An Evolution in Mobile

A Principal's Reflections

The company was a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) app building company, where schools, like the one I used to be Principal of at New Milford High School in NJ, could build their very own app. This new type of classroom and mobile lab is one of a kind and I have yet to see anything like it.

'Mobile-First' Is Everywhere — Except in K-12

The Journal

The biggest technology companies in the world are racing to position themselves as “mobile-first" because people are using mobile devices all the time, everywhere. Going mobile-first is in — except in K-12 education

uHandy Mobile Microscope Duet review

Kathy Schrock

I have always loved the microscopic world, and even conducted research on blood cells for a pharmaceutical company for my senior project. uHandy ask me to review their Mobile Microscope Duet and, after taking a look at it online, I readily agreed to test it out!

Dremel 3D Printer Adds Mobile Printing from iOS and Android Devices

The Journal

Dremel has rolled out two new mobile apps for its latest 3D printer that allow users to print 3D models and monitor printers remotely. The company will also launch a program to give free 3D printers to education "ambassadors

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

How automakers can successfully compete in the mobility game

The Christensen Institute

The century-old business model of manufacturing and selling cars may increasingly be challenged by the growing popularity of shared mobility services. There will be more people than ever before without a car who will still want to be extremely mobile.”.

Alexa Goes to ISTE: Edtech Companies—and Teachers—Debut New Skills for Learning

Edsurge

Across the massive, brightly colored expo hall at ISTE 2019 , the annual education technology conference where companies display and demo their latest gadgets, upgrades and software, several vendors showcased the new skills they have developed for Alexa-enabled devices.

These bold Nigerian companies are targeting nonconsumption, and winning

The Christensen Institute

With an innovative business model that allows customers pay a subscription fee that’s cheaper than their current energy spend, local companies are able to easily adopt Arnergy’s solution. is addressing the significant nonconsumption of mobility in the country—and the strategy is paying off.

Video Observation Company Introduces Low-Tech Tripod Tool

techlearning

“Whether educators are using smartphones or tablets for filming, the paper tripod is designed to work for most mobile devices popular today,” said Adam Geller, founder and CEO of Edthena

Verizon Surcharge Will Affect Other Education Companies—Not Just Remind

Edsurge

A new fee Verizon plans to impose on its business customers has galvanized educators this week to rally around the school messaging service Remind—so much so that the telecoms company agreed to make an exception and waive the impending fee for Remind’s K-12 users. 1, will be passed on to at least a dozen education companies—not just the one getting all the attention. But to pay for it, the company is charging an additional fee to all of its business customers.

Mobile Classrooms Bring STEM Where Students Need IT

EdTech Magazine

Mobile Classrooms Bring STEM Where Students Need IT. Educators are utilizing education technology to repurpose old trailers and buses to create mobile education spaces , classrooms on wheels where students are able to experience what STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) has to offer. With the education spotlight on mobility and education equity , these roving resources may be the next step in using technology integration to narrow the education gap among K–12 students.

Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

As an early adopter of transformative technologies, I have been watching the mobile app space carefully to see how it can benefit all facets of education. My vision is for every high school around the country to have its own native mobile app. we have a richly-featured mobile app.

Dear Liberal Arts Major: STEM Companies Need Your Skills to Grow

Edsurge

But instead of a classroom, Wolochow now works on the Silicon Valley campus of a company that’s using technology to make learning more accessible to people throughout the world. More companies in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—or STEM—fields are hiring workers with liberal arts backgrounds, according to a recent report. “It’s Wong worked at several fintech firms before joining the mobile payments company.

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).

Companies Partner to Launch “Be a Maker”Programming Companion App

techlearning

launch of Be a Maker, a new mobile application that teaches children how to code by allowing them to program their Jibo robot. Be a Maker was developed in partnership with everis, an NTT DATA company, and is a part of the organization’s CLOQQ initiative. Jibo, Inc.

7 mobile learning myths no educator should believe

eSchool News

Two researchers discuss myths associated with mobile adoption and use. By now, educators are familiar with the term mobile learning — or mLearning — having experienced its rush in classroom popularity starting as early as 2000.

Chinese Gaming Company to Acquire Ed-Tech Provider Promethean

Marketplace K-12

based company that put interactive whiteboards in U.S. schools is being purchased by NetDragon Websoft, a developer of online games and mobile Internet platforms. The U.K.-based

What Do Mid-Market and Enterprise Companies Really Think About Mobility?

eSchool News

Most companies agree that mobility will have a profound effect on their businesses over the next 10 years. Find out how these IT and line of business decision makers approach mobility and discover their unique perspectives on the future of mobile business models.

Brightwheel Acquires MyChild, Targets Early Education With Mobile App

Edsurge

San Francisco-based startup Brightwheel today acquired MyChild, a Lisbon company making an engagement system for parents and schools. million in seed funding to build a free mobile application for parents to stay updated with their little ones at daycares and classrooms — everything from what they ate at snack time to what number they counted to that day.

Company provides a Windows desktop on Chromebooks

eSchool News

IT Management IT Newsletter Mobile Learning NewsWith 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.

Virtual Reality Headsets in the Classroom – All-In-One or Mobile?

