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

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security

EdTech Magazine

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.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Source: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics Technology was not designed by or for those with disabilities.

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

techlearning

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.

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

Edsurge

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’

Edsurge

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

15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities

TeachThought - Learn better.

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.

Samepage - app to get more done with contextual collaboration

Educational Technology Guy

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

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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Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

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.

The Ultimate Google Cardboard and Expeditions Resource Guide

Shake Up Learning

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.

Google Play Store vs Apple App Store - my experience

Educational Technology Guy

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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Technology Integration in a 21st Century Science Classroom

EdTechTeam

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.

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.

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

Educational Technology Guy

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

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

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

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. 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.

Getting Started with Google Expeditions and Virtual Reality

Shake Up Learning

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 Guide to Keeping Up with Google - Part 2: Twitter

Shake Up Learning

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

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

Marketplace K-12

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!

Teacher Reboot Camp

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

The Electric Educator

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

Edsurge

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.

Want to Organize Your Digital Assets?

EdNews Daily

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

Edsurge

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.

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

Edsurge

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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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. There are deals and specials at different times, and the Amazon App Store for Android has offered it as a free download in the past. It is a great app and the company has always been very responsive to user feature requests and help. Related: Android for Education resources and apps Essential Apps and Installs for Windows, Chrome, Android. QuickOffice technology help

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

Edsurge

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.

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

Educational Technology Guy

He has run meetings at various companies including Microsoft and YouTube. There are also iOS and Android apps for it. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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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. 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.

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

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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.

Here's How Single Sign-On Saved One District 2,500 Hours of Instructional Time Per Month

Edsurge

teachers were stressed out about logging in to the point where some would just give up on using technology and go back to their regular pen and paper process. In his 16 years of working in IT, Tam Nguyen has grown uncomfortably familiar with these types of calls and the resulting reluctance of teachers to adopt new technologies. This technology allows students and staff to access multiple applications and resources with a single username and password.

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Few preschool apps are developmentally appropriate, report finds

The Hechinger Report

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. Related: Can technology improve preschool? K-12 News online learning Technology access

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This Tech Tool Can Save Teachers 10 Minutes Per Class

Edsurge

To the rescue: the video-streaming and screen-mirroring technology St. Using wireless presentation tools by Vivi , an education-focused company founded in Australia, Gunn was able to mirror her tablet screen on the classroom screen and play YouTube clips directly through a hardwired receiver without slowing down the school’s wifi—or her students’ work. Here are six ways the technology can maximize classroom time and boost student and teacher productivity: 1.

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Lesson Planning With Chalk

EdTech4Beginners

Chalk is a 5-year-old company that is growing rapidly. It’s now accessible on any iOS and Android devices !). Tagged: edtech , education , lesson planning , teaching , technology. education edtech lesson planning teaching technology

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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

This Father Built an App to Level the Playing Field for Struggling Readers

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Venkat Ratnam So Ratnam left his 23-year career as a professional services leader for software companies to create a solution that would help his children and others. Ratnam plans to release Android and web apps so students can use WhizRead with Chromebooks, laptops and Android tablets. MIT Technology Review. Education Technology Language Arts Edtech Business Startups English Language Learning

TITAN Raises $5.2M in Series A to Scale Its School Nutrition Solution

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Several years later, in 2015, Blankenship founded TITAN School Solutions , a company that provides cloud-based services around nutrition and meals to K-12 school districts. On Tuesday, the company announced it had raised $5.2 For example, if a student goes to lunch and remembers their account was running low on funds yesterday, they can quickly pull up the TITAN mobile app (available on iOS and Android) and check their balance. Education Technology Financing Edtech Business

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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