Whispercast allows schools to create groups and distribute digital textbooks via a setup wizard. Amazon’s Digital Transition Service for K-12 and higher education will assist with district-wide implementation. Purchase orders and purchase cards are now supported as well.Read more
[Originally posted on “Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice,” April 26th, 2015] Japanese teachers’ choice to use a chalkboard instead of an overhead projector (in the 1990s), or instead of computer-based slide presentations (in 2015), is more than simply a delayed reaction to adopt new devices. It reflects a thoughtful decision about which technology might best support particular learning opportunities for students.Read more
A weekly review of educational technology resources, issues, and news, curated by the Technology Assistance Group of the Hamilton County ESC.
This week’s articles and videos of note:
- Augmented Reality + Avatars + Video = Fun Storytelling
- Universal Design – Learning Revisted
- 4D Printing – Truncated Octahedron
- The Awkward Privacy Talk Parents Should Have with Their Kids
Technology programs expanding in Amherst and Tallmadge, new curriculum being introduced at Milford and CPS, and more in this month’s edTech news from around the state. (Above photo by Jackie Runion)
Lima, Ohio: A massive wireless project costing $287,000 is planned at the Amherst Schools this year.
Cincinnati, Ohio: New case-based learning curricula and classroom technology are set to enter 18 Cincinnati Public and Milford Exempted Village Schools this year.Read more