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. According to the theory, innovations can be grouped into two categories: sustaining and disruptive.

How Tablet Games Can Teach Skills to Students with Visual Impairments

Edsurge

His tablet-run version of the game has the same goal: pick letters to figure out a mystery word. The tablet reads out each letter, building your association between the raised dots and the alphabet. The company says they have been downloaded over 500,000 times by 25,000 users.

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

Edsurge

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. That same month, Google announced that it was working with Acer to create an education tablet made for Chrome OS, which starts at $329. Resurfacing the Microsoft’s Education Effort The education tablet was once the domain of Apple, whose iPads won headlines and statewide adoptions at the start of this decade.

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).

Survey Says: Parents Think Tech Companies Should Help Build Kids’ Digital Skills

Edsurge

For one, the poll of about 1,000 parents with kids under the age of 18—conducted by public opinion and data company YouGov—found that parents have more positive feelings about their kids using tech in the classroom, as opposed to at home. Specifically, 63 percent of surveyed parents said they were concerned about their kids spending too much time on devices at home, while at the same time 86 percent of the group said they view tech in school as helpful to educating their child.

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6 Reasons the Intel 2 in 1 is the Perfect Fit for Effectively Designed Blended Learning Spaces #intelEdu2in1

Kleinspiration

Wouldn’t it be nice if a company valued to support education beyond the physical device? Classrooms today encourage student collaboration, small group instruction, personalized learning, and teacher facilitation.

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.

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.

Sphero Makes a Big Acquisition in littleBits to Bring Hands-On STEAM Learning to Life

Edsurge

based company explained the difficult decision as an effort to return its focus to the education market following a foray into creating consumer toys. These toys would be discontinued the following year—around the time that the company laid off part of its staff.

Why collaboration is a bad idea for developing personalized learning teachers

The Christensen Institute

What’s less known, however, is that PC makers tried for roughly a decade ahead of Apple to launch mobile tablets. No one company had enough scale across PC components to make a complete touch screen device, so companies like HP and Lenovo worked on the overall hardware architecture; Microsoft made the operating system; and a host of other companies supplied the central processors, hard drives, etc.

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Editor’s Note: Kanban is a method of task management for groups. Presentations – the collaborative presentations created by group members for this project. Scenes – a typical way to group things in the workspace.

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. Find a Good Group Find a group online that is right for you and join in the conversation! Reddit is a place for personal interests, as are Facebook groups.

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10 Ways to Tackle Back to School Like a Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

6 – Get the Perfect Stylus for your Tablet. Sketchnoting and drawing on tablets are becoming very popular. Whether you need an Apple pen or want to use one of the student styluses, Staples can get you ready to draw and sketch on your iPad, Surface, or another tablet device.

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Why collective action is the wrong approach for developing personalized learning teachers

The Christensen Institute

What’s less known, however, is that PC makers tried for roughly a decade ahead of Apple to launch mobile tablets. No one company had enough scale across PC components to make a complete touch screen device, so companies like HP and Lenovo worked on the overall hardware architecture; Microsoft made the operating system; and a host of other companies supplied the central processors, hard drives, etc.

Learn Why Edsby Is A Great Learning Management System For Your School | @Edsby

TeacherCast

About Company. Among its tightly integrated features social learning, school news, group collaboration, assessment management, timetables and calendars, course planning, report cards, attendance and more. Company website: [link]. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edsby.

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Motion Capture and More: How Apple Is Revolutionizing Augmented Reality

Edsurge

Digital images once reserved for high-cost headsets are now seen through the camera on our phones and tablets. The new ARKit 3 options have inspired these companies to consider ways to bring the previously impossible learning experiences into your classroom through easy to use apps.

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Engaging Kindergartners with Technology: Augmented Reality, Ipads, QR Codes and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Most of the kids are completely familiar with iPads and tablets and phones, so we have some iPads in the classroom with some folders. We do have an interactive whiteboard in the classroom as well that we use a lot for whole group instruction.

