quarta-feira, 17 de setembro de 2014

JP-ik unveils a new retail brand - mymaga

After years of experience providing ICT Education solutions with over 6 million netbooks delivered throughout the world, JP-ik has taken another step forward and created mymaga, a new brand that aims to form a new educational concept.
mymaga delivers portable solutions able to take learning anywhere, and powerful enough to perfom scientific assignments. A close relationship with Intel and the identification of new learning possibilities were the spark that created mymaga. The first line of devices is called FLUX and brings a 7 an 10-inch childproof tablets with some exclusive features that will be in the european market soon.
With round edges and a rugged surface, FLUXmini (7'') and FLUX (10'') are designed to keep up with the agitated pace of young learners. Packed with Intel Education Software and an exclusive Science Kit that includes a Microlens, a Thermal Probe and a mymaga Earphones, students get the resources they need to explore and feel engaged into a rewarding learning experience.
FLUX series was inspired by a whole new generation of students with a mindset open to new areas of learning and new areas of growth, with very little tolerance for stagnation. These devices are designed to inspire and prepare a generation that will have to deal with a whole new set of challenges in their future.
For more information you can visit: www.mymaga.eu
Or follow us in Facebook or Twitter

mymaga

mymaga:





mymaga™ is a brand of JP – inspiring knowledge. Founded in 1989, JP – inspiring knowledge drawn from the experience gathered for years in the Technology sector to enter the Education field in 2008.
Our beginnings - mymaga is a brand of JP – inspiring knowledge. Founded in 1989, JP – inspiring knowledge drawn from the experience gathered for years in the Technology sector to enter the Education field in 2008.
JP-IK quickly became the leader of a global reference initiative pioneering ICT -based Education. The partnership with Intel® allowed JP-IK to become the largest company deploying Intel® Classmate student devices, having delivered over 6 million netbooks throughout the world, directly and through partners.With a vast experience providing educational solutions, JP-IK has created mymaga™. This new brand aims to be a breath of fresh air in the market and a revolutionary concept that will engage children and parents into a funnier and rewarding learning experience.
Our scale, scope, and knowledge allow us to identify gaps that no one else can. This is why we are dedicated to creating solutions that find a breakthrough in the way people learn and develop their potential.
mymaga today - mymaga arises as the result of a vast experience providing dedicated solutions for students around the world. mymaga delivers portable solutions able to take learning anywhere, and powerful enough to perform scientific assignments. We are not afraid of being different. We believe that we are one step ahead of the current knowledge society.FLUX series was inspired by a whole new generation of students with a mindset open to new areas of learning and new areas of growth, with very little tolerance for stagnation. mymaga is dedicated to the ones who look for brand new experiences and constant challenges. Our community is made up of 21st century explorers. We give them the resources and the knowledge discovery is up to them.
mymaga is about new ideas. And they may come from everywhere.
Our mission - Our mission is to provide opportunities for the future generations by building their capabilities and self-confidence. mymaga devices are designed to inspire and prepare a generation that will have to deal with a whole new set of challenges in their future.
www.mymaga.eu   solutions are created for the many, not the few. That is why we offer high performance equipment, with the best price in the market today.

quinta-feira, 4 de abril de 2013

How Online Education Has Changed In 10 Years | Edudemic

How Online Education Has Changed In 10 Years | Edudemic:


We all know that education, specifically online education, has come a long way in the last few years. We’ve already taken a look back – way back – at online education as we rarely think of it (in the 1960′s and 70′s), but it is also interesting to see just how much online learning has evolved in just the more recent past. Thanks to this handy infographic from OnlineColleges.org, we can take a look at the past decade of online education – and see just how much has been happening.

Highlights

  • To be considered ‘Online Learning’, 80+% of the content must be delivered online
  • Only 30.2% of academic officers believe their faculty accept the value and legitimacy of online education
  • 32% of students are currently taking at least one online course – an all time high
  • 88.8% of academic leaders believe that a lack of student discipline is the biggest barrier to online education success

Pupil 104 Computer : A Notebook, A tablet, An E-book Reader in One | Tuvie

Pupil 104 Computer : A Notebook, A tablet, An E-book Reader in One | Tuvie:


Take Education three steps further with Pupil 104, this convertible MG series computer provides a world of new possibilities, with a notebook, a tablet and an e-book reader. All in one machine!
The design is based on round edges, with no sharp points, increasing the protection of children from all angles. Pupil 104 has also robust chassis, resistant to falls up to 80 cm. With an ergonomic design, the triangular shaped pen makes handling more comfortable. The keyboard keys are hard to remove and the lowercase characters are easily recognized by children, because is the way how they learn to write in school.

