In addition to delivering millions of accessible e-books, Benetech released a set of resources aimed at helping publishers and other content creators understand how to make content accessible from the start.
Brian Lewis is no longer CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education, the ed tech organization announced this week. No reason was given for his departure.
In a national survey of more than 1,300 K-12 educators, laptops, Chromebooks and media tablets were chosen as the most valuable tools for teaching and learning, while mobile phones and smart watches were cited as the least useful (and most detested).
- By David Nagel, Dian Schaffhauser
While more than half of K–12 teachers say they use education technology in the classroom on a daily basis, with nine in 10 saying they do so at least weekly, only 15 percent of those teachers would give themselves an “A” in education technology skills, according to a recent University of Phoenix College of Education survey.
Apple unveiled the iPhone 7, 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 on Wednesday. The products should be available starting Sept. 16.
A newly launched website from KQED and the National Writing Project encourages teens to research, write and share letters on issues that matter to youth this presidential election.
Key Digital, which manufactures technology for HDTV, has introduced three new HDMI switchers that can enhance the use of campus-wide video distribution and digital signage.
The new partnership between Highline Public Schools and Discovery Education is part of the district’s plan to improve digital literacy skills for students.
A company that flips the flipped model has updated its software. Flipgrid, created by a professor at the University of Minnesota and produced by Minneapolis-based Vidku, allows instructors to set up queries for students who respond by posting videos they've made of themselves.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Fifty-nine percent of Americans who have completed or plan to do back-to-school shopping this year expect to buy tech products or tech accessories — an increase of 12 percent over last year, according to research released today from the Consumer Technology Association.