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Why tablets are failing miserably in higher education

Why tablets are failing miserably in higher education | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
While Apple and Google are fighting a FUD war for the hearts and minds of K-12 campuses, there's one area of education that neither has been able to penetrate with success: higher ed. Specifically, I'm referring to the conglomerate of colleges and universities across the US (and likely abroad).
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5 Tools For The Device Agnostic Classroom - Edudemic

5 Tools For The Device Agnostic Classroom - Edudemic | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Selecting apps and planning projects in a BYOD can be a formidable endeavor. What device does Gavin have? Does this website work on Caroline’s iPad? Is there a comparable collage or cartoon application on Hayden’s device? “Device Agnostic” tools can alleviate the stress that is associated with student performance tasks in a BYOD. “A device-agnostic …
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First Holocaust Learning Centre in Romania Opens in the Cellar of Elie Wiesel’s Childhood Home

First Holocaust Learning Centre in Romania Opens in the Cellar of Elie Wiesel’s Childhood Home | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
- Holocaust Cellar will “ensure that humanity never forgets the evil that took place there,” says Prof. Elie Wiesel. - - “I am honored and deeply moved that my cherished home in Sighet has become a...
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Makers in the Classroom: A How-To Guide

Makers in the Classroom: A How-To Guide | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Making + K-12 schools = an opportunity for deeper learning
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How can schools close the technology gap and how much will it cost? - Hechinger Report

How can schools close the technology gap and how much will it cost? - Hechinger Report | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Reaching the goal of putting every teacher and student on an Internet device, and making sure it can actually connect to the Internet, will require a major financial investment: Billions of dollars, experts say. “When you look at how much is spent on technology in education as opposed to every other field, it’s minuscule,” said …
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Rethinking education: how technology is drastically changing how we learn

Rethinking education: how technology is drastically changing how we learn | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Following the success of BAFTA award-winning D-Day: As It Happens, Digit reflects on the opportunities to leverage technology to truly bring educational content to life
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13in MacBook Air review, Apple's MacBook Air 2014 reviewed - Review

13in MacBook Air review, Apple's MacBook Air 2014 reviewed - Review | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Apple's new 2014 version of the MacBook Air isn't all that different to last year's model, apart from when it comes to price.
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When it comes to iOS productivity, delight can trump efficiency

When it comes to iOS productivity, delight can trump efficiency | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Too often we hear that the iPad isn't good for productivity, but David Sparks thinks that argument doesn't take into account the delight we experience.
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Mac Gems: Deckset excels at presentation minimalism

Mac Gems: Deckset excels at presentation minimalism | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Though it trades more in plain text than flashy transitions, Deckset is an excellent tool for making beautifully minimal presentations.
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Six myths about tech entrepreneurs

Six myths about tech entrepreneurs | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
A young male who was born to be an entrepreneur drops out from a computer-science program at a prestigious university. He meets a powerful venture capitalist who is so enamored with his idea that he gives him millions of dollars to build his technology. Then comes the multibillion-dollar IPO. That’s the Hollywood version of Silicon Valley. But it is as far from reality as is Disneyland. Entrepreneurship is never that easy and the stereotype of the start-up founder is not representative of the technology world. Yes, there are a few, such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, who made it big. But they are the outliers — and they too don’t fit the stereotype. Here are six myths about what it takes to make it: Entrepreneurs are born, not made This is a common belief. Venture capitalist Fred
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Hooked on Phonics app for free

Hooked on Phonics app for free | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Those of you who are looking for reading apps to help your kids, one app which may have caught your attention recently was the Hooked on Phonics app for iPhone and iPad, considered to be …
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Free iPad apps worth downloading today as new iPad Air detail leaks

Free iPad apps worth downloading today as new iPad Air detail leaks | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Free iPad apps worth downloading today include the free iPad app “SimpleRockets” (regularly $1.99), which is also compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. Plus, n
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Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch (2014)

Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch (2014) | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
The latest 13-inch Apple MacBook Air updates one of the best ultraportables around making it faster and more powerful, while proving that some things don't need to change at all.
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US Charges Chinese Military Hackers in '21st Century Burglary'

US Charges Chinese Military Hackers in '21st Century Burglary' | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Five Chinese military officers were indicted by the U.S. today and charged with hacking U.S. companies to steal industry secrets about nuclear and solar power in what one official called "21st century burglary."
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Prodigy Math Game

Prodigy Math Game | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Prodigy is a free math game for Grades 1 - 8 that kids absolutely love! Learn over 300 critical math skills in our self-paced math game.
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Apple released OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 today, which includes support for 4k screens, contact and calen

Apple released OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 today, which includes support for 4k screens, contact and calen | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Apple released OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 today, which includes support for 4k screens, contact and calendar syncing over USB, and improved reliability for VPN connections. You can download it from the App Store right now.
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Eight Ways To Build Blended Learning Class Culture

Eight Ways To Build Blended Learning Class Culture | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
How to get students to value and care about the work they do online
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SF schools trading textbooks for technology

SF schools trading textbooks for technology | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
San Francisco public schools are moving away from textbooks and toward technology one tablet at a time. Following a successful pilot program this school year...
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Microsoft's Office for iPad apps notch 27M downloads in 46 days

Microsoft's Office for iPad apps notch 27M downloads in 46 days | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
After a highly anticipated launch in late March, Microsoft's Office for iPad suite of productivity apps is still going strong in the iOS App Store after having accumulated some 27 million downloads as of Monday.
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Mac OS X 10.10 preview - Review

Mac OS X 10.10 preview - Review | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Here's a preview of what to expect from Mac OS X 10.10 ahead of its June unveiling at WWDC 2014.
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iOS 8 changes we'd like to see: Mail

iOS 8 changes we'd like to see: Mail | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
With iOS 8 likely coming later this year, it's time to talk about the changes and improvements we'd like to see in the next version of iOS. Today we cover Mail.
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Free iPad apps worth downloading today as new iPad Air detail leaks

Free iPad apps worth downloading today as new iPad Air detail leaks | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
Free iPad apps worth downloading today include the free iPad app “SimpleRockets” (regularly $1.99), which is also compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. Plus, n
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Technology geared toward the very young presents promise and pitfalls

Technology geared toward the very young presents promise and pitfalls | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
As companies literally hook up technology to humans right out of the chute, wearable sensors for babies are the tip of an onslaught of apps and tablet-based learning platforms now accompanying kids through adolescence and fueling a national debate.
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2 Reasons the Tablet Boom Might Be Over (AAPL, AMZN, GOOG)

2 Reasons the Tablet Boom Might Be Over (AAPL, AMZN, GOOG) | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
A bunch of 2-year-old kids could be just one of the problems facing the tablet business. - Chad Henage - Tech and Telecom
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Gravesend’s I.S. 228 to combat school bullying with new hi-tech prevention software  

Gravesend’s I.S. 228 to combat school bullying with new hi-tech prevention software   | Educational Technology - Yeshiva Edition | Scoop.it
A Brooklyn public school that declared war on bullying five years ago is taking its fight to a new level.
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