Innovative Tablet and Headphone Charging Station

eSchool News

The Tablet and Headphone Charging Station uses easy-to-clean, high-quality 8.9”x11.5” Designed with a front-access cord management system and a UL-listed power system, it’s easy for students to keep their classroom space organized and their technology powered and ready for use. The tablets, iPads or phones store and charge directly on top of each tote bin cover. Additional information on Spectrum’s new tablet and headphone charging station can be found at: [link].

The @ASCD Arias Series-Teaching With Tablets

The Web20Classroom

Today we take a look at Teaching With Tablets. It seems like more and more classrooms, schools and districts are embracing and utilizing tablets for learning. Tablets are full of possibilities. The ASCD Arias Teaching With Tablets should be required reading for anyone who is considering buying tablets for the classroom or for anyone trying to figure out how to use them. Just because we have the access, doesn''t mean we always have to use it.

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4 Ways to Leverage Tablets Beyond the Classroom

Tom Murray

With the explosion of digital learning over the past decade, school districts are starting to tackle access and connectivity issues, as well as providing anytime, anywhere learning experiences for kids. Routers on school buses to bring wifi to the poorest parts of the community. District wifi maps indicating free business hotspots throughout the community. Wifi kiosks in low income housing.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

To better understand how using technology can create equity in schools, we’ll outline how technology creates more equitable situations in the classroom. And to help you better understand how you can use technology to create equitable situations in your classroom, school, or district, we’ll talk about districts who are already using technology in a powerful way to increase equity for their students. Students can access learning materials outside of school.

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

In recent years, the amount of time that students with disabilities spend in general education classrooms has shown an increase, signaling that inclusive practices are being adopted. 4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion. Before devices in the classroom became commonplace, students would often be afforded different specialized tools based on their needs and their IEP. Read more: How to create accessible e-learning design.

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

EdTechTeacher

Getting computing devices into schools is relatively easy; changing classroom practice with technology is really, really hard. 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). To make the most of the investment in tablet computers, school leaders need to do three things.

Tablets and the Classroom

Saving Socrates

Over the past few years, Ipads and other tablets have been advertised as great educational tools in the classroom. Their user friendly nature, easy accessibility, and cost seems to make them obvious choices for the classroom environment. While I love my iPad for home use and find it the perfect tool for surfing the web and chatting online with friends on my leisure time, I do not find it to be a good tool for students in the classroom.

EdRedi makes tablets ready for classroom use

eSchool News

To help make tablets more classroom ready, Education Resources created its EdRedi application which allows classroom teachers to intuitively supervise and control their students’ name-brand devices, such as the Acer Iconia 10.1 tablet, the first EdRedi-enabled device. Tablets are the perfect size device for education,” said Chris Klein, head of Community and Engagement at Educational Resources.

Free Access to Social Studies and Science Curriculum

eSchool News

Educational publisher TCI is offering free digital access to its platform for learning social studies and science to qualified schools and teachers until the end of the school year. TCI’s science and social studies curriculums and services for educators are based on proven teaching strategies and practices that bring education to life in order to achieve consistent and positive classroom results.

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How to get every student a device and access to the internet

The Christensen Institute

Yet as this crisis has demonstrated, millions of children live in homes without reliable access to an internet-connected laptop or tablet that can be used for schoolwork. Eighth-grade students without access to computers or the internet were already more than two years behind their classmates, according to the Urban Institute. Back then, fewer than a third of school districts had internet connections sufficient to support digital learning, and many classrooms lacked WiFi.

Smartphones in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Luckily, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Andrew Carroll, former High School teacher, has a great analysis of the problem and discussion of solutions below: How to control smartphone usage in classroom? Digital devices, especially smartphones and tablets, have become an appendage for schools. In a classroom, on average, children check on their phones 11 times a day. Text messaging between students, in a classroom, disturbs the atmosphere.

Android Apps for Education - work on Chromebooks and Chrome OS Tablets too!

Educational Technology Guy

Android Apps for Education Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the world, running on smartphones and tablets. But, you can also use Android Apps on Chromebooks , including the new Chromebook Tab 10 Chrome OS tablet. And don't forget about all of the Chrome Apps, Extensions and full websites Chromebooks and the Chromebook Tab can access.

