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“Alexa, Can You Hear Me Now?” A Report on Voice Technology from The Alexa Conference

Earlier this month I attended the Alexa Conference and the concurrent Alexa World Fair. The events were organized by Score Publishing and VoiceFirst.FM and held in Chattanooga Tennessee, a town known as Gig City due to its early rollout of high-speed fiber optic internet. The conference covered voice technology in general and with a focus on Amazon Alexa. Panels and workshops in specific tracks covered voice in Health Care, Smart Homes, Consumer Marketing, and Storytelling, with a few individual sessions about in-car voice tech, banking, and voice for veterinarians.

Equality, Equity, Removing Systemic Barriers, and Inclusion

Book Review: Dive Into UDL – Immersive Practices to Develop Expert Learners

Last summer at ISTE, I discovered a must-read book about Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The book is called Dive Into UDL — Immersive Practices to Develop Expert Learners by Kendra Grant and Luis Perez. I started reading the book expecting to learn about accessibility in special education. Instead, I got a mind-expanding lesson in […]

Case Study – English Language Learners Use Drawp for School at Meyerholz Elementary, Cupertino, CA

Students Use Drawp For School To Learn English At Meyerholz Elementary In Cupertino Union School District Case Study     District name: Cupertino Union School District School name: Meyerholz Elementary Superintendent name: Dr. Wendy Gudalewicz Teacher: Lisa Dabel Grade: Fourth With more than a million K-12 English language learners, California makes English language development (ELD) […]

40 Teacher-Reviewed EdTech Tools At ISTE 2015

Are you attending the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Philadelphia this year? There are nearly 600 educational technology companies exhibiting at ISTE and it can be a bit overwhelming to know where to start. We’ve put together this handy list of the ISTE educational technology companies that are featured on edshelf.com. Edshelf is a […]

Drawp for School Debuts Classroom Management App for Google Chrome

    K-12 Creativity and Collaboration Tool Launches Today in the Chrome Web Store SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Drawp for School, the popular classroom management app, is now live in the Chrome Web Store. Responding to the demands of the more than 1.2 million Chromebook users in U.S. K-12 classrooms, Drawp for […]

Love, The App

By: Carisa Kluver The Digital Media Diet   There are very few apps that come across my tablet these days that ‘wow’ me on any level. Love, the app is simply the most exceptional app I have seen in 2014 and would be in my “all time” top 10 for the BEST offerings for children AND adults in […]