Video Observation Company Introduces Low-Tech Tripod Tool


“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

Survey Says: Parents Think Tech Companies Should Help Build Kids’ Digital Skills


For one, the poll of about 1,000 parents with kids under the age of 18—conducted by public opinion and data company YouGov—found that parents have more positive feelings about their kids using tech in the classroom, as opposed to at home. Whereas when they think of technology in the home, they are thinking of eyes glued to smartphones and tablets—that sort of thing,” Shannon-Missal says.

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This Company Wants to Gather Student Brainwave Data to Measure ‘Engagement’


The company says it has a working prototype and is in conversations with a Long Island school to pilot the headset. The company’s CEO has said that BrainCo aims to develop a tool that can translate thoughts directly into text, or “brain typing.” To support that work, the company plans to use data collected from students using its headsets to compile “the world’s largest brainwave database.” But the company has also faced less enthusiastic reviews.

I'm Watch - the first Smart Watch (with apps!) launches this week in Vegas!


I''m Watch - Launching this Week in Vegas I''ve been following this company for a while, anticipating their launch. Additionally, because a girl could wish, if the company would like, I''m sure my readers wouldn''t mind participating in a nice give-away for one of these products.

Meet the New, Self-Appointed MOOC Accreditors: Google and Instagram

Wired Campus

Some of the biggest MOOC producers, including Daphne Koller’s Coursera, may have figured out how to get employers to accept free online courses as credentials: Get big-name companies to help design them. We’re getting to the point where we’ll be profitable as a company.”.


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

Educational Technology Guy

The company also announced today availability of the Celly Android App for free download on Google Play. “We Android backchannel cellphones in school celly smartphone social network Celly is a free service that offers group text messaging and polling.

5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Subscribe to the Show In today’s show, we’ll discuss: Backwards classroom race 60-second pitches Face off Smartphone ping pong Penny catch Plus, Rob gives a 40-second pitch to teachers about the reasons they need brain breaks in their classroom.

Ambient learning

Learning with 'e's

Companies that ignore it do so at their peril. Viewing work contexts via a smartphone camera while superimposing additional digital information has multiple benefits that are still being explored.

Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

If you were to go back in time and pinpoint when disruption began to take off, I would wager that it correlates with the proliferation of the smartphone. Pause a second and think about companies such as Uber and Airbnb. Times are a changing in case you haven’t noticed.

“If that’s where they are, it’s where I must be, too.”

TeachThought - Learn better.

” by Dawn Casey-Rowe , Smartphone Owner And User Of Analog Clocks. And even though most of us pay a few hundred dollars for a smartphone that brings us status, the truth is, in most countries, you can get a decent one for fifty to seventy-five bucks.

5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Enjoy your food in the company of the people there. When my pastor goes on vacation, he has a smartphone basket, and when everybody enters the door to go on vacation, they put their phones into the basket, and then when they leave from vacation, they pick them up.

Can Conversation Really Happen in the 21st Century? First Reflections on “Reclaiming Conversation” by Sherry Turkle

Reading By Example

“No, my insurance company didn’t want me to bother. There was not one smartphone sitting on the table. It gets to the point where I actually turn off the wireless while writing, or leaving my smartphone at home when running errands. Students’ smartphones being confiscated because they went off during class is almost becoming a rite of passage. Communication Connectedness Technology Reclaiming Conversation Sherry Turkle smartphone

10 Ways to Personalize Learning for Students

The CoolCatTeacher

All those pictures on your smartphone’s camera roll just get lost.). Your Smartphone. Your smartphone should be your personal secretary. Some essential things to learn how to do on your smartphone are: How to add reminders (with your voice if possible).

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

First, 3D bear is a free download for smartphones and tablets. Got a smartphone or tablet? The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Fantastic Apps I Use Every Day

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve also added some of my favorite new productivity tools for my smartphone, iPad, and a few new ones for my Mac. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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5 Tips for Integrating Ed-Tech Into Students’ Daily Lives

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

According to a Pew study , 78 percent of teens own a cell phone and almost half own smartphones. Where students go, smartphones go. What core features propel the mission of your company? And optimizing your software for smartphones first and foremost can guide you on this path.

Easy, painless ways to help your kids with their homework


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.

Guest Post: Is Virtual Reality For Education All Hype?


Companies have begun distributing smartphone-compatible cardboard VR sets in the US and organizing events and meetups for teachers. They look at the devices at kids’ disposal—smartphones and tablets. VR is here to stay, love it or hate it.

