Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

Tablets are great for watching videos, reading books and articles, taking pictures, or playing interactive educational games, but they falter when it comes to typing up essays or preparing other documents. And although there is a growing push for schools to go paperless, neither a tablet nor Chromebook is a perfect replacement for old-fashioned paper notebooks. When technologies are new, they often underperform at meeting customers’ needs.

Wacom Intuos added to Chrome OS compatible tablet lineup

eSchool News

Chromebook users, especially students and beginning creatives, have more options to start creating digitally, using a Wacom pen tablet with a growing number of drawing, painting and photo editing applications that work flawlessly on Chromebook.

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Innovative Tablet and Headphone Charging Station

eSchool News

The Tablet and Headphone Charging Station uses easy-to-clean, high-quality 8.9”x11.5” Designed with a front-access cord management system and a UL-listed power system, it’s easy for students to keep their classroom space organized and their technology powered and ready for use.

The @ASCD Arias Series-Teaching With Tablets

The Web20Classroom

Today we take a look at Teaching With Tablets. It seems like more and more classrooms, schools and districts are embracing and utilizing tablets for learning. Tablets are full of possibilities. The ASCD Arias Teaching With Tablets should be required reading for anyone who is considering buying tablets for the classroom or for anyone trying to figure out how to use them. We have to use the technology in a smart way and use it when appropriate.

The Features And Benefits Of The XP-Pen Drawing Tablet In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

This post is sponsored by XP-Pen , manufacturers of a range of drawing tablets for artists, students, and other creative professionals. The Features And Benefits Of The XP-Pen Drawing Tablet In The Classroom. One such company is XP-Pen and their series of tablets.

The Go-To Tablet Activity Starter Kit

Edudemic

This is a follow up to my previous tablet-focused article, which aimed to ease the nerves of our generation of teachers who were trained in classical classroom management and are now teaching in a very non-classical, pro-technology world. With your nerves eased, let’s get you started with an arsenal of specific tablet activities that can […]. The post The Go-To Tablet Activity Starter Kit appeared first on Edudemic.

How to Transform Teaching with Tablets – From Tom Daccord & Justin Reich

EdTechTeacher

Getting computing devices into schools is relatively easy; changing classroom practice with technology is really, really hard. Over the past century, radio, television, video cassette recorders, desktop computers, laptop computers, handheld devices, tablets, and cell phones have all been heralded as potentially transformative classroom tools (Cuban, 1986, 2003). Our sense is that the patterns that have unfolded in previous generations of technology adoption are unfolding now.

Why You Shouldn’t Babysit Kids with Tablets! (And What to Do Instead)

The CoolCatTeacher

Advice about Tablets and Young Children: What Works and Warnings from an Expert. Young children engrossed in tablet devices. Today’s expert, Diane Levin, gives technology guidance to the parents and teachers of young children. Today’s guest helps us with balancing the physical world and the virtual tablet-based world many young children inhabit. Informed educators and parents are looking for better ways for their children to interact with technology.

[Avoiding The Health Hazards Of Tablet Use]

TeachThought - Learn better.

We’ve been hearing for years how smartphone technology causes (insert scary sounding ailment here). The post [Avoiding The Health Hazards Of Tablet Use] appeared first on TeachThought. TechnologyThe same with living under power lines, standing too close to the microwave, and eating lead paint. The long-term impact of such phenomena are unclear, but what is absolutely certain is that ergonomics matter. Neck strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back […].

New tablets for Education - comparing the new Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and the new Apple iPad

Educational Technology Guy

Last week had two interesting announcements for EDU - a new iPad and the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 tablet. Price - $329 for the Tab 10 includes the stylus, which docks into the tablet and does not need charging. Apps Chromebook Tab 10 has G Suite, Chrome Apps and Android apps, as well as a full desktop browser for true web surfing (and still supports Flash) iPad - iOS apps and a mobile browser Acer Chromebook Tab 10 - the first Chrome OS tablet is here, and it's great!

Chromebooks vs iPads vs Surface Tablets – How Do We Select The Best EdTech For Our Students?

TeacherCast

On this weeks episode of the TechEducator Podcast we offer the great device debate: "Chromebooks vs iPads vs Surface Tablets." On this weeks episode of the TechEducator Podcast we offer the great device debate: "Chromebooks vs iPads vs Surface Tablets." The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology. TechEducator Podcast Chromebooks iPad Surface Tablets

Microsoft Surface - Windows 8 Tablet/PC - announced

Educational Technology Guy

Microsoft has just announced the Microsoft Surface , which is a Windows 8 tablet, measuring 10.6 So, is it just another tablet? The keyboard built into the cover is also a nice touch and makes typing much easier on the tablet. Here''s a video about it: This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Microsoft tablet in and 1.5 pounds. Not quite.

