Sneak peak at 3 new product launches at ISTE 2018

I had the opportunity to get a sneak peak look at some ISTE 2018 vendor launches before the ropes were dropped at the expo.

“The price of paper is cheap but the impact on education is priceless.” –Shai Goitein, chief executive officer, PowerUp

One of the new products being introduced at ISTE 2018 is from Power Up, a U.S. company that is based in Israel. This company has taken paper airplanes out of the realm of spitballs and other classroom shenanigans to a tool that educators can use to provide project-based learning opportunities for students. Imagine being able to teach critical skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration, as well as concepts such as aerodynamics and physics, all while tossing a paper airplane into the wind.…Read More

What’s on the horizon at ISTE 2018?

For almost 40 years, the ISTE Conference and Expo has brought the best and brightest in edtech front and center. This year in Chicago (June 24-27) will be no different. Whatever role you play, whether in the classroom or in administration, there are always compelling things to learn and real-world examples you can take back to your schools.

Here are some things to look for at ISTE 2018:

1. Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are showing up in our classrooms and opening up a new world of possibilities for students. Picture your students being able to “hold” a human heart in their hands. And AR and VR don’t have to be expensive, according to Jaime Donally, author of Learning Transported: Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality for All Classrooms (published by ISTE). See Donally’s article about easy, low-cost ways to bring AR and VR to your classroom.…Read More