Colin Travis

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These edtech tools are perfect for hastle-free assessments

With the shift in education towards data-driven instruction, teachers spend inordinate amounts of time on assessments: checking for understanding, …

Education Technology

10 Great Chrome Apps for Math Teachers

July 23, 2017 Below are 10 good Chrome extensions to use in your math classes. These are are meant to help kids develop math skills through a wide …

8 Google Sheets Add-ons Every Teacher Should Know About

July , 2017 Google Sheets add-on store features a number of educational extensions to use with your forms and spreadsheets to add amazing …

Google

How To Integrate Action Mapping in eLearning Courses

<b>A Guide On Action Mapping in eLearning</b><p>eLearning professionals are always looking for ways to keep the eLearning course design process well organized …

Udacity's Sebastian Thrun: How Nanodegrees can democratize tech education

The obvious question was staring me right in the face. When discussing the online learning platform Udacity with its founder Sebastian Thrun — who co-founded Google X — there was one thing I just had to know.<p>I asked Thrun if Udacity’s new Nanodegree program was his personal moonshot.<p>Hard Fork?Hard …

MOOCs

10 Ted Talks That Will Help You to Make ELearning Meet Modern Learners’ Needs

Does your learning correspond with modern learner’s needs? Recent Bersin by Deloitte research on changes transforming learners’ needs inspired us to …

Education Technology

Khan Academy Founder: No, You're Not Dumb. Anyone Can Learn Anything.

This may surprise you, but Sal Khan used to skip classes at MIT. They were too long and boring, he often thought, particularly lectures. “I found it much more valuable to learn the material at my own time and pace,” he says. “I learned a lot more going into the computer lab or the science lab or …

Udemy Thinks It's Cracked the Future of Online Education

On the advice of my new writing instructor, I’m penning this story with a focus on clarity, eliminating what he calls “fuzzy thinking.”<p>My teacher, …

ELEARNING MODULES WILL DIE… AND 70:20:10 WILL HOLD THE SMOKING GUN

When talking about technology and learning it’s hard not to think about elearning modules. They’ve been the bread and butter of digital learning …

Education Technology

Sweden’s DigiExam raises $3.5M Series A for digital test and grading platform

Swedish edtech startup DigiExam, which also has offices in the U.S. and U.K., offers software-as-a-service for academic testing and grading. It enables students to take tests digitally and in turn teachers to grade the results more efficiently.<p>To fuel further international expansion, the …

Education Technology

Flipped Classroom Gets Fuel from a Worldwide Coalition of Educators, Researchers, and Technologists

CHICAGO, June 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today a worldwide coalition of educators, researchers, technologists, professional development providers and …

Bill Gates and 20 Million More Smart Folks Use This Learning Platform--Should You?

Some 20 million people turn to it for 10,000 free, self-paced courses from companies such as Pixar.<p>Ever felt held back because you didn't have the chance to learn at your own pace? Welcome to my high school algebra class. It was years before I had the mental discipline, or maybe the patience, to …

How beneficial are 'one-to-one' laptop programs in schools?

Drawing on 15 years of observations, two researchers find that test scores improved significantly and that students exhibited a variety of other …

Take a step inside the classroom of tomorrow

When you cast your mind back to the days of school, you probably think of dusty textbooks, graffiti and chewing gum, lessons that were both boring …

Turn Passivity To Interactivity: How To Use Interactive Videos For Learner Engagement

<b>Using Interactive Videos For Learner Engagement</b><p>Why use interactive videos for learner engagement? Well, videos are one of the most popular media …

10 Universities Offering Free Online Technology Courses

1. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology<p>The Massachusetts Institute of Technology OpenCourseWare site is undoubtedly the best place to find free …

9 Fundamental Digital Skills for 21st Century Teachers

December 30, 2016<br>As we have pointed elsewhere, ' in a digitally focused world, education is getting more and more digitized pushing us, teachers and …

Could online tutors and artificial intelligence be the future of teaching?

Online maths company has partnered with scientists to identify what makes lessons successful - and to see if AI can be used to improve teaching<p>Ambar presses her hand to her forehead, nose crinkled in concentration as she considers the question on her screen: how many sevens in 91? The ten-year-old …

Artificial Intelligence

Five Strategies to Help Students Conduct Better Informational Searches

Google is great for navigational and transactional searches. If you need to find your way to the movie theater or find the best price for a vacuum …

Are Your Students Digital Age Learners? ISTE Can Help.

This year the International Society of Tech Ed (ISTE) released its new standards for students. They provide a clear framework for how you can help …

Education Technology

New Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Poster for Teachers

November 29, 2016<br>After posting about Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs we received a number of emails from teachers inquiring about iPad apps aligned …

UN report: climate goals rapidly moving out of reach

Paris Agreement made progress, but 2°C warming limit takes much more.<p>With nations gathering in Marrakech to continue talks on how to reduce …

Fossil Fuels

Do online high schools make the grade?

"I do think that I am missing out on some typical high school experiences...but I believe that I experience all the ones that really matter."<p>Birte Doludda

How the Paris Climate Agreement Will Change Your Life

By Chris Hope<p>It should be a momentous occasion for the environment. On Oct. 5, 55 countries with 55 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions …

The Best Educational Apps for the iPad

The iPad is increasingly being used for education, whether by parents hoping to jumpstart their kid's education with apps aimed at pre-Ks or schools …

Apps

How to Use Google’s Apps Without Getting Spied On

Google provides a lot of helpful, free services, but they often come at the cost of privacy. You might love Gmail, but you have to suffer through …

A Fascinating Animated Map That Shows the Growth and Decline of the Human Population Through Time

The American Museum of Natural History has put together a truly fascinating animated map that shows how the human population has grown and declined …

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

The Brain

Spain will be run on 100 per cent renewables, energy boss vows

The director of one of Spain's top power companies has predicted the country will eventually become 100 per cent relaint on renewable energy.<p>Acciona …

Why Global Warming Hits the Arctic Harder Than Anywhere Else

Explorer and marine biologist Enric Sala talks about Leonardo DiCaprio’s new documentary, Before the Flood.<p>In his new documentary, <i>Before the Flood</i>, Leonardo DiCaprio takes viewers on an eye-opening tour of how climate change is affecting the planet's oceans right now, from rising seas threatening …