Weekly News Roundup: 4.2.15

By Cari Jackson 04.01.2015 blog

This week in EdTech news: Edutopia shares a roundup of high school iPad resources; EdWeek looks at collaboration between employers and educators; eSchool News looks at video conferencing in the classroom; Google introduces one tough laptop; and our EdTech blogger reports back from SXSWedu.

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12
Edutopia offers a curated guide to the best iPad apps to use in the classroom, as well as best practices and engaging activities. Teach your students how to make movies, prep for tests and organize their writing, all on a tablet.

Educators and Employers Team up to Create Career-Tech Programs
Edweek looks at the ways in which today’s career and technical education programs are working with local companies. Educators are tapping conversations with local employers for insights to guide curriculum and resources for supporting programs.

Schools Use Video Conferencing to Enhance Learning
eSchool News reports on a suite of resources released by Education Networks of America. The resources illustrate how school systems are using desktop and mobile video conferencing in innovative ways, for anywhere, anytime video communications.

Google Introduces a Laptop Designed to Be Abused
Elementary school students beat up on their technology. But now, EdSurge reports, Google has designed a laptop specifically for education, with 10 hours of battery life, a removable battery and a spill-resistant keyboard. It’s not 100% break-proof, but it’s tougher than most.

An EdTech Writer’s Overview of SXSWedu
Our EdTech blogger and Apple Distinguished Educator, Monica Burns, shares her experience at the education swoonfest, where the EdTech industry’s best and brightest converge to collaborate and share knowledge.


  1. Nate Hamilton

    Hey i watch your show everyday and i just wanted to know if you could do a shout-out to Pulaski Heights Middle School in Little Rock and i want you to know that HIV-Aids story that you covered yesterday was very emotional.

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