ISTE just announced the keynotes for this year's conference! Three unique presentations will be made by actress and Save the Children ambassador America Ferrera, author, speaker and agent of social change Kevin Carroll, and biology teacher and 2013 National Teacher of the Year Jeffrey Charbonneau. Additional information about the conference and keynotes is in the release below, and note that super-early bird registration for the conference closes on March 31!
Underscoring its leadership in the projector market, Epson America, Inc. today announced it continues to hold the number one position in North America for 2013. According to PMA Research, the worldwide market information experts on front projectors, Epson continued momentum in the market by growing its overall North America market share to 39 percent in units in 2013, representing a five-point increase year-over-year and the largest share growth of any manufacturer.
With positive revenue growth four years in a row, Epson had the largest total revenue increase in the North American projector market in 2013 with a 24 percent share, which represents a nearly six-point increase year-over-year.
Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions, today announced that it is offering new, dual credit general education courses through a partnership with Sophia, a company that creates online courses designed to promote subject-area mastery and engage students who are ready to take on college-level work.
Students will now be able not only to challenge themselves academically, but also to save valuable time and money by jumpstarting their college careers. The American Council on Education’s (ACE) College Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has recommended credit for all of the courses, making the credits eligible for potential transfer to over 2,000 colleges and universities.
**Please Note** After posting this editorial I have received multiple accounts of
teachers and schools who have had very negative experiences with the LearnPad.
Some were sent via email, and some are posted in the comments below. I would urge any educational organization to consider these accounts prior to making a purchase.
Over the past few months, we’ve mentioned the LearnPad Tablet from Educational Resources several times. The tablet is designed specifically for classrooms and is ready to be put to use right out of the box. And, while the LearnPad is the winner of multiple education technology awards, I have been curious to hear specific feedback from actual classrooms to find out how the device functions in the field.
Fortunately, thanks to Marcia Feltes, the technology teacher at St. Peter School in Geneva, IL, I was given just such an opportunity.
Author’s Bio: Ross Smythe is the chief concept developer at Teknowledge Mobile Studio. He regularly writes on the web, specifically on various topics related to education technology. In the post, he explores edtech trends around the globe.
The worldwide education system presents a highly polarised picture. While students from most Western countries (particularly the UK and the US) generally have easy access to higher education and related technological aides, the scenario is quite the opposite in many developing nations. UNESCO, some time back, reported that well over 60 million kids from third-world countries were not even enrolled in primary schools.
The school-dropout figure, from Asia alone, stands at nearly 15 million - a remarkable stat in itself. Fortunately, education technology has started to penetrate these so-called "poorer" communities over the past few years. In this post, we will analyze some of the chief trends in the use of technology for study purposes in the developing countries:
Author’s Bio: Ross Smythe is the chief concept developer at Teknowledge Mobile Studio. He regularly writes on the web, specifically on various topics related to education technology. In the post, he explores mobile apps that help with studying.
For secondary school and college-bound students, making enough time for studying on a daily basis can be rather challenging. Recent research shows that most students get only three hours every day, to actually devote to his/her texts, notes and references at home. Courses are, admittedly, large - and it is not unnatural for a young learner to feel rather bogged down by the seemingly huge study-pressure. This is precisely where the value of the following time-management mobile apps comes in to play:
Huntington Station, NY and Orange, CT., March 12, 2014 -- Teq, a leading educational technology and professional development company, today announced that it was selected by Southern Connecticut Hebrew Academy (SCHA) to roll out two NAO academic robots for use by its more than 200 students. SCHA is the first Jewish Day School to purchase the NAO humanoid robot.
Epson Introduces PowerLite Pilot 2 for Centralized AV Switching and Control of Classroom Multimedia Devices
Epson today introduced the PowerLite® Pilot™ 2 Projector Connection and Control Box, a comprehensive, user-friendly solution that consolidates connections and centralizes control of multimedia sources for educators using Epson’s short throw and ultra-short throw classroom projectors. Wall mounted for added convenience and eliminating the need for a handheld remote control, the PowerLite Pilot 2 easily integrates into today’s classroom.
SAM-1™ Smart Aqua Meter Transforms Smart Devices into Lab or Portable pH, ORP, Conductivity and Temperature Meters
Garden Grove, California (March 12, 2014) – The SAM-1™ Smart Aqua Meter from Sensorex harnesses the convenience of handheld smart devices to measure and record pH, ORP, conductivity and temperature values. Compatible with both Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, SAM-1 gives students the ability to make hands-on, accurate analytical measurements in the classroom or field.
The fourth annual Serious Play Conference will be held at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles Tuesday – Thursday, July 22 – 24, 2014. Games are revolutionizing the way we learn, and this conference gives game industry luminaries, enthusiasts and academic leaders the opportunity to discuss the use of games in the education, healthcare, military, government, corporate and nonprofit sectors.
Here you can find the Round Up's collection of editorial pieces and press releases where we will discuss the latest trends and ideas in educational technology