Digital Learning Program From @snaplearning Can Boost Your Class Library!


On a nearly annual basis, I find that one of the last things that I have left on my to-do list is maintaining my classroom library. This can be a frustrating task in a normal year, however it becomes a much more tedious process when faced with a number of common library challenges.

What are apps?

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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. When you hear the word apps you''ve probably heard it in the context of an iPhone/iPad.

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After Layoffs and Acquisition, LightSail Education Charts a New, Uncertain Course


Last September, the company tapped Good Harbor Partners, a Boston firm that advises on business transactions in the education technology industry, to explore strategic and financial opportunities for the company. Lightsail executives met with roughly a half-dozen companies to gauge their interest, according to Gideon Stein, LightSail’s founder and former chief executive. He and Ryan Alexander, the company’s president, are no longer involved in running the company.

Hour of Code: How Students Can Build Their Own Apps

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App developers can work for software companies, retailers, in healthcare, in the travel industry, for the entertainment industry, or in financial services. The resulting app works on Android and iOS and can be uploaded to Google Play or the App Store.

3 Apps That Encourage Students to Read

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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. The Talking Library is wonderful.

Virtual Reality Headsets in the Classroom – All-In-One or Mobile?


However, these devices require a (typically) Android phone, which can be many hundreds of dollars. For EdTech companies, it is important to understand the requirement of the schools in order to provide the best learning experiences for students the world over.

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

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In the last 12 months alone, the platform’s content library has grown over 50%, it has added 170,000 pieces of Course Advice (from virtually zero) and its user base now exceeds 12.5M In the last 12 months alone, the platform’s content library has grown over 50%, it has added 170,000 pieces of Course Advice (from virtually zero) and its user base now exceeds 12.5M The company was named a Top Workplace by the Bay Area News Group.

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An ‘Epic’ Fundraise: Children’s Digital Book Subscription Startup Nabs $8 Million


based company has now raised a total of $21.4 The company pays a licensing fee for these rights.) per month for unlimited access to the digital library. Available on the web, iOS, Android and Kindle devices, Epic currently reaches five million children, its co-founder Kevin Donahue claims, with 24 million books read in April alone. He declined to share any ballpark estimates for subscription numbers, only offering that the company is “close” to being cashflow positive.

PBS KIDS Video App


Chock full of quality children’s programs, the newly updated PBS KIDS Video App is an absolute no-brainer download for families, and for preschool and primary classrooms and libraries. The app is free, easy to navigate and available for both iOS (iPads & iPhones) and Android.

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Want to Organize Your Digital Assets?

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Library Management Systems. Consider as well that good ed-tech companies will utilize conferences to announce improvements for their tools and train teachers on their use. By LeiLani Cauthen. .

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

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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. Shulman, Huffington Post and EdNews Daily.

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Learning Through Augmented Creation with 3DBear AR

It is free to download for iOS , Android , and even the Microsoft Hololens. It provides the teacher with a dashboard for saving and accessing student creations, a library of searchable lesson plans, and access to the complete 3D model library for you and your students.

Are etextbooks More Affordable Than Textbooks

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A fine example would be Cengage, who launched their Cengage unlimited subscription pack, where students get unlimited access to their entire library of online textbooks for $119.99 In this model, the company sells a product/service on a monthly or yearly basis, and in the process, they retain the customer as they pay for prolonged access to the content.

McMinn County School System Makes Boxlight’sProColor Interactive Flat Panels the New Classroom Standard


Users also have access to a wealth of applications in Office 365 & Google Classroom via an Android OS built-in browser. Those companies really became our partners.” McMinn County School System in Athens, Tenn.,

3 Great Special Needs Digital Tools

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Availability: 5/5 (iOS, PC, Mac, Web, Android in beta). Much to my surprise, the stories are produced by ITV plc, an international powerhouse entertainment company that also produces shows like Downton Abbey. This is a must-have addition to your child’s digital library.

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Revisiting #ALATTT: Trend #1: AR/VR/MR and a touch of AI


Companies are investing in immersive technologies. enhancing every-day learning experiences–media-rich annotations of historic places, libraries (shelves, books?), Take them with your phone, android or tablet. Incorporating Virtual and Augmented Reality in Libraries.

There Is No Equity in Education Without Equitable Funding for Entrepreneurs


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 can imagine why a barbershop might be a platform for educational change, or the impact a laundromat-library can have on Detroit youth.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s

uHandy Mobile Microscope Duet review

Kathy Schrock

I have always loved the microscopic world, and even conducted research on blood cells for a pharmaceutical company for my senior project. The first step was to install the uHandy app for iOS or Android. Okay, I have not had this much fun since I got my first microscope when I was 10!

