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Empowering Students with Mobile Device Charging Towers

Empowering Students with Mobile Device Charging Towers

Administrators at DeForest Area School District in Wisconsin found themselves facing an interesting situation as they adjusted to students bringing their laptops, tablets and smartphones to school as part an informal BYOD initiative. District officials quickly realized that with students using devices all day, they needed a simple and safe way to store and charge … Continue reading

Springfield Public Schools ‘IGNiTE’ Culture of Innovation Through 1:1 Initiative

Springfield Public Schools ‘IGNiTE’ Culture of Innovation Through 1:1 Initiative

Going 1:1 with mobile devices is no small feat for an individual classroom or school. Expand the initiative across an entire district, and logistical nightmares abound: infrastructure, maintenance, training, storage, security. The list goes on. So when the largest school system in Missouri introduced its district-wide 1:1 device plan, skepticism could have taken root. Instead, … Continue reading

How VR and AR are Helping Students Learn

How VR and AR are Helping Students Learn

Imagine how different your learning experience would’ve been if you could hold a beating heart when learning about anatomy, walk through the solar system when learning about planets, and take a trip to Australia to see a Kangaroo. Only Ms. Frizzle could take her kids on these trips in the Magic School Bus. Now today’s … Continue reading

The State of EdTech – Where are We?

The State of EdTech – Where are We?

We are in a time where technology has the power to transform the field of education. In the last decade alone, we’ve seen many technological advances in schools from interactive touch boards to 1:1 device deployment. The way today’s students learn is different than how tomorrow’s children will learn. Here is the current state of … Continue reading

6 Tips for Making the Most of iPad and Chromebook Carts

6 Tips for Making the Most of iPad and Chromebook Carts

Mobile device carts are used to charge, secure, store, and distribute tablets, Chromebooks, and other mobile devices—and in schools that do not have students take home their devices, they’ve become a mainstay and critical to any deployment. Unfortunately, a lot can go wrong when managing a large-scale deployment, hindering a seemingly solid technology initiative: a … Continue reading

One-to-One Computing Drives Growth in EdTech Market

One-to-One Computing Drives Growth in EdTech Market

Advances in K-12 learning technology and the popularity of one-to-one initiatives is expected to bring about big gains in the education IT market over the next three years.  A new report,  Education Technology Market in North America 2015-2019, published by global technology research and advisory company Technavio, indicates that the education technology market could reach … Continue reading

EdTech Hardware Spending Up 7%

EdTech Hardware Spending Up 7%

Futuresource Consulting recently published its annual strategic technology in education report, delivering a comprehensive view of the global education landscape. “Total universe spending in the global education technology hardware market in 2015 increased 7 percent to $15 billion from 2014,” says Colin Messenger, senior analyst at Futuresource Consulting. “Growth has been strong, with an additional … Continue reading

Google Accused of Tracking Student Data

Google Accused of Tracking Student Data

Last week the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a complaint with the FTC accusing Google of monitoring the online activity of students who use its Chrome browser. According to the EFF, Chromebooks sold to schools through Google’s education program have had their “Sync” feature enabled, which has allowed Google to track, store, and data mine records … Continue reading

iPad® or Chromebook™? Choosing the Right Device

iPad® or Chromebook™? Choosing the Right Device

Implementing a 1:1 initiative provides classrooms unrivaled access to technology, but involves diligent planning and many important decisions. One of the most critical decisions is choosing the right device. Understanding the budget, specifications, and how the devices will be used can help simplify the decision making process, and ensure schools choose the right device for … Continue reading