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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The Rise – and Possible Fall – of the Graphing Calculator

Digital Promise

Another review , conducted by respected researchers in math education (but funded by a calculator company), came to a similar conclusion. The debate even provoked a response from the president of Texas Instruments, the dominant graphing calculator company in the U.S.

5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

Children with smartphones have unfiltered access to the Internet unless their parents make a decision to filter. Why Do Students Need Protection on their SmartPhones? They were not a Disney company, but Disney purchased them in the last 18 months.

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The Future of eLearning - 10 Trends To Be Aware Of

ViewSonic Education

Thus far, adaptive learning has been largely experimental, with companies and competitors having spent the past couple of years working out the kinks and engaging in small-scale execution. Beyond simple smartphone commands, AI has found a use in the context of eLearning.

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Top Tips for Fast Formative Assessment that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

GradeCam lets you print out bubble sheets, use your smartphone, to take a picture of your students’ quizzes, and GradeCam will grade the quizzes for you! The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it.

5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Enjoy your food in the company of the people there. When my pastor goes on vacation, he has a smartphone basket, and when everybody enters the door to go on vacation, they put their phones into the basket, and then when they leave from vacation, they pick them up.

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The real state of AR in education today


AR is one of those EdTech products that has received a lot of hype — primarily from AR-based companies themselves. Is it too much to ask that students arrest their smartphone obsession for the brief period of a lesson?

Google Assistant and Edwin Want To Be Your Next English Tutor


Google is investing in the education startup Edwin , an AI-powered English tutor that was one of eight education technology companies to come out of Y Combinator’s latest demo day. In addition to the funding, Edwin and three other selected companies will have access to advice from Google engineers, and marketing support. The integration between Google Assistant and Edwin will be accessible on smartphones that run Google Assistant, as well as Google Home smart speakers.

7 Ways My Interactive Display is a Key Part of My Student-Centered Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

The interactive display is a digital workspace that can operate demonstration computers, display a copy of student screens or smartphones “thrown” to it for discussion, become a large multi-touch drawing and brainstorming space, or show video and other content.

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New Verizon Fees Could Cut Off Access for Millions of Remind Users


Thousands of teachers have taken to Twitter this week to blast the telecommunications company and defend Remind , a school communication platform used for everything from announcing homework assignments to contacting parents when a student is sick. Messages on Remind can be sent through the company’s mobile app or directly to users’ phones as SMS messages. In the latter case, the company pays a small fee for each text sent. Can you hear me now?

8 attributes of successful market-creating innovations

The Christensen Institute

Innovators or companies that target nonconsumption have the potential to develop businesses that can create enormous wealth for their shareholders and can also have transformative developmental impacts.

23+ Tips to Help Kids Organize by Learning Styles

The CoolCatTeacher

Students who need their smartphone to capture learning will drain the battery of their smartphone rapidly. While Dragon Naturally Speaking is the top of the line, students can use dictation on their smartphone devices.

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In the News: On School Website Security, Privacy Practices

Doug Levin

Another blow for Facebook in Europe: Judges in Belgium have once again ruled the company broke privacy laws by deploying technology such as cookies and social plug-ins to track internet users across the web. and the UK in order to secretly mine cryptocurrency through the computers and smartphones of any visitors to the sites.

Why Bloomz is the Best Parent-Teacher Communication System for Me (and Probably You)

The CoolCatTeacher

Smartphone Notifications. Smartphone notifications (with a quiet period where they won’t get notifications – like at night or weekends). The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it.

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

The Christensen Institute

Google stated that Project Ara was being designed to be utilized by six billion people , including one billion current smartphone users, five billion feature phone users, and one billion future users not currently connected.

Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years


The new E-learning technologies keep on evolving, and a lot of companies are investing in it to yield efficient employees. Let’s take a look at the some of the innovation in E-learning industry in the last 10 years: The Usage of Smartphones. Smartphones have become an essential part of our lives. According to a Google report , almost 80% people don’t exit their homes sans smartphones. E-learning has seen a broad positive shift in the last couple of years.

Friday 5 — 12.4.2015

Perry Hewitt

If you were shopping from the comfort of your couch, you were in good company: Smartphone sales nearly doubled year over year, from 9.1% Nike shoes, Star Wars droids, and hoverboards were among the popular products shopped for on Black Friday.

Digital Privacy is a Civil Right

Indiana Jen

Even more disturbing is that many of us (and our children) have smartphones which have become a portable GPS, telling our apps (and whoever they grant access to) a history of our daily travels. We cannot rely on these companies to regulate themselves.

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.