Technology in the Classroom
Forty percent of all devices worn on the wrist will be smartwatches by 2016, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner. That prediction follows a swell in the smartwatches available to consumers as the number of companies offering the devices has increased from just two a year ago to seven with a device either currently on the market or about to ship.
Lake County enlisted the help of Amplify School by Design (SxD), a software and consulting service designed to increase school efficiency and quality, which determined that the district could add instructional time by shifting the first and last bells of the day.
The American public has some very specific opinions about how teachers can become better at their jobs in helping K-12 students learn, according to a new survey from PDK and Gallup.
An education game-maker has rousted nine other organizations focused on game-based learning to jointly introduce Operation Play, a weeklong initiative to give educators ideas for introducing games into their classrooms.
Kaplan Test Prep, a major provider of test preparation products for the SAT exam and others, recently asked college admissions officers and high school students what they thought of the upcoming changes to the test. The company found that admissions officers were generally more supportive of the modifications than the students, and the difference of opinion surfaced in several areas.
Tomorrow is Constitution and Citizenship Day, when there is a federal observance of the adoption of the Constitution in 1787.
A science competition from Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association asks students to propose a new technology based on a problem that exists today for a shot at a $10,000 savings bond and other prizes.
LearnLaunch Accelerator, a Boston-based ed tech startup program, has opened for applications for the 2015 cohort.
Google is opening up its Google Maps Gallery service with an expanded array of historical and contemporary maps, as well as tools for students and educators that will allow them to create and edit their own maps.
Ed tech company Sibling Group Holdings will make all of its Blended Schools Network professional development courses available via Udemy.
Well-designed lessons, fun animations teach kids to play the recorder
Travel throughout the world, known and unknown, was made much easier and safer once the concept of latitude was understood.
ISTE will collaborate with the National Center for Literacy Education to provide expertise on the Common Core for professional learning, share resources with network members, develop a tool to guide alignment of instruction and learning activities to the standards, and publish examples on the NCLE and ISTE websites.
Between device loss or theft, idle malware introduced via smartphone update requests, rogue hotspots and poorly-coded apps, IT leaders in education need to start girding themselves for an onslaught of security problems related to the mobile devices carried by the students and staff they serve. According to Gartner, over the next year and through the end of 2015, more than three-quarters of mobile apps will fail "basic security tests."
Rosa Parks Middle School is part of the first wave of Montgomery County Public Schools to implement Chromebooks through the district's classroom technology integration initiative.
Today's video offers a preview of what's covered in the Chromebook (Samsung Series 3) Training series.
This document describes the security content of iOS 7.1.2.
Slice Fractions is a fun, innovative way to help kids build a strong conceptual understanding of fractions.
September 14 is the 200th anniversary of the writing of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” written by Francis Scott Key during the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812.