Are etextbooks More Affordable Than Textbooks

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A fine example would be Cengage, who launched their unlimited subscription pack, where students get unlimited access to their entire library of online textbooks for $119.99 In this model, the company sells a product/service on a monthly or yearly basis, and in the process, they retain the customer as they pay for prolonged access to the content.

iPads Did Not Revolutionize Campus Teaching (But a Few Colleges Give Every Student One)


When Apple released its first iPad seven years ago, the company thought one area it would revolutionize was education. At first, the university provided iPad Minis to incoming undergraduates and worked to build a library of custom electronic textbooks written by faculty members. I think it’s important for students to understand how to identify reliable sources for our projects, and the library is a great resource for that,” she says.

Innovative Communication Techniques for Individuals with Autism

His technologies have led to the creation of three technology companies that create products for people with disabilities. VizZle provides a library of more than 14,000 lessons and the tools and media to customize them or create your own from scratch.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


In addition, ABC Mouse has shared releases and updates for ABCmouse Mastering Math, Digital Library Experience, Standards-Aligned Collections, A New Teacher Experience, and the ABCmouse Ambassador Program. has joined the ENA family of companies.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools


CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY COMPANY BUILDING BLOCKS OF SCIENCE 3D ( ) Carolina Biological Supply Company launched the new Building Blocks of Science 3D hands-on unit kits for students in grades K to 5.

Top 50 Sites/Apps of 2015

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Mobile App Top 50 Sites/Apps of 2015 * Seesaw - Excellent free mobile app (Android/iOS) for students creating digital portfolio w/ educational portal. Sketch Nation - A great free site/app (iOS/Android) for creating games. WhatsDue - A cool new free mobile app (iOS/Android) for keeping students and parents up to date on what is happening in the classroom. Mystery Word Town - The excellent mobile (Android/iOS) app that uses Game Based Learning to help learn and spell words. *

New Products from Google and their Implication for Educators

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Ships with Android Nougat Updates and patches directly from Google. Test is out by installing Allo on your existing Android or iPhone. Each of these companies is investing tremendous amounts of money and development resources into designing and launching a comprehensive VR platform.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

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Companies like Kaltura, Panopto and Warpwire battled through the year for market share. Previously, Marc served as vice president of global marketing for WorkForce Software where his strategic and tactical leadership helped to significantly increase the company’s revenue and valuation.

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Make the Most of Your Budget with These Great Products: Makerspace Product Roundup 2018


New products are coming from companies that have long been in the game, and others are being launched thanks to successful crowdfunding initiatives. Compatibility: SAM Labs products work in conjunction with the SAM Space app, available for iOS 9+ tablets, Windows 10, and Android 4.4+.

Review: Chromecast Audio

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I guess Apple isn't the only company paying attention to packaging anymore! All you need is a mobile device (Android or iOS) and the free Chromecast App from Google. My dated stereo system, now with a Chrome Cast Audio upgrade!



BENCHMARK EDUCATION COMPANY ADVANCEALL ( ) Benchmark Education Company (BEC) released Advance ALL, a new series motivating students to read with literary and informational reading text sets.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” The charges include receiving money from the ed-tech company Edgenuity. “ Career centers are providing more access to some companies than others (for a fee), a move that has career counselors concerned institutions are selling students to the highest bidder,” Inside Higher Ed reports. (I Libraries remain relevant, and The New York Times is on it. Via Fortune : “ Android Co-Founder To Lead Google ’s New Education Project.”

Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps


Luhtala has used augmented reality to attach student-created video book reviews to titles in the library. It can be used on iPhone and Android devices as well as on the Web and is free. This is essentially a huge e-book library. Available for Android and iOS products for free.

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” Via PBS Newshour : “GOP reinstates usage of ‘ illegal alien ’ in Library of Congress ’ records.” “ Apollo Education Group , the parent company of the University of Phoenix and Western International University , announced Thursday that it would eliminate the use of mandatory arbitration clauses in students’ enrollment agreements,” Inside Higher Ed reports. The Indian gaming company has raised $1.2 Education Politics.

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Mostly tutoring companies.). “ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. Badges , patents, and the world’s ‘least popular’ education company” by Doug Belshaw. The student travel abroad company WorldStrides has raised $500 million from Eurazeo and Primavera Capital Group. (National) Education Politics.

Creating Products to Show and Share Learning

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