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Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

It used to be that most devices in schools were desktop machines of either the Windows or Apple varieties, but recently many schools have been switching to mobile devices like the iPad or web-based devices like the Chromebook. Tablets are great for watching videos, reading books and articles, taking pictures, or playing interactive educational games, but they falter when it comes to typing up essays or preparing other documents.

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion. However, many technology companies are becoming increasingly aware of how different tools regarded as “assistive technology” could be impactful to everyone. Read more: How to create accessible e-learning design.

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How Tablet Games Can Teach Skills to Students with Visual Impairments

Edsurge

His tablet-run version of the game has the same goal: pick letters to figure out a mystery word. The tablet reads out each letter, building your association between the raised dots and the alphabet. The company says they have been downloaded over 500,000 times by 25,000 users.

LeapFrog’s $140 tablet includes some adaptive learning features

eSchool News

New tablet adjusts learning to young learners’ needs. The tablet, called Epic , is meant for students from pre-K to about nine years old. It uses a special browser only allowing access to pre-selected, kid-safe web content.

Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

As an early adopter of transformative technologies, I have been watching the mobile app space carefully to see how it can benefit all facets of education. My vision is for every high school around the country to have its own native mobile app. we have a richly-featured mobile app.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

CUE

Birthplace of Apple, Facebook, and everyone’s favorite edtech company, Google. This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. Do they have tablets or cell phones with data plans?

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

Edsurge

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. A very simplistic mobile device that works for your first-grader,” she claims, “isn’t going to work for older students who need a little bit more functionality.” This latest model, at half the price, marks “a big move in terms of making the Surface family more accessible in education,” says Arnold.

?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Edsurge

After three years of utilizing a BYOD (bring your own device) policy with my classes at Nassau Community College, I have seen how tools like tablets and laptops can lead to better academic engagement. It’s why mobile access has been one of the most important means of connecting students to their academic resources. These mobile messages keep students connected to course material and let students know we care about them, but the system is still too one-size-fits-all.

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Celly Launches New Service and Android App for Building Mobile Social Networks

Educational Technology Guy

It is free to use (standard text messaging rates apply though) and anyone with a mobile phone or access to the web can use it. The new service allows users to build instant mobile social networks, called "cells" using text messages, QR Codes, email, web or the new Android App.

QuickOffice mobile office app launches new help site

Educational Technology Guy

It is available for Android, iOS, Symbian and webOS, with HD versions for Tablets. for tablet). TheConnected File Manager offers integrated access to Google Docs™, Dropbox , Evernote , Catch, Egnyte, Huddle™, Box, SugarSync , and MobileMe™, so you can access, share and manage files on your device and the cloud. It is a great app and the company has always been very responsive to user feature requests and help.

CUE and Touchjet partner for STEAMpunk Mobile Labs

eSchool News

The Touchjet Pond Projector , which turns any wall or table surface into an 80-inch interactive touchscreen, is now available as a five-pack technology kit as a part of CUE’s STEAMpunk Mobile Labs. New kit with interactive projectors is ready to ship to schools.

9 Features of EdTech Applications That Developers Should Standardize in 2019: A Wishlist for EdTech Companies Everywhere (#4 is our favorite)

My Paperless Classroom

When you see my list of must-haves you will see I am looking for ways to build more play into learning and make the time with tablets more seamlessly social. Do you think edtech companies should standardize for the sake of classrooms everywhere?

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Alabama Department of Education Gives Students Free Summer Access to Fuel Education Solutions

techlearning

From May through July, students across the state have free access to two FuelEd online learning tools, Stride™, an award-winning digital learning solution that rewards student progress with games, and Big Universe®, an online reading literacy platform featuring thousands of eBooks.

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

Kleinspiration

Wouldn’t it be nice if a company valued to support education beyond the physical device? Mobility The Intel 2 in 1 is a mobile device. Resources and tools need to be accessible and flexible. Students can access the resources they need throughout the entire day.

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

The ultimate learning experience for students is both highly collaborative and extremely personalized, supported by mobile devices and digital content, reports Project Tomorrow in their latest Speak Up report.

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

Leverenz and other critics have singled out two educational nonprofits — Mobile Beacon and Mobile Citizen — both of which rake in millions of dollars a year from their national holdings of EBS licenses, while using just a fraction of the revenue to supply much-needed broadband access to students.

