IPEVO VZ-R HDMI/USB Dual Mode 8MP Document Camera

Kathy Schrock

IPEVO has been offering document cameras for schools for many years. That low-cost ($69) device demonstrated to us how effective a document camera could be in supporting teaching and learning. This document camera includes easy-to-access adjustment buttons to use in any mode, too!

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Avoid Death by PowerPoint: Flip Your Meetings

Turning Learning On Its Head

We were talking about how too many corporate meetings turn into death by PowerPoint. This was followed up by several meetings with key scientists to ascertain the threat that the incident posed for the mission. Meetings can also be flipped. So how do you flip a meeting?

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Meet the All New Flipgrid! #flipgridfever

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

As you construct a topic for your students, you can now embed Youtube or Vimeo videos or upload a high resolution image, link to a website or document, or include an emoji or GIPHY. Flipgrid is always evolving because they are a company who listens to their users.

Company and District Partnership: The Secret Sauce to a Successful Edtech Implementation


Districts should seek out edtech companies that provide partnership-focused support which is oriented toward long-term success from day one – not just when you buy a whole-district contract. So how do districts find technology companies that are most likely to help them succeed?

PublicSchoolWORKS and Company Nurse Integrate to Provide Workplace Injury and Compliance Management Solution for Schools Across the Country


Company Nurse is the first workers’ comp nurse triage service that ensures injured workers get the proper care while helping keep claims and costs low. About Company Nurse Workplace injuries are a fact of life.

Meet Your Staff Where They Are: Streamlining with Google Classroom

Fractus Learning

Announcements and to-do lists are sent, files are shared, and companies and associations sell their products and services. There are a lot of documents shared at the beginning of the school year. I can cover those questions during our first staff meeting, so send those questions my way!

Meet the Humans Behind College Chatbots.


Both during recruitment and after enrollment, bots at some campuses prompt students to meet deadlines and submit missing documentation and also offer personalized information about housing assignments and scholarships.

Crowdfunding Meets Webinar: How One Organization Uses Slack to Tackle Global Challenges


We’re currently working with Green Energy Biofuels , a company in Nigeria that produces fuel for clean cookstoves to help them find new ways to communicate with their customers. To meet this need, we’ve layered our knowledge of instructional design and pedagogical best practices onto the challenges and pushed them into a real-time, fast-paced format.


5 Benefits to Ditching The Paper at Meetings + Events with a Great Agenda

The Innovative Educator

We're deep into the 21st century, but you might not know it if you went to a meeting or event. This was a problem for me recently after attending a conference at an all-day event sponsored by a few large ed tech companies. The agenda for every event (meeting, workshop, seminar, conference) should be digital with all materials digitally embedded.

Fantastic Apps I Use Every Day

The CoolCatTeacher

Their flexible, self-paced courses are available for graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners or for continuing education units that meet your state requirements.

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Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

Digital Promise

Community providers, such as the University AME Zion Church (UAMEZ) in Palo Alto, California, understand that digital literacy development, like any learning, starts with building trust in the community and meeting learners where they are.

How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education


It is typical that every fall, parents and their children’s kindergarten teacher meet to design and discuss an individualized learning map for their children. There are around 80 education development companies in Finland, and 22 of them participated in EDUDigi.

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Pros and Cons of Using eLearning Software in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

All you need is a device and software, like Google Hangouts Meet, Zoom, Join.me, GoToMeeting, or other tools that facilitate studying. Blogs of EdTech Companies You won’t find any academic research, lesson plans, or hot education news on these websites.

COVID-19 response: setting district teams up for success

The Christensen Institute

The company discovered that driver-side airbags in some 2012 and 2013 Camry, Venza, and Avalon vehicles were inadvertently deploying without warning. Various existing departments within the company had processes in place to solve problems that arose in their everyday work.

How Indian Tutoring App Provider Byju’s Got So Big


In this still from a Byju's provided video, about 20,000 students pack the country's largest indoor arena for a math lesson from the company's CEO in 2013. These company’s teaching methods originated from tutoring sessions held offline by Raveendran himself.

Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t


When assessing return, teachers look for the following: Will It Help Meet Learning Objectives? A teacher’s primary goal is to get students to meet standards-based learning objectives. If the technology supports this, it meets the primary requirement.

ASU’s ScaleU, an Edtech Accelerator With a University Behind It


What began with faculty interest in Stephenson’s Canadian company, Riipen, which connects students with class projects offered by actual businesses, led to conversations with a university accelerator that invests in edtech startups and connects them with faculty to launch pilot programs.

Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy


But when it comes to demonstrating that products “work,” too many companies fall back on testimonials. In fact, we’d argue that the best way to ramp and grow a company is to create a compelling portfolio of efficacy. A logic-model literally captures the DNA of a company.

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Build A University Grounded In Intrapreneurship To Spur The Change You Seek

EdNews Daily

Startups unleash a level of innovation that threatens to make the most established companies irrelevant. Just look at how Airbnb and Uber disrupted legacy companies in their respective industries. How many meetings have you attended where the decision was when to hold the next meeting?

Overcoming security and privacy concerns with e-learning


Lesson plans can be tailored to meet the learning needs of individual students. Even traditional students are not immune to online privacy breaches — everything from identity verification documents to coursework and transcripts may be stored online, in the cloud or elsewhere.

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Educational Game Project Manager

The Game Agency

Define project requirements, wireframes, Collaborate with team on the creation of a game design document. Able to work independently and manage priorities to meet established deadlines and budgets. Educational Game Project Manager.

Teaching History with Simulations and Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

This is something that I paid a programmer to develop for me, because the way we used to do it was with a Word document that I drew the countries on, and we used a spreadsheet with that. Kids are constantly meeting with each other. They’re constantly meeting with each other.

30 Ideas To  Consider When Implementing School Online and Offline During The Coronavirus

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Most of the cable companies are providing free access, but parents might need education about these opportunities. Conduct teacher meetings via video conferencing software. Consider online conferencing software such a Zoom, Google Hangout, and Go To Meeting.

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Do You Know the Edtech Adoption Rules in Your State? SETDA’s New Guide May Help.


Even within that framework, states set their own requirements to meet accountability standards. Others stipulate publishers complete special checklists or tweaks to Request for Proposal (RFP) documents. Occasionally the state will also partner with companies to provide materials or services to districts free of charge. Publishers and other companies in the edtech space often have difficulty navigating the regulations, which vary so drastically from state to state.

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As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift


The document, which Education Dive obtained, mentions a desire to “leapfrog competition” and “challenge current leaders in the field.” “The industry’s evolving where (OPMs) need to be able to meet the school on their terms.” A cool $6,630.

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Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

What are some subgoals that will help with meeting the bigger goals? textbook or testing company). Students can also document and share their processes and findings in a manner that allows both other students in the class and the larger maker community to review and comment.

We Jammin’! Redefine Learning Tasks with Google Jamboard


Simple tasks like ordering events on a timeline or an opinion continuum allows students to all be working on the same document simultaneously without the need for copy and paste!

Real-time Collaboration Through Online Platforms - 6 Advantages and Disadvantages

ViewSonic Education

Plane tickets, multiple nights of accommodation, meeting spaces, resource installations - the total, external cost of having an in-person meeting can get quite high, quite quickly. Sometimes dominant personalities and voices usually direct the flow of conversations and meetings.

10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

When they’re finished, students can just attach the link from their Google Drive and the other students can listen and understand exactly what the issues are and where in the document to find them. Students can bring up a historical document on their screen and analyze the artifact.

5 Ways to Be an Unforgettable Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Instantly scan and score with any mobile, desktop or document camera. One thing that I did this year — and I found it to be a game-changer — was I implemented a weekly meeting. 2 – Class meeting about learning.

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7 Strategies I Use When Students Make Apps (or Do Any Genius Projects)

The CoolCatTeacher

The winning nominator and his or her nominee each win a $20,000 package including one 7000 series SMART Board and SMART Document Camera, 30 Chromebooks, and SMART training and implementation. Also in this document, have them do research before they can create their app and get the green light.

Some Thoughts on the UNESCO OER Recommendation

Iterating Toward Openness

There’s great news out of the recent UNESCO meeting in Paris, where member states unanimously adopted the draft Recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER).

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District Leadership: Teacher-Driven Curriculum Design

The CoolCatTeacher

NCTM has a document that outlines, “What is an excellent math program?”. So you would have had five or six fourth-grade teachers meeting and discussing the curriculum, and there were five fifth or six grade teachers at the middle school level so there are vertical conversations.

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As Colleges Move Away From the SAT, Will Admissions Algorithms Step In?


Back before the internet made it possible—and popular—for people to document their lives in real time, teenagers found themselves preserved between the pages of their high school yearbooks—forever young.

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Varsity Blues, Online: Georgetown U. Parent Paid $9K for Stand-In to Take Online Courses for Her Son


The college counseling company at the heart of the “Varsity Blues” cheating scandal did more than just help students get into college through fraudulent means.

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