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12 great ways to start using Google Classroom now

Are Classrooms Ready For BYOD?

Now that the bring your own device, or BYOD, debate has been largely settled in the corporate world, it has moved to the education arena. School districts and universities across the nation are implementing BYOD policies that allow students to use their own tech devices to access curriculum. …

How to Create Custom QR Codes

Last night I wrote about Russel Tarr's QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator. That is one fun way to use QR codes in your classroom. Regina Schantz shared …

Technology in the Classroom: Embrace the Bumpy Ride!

<i>Kathy Cassidy is the author of Connected From the Start: Global Learning in the Primary Grades, published by Powerful Learning Press.</i><p><b>by Kathy …

14 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

Protractor<p>Even on an iPad, a protractor can be used as a tool to measure angles. Children can simply practice making acute and obtuse angles by …

Education Technology

ScratchJr: Coding for kindergarten

Can children learn to code at the same age they’re learning to tie their shoes?That’s the idea behind ScratchJr, a free iPad app released this week …

Robox review: This 3D printer is great for beginners but lacks in print quality

I’ve spent the past two years waiting for a 3D printer that a beginner can unbox and just start using. The CEL Robox wins the award for the first …

How Art, Poetry & Educational Technology inspire language learning.

One of the most powerful things about poetry is that its message takes us beyond obvious thought into deeply-layered realms of multi-sensory …

Web Tools

'Doctor Who' will soon teach kids how to code

The BBC is tapping everyone's favorite time-traveling doctor to help get kids into coding. The broadcaster is launching <i>The Doctor and the Dalek</i>, a <i>Doctor Who</i>-themed game that features a number of puzzles designed to instill the fundamentals of programming in players. It ties in with the BBC's …

Wayne Tuttle on Twitter: "Idea for blogging with students take the journey. Learn from others and then have students blog. #YSedcamp http://t.co/4W1gPV1jOv"

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A Primer on Educational Technology: 5 Terms Parents Need to Understand

This back-to-school season, students more than ever are arriving to classrooms equipped with digital devices and learning tools. Apps, videos and other online resources that can be accessed from iPads, Androids devices, Chromebooks and the like are profoundly impacting the learning process.<p>While …

How is technology transforming the role of teachers?

<b>Guardian Teacher Network</b><p>Moving beyond the well-worn debate about the potential of technology in the classroom, this week the Guardian Teacher Network is running a special series to explore how technology is transforming the role of a teacher.<p>For starters, <b>head of ICT Mike Britland</b> will examine how …

Five top technology tools for the English classroom

Whether you're a seasoned techy or terrified by Google, here are five useful educational tools to help students learn and teachers manage their workload<p>There are many educational technology tools available to use in your English classroom – and they're increasing at a rapid rate.<p>Whether you're a …

16 great educational apps to get kids ready to go back to school — handpicked by the experts

Ah, summer vacation. A time for kids to relax, have fun… and forget everything they learned during the school year.<p>Fortunately, there are a wealth of educational apps that can help keep kids brains engaged and lessen the impact of summer learning loss. But, with so many available, it’s difficult to …

Amazon launches KDP Kids, a tool to help authors self-publish illustrated books

A whole lot of people think they have a book in them. And even more think they could write a children’s book. Amazon made that a little easier …

9 Easy Tips For Finding Exactly What You Want On Google

Although everyone knows how to search for something, there are a few quick tips that can help you get the exact results you're looking for, faster.<p>Google offers a "Power Searching" class and we took it so you don't have to.<p>In the class, Dr. Dan Russell, a research scientist at Google guides you …

How to charge your phone with apples and potatoes

Intrigued Londoners looked on today as a mobile phone was charged by a strange contraption made of 800 apples and potatoes connected with nails and copper wire<p>Intrigued Londoners looked on today as a smartphone's battery was charged by a strange contraption made of 800 apples and potatoes connected …

5 Ways to Use Aurasma in the Classroom

Aurasma is an augmented reality application that allows you to overlay any video or image on top of anything that your tablet, cell phone, or any …

Video as eLearning: 15 Tips

Managing eLearning Blog<p>I was recently featured in an article in <i>In Business</i> magazine <b></b>that highlights “The Online Video Phenomenon” and talks about the …

Education Technology

An Introduction to Twitter 2014 SJCNY Technology-in-Education Conference

Slides used for the face-2-face presentation, "An Introduction to Twitter" at the 6th Annual St. Joseph's College NY Technology-in-Education Conference May 19, 2014

Education

Apple CEO Tim Cook says everyone should do 80 percent of their work on an iPad, just like him

We’d heard back in 2012 that Apple CEO Tim Cook spent 80-90 percent of his time on an iPad, but the <i>WSJ</i> reports today that Cook thinks that’s the way it should be for all of us – and he believes the partnership with IBM can help make that vision a reality.<p>“There’s no reason why everyone shouldn’t be …

Educators Send Flipboard Magazines Into the Classroom

MagMaker / June 27, 2014<p>Recently we’ve noticed a number of blog posts that describe how teachers are creating Flipboard magazines to collect and …

When does educational technology become disruptive in the classroom?

The stages educational organizations move through on the journey to blended learning, and their effect on teachers/instructors<p>As organizations move …

Turn YouTube into a Classroom with PlayPosit

This post was originally written about this tool when it was called eduCanon. It has been updated to reflect the name change to PlayPosit.<p><b>You know</b> …