Flipping the classroom when home access is a problem

eSchool News

A lack of reliable internet access at home can make flipping a challenge, but by no means an impossibility. note: Jess Peterson will co-present a related session, “ Flipping the Classroom in Low-Socioeconomic Schools ,” at this year’s FETC conference in Orlando, on Friday Jan. Ask any educator, and they’ve probably at least heard of flipping the classroom. Too many teachers have ruled it out on account of their students’ lack of access.

Chromebook or Tablet for the Classroom? Finding the Best of Both Worlds

EdTechTeam

As educational technology has become a common staple in classrooms around the world, many educators find themselves in the difficult position of deciding which type of device will serve their students best. Schools often find themselves choosing between laptops or tablets, without realizing there is a way to have the best of both through hybrid devices such as the Acer Spin or Acer Switch, that starts as a laptop but allows the screen to fold or flip into a tablet.

Digital Assistants in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s been a couple of years since my tech teacher advice column “Dear Otto” got its first question about classroom digital assistants like Google Home and Amazon Alexa. You might also want to get parent permission before allowing students access to the device. Although each is a bit different, basically, plug the device in, activate its app on your mobile device and/or tablet, find the school Wifi, and you’re ready. Classroom management

Review: Acer Tab 10 Gives Students the Best of Chromebooks and Tablets

EdTech Magazine

Review: Acer Tab 10 Gives Students the Best of Chromebooks and Tablets. Do we want a Chromebook or a tablet?” That’s how conversations about classroom mobility options often start. The Tab 10 looks as crisp and clear as tablets three times its price.

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. Digital Learning Collection has over 150 apps for kindergarten to second-grade classrooms. Apps are organized in seven categories of classroom content.

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Study Shows Despite Access, Students Not Using Tech Much in Classroom

Waterford

A good number of teachers are using technology in their classroom to gather and evaluate information about their students, but are these teachers using tech in the classroom to collaborate and communicate effectively? According to a new study by AdvancED that observed 140,000 classrooms, “in 92,190 classrooms (64.6 In fact, observers noted that only 25 percent of classrooms were using technology for research and problem solving.

The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

Every two or three years, state and federal laws regarding accessibility in education change. However, the goal is always the same: making sure that every student, at every level (classroom, building, district), has access to the resources they need to meet their learning goals. Similarly, when vetting tech tools, the contracts should include the district’s accessibility requirements. The post The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All appeared first on edWeb.

MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

What it is: MobyMax is more than just a tablet, it is a complete system that helps you identify areas of strength and weakness that your students might have through placement testing, progress monitoring, assessments, and IEP reporting; has practice for kindergarten through eighth grade mathematics, fact fluency, number sense, reading, language, literature skills, informational skills, writing, vocabulary, and state test prep. The MobyMax tablet is $69!!

What It Looks Like to Have Always-Available Access to Technology

Digital Promise

Forty-six Verizon Innovative Learning schools have successfully rolled out tablets equipped with 4G data plans, providing every student and teacher with always-available access to powerful tools and resources, both in the classroom and at home. Teachers have begun adapting their lessons to allow for more at-home independent work now that they are assured that each student has equal access. has leveraged this access with her students.

FREE Access to Fluency Tutor to Support Student Literacy Remotely

Shake Up Learning

The post FREE Access to Fluency Tutor to Support Student Literacy Remotely appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I don’t endorse a lot of products, but Texthelp produces some of the best accessibility tools and they work seamlessly with my favorite Google tools. You can get access to Fluency Tutor for FREE, and it’s perfect for remote learning. FREE Access to Fluency Tutor to Support Student Literacy from @texthelp.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Educators still need to constantly evaluate the effectiveness of accessibility initiatives, advocate for resources for their students, and anticipate where they need to go next.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

CUE

This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. When flipping the classroom , for example, students gain knowledge away from the classroom through video, text selections, podcasts, etc., and engage in deeper thinking during the school day, when they have access to their peers and their teachers. Other classrooms provide instruction through Google Apps for Education.

