Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 9:59am
VideoANT is a free tool for collaboratively annotating videos. I first wrote about VideoANT back in 2010. Recently, as I learned from Nathan Hall, VideoANT received a major facelift that makes it easier to use than it was before. The first improvement to note is that the service is now built on HTML5, which means that Flash is no longer needed.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 3:48pm
Despite earnest efforts like one laptop per child or Aakash tablets, why is it that ed-tech solutions touted by the mainstream press as innovative in developing countries seem entirely impractical in [these] settings? That's the hot-button question presented in a recent report, "Education Technology in India: Designing Ed-Tech for Affordable Private Schools [APS]."
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:53pm
Knox County (Tenn.) Schools has made a push to implement more technology in the classroom through its "School Technology Challenge." The program's mission is to have one technology device for each student and teacher. A total of 28 schools applied to be a part of the pilot initiative.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 3:45pm
Technology is so prevalent today, why not engage students in school with the same interactive devices and communication tools they love using? That’s the approach the Princeton City (Ohio) School District is taking to complement classroom instruction, and it is definitely working.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 12:25pm
Given the brutal wear and tear of a K12 environment, Lenovo has added features to its ThinkPad X131e Chromebook to protect the unit in case it is dropped, such as a rubber bumper around the top cover and stronger corners, and its hinges and hinge brackets are built to last more than 50,000 open/close cycles at school.