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

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


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.”

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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! GradeCam also works with laptops, desktops, tablets and any device that has a camera connected to wifi.

Guest post: Technology in Schools


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.

TONS of #RightDevice Tech Resources from @IntelEDU 's New Learning Community to Support Teachers!


I was recently contacted by Intel, a technology company that hopes to assist educators all over the world with their newest technological advancements and devices. As an added bonus, they will be donating a tablet to one of our lucky readers.

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.

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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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.

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 smartphone, $19.99 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

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.

Technology Helps Teachers Prevent and Mitigate Bad Behavior in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

With each student using a tablet or notebook computer, it’s impossible for teachers to keep watch over every screen at once during a quiz — creating an opportunity for students to open a web browser and look up the answers. . In response, some schools have banned smartphones in the classroom.

And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.


It was the age where almost everyone owned a smartphone - whether it was Android, Apple or Windows Phone. 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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Closing the homework gap for 1 million students

eSchool News

plans to give away 1 million smartphones and other connected devices and free wireless service to help high school students who don’t have internet access at home. Devices available through the project are smartphones, tablets, laptops and hotspots. Sprint Corp.

kanban2go - free visual task management and organization

Educational Technology Guy

It''s simple and easy to use and accessible online from computer, tablet or smartphone (mobile site, not app). Companies use Kanban boards to organize, communicate, prioritize and manage what they do.

Cat Ears and Robot Friends: What Japan’s Educational Future Could Include


At a morning session on Sunday, Kentaro Yoshifuji, CEO of Ory Lab , shared how a robot his company has developed is helping people with disabilities connect with friends, family and teachers when it’s difficult or near impossible for them to be physically present with peers. Qooco , a smartphone app, aims to help users develop fluency in English and Mandarin Chinese.

The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code

Shake Up Learning

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Free Lesson Plans from

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students and you can watch the videos and access the lessons from a desktop, a tablet, or a smartphone. **. Know that I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. .

My thoughts on the iPad2 after using it for a while

Educational Technology Guy

I wonder if it''s because I used a webOS phone (and still use a webOS tablet)? For mobile use, I use my Android smartphone, an HTC Droid Incredible 2 , most of the time and then use my TouchPad for some things. Related: HP TouchPad tablet Review Apple iPad - is it a game changer?

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.

Samepage - app to get more done with contextual collaboration

Educational Technology Guy

It can be used by people for personal projects and planning as well as by companies and groups for major projects. People can now view pages on the go, create new pages, edit content and add images on their smartphones or tablets, making Samepage even more convenient.

Learning Upgrade Debuts GED® Math and HiSET® Math Test Prep Courses


Learners can complete lessons on their own smartphones using the Learning Upgrade App, or use tablets and computers. (SAN DIEGO, CA) Sept.

Best of Infocomm Winners


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.

Class Dojo real-time behavior feedback platform Apps get updates

Educational Technology Guy

Today’s news reflects the company’s continued learnings about the ed-tech market. Accordingly, the company has built out its mobile capabilities to allow its mobile development to parallel its web efforts. The company is a graduate of the ‘Y-combinator for education’, ImagineK12.

Need to Go on a ‘Tech Diet’? Current Ways to Fight Your Device Addiction


Last month, two Apple shareholders wrote a letter to the company voicing concerns that technology might be hurting children. Steiner-Adair points to the Wait Until 8 movement, which calls on parents to refrain from giving their children a smartphone until at least 8th grade, as one response to concerns over technology addiction. Information the company collects can include information given to it, such as a child’s birth date and about services the child uses.

Nearpod Notches $21M in Series B Round to Expand Digital, Virtual Learning Experiences


The funding will be used to “put a senior team in place” and “bring the skills and talents we need to talk to different stakeholders, such as administrators,” says Guido Kovalsky, the company’s CEO and co-founder, in an interview. Founded in 2012, Nearpod initially launched its “interactive lecture” platform for iPads, at a time when many schools and districts swooned over the tablets. The company has since expanded its platform to be compatible with all devices.

It gets easier to be green. How certain projectors become a smart environmental choice.


TCO Certification is available for eight product categories: displays, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, desktops, all-in-one PCs, projectors and headsets. Projector and display models from companies like Casio, Epson, BenQ and ViewSonic made the list.

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How to Make Short-Form Videos as Tutorials, and Why You Might Want To


If Cindy Craig were an on-trend technology company, she would describe her work as “microlearning.” If you plan to capture screens from a database, have a partner click through the screens while you hold the smartphone or tablet.

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What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers


Most American teenagers have a smartphone. The number of teens with a smartphone more than doubled since 2012, from 41 percent up to 89 percent. Looking at only 13- to 14-year-olds, 84 percent now have a smartphone, and 93 percent have some type of mobile device such as a tablet.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 Companies are using AI to screen candidates now with HireVue | Ladders → Using voice and face recognition software, HireVue lets employers compare a candidate’s word choice, tone, and facial movements with the body language and vocabularies of their best hires.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 Companies are using AI to screen candidates now with HireVue | Ladders → Using voice and face recognition software, HireVue lets employers compare a candidate’s word choice, tone, and facial movements with the body language and vocabularies of their best hires.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

It’s also looking at the potential changes, said Dr. Gabe Soumakian, CEO and Founder, Sup Du Jour Consulting Group, like what happens when a software or hardware company goes out of business.

4 Augmented and Virtual Reality Projects That Point to the Future of Education


NYC Media Lab merges engineering and design research happening at the city’s universities with resources and opportunities from the media and technology industry—to produce new prototypes, launch new companies and advocate for the latest thinking. A student can use their smartphone or tablet to scan physical textbooks and unlock learning assistance tools, like highlighting, note creation and sharing, videos and AR guides—all features that encourage peer-to-peer learning.