Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This task board is based on principles used in silicon valley called “agile software development” using tools like a Kanban board.

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security

EdTech Magazine

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security. Last month, RealNetworks , the streaming media company that garnered attention in the ‘90s and early 2000s for developing the first audio streaming solution , announced it would offer its facial recognition software, SAFR , for free to over 100,000 school districts. Software Uses Artificial Intelligence to Protect Students.

Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been asked about the podcasting equipment setup and software that we use on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. Software. He’s an engineer so he uses top of the line software. It is part of our essential podcasting software.

There’s a reason why teachers don’t use the software provided by their districts

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, education news outlets buzzed with a frustrating, yet unsurprising, headline: Most educational software licenses go unused in K-12 districts. Baker analyzed data from BrightBytes, a K-12 data management company, on students’ technology usage across 48 districts. That data revealed that a median of 70% of districts’ software licenses never get used, and a median of 97.6% They are often open to software as a way to engage those students.

10 Top Companies That Love To Hire Teachers

EdNews Daily

One out of every eight students in the US uses IXL Learning software solutions at school, so it makes sense that they love bringing educators onto their teams! Jobs posted on this site are high-level sales and marketing, software engineering, and IT support.

Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software

Edsurge

In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify. Officials estimate that developing the software has cost more than $100 million in foundation grants and university dollars.

Google Outpaces Other Tech Companies as the Most Trusted Brand

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Hardware PCs Productivity Suites SoftwareBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez A new survey shows efficacy in the tech giant’s domination of the market.

3 lessons from data on how students are actually using educational apps and software at school

The Hechinger Report

classrooms but a study finds that students aren’t using much of the pricey software that schools buy (Photo by Jackie Mader). is a for-profit company that sells data analysis to public schools. Most software is drastically underused by schools.

Boxlight upgrades collaboration software

eSchool News

New software is designed to make collaboration easier. Boxlight is replacing its legacy software on its projectors and interactive flat panels with a new platform, called Oktopus. Says Jeremy Peterson, a product manager with the company.

A Student Improved a Classroom Tech Solution—So the Company Hired Him

Edsurge

He had learned some coding and development on his own through freeCodeCamp.org , and he had polished some of those skills doing work for a small WordPress related company. Because of privacy laws, the company can’t directly contact its biggest segment of end users. “It’s

Our 4 Do’s and Don’ts for Companies Selling to Schools

Edsurge

Software, guest speakers, singing groups, hardware, professional development programs, online courses, observation tools, data solutions—we’ve received pitches aimed at solving almost every educational problem, real or perceived. Company reps think they are providing a useful onramp.

Report: The Credentials People Get Are Not Always the Ones Companies Want

Edsurge

based think tank Foundation for Excellence in Education, and Boston-based analytics software company Burning Glass Technologies. “We’re While companies may not ask for the certifications by name, the process involved in obtaining them is helpful in preparing people entering the workforce, said Craig Bushman, a vice president at certification exam developer and provider Certiport. The company developed the Adobe Certified Associate credential.

Software Helps Instructors Stop Mangling Hard-to-Pronounce Student Names

Edsurge

There are companies like NameCoach that give professors a way to hear and review the correct pronunciation before classes even begin. based company lets students record their own names and pairs the recordings with campus systems so that professors can listen to them as they review their rosters. Another company, NameShouts , offers its tools for educators and businesspeople who want to pronounce the names of their students and customers correctly.

Minecraft Software Startup Gets Boost from National Science Foundation Grant

Marketplace K-12

An ed-tech startup developing software to help students learn computer coding principles through Minecraft has been awarded a $750,000 grant through the National Science Foundation. However, Handley said she and her co-founders sought to widen the company’s influence. “We’ve

Impero Software Announces Philip Walters as its New Chairman

techlearning

Austin, TX, May 18, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools, today announces Philip Walters as its new board chairman. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

Top Posts of 2018 Focus on Big Education Companies and Popularity of Digital Tools

Marketplace K-12

The post Top Posts of 2018 Focus on Big Education Companies and Popularity of Digital Tools appeared first on Market Brief. What were the biggest news stories about the K-12 market in 2018? Check out Marketplace K-12's 10 most popular blog posts over the past year.

