Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

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

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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

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Companies Partner to Launch “Be a Maker”Programming Companion App


Using a technology based on the open-source Scratch programming language, children can use the Be a Maker app to create customized programs for their Jibo robot to perform. Jibo creators include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor and industry pioneer, Cynthia Breazeal.

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security

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Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security. Facial recognition technology , which would allow schools and law enforcement to quickly identify who is entering their schools and when could give school districts a powerful means to make schools even safer. We are proud to give our leading-edge SAFR for K-12 technology solution to every elementary, middle, and high school in America and Canada.

How Tech Companies Woo Higher Ed (and What They Seek in Return)


But Christmas came early for some higher-ed institutions in the form of freebies and discounts from big technology companies. But these efforts are part of a longer-term strategy for these companies to train future workers in their technology. John German, an ASU spokesperson, said at the time that the university’s motivation was to develop an opportunity for its engineering students to get skills in the “emerging field” of voice technology.

Free Range Teaching and the Technology Teachers ‘Beg For’


When Central Coast Grammar School (CCGS) refurbished a block of classrooms recently, it installed wireless screen mirroring technology in every room. Likewise, with screen mirroring technology, we teachers are no longer locked physically.” His favorite aspect of the technology? “I’m

Kitaboo College – Enabling Higher Education with Technology

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And this is also the time when many students will opt for courses that will help them in their choice of career in the future, as companies look out for highly skilled candidates with specialized training in a particular field. Education Technology / June 6, 2019.

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The Future of Business Cards

Dr. Shannon Doak

Another area of concern which has become, rightfully a hot topic, is how technology can be used to help the environment. In this post, I wanted to introduce what I believe to be one of these technologies that will help reduce waste. Android Innovation iPhone Leadership My Thoughts

15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities

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15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities. One tool to help students with disabilities even in the face of a special education teacher shortage is assistive technology. Graphic organizers vary by type and technological sophistication.

The Ultimate Google Cardboard and Expeditions Resource Guide

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Virtual reality is one of the fastest growing areas of technology! VR is in its infancy and we are just scratching the surface of what this technology can do and how it will transform learning in our classrooms. Google Expeditions Android App. Google Cardboard for Android.

Technology Integration in a 21st Century Science Classroom


Whether you are just starting out in the classroom or have been teaching for decades, the question of when to use technology in the lab is often a debate. The purists feel that students are too deeply rooted in technology and do not know how to use or read results on a basic tool, such as a thermometer or pH paper. Several companies, including Vernier and Pasco to name just a couple, have modified their probes to be compatible with Chromebooks as well.

Samepage - app to get more done with contextual collaboration

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It can be used by people for personal projects and planning as well as by companies and groups for major projects. It is web based and there are mobile apps available for iOS and Android. We built Samepage so our company could work together more effectively.

Accessing free eBooks with Open eBooks

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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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Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

As an early adopter of transformative technologies, I have been watching the mobile app space carefully to see how it can benefit all facets of education. Using Beeonics technology, we have been able to quickly create a state-of-the-art native mobile application with a rich set of features.

Accessing free eBooks with Open eBooks

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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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How to Use Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in the Classroom

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When you open the Expeditions app on iOS or Android , you will first see the guidelines that you must review and accept. The post How to Use Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in the Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Virtual Reality in the Classroom – Part 2.

The Guide to Keeping Up with Google - Part 2: Twitter

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Official Google Twitter Accounts: @Android @Gmail @Google @GoogleCalendar @GoogleCardboard @GoogleChrome @GoogleDocs @GoogleDrive @GoogleforEdu @GoogleforWork @GoogleStudents @SolveforX Want more?

Google Play Store vs Apple App Store - my experience

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I am an Android fan and user. Maybe it''s just me, but you would think a company like Apple that prides itself on customer experience would provide a better app store experience. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

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I want to start this year’s review of education technology acknowledging grief. I want to start this year’s review of education technology sanctioning, if such a thing is necessary, our mourning. In a society that considers itself highly rational, highly technological, highly scientific, to call something “magical” often serves to dismiss or diminish it – or to dismiss or diminish those who do not sufficiently understand science or tech.

Vernier Software & Technology Offers New Activities for the mBot™ Robot to Teach Coding and Robotics


BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 25, 2018 — Vernier Software & Technology recently launched Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles activities module written for the mBot™ by MakeBlock.

