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.

30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016

TeachThought - Learn better.

30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016. From Apple to J.Crew, these companies offer exclusive discounts on just about everything a teacher could possibly need for the new semester! 30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016. Half Price Books.

At the Top of Teachers’ Wish Lists? Tactile STEM Projects, Flexible Furniture and Books

Edsurge

Despite the growth in newer trends, the most commonly requested item on DonorsChoose remains one that has been around for centuries: books. They beat out computers and tablets, games and classroom supplies by a long shot. The two most popular titles requested in 2018 were “Wonder” and “The Hate U Give”—books that speak to a wide range of experiences and promote diversity and inclusion.

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Amazon wins $30M contract to sell e-books to NYC schools

eSchool News

A big move into education, Amazon edges out OverDrive to capture NYC e-book contract. Under the terms, Amazon would have the right to sell e-books and other content but not devices like Kindles through an internal marketplace site.

In DC, Teachers Run the Jail. It’s Turning Inmates Into Students.

Edsurge

He reads e-books and takes courses using a tablet computer. She purchased tablets to offer short-term learning opportunities to transient inmates. A pilot program would test the use of tablets in combining online education with classroom teaching in a prison setting.

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Eduprotocols for kindergarten and early elementary with the book’s co-author Jon Corippo. Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet! This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

Neo LMS

Microbric, an Australian company, created this affordable robot for students to start learning how to code and program in the most engaging manner. Students take their lessons and interact with Milo using a tablet in the presence of a facilitator.

Guest post: Technology in Schools

EdTech4Beginners

Devices such as laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc. Data label, an online label manufacturing company, conducted a survey recently where people were asked whether they feel technology in schools has had positive effects on children. Teachers are beginning to learn how to teach with emerging technologies such as Smart Boards, tablets, laptops, digital camera, and so on. In today’s world, technology is increasingly becoming predominant in schools.

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.

10 Ways to Tackle Back to School Like a Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been using it for the last several years and it is featured in my Do What Matters productivity book.) . 6 – Get the Perfect Stylus for your Tablet. Sketchnoting and drawing on tablets are becoming very popular. Colored tape, paints, coloring books and more.

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AR/VR in K–12: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning

EdTech Magazine

Technology helps educators give each student the attention he or she needs, through tools such as online learning modules, personal tablets and, now, virtual and augmented reality. . Companies such as Microsoft have developed tools for using their virtual reality headsets in just this way.

The 5-Year, $15 Million Global Learning XPRIZE Competition Is Over. Here’s Who Won.

Edsurge

Kitkit offers a game-based learning program on tablets to help children learn independently. The app offers a library of books and videos and 2,400 learning activities across 22 sessions covering math and reading.

May this Gobstopper (Now Called Curriculet) be Ever Lasting!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

UPDATE AS OF 1/15/14: The company Gobstopper has changed its name to Curriculet, but this update hasn''t changed how I use Curriculet with my students. The stories and information in the below post still hold true despite the change in company name.

20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

It is ok to savor time, with a long sip of coffee or reading a book in the park. Tweak Your Tablet for Learning My favorite way to read blogs, magazines and such is Flipboard. Go to the Library (or Dance Class or the Pool) Go to the library and check out some books.

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Top Tips for Fast Formative Assessment that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

GradeCam also works with laptops, desktops, tablets and any device that has a camera connected to wifi. GradeCam can also quickly transfer all of the scores into a grade book. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Global Learning XPRIZE winners could transform US classrooms

The Christensen Institute

To do this, the companies developed apps loaded with books and game-like learning activities that run on inexpensive tablets. Does this mean software-loaded tablets will eventually replace elementary schools in the United States?

14 Fabulous Finds - A Daringly Geeky Gift Guide

The Daring Librarian

Twelve South BookBook Travel Journal - Travel savvy with a case that looks like a leather bound book but hides all kinds of tech and accessories. Bonus: This company has some of the BEST customer service I''ve ever dealt with. I love buying gifts for family and friends!

Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

Digital Promise and other nonprofit organizations including EveryoneOn and The Learning Accelerator have been working with companies and schools to ensure these programs and offers are making their way into the hands of teachers, students, and families across the country. Safari Books.

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Ways to Get Technology into Your Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you have a passion for teaching with tablets, Chromebooks, or setting up a digital station then you have many ways to afford that dream. Don’t forget to check out my previous post , on getting your students to create digital books to help others. Students have the ability to publish and sell their digital books online. The proceeds can go towards getting computers, laptops, tablets, better wifi, a technology cart, or other digital tools.

Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

Edsurge

higher education courseware in 2015, down from 50 percent the year before, according to a 2018 report from Macquarie, an investment bank and financial services company. I feel like even if the print books are a tad more expensive, they’re worth it, in my opinion,” Mullins said.

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

EdTech Magazine

No longer just a haven for dusty books and stern shushes, the library is now a place for digital resources and makerspaces and flexible learning. 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. . There will always be books.

TONS of #RightDevice Tech Resources from @IntelEDU 's New Learning Community to Support Teachers!

Kleinspiration

I was recently contacted by Intel, a technology company that hopes to assist educators all over the world with their newest technological advancements and devices. As an added bonus, they will be donating a tablet to one of our lucky readers.

10 Top Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas (and a Way to Save Money on Them)

The CoolCatTeacher

When I read a great book, I sketchnote it. Here, I’m sketchnoting Jon Acuff’s new book “Do Over” Taking the time to Sketchnote helps me remember what I’ve learned. 3 – Huge Sticky Tablets of Paper and Markers of Many Colors.

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Ways to Get Technology into Your Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you have a passion for teaching with tablets, Chromebooks, or setting up a digital station then you have many ways to afford that dream. Don’t forget to check out my previous post , on getting your students to create digital books to help others. Students have the ability to publish and sell their digital books online. The proceeds can go towards getting computers, laptops, tablets, better wifi, a technology cart, or other digital tools.

Accessing free eBooks with Open eBooks

Class Tech Integrate

The program runs through First Book and an app called Open eBooks. 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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The power of ed-tech in the developing world

Neo LMS

The deal saw the books delivered to over 600,000 government distributed teacher tablets across the country, amounting to over 40 million individual e-textbooks! Similar to challenges faced in Africa with regard to mobile applications, the company also offers SMS-based study tools.

And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.

Neo LMS

There are those who are already replacing their full-blown laptops with a more portable tablet. More and more companies are working to introduce AR (augmented reality) devices for mass consumption, and Microsoft’s HoloLens is becoming a hot topic because of its endless possibilities for learning - from virtual surgeries for medicine students, to virtual buildings for architects. It’s December, it’s almost the end of the year and it's time to talk about the 2016 e-learning trends.

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Accessing free eBooks with Open eBooks

Class Tech Integrate

The program runs through First Book and an app called Open eBooks. 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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Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

Smartphones, tablets, and laptops had become a permanent requirement along with using technology in the classrooms by this time. By leveraging the digital medium, textbook publishers decided to fight the monopoly and try to provide reasonably priced books. This decrease in state funds have compelled educational institutes to prescribe high priced books, so that they can earn from their bookstore contracts. A subscription model is like Netflix for books.

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

Doug Levin

I recently revisited the central prediction of the influential 2008 book, Disrupting Class – that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet – in two blog posts ( here and here ). There is more to be said and written about this book and related topics. The Hechinger Report → Do we learn better from printed books than digital versions?

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

Doug Levin

I recently revisited the central prediction of the influential 2008 book, Disrupting Class – that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet – in two blog posts ( here and here ). There is more to be said and written about this book and related topics. The Hechinger Report → Do we learn better from printed books than digital versions?

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The Surprisingly Low-Tech Way Schools Are Keeping Students Off Tech

Edsurge

Founded in 2014, the San Francisco-based company says that it has leased pouches to more than 1,000 schools across the country, including a handful of colleges and universities. What do Dave Chapelle shows and a growing number of schools have in common?

School’s Out for the Latest Y Combinator Batch, and Here’s What Its Edtech Graduates Are Up to

Edsurge

Seven of the 134 companies in this batch provide education services—which is a similar percentage from the last cohort. In this latest cohort of edtech companies, only one is aimed at being used in classrooms. Here’s what that one classroom-facing company is offering, and what the other six edtech startups hope to accomplish off the school campus. The husband-and-wife duo behind the company, Aparna and Deepak Ramanathan, come from different backgrounds.

Twelve Years Later: What’s Really Changed in the K-12 Sector? (Part 1)

Edsurge

Some entrepreneurs were drawn to the sector after reading it—and made the paper part of their company’s onboarding practice. The company was renamed “Amplify.” Five years later, Berger led a management buyout of the company, backed by Emerson Collective. We left behind the tablets and spun out a few adjacent businesses. The new solutions result from an explosion of apps, companies, content and marketplaces over the past decade.

Will a Netflix Model Work for Textbooks?

Edsurge

Mercier, who’s starting his second year studying business management at City, University of London’s Cass Business School in a couple of weeks, found three of them on a new service called Perlego , a UK-based company which wants to be the Netflix of academic content. The physical copy of each of those books would have cost him about $50 on Amazon, far more expensive than the cost of his Perlego student subscription, about $15 a month.