EdTech Weekly Digest - 3 (July 2014)


EdTech Weekly Digest - 3 (July 2014)

Welcome back to another edition of weekly digest, Lets get started lot to do in this summer i.e. next school year so we need to focus again on what change we going to bring in this new session.

Is Voxer your New Communication App?

Voxer is a walkie-talkie that one can download in their smartphone to send and receive picture, voice and text messages from other people. Voxer is available on Android, Windows and iOS. The conversation using this app is chronological and enables users to stay connected to like-minded people.

Why is Digital Citizenship Important? Even for Youngest Kids

So, how do you teach your students digital citizenship? Just watch this video, I found it on Twitter, see how young kids are learning digital citizenship. I guess this is a great way to teach and learn Digital Citizenship.

Promising EdTech Startups Selected in the 2014 Pearson Catalyst Program

This year in Pearson Catalyst program over 200 startups from 34 countries had applied, and among these startups only ten were finally selected to take part in 2014. Over the course of three months these startups will get access to the Pearson resources and will work with the brand closely.
Here is a list of 10 selected startups for the program, working on ten different tasks set by Pearson. :- Click here 

SIIA Releases 2014 Vision K-20 Survey Report

Survey highlights increasing need for technology in K-20 educational institutions. The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) releases the 2014 Vision K-20 Survey Report, its seventh annual national survey measuring U.S. educational institutions’ self-reported progress toward building a framework that embraces technology and e-learning.
The findings were presented at a press event during the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. The report suggests that K-20 education institutions are striving for more digital educational goals, which are increasingly reached through Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies.

Bett Asia Leadership Summit, Dec 3-4 2014, Singapore

The inaugural Bett Asia Leadership Summit is a cutting-edge conference that will bring together the leading decision makers and buyers within the education technology space from across Asia.
The Bett Asia Leadership Summit has been built around three core values:

  • Empowering education leaders
  • Championing innovation
  • Driving student outcomes

Top 10 Tools That Are Making Education Easier

The debate about the connection between technology and education is never-ending. There will always be two opposite sides on the table: some educators appreciate the old methods of teaching that involve ex cathedra classes, a lot of research in the library and other conventional methods of learning; while the new wave of educators that appreciate innovations are always on the side of technological improvements.
These 10 tools prove that today’s students have a lot to benefit from by implementing websites, tools, and apps into their learning methods.

About the Author
Author: Dr Rod BergerWebsite: http://www.mindrocketmediagroup.com/
Rod Berger, PsyD, is President and CEO of MindRocket Media Group serving the global education market. Dr. Berger has been a VP of Education for an edtech firm, Keynote Speaker, Brand Strategist and continues to teach college courses and each summer guests lectures at Vanderbilt University.
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