Posts Tagged ‘Ed Tech’

Creating a Visitor Management System (Scholastic Administrator)

Posted on April 7th, 2015

In America today, more than 80 percent of schools use pencil and paper to track visitors entering school buildings. In practice, this is the equivalent of leaving the back door open to the public. Pencil-and-paper tracking has several inherent flaws. At the most basic level, nothing compels an individual to write down...

As Market Surges, Schools Struggle to Find the Best Tech Products (The Hechinger Report)

Posted on March 24th, 2015

Five middle school students in Elizabeth, Pa., stand in a darkened room over a pie chart projected on the floor. Using motion-sensor wands, they manipulate sections of the circle, making pieces representing one-eighth and one-twenty-fourth. In the Ridley School District, students sit in the hallways tapping out homework assignments on their cellphones...

Tech Tools: Hear it All (Scholastic Administrator)

Posted on March 6th, 2015

As classes get bigger, the danger is that the teacher won’t be heard by all, butCalifone’s VoiceSaver PA283 can make sure everyone can listen in. The $150 kit is all you need to get the word out with a 3-watt amplifier and built-in speaker that can be clipped on a belt and connects...

Cloud-based Edsby snags Michael Fullan for board (Education Dive)

Posted on March 5th, 2015

Dr. Michael Fullan, a Canadian educational researcher and the former dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), has been selected to sit on the board of Edsby, a cloud-based K-12 learning management system. Read more…...

Catapult Game Teaches Standards-Based Engineering Basics (T.H.E. Journal)

Posted on February 27th, 2015

A new game from Filament Games promises to teach students engineering concepts and problem-solving skills by allowing them to design (and redesign) a catapult for pitching water balloons. “Backyard Engineers” challenges players to create the optimal catapult by manipulating mechanical elements on the device for maximizing movement, accuracy, range and “damage” in order to...

Report Estimates U.S. EdTech at $8.38 Billion (Education World)

Posted on February 25th, 2015

The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) released its annual report which estimates an evaluation for the EdTech industry in the United States.  The “2014 U.S. Education Technology Industry Market: PreK-12 Report” covers any and all EdTech outside of hardware, which includes apps, online learning...

Testing Is Biggest Moneymaker for Education Technology Vendors (T.H.E. Journal)

Posted on February 25th, 2015

Software vendors and publishers raked in $2.5 billion on digital assessment products in the United States in the 2012-2013 school year, according to estimates released this week by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA). The total market for software and content in U.S. preK-12 education was up by $480 million to $8.38 billion....

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