A couple of the ingredients that made ISTE 2016 unique were what the conference called “Poster” and “Playground.” Poster was an area of the Colorado Convention Center where teachers demonstrated technologies they’ve successfully used in the classroom. Playground featured hands-on workshops with educators and students exploring everything from mobile learning and games to virtual reality and the maker movement.
New software designed to allow teachers and students to create and share content on almost any connected device has been introduced to the education market.
Google this week is launching Cast, which allows users to share access to a classroom projector wirelessly even when they might be on different networks — without any additional device.
Classkick has expanded its collaborative assignment platform onto the Web. Previously, it was available only as an iOS app for iPad.
Students can connect and collaborate with industry professionals for free through Nepris.
WorldWideWhiteboard 6.0 offers several new distance learning options.
Give students a chance to connect with each other and be heard.
- By Jeff Knutson
ClassDojo, a communication platform for sharing classroom moments with parents and students, now allows school leaders to create online sharing communities for their whole school.
These standout apps make managing classroom workflow a snap.
Although Stephen Fry has left Twitter, the popular British actor and writer hasn't given up on social media altogether. Numerous sources have reported that Fry is involved in an education start-up being pitched as a "Pinterest for education." Pindex allows teachers, students and anybody else to create online pinboards for collecting "the best educational material."
- By Dian Schaffhauser