Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

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. And although there is a growing push for schools to go paperless, neither a tablet nor Chromebook is a perfect replacement for old-fashioned paper notebooks. This means that it needs a faster processor and more storage than a pure tablet.

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.

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.

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. This latest model, at half the price, marks “a big move in terms of making the Surface family more accessible in education,” says Arnold. That same month, Google announced that it was working with Acer to create an education tablet made for Chrome OS, which starts at $329.

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

Edsurge

In that same press release, Apple CEO Tim Cook is quoted as saying students will have access “to the incredible learning tools on iPad, as well as Apple’s new coding curriculum that teaches critical skills for jobs in some of the country’s fastest-growing sectors.” 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.”

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.

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?

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

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. He subsequently worked on the first versions of Outlook Web Access, and multiple versions of Outlook desktop.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

edWeb.net

During the edWebinar “ Simplify Digital Access in K-12: Learn How District Leaders Eliminate Barriers ,” the presenters discussed the importance of adopting a single sign-on program to manage digital access, the questions to ask when choosing a vendor, and tips for rolling out the new system.

Accessing free eBooks with Open eBooks

Class Tech Integrate

Right now, the app only works on tablets (iPad/Android), but the Open eBooks company informed me that they hope to have a web based version out later this year, so if you are a Chromebook district, keep your eye peeled!

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Accessing free eBooks with Open eBooks

Class Tech Integrate

Right now, the app only works on tablets (iPad/Android), but the Open eBooks company informed me that they hope to have a web based version out later this year, so if you are a Chromebook district, keep your eye peeled!

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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? Resources and tools need to be accessible and flexible. Productivity and Performance Because the 2 in 1 contains the Intel Core Processor, it’s more than a tablet.

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.

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

The Hechinger Report

Young people huddle over tablets, fiber optic cables run along the ceilings and a cybersecurity lab occupies the basement. Choudhury, though, is adamant about the value of economic integration — and the importance of giving low-income students, in particular, access to educational options.

Students Speak: How Technology Can Transform Learning

Digital Promise

Today, most youth use phones, tablets, computers, and smartwatches. As students, we expect the content of our classes to be entertaining; If we could use technology more powerfully, we could have access to a whole new world at our fingertips.

AR isn’t a fad in education – it’s the future!

Neo LMS

We’ve already seen devices like tablets flooding into classrooms at practically every level of education. The tablet is a brilliant device for hosting AR resources and it’s already accessible to a majority of educators.

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.

Don’t ask which ed tech products work, ask why they work

The Hechinger Report

Students in a Chicago charter school work on tablets during class. Epstein said even if technology companies wanted to be helpful by steering prospective clients only toward the products that would be best for them, the fact is, they don’t have the information to do that, either. Student access to technology and internet outside of the classroom. K-12 News Data and research Personalized Learning Principals teachers Technology access

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

The students live in homes with multiple laptops, iPads, tablets, iPhones – iEverything. Like many students in the district, she has no access to the internet at home. K-12 News English language learners Parents poverty Rural schools teachers Technology access

Guest post: Technology in Schools

EdTech4Beginners

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%).

In DC, Teachers Run the Jail. It’s Turning Inmates Into Students.

Edsurge

He reads e-books and takes courses using a tablet computer. She purchased tablets to offer short-term learning opportunities to transient inmates. A pilot program would test the use of tablets in combining online education with classroom teaching in a prison setting.

Can Edtech Behind Bars Help Keep People Out?

Edsurge

Nevertheless, the challenge presents an opportunity to companies that aim to offer tools and services at the intersection of education and social rehabilitation. Communication and Education, Hand in Hand One of the newer entrants to this market is Edovo , which offers a tablet-based educational platform for prisons with the explicit goal of combating recidivism and helping inmates obtain employment after their release. We are an education technology company at our core."

3 digital developments for visually impaired students

eSchool News

Although there has long been a shortage of accessible educational apps for this population of students, especially at the preschool and elementary levels, fresh innovations in educational game design are coming to the rescue.

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.

Global Learning XPRIZE winners could transform US classrooms

The Christensen Institute

The competition aims to initiate a sea change for millions of children worldwide who lack access to basic education. To do this, the companies developed apps loaded with books and game-like learning activities that run on inexpensive tablets.

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.

Guest Post: Is Virtual Reality For Education All Hype?

EdTech4Beginners

Companies have begun distributing smartphone-compatible cardboard VR sets in the US and organizing events and meetups for teachers. They look at the devices at kids’ disposal—smartphones and tablets. Depending on what you teach, you can choose a company that fits your lesson plan.

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.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

iKross Tripod with adapters for smartphones, tablets, GoPro, and DSLR Camera – [link]. When you buy the Rocketbook Wave Smartnotebook, you get access to digital copies of the Rocketbook paper that you can print out and use in a bullet journal or make your own planner.

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4 Steps towards digital wellness for students

Neo LMS

According to the Pew Research Center , “Fully 95% of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45% say they are online ‘almost constantly’”. Back when I was in elementary school, I could only access the internet during Computer class. The media loves sensational tech stories.

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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The Rise – and Possible Fall – of the Graphing Calculator

Digital Promise

Advocates claim that the calculators provide students access to more powerful mathematics. Another review , conducted by respected researchers in math education (but funded by a calculator company), came to a similar conclusion.