Veative

For EdTech companies, it is important to understand the requirement of the schools in order to provide the best learning experiences for students the world over. The post Virtual Reality Headsets in the Classroom – All-In-One or Mobile?

Mobile learning and personal metrics

Learning with 'e's

There are formal contexts for mobile learning, but it is in the leisure time/travelling/down time that mobile learning still comes to the fore. Such large data sets can conceivably be sold on for a sizeable profit to companies who are interested.

IBM Watson Launches First Mobile App For Education

Edsurge

The app is IBM Watson Education’s first education app, and the company, along with Apple, approached Coppell Independent School District in Coppell, Texas, to help build and pilot the app about a year ago. Marilyn Denison, the district’s assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, met with the company product teams every week to give feedback on the app. IBM Watson proved on Jeopardy it can process and “learn” information much faster than humans.

Mobile Device Carts and Spaghetti Power Cords

There is no box

Mobile carts are a necessary evil in classroom 1:1 programs. The clip is a decent solution for Adults, but if you stop and watch how kids handle the in and out of devices in mobile carts, you quickly realize, a bomb proof cart is not good enough, it has to be Superman proof.

U.S. K-12 Market for Mobile Devices Remains Flat; Only 2 Percent Growth in 2018

Marketplace K-12

The technology companies powering the devices are finding ways to integrate their products with more partners and by offering new solutions, according to Futuresource Consulting. K-12 Market for Mobile Devices Remains Flat; Only 2 Percent Growth in 2018 appeared first on Market Brief.

Peer editing in digital and mobile environments

Nik Peachey

Increasingly though I've been having problems with the reliability of the free services these companies provide and the lack of reliable compatibility with mobile devices. apps collaborative learning mobile learning process writing web 2.0

Blackboard Co-Founder Urges ‘Disarmament’ Between Edtech Companies and Academics

Edsurge

Matthew Pittinsky wants the equivalent of disarmament talks between edtech companies and colleges. You recently offered some advice for entrepreneurs starting an edtech company in today’s landscape. Given social, mobile, data-driven algorithms, and all the ways in which the general technology world has changed, I’m surprised that learning management teams still look, feel and taste the way they did back in the day. You mentioned Parchment, your new company.

Mobile Interactivity That Won’t Break the Bank

A Principal's Reflections

After reading these tweets, I realized that not only was this potential setup mobile, but it was also very cost-effective. Image credit: [link] Our new interactive, mobile whiteboard project has now been in use for over a month and it has received rave reviews from teachers. Mr. Craig Hawkins (Math) - Some of the ways I have used the mobile iPad projector include drawing/solving math problems on screen and having students draw/solve them on the iPad.

How Tech Companies Woo Higher Ed (and What They Seek in Return)

Edsurge

But Christmas came early for some higher-ed institutions in the form of freebies and discounts from big technology companies. But these efforts are part of a longer-term strategy for these companies to train future workers in their technology. In October, the company and The Ohio State University announced a multi-part collaboration. In 1999 the company and the University of Pittsburgh opened an “Academic Java Center” meant to train and certify students in Java technology.

Students Invited to Take a Peek into the Future of Mobility

techlearning

Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Toyota and Discovery Education Hosts Virtual Field Trip on Cars of the Future: Artificial Intelligence and Automated Vehicles Immersive Educational Experience to Explore STEM Concepts set for Oct. 30 Plano, Texas and Silver Spring, Md.

More Big Bucks for Tutoring Companies: Varsity Tutors Raises $50M in Series C Funding

Edsurge

In the heartland of America, one company is raising big bucks in a bid to capture this lucrative market. Louis-based company’s $50 million Series B round, which closed in November 2015. Already boasting 4,000 tutors covering 1,000 subjects, the company is on the hunt for more teachers. Among the goals of the fundraise is to add more topics and experts available for its instant tutoring mobile app, which promises to match a learner with an expert within 15 seconds.

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Celly Launches New Service and Android App for Building Mobile Social Networks

Educational Technology Guy

It is free to use (standard text messaging rates apply though) and anyone with a mobile phone or access to the web can use it. The new service allows users to build instant mobile social networks, called "cells" using text messages, QR Codes, email, web or the new Android App.

ISTE 2016: Edtech Companies Pitching a Mile High

Edsurge

Nine edtech companies, nominated by the incubators that hatched them, will present to an audience of 25 education leaders. The Colorado-based company was formed in 2016 from the merger of two existing organizations: Digital Directions International (est. Lessons are aligned to ELA standards and include at-home extensions that families can use. Ruvna : Mobile-based software that teachers and adminstrators can use to locate students during emergencies.

?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Edsurge

It’s why mobile access has been one of the most important means of connecting students to their academic resources. This is not to say that the mobile medium provides a better learning experience ; however, students' work schedules often prohibit them from dedicated time in front of a stationary computer. These mobile messages keep students connected to course material and let students know we care about them, but the system is still too one-size-fits-all.

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Fingerprint Releases 5 Mobile Apps for Kids & Their Grown-ups - Here for The Holidays!

Kleinspiration

Last week we discovered a great new app company called Fingerprint which would be launching soon. This is Fingerprint’s first third-party app developed by Creativity Mobile and Funosophy, and the first in a series of groundbreaking music education games.