Why You Shouldn’t Babysit Kids with Tablets! (And What to Do Instead)

The CoolCatTeacher

Advice about Tablets and Young Children: What Works and Warnings from an Expert. Young children engrossed in tablet devices. Today’s guest helps us with balancing the physical world and the virtual tablet-based world many young children inhabit.

New tablets for Education - comparing the new Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and the new Apple iPad

Educational Technology Guy

Last week had two interesting announcements for EDU - a new iPad and the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 tablet. I've used iPads and Chromebooks, as well as managing them in the education space. link] What educators think about Apple’s new iPad.

Learn why the new Microsoft Surface Tablet is Perfect Companion to your Digital Classroom | @Microsoft_Edu


Jeff sits down with Jacqueline Russell to discuss why new Microsoft Surface Tablet is the perfect solution to your digital classroom. Jeff sits down with Jacqueline Russell to discuss why new Microsoft Surface Tablet is the perfect solution to your digital classroom.

6 Examples of classroom tech that improves education


Keeping up with classroom technology can seem a daunting task for teachers. That is why it is usually easier to stick with the same tools, even if they no longer serve the educational process. Facts about the educational benefits of technology. Tablets.

Research shows lower test scores for fourth graders who use tablets in schools

The Hechinger Report

A Reboot Foundation report finds a negative tie between the use of tablets in school and fourth-grade reading scores. The more students used technology in schools, the lower the nation ranked in educational achievement. Higher Education.

Info and Data on the Use of Tablets in the Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

There have been many debates on how technology influences education. But one of the most commonly utilized tools to make the learning process more efficient, are tablets. Today there are 8 million iPads being used in the K-12 classroom, as Apple’s share has been 94% of the tablet market. In this respect, education resource website Early Childhood Education Degrees has developed this infographic showing how tablets are used today.

Chromebook or Tablet for the Classroom? Finding the Best of Both Worlds


This blog post is sponsored by Acer Education, a partner of EdTechTeam. As educational technology has become a common staple in classrooms around the world, many educators find themselves in the difficult position of deciding which type of device will serve their students best.

How Are Teachers Using Tablets? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Fractus Learning

The tablet has changed the landscape of classrooms around the world, from flipped learning to augmented reality. A much needed balance between function and affordability, tablets of all shapes and sizes are being embraced by teachers in millions of different ways.

Android Apps for Education - work on Chromebooks and Chrome OS Tablets too!

Educational Technology Guy

Android Apps for Education Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the world, running on smartphones and tablets. But, you can also use Android Apps on Chromebooks , including the new Chromebook Tab 10 Chrome OS tablet. Finding good apps can be hard, so here is a list of Android apps for Education to use on Chromebooks, Chromebook Tab and other Android devices. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

How to Transform Teaching with Tablets – From Tom Daccord & Justin Reich


This article was first published in the May Edition of Educational Leadership from ASCD. Getting computing devices into schools is relatively easy; changing classroom practice with technology is really, really hard. Over the past century, radio, television, video cassette recorders, desktop computers, laptop computers, handheld devices, tablets, and cell phones have all been heralded as potentially transformative classroom tools (Cuban, 1986, 2003).

Consider a classroom ‘flip’


Teachers are very good at multi-tasking — responding to different needs of different educational levels and demands of a range of children in their classroom. That’s where technological supplements, including tablets, can help. And tablet use is on the rise, too.

Review: Acer Tab 10 Gives Students the Best of Chromebooks and Tablets

EdTech Magazine

Review: Acer Tab 10 Gives Students the Best of Chromebooks and Tablets. Do we want a Chromebook or a tablet?” That’s how conversations about classroom mobility options often start. The Tab 10 looks as crisp and clear as tablets three times its price.

Smartphones in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Luckily, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Andrew Carroll, former High School teacher, has a great analysis of the problem and discussion of solutions below: How to control smartphone usage in classroom? Digital devices, especially smartphones and tablets, have become an appendage for schools.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, using 3DBear , I’m able to offer students a classroom where they can create and share. First, 3D bear is a free download for smartphones and tablets. However, the true power is the teacher classroom portal. Got a smartphone or tablet?

Microsoft Hopes to Revive Its Education Tablet Efforts With the New $399 Surface Go


K-12 classrooms has pitted Apple against Google. based company continued its streak of education announcements with the launch of the Surface Go , a version of the hybrid tablet that Microsoft aims to sell to schools. pounds, the Surface Go is the latest addition to a growing portfolio of education devices from Microsoft. This latest model, at half the price, marks “a big move in terms of making the Surface family more accessible in education,” says Arnold.

EdRedi makes tablets ready for classroom use

eSchool News

To help make tablets more classroom ready, Education Resources created its EdRedi application which allows classroom teachers to intuitively supervise and control their students’ name-brand devices, such as the Acer Iconia 10.1 tablet, the first EdRedi-enabled device.

Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

Helen Kardiasmenos uses games to teach almost every subject in her early elementary classroom in Australia. Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet! Helen Kardiasmenos is an Innovative classroom and online educator located in Sydney, Australia.

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

The CoolCatTeacher

For iPad and Google Play Tablet Devices of All Kinds From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Digital Learning Collection has over 150 apps for kindergarten to second-grade classrooms. Apps are organized in seven categories of classroom content.

