Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Their site says: When you Tweet photos using the Twitter app for iOS or Android, or on twitter.com, you have the option to compose a description of the images so the content is accessible to people who are visually impaired. SnapChat has a ways to go to meet the needs of their disabled users.

Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

I had them come down and meet with several student leaders and me this past spring where I shared my vision of having a mobile app for New Milford HS , which could also be shared with other schools. The company has graciously agreed.

How to Use Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

When you open the Expeditions app on iOS or Android , you will first see the guidelines that you must review and accept. This could be a fun experiment during a department meeting!

Coda - free online doc system that you can build apps with

Educational Technology Guy

Coda , a low-code platform for building and automating business processes has a CEO who is very passionate about effective meetings. He has run meetings at various companies including Microsoft and YouTube. There are also iOS and Android apps for it.

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How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

Neo LMS

Cardboard is simply an inexpensive pair of VR goggles made from a cardboard cutout, magnets, and an Android phone. The cardboard goggles when combined with an Android phone, preloaded with any of Google’s Cardboard apps, are a simple way to bring classroom lessons to life.

Class Dojo real-time behavior feedback platform Apps get updates

Educational Technology Guy

They had launched an iOS app this past September, and an Android app after that, to help teachers be able to use their tool while moving around the room, and even access it when not in the classroom. of its Popular iOS and Android Apps ClassDojo 2.0

Which Apps Are Safe for Kids? Three Tools That Read the Fine Print for You

Edsurge

A recent New York Times investigation found that many companies receive such precise, extensive data on their users that they—and anyone else they share this information with—could easily identify a single individual and pinpoint their location. That user data is often sold to or shared with other companies, such as advertisers who have a vested interest in behavioral data, and it’s not as anonymous as people think. Countless more are available for Android devices.

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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Why collaboration is a bad idea for developing personalized learning teachers

The Christensen Institute

No one company had enough scale across PC components to make a complete touch screen device, so companies like HP and Lenovo worked on the overall hardware architecture; Microsoft made the operating system; and a host of other companies supplied the central processors, hard drives, etc. Only by doing this, can innovators gain the degrees of freedom they need to tinker with the interdependent components of a solution to meet customers’ expectations.

Want to Organize Your Digital Assets?

EdNews Daily

Collect as much detail as possible including what platform the software resides on and all other details about it technically, as well as descriptive tags and any standards it meets academically or technically for easy use and sharing. By LeiLani Cauthen. .

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Why collective action is the wrong approach for developing personalized learning teachers

The Christensen Institute

No one company had enough scale across PC components to make a complete touch screen device, so companies like HP and Lenovo worked on the overall hardware architecture; Microsoft made the operating system; and a host of other companies supplied the central processors, hard drives, etc. Only by doing this, can innovators gain the degrees of freedom they need to tinker with the interdependent components of a solution to meet customers’ expectations.

Friday 5 — 11.20.2015

Perry Hewitt

On Android devices, Google will now launch the app if you have it installed, or stream the content to you if you don’t. While the long term programs have to be in place, the article explains the value in short-term, pragmatic moves to meet customer expectations.

4 Geeky Gifts for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

So instead of me shuffling around in the meeting room, I can just toss this ball, and someone can talk.?”. But it is a pen — if you use the Bluetooth version — that will automatically hook into your iOS or Android device.

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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. They meet NGSS standards and work within Google Classroom and most LMSs. 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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Best of Infocomm Winners

techlearning

The newest member of the company’s classroom-based recording family provides the automation and high-quality capture Mediasite is known for in a compact, affordable device, ensuring even more students never miss a lecture.

#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?

#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

BEST OF INFOCOMM WINNERS

techlearning

The newest member of the company’s classroom-based recording family provides the automation and high-quality capture Mediasite is known for in a compact, affordable device, ensuring even more students never miss a lecture. Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Best of InfoComm!

Planning for #ISTE14 - Check out these tips from an OCD educator to stay organized!

Kleinspiration

I start looking at the social events I''ve emailed myself from Twitter or received from companies. By being on Twitter, you can start to connect with fellow educators and companies that will be at the event. You can click here to get Voxer on Android. Planning for ISTE 2014.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY COMPANY BUILDING BLOCKS OF SCIENCE 3D ( www.carolina.com/help/pressreleases/2018/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.

