Natl Council of Teachers of English say “no,” even if there's new software that says “yes.”
Can Computers Really Grade Essay Tests? Valerie Strauss, Washington Post
in Classroom Tech, News, Op-Ed | Permalink
Wikispaces Classroom gives teachers a clean set of tools to help students set up blogs.
Wikispaces Leans In (To The Classroom), Betsy Corcoran, edSurge
in Classroom Tech, News | Permalink
With Learning Catalytics, Pearson is essentially acquiring a student response system.
Pearson Acquires Flipped Classroom Managers, Learning Catalytics, Rip Empson, TechCrunch
in Classroom Tech, Investment, Pearson, Top Hat Monocle | Permalink
Platform lets teachers create, share presentations with students’ mobile devices in realtime.
Nearpod Gets $1.5M From NewSchools, Rip Empson, TechCrunch
in Amplify, Classroom Tech, Desmos, Investment, NSVF, Top Hat Monocle | Permalink
Amplify will not just sell curriculum on their tablet, but also infrastructure for students’ data.
News Corp. Has a Tablet for Schools, Amy Chozick, New York Times
in Amplify, Classroom Tech, Joel Klein, News, News Corp, Wireless Generation | Permalink
Co. betting schools will fork over a pretty penny to get blended learning thru a custom tablet.
News Corp’s Ed Tablet the Bureaucratic Fit Schools Need, Ferenstein & Empson, TechCrunch
in Amplify, Classroom Tech, Joel Klein, Khan Academy, News, News Corp, Wireless Generation | Permalink
An analytics platform helps teachers gather & assess data on student performance.
Kickboard Raises $2 Million from New Markets Ventures, Molly Gerth, Technaplex
in Classroom Tech, Investment | Permalink
Software designed to improve student behavior thru clear expectations, tracking, rewards.
LiveSchool raises $1.65M From Nashville Capital, Jamie McGee, Nashville Business Journal
It's designed to make life easier for academic IT administrators.
Lenovo Ruggedizes ThinkPad Chromebook For Schools, Thomas Claburn, Information Week
in Classroom Tech, Google, News | Permalink
Evolving from interactive whiteboards to mobile, multi-purpose apps, 6+ products compete.
SmartBoard, Make Way for Educreations, Katrina Schwartz, Mind/Shift
in Apps, Classroom Tech, News | Permalink
"XO-3...may emerge in constituent parts rather than as a whole," Negroponte said.
OLPC Cancels Xo-3 Tablet, Agam Sheh, Network World
Former Blackboard EVP to launch a Mint.com for Education.
Always Prepped Grabs $650K from True Ventures, Rip Empson, TechCrunch
Tony Wagner will Keynote the upcoming EdTechTeacher iPad Summit.
The Global Search for Education: Education Technology, C.M. Rubin, Huff Post
in Apps, Classroom Tech, Who's Who | Permalink
Goalbook is a mobile platform for special ed teachers to manage individual learning plans.
NSVF Invests in Goalbook, NSVF News
in Apps, Classroom Tech, Investment, NSVF | Permalink
Common Core assessments require tablets with screen size of at least 9.5 inches. Mini is 7.9"
Is the iPad Mini Too Small for the Classroom, Kirstin Winkler, Big Think
in Apple, Classroom Tech, News | Permalink
Stories on Jack West, Adam Bellow, James Sanders, Sam Chaudhary, Shelly Blake-Plock...
Bringing Classroom Experience to Ed Tech, Katrina Schwartz, Mind/Shift
in ClassDojo, Classroom Tech, News | Permalink
Desmos is known for its web-based graphing calculator for today’s wireless classrooms.
Google Ventures Backs Math Eduation Startup Desmos, Getting Smart
in Classroom Tech, Desmos, Google, Investment | Permalink
Gamified classroom mgt platform ClassDojo releases iOS app, android app to follow.
ClassDojo's New App Lets Teachers Give Real-Time Feedback, Ki Mae Heussner, GigaOM
in Apps, ClassDojo, Classroom Tech, Gamification, News | Permalink
Historically edtech added to teaching burdens. That’s about to change, say etech proponents.
The Tech-Driven Classroom is Here, But Grades are Mixed, James Marshall Crotty, Forbes
in Apple, Classroom Tech, McGraw-Hill, News, Pearson | Permalink
Top Hat Monocle, Echo360, MentorMob--edtech startups are moving into classrooms.
Teachers Get Techy, Sarah Max, Time
in Classroom Tech, News, Top Hat Monocle | Permalink
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