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EdTech Showcase


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EdTech Showcase


From the classroom to the conference room,

Eight Bit Studios is helping educators and organizations use technology to make people smarter and more productive.


An immersive iOS learning experience powered by people who live in code and love to teach.

Eight Bit’s own Don Bora is CoFounder and Chief Instructor at Mobile Makers Academy — an intense bootcamp that prepares beginners for careers as iOS developers.


Candor helps teams generate ideas and make decisions.

Here are a few companies using the Candor app conceived by Loran Nordgren and built by Eight Bit Studios:


Hive Learning Networks champion digital skills and web literacy through connected learning.

Eight Bit Studios delivered branding, UX, design, and app development 


Wowzers is a game-based Math Solution for Grades K-8.

The Eight Bit team delivered UX, design, and frontend development.


MyChild provides schools with Quick, Easy, Online Daily Sheets and Email Reports for Parents.

The Eight Bit team delivered Branding, UX, Research, & Design


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EdTech Benefits


Technology is a critical part of learning and teaching in today’s classrooms,” commented Alicia Levi, PBS Education. “Teachers today need access to high-quality digital content to keep pace with schools’ investment in interactive whiteboards, tablets and other devices to maximize the educational benefits of technology in classrooms.

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EdTech Benefits


Technology is a critical part of learning and teaching in today’s classrooms,” commented Alicia Levi, PBS Education. “Teachers today need access to high-quality digital content to keep pace with schools’ investment in interactive whiteboards, tablets and other devices to maximize the educational benefits of technology in classrooms.

Classroom Benefits

The majority of teachers link educational technology to benefits allowing them to:
 

  • 74% - Demonstrate something I can’t show in any other way

  • 74% - Motivate students to learn

  • 73% - Respond to a variety of learning

  • 69% - “Do much more than ever before” for my students

  • 65% - Demonstrate something I can’t show in any other way
     

SOURCE: A National survey conducted by PBS Learning, that polled pre-K-12 US teachers on their technology practices in classrooms.


Business Benefits

Organizations with a strong learning culture significantly outperform their peers:

 

  • 46% more likely to be first to market

  • 37% greater employee productivity

  • 34% better response to customer needs 

  • 26% greater ability to deliver “quality products” 

  • 58% more prepared to meet future demand 

  • 17% more likely to be market share leader
     


SOURCE: Bersin J. (2012). Building the Borderless and Agile Workplace, Bersin & Associates (2012).

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EdTech Trends


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EdTech Trends


Above CC Image courtesy of Brad Flickinger on Flickr

Over 41.7% percent of global Fortune 500 companies now use some form of educational technology for training.

according to a 2013 Kineo study.


5 Top Trends in Education Technology

As reported by Inc.com
 

  • Online corporate learning.

  • Skills measurement. 

  • Alternative learning styles. 

  • Online competency-based training.

  • Flipped-learning tech.

CC Infographic Courtesy of Envisioning

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EdTech Talk


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EdTech Talk


Above CC Image courtesy of Brad Flickinger on Flickr

Still Need Help With The FOIL Method - Meet Wowzers - Pioneers of Personalized Learning

Today's interview is with Andrew Howard, Co-Founder and Sara Trice, Lead Developer, Wowzers. Wowzers is a complete cloud-based solution for 3-8th grade math studies.  The Wowzers platform gives teachers a platform to help them curate learning for a student and spend less time grading papers and creating worksheets.  The platform provides students with creative and immersive ways to understand math concepts at a level customized to the students abilities.  

 

A Nun & Priest Birth The Future of Learning - Bytes Over Bagels Presents The Story of David Vinca, Founder eSpark Learning

Interview with David Vinca, CEO and Founder, and Luke Shepard, CTO, of eSpark Learning. eSpark Learning is harnessing the power of educational 3rd party apps to build a platform for customized learning experiences in the classroom. David puts the "minimum" in Minimum Viable Product, explaining how he first tested his idea using a paper version of his app and  graduated to Powerpoint and finally what is today, eSpark Learning. Alongside him in this interview is Luke Shepard, a past Facebook Developer, and an iterative machine (they push every single frickin' day).

Interview with our very own Don Bora, Lead iOS instructor and Co-Founder of Mobile Makers Academy and Eight Bit Studios CoFounder and Principal of Technology

EDUCAUSE asks: "Are mobile devices fundamentally affecting higher education?"

Answers from:
David Lowe, University of Connecticut
Clement Guthro, Colby College
Jaime Combariza, Dartmouth College
Kim Nakano, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Shawn Platt, Roger Williams University
Terri-Lynn Thayer, Brown University
Dave Wedaman, Brandeis University
Steve Fleagle, University of Iowa
Clifford Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information