Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

Tablets are great for watching videos, reading books and articles, taking pictures, or playing interactive educational games, but they falter when it comes to typing up essays or preparing other documents. And although there is a growing push for schools to go paperless, neither a tablet nor Chromebook is a perfect replacement for old-fashioned paper notebooks. This means that it needs a faster processor and more storage than a pure tablet.

What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

Edsurge

After a summer of market research and competitor analysis, the company eventually signed off on a collaboration with a Chinese partner, TAL Education. company that has eyed Asia as the next big market. But their story is not a blueprint that will make sense for every company. Between the drastic variations in business culture, social norms and day-to-day education affairs, there are a lot of differences companies should know about (along with a few similarities).

Google’s Stadia holds promises in Serious Games, VR and Mixed Reality

Playware Studios

The fact that it is open source means innovation and collaboration that draws on a pool of talent and know how that is far beyond any single company could muster. Theoretically, Stadia hosted games could be streamed to tablets, mobiles and headsets directly. Articles Blog Technology Augmented Reality Cloud Computing Mixed Reality Serious Games simulation technology Virtual RealityGoogle recently announced , It’s next-generation gaming platform.

Education Startup Backed By Mark Zuckerberg Starts Global Expansion With Acquisition

Wisewire

The company is paying $120 million to acquire Osmo, a U.S. He says he first encountered Osmo when his five-year-old son started playing some of the company’s games last year. Original Article Source: [link].

The Rise – and Possible Fall – of the Graphing Calculator

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Another review , conducted by respected researchers in math education (but funded by a calculator company), came to a similar conclusion. Read the original article.

20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

Tweak Your Tablet for Learning My favorite way to read blogs, magazines and such is Flipboard. In his article New Harvard Research Reveals a Fun Way to Be Successful , Shawn Achor says, “the simplest thing you can do is a two-minute email praising or thanking one person that you know.

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Accessing free eBooks with Open eBooks

Class Tech Integrate

Last month EdSurge and several other news outlets released an article about Obama and the White House releasing millions of dollars worth of eBooks to kids in Title One and Special Ed programs.

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Accessing free eBooks with Open eBooks

Class Tech Integrate

Last month EdSurge and several other news outlets released an article about Obama and the White House releasing millions of dollars worth of eBooks to kids in Title One and Special Ed programs.

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Conceptboard - visual collaboration on ideas and documents

Educational Technology Guy

I just found out about Conceptboard , a cool visual collaboration tool, from the company itself. Conceptboard is a cloud-based service that works on PCs, laptops, tablets, and more. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article.

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

They’ll see that first screen Immediately on their phone or tablet. I like to use Kanban Boards and Agile Software Development principles (something outside the scope of this article).

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. for tablet). It is a great app and the company has always been very responsive to user feature requests and help. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. QuickOffice is an excellent app that allows you to read, view, edit, and create documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

Google Play Store vs Apple App Store - my experience

Educational Technology Guy

I also have a webOS tablet. 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. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article.

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kanban2go - free visual task management and organization

Educational Technology Guy

It''s simple and easy to use and accessible online from computer, tablet or smartphone (mobile site, not app). Companies use Kanban boards to organize, communicate, prioritize and manage what they do.

K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover

EdTech Magazine

With so many school districts going one-to-one with tablets or laptops , libraries are the new meeting space for tech-enabled teamwork. Libraries may apply annually through the federal Universal Service Administrative Company for eligible components to bolster high-speed internet. . This article is part of the "Connect IT: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Technology" series. K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover. eli.zimmerman_9856.

Metaverse for Augmented Reality: Program and Breakout in Augmented Reality

The CoolCatTeacher

See their article, Create Magic in Your Classroom. So imagine this: Now you have the ability to overlay digital objects throughout the physical world, and your phone or tablet lets you peek into that “augmented world” and interact with these objects.

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. People can now view pages on the go, create new pages, edit content and add images on their smartphones or tablets, making Samepage even more convenient.

I Like Computers?

Adam Welcome

Yes - I really love enhancing the curriculum in classes with laptops, tablets, coding and robots. Me - "Don't your students really enjoy using computers, tablets and online programs?" "Yes I almost can't think of a profession where computers/phones/tablets aren't used.

InstallFree Nexus & Rndr shutting down - any know of alternatives?

Educational Technology Guy

InstallFree Nexus allowed you to use Microsoft Office or LibreOffice on an iPad, Android Tablet or Chromebook and access your files from a variety of cloud services to edit. Unfortunately, we have not been successful in turning these services into a sustainable business for our company and must therefore reconsider our strategy. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article.

Class Dojo real-time behavior feedback platform Apps get updates

Educational Technology Guy

Today’s news reflects the company’s continued learnings about the ed-tech market. Accordingly, the company has built out its mobile capabilities to allow its mobile development to parallel its web efforts. The company is a graduate of the ‘Y-combinator for education’, ImagineK12.