SkoleTube Extends WeVideo Partnership by Five Years Thanks to Overwhelming Success in Danish Classrooms

techlearning

More than 90% of Denmark’s primary school students and teachers--nearly 600,000 SkoleTube users in all--now have access to WeVideo. Students benefit from access to a tool that will grow with them throughout their educational careers.

Low Tech? No Problem. Here are 3 Alternative Ways to Help Distance Learning Happen.

Edsurge

One big barrier to sustaining education via remote instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic has been students’ unequal access to advanced technology tools. About half own a tablet computer, while three-quarters own desktop or laptop computers.

The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code

Shake Up Learning

There are even options to go “unplugged” if you do not have access to devices in your classroom because students can learn computer science principles with something as simple as a deck of cards. modern browsers, smartphones & tablets. modern browsers, smartphones & tablets.

Grant bridges educational divide in Ga.

eSchool News

Foundation grant will fund educational computer tablets for 1,500 low-income families. “We are proud to extend our support of EveryoneOn through this grant, providing families with increased access to the tools necessary to compete in today’s digital world.”

Mimio unveils MimioMobile for browsers

eSchool News

Company also gives educators first public demos of the touch-enabled MimioProjector 280T. Digital Learning and Tools Mobile and Handheld Technologies News Top News

Hour of Code: How Students Can Build Their Own Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

Websites like Code.org have a great approach to making coding accessible to all kids but still, too few students think they are smart enough to do these jobs. When students finish, after some setup steps, the app is available on their phone or tablet immediately.

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.

TabPilot Expands School MDM Features for iOS

eSchool News

In February, TabPilot released the iOS version of the Tablet Manager MDM suite into public beta, offering key MDM features including integration with Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and Volume Purchase Program (VPP).

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

Edsurge

Kitkit offers a game-based learning program on tablets to help children learn independently. Onebillion makes a solar-powered tablet, along with the Onecourse app that houses activities for reading, writing and math, plus a library of over 300 stories.

Self-Paced E-Learning Market Evaporating, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

The report defines self-paced courseware as being accessed on a desktop or laptop and spanning the K-12, higher education, corporate training, and privately marketed software (such as that produced by language-learning company Rosetta Stone) sectors. By guest blogger Leo Doran.

How Innovations in Voice Technology Are Reshaping Education

Edsurge

EdSurge spoke with Sanchez about new voice technologies—the impact they have on student learning and how his company is making the most of them. They're using tablets. They're using mobile phones, and they're using them at different times of the day and in different contexts.

Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

DJI Phone Camera Gimbal from OSMO Mobile [link] – the price has dropped from $399 to $299 from when I bought it so the price I stated in the podcast is actually lower now – a handheld “tripod” for smartphones.

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The power of ed-tech in the developing world

Neo LMS

One of the challenges, from an African perspective is Internet access, as well as consistent power. What researchers have found is that mobile technology is widespread and heavily utilized, although the majority of mobiles are still non-smart phones with basic features.

And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.

Neo LMS

First, mobile learning. 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. And learning platforms are starting to get mobile developers to publish mobile apps and have them updated on a regular basis. It’s December, it’s almost the end of the year and it's time to talk about the 2016 e-learning trends.

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Motion Capture and More: How Apple Is Revolutionizing Augmented Reality

Edsurge

Augmented Reality (AR) has exploded in the past few years, mainly due to the easy access provided by our mobile devices. Digital images once reserved for high-cost headsets are now seen through the camera on our phones and tablets.

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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.

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

Just over half (53 percent) of students surveyed had security software on their computers, only 37 percent had smartphone protection and an even lower number, 14 percent, had some security installed on their tablets. . Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online.

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5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I love that this works with their individual mobile phone cameras. To access these features, just toggle from Auto to Pro. Additionally, even if we are only working on mobile devices, students can make a full video with b-roll and music on any of their devices.

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SEC launches informal inquiry into LAUSD’s use of bonds for iPads

eSchool News

students would benefit if the district stayed the course with the company’s product. Unified clearly designated funds for technology, but did not mention tablets. But officials have maintained that tablets are a modern equivalent of the traditional computer lab and therefore a legal and appropriate use of bond funds. Another problem has been getting access to the online curriculum quickly and consistently.