At the end of June, Newmind Group is venturing to Philadelphia for ISTE, the biggest edtech event we’ve ever attended! I’m excited for the chance to see some new faces. Tech is evolving quickly, so here’s a short preview of what you’ll find when you visit us.
We’ll be bringing some of our favorite Google Play for Education tablets, Chromebooks, and we’ll have a “sandbox” set up for you to play with new tools, apps, and add-ons. If you want a closer look at anything, like Google Classroom, or even if you just want to hear about how students are engaging in 2015, Newminder Lance Busdeker and myself will be there to share the amazing stories we’ve been a part of.
The Connected Classroom
The Newmind Connected Classroom is our “show, don’t tell” answer to the huge number of apps and gadgets available to teachers right now. It gives you the chance to play with new devices and apps, including Google Play for Education, Google Classroom, Hapara’s Teacher Dashboard. We can even help you understand security and filtering with Securly.
Go Hybrid with the Asus Flip and Lenovo Yoga
We’ll also be bringing two new devices that have been making waves in the education community—the Asus Chromebook Flip, and the Lenovo Yoga Chromebook. They work like a normal Chromebook, but can flip open to be used like a tablet with a touchscreen—letting the student choose the style that engages them the most! Some believe that Google is taking this tablet-Chromebook hybrid and trying to make it the next perfect device for students, and we’d love to get your take on it!
Devices we’ll have in our classroom:
- Dell Touch
- Lenovo N21
- Toshiba Chromebook 2
- Dell 11
- Lenovo N21
- Haier Chromebook
- Samsung Tablet x 2
- Nexus 7
- Asus Transformer
- ASUS Flip
- Lenovo Yoga
If you’re still curious, you should check out this interview with Lance, one of our education gurus, where he runs through the details and looks at how these tools fit into the modern education climate. Like I said, he’ll be at ISTE so you can track him down on foot at our booth, #1658 near the back of Hall D!
Google Play for Education Tablet giveaway
Last but not least, we’ll be giving away a Play for Education tablets as well, so stop by and say ‘Hello’ for a chance to win—you could be going home with a Galaxy Tab 4!