Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

It used to be that most devices in schools were desktop machines of either the Windows or Apple varieties, but recently many schools have been switching to mobile devices like the iPad or web-based devices like the Chromebook. 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.

How Tablet Games Can Teach Skills to Students with Visual Impairments

Edsurge

His tablet-run version of the game has the same goal: pick letters to figure out a mystery word. The tablet reads out each letter, building your association between the raised dots and the alphabet. The company says they have been downloaded over 500,000 times by 25,000 users.

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

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.

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.

LeapFrog’s $140 tablet includes some adaptive learning features

eSchool News

New tablet adjusts learning to young learners’ needs. The tablet, called Epic , is meant for students from pre-K to about nine years old. The LeapFrog Epic tablet is age-appropriate right out of the box, but grows with a child.

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. A very simplistic mobile device that works for your first-grader,” she claims, “isn’t going to work for older students who need a little bit more functionality.” That same month, Google announced that it was working with Acer to create an education tablet made for Chrome OS, which starts at $329.

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

Edsurge

But do big tablet programs make sense nowadays? 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.” Later in the study, it says that although about half of students own tablets, “our data suggest that the tablet market for students may be shrinking.”

Google Sunsetting Play for Education Program

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Google signals the departure of Play for Education, the company's educational lens into the Google Play storefront. Cloud Cloud apps Hardware Mobility Notebooks Software Tablets

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

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

Edsurge

After three years of utilizing a BYOD (bring your own device) policy with my classes at Nassau Community College, I have seen how tools like tablets and laptops can lead to better academic engagement. It’s why mobile access has been one of the most important means of connecting students to their academic resources. 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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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.

QuickOffice mobile office app launches new help site

Educational Technology Guy

It is available for Android, iOS, Symbian and webOS, with HD versions for Tablets. for tablet). It is a great app and the company has always been very responsive to user feature requests and help. QuickOffice is an excellent app that allows you to read, view, edit, and create documents, spreadsheets and presentations. The free Quickoffice Lite allows you to view documents, but most people will want the full Pro version ($14.99 for smartphone, $19.99

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

The ultimate learning experience for students is both highly collaborative and extremely personalized, supported by mobile devices and digital content, reports Project Tomorrow in their latest Speak Up report.

CUE and Touchjet partner for STEAMpunk Mobile Labs

eSchool News

The Touchjet Pond Projector , which turns any wall or table surface into an 80-inch interactive touchscreen, is now available as a five-pack technology kit as a part of CUE’s STEAMpunk Mobile Labs. New kit with interactive projectors is ready to ship to schools.

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

Curing the Blue Light Blues

ProfHacker

Our beloved mobile devices: [ @jonnysun ]. 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.

SkoleTube Extends WeVideo Partnership by Five Years Thanks to Overwhelming Success in Danish Classrooms

techlearning

WeVideo worked closely with Skoletube to create a unique version of its video editing platform that tightly integrates with the SkoleTube platform on both mobile and desktop devices. It is the flagship service of the Danish company Webtjenesten LærIT.dk

LocknCharge launches 4 charging, syncing products

eSchool News

Charging and syncing carts support mobile devices in K-12 schools. At the CUE tradeshow, K-12 mobile device management specialist LocknCharge launched four new products for safely storing, syncing and charging the latest mobile devices at schools.

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HP launches new technology and immersive computing

eSchool News

The Spectre Pro x360 G1 is targeted to teachers and is an ultra-thin PC with the versatility of multiple modes (notebook, stand, tent, tablet) and features a battery life of up to 12.5 Digital Learning and Tools Mobile and Handheld Technologies News STEM Top News

Absolute Software Collaborates with HP to Secure New Education Devices

eSchool News

Persistence technology installed on new HP Education Edition tablets and notebook. Absolute Software Corporation will partner with HP to install Absolute’s Persistence technology in a new suite of HP’s mobile devices.

The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code

Shake Up Learning

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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.

Grant bridges educational divide in Ga.

eSchool News

Foundation grant will fund educational computer tablets for 1,500 low-income families. ” Cox was a founding partner of Connect2Compete, and the program is modeled after a broadband adoption program the company launched in California in 1999.

Mimio unveils MimioMobile for browsers

eSchool News

Company also gives educators first public demos of the touch-enabled MimioProjector 280T. Digital Learning and Tools Mobile and Handheld Technologies News Top News

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.

The power of ed-tech in the developing world

Neo LMS

What researchers have found is that mobile technology is widespread and heavily utilized, although the majority of mobiles are still non-smart phones with basic features.

The 5-Year, $15 Million Global Learning XPRIZE Competition Is Over. Here’s Who Won.

Edsurge

Kitkit offers a game-based learning program on tablets to help children learn independently. Onebillion makes a solar-powered tablet, along with the Onecourse app that houses activities for reading, writing and math, plus a library of over 300 stories.

Self-Paced E-Learning Market Evaporating, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

The report defines self-paced courseware as being accessed on a desktop or laptop and spanning the K-12, higher education, corporate training, and privately marketed software (such as that produced by language-learning company Rosetta Stone) sectors. By guest blogger Leo Doran.

Motion Capture and More: How Apple Is Revolutionizing Augmented Reality

Edsurge

Augmented Reality (AR) has exploded in the past few years, mainly due to the easy access provided by our mobile devices. Digital images once reserved for high-cost headsets are now seen through the camera on our phones and tablets.

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Learn Why Edsby Is A Great Learning Management System For Your School | @Edsby

TeacherCast

Edsby is a robust, cloud-based, mobile learning management system that incorporates social learning, course planning, assessment management, and much more into a simple, easy to use package for the entire school community. About Company. Company website: [link].

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And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.

Neo LMS

First, mobile learning. Sure, there were lots of devices released in 2014 and the years before, but 2015 was the mobile age. There are those who are already replacing their full-blown laptops with a more portable tablet. And learning platforms are starting to get mobile developers to publish mobile apps and have them updated on a regular basis. It’s December, it’s almost the end of the year and it's time to talk about the 2016 e-learning trends.

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Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

DJI Phone Camera Gimbal from OSMO Mobile [link] – the price has dropped from $399 to $299 from when I bought it so the price I stated in the podcast is actually lower now – a handheld “tripod” for smartphones.

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TabPilot Expands School MDM Features for iOS

eSchool News

In February, TabPilot released the iOS version of the Tablet Manager MDM suite into public beta, offering key MDM features including integration with Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and Volume Purchase Program (VPP).

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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. The funds will go toward purchasing MiFi devices, which provide mobile broadband access, so that 15 percent can connect at home for free.