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Google Maps vs. Apple Maps—important lessons for edtech

The Christensen Institute

As a general rule, one of the prime patterns of disruptive innovation happens when an industry shifts from proprietary, interdependent technology architectures to more modular and flexible architectures. Edtech developers should take note.

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Is This the Education of Tomorrow?

Brilliant or Insane

This powerful infographic, reveals some remarkable statistics about the role of technology in what the company Lenovo calls the education of tomorrow. Take a look at what one company contends is indicative of tomorrow’s education, and share what […]. Infographics Technology edtech futureBrilliant or Insane.

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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.

K–12 Districts Turn to Professional Services After 1:1 Rollouts

EdTech Magazine

The company continues to provide ongoing support; Keeling says the district probably calls them two or three times a week. “It’s Some of the variables include grade level, teachers’ comfort with technology and how far along the district is in its one-to-one program.

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K–12 Teachers Use Augmented and Virtual Reality Platforms to Teach Biology

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: See how mixed reality tools are enhancing K–12 classrooms. . Advances in mixed reality let educational technology developers create more expansive and complex anatomical models. MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out how K–12 teachers are using VR to teach computer science.

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To Re-Capture the Education Market, Microsoft Aims to Offer a Compelling Alternative to Google’s Chromebook

Edsurge

At BETT, a major edtech expo outside of London, Microsoft is taking square aim at Google with a slew of updates to its education products. based company is attempting to make a comeback on multiple fronts, starting with software. Like Google, Microsoft is working with companies like HP, Acer, and Lenovo to create affordable computers for students. The Lenovo N24 is designed with pen support so that students can take digitized notes by hand.