zSpace Unveils World’s First AR/VR Laptop


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.,

This software turns old laptops into new Chromebooks

eSchool News

Using device-agnostic software called Neverware, districts are breathing new life into old laptops. When Waller Independent School District of Waller, Texas, decided to start upgrading its laptops and desktops to Windows 7 in 2014, the district had one big concern: time.

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.

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.

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?

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


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.”

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


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.

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.

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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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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.

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.

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).

Curing the Blue Light Blues


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.

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

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

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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.

10 Tips for teachers to make the most of ISTE


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.

How K–12 Schools Can Start an Esports Program

EdTech Magazine

There are not many grant opportunities for K–12 esports programs , but some companies, such as eTeamSponsor , offer crowdfunding tools to create campaigns to fund the technology schools need for a proper competitive space. . How K–12 Schools Can Start an Esports Program. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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


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.

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

EdTech Magazine

Last spring, the district began transitioning its older laptops to Dell 3180 and 3189 Chromebooks. The company continues to provide ongoing support; Keeling says the district probably calls them two or three times a week. “It’s

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Guest post: Technology in Schools


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.

K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover

EdTech Magazine

The space was outfitted with modern furniture, laptops and audiovisual equipment. . Besides expanding internet use, districts can outfit makerspaces with the proper tools and technology — laptops, 3D printing, coding kits — for students to get started. With so many school districts going one-to-one with tablets or laptops , libraries are the new meeting space for tech-enabled teamwork. K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover.

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.

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.

6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions


So besides packing their bags, laptops, agendas and passports, teachers can do a little extra something: their pre conference homework. The same principle applies to the exhibition area, where thousands of companies, NGOs and other institutions will be competing for your attention.

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 Ways Parents Use Media to Support Learning for Toddlers

Digital Promise

Doing away with screen time is not only unrealistic for my life, but it’s also a double standard in a home where the two adults use their laptops and mobile phones for a substantial amount of work and play.

The Hidden Stories of Those Around Us

Tom Murray

As I do regularly, I found a seat, opened my laptop, turned up the volume in my headphones, and got connected so that I could do some work. While scrolling through, I came across The Hidden Story, a video shared by FranklinCovey Company. With my headphones in and my laptop open, I had been oblivious to my surroundings. Each one of us has a story. How much of your story do those around you know? Earlier this week, I boarded the 7:15a train to Washington, D.C.

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review: Awesome VR in 360

The CoolCatTeacher

I had spent two exciting hours (about half of it with my mouth open) in a complete flow state exploring a new virtual reality world using the Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset on my Acer Aspire 7 laptop with Windows Mixed Reality by Microsoft.

Ways to Get Technology into Your Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

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. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day!

Educational Technology Support


I get a lot of email requests from companies wanting to sponsor this site; however, I only accept those who I think my readers would benefit from and enjoy. Insurance for iphone, Laptop, and Cell Phone devices provided by Worth Ave Group , leading laptop and iPhone Insurance provider.

One App for ALL Your Parent Communication!


The great team at Bloomz has done what successful companies always do… listen to their audience/customers and give them what they need and want. Finally an app that isn’t “one more thing…” It is “THE thing!”.

Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM

EdTech Magazine

As companies and market experts forecast computer science and engineering skills as crucial to the future workforce , K–12 schools have been rapidly developing STEM programs in order to prepare their students to be the employees of tomorrow. . “[It’s] Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM.

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Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t


If the tech company has received funding or has a shrewd and experienced enough team to market to the end-user, the technology is probably pretty slick. If an edtech company creates a business plan in which teachers are the main buyer, the tech better have some pretty phenomenal returns.

The demise of Google’s Project Ara and modularity in computing

The Christensen Institute

Before we continue, we need to recall another chapter in the history of the PC: the laptop. Compaq was a PC company founded on the premise that its computer could be transported. Their luggable evolved over the years and eventually the “laptop” form factor was popularized.

Excellence Raised


Since 1982, Tech and Learning has sought out and celebrated the best products in education technology through our AOE awards program, which invites edtech companies to put their wares to the test through evaluation by actual educators.

WeWork helps online learning take its next step forward

The Christensen Institute

Then came its partnership with 2U, the standout online program management company. Among other things, the partnership allows 2U students to use WeWork’s office space as study halls, and the two companies will build a learning center together in 2019.