How Tech Companies Are Selling Colleges on Mass Data Collection

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Versions of that sales pitch echoed through the cavernous exhibit hall this week at one of the largest trade shows for tech companies selling to colleges. We walked the exhibit hall here looking for new ways that companies are offering this Big-Data-driven transformation.

zSpace Unveils World’s First AR/VR Laptop

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CHICAGO – June 25, 2018 – According to a national study by , schools with one-to-one laptop environments show higher levels of academic achievement. Now with today’s launch of the world’s first augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) laptop from Silicon Valley company, zSpace Inc.,

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

EdTech Magazine

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated. Increased STEM funding from private companies comes as Americans raise concerns over the attention science, technology, engineering and math classes get in the U.S.

This software turns old laptops into new Chromebooks

eSchool News

Using device-agnostic software called Neverware, districts are breathing new life into old laptops. When Waller Independent School District of Waller, Texas, decided to start upgrading its laptops and desktops to Windows 7 in 2014, the district had one big concern: time.

Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?

MindShift

In an open letter, along with another activist shareholder, they called on the company to study digital distraction among youth and to make it easier to limit young people’s use. “If a student needs to use a laptop as an accommodation, they have a right to do so.”

30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016

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30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016. From Apple to J.Crew, these companies offer exclusive discounts on just about everything a teacher could possibly need for the new semester! 30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016.

Company provides a Windows desktop on Chromebooks

eSchool News

students with easy access to Windows. K-12 schools are Chromebooks, and now NComputing Chromebooks – with the vSpace client – provides easy, multi-user access to the Windows, Java or Silverlight applications often necessary for learning and testing applications.

Home Internet Access for All Students Is a Game-Changer

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An ongoing challenge for technology-focused K-12 schools is ensuring that all students have home Internet access. Schools have tried to identify adequate solutions to this problem at a critical moment when all students in school should have reliable home Internet access.

6 Reasons the Intel 2 in 1 is the Perfect Fit for Effectively Designed Blended Learning Spaces #intelEdu2in1

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Wouldn’t it be nice if a company valued to support education beyond the physical device? Resources and tools need to be accessible and flexible. Students can access the resources they need throughout the entire day.

Technology Is Helping Prison Education Programs Scale. What’s the Catch?

Edsurge

Colleges and universities with prison education programs are increasingly using technology to deliver instruction to incarcerated individuals, even with strict limitations on internet access in correctional facilities. Several have started their own companies.

I love Brenthaven!

Kathy Schrock

If you follow this blog, you know I regularly review items from Brenthaven , a great company with an awesome focus on the educational market! The Tred Slim Pack holds a 14" (or under) laptop or tablet, and the Tred's back zippered pocket is totally padded to keep it protected. laptop.

School districts are going into debt to keep up with technology

The Hechinger Report

Rolling cabinets stocked with dozens of the laptops sit in classrooms where teachers assign them to students for everything from researching hereditary DNA to writing essays. Students being able to access it is critical,” Porter says. K-12 News Funding Technology access

A 17-year-old wants to spice up science classes and, eventually, democratize education

The Hechinger Report

The idea for the company came out of Steven’s own sense of frustration and boredom in science classes. With Realism, we’re trying to bring those experiences that students would never be able to access,” Steven said. On laptops and Chromebooks, though, the labs still work.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The Hechinger Report

On a laptop in the nearly empty office, he worked on code for a webpage he was developing for his employer, the learning materials company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In half an hour, he needed to join a conference call about changes to the company’s website.

Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

The Hechinger Report

Hanging on an office door in Hawthorn Hall, for example, is a pastel-colored advertisement from Student Support Services inviting Latinx students to stop by for help with academic advising, tutoring and mentoring, book and laptop loan programs and financial literacy education.

Amazon wins $30M contract to sell e-books to NYC schools

eSchool News

The e-books will be readable on e-readers, tablets, smartphones, laptops and other devices. The company also owns a web-based math program, TenMarks, and WhisperCast, a database that lets schools search for e-books and digital textbooks.

From prison to dean’s list: How Danielle Metz got an education after incarceration

The Hechinger Report

Metz set the journal down on her glass coffee table and opened the Dell laptop she’d received as a perk from the community health job she worked during the week. She knew, as she looked at the laptop screen, how improbable people might think earning a degree would be for her now.

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Alaska schools pay a price for the nation’s slowest internet, but change is coming

The Hechinger Report

About 20 students gazed at their laptops, an online poll open on each screen. The great irony is that the multimillion-dollar cable was planted in the Arctic by an Anchorage-based telecommunications company thanks, in large part, to global warming.