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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.

Finding the Ideal Front-of-Classroom Interactive Display

ViewSonic Education

Facilitation of group projects and individual presentations. Excitement and interest are generated by the appeal of the huge, iPad-like device, which functions as easy as a familiar tablet. Quick Take: Interactive displays are a big investment in edtech.

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.

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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. The proceeds can go towards getting computers, laptops, tablets, better wifi, a technology cart, or other digital tools. Pilot programs - Often big companies like MicroSoft or Verizon will want to run pilot programs worldwide and provide your school with tons of their devices.

Here Is What the Right Tools for Mixed Reality in the Classroom Look Like

EdTech Magazine

The future looks promising as educational technology companies rapidly build new immersive tools for the classroom. . The cube comes to life when using specific MERGE Cube apps , which can be downloaded and used on students’ tablets or phones.

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Metaverse for Augmented Reality: Program and Breakout in Augmented Reality

The CoolCatTeacher

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. One group made an augmented reality tour of the school.

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. The proceeds can go towards getting computers, laptops, tablets, better wifi, a technology cart, or other digital tools. Pilot programs - Often big companies like MicroSoft or Verizon will want to run pilot programs worldwide and provide your school with tons of their devices.

Learning to learn: A skill set for the 21st century student

Neo LMS

Fast Company collected a few jobs of the future that might have a plausible existence, but who knows how the world will look like in 2036? Companies expect all their employees to know how to communicate well and are sometimes surprised at the number of young people who prove the contrary.

7 Ways My Interactive Display is a Key Part of My Student-Centered Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

When we shift our focus from our individual screens to our group screen, it becomes a common experience. We have to be careful not to let one-to-one devices turn us into a classroom of individuals operating alone instead of remaining a group of students experiencing life and learning together.

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How AI is changing special education

Neo LMS

Kaspar is a social robot developed by the University of Hertfordshire’s Adaptive Systems Research Group, with the specific intention of developing a learning companion for ASD students. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a broad range of disorders that include autism and Asperger’s syndrome.

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. Here are some more examples: This is a great tool for collaborative work groups, projects, and more.

How to Boost Classroom Engagement With the Tech Tool That 'Always Works'

Edsurge

She tried several options before jumping on a free trial of the wireless video streaming and screen mirroring technology by Vivi, an education-focused company founded in Australia. There was a small group at a table where the teacher was working on one piece of the lesson, but other students were working on other lesson pieces at their own table groups. Vivi has made her more flexible in how she teaches and how she interacts with groups within her classroom.

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Amplify’s Games Find a New Home in Touch Press

Edsurge

During its heyday, Amplify touted its orange tablets as the tool that would transform digital learning experiences in school. Yet the company’s most impressive offering may have been its games. based company invested more than $25 million to partner with talented developers who built 30 learning games covering math, science and English Language Arts. All three parties decided to merge their assets under one new company that adopted the Touch Press brand.

Metaverse–Education Game-changer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Users can access a wide variety of AR games, lesson plans, and other experiences created by others and shared in the Metaverse ecosystem via the free app (reminder: Always preview these to be sure they fit your student group ). Download the app to your phone, tablet, or Chromebook.

Google’s 12 Education Updates Include Classwork and a (Slight) Classroom Makeover

Edsurge

Google Classroom , the company’s online tool that lets teachers, students and parents manage assignments and discussions, will be getting a small facelift as part of 12 updates that Google is announcing at this week’s ISTE conference, an annual K-12 educational technology expo. First launched in 2014, Google Classroom is now used by more than 30 million students and teachers around the world, the company claims.

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

Edsurge

In fall 2007, Larry Berger, CEO of Wireless Generation (now Amplify) was invited to submit a paper to an “Entrepreneurship in Education” working group led by Rick Hess, the director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. 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.” We left behind the tablets and spun out a few adjacent businesses.