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

Educational Technology Guy

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. The company also announced today availability of the Celly Android App for free download on Google Play. “We

Noodle Companies Adds $5 Million Series A to Streamline K-20 Education Markets

Edsurge

Leading one education company is stressful enough for most people. That’s the challenge that John Katzman, one of the most recognized names in the business, has embarked on with The Noodle Companies. Today, the Noodle Companies, a conglomerate of four subsidiaries serving the K-12 and postsecondary education markets, announced it has raised $5 million in a Series A round from SWaN & Legend Venture Partners.

“After School:” Mobile SM App for High Schoolers Offers Potential Headaches for Educators

The 21st Century Principal

We also need to make clear that this app basically allows students to set up their own cyber community, totally disconnected from our schools, that is supposedly monitored by this company. What on earth would make us think that out there in cyberspace a company can do that better?

How I Learned to Stop Resenting Blackboard and Start Using BB Grader

ProfHacker

In fact, this app is so streamlined, so user-friendly,y that I wonder how it could have been produced by the same company that makes the LMS. Unfortunately, if you have an Android device, there doesn’t seem to be an equivalent app.)

Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

Where we stand today is that the New Milford High School native mobile application is now in use by the students, faculty, staff, and parents at New Milford High School on iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android devices (smart phones and tablets). The company has graciously agreed.

What are apps?

Hansen's Link to Tech

When you hear the word apps you''ve probably heard it in the context of an iPhone/iPad. Here are the differences for the top companies: Apple What: Apps for Apple are always on an iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod). Apple in Education APPitic Android What: Apps for Google platform devices (Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Kindle Fire, etc.) Where: Google Play How: Apps for Android devices range in a similar fashion like iTunes App Store just in with a different interface.

What’s the Easiest-to-Use Cloud Storage Solution for Administrators and Educators?

The 21st Century Principal

I can take a photo with my Android tablet, and place it in my Dropbox folder. If I were employed at a company that manufactures these devices, I would be looking for a job. If I type a document at home, save it to my Dropbox, it will be on my desktop at work, and it will be on my iPad, my Galaxy Android Tablet too. Sharing is complicated and there is no reliable Android app.

My thoughts on the iPad2 after using it for a while

Educational Technology Guy

I''ve used many an iPhone and iPad in the past and been underwhelmed. I also used a PDA and smart phone long before the iPhone came out, so it wasn''t as big a thing to me. Many people asked me if I owned an iPhone or iPad and I had not.

Campuswire Raises $3.6 Million to Improve Online Class Discussions

Edsurge

The Campuswire platform comes as a desktop, iPhone or Android app that offers a forum for students’ questions. Samani says he’s used Campuswire for about two years now after receiving an email from the company.

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U-Nest Raises $2 Million to Enhance Its App to Help Parents Save for College

Edsurge

The Pepperdine University alum’s student loan payments came on top of raising her and running an online security company. This brings the company's total funding to date to $2.45 The app meets bank-level security standards, according to the company.

iPad App Review: iCanConduct is a Great Tool For Teaching Pulse and Rhythm To Young Musicians | @beansinmyears

TeacherCast

We feel that the proliferation of iPhone, Android and other mobile devices provides a unique opportunity to create fun, exciting, and educational applications that do more than occupy your child’s time.

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Apple’s New Digital Student IDs Raise Questions About Security

Edsurge

The company is working with two other companies, Blackboard and Assa Abloy, to bring the technology to Duke University, the University of Alabama and the University of Oklahoma, which will deploy it this fall in time for their incoming classes, and to Johns Hopkins University, Santa Clara University and Temple University, which will deploy it by the end of the 2018 calendar year. Apple is rolling out digital student IDs.

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4 Geeky Gifts for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

It uses an iPhone. So if people didn’t know that, there’s now an iPhone base. But it is a pen — if you use the Bluetooth version — that will automatically hook into your iOS or Android device. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Their products are wireless, Bluetooth- and/or USB-connectable, and their SPARKvue software runs on Mac and Windows platforms, Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, and Android. In fact, it took me less than five minutes to unbox, setup, find the power button, and sync to the free app/software on my laptop and my iPhone. Know that I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. .

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Few preschool apps are developmentally appropriate, report finds

The Hechinger Report

The iPhone App store offers dozens of apps aimed at preschool students. Preschool is a major market in the world of apps, with more than half of apps on the Apple and Android platforms geared toward kids 5 and under.

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Social Network Spotlight: Signal

Gaggle Speaks

Signal is a bare bones messaging application for iPhone and Android, specializing in secure and encrypted communication between users. No-revenue company with no reason to sell user data. The number of end-to-end encrypted messaging apps grows larger every day.

Lesson Planning With Chalk

EdTech4Beginners

Chalk is a 5-year-old company that is growing rapidly. My plans were accessible on my iPhone. (It’s It’s now accessible on any iOS and Android devices !). It was initially created to help teachers save time on their planning.

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Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

The CoolCatTeacher

When you scan the cube with your mobile device — it will work with an iPhone, an iPad, and it works with Android, but you have to have the Merge Cube app on it. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Android 4.2+ and higher so you can connect Windows devices and Android smartphones to Miracast-compliant receivers. iPhone and iPad – Press the front button and power button to take a picture of your iPhone or iPad.

