Sleep Pod Companies Want to Disrupt Naps on Campus

Edsurge

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. square-feet “devices” come equipped with a twin-sized bed, chargers, privacy curtains and a tablet. Companies like Tempur-Sealy might plant their mattress in the pod, he explained, and students can look on the tablet for information about the products they are using. “We

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security

EdTech Magazine

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security. Last month, RealNetworks , the streaming media company that garnered attention in the ‘90s and early 2000s for developing the first audio streaming solution , announced it would offer its facial recognition software, SAFR , for free to over 100,000 school districts. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 08/03/2018 - 13:47. With the wave of school shootings that have swept the U.S.

What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

Edsurge

After a summer of market research and competitor analysis, the company eventually signed off on a collaboration with a Chinese partner, TAL Education. company that has eyed Asia as the next big market. But their story is not a blueprint that will make sense for every company. Between the drastic variations in business culture, social norms and day-to-day education affairs, there are a lot of differences companies should know about (along with a few similarities).

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

The CoolCatTeacher

For iPad and Google Play Tablet Devices of All Kinds From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The challenge for many K-2 to teachers who have tablets in their classroom is finding the right app.

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Kindergarten Kindness Superheroes and the DNA of Kindergarteners

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet! The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

Edsurge

And we’re filing stories that capture the essence of the edtech industry in 2018. 2018’s Top 10 Countdown: Business Edition. But the company’s most compelling case for reclaiming pole position in the education market isn’t the tablet, argues EdSurge columnist Jin-Soo Huh. But has Pearson, the world’s biggest education company, finally turned the corner on its rocky digital transformation journey? They all agreed on one thing: Companies are bought, not sold.

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3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

First, 3D bear is a free download for smartphones and tablets. Got a smartphone or tablet? The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

Neo LMS

Microbric, an Australian company, created this affordable robot for students to start learning how to code and program in the most engaging manner. Students take their lessons and interact with Milo using a tablet in the presence of a facilitator.

Laptops, Chromebooks or tablets? Deciding what’s best for the nation’s schools

The Hechinger Report

Google’s first Chrome-powered tablet will create new competition for Apple, just as the company announced a new iPad , complete with augmented reality capability, the Apple pencil and a 10-hour battery. Both tablets will retail for $329. The post Laptops, Chromebooks or tablets?

iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet! The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Survey Says: Parents Think Tech Companies Should Help Build Kids’ Digital Skills

Edsurge

For one, the poll of about 1,000 parents with kids under the age of 18—conducted by public opinion and data company YouGov—found that parents have more positive feelings about their kids using tech in the classroom, as opposed to at home. Whereas when they think of technology in the home, they are thinking of eyes glued to smartphones and tablets—that sort of thing,” Shannon-Missal says.

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Make the Most of Your Budget with These Great Products: Makerspace Product Roundup 2018

techlearning

Makerspace Product Roundup, 2018 It seems like everywhere you turn, new products are being launched that are the perfect fit for making and makerspaces in schools. Compatibility: The app requires a tablet or smartphone running iOS 7+ or Android 4.3+

Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet! The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Project Pals is perfect for any student capable of using an electronic tablet, Chromebook, or device to create and share. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Motivating Teachers to Be Excellent in the K-2 Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet! The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet! The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Engaging Kindergartners with Technology: Augmented Reality, Ipads, QR Codes and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Most of the kids are completely familiar with iPads and tablets and phones, so we have some iPads in the classroom with some folders. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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ClassLink Recognized with Five 2018 SIIA CODiE Awards

techlearning

Clifton, NJ (June 14, 2018) – ClassLink, the leader in single sign-on, class rostering, and learning resource analytics, was named the Best K-12 Enterprise Solution of 2018 as part of the annual SIIA CODiE Awards.

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All the Upgrades and Updates From Apple, Google and More at ISTE 2018

Edsurge

Joining them were an additional 6,000 reps from companies big and small. Fractions covers math standards for grades 3-6 and features a storyline and what the company calls “personalized feedback” through an online tutor. The company describes it as a “digital, adaptive personalized learning solution.” New Hardware Belkin Education debuted two versions of its Chrome OS keyboard, which connects to an individual Chromebook tablet via a secure wired connection.

Notes from Some Summer Reading 2018 f/ @shawnachor @gretchenrubin @micheleborba @IAmMarkManson @askpang @DanielCoyle @DanielPink @simonsinek

techieMusings

After all, isn’t that the way we think about success in our schools and companies? We want to graduate at the top of our class, get the job at the best company, and be chosen to work on the most coveted project. WHAT – Companies always know what they do – e.g. selling products.