Big Educational Laptop and Tablet Projects - Ten Countries to Learn From

Battelle for Kids

Recent headlines from places as diverse as Kenya and California are just two announcements among many which highlight the increasing speed and scale by which portable computing devices (laptops, tablets) are being rolled out in school systems all over the world.

Google Kids Space, a new kids mode on select Android tablets that features apps, books and videos for your kids to explore, learn and have fun

Educational Technology Guy

Google just announced Google Kids Space , a new kids mode on select Android tablets that features apps, books and videos for your kids to explore, learn and have fun. They started with Family Link (which I use with my daughter's Android tablet).

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Tablets: The correct prescription

Learning with 'e's

A total of 27 quantitative studies on the use of tablets in schools dating from 2010 were analysed and the major finding was that the tools are most effective when used in student centred learning, rather than within teacher controlled environments (Tamim et al, 2015a). As with any learning resources, it's not what they are, but how tablets are used that is important. 2015a) Tablets for Teaching and Learning: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Research shows lower test scores for fourth graders who use tablets in schools

The Hechinger Report

A Reboot Foundation report finds a negative tie between the use of tablets in school and fourth-grade reading scores. A mounting body of evidence indicates that technology in schools isn’t boosting student achievement as its proponents had hoped it would. The more students used technology in schools, the lower the nation ranked in educational achievement. Bouygues wants schools to pay more attention to how they are using technology.

Tablets and the Classroom

Saving Socrates

Over the past few years, Ipads and other tablets have been advertised as great educational tools in the classroom. This is why: 1) most tablets do not come with a standard computer size keyboard. Most keyboards that work with tablets are in fact much smaller and do not lend themselves to proper typing for long term use. In addition, note taking itself is a burdensome task on a tablet. It is for these reasons, that I veto purchasing tablets for schools en masse.

Make a 3D Hologram With a Smartphone or Tablet – Pretty Awesome!

EmergingEdTech

This can be a Great Project for Science, Math, Art, Technology Classes and More This is just so much fun. Free Tools & Resources iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Project Based Learning _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics 3d hologram phone project students classroom project smartphone hologram fun science math art project phone 3d projectionOne of my son’s made one of these a while back and I’ve been meaning to share it.

Unique Tablet Cases for Educators

Kathy Schrock

I requested items that would fit my iPad Pro 9.7" (which is the same size as the iPad Air 2), but many of these products are available in sizes to fit other tablets, too. Cooper K2000 Universal Bluetooth Keyboard Dock for Tablets and Phones Having a keyboard that will work with any device with Bluetooth is a great addition to an educator's technology bag! The Cooper K2000 Universal Bluetooth Keyboard will work with any tablet from 5" to 12". tablets. tablets.

What We Know About Tablets and How Your Child Learns to Read

Digital Promise

A recent US survey commissioned by the children’s books publisher Scholastic found that 65% of 6-11 year olds prefer to read print books even when e-books are available on tablets. In the UK, a National Literacy Survey found that children who read stories both on tablets and in print are more likely to have above-average vocabulary than those who read in printed books alone. The post What We Know About Tablets and How Your Child Learns to Read appeared first on Digital Promise.

Android Apps for Education - work on Chromebooks and Chrome OS Tablets too!

Educational Technology Guy

Android Apps for Education Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the world, running on smartphones and tablets. But, you can also use Android Apps on Chromebooks , including the new Chromebook Tab 10 Chrome OS tablet. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Chrome and Android all in one! And don't forget about all of the Chrome Apps, Extensions and full websites Chromebooks and the Chromebook Tab can access.

Guest post: Technology in Schools

EdTech4Beginners

In today’s world, technology is increasingly becoming predominant in schools. Students nowadays have access to the latest and up to date technology. 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. The role technology has played in today’s schools is quite significant.

Maine Announces Learning Technology Framework

More Verbs

The true value of laptops and tablets in schools is not learning to use the technology, but rather using the technology to learn. The Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI ) have been in place since 2002 and has certainly helped close the Digital Access Divide in Maine. The Framework describes the key elements and components needed to get the greatest learning benefit from a district’s technology investment.