This software turns old laptops into new Chromebooks

eSchool News

Using device-agnostic software called Neverware, districts are breathing new life into old laptops. Neverware, a New York-based startup, makes software that lets older computers run newer operating systems without compromising speed.

Dell debuts new collaborative software for Chromebooks

eSchool News

Dell Classroom, a new software solution available for Dell Chromebooks, helping foster student and teacher engagement. Dell also introduced Dell Classroom, a new Chrome-based software solution designed to promote more individualized engagement between students and teachers in the classroom.

Vernier Software & Technology to Host 38 Free Professional Development Workshops this Fall

techlearning

BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 13, 2018 — This fall, Vernier Software & Technology will host 38 free, hands-on workshops around the country to help science educators learn how to best incorporate probeware and data-collection technology into their curriculum.

Vernier Software & Technology Introduces Pivot Interactives’ New Online Library of Chemistry Experiments

techlearning

Pivot Interactives is a versatile supplemental tool that can be used for a variety of learning opportunities, including pre- and post-lab exercises, lab skills assessment, flipped learning, and many more,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology.

Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product – Impero Education Pro – at ISTE 2018

techlearning

Chicago, June 24, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools today announced the latest version of its award-winning product, Impero Education Pro V7. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

Five Instances Your “Free” Education Software May Actually Cost You by @edsby

TeacherCast

If a software company wants to give its product away free to educators, that’s a good thing for schools, teachers and students, right? Many companies give away products that educators can use for free. Schools and boards will forego free software for the right software.

Woz U? Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Launches Online School to Teach Software Development

Edsurge

Today, Wozniak announced his latest project, an online school called Woz U , which aims to provide tech training to aspiring software developers. In addition, SCI already offers programs for computer scientists and software development. Curriculum at Woz U will cover computer science and software development skills, and a news release says the school plans to later offer data science, mobile applications and cybersecurity programs.

Impero Software Announces New Version of Impero Education Pro at ISTE 2018

techlearning

Impero Software today announced the latest version of Impero Education Pro V7. The software has been updated to include a new mental health keyword library, google authentication, and improved scalability to support larger school districts, among other features.

EXO U launches Ormiboard Pro Visual Creation Software

eSchool News

New whiteboarding software offers instant sharing to any student device, classroom management, and advanced interactivity building without an internet connection. a software development company, launched Ormiboard Pro , a visual creation and collaboration tool.

Why ‘Black Box’ Software Isn’t Ready to Teach College

Edsurge

That’s the argument of Candace Thille, who has a love-distrust relationship with adaptive software. Specifically she worries that some companies have made their products a “black box” that professors and researchers can’t understand or control. Thille, an assistant professor of education at Stanford University's Graduate School of Education who previously worked in the private sector, stresses that she’s not against software companies.

Vernier Software & Technology Offers New Activities for the mBot™ Robot to Teach Coding and Robotics

techlearning

BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 25, 2018 — Vernier Software & Technology recently launched Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles activities module written for the mBot™ by MakeBlock. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software.

CatchOn Joins the Education Networks of America Family of Companies

techlearning

JUNE 26, 2018 In a move that enhances its mission of supporting education institutions and libraries, Education Networks of America ® (ENA) today announced that Dallas-based education technology company CatchOn, Inc has joined the ENA family of companies. NASHVILLE, TENN.

?5 Things Community College Administrators Wish Edtech Companies Would Do

Edsurge

Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa echoes Teti’s wish, but says edtech companies need to look beyond traditional higher-ed models and think about what kinds of problems two-year institutions and trade schools face. There are so many software options out there, but what we need is a repository to really be able to decipher and categorize what is available,” says McCarty. “It If you could make an education technology wish list, what would it be?

