zSpace Unveils World’s First AR/VR Laptop

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CHICAGO – June 25, 2018 – According to a national study by , schools with one-to-one laptop environments show higher levels of academic achievement. Now with today’s launch of the world’s first augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) laptop from Silicon Valley company, zSpace Inc., Today’s launch of the zSpace Laptop takes that experience to the next level, moving our comfortable, interactive learning experience to the accessibility and affordability of the mobile platform.”

Mobile learning: The good and the bad

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Our mobile devices are online 24/7. It’s about mobilizing the learning experience, from being merely seated in a classroom discussing matters with your teacher or stuck with a laptop at home answering online assessments, to taking an assessment while in a cab. Laptops, tablets and smartphones prices have all decreased since their first inception, making them available to anyone.

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How to Prepare Students for PARCC/SBACC Tests

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By starting these tasks in Fall, you’ll be ready when yearly assessments arrive in April-May: Between March and June, 2015, nearly five million students in 11 states and the District of Columbia completed the PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing to measure student accomplishment of Common Core State Standards in the areas of mathematics and English/language arts. I polled my PLN to find specific tech areas students needed help with in preparing for the Assessments.

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Surge in Chromebook Adoption Leads to Increasing Need to Keep Students Safe    

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School leaders have an ironclad legal requirement to ensure student safety and privacy when using online tools for learning known as CIPA, the Children’s Internet Protection Act. Without appropriate controls and a realistic understanding of student online behavior, use of communication and collaboration tools on school-or district-provided devices such as Chromebooks can create legal minefields for school districts, as well as unsafe or even dangerous environments for students.

Network Essentials for School Board Members

Education Superhighway

With that in mind, here’s a guide to assess school district network needs and implement affordable broadband upgrades. The number of devices like tablets, laptops, and smartphones your network is supporting. While there are other factors that may affect the amount of bandwidth your district needs—cloud-based applications, storage, online assessments, etc.—having

Calculating your school district’s bandwidth need: Network Essentials for Superintendents

Education Superhighway

In a school environment, the two main drivers of how much network bandwidth you need are (1) the number of devices like tablets, laptops, and smartphones your network is supporting and (2) how often these devices will be used. While there are other factors that may affect the amount of bandwidth your district needs—cloud-based applications, storage, online assessments, etc.—having

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My New Favorite Thing

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I’m an old college rule notebook note taker, and in the modern laptop era, I never really made the switch to typing notes because I like to doodle. Now if only Apple would make an iPad/Pencil combo for $350 and convince SBAC to develop a tablet friendly version of their online assessments, they’d have a real shot at taking on the Chromebook in the classroom. The 9.7″ ″ iPad Pro arrived this week and I think the picture says it all.

Spotting Trends and Delivering Data to Connect Edtech Tools With Educator Needs

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Over the last several years, we've published a K-12 principals’ assessment report, in which administrators give feedback on the biggest challenges they face in their schools. The popularity of online learning tools, web-based rich content such as video, interactive digital textbooks, e-books, online assessment and the increasing dependence on the internet for student and teacher learning is growing rapidly.

FOLLOW THE MONEY: FUNDING INNOVATION

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Or are there mobile laptop/tablet stations?) ? In making its transition to online assessment, Delaware used this strategy. WHO IS IN THE MONEY? Districts across the nation are in a constant contest to keep their tech relevant by raising bond funding. Here are some of the most recent winners: School District 51 (CO) students scored 9,000 new Chromebooks for the next school year.

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

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Available with either 15.6-inch or 13.3-inch Full HD touch displays, all Spin 5 models have a 360-degree hinge that allows four usage modes (laptop, tablet, display, and tent). ACHIEVE3000 PRO ( WWW.ACHIEVE3000.COM ) Achieve3000 Pro offers a patented instructional model that combines summative and embedded formative assessments to differentiate content and instruction, so students always see lessons at their just-right reading level.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Edsurge reports that Smartly has launched its free, online MBA program. ” Via Education Week : “High-achieving North Carolina 8th graders who took Algebra 1 online performed worse than similar students who took the course in a traditional classroom, according to a new study from researchers at Northwestern University.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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The] literature [on online education] was preoccupied with what I call ‘roaming autodidacts’. Online Grade Portals. At the other extreme, online grade portals have prompted some parents to log in all the time and to obsess over their children’s grades. Ban Laptops" Op-Eds.