Education

6 Tips for Finding Great Educational Apps for Kids

Here’s a dirty secret the people who build apps for kids rarely talk about: Most so-called “educational” titles suck. It’s not that developers are trying to build crappy apps. It’s just insanely difficult to get them right.

Start the Year Right With 3 Free Tech Tools for High School Teachers

Between setting up a classroom and lesson planning, it can be difficult for them to stay up-to-date on the latest technology trends. New digital tools can make it easier for teachers to manage their class and more efficiently ​assess a student's behavior.

High-Tech Schools With Low-Tech Problems

What this mom found after enrolling her child in an online public school. The achievement problems of online K-12 schools may turn out to be surprisingly low-tech: teachers and families have different roles in a cyber school than in a traditional brick-and-mortar school.

GetSet Uses Natural Language Processing To Reduce College Drop-out Rates

While GetSet is taking an algorithmic approach to the drop-out problem, building a natural language processing (NLP) engine that asks students to feed it with data about their college aims and problems which it uses to match students to others who have similar goals/backgrounds or who had the same sort of issues previously and overcame them.

10 Best Chrome Apps for Students

As a new school year approaches, it’s time to start thinking about being productive. Chrome offers compelling apps that help you get things done, and they're all right in your browser.

Quick Key Closes $150K Investment on its Road to Revolutionizing Personal Instruction

The Quick Key app, available for free in the App Store, gives educators the ability to grade 10 quizzes in 30 seconds by turning their smartphones into optical scanners. The app analyzes the results of the quizzes on the teacher's device, and the data can be uploaded to educators' electronic grade book.

17 New Laws In 12 States Help Govern Educational Technology

Law makers are recognizing the need to create legislation to help navigate through the technological landscape. Data from the National Conference of State Legislatures reveals the new education technology policies that were passed into law in 2014.

How Google, Apple, and Other Tech Firms Envision Education

Classroom is the latest in Google’s lineup of products targeted to the education market. Google Play for Education, the company’s platform for teachers and school administrators to buy and manage apps and content is available on tablets and on Chromebooks, Google’s small, affordable, web-only laptops that are growing increasingly popular in classrooms.

Technology Education for Students Is Essential in Creating a Future STEM Workforce, and It Starts With Educating Teachers

While lack of funding and device scarcity is an obvious barrier to making digital device learning a universal, another issue linked to this digital divide is lack of teacher education and a fundamental understanding of how they can utilize these resources to implement curriculums and asses outcomes.

Pitfalls of BYOD in higher education

Despite the flexibility and opportunity for educational innovations that BYOD offers, the pitfalls are hard to dismiss. The problems stem from how students are using laptops in class and how multitasking on these devices affects their learning.

Beyond Smart Boards: Technologies shaping education

Developments in Common Core requirements have brought a new wave of technological innovations to the classroom. These trends go beyond conventional PowerPoints and Smart Boards, as teachers look to engage and inspire students with the latest technologies.

15 Cool Tech Tools For Education Market Differentiation

From 3-D visualization technology to using big data to prevent school tragedies to easy mobile solutions for campus engagement, there's a lot of options out there to help schools step ahead in technology.

How Howard County schools are harnessing teens' tech obsessions

Mt. Hebron High School algebra teacher Natalie Rau has flipped her classes. Now students learn at home and do their homework in school. The change is thanks to a “bring your own device” (BYOD) policy that Mt. Hebron and other Howard County high schools are piloting.

Technology Learning is Red Hot, and a Tricky Space for Funders

Private education technology investments, or "ed tech," hit $1.25 billion in 2013 -- the second-straight year of $1 billion plus invested. The Obama Administration also proposed $200 million to support improved use of technology in the classroom as part of its ConnectEDucators Program. Of course, also, many foundations and corporate funders are pouring big money into this area...

Airwolf Rolls Out Expandable Entry-Level 3D Printer for Education

Airwolf 3D has started shipping a new entry-level 3D printer that comes in around $2,300 and boasts a build envelope of 1,100 cubic inches.

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