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Key strategies for tablet success | eSchool News | eSchool News

Key strategies for tablet success | eSchool News | eSchool News | EdTech | Scoop.it
What are the key strategies for ensuring your district tablet initiative is a success? Find out here.
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iPad Declines as Samsung, Lenovo Tablets Push Forward -- THE Journal

iPad Declines as Samsung, Lenovo Tablets Push Forward -- THE Journal | EdTech | Scoop.it
Shipments of Apple's iPad have fallen off 13 percent so far this year. Meanwhile, according to a new report, Samsung's tablet shipments have increased 26 percent in the first half of 2014.
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Gaming in education: 'We don’t need no stinking badges' | eSchool News | eSchool News

Gaming in education: 'We don’t need no stinking badges' | eSchool News | eSchool News | EdTech | Scoop.it
Educators and and game designers say that gaming in education is not about simply adding games to a class, but designing a class as a game.
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As clock ticks, experts propose online assessment to-do checklist

As clock ticks, experts propose online assessment to-do checklist | EdTech | Scoop.it
At least one midwestern district is ready—or at least thinks it’s ready—for what most states are calling Common Core assessments.
The Metropolitan School District of Warren Township, Ind., an urban d
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iRead - Digital Foundational Reading Program for K-2

iRead - Digital Foundational Reading Program for K-2 | EdTech | Scoop.it
Scholastic iRead is a digital foundational reading program for K-2 that closes the acheivement gap before it begins. Learn more & sign up for free information.
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The 10 Biggest Trends in Ed Tech -- THE Journal

The 10 Biggest Trends in Ed Tech -- THE Journal | EdTech | Scoop.it
Our panel of experts declare which products and practices are heating up, and which are losing steam.
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IDC on Tablet Market Share in Education: Dominance Can Be Fleeting -- THE Journal

IDC on Tablet Market Share in Education: Dominance Can Be Fleeting -- THE Journal | EdTech | Scoop.it
When Tim Cook announced that 94 percent of all tablets in education were iPads, plenty of jaws dropped. But there's more to the story.
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Education Technology: Apps in the Middle School Classroom

Education Technology: Apps in the Middle School Classroom | EdTech | Scoop.it

Karin has three kids, two in middle school. Like most people who live with or teach kids this age, she knows that what’s in now will be passé in a day, and that few kids want to admit that school can be cool. So when her daughter came home from a friend’s house chattering about life in Jamestown in colonial days, Karin was eager to know what sparked this enthusiasm. Perhaps she should have guessed: It was an iPad app. Karin looked up the Early Jamestown history app in the App Store (it’s free), and she found other interactive history apps there as well. Maybe one of them will also interest her kids."


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Chris Carter's curator insight, March 26, 2013 3:02 AM

Nicely targeted for the middle school (Mandarin = chu zhong) field.

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As Deasy’s fate in L.A. remains uncertain, other districts continue to move ahead in tech purchases - The Hechinger Report

As Deasy’s fate in L.A. remains uncertain, other districts continue to move ahead in tech purchases - The Hechinger Report | EdTech | Scoop.it
With the tenure of L.A. Unified School District’s school superintendent John Deasy in doubt, school officials across the U.S. say they have already learned one major lesson from the city’s botched iPad rollout: Classroom technology is here to stay, but it is important to choose wisely. “There are recipes for success out there, and there …
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What's Really Wrong With Google?

What's Really Wrong With Google? | EdTech | Scoop.it
Google is the 52nd richest company in the world, exceeding even Facebook at 510th place. The word "google" has even become a verb. What's not to like?

Well... Google often fails to serve people who search it or the people trying to get the...
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Renaissance Learning Clinches $1.1 Billion Deal (EdSurge News)

Renaissance Learning Clinches $1.1 Billion Deal (EdSurge News) | EdTech | Scoop.it
Less than a month ago, Renaissance Learning, owned by Permira Fund, raised $40 million from Google Capital at a $1 billion valuation.Today, Permira will be getting that amount--and a bit more. Hellman & Friedman, a private equity firm based in San Francisco, is shelling out $1.1 billion to acqui
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Device & Conquer: SLJ's 2013 Tech Survey - The Digital Shift

Device & Conquer: SLJ's 2013 Tech Survey - The Digital Shift | EdTech | Scoop.it
As education technology has evolved, so, too, have the kinds of digital tools that school librarians use with their students. More than 750 school librarians responded to SLJ’s survey, representing K–12 public and private schools across the country. According to the data, they make the most of what they have, learning one day and sharing that knowledge the next.
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Chromebooks now account for 22% of computers in schools in the US

Chromebooks now account for 22% of computers in schools in the US | EdTech | Scoop.it
According to the latest statistics about what computers are being used in schools around the country, Google's Chromebooks account for about 22% of all computers in the classroom.
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Education Technology: Flipping the Classroom | Digital Book World

Education Technology: Flipping the Classroom | Digital Book World | EdTech | Scoop.it
Teachers nationwide are experimenting with new educational technologies. From iPads in schools to e-textbooks, technology is making it possible for teachers to

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What are your school districts doing to keep up with technology? #byod

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Flipping the Classroom

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Note: This was bit of a plug for McGraw-Hill...They found that using online materials outside of class and working on problems in the classroom was effective-both for students and faculty..