Supply and demand: Getting low-income kids into better jobs by getting them into better schools

The Hechinger Report

Choudhury, though, is adamant about the value of economic integration — and the importance of giving low-income students, in particular, access to educational options. K-12 News Curriculum poverty School choice Solutions STEM Technology access

Jobs in cybersecurity are exploding: Why are women locked out?

The Hechinger Report

Gathered around a large wooden table in the computer room at Red Bank Regional High School, the girls, working on school-issued black Dell laptops, snack on lunch from brown paper bags and occasionally help themselves to Oreo cookies from a communal pack.

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Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

— Inside a high-ceilinged library at Northridge High School here, seniors are typing on 16-year-old laptops donated by a local Rotary Club. We’re doing everything we can,” says Mr. Norton, as the seniors in the library close their balky laptops and head to class.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies.

How can schools protect student data without training teachers in privacy basics?

The Hechinger Report

. Gearing up for their district’s password-reset day in October, teachers and school administrators in Raytown, Missouri, watched a spoof video “gym” tour by their tech-support staff, who offered tips for stronger passwords amidst “laptop lunges” and “cross-tech” training.

Fitbit for education: Turning school into a data-tracking game

The Hechinger Report

Computech is the district’s only “bring your own device” school, and all students have access to a laptop or similar device every day with which they can log in to the portal at any time. K-12 News Personalized Learning Technology access

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Guest post: Technology in Schools

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Students nowadays have access to the latest and up to date technology. 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. Access to learning resources and tools – (29%). Instant access to information – (18%).

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

EdTech Magazine

McKinsey & Company notes that Gen Z is composed of digital natives who prioritize unique identity and are rooted in the “search for the truth.” . MORE FROM EDTECH: See how education robotics companies are invigorating K–12 learning. How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics.

K–12 Districts Turn to Professional Services After 1:1 Rollouts

EdTech Magazine

HUSD is working toward what Keeling calls a ­one-to-one access program : The district’s 5,800 K–12 students don’t carry devices with them all the time, but they can grab one off a charging cart and use it whenever they need to. . K–12 Districts Turn to Professional Services After 1:1 Rollouts.

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

EdTech Magazine

The space was outfitted with modern furniture, laptops and audiovisual equipment. . Besides expanding internet use, districts can outfit makerspaces with the proper tools and technology — laptops, 3D printing, coding kits — for students to get started. With so many school districts going one-to-one with tablets or laptops , libraries are the new meeting space for tech-enabled teamwork. K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover.

3 Resources to Help Connect Students and Families

Digital Promise

When Howard-Suamico School District went digital, giving every student in grades 3 and up tablets or laptops, the change was immediate and dramatic. Something else that was immediate and dramatic: the gap between students who had Internet access at home, and those who didn’t. ” The suburban district is perceived by some as well-to-do, Nicol says, but he estimates that in any given year, roughly 15 percent of students don’t have Internet access outside of school.

Mentor Collective Raises $3 Million to Connect College Students and Advisers

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The student might miss classes on account of a broken laptop. If we didn’t find that, a week or two weeks may have led to failing the class,” says White, 67, who at the time was managing director of student access and success at the private Pennsylvania school of 7,000 students.

Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

In today’s market, the Surface is a great product for anyone who wants the functionality of a laptop and the convenience and usability of a best-in-class tablet without having to carry around two devices. In contrast, companies that succeed at disruptive innovations generally take the capabilities of the new technology as a given and look for markets that will accept the new definition of what’s good. It does everything their old laptops could do, plus more.

OPINION: Online homework tools trade ‘busy work’ for feedback to help end inequities in schools

The Hechinger Report

However, while the benefits of moving some student homework to interactive, online platforms are clear, we can’t ignore the question of access. These programs can only work — and narrow, rather than widen, gaps — if all students have equitable access to digital resources. Youth from low-income homes often lack access to reliable technology and the internet at home.

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review: Awesome VR in 360

The CoolCatTeacher

I had spent two exciting hours (about half of it with my mouth open) in a complete flow state exploring a new virtual reality world using the Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset on my Acer Aspire 7 laptop with Windows Mixed Reality by Microsoft. Virtual reality is here, and it is accessible.

4 Ways Parents Use Media to Support Learning for Toddlers

Digital Promise

This kind of joint engagement, where media offers a starting point and a scaffold for rich interaction, may be more important than setting time limits on access to screens. We prioritize spending time outdoors and in the company of other children and adults over staying home.

Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM

EdTech Magazine

As companies and market experts forecast computer science and engineering skills as crucial to the future workforce , K–12 schools have been rapidly developing STEM programs in order to prepare their students to be the employees of tomorrow. . “[It’s] Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM.

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