Pupil 104 Computer by JP

quinta-feira, 21 de março de 2013

Foradian Technologies - Official Blog

Foradian Technologies - Official Blog:

Interesting story about the origin of ‘+’ and ‘-’ signs in arithmetic




We can we never think of mathematics without the ‘+’ plus and ‘-’ minus signs. While we do have a plethora of mathematical symbols for division(÷), multiplication (×), integral (∫)etc, at its core its always the ‘+’ and ‘-’ symbols. From our elementary days, we’ve been taught about these two integral symbols. It could be considered as the ABC’s of mathematics and things wouldn't have been the same without them. The same symbols are used everywhere, around the world. A little curiosity to know how these originated and evolved to present form wouldn't hurt.
The signs as used in the earliest civilizations
The plus and minus signs (+ and −) are mathematical symbols used to represent operations of addition and subtraction as well as the notions of the positive and negative. Moreover, the Plus and Minus are Latin terms meaning "more" and "less", respectively. The origins of these two symbols dates back to the Egyptian hieroglyphics where they used symbols which resembled ‘a pair of walking legs’, either walking away or towards, representing addition or subtraction. Similarly, just like the Greeks, the Hindus too, did not have a particular sign for addition and subtraction. Many a times, they used ‘yu’ to mark addition. ‘Yu’ was used in the Bakhshali manuscript arithmetic, belonging to the period of 3rd or 4th century. It was in the early 15th century Europe, it was noted that ‘P’ and ‘M’ were used for the same. 

quarta-feira, 20 de março de 2013

Education Week: Districts Forge School-to-Home Digital Connections

Education Week: Districts Forge School-to-Home Digital Connections:




But education leaders are wrestling with how to put measures in place to allow school-issued digital devices to go home with students


Ashley McCaslin teaches in a one-room schoolhouse on the island of Frenchboro, about eight miles off the coast of Maine.
In her classroom, where seven students span six grade levels—from kindergarten to 7th grade—each has his or her own state-issued MacBook.
Whether class members are participating in a video discussion via Skype in reading groups with students in other communities, writing essays in Google Docs, or building a social studies wiki, McCaslin sees the laptops as their key link to the outside world. And, she says, for the 7th graders, who take the devices home in the evenings and on weekends, they offer nothing short of salvation.

quarta-feira, 13 de março de 2013

Digital Inclusion 'Imperative' for American Education -- THE Journal

Digital Inclusion 'Imperative' for American Education -- THE Journal:





Despite tough economic circumstances and sequestration, federal investment in education technology "can't wait," according to United States Representative George Miller, who addressed education leaders Monday at the CoSN 2013 conference in San Diego, CA. Miller, senior Democrat on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, has introduced legislation that would bring back funding specifically targeted toward technology in education, funding that has dried up with the end of Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The legislation, Transforming Education Through Technology (PDF), would authorize $750 million in fiscal year 2014 "and such sums as may be necessary for each of the succeeding 4 years" to provide for the purchase of hardware, software, and services and to provide professional development for educators and administrators. Included in the total is $500 million in state grants (like EETT) and $250 million dedicated to the "Technology for Tomorrow Fund," a competitive education partnership grant aimed at programs that "improve student achievement, academic growth, and college-and-career readiness through the use of technology and digital learning."
"These are tough economic times," Miller told THE Journal in an interview at the CoSN conference. "We have sequestration. But it's becoming clearer and clearer from more and more economic studies that this investment can't wait, if we really want the results that we need — we need — as a nation from our educational systems.... We, the federal government, have been standing on the sidelines, and we've got to get back into the game. That's the purpose of this legislation."

sexta-feira, 8 de março de 2013

Is This Now A Typical Classroom? - Edudemic

Is This Now A Typical Classroom? - Edudemic:

I just stumbled across an interesting photo originally posted on Gizmodo. Their title was ‘Are Computers Ruining Education?’ which of course catches the eye but it’s really not the story. While there may be an influx of computer in classrooms these days … it’s nothing new. There are countless 1:1 classrooms now. It’s all in how those computers are used.

How A School Gets Students Excited To Learn Outside The Classroom

How A School Gets Students Excited To Learn Outside The Classroom | edudemic




While controlling an underwater remotely operated vehicle, Te’shon Dickens carefully collected submerged items, confident of his wiring and waterproofing. His team spent more than a month configuring the device.
“This is pretty awesome – making and controlling your own submarine,” said 12-year-old Dickens, standing beside a pool Feb. 22 at Woodmen Hills Recreation Center in Peyton, Colo. He’s not a marine robotics technician.

Should teachers bring ICT into the classroom? | EurActiv

Should teachers bring ICT into the classroom? | EurActiv:



Education experts and lawmakers gathered this week in Brussels at the invitation of US software giant Microsoft to debate the role that information and communication technologies (ICT) should play in education.
The new generations of children use ICT on a daily basis at home, but not as much in school as they should in order to stimulate creativity