How Tablet Games Can Teach Skills to Students with Visual Impairments

Edsurge

His tablet-run version of the game has the same goal: pick letters to figure out a mystery word. The tablet reads out each letter, building your association between the raised dots and the alphabet. You tap twice once you’ve settled on a letter, and the tablet tells you how many times the letter appears in the mystery word. “We’ve According to Crunchbase , global investment activity in assistive technology has grown from $118.5

Ways to Get Technology into Your Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’ve been quite blessed to travel to over 20 countries and help teachers integrate technology even in places with very little funding. Often, we are not fortunate to work in schools that provide us with the budget to get the technology we want. If you have a passion for teaching with tablets, Chromebooks, or setting up a digital station then you have many ways to afford that dream. Ways to Get Technology for Your Classes from Shelly Terrell.

MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

What it is: MobyMax is more than just a tablet, it is a complete system that helps you identify areas of strength and weakness that your students might have through placement testing, progress monitoring, assessments, and IEP reporting; has practice for kindergarten through eighth grade mathematics, fact fluency, number sense, reading, language, literature skills, informational skills, writing, vocabulary, and state test prep. The MobyMax tablet is $69!!

EdRedi makes tablets ready for classroom use

eSchool News

To help make tablets more classroom ready, Education Resources created its EdRedi application which allows classroom teachers to intuitively supervise and control their students’ name-brand devices, such as the Acer Iconia 10.1 tablet, the first EdRedi-enabled device. Tablets are the perfect size device for education,” said Chris Klein, head of Community and Engagement at Educational Resources. Mobile and Handheld Technologies News Top News

Students Speak: How Technology Can Transform Learning

Digital Promise

Today, most youth use phones, tablets, computers, and smartwatches. But what impact do these devices have on us, and are we using technology to its fullest potential? In my public high school, we rarely interact with technology, at least not productively. You probably won’t see many of us using technology to find creative ways to communicate with and express our ideas to diverse audiences or to research new ways to fix our planet, like you might at other schools.

LeapFrog’s $140 tablet includes some adaptive learning features

eSchool News

New tablet adjusts learning to young learners’ needs. LeapFrog has released a new Android-based tablet for young learners designed to scale learning activities as students grow, meaning it is capable of remembering curricular progress across games, automatically adjusting learning levels, and providing tutorials on demand for students when they struggle. The tablet, called Epic , is meant for students from pre-K to about nine years old.

LOC releases new Student Discovery Sets for tablets

eSchool News

Tablet sets cover women’s suffrage, Japanese American internment, and political cartoons. The Library of Congress is putting all of these historical documents, along with many more, in the hands of students and teachers through its three newest free, interactive ebooks for tablets. Digital Learning and Tools Mobile and Handheld Technologies News Top NewsPages from the scrapbooks of the activists who fought for women’s suffrage.

Ways to Get Technology into Your Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’ve been quite blessed to travel to over 20 countries and help teachers integrate technology even in places with very little funding. Often, we are not fortunate to work in schools that provide us with the budget to get the technology we want. If you have a passion for teaching with tablets, Chromebooks, or setting up a digital station then you have many ways to afford that dream. Ways to Get Technology for Your Classes from Shelly Terrell.

Review: Acer Tab 10 Gives Students the Best of Chromebooks and Tablets

EdTech Magazine

Review: Acer Tab 10 Gives Students the Best of Chromebooks and Tablets. Do we want a Chromebook or a tablet?” Now, school districts can have both with the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 , the world’s first tablet running the Chrome OS. . The device also is just the right size for taking notes or drawing with the included Wacom electromagnetic resonance stylus , which tucks away nicely inside the tablet’s lower left corner. . Why is EMR technology important?

Technology Brings All Students to School “Automagically”

edWeb.net

Technology, said Böttger, who is responsible for Workplace Experience Strategy for the Device Technology Group at Cisco, was the bridge to his son’s inclusion in the school environment. Parents worried whether their children would have access to technology.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools. However, we can only realize these equity-centered benefits when we use technology in innovative and powerful ways. To better understand how using technology can create equity in schools, we’ll outline how technology creates more equitable situations in the classroom. Three ways technology can help increase equity in schools.

Platform will beam lessons to rural schools via tablet

eSchool News

Mobiliya Edvelop, a digital classroom platform , is delivering remote lectures to rural schools in some corners of the world — providing tablets that help rural students tap into lessons taught in urban areas. Western China shows great educational and technological divides between its urban and rural centers. The CDRF envisioned using digital technologies to connect urban centers that had access to quality teachers and learning resources with distant rural schools and areas.