What Happened to the ‘$100 Laptop’?

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Back in 2005, one of the biggest stories in tech was a project by a group of MIT professors to build a $100 laptop and give them to children in schools around the world. At the time, a typical laptop cost well over $1,000. Quite a few big companies.

How Tech Companies Are Selling Colleges on Mass Data Collection

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Versions of that sales pitch echoed through the cavernous exhibit hall this week at one of the largest trade shows for tech companies selling to colleges. We walked the exhibit hall here looking for new ways that companies are offering this Big-Data-driven transformation.

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Online Tutoring Companies Take Small Steps to Protect Student Safety

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Some online tutoring companies have recently made changes to their platforms to better protect and promote students’ safety, especially as it pertains to online privacy, behavioral issues and parental discipline. However, teachers who contract with the company shed some light on the process.

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. The post Laptops, Chromebooks or tablets?

zSpace Unveils World’s First AR/VR Laptop

techlearning

CHICAGO – June 25, 2018 – According to a national study by , schools with one-to-one laptop environments show higher levels of academic achievement. Now with today’s launch of the world’s first augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) laptop from Silicon Valley company, zSpace Inc.,

Companies Say Blockchain Could Have Prevented College Admissions Scandal

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Now, several companies that sell student-record systems based on blockchain—the technology behind Bitcoin—are pitching their products as a way to prevent that kind of fraudulent record tampering in the future.

Lenovo’s big updates to laptop and tablet lines

eSchool News

At the CES show in Las Vegas this week, Lenovo has introduced new upgrades to its laptop and tablet lines, adding faster speeds, new accessories, and lighter weights for a number of its product lines, such as ThinkPad tablets, its YOGA laptop-tablet hybrid, and ideapad laptops.

Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?

MindShift

In an open letter, along with another activist shareholder, they called on the company to study digital distraction among youth and to make it easier to limit young people’s use. “If a student needs to use a laptop as an accommodation, they have a right to do so.”

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

EdTech Magazine

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated. Increased STEM funding from private companies comes as Americans raise concerns over the attention science, technology, engineering and math classes get in the U.S.

Strategy Shift Leads to Layoffs (and a Rogue Ex-Employee) at Coding Kit Company Pi-Top

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A London-based company in the crowded market of do-it-yourself programmable hardware for students seeks to shake off negative headlines as it restructures and changes focus to the U.S. The company first announced its strategic shift with a capital injection of about 3.3

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.

Company provides a Windows desktop on Chromebooks

eSchool News

With Chromebook CX110 and Chrome app, NComputing provides millions of U.S. students with easy access to Windows. NComputing has launched the Chromebook CX110 and Chrome app , giving U.S. schools the ability to easily run Windows applications on their Chromebooks.

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. I could see either of these devices sliding easily into my laptop bag. But the tablet-as-a-laptop argument gives the advantage to Microsoft.

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? Beyond the obvious: it’s a touch screen plus laptop, the suite of resources available are engaging and thought provoking.

Protect your School's Technology Devices via Worth Ave. Group: Property Insurance

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has even launched a division of their company to support K-12 Education. iPad insurance laptop insurance TBA teaching blog Teaching Blog Addict technology insurance worth ave worth ave group What would you do if this happened? 1 to 1 Program Coverage from Worth Ave.

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I love Brenthaven!

Kathy Schrock

If you follow this blog, you know I regularly review items from Brenthaven , a great company with an awesome focus on the educational market! The Tred Slim Pack holds a 14" (or under) laptop or tablet, and the Tred's back zippered pocket is totally padded to keep it protected. laptop.

5 steps to move technology purchasing into the 21st century

eSchool News

Investments in ed tech companies reached historic levels rising to $2 billion in 2014. Featured on eSchool News IT Newsletter School Administration Top News chromebooks devices ed-tech ipads K-12 laptops procurement purchasing Technology

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.

Working space as learning space

Learning with 'e's

It's important that I have all my resources to hand, including DVDs, maps, books, laptops, communication tools (note the Hub) and other technologies. The plants keep me company (as does my little dog, who was at her hairdressers when these photos were being taken).

Amazon wins $30M contract to sell e-books to NYC schools

eSchool News

The e-books will be readable on e-readers, tablets, smartphones, laptops and other devices. The company also owns a web-based math program, TenMarks, and WhisperCast, a database that lets schools search for e-books and digital textbooks.

5 Ingredients that Spark Joy and Productivity at Work

Education Elements

So guess what I did right after I put up that “out of office” email: I physically shipped my laptop from Georgia (where I worked remotely before getting married) to California (where I work and live) in order to fully focus on becoming a “Mrs.” — and it was absolutely wonderful

5 Inspirational Thoughts for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsor: Read my review of the Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset at www.coolcatteacher.com/vr and learn how to enter to win a STEAM Lab Makeover from Acer and Microsoft, who are giving away 10 Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headsets and 10 Acer Aspire 7 laptops.

Lesson Planning with the Classroom Chef Model

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsor: Read my review of the Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset at www.coolcatteacher.com/vr and learn how to enter to win a STEAM Lab Makeover from Acer and Microsoft, who are giving away 10 Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headsets and 10 Acer Aspire 7 laptops.

Student-Driven Hyperdocs

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsor: Read my review of the Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset at www.coolcatteacher.com/vr and learn how to enter to win a STEAM Lab Makeover from Acer and Microsoft, who are giving away 10 Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headsets and 10 Acer Aspire 7 laptops.

2020 Vision (revisited)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Google buys Logitech and a whole host of media companies and university lectures. AHS students each have their own laptop and routinely engage in tele-learning with 10 sister schools all around the world.

How to create effective personalized learning professional development

The Christensen Institute

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.

Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

In today’s market, the Surface is a great product for anyone who wants the functionality of a laptop and the convenience and usability of a best-in-class tablet without having to carry around two devices. In contrast, companies that succeed at disruptive innovations generally take the capabilities of the new technology as a given and look for markets that will accept the new definition of what’s good. It does everything their old laptops could do, plus more.

Technology Is Helping Prison Education Programs Scale. What’s the Catch?

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Several have started their own companies. Students enrolled through the Pell Grant use tablets and laptops to receive instruction and complete assignments, though they are never given access to the “open internet,” he says.

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 is HUE HD a Must for your Classroom?

Ask a Tech Teacher

It can be plugged into a heavy base for free-standing use or directly into a laptop for greater mobility. Know that I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. .

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

However, many technology companies are becoming increasingly aware of how different tools regarded as “assistive technology” could be impactful to everyone. In many cases, companies are developing accessibility features to be built into devices to promote access for all.

Nearpod Expands Into Higher Education

Edsurge

Originally designed for the K-12 market, Nearpod’s interactive lesson and assessment tools have unintentionally attracted some 200 higher-ed institutions that are already paying for the product, according to Felipe Sommer, the company’s co-founder and chief operating officer.

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.

Google’s Soli Uses Gesture Technology to Immerse K–12 Students

EdTech Magazine

Tambo International Airport, for example, a coffee company installed a machine that analyzes travelers’ facial gestures and dispenses a cup of coffee if it detects someone yawning. . Google’s Soli Uses Gesture Technology to Immerse K–12 Students. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 08/26/2019 - 13:29.

10 Tips for teachers to make the most of ISTE

Neo LMS

Besides packing your bags, laptops, agendas and passports, you should do what you’re always expecting your students to do — your pre conference homework: 1. Make sure you have your devices charged, whether it is your phone, tablet, laptop or all of them.