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.

Where Diversity, Inclusion and Education Meet: A Conversation With Black Girls Code Founder, Kimberly Bryant

Edsurge

Gender is just one part of the diversity problem confronting many technology companies today. As diversity reports from companies like Alphabet, Apple and Facebook reveal, the employee headcounts—especially in senior and executive positions—are overwhelmingly male and white. These companies have committed money, mentors and other resources to provide educational opportunities for underserved communities. And I want to run a video game company.”.

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

Kleinspiration

Today’s classrooms are increasing in size, and there is an increasing need to personalize instruction for the special needs of all learners along with meeting the learning styles of the entire class. Wouldn’t it be nice if a company valued to support education beyond the physical device?

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. This is a really nice feature for taking notes during meetings.

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. Meet NEO at ISTE 2019!

How K–12 Schools Can Start an Esports Program

EdTech Magazine

The kids will say, ‘ We need to communicate better, let’s meet to talk about our strategy ,’” Tiffany Bui, faculty adviser for the Mission Viejo esports team, told EdTech. How K–12 Schools Can Start an Esports Program. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 05/08/2019 - 10:57.

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.

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

Edsurge

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.

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

Edsurge

When assessing return, teachers look for the following: Will It Help Meet Learning Objectives? A teacher’s primary goal is to get students to meet standards-based learning objectives. If the technology supports this, it meets the primary requirement.

Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

When technologies are new, they often underperform at meeting customers’ needs. In these circumstances, the systems that come closest to meeting customers’ performance expectations are those with proprietary architectures that are integrated across all of the performance-defining subcomponents of the system. Sustaining innovations are innovations that improve an established technology to meet the needs of its established customer base.

6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions

Neo LMS

So besides packing their bags, laptops, agendas and passports, teachers can do a little extra something: their pre conference homework. Does the conference meet your school’s ed tech goals? The NEO team will be happy to meet you there!

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

” The 1:1 initiative aimed for districts to issue each student a laptop for use in-school and at home. Billion has been invested in US K-12 education technology companies since 2010. The proposal must meet Florida Department of Education criteria.

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Shattering Perfect Teacher Myths

The CoolCatTeacher

What am I going to do to take care of them and to meet their needs? And he said, “No, I watch your laptop.”. Well, I took the laptop and just pointed it at him and just kind of nodded. and you just turned your laptop so I can see it better.

3 Resources to Help Connect Students and Families

Digital Promise

When Howard-Suamico School District went digital, giving every student in grades 3 and up tablets or laptops, the change was immediate and dramatic. In December, the district won a $15,000 grant from Cellcom, a local cellphone company. Families must meet other criteria as well, such as no outstanding bills or existing Internet service.

Why collaboration is a bad idea for developing personalized learning teachers

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. As can be seen in this example, the supplier partnerships that worked well for building laptops actually held back efforts to create great tablets.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

She also uses this for professional development for teachers when she’s preparing to meet them on-site. You could then turn and go on to respond and say, “Teryl, it’s so nice to meet you.

School districts are going into debt to keep up with technology

The Hechinger Report

Rolling cabinets stocked with dozens of the laptops sit in classrooms where teachers assign them to students for everything from researching hereditary DNA to writing essays. What’s unusual about James Lick’s Chromebook program isn’t the laptops themselves, but how they were paid for.

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

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. As can be seen in this example, the supplier partnerships that worked well for building laptops actually held back efforts to create great tablets.

Innovative School District Seeks Middle School Science and Social Studies Apps

Digital Promise

Through its mPower Piedmont initiative , which began in 2009, all students in grades 4-12 receive a Macbook Air laptop with home Internet access. Compatible with MacBook Air laptops. Piedmont City School District is located in a small rural town in northeast Alabama.

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IT Coaches Leading Change in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I really do build classroom cohort so that we meet outside of the classroom as groups where we can really collaborate together and plan together. Deb has appeared as a guest on the Meet Education Project Podcast and in a segment for PBS RI Classrooms.

When Students Design Their School: If You Give a Kid a LEGO, He's Going to Ask For.

Kleinspiration

The company partnered with the Smithsonian to provide resources and guides to help facilitate the activities. when I think of myself as a learner, one of the first things I do to get ready as I set up my laptop is to grab a cup of coffee and turn on Pandora.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

In fact, it took me less than five minutes to unbox, setup, find the power button, and sync to the free app/software on my laptop and my iPhone. While you’re waiting, download the free software to your phone or laptop (or iPad). They meet NGSS standards and work within Google Classroom and most LMSs. Know that I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. .

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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.

Education Looks Eastward: Snapshots from Beijing's Global Education Technology Summit

Edsurge

Whereas earlier tech companies sought to directly mimic—Baidu is the ‘Google of China,” and RenRen is ‘the Facebook of China,’ for instance—these days China has been swept away with a homegrown creation called WeChat, which allows an app ecosystem within its app, and connects with bank accounts to let users pay for just about anything by putting their smartphone screen up to a scanner. It’s also a place where companies are racing into technologies that raise tough ethical issues.

