Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

It used to be that most devices in schools were desktop machines of either the Windows or Apple varieties, but recently many schools have been switching to mobile devices like the iPad or web-based devices like the Chromebook. 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.

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.

iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Emily Lynch talks about how to use iPads in the classroom to differentiate instruction. So many good ways exist to use iPads but how can we personalize it and make it unique? Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet!

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Engaging Kindergartners with Technology: Augmented Reality, Ipads, QR Codes and More. Ipads and Augmented Reality. Greg: One way is iPads. Most of the kids are completely familiar with iPads and tablets and phones, so we have some iPads in the classroom with some folders.

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?Ohio State Will Give Incoming Students iPads. But Do Tablet Programs Work?

Edsurge

Starting in fall 2018, all first year students at The Ohio State University will receive iPad Pros. In that same press release, Apple CEO Tim Cook is quoted as saying students will have access “to the incredible learning tools on iPad, as well as Apple’s new coding curriculum that teaches critical skills for jobs in some of the country’s fastest-growing sectors.” But do big tablet programs make sense nowadays? A smaller percentage own tablets.

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).

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

The Hechinger Report

Google’s first Chrome-powered tablet will create new competition for Apple, just as the company announced a new iPad , complete with augmented reality capability, the Apple pencil and a 10-hour battery. Both tablets will retail for $329.

iPad Pro vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 4: First Impressions on the Tablets That May Replace Your Laptop

Reading By Example

My interest in this technology stems from the promise both companies make: This is the tablet that will replace your laptop. Both the iPad and Surface are lighter than my 2014 MacBook Air, but not by much. Preference: iPad Pro. Preference: iPad Pro.

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. Challenges of Finding the Right iPad or Google Play App.

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30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016

TeachThought - Learn better.

30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016. From Apple to J.Crew, these companies offer exclusive discounts on just about everything a teacher could possibly need for the new semester! 30 Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts In 2016.

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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3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

First, 3D bear is a free download for smartphones and tablets. To get started, a student will just scan the room using his or her digital device (like an iPad, iPhone, or Droid) before starting. Got a smartphone or tablet?

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet! iPads to Differentiate Instruction in K-2 Classrooms. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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! Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning – One of my favorite books for teachers who use iPads with young children.

Why some schools pay $100 more for the same iPads

eSchool News

Levy, who is now executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, said ed-tech companies have to be more transparent in their pricing and in the services they offer to schools. Education technology experts discuss various solutions to the ‘broken’ process of ed-tech purchasing.

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iPads Did Not Revolutionize Campus Teaching (But a Few Colleges Give Every Student One)

Edsurge

When Apple released its first iPad seven years ago, the company thought one area it would revolutionize was education. So when Hiram College announced last month that it would provide every student and professor an iPad starting this fall, it made us wonder what the state of Apple’s sector-creating tablet on campuses is these days. (It One of the first to try it was Lynn University , in Boca Raton, Florida, which launched its own iPad initiative in 2013.

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Project Pals is perfect for any student capable of using an electronic tablet, Chromebook, or device to create and share. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Top Tips for Fast Formative Assessment that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

GradeCam also works with laptops, desktops, tablets and any device that has a camera connected to wifi. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it.

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.

Kindergarten Kindness Superheroes and the DNA of Kindergarteners

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet! iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

Curing the Blue Light Blues

ProfHacker

Laptops, mobile phones, and tablets produce blue light which has been shown to suppress the production of melatonin in the brain, leading to wakefulness at night, and potential disruption of circadian rhythms.

Flip Grid: 6 Fun Ideas to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee

The CoolCatTeacher

And the teacher pushes out a code to the students or they push out that link to the students that they’re able to access and the students will actually respond via video through either their mobile device or through the video camera on their laptop or their tablet that they have.

