L.A. District Weighs $6.4M Settlement With Apple, Lenovo Over Tech Woes

Marketplace K-12

The nation's second-largest district is poised to settle a dispute with Apple and Lenovo stemming from the system's problematic 1:1 technology rollout. Ed-tech RFPs District Budgets Procurement Online Learning Pearson 11 apple edtech procurement rfp

Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.

EdTech4Beginners

Martin McKay is the Chief Technology officer and one of the founders of Texthelp Inc. He directs all research and development at Texthelp with a focus on developing new technologies to assist people who struggle with reading and writing.

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Google Maps vs. Apple Maps—important lessons for edtech

The Christensen Institute

As a general rule, one of the prime patterns of disruptive innovation happens when an industry shifts from proprietary, interdependent technology architectures to more modular and flexible architectures. Edtech developers should take note.

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Students prefer edtech resources to parents when it comes to homework help

eSchool News

Smarter technology and edtech resources are helping students become independent learners and problem solvers, according to new research. The research from Lenovo surveyed more than 15,000 people across the globe.

Is This the Education of Tomorrow?

Brilliant or Insane

This powerful infographic, reveals some remarkable statistics about the role of technology in what the company Lenovo calls the education of tomorrow. Infographics Technology edtech futureBrilliant or Insane. The 21st-century is creating a global workforce, but are today’s classrooms preparing students to be part of that workforce? Take a look at what one company contends is indicative of tomorrow’s education, and share what […].

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K-12 Districts Keep Students Safe with Web Filters and Monitors

EdTech Magazine

As the technology director at Harpeth Hall School , an independent all-girls school in Nashville, Tenn., Each student receives either a Lenovo touch-screen laptop or a Microsoft Surface for use in the classroom and for homework.

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K–12 Districts Turn to Professional Services After 1:1 Rollouts

EdTech Magazine

Some of the variables include grade level, teachers’ comfort with technology and how far along the district is in its one-to-one program. MORE FROM EDTECH: 5 key traits for a successful professional development initiative. K–12 Districts Turn to Professional Services After 1:1 Rollouts.

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3 Exciting Ways to Use Augmented and Virtual Reality in the K–12 Classroom

EdTech Magazine

Some teachers who have already incorporated augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) technology into their classrooms or lesson plans have seen amazing benefits in student engagement and retention. The technology is still so new in K–12, but we can see it has huge potential.

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To Re-Capture the Education Market, Microsoft Aims to Offer a Compelling Alternative to Google’s Chromebook

Edsurge

At BETT, a major edtech expo outside of London, Microsoft is taking square aim at Google with a slew of updates to its education products. Like Google, Microsoft is working with companies like HP, Acer, and Lenovo to create affordable computers for students. The Lenovo N24 is designed with pen support so that students can take digitized notes by hand. billion students and a very low percentage of those students actually have access to technology on a regular basis.

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Microsoft’s Big Bett Updates: Free VR Curriculum and Using a Pencil as a Stylus

Edsurge

More than 600 exhibitors and 34,000 attendees are expected to descend on London this week for the annual Bett show , where some companies come with a barrage of updates befitting one of the biggest education technology trade shows in the world. Some of the updates are fairly standard for a big technology company at a big tech expo—more devices and gadgets. On this note Microsoft didn’t disappoint: seven new Windows 10 devices from Acer, Dell and Lenovo that range from $189 to $300.

Asset Management Tools Help Time-Strapped K–12 IT Teams

EdTech Magazine

The team’s biggest challenge lay in the schools’ lack of asset-tracking technology. . Fortunately, in 2018 Acero launched an initiative to standardize its technologies. MORE FROM EDTECH: See how K–12 schools use professional services after one-to-one device rollouts.

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K–12 Teachers Use Augmented and Virtual Reality Platforms to Teach Biology

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: See how mixed reality tools are enhancing K–12 classrooms. . Advances in mixed reality let educational technology developers create more expansive and complex anatomical models. MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out how K–12 teachers are using VR to teach computer science.

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How to Redesign the K–12 Media Center

EdTech Magazine

As we know, technology is an essential part of any modern classroom. MORE FROM EDTECH: How K-12 schools can bring digital transformation to their libraries. This article is part of the "Connect IT: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Technology" series.

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Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?

Edsurge

But what if we took that to its logical conclusion and also made it the goal of our education technology predictions? We’d need to consider not just what technology products students are exposed to in the classroom, but also across the rest of their lives. You can extrapolate by drawing converging lines from K-12 education technology and home consumer technology to see how they might overlap and intersect. First is the evolving nature of education technology.

Add a Dash of Professional Development to Your Blended-Learning Program

EdTech Magazine

That technology includes HP and Lenovo laptops, tablets, G Suite for Education, NEC projectors , eBeam , Schoology learning management system, LanSchool classroom management software and Kajeet hotspots (for students to use at home).

K–12 Districts Prepare Students for Careers in the Tech-Dominated Economy

EdTech Magazine

That said, as agriculture is increasingly automated and new technology-rich ­businesses take root in the city, Fresno Unified School District works to keep up, offering students the skills they’ll need to take advantage of ­emerging career opportunities, says district CTO Kurt Madden. Our schools provide internet access and offer year-round career and technology classes ,” Madden says. “We SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks!

How to Roll Out Chromebooks for Your District in a Jiffy

EdTech Magazine

Some devices were lost in our staging area, and some were lost in the schools,” recalls Karla Kiper, director of technology integration for the district. “We SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Clinton Public Schools in Oklahoma has rolled out 200 brand-new Lenovo Chromebooks every winter for the past few years in preparation for spring testing, adding nearly 1,200 devices for its 2,300 students.

Web Filters Help Keep Students Safe

EdTech Magazine

Last year, the district began rolling out a one-to-one computing program for grades two through 12 using Google Chromebooks from HP, Lenovo and Samsung. But Morgan also uses the tech from Lightspeed Systems to continuously scan student emails, searches, Google Hangouts and G Suite documents for keywords that could be early warning signs of trouble — for example, any conversations involving weapons, shootings or suicide, says Technology Director William McCauley.

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How Modern Learning Environments Support Numerous Pedagogies

EdTech Magazine

Everything is built toward an open environment and geared toward collaboration ,” says Scott Harris, Neosho School District’s technology director. “We SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! These new learning spaces, paired with technology, allow educators to more effectively adopt different pedagogies to improve education, such as blended, personalized and project-based learning.

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