Posts Tagged ‘Ed Tech’

E-Rate Changes Prompt New Voice Options for Schools (eSchool News)

Posted on August 27th, 2014

If the Federal Communications Commission has its way, the eRate no longer will support voice services within the next five years, including plain old telephone service, toll-free service, and even voice over IP (VoIP). This change could have a dramatic effect on school district budgets—and it likely will force school business and...

Robots and Humans (Connections+)

Posted on August 25th, 2014

The traditional vision of a robot has not changed much in generations. Humanoid-looking beings with various combinations of heads, torsos, arms, legs, flashing lights and synthesized voices have long dominated the images we see in popular culture. Because life imitates art, it is what we have been seeing in the real world,...

Cool Tool | 901 Wireless Headphone (EdTech Digest)

Posted on August 14th, 2014

A new wireless headphone from Califone connects multiple users with a single transmitter to help meet the goals of the Common Core State Standards. The rechargeable device connects students to listening activities on computers, laptops, tablets and other mobile devices. With a 20’ wireless listening range and no limit on how many users...

10 Sites for Online/Educational Tutorials (Tech & Learning)

Posted on August 14th, 2014

Online tutorials or walk-throughs are great for self-paced learning.  People have been using Google and YouTube to learn how to do things for a long time.  However, there are also sites specifically dedicated to online learning and helping people learn all kinds of subjects.  This list is in alphabetical order. Atomic Learning -...

A $5 Billion Bounty: How to Use eRate Support for Wi-Fi (eSchool News)

Posted on August 13th, 2014

The FCC’s new eRate rules set aside $5 billion over the next five years for the equipment needed to extend broadband access within schools and libraries, including routers, switches, wireless access points, wireless controllers, and other Wi-Fi equipment. The new rules include changes that will spread this funding to a large number of applicants,...

Five Tips to Find the Right Ed-tech Partner for Your School District (eSchool News)

Posted on August 7th, 2014

It’s happened – your school is transitioning from traditional print-based instruction to digital curriculum. You have the support and perhaps even the funds to support the transformation to a technology-enhanced learning environment, but with thousands of products, vendors and resources available how do you choose what will work for your district? While...

Technology in the Classroom: What’s New? (School Planning & Management)

Posted on August 4th, 2014

Basic technology Some technologies are rather basic, but are still making advances. Some of these are offered by companies like Anchor Audio, Inc., and provide a number of products, including large, yet portable, sound systems that are particularly useful for plays and other events in auditoriums. “Since our products are battery-powered, set-up...

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