News and Highlights from ISTE 2013

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ISTE is upon us once again! Educators and edtechies alike are gathering this week in San Antonio, Texas for the annual International Society for Technology in Education conference, one of the largest edtech conferences in the world. This year, more Continue reading

HP and Apple Vie for State-Wide Adoption of Laptops in Maine Schools; HP Triumphs

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Maine, the only state in the country who provides laptops to each and every student within its public schools, has chosen Hewlett Packard to be its preferred vendor under the Maine Learning My wife. Behind it works looks raised excellent Continue reading

Tweetables: Weekly Edtech News Fit to Tweet

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Technapex presents “Tweetables,” our roundup of the week’s top #edtech articles that are good enough to tweet. Follow us on Twitter: @Technapex Khan Academy to Focus on Common Core Math with Private Grant @KhanAcademy receives $2.2M private grant to align Continue reading

Pearson, Microsoft, and Barnes & Noble Join Forces to Form an “Online Education Dream Team”

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Last week, Pearson, Microsoft, and Barnes & Noble announced a partnership that, according to the Wall Street cialis generic online Journal, have analysts saying the three companies are poised to become an “online education dream team.” Pearson will invest $89.5 Continue reading

In Today’s Shocking News of the Week, Google’s Tools are Useful

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Google announced this week that its Apps for Education suite is now being used by 20 million students, faculty members, and staff around the world, but I’m not convinced that it’s anything more than a clever marketing ploy. While Google Continue reading

Microsoft’s Plan to Boost Number of STEM-Educated Workers

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As we know, there’s a lot of hype surrounding STEM learning in our country: the STEM crisis, women in STEM, innovations in STEM learning, STEM on YouTube, the shift from STEM to STEAM. Now, Microsoft appears to be the latest Continue reading

Student Team Produces Sign Language-to-Speech Device

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The winners of the 2012 Imagine Cup by Microsoft have been announced. The cup is an annual student technology competition that invites eligible candidates to conjure solutions that address each year’s particular theme. This year’s theme: Imagine a world where Continue reading

Microsoft Keeps Up Cloud-Based Momentum for Educators

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Microsoft launched Office 365 for Education at the 2012 ISTE conference in San Diego, a cloud-based productivity and collaboration platform. The education edition is identical to the commercial version, but is offered free for institutions from elementary schools to universities. Continue reading

Big Names in Education and Tech Speak at Microsoft CEO Summit

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The 2012 Microsoft CEO Summit presented a panel on Innovation in Education and featured three prominent voices in education and technology. Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, the founder of the Khan Academy Sal Khan, and Kaplan’s Chief Learning Officer Bror Saxberg Continue reading

[INFOGRAPHIC] Our Future Demands STEM

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As a student at Cal, it feels like every other person I meet is majoring in something related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). So when I came across this infographic created by Microsoft, I was very surprised at Continue reading