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.

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?

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.”

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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%).

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.

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.

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

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."

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.

Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

Edsurge

higher education courseware in 2015, down from 50 percent the year before, according to a 2018 report from Macquarie, an investment bank and financial services company. The company has invested in a partner rental program that should reach 400 titles in the second half of this year.

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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.

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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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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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.

And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.

Neo LMS

There are those who are already replacing their full-blown laptops with a more portable tablet. For those in the know, learning integration in the cloud isn’t just about using online cloud storage solutions here and there – it also involves the technical aspects of cloud computing such as learning platforms being offered as SaaS (Software as a Service) or PaaS (Platform as a Service), and the ability to access such platforms on any platform, and more importantly, 24/7 collaboration.

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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.

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. The deal saw the books delivered to over 600,000 government distributed teacher tablets across the country, amounting to over 40 million individual e-textbooks!

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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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.

Conceptboard - visual collaboration on ideas and documents

Educational Technology Guy

I just found out about Conceptboard , a cool visual collaboration tool, from the company itself. Conceptboard is a cloud-based service that works on PCs, laptops, tablets, and more.

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. IT administrators must make sure there are enough manageable wireless access points and switches in the library to ensure proper capacity and coverage. Libraries may apply annually through the federal Universal Service Administrative Company for eligible components to bolster high-speed internet. .

Looking Back At 2011 And Looking Forward To 2012

The Web20Classroom

We are seeing more and more teachers, conferences, and companies embrace QR as another way to engage students, audiences and customers. Tablets- It''s going to be tough to find anyone who would argue that Tablet did not increase in use in education this year.

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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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kanban2go - free visual task management and organization

Educational Technology Guy

It''s simple and easy to use and accessible online from computer, tablet or smartphone (mobile site, not app). Companies use Kanban boards to organize, communicate, prioritize and manage what they do.

School’s Out for the Latest Y Combinator Batch, and Here’s What Its Edtech Graduates Are Up to

Edsurge

Seven of the 134 companies in this batch provide education services—which is a similar percentage from the last cohort. In this latest cohort of edtech companies, only one is aimed at being used in classrooms. Here’s what that one classroom-facing company is offering, and what the other six edtech startups hope to accomplish off the school campus. The husband-and-wife duo behind the company, Aparna and Deepak Ramanathan, come from different backgrounds.

My Brother’s Keeper turns to tech

The Christensen Institute

Last week, President Obama announced that the My Brother’s Keeper initiative would be partnering with Sprint Corporation to bring tablets, smartphones, and four years of data service to students who lack internet access at home.

Google’s 12 Education Updates Include Classwork and a (Slight) Classroom Makeover

Edsurge

Google Classroom , the company’s online tool that lets teachers, students and parents manage assignments and discussions, will be getting a small facelift as part of 12 updates that Google is announcing at this week’s ISTE conference, an annual K-12 educational technology expo. First launched in 2014, Google Classroom is now used by more than 30 million students and teachers around the world, the company claims.