million to Make Lab Experiments a (Virtual) Reality

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These kits are attracting real dollars, too: MEL Science , a company based in the UK, has just raised $2.5 In 2014, he created MEL science kits to immerse the learner through blending hands-on experiments, videos and virtual reality. The company is currently targeting parents and home-schooled students but plans to also expand its market to schools. The company will also expand its content to cover physics and biology and create more VR experiences.

Making Video Games for Higher Ed Requires Major Investment. Is It Worth It?

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For higher education, with smaller potential audiences and student outcomes at stake, companies are debating whether return on investment is there for game-based learning experiences. Triseum is a private company that spun out of Texas A&M University’s Live Lab in late 2014. Textbook publishers could be the next level of major companies investing in the production of video games in higher education. Norton & Company.

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U.S., Global K-12 Markets for Personal Computing Devices Slow

Marketplace K-12

The three major operating systems—Google’s Chrome, Apple’s Mac OS and iOS, and Microsoft’s Windows—are battling for dominance in sales, says Futuresource Consulting , the London-based research company that completed the study released earlier this month.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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It’s also looking at the potential changes, said Dr. Gabe Soumakian, CEO and Founder, Sup Du Jour Consulting Group, like what happens when a software or hardware company goes out of business.

Pump up the volume! More talking in class, please!

The Hechinger Report

So, this fall, the company added three new features, dubbed the “Classroom Conversation Toolset,” to let teachers pause the app classroom-wide, snap every computer to a particular screen, and cloak student identity to anonymously share answers with the entire class.