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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

Neo LMS

Edison (Age Group 4-16). Microbric, an Australian company, created this affordable robot for students to start learning how to code and program in the most engaging manner. Edison has four programming levels that are suitable for teaching different age groups. Age group.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

Samepage - app to get more done with contextual collaboration

Educational Technology Guy

It can be used by people for personal projects and planning as well as by companies and groups for major projects. You can create "Pages" that are private, social on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, Group pages, and Public Pages for anyone.

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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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.

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.

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.

I Like Computers?

Adam Welcome

Yes - I really love enhancing the curriculum in classes with laptops, tablets, coding and robots. To be transparent I was really only half listening but then the group addressed me directly. Me - "Don't your students really enjoy using computers, tablets and online programs?" "Yes

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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I Moved a Drone With My Mind. Soon Your Students Will Too.

Edsurge

He held in his hand a tablet and I watched as it recorded my brainwaves. As I repeated “up, up, up” in my mind, I watched the tablet map my thoughts, converting my brainwaves into an algorithm. The drone was part of a demonstration of the powerful technology that the neuroinfomatics company EMOTIV offered at a conference on the power of technology and education. I recently moved a drone with my mind.

AI Curriculum Is Coming for K-12 At Last. What Will It Include?

Edsurge

Members of the “ AI for K-12 ” work group wrote in a recent Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence white paper that “unlike the general subject of computing, when it comes to AI, there is little guidance for teaching at the K-12 level.” It’s part of the “AI-in-a-Box” kit, which is being used by more than a dozen community groups and school systems, including Carter’s class. It’s very important for education groups to face [AI] head-on,” she said.

Apple’s Strongest Case to Reclaim the Education Market Is Not the New iPad

Edsurge

That was how bubbly Apple employees, decked out in the green-and-yellow outfits that matched the colors of Lane Tech College Prep in Chicago, welcomed arrivals to the company’s highly-anticipated education event this morning. That Apple chose this selective magnet school as the site for its latest product showcase—rather than, say, the San Francisco Moscone Center or its Cupertino headquarters—reflects the company’s renewed focus on the education market. “We

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

It’s also looking at the potential changes, said Dr. Gabe Soumakian, CEO and Founder, Sup Du Jour Consulting Group, like what happens when a software or hardware company goes out of business. He is the founder and CEO of Sup Du Jour Consulting Group in Ventura, CA.