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. In other words, the target customer for the Surface is someone who already owns a laptop.

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. The post Laptops, Chromebooks or tablets?

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.

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.

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

Edsurge

But do big tablet programs make sense nowadays? Basically what it says is if you look at American college students, pretty much all own laptops and smartphones,” Hill says. “A A smaller percentage own tablets. But they also document that there’s not a huge interest in using tablets more and more.” The 2017 study finds that laptops “are king, smartphones are queen” and as for tablets, they’re “on the way out.”

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? Productivity and Performance Because the 2 in 1 contains the Intel Core Processor, it’s more than a tablet.

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. Their multiple iterations of the tablet-connected keyboard is evident.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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. Learning On-the-Go : Part of the federal E-rate program , Learning On-the-Go is a pilot program that helps schools fund wireless Internet connectivity for mobile learning devices such as tablets, Chromebooks, or laptops.

And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.

Neo LMS

There are those who are already replacing their full-blown laptops with a more portable tablet. More and more companies are working to introduce AR (augmented reality) devices for mass consumption, and Microsoft’s HoloLens is becoming a hot topic because of its endless possibilities for learning - from virtual surgeries for medicine students, to virtual buildings for architects.

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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.

Finding the Ideal Front-of-Classroom Interactive Display

ViewSonic Education

Excitement and interest are generated by the appeal of the huge, iPad-like device, which functions as easy as a familiar tablet. Compatible with any laptop, iPad or other tablets, IFPs are simple to set up – in most cases instructors just connect the board and they're ready to go.

HP launches new technology and immersive computing

eSchool News

New technology offerings include convertible laptops, immersive computing. New products include two convertible laptops, the HP Spectre Pro x360 G1 Convertible PC and HP Pro x360 310 G2 Convertible PC.

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.

Easy, painless ways to help your kids with their homework

Neo LMS

From smartphones to tablets to video games and the Internet, your child has countless ways to occupy their mind and stay distracted from doing homework. A quick Google search will provide many websites and companies, such as Tech Rocket , which specialize in online learning for kids.

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.

My Brother’s Keeper turns to tech

The Christensen Institute

Last week, President Obama announced that the My Brother’s Keeper initiative would be partnering with Sprint Corporation to bring tablets, smartphones, and four years of data service to students who lack internet access at home.

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.

Building Education Technology for the Developing World

Edsurge

During her time there, the company tripled in size and she earned a promotion. One of the most high-profile initiatives this century was the “One Laptop Per Child” effort led by MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte. When it launched in 2005, the idea of a $100 laptop for the world’s poorest children captured the backing of Google, eBay and UNDP. Edtech companies entering low-income countries are noticing some of these challenges and are working towards solutions.

As Google steals its education thunder, what can Microsoft do?

The Christensen Institute

As customers became less willing to pay for further improvements in performance and reliability, the companies that offered more affordable and customizable modular solutions gained the advantage. This quickly put nonintegrated companies, such as WordPerfect and Lotus, out of business—and Microsoft retained its advantage. School leaders who select laptops and netbooks say that although tablets are great for consuming content, they are lousy for creating it.

When the internet is the teacher

eSchool News

At AltSchool, according to NPR, every student “has a laptop or a tablet, and they spend about 30 percent of their day on their devices, completing what are called playlists.”. It would seem the company has tapped into the zeitgeist.

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.

Closing the homework gap for 1 million students

eSchool News

“Education is the foundation for our society to prosper, and the internet is an incredibly powerful tool for learning,” Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said in the company’s announcement Tuesday. Devices available through the project are smartphones, tablets, laptops and hotspots.

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.

Adobe Flash End of Life & the Threat to Education

myViewBoard

For over 25 years, Adobe has been one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the world. Teachers started to have their own classroom personal computers, which was followed by even more advanced laptops and tablets. Quick Take: A waning of an era.

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