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Need to Go on a ‘Tech Diet’? Current Ways to Fight Your Device Addiction

Edsurge

Last month, two Apple shareholders wrote a letter to the company voicing concerns that technology might be hurting children. She thinks tech companies like Google and Apple can encourage children not to be online until they’re 12 or 13 and able to “better understand what’s happening online.” Parents can use the app on an iOS or Android device, but the app can only control a child’s Android device. Flipd One company is trying to minimize distractions in the classroom.

3 Apps That Encourage Students to Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teachers and parents know all this and still, the Literacy Company reports that most teachers in classes of twenty+ students spend only five minutes a day reading, and 46% of American adults cannot understand the label on their prescription medicine.

#NYCSchoolsTechChat: Professional Learning Opportunities - Thursday at 7pm

The Innovative Educator

NYCSchoolsTechChat Q6 What are some ways ed tech companies can support schools in the professional learning efforts? What type of learning opportunities do you provide or attend at your school or in your district?

PBS KIDS Video App

NeverEndingSearch

The app is free, easy to navigate and available for both iOS (iPads & iPhones) and Android. The Electric Company. PBS KIDS Video for Android.

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An Exclusive Interview with Christopher Gray: Founder of Scholly, Shark Tank Winner, Forbes 30 under 30

EdNews Daily

To come from a low-income background, to build a great company and even end up on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list is a testament to that. Post Shark Tank , Scholly was ranked the #1 app in iPhone and Android store for three weeks. By: Robyn D.

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#NYCSchoolsTechChat: Diversity Matters Nov 2nd at 7pm

The Innovative Educator

NYCSchoolsTechChat Q3 What are some ways ed tech companies can address the needs of diverse learners? NYCSchoolsTechChat Q6 What are some ways ed tech companies can do a better job of employing underrepresented groups? You can also participate in the chat at that link or if you have an iPhone download the app at [link] www.participate.com/apps (coming to Android soon

Ex Google Play Marketing Chief Hired to Help Students Enter "Workplace of the Future"

Educational Technology Guy

I’m incredibly proud of the work the Course Hero team has done to support students and democratize access to course-specific study materials,” said company co-founder and CEO, Andrew Grauer. “I’m To help accelerate this growth and scale the company's marketing and partnerships team, the company recently hired Patrick Mork as its new Chief Marketing Officer. The company was named a Top Workplace by the Bay Area News Group.

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Oculus Go: First Impressions

techlearning

There are so many education technology companies that have dipped there toes into the VR pool, and there are so many startups that are trying to gain a foothold in schools. When you look at every company participating in the Virtual Reality field, I think one thing is for sure.

Working and Living on Mars: Students Win National Generation Beyond Competition to Design Orbiting Science Lab, Living Space for Astronauts on Mars Mission

techlearning

Classroom resources are available at generationbeyondinschool.com and the Mars Walk app is available for download on iPhone or Android. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world.

There Is No Equity in Education Without Equitable Funding for Entrepreneurs

Edsurge

That when he was starting his company, he had to max out his credit cards and did not have wealthy friends to fund his business. Companies and organizations led by people of color do make a difference in building better solutions for students who look like them. You build tools for Android and text first because as cool as iOS is, you know that most people in resource-starved communities do not have an iPhone.

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Free Range Teaching and the Technology Teachers ‘Beg For’

Edsurge

Both Haileybury and CCGS use screen mirroring tools and software by Vivi , an Australian education-focused and educator-staffed company that hopes to bring its successes to schools in the U.S. Indeed, the company actively solicits and integrates teacher feedback into its product development.

Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps

MindShift

It works only on iPhones, but is free. Compatible with iPhones and iPads, this app is free. It works on iPhone and iPad and the lite version is free. It works on iPhones and iPads and the lite version is free. It is Web-based, as well as available on iPad and iPhone.

Pebble Watch: First Impressions

Kathy Schrock

The Pebble , for those of you that do not know, is a smartwatch that interfaces with your Android smartphone or iPhone via Bluetooth to provide notifications on your wrist. I ran to my Best Buy store on Sunday, the day the Best Buy was slated to start selling the Pebble Watch.

3 Great Special Needs Digital Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Using the free app, students can tape a live lecture, a Skype call, an online webinar on their iPhone or iPad (or directly to the software), transfer it to their dashboard where they can transcribe, annotate, highlight, edit, format, add to, delete, or simply play it back for reference.

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Game Education: It’s in Their DNA – Guest Post from Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

Harry Moore School of NJCU recently received a grant from Sphero, a company that makes ball-size glowing robots that teachers can use to o teach literacy, coding, STEM. This guest post from Courtney Pepe ( @iPadQueen2012 ) first appeared on Daily Genius.

A trio of reviews

Kathy Schrock

Three companies have sent me items to review and reviews of them follow. MagBack is also accepting pre-orders for its MagBack for iPhone. And whether the device is an iOS device, an Android device, or a Chromebook, the mirrored screen can be recorded!

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