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Teachers’ Pets: 3 Devices That Work in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

By Meg Conlan After implementing Google Play for Education in their schools, educators assess the devices they chose for their technology programs. Classroom Cloud Digital Content Mobility Tablets

4 Educational Apps That Schools Love

EdTech Magazine

By Meg Conlan Educators weigh in on their schools’ favorite Google Play for Education apps. Classroom Cloud Digital Content Mobility Tablets

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Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?


I recently read a report that said schools in the UK spend £900mn per year on educational technology. It shows that clearly, EdTech is becoming an integral part of our classroom learning. Read more: How can teachers use VR in the classroom? Classroom robots of today.

Are Classrooms Becoming Too Dependent On Technology?

EdNews Daily

Many educators have asked the question, “Are today’s classrooms too dependent on technology?” Some of these inquiries include where the money comes from for classroom technology, to using different equipment–and if we even need more technology in schools.

3 Reasons to Use Bing in the Classroom


image credit: @rosscoops31 - click to check out Bing in the Classroom - 3 Reasons to Use Bing in the Classroom Helping students to be more independent learners is important in today's classrooms. Educators need to teach students what it means to be digitally responsible as well.

Tech Tips for Teachers: 3 Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

By Meg Conlan By making lengthy links more shareable, QR codes help teachers distribute educational resources, student work and parent surveys. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Mobility Tablets

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How Google Play for Education Fits into K–12 Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Meg Conlan Experts from Colorado’s Challenge to Excellence Charter School explain how they navigated Common Core standards using Google Play for Education. Classroom Cloud Cloud apps Digital Content Mobile Apps Mobility Tablets

The Power of Tablets in the Classroom and Why K-12 Schools Love Them

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

School Wireless Network Mobile Devices in Education K-12 Education It’s not a mystery that mobile technology is here to stay. It has opened up a world of possibility for communication, learning and assisting users in many creative ways.

How ed-tech can enhance collaborative learning in the classroom


Ever since the classroom was invented educators have been using the latest technologies to enhance the learning process and support students in achieving the best academic outcomes. Read more: How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

Bose Soundlink Mini: Powerful, Compact Speaker for Your Tablets and Other Bluetooth Devices

The 21st Century Principal

While I am not sure whether this topic directly fits the needs of school leaders and educators, I have so enjoyed the sound the Bose Soundlink Mini provides so much, I just have to share it. bluetooth speakers devices for classroom tablet speakers

Laptops, Chromebooks or tablets? Deciding what’s best for the nation’s schools

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Tuesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Both tablets will retail for $329. The post Laptops, Chromebooks or tablets?

Motivating Teachers to Be Excellent in the K-2 Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet! Using Book Creator in the Elementary Classroom – T his is a FREE Resource great for K-4 educators looking for ways to use Book Creator in their classroom.

The Technology Behind 1:1 Programs and Google Play for Education [#Infographic]

EdTech Magazine

By Meg Conlan Aiming to achieve low student-to-device ratios and leverage educational apps in the classroom, schools draw upon several technologies. . Classroom Cloud Digital Content Hardware Mobility Notebooks PCs Tablets

AR isn’t a fad in education – it’s the future!


More than just a fad technology that was used for capturing Pokemon in 2016, augmented reality (or AR) is creating incredible possibilities across numerous industries – not least in education. So why should you consider bringing AR into your classroom? The case for AR in the classroom.

Green light for using green screen in classroom activities


Educators have taken note and started to see the benefits of using the same technology in the classroom. Here are just some of the reasons why implementing green screen in the classroom is a wonderful idea: It’s cheap.

Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom


BYOD — Bring Your Own Device — has gained some momentum in today’s education system. From temp teachers to entire school districts, more and more educational staff debate about or seriously consider the adoption of BYOD in their instruction.

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When Interactive Boards and Tablets Aren’t 21st Century Classroom Tools

The 21st Century Principal

I think most educators would agree that interactive boards are not always 21st century classroom tools. The iPad is not necessarily a 21st century classroom tool either, if students are only using it to read e-texts and complete e-worksheets. It is only when students and teachers are engaged using interactive boards, iPads, and other devices, to collaborate, create, and problem-solve that they become 21st century classroom tools.

What’s Trending in Ed Tech So Far This Year?

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Market trends and forecast reflect new arrivals in education technology. Classroom Hardware Mobility Notebooks Tablets

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Checking in on The State of the iPad in Education in 2015


Creative Commons License Image Source With Competition Slowly Creeping in, How Goes it for the Behemoth of the Classroom Tablet Scene? When Apple released the iPad in 2010, they took the world by. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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7 Steps for a Successful Google Play for Education Rollout

EdTech Magazine

By Meg Conlan Two experts from Boulder Valley School District describe how their school system integrated Google Play for Education with their lessons. Classroom Cloud Digital Content Mobility Tablets

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Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

Classroom Design Then and Now. This classroom model worked well for centuries. Old-school classroom design supported the idea that teachers impart knowledge to students. Education is in a state of rapid change. One important adaptation is the shakeup of classroom design.

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The economics of educational nonconsumption in the developing world

The Christensen Institute

Many of the conversations around education technology focus on improving classrooms in the developed world. Yet the greatest gains in improved education and the greatest opportunities for disruptive innovation likely exist farther down the economic ladder. There are roughly one billion children across the world living in poverty—from Malawi to Madagascar to Mongolia—who are nonconsumers of the types of education available to children in developed countries.