My thoughts on the iPad2 after using it for a while

Educational Technology Guy

I wonder if it''s because I used a webOS phone (and still use a webOS tablet)? It multi-tasks like a champ with the card view, and I need that if I am using a tablet. Related: HP TouchPad tablet Review Apple iPad - is it a game changer?

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

” Re-reading that article now makes me cringe. I was inspired, I think, to select that topic because talk of “platforms” was incredibly popular in Silicon Valley – it had been for a while – as companies strove to become “the next Facebook.”

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 Companies are using AI to screen candidates now with HireVue | Ladders → Using voice and face recognition software, HireVue lets employers compare a candidate’s word choice, tone, and facial movements with the body language and vocabularies of their best hires.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 Companies are using AI to screen candidates now with HireVue | Ladders → Using voice and face recognition software, HireVue lets employers compare a candidate’s word choice, tone, and facial movements with the body language and vocabularies of their best hires.

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How to Make Short-Form Videos as Tutorials, and Why You Might Want To

ProfHacker

If Cindy Craig were an on-trend technology company, she would describe her work as “microlearning.” If you plan to capture screens from a database, have a partner click through the screens while you hold the smartphone or tablet.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

The Hechinger Report → In three years, no one will be able to explain why it was that colleges and universities continued to hand more than half of their tuition to companies marketing and supporting their online programs – the online program managers.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

The Hechinger Report → In three years, no one will be able to explain why it was that colleges and universities continued to hand more than half of their tuition to companies marketing and supporting their online programs – the online program managers.

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How to use Sphero the Robot in STEM and Beyond – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

However, this past year my school received a robot grant that provided ten robots for us from the company Sphero. Sphero is a robotic ball that can pair with an iPad, tablet, iPhone, or smartphone through Bluetooth, and getting started is relatively easy.

All the Upgrades and Updates From Apple, Google and More at ISTE 2018

Edsurge

Joining them were an additional 6,000 reps from companies big and small. Fractions covers math standards for grades 3-6 and features a storyline and what the company calls “personalized feedback” through an online tutor. The company describes it as a “digital, adaptive personalized learning solution.” New Hardware Belkin Education debuted two versions of its Chrome OS keyboard, which connects to an individual Chromebook tablet via a secure wired connection.

Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

Edsurge

But the company’s most compelling case for reclaiming pole position in the education market isn’t the tablet, argues EdSurge columnist Jin-Soo Huh. But has Pearson, the world’s biggest education company, finally turned the corner on its rocky digital transformation journey? Some of Coursera’s most popular courses aren’t taught by universities at all, but rather by its co-founder Andrew Ng, through his spin-off company, Deeplearning.ai.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

It’s also looking at the potential changes, said Dr. Gabe Soumakian, CEO and Founder, Sup Du Jour Consulting Group, like what happens when a software or hardware company goes out of business. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

LIVE: Access All Of Your Files On All Of Your Devices Using @Microsoft_EDU OneNote | @MSOneNote

TeacherCast

Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies.

How to Interest the Next Generation of Great Minds to Work in STEM Fields

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Sara Stringer, has a great article that will help demystify this topic: . Businesses such as Pacific BioStorage specialize in providing support to pharmaceutical companies, universities, federal research labs, and hospitals across the nation.

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New, free digital citizenship curriculum helps students become responsible tech users

edWeb.net

When having a smartphone or tablet in hand becomes second nature for kids of all ages, strong digital citizenship skills are necessary for good decision making. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

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

Edsurge

When Apple released its first iPad seven years ago, the company thought one area it would revolutionize was education. So when Hiram College announced last month that it would provide every student and professor an iPad starting this fall, it made us wonder what the state of Apple’s sector-creating tablet on campuses is these days. (It As a journalism major, Rodriguez used the tablet to record interviews and write articles without having to carry extra equipment.

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

CUE

Often there are arguments about this piece of pedagogy and that new tablet, but rarely does the entire entity known as EDTECH get disparaged as a whole. The s ame article also says, “Many students do not read for pleasure and have not for decades.” EDITORIAL.

“Dear Teacher, This Machine is Stealing Your Job”

Fractus Learning

A few weeks ago there was an article by Michael Godsey that was originally published on the Atlantic and was heavily circulated among the Education/EdTech circles. This is always preferable over having the roles reversed between the tablet and the teacher.

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The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

In previous years, when I’ve written about this topic, I’ve saved “The Business of Ed-tech” for one of the last articles in my “ Top Ed-Tech Trends" series. " I will do that in a separate article at the end of the year. You might read the signals of the health of ed-tech startups in the departure of their founders – both from leadership positions and from their companies altogether. The company also will pay $8.5