A trio of reviews

Kathy Schrock

Three companies have sent me items to review and reviews of them follow. ThinkWrite specifically made a headset to meet the needs of schools. And whether the device is an iOS device, an Android device, or a Chromebook, the mirrored screen can be recorded!

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College Prep: The Often Winding Road for Parents, Students and High Schools

EdNews Daily

Meet the career and college-planning app, Schoold.co. Government can garnish wages and withhold tax refunds to meet student loan debt requirements. Schoold is available for download on both iOS and Android stores. By Robyn D. Shulman.

In the marketplace: Measuring student progress, new digital solutions, personalized learning, and more

eSchool News

The Canvas Parent app is available to all iOS and Android users to help parents of K–12 students stay informed on their children’s assignments, grades and overall schooling.

Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

When technologies are new, they often underperform at meeting customers’ needs. In these circumstances, the systems that come closest to meeting customers’ performance expectations are those with proprietary architectures that are integrated across all of the performance-defining subcomponents of the system. Sustaining innovations are innovations that improve an established technology to meet the needs of its established customer base.

RealNetworks Provides SAFR Facial Recognition Solution for Free to Every K-12 School in the U.S. and Canada

techlearning

SAFR currently supports Mac and iOS platforms, with Android and Windows versions scheduled for release this fall. Wyoming is unique in its commitment to working with new innovations and America's leading technology companies," said Wyoming Governor Matt Mead.

The Art of Innovation – LIVE blog of Guy Kawasaki at iPad Summit Boston

EdTechTeacher

To begin, he tells the story of working at Apple, meeting Steve Jobs, and the culture of being at Macintosh. The companies who succeed began because they want to make the world a better place. Guy then shows a number of companies that succeeded.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? Also, this week, thanks to my invited participation in the National Governors Association regional summit, Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge , I published a new post “ How Should We Address the Cybersecurity Threats Facing K-12 Schools?

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

EdTechTeacher

Meeuwse says she loves using this form of game education with her little ones because “it incorporates both technology and tangible objects to meet the diverse sensory learning needs of my students.”. This guest post from Courtney Pepe ( @iPadQueen2012 ) first appeared on Daily Genius.

Jenks Public Schools level the playing field with a 1:1 program

eSchool News

Paul will tell more about the district and about how Google’s education technology helps them to meet their goals and create a successful 1:1 program. a cloud-based ERP company. Date: Wednesday, March 25th, . Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST. .

The 2018 EdSurde Annual Special: Surgecoin, EduWands and Other News Not Fit for Print

Edsurge

But some companies are jumping the gun. Below are the finest collection of stories you’ll never see on any other day, and which have been brewing in our heads over the course of 2018 in between too many cups of coffee, indecipherable email pitches, 1:1 meetings, product sprints and the occasional but unavoidable sparring on Twitter. The device, which syncs to iPads or Android tablets over bluetooth, spits out 3D printed objects from its tip, giving any makerspace a magical feel.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

ADVANCED & MEASURED PROGRESS ( www.advanc-ed.org ) & ( www.measuredprogress.org ) Measured Progress and AdvancED will join forces to form a unique and far-reaching nonprofit educational company focused on data-driven tools for school improvement. has joined the ENA family of companies.

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Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps

MindShift

Learning is hard and change is even harder, so once teachers have found a tool that meets their learning goals, they are unlikely to shift without a good reason. “It’s It can be used on iPhone and Android devices as well as on the Web and is free.

WHAT’S NEW

techlearning

BENCHMARK EDUCATION COMPANY ADVANCEALL ( benchmarkeducation.com ) 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

Hack Education

Wayne Johnson, the head of the department’s financial aid division and a former executive at a student loan company , says that those “non-traditional” servicers could include companies like Visa , Amazon , or Goldman Sachs. ” Via Chalkbeat ’s Colorado outlet: “Fate of Douglas County’s high-profile voucher program to be weighed at special meeting.” The professional development company has raised $21.3

15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities

TeachThought - Learn better.

Sample handouts can be found at the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company. The product supports Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Unix based computers, in addition to Android and iOS mobile devices. Certification offers one solution to quickly meet this need.