A new survey reveals that an overwhelming majority of parents (92 percent) say they need a roadmap to help navigate tech usage on a day-to-day basis. The survey, released by kids’ cable TV network Sprout, also finds that there’s a common feeling of “tech shaming” among parents, with 59 percent saying they feel judged by other parents over their kids’ screen time.
The global classroom displays market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 30.04 percent during the period 2016-2020, according to a new report by Dublin-based firm Research and Markets.
PBS Kids is launching its first tablet — the Playtime Pad. Produced by electronics company Ematic, the 16 GB children’s tablet is designed to provide a one-stop destination for PBS Kids’ educational content, with more than 25 games and 120 video clips and music videos pre-loaded, along with more than 100 hours of video on the PBS Kids video app.
Video creation platform Camtasia has been updated with new features designed to enable instructors to make their videos more professional looking.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
A new report from Deloitte found that 90 percent of students use digital learning materials at home, while 88 percent of parents and 84 percent of teachers want more at-home digital content to supplement what is being taught in the classroom.
While the book publishing, music publishing and video publishing industries have transitioned successfully from atoms to bits, not so for K-12. Indeed, in K-12 it is early – and confusing – days in transitioning from atom-based textbooks to bit-based digital curricula.
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Promethean Planet’s lessons and resources designed for interactive whiteboards are now available in the ClassFlow MarketPlace.
Epson today has released its iProjection App for Chromebooks, enabling students and teachers to wirelessly display content from Chromebooks onto Epson Brightlink interactive projectors and most PowerLite projectors.
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.