Week of: May 27, 2008
- The Big WinnersThe Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announced last week the winners of its 23rd Annual CODiE Awards—the only peer-reviewed awards within the software and content industries, which includes many companies devoted to education technology.
- OLPC in the USA
Inexpensive laptops, made with third-world children in mind, are also starting to show up in American classrooms. The One Laptop Per Child project was started in 2005 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty, with the goal of designing a low-cost but highly functional laptop for children in third-world countries. So far, developing countries such as Rwanda, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Mongolia and Haiti, among others, are participating in programs to bring XO-1s to children. Add the United States to that list: the XO-1 is beginning to appear in American classrooms.
- What's New: Recent products for edtech
Classroom Jeopardy! StandardsLink games cover key content in life science, Earth science, physical science, unifying concepts and processes, and the history and nature of science. What sets these games apart is that the clues and responses for each game have been carefully customized to curriculum standards in Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina and Texas to ensure that educators are reviewing the specific science content in their state curriculum frameworks and testing on their high-stakes assessments.
- Twist and TeachFujitsu's LifeBook T2010 is at home on the desk or one-on-one with students