Vernier Software & Technology Wins a Tech & Learning ISTE 2018 Best of Show Award

techlearning

BEAVERTON, Oregon, July 16, 2018 — The newest sensor to join Vernier Software & Technology’s family of wireless sensors, Go Direct Sound , was named a winner of Tech & Learning ’s ISTE 2018 Best of Show Awards for showing the greatest promise in the classroom.

What Google’s New Open-Source Software Means for Artificial-Intelligence Research

Wired Campus

Google wants the artificial-intelligence software that drives the company’s Internet searches to become the standard platform for computer-science scholars in their own experiments. On Monday, Google announced it would turn its machine-learning software, called TensorFlow, into open-source code, so anyone can use it. “We After trying TensorFlow, he described the software as better and faster than the alternatives. Company Watch Computer Science Research Softwar

Just who are the people behind today’s educational software?

The Hechinger Report

In this first installment, software engineer Ben Slivka — inspired by science fiction — dreamed of creating truly adaptive learning software. CHAPTER 9: Sci-Fi-Inspired Software. But he left in June 2000 for reasons that only a software purist can understand.

Boxlight and Globisens Release New Version of GlobiLab Analytical Software for the Labdisc

techlearning

– Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL) (“Boxlight”), and K-12 science technology pioneer Globisens have released a new version of the GlobiLab analytical software for the Labdisc portable STEM lab.

CatchOn Joins the Education Networks of America Family of Companies

techlearning

Education Networks of America ® (ENA) today announced that Dallas-based education technology company CatchOn, Inc has joined the ENA family of companies. The deal pairs ENA’s comprehensive infrastructure technology and support services with CatchOn’s software as a service tool that provides data about ed tech usage in U.S.

School Shooting Simulation Software (and the Problem with How People Define 'Ed-Tech')

Hack Education

There were a flurry of stories on the shooting simulation software at the beginning of the year – Gizmodo , Engadget , Rolling Stone , The Verge – several of which seemed to build on an AP story filed in the closing days of 2016. I tweeted something rather flippant about the story back in January when Gizmodo posted a video about the simulation, and I received an admonishment from one ed-tech evangelist that the software “has nothing to do with ed-tech.”

Company provides a Windows desktop on Chromebooks

eSchool News

vSpace software benefits schools by providing a centrally managed, reliable and scalable solution that delivers as many as one hundred individual Windows desktops from a single computer. With Chromebook CX110 and Chrome app, NComputing provides millions of U.S.

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

Edsurge

Matthew Pittinsky wants the equivalent of disarmament talks between edtech companies and colleges. Pittinsky: Back then software was installed on premises, and academic computing was pretty much a cart with an overhead projector and PowerPoint slides. There are many tools in Blackboard, and there are many parts of the software that don’t get used by most professors. You recently offered some advice for entrepreneurs starting an edtech company in today’s landscape.

Epson BrightLink interactive projectors will be bundled with Smart software

eSchool News

Epson and Smart Technologies are now bundling Smart collaborative learning software with Epson BrightLink interactive projectors. “We’re Epson and Smart aim to bring collaborative learning solution to classrooms.

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Impero Software Names Richard Fuller as New CEO and Announces its New Austin, TX Headquarters in the U.S.

techlearning

19, 2018 – Impero Software has announced the appointment of Richard Fuller as its new CEO to drive the company’s next phase of growth as it bolsters its global business plan. Fuller took over for Sam Pemberton, who moved to a non-executive board position with the company.

How a Partnership Over Annotation Software Fits Into Bigger Changes in Research Workflow

Edsurge

Last week the company took another step along that path by announcing a partnership with a nonprofit named Hypothesis , which makes annotation software that lets readers make margin notes on online articles. Hinchliffe shares Schonfeld’s concerns about the potential danger of a company like Elsevier controlling too much of the research workflow in a way that limits competition.