SEC launches informal inquiry into LAUSD’s use of bonds for iPads

eSchool News

Questions remain on whether LAUSD’s bond use for iPads was legal. The federal Securities and Exchange Commission recently opened an informal inquiry into whether Los Angeles school officials complied with legal guidelines in the use of bond funds for the now-abandoned $1.3-billion iPads-for-all project. students would benefit if the district stayed the course with the company’s product. Unified clearly designated funds for technology, but did not mention tablets.

Accessing free eBooks with Open eBooks

Class Tech Integrate

Right now, the app only works on tablets (iPad/Android), but the Open eBooks company informed me that they hope to have a web based version out later this year, so if you are a Chromebook district, keep your eye peeled!

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Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet! The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Coding with the Littles, Where to Start on the Ipad K-4

My Paperless Classroom

My first coding with kids experience was through the Technovation Challenge , a great program that connects young women in high school with women in technology from companies like LinkedIn and Google.

Accessing free eBooks with Open eBooks

Class Tech Integrate

Right now, the app only works on tablets (iPad/Android), but the Open eBooks company informed me that they hope to have a web based version out later this year, so if you are a Chromebook district, keep your eye peeled!

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My thoughts on the iPad2 after using it for a while

Educational Technology Guy

I''ve used many an iPhone and iPad in the past and been underwhelmed. I wonder if it''s because I used a webOS phone (and still use a webOS tablet)? Many people asked me if I owned an iPhone or iPad and I had not. I''ve used friends'' iPhones or iPads a lot, but didn''t own one.

U.S., Global K-12 Markets for Personal Computing Devices Slow

Marketplace K-12

The three major operating systems—Google’s Chrome, Apple’s Mac OS and iOS, and Microsoft’s Windows—are battling for dominance in sales, says Futuresource Consulting , the London-based research company that completed the study released earlier this month.

Why collaboration is a bad idea for developing personalized learning teachers

The Christensen Institute

Today everyone knows the story of how Apple created an entirely new product category with the iPad. What’s less known, however, is that PC makers tried for roughly a decade ahead of Apple to launch mobile tablets. No one really knew how to design a great mobile tablet because it had never been done before. Yet this freedom to test and experiment with new designs was critical for early innovation, since no one had yet proven how to design a great tablet.

Guest post: Technology in Schools

EdTech4Beginners

Devices such as laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc. Data label, an online label manufacturing company, conducted a survey recently where people were asked whether they feel technology in schools has had positive effects on children. Teachers are beginning to learn how to teach with emerging technologies such as Smart Boards, tablets, laptops, digital camera, and so on. In today’s world, technology is increasingly becoming predominant in schools.

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

The Christensen Institute

Today everyone knows the story of how Apple created an entirely new product category with the iPad. What’s less known, however, is that PC makers tried for roughly a decade ahead of Apple to launch mobile tablets. No one really knew how to design a great mobile tablet because it had never been done before. Yet this freedom to test and experiment with new designs was critical for early innovation, since no one had yet proven how to design a great tablet.

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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Finding the Ideal Front-of-Classroom Interactive Display

ViewSonic Education

While many technologies play a part – Chromebooks , iPads , huddle stations and more – the front-of-room interactive display remains a critical component. Quick Take: Interactive displays are a big investment in edtech. Learn everything you need to know before jumping in: ?

Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen’s show on iPad apps for elementary classrooms. iKross Tripod with adapters for smartphones, tablets, GoPro, and DSLR Camera – [link].

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Higher Ground Technology Cases

Kathy Schrock

They were one of the first companies that understood how important it was to offer cases that would protect student laptops as one-to-one programs were rolled out in schools. IPAD PRO , MA CBOOK, AND CHROMEBOOK I am always on the look-out for cases for my iPad Pro 12.9" tablet.

The Ultimate Google Cardboard and Expeditions Resource Guide

Shake Up Learning

Try going full screen with tablets. The post The Ultimate Google Cardboard and Expeditions Resource Guide appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Best Google Cardboard and Google Expeditions Resources for Teachers!