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The Hechinger Report

On a laptop in the nearly empty office, he worked on code for a webpage he was developing for his employer, the learning materials company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In half an hour, he needed to join a conference call about changes to the company’s website. So many meetings.”.

Virtual Technology: A Solution to Rural Isolation

Digital Promise

SPICE was meeting all of their learners’ needs except one, rural isolation, and this drove their focus on using technology to strengthen their program. They incorporated pre-made courses into their programs, and they provided laptops to their learners. (A The IT department partnered with Reaction Grid, a company specializing in virtual world projects, to create the first level in the Center.

School’s Out for the Latest Y Combinator Batch, and Here’s What Its Edtech Graduates Are Up to

Edsurge

Seven of the 134 companies in this batch provide education services—which is a similar percentage from the last cohort. In this latest cohort of edtech companies, only one is aimed at being used in classrooms. Here’s what that one classroom-facing company is offering, and what the other six edtech startups hope to accomplish off the school campus. The husband-and-wife duo behind the company, Aparna and Deepak Ramanathan, come from different backgrounds.

Outsourcing campus IT: what next?

Bryan Alexander

Will I be able to call them up on the day before my lab and say, ‘Can you come and update 24 laptops before tomorrow?'” Problems arise when those that depend on seamless access (users, customers, students, professors, meeting planners) aren't included in outsourcing planning.

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School data is messy, but it doesn’t have to be

The Hechinger Report

And here’s why it’s a problem: When Providence’s teachers meet in teams to discuss student progress, they sit around tables with their laptops, logging into various systems, looking at PDF reports that show student performance data.

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6 Tech Treasures for Special Ed Teachers (K-6)

The CoolCatTeacher

Nobody really wants to carry the Chromebook or a laptop with you. It works really good for reminding parents about meetings that we have. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Bankers, Buyers and Warriors: Reporter’s Notebook From the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit

Edsurge

Nearly a dozen entrepreneurs we talked to said they each received upwards of 20 emails from investment banking groups, inviting them to meetings in private suites. Almost all of the PreK to 12 programming clustered in the Little America hotel, while the post-secondary, workforce training and company suites clustered in the more opulent Grand America across the street. Take Blackboard , which has bought 15 companies since 2014. Bankers, lawyers, researchers and policymakers.

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

iterating toward openness

To offset all this double counting, there is the separate issue of the many “whole course” OER that OTL refuses to index because they don’t meet the OTL’s definition of “textbook.” Developers who are known to be doing this work on their own, with no financial contribution happening from any company” represented only 8.2% These are huge companies that compete directly with each other in many ways. Companies and organizations that only work with OER don’t have these costs.

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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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Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

The Hechinger Report

Hanging on an office door in Hawthorn Hall, for example, is a pastel-colored advertisement from Student Support Services inviting Latinx students to stop by for help with academic advising, tutoring and mentoring, book and laptop loan programs and financial literacy education.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? Also, this week, thanks to my invited participation in the National Governors Association regional summit, Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge , I published a new post “ How Should We Address the Cybersecurity Threats Facing K-12 Schools?

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Best of Infocomm Winners

techlearning

The newest member of the company’s classroom-based recording family provides the automation and high-quality capture Mediasite is known for in a compact, affordable device, ensuring even more students never miss a lecture.

To Better Advise Students, Colleges Must Get Past the ‘Quick-Fix’ Metrics Solution

Edsurge

My day normally starts at the breakfast table with a cup of coffee in one hand, my cat circling the table below, and a laptop in front of me—all subjects vying for my morning attention. Not surprisingly, software companies have taken notice, and have invested significant resources on tools that would help campuses identify these “at risk” students—noting that the cost of this software would be easily covered by the increase in retained students.

Class Dojo real-time behavior feedback platform Apps get updates

Educational Technology Guy

Now that roughly two in three teachers have a personal smart device, more teachers can access ClassDojo’s full set of experiences without using a laptop or desktop computer. Today’s news reflects the company’s continued learnings about the ed-tech market.

Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?

Edsurge

The 15-year-old today is more a sibling of cloud computing, of apps that are available from any screen, of mobile devices in many sizes and form factors that go beyond last century’s laptops. million new students have been connected to high-speed access since 2013, and 98 percent of school districts now meet the Federal Communications Commission’s 100 kpbs/student goal for internet access, there remain 2.3

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

— Inside a high-ceilinged library at Northridge High School here, seniors are typing on 16-year-old laptops donated by a local Rotary Club. We’re doing everything we can,” says Mr. Norton, as the seniors in the library close their balky laptops and head to class.