Update on InstallFree Nexus and Rndr - work great on a Chromebook!

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It''s not as speedy as on a Windows device, but not bad at all, and the company making Rndr tells me that there are some performance improvements coming shortly. You can also use their apps to use LibreOffice (or MS Office) in the cloud on any device, including iOS, Android and Chrome. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Android chromebooks free resources google Chrome OS libreoffice Web Applications

Global K-12 Market for Personal PCs to Contract in 2016, Experts Project

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Mike Fisher, associate director of education technology at Futuresource, said that the U.S. While Microsoft might traditionally be expected to be best positioned to capitalize on the 2-in-1 market, Google’s Android operating system is outperforming expectations across the board in the U.S.

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My!

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Teachers are using these technologies to send learners on virtual field trips or getting students to keep track of their steps, cardio, and health with fitness bands. These technologies help engage learners by providing sensory learning and sparking curiosity and imagination. Pilot programs– Often big companies like MicroSoft or Verizon will want to run pilot programs worldwide and provide your school with tons of their devices. Ingress is another free iOS/Android AR game.

5 Technologies to Watch In 2011

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Five companies to watch in 2011 Five trends to watch in 2011 Five people to follow in 201 1 Five Blogs to read in 2011 Josef Dunne, Via Flickr 1. Cloud computing is an up and coming trend, but it is also a technology that is in need of improvement.

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Age of Learning’s Latest Is a $100 Million Educational Game


The game, publicly available today, works on web browsers and iOS and Android mobile devices. Age of Learning is currently best known for ABCmouse, an online, early-learning program for children ages 2 to 8 used by 20 million children around the world, according to the company.

The Robots Have Arrived on Campus. They Come Bearing Food.


Not as android professors or virtual students, but as automated food delivery devices. Now the startup behind the roaming drone, Kiwi , has plans to expand to 15 more campuses including Harvard and MIT, the company said this week at ArticulAte , an event in San Francisco about food robotics.

Getting Started with Google Expeditions and Virtual Reality

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Google Expeditions for Android. Google Cardboard for Android. These attendees didn’t just say they “liked” it; they each offered a specific point from your presentation to share with me that impacted their thinking about “change” or the integration of technology & instruction.

The FTC Has Its Sights on COPPA, and Edtech Providers Should Take Notice


7 to explore potential changes—particularly with regards to education technology and data security. Against this legal landscape, a recent study of nearly 6,000 of the most popular children’s apps on Android found that “a majority are potentially in violation of COPPA.”

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Campuswire Raises $3.6 Million to Improve Online Class Discussions


The Campuswire platform comes as a desktop, iPhone or Android app that offers a forum for students’ questions. Oyerinde says his goal isn’t to enter the learning management space but to integrate with other companies that offer individual LMS services at a better quality than one-stop-shops.

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


Last month, two Apple shareholders wrote a letter to the company voicing concerns that technology might be hurting children. This past Sunday, the New York Times reported that former Facebook and Google employees are teaming up with Common Sense Media for a campaign to inform people about the dangers of technology. She also says too much technology can dampen a child’s imagination. Flipd One company is trying to minimize distractions in the classroom.

Want to Organize Your Digital Assets?

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Consider as well that good ed-tech companies will utilize conferences to announce improvements for their tools and train teachers on their use. Teachers could also implement their own policies and ensure they are not overwhelmed by technological change. By LeiLani Cauthen. .

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How to Boost Classroom Engagement With the Tech Tool That 'Always Works'


Wrangling technology can be maddening even in optimally designed classrooms. When she became the district’s first educational technology director in 2017, Briana Allen looked for a better solution. She tried several options before jumping on a free trial of the wireless video streaming and screen mirroring technology by Vivi, an education-focused company founded in Australia. Is the technology easy to use?

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


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.

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Microsoft’s Big Bett Updates: Free VR Curriculum and Using a Pencil as a Stylus


More than 600 exhibitors and 34,000 attendees are expected to descend on London this week for the annual Bett show , where some companies come with a barrage of updates befitting one of the biggest education technology trade shows in the world. But there’s a method to the all new devices, features and curriculum updates, say company officials: to reinforce Microsoft’s position in the education market with tools that make learning more affordable and accessible.

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


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.