7 Ways My Interactive Display is a Key Part of My Student-Centered Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

A challenge with smaller computer screens, tablets, and smartphones is that screen real-estate seems to be shrinking. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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Califone Unveils Bluetooth Jackbox, New Products at ISTE 2018

techlearning

June 25, 2018) – Students need tools that enable dynamic learning experiences to excel in the digital era. The 1216BKBT Bluetooth Jackbox is the first of its kind and provides a cost-efficient way to stream audio from a smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth-enabled device to six separate headphones. We designed a unique product that’s engaging for students and makes it easy for educators to leverage existing technology such as tablets.”

Guest post: Technology in Schools

EdTech4Beginners

Devices such as laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc. Data label, an online label manufacturing company, conducted a survey recently where people were asked whether they feel technology in schools has had positive effects on children. Teachers are beginning to learn how to teach with emerging technologies such as Smart Boards, tablets, laptops, digital camera, and so on. In today’s world, technology is increasingly becoming predominant in schools.

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

Edsurge

It was bought in 2010 by News Corporation, which invested more than $1 billion into the company and rebranded it as Amplify. The company is no longer as high-profile—or as big—as it once was. What have the past years taught him, and where is the company going? He also talked about the challenges facing edtech companies today, including his skepticism towards what he calls an “engineering” model of personalized learning. EdSurge: What is Amplify in 2018?

?Ohio State Will Give Incoming Students iPads. But Do Tablet Programs Work?

Edsurge

Starting in fall 2018, all first year students at The Ohio State University will receive iPad Pros. But do big tablet programs make sense nowadays? A smaller percentage own tablets. But they also document that there’s not a huge interest in using tablets more and more.” The 2017 study finds that laptops “are king, smartphones are queen” and as for tablets, they’re “on the way out.”

Metaverse–Education Game-changer

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Easy, painless ways to help your kids with their homework

Neo LMS

From smartphones to tablets to video games and the Internet, your child has countless ways to occupy their mind and stay distracted from doing homework. A quick Google search will provide many websites and companies, such as Tech Rocket , which specialize in online learning for kids.

The 2018 EdSurde Annual Special: Surgecoin, EduWands and Other News Not Fit for Print

Edsurge

But some companies are jumping the gun. Below are the finest collection of stories you’ll never see on any other day, and which have been brewing in our heads over the course of 2018 in between too many cups of coffee, indecipherable email pitches, 1:1 meetings, product sprints and the occasional but unavoidable sparring on Twitter. The device, which syncs to iPads or Android tablets over bluetooth, spits out 3D printed objects from its tip, giving any makerspace a magical feel.

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

EdTech Magazine

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

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WeWork helps online learning take its next step forward

The Christensen Institute

Then came its partnership with 2U, the standout online program management company. Among other things, the partnership allows 2U students to use WeWork’s office space as study halls, and the two companies will build a learning center together in 2019.

Technology Helps Teachers Prevent and Mitigate Bad Behavior in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

With each student using a tablet or notebook computer, it’s impossible for teachers to keep watch over every screen at once during a quiz — creating an opportunity for students to open a web browser and look up the answers. .

K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover

EdTech Magazine

With so many school districts going one-to-one with tablets or laptops , libraries are the new meeting space for tech-enabled teamwork. Libraries may apply annually through the federal Universal Service Administrative Company for eligible components to bolster high-speed internet. . K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:56. Today’s school libraries are being reinvented.

Going Paperless Benefits Teachers, Students—and the Bottom Line

Edsurge

My company created just such a tool; Kami lets students and teachers save edited documents in the cloud in just a few seconds. Being able to type on a tablet or write words on a touch-screen device, for example, helps ensure that some students do not "slip away" and lose interest during class.

Free Range Teaching and the Technology Teachers ‘Beg For’

Edsurge

Wireless screen mirroring, which allows the projection and sharing of device screens without cables, doesn’t just free teachers from worrying about what became of the HDMI cord or which dongle goes with which tablet.

Why collaboration is a bad idea for developing personalized learning teachers

The Christensen Institute

What’s less known, however, is that PC makers tried for roughly a decade ahead of Apple to launch mobile tablets. No one company had enough scale across PC components to make a complete touch screen device, so companies like HP and Lenovo worked on the overall hardware architecture; Microsoft made the operating system; and a host of other companies supplied the central processors, hard drives, etc.

3 lessons from data on how students are actually using educational apps and software at school

The Hechinger Report

is a for-profit company that sells data analysis to public schools. One of its products monitors which websites students visit and which apps they’re clicking on their tablets. A report was released in November 2018. Apps are increasingly common in U.S.

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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