Posts Tagged ‘Ed Tech’

Filament CEO Shares Pros and Cons for Platform Development Strategies (EdSurge)

Posted on July 28th, 2014

PLATFORM PERILS: In an ideal world, your app will run on both the cutting-edge and old-school devices available in classrooms. But reality is different, and something that runs on a PC Firefox browser may not work on Chromebooks. Flexibility is important–but development cost isn’t cheap. Thankfully, Lee Wilson, CEO of Filament Games, breaks down the...

Cornering a Missed Pocket of the Ed-Tech Market (Entrepreneur)

Posted on July 24th, 2014

New technology is changing the way students learn. And as the ed-tech market grows, startups and big technology companies alike are jumping in to provide solutions to meet schools’ changing needs. Just how big is the opportunity? Pegged at an estimated $8 billion in 2013 by the Software & Information Industry Association, the education-technology market...

Three new developments in K-12 technology integration (eSchool News)

Posted on July 23rd, 2014

Annual survey reveals that mobile tech, online assessments are key issues Technology skills for students and educators are essential for college and workforce success, particularly in an increasingly global economy. But how does technology integration match up with education leaders’ goals? Bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives continue to increase across the...

An Interview with Tim Ridgway from Califone (TeacherCast)

Posted on July 15th, 2014

Tim Ridgway, vice president of marketing for Califone International,visits TeacherCast LIVE at ISTE 2014....

Q&A: UW’s Constance Steinkuehler Helps Shape Video Game Policy (The Cap Times)

Posted on July 15th, 2014

Constance Steinkuehler never joined the Obamas to play Dance Dance Revolution at Camp David, but for more than a year, she played an important role shaping the White House’s policy on video games. Steinkuehler, 43, an associate professor of education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, spent 2011-2012 shuttling back and forth to...

Califone Unveils Wireless Headphones for K-12 (T.H.E. Journal)

Posted on July 15th, 2014

Califone has unveiled a set of rechargeable wireless headphones designed for use in the classroom. The 901 Wireless Headphone features a 3.5 millimeter transmitter jack to listen to a computer, tablet or other mobile device. Other features include: Eight to 10 hours of use after each two-three hour charge; A cord for optional wired listening;...

Louisiana schools, libraries to get more federal funding for wi-fi in classrooms (The Times-Picayune)

Posted on July 14th, 2014

Louisiana schools will soon be able to tap into a $2 billion pool of federal money to improve wireless connectivity on their campuses. The Federal Communications Commission approved a plan Friday to funnel the money over two years towards high-speed wi-fi in public and private schools and in libraries. It’s part of the...

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