Study Shows Despite Access, Students Not Using Tech Much in Classroom

Waterford

A good number of teachers are using technology in their classroom to gather and evaluate information about their students, but are these teachers using tech in the classroom to collaborate and communicate effectively? According to a new study by AdvancED that observed 140,000 classrooms, “in 92,190 classrooms (64.6 In fact, observers noted that only 25 percent of classrooms were using technology for research and problem solving.

Awareness, Assessment, and Access: Improving Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

The classes are a product of RIFLI’s plan to create a 1:1 classroom computing model that, according to RIFLI’s Director Karisa Tashjian, “blurs the lines between language/content learning and using technology.” Access. Building off of a lending model used by two of the libraries that host its classes, RIFLI is planning a pilot program for January 2015 in which digital literacy students can borrow tablets and take them home.

Platform will beam lessons to rural schools via tablet

eSchool News

High-quality teachers, textbooks, and research are now accessible to rural schools. Mobiliya Edvelop, a digital classroom platform , is delivering remote lectures to rural schools in some corners of the world — providing tablets that help rural students tap into lessons taught in urban areas. The CDRF envisioned using digital technologies to connect urban centers that had access to quality teachers and learning resources with distant rural schools and areas.

3 Reasons to Use Bing in the Classroom

Kleinspiration

image credit: @rosscoops31 - click to check out Bing in the Classroom - 3 Reasons to Use Bing in the Classroom Helping students to be more independent learners is important in today's classrooms. Some schools even struggle with the lack of access to devices for their students. Earn Free Surface Tablets Outfitting your classroom with technology can be expensive.

Microsoft Hopes to Revive Its Education Tablet Efforts With the New $399 Surface Go

Edsurge

K-12 classrooms has pitted Apple against Google. based company continued its streak of education announcements with the launch of the Surface Go , a version of the hybrid tablet that Microsoft aims to sell to schools. This latest model, at half the price, marks “a big move in terms of making the Surface family more accessible in education,” says Arnold. Source: Futuresource Consulting By itself, the new tablet is unlikely to dramatically swing the U.S.

Teacher Support in the Digital-Blended Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

I l ike Felicia Zorn’s summary of how that go-nogo decision really has become ‘get with the program’ Teacher Support in the Digital-Blended Classroom. Children as young as two are utilizing tablets, exploring the apps on smartphones, and accessing knowledge via the internet. Or better yet, why should we integrate online learning into our classrooms ? After adequate training, online resources such as USATestprep become go-to materials in the classroom.

Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators

Waterford

While it can be hard to keep up with every trend in educational technology, the mindset you have when it comes to classroom tech matters just as much as which ones you use. So, why and how should you use technology in your classroom? 6 Quick Tips for Using Technology in the Classroom.

Chromebooks in the Classrooms–Friend or Foe?

Ask a Tech Teacher

AATT contributor, Krista Albrecht, has a balanced evaluation of Chromebooks in the classroom I think you’ll find useful. She has over 15 years experience in the field ranging from classroom teacher to tech teacher, to Professional Developer, to 1:1 integration specialist. Chromebooks in the Classrooms… Friend or Foe? Are they really useful in the classroom to help your students achieve greater understanding? How have Chromebooks worked in your classroom?

Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls. The free web tools below help teachers create a safe online class where students can access learning materials, post their work, and comment on the works of others.

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Interactive Classroom Displays - How do I decide which to buy?

ViewSonic Education

Considering the rise of smartphones, tablets, and cloud-integrated technology, the chalkboard, overhead projector, and other analog tools of yore are no longer yielding the same educational results. If it’s your job to decide to buy a product for your school, then we suggest interactive classrooms displays and will help you to make an informed decision. What are interactive classroom displays? They emphasize flexibility, collaboration, and creativity in the classroom.

3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

Graphite Blog

In my first-grade classroom, a third of my students were learning English as a second language. As a public school teacher, I had to constantly evaluate how my teaching practices and materials could better include and empower the vast diversity in my classroom. Plus, the students who struggled with attention didn't miss out on any information since they could access the content through the voice-over, the visuals in the video, and the text in the captions.

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