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.
The popular video game Angry Birds has been turned into a mobile app designed to help kids learn English. Finnish game developer Rovio Entertainment is collaborating with papagei.com, a video language learning platform, to create “Learn English with Angry Birds,” an app for iOS and Android devices.
Apple is donating various apple products to approximately 4,500 teachers and more than 50,00 students as part of a promise to help students acquire coding skills. The company is also launching a new program for teachers to learn to use the Apple products.
Laws in more than 20 states restrict or prohibit local governments from building their own broadband networks, according to a report released today by the Education Commission of the States.
A security technology company has just updated its flagship product for schools. Sergeant Laboratories announced a new release of AristotleInsight::K12, which provides technology for managing students as they work on their computing devices.
- By 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.
Today, the State Educational Technology Directors Association released a report featuring new goals for internet and wide area network services.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Apple unveiled the iPhone 7, 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 on Wednesday. The products should be available starting Sept. 16.
Special education educators now have access to a math-learning app, as part of an online catalog of apps for students in special education.
Educational technologists: listen to the teachers; they are asking you to help them to be more effective in creating and using digital curricula. In this blog post, then, we define the five functions that a blended learning platform must support — and challenge the ed tech community to build such a platform!
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway