Dessie Tennyson

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Augmented Reality Technology Brings Learning to Life

When middle school students describe something they did in school as "cool," "exciting," and "fun," educators who are more accustomed to hearing "Why …

Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked

It’s not true that you only use 10% of your brain, nor can you categorise students by ‘learning styles’ – let’s cut this nonsense from classrooms<p>It is no surprise that many teachers have an interest in neuroscience and psychology since areas such as memory, motivation, curiosity, intelligence and …

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A Conversation about Education

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How to Plan Outstanding Tech Training for Your Teachers

Listen to this post as a podcast:<p><b>I recently got an email from a guy who had just been hired as a tech specialist for a school district.</b> His job would …

Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

With the release of iOS 11, iPhone and iPad users finally can record video of their screens. But, if you’re like me, your first thought might have …

6 Google Chrome Extensions Every Teacher Should Know about

February 9, 2016<br>If you are a heavy user of Google products you might find these Chrome extensions very helpful. We have selected for you some of the …

30 Second Videos for Your Students - Teacher Tech

Personally, I cringe when I hear a teacher mention they are making videos for their students. I absolutely advocate for teachers to create videos. …

U.S. Department of Education Releases 2016 National Education Technology Plan

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the release of the 2016 National Education Technology Plan and new commitments to support …

iPad Mania: 20 ideas for sparking interest in class with iPads

When Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPad, it was a marvel that had the potential to make big change. It was visually stunning. It was …

All-in on iPad Pro

I've been wanting to do this for five years now and it's finally happened. I sold my MacBook Pro to go all-in on iPad as my main personal computer. …

Disruptive technology – part 2

It’s not every day I get a DM from the Ofsted press office so it’s only fair that I should blog about it. Avid readers will probably be aware of this …

Using The SAMR Model To Frame How To Teach With Apps

<b>Using The SAMR Model To Frame How To Teach With Apps</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Not all apps are created equal.<p>Not all teacher planning and instructional …

Why Some Teachers Are Against Technology In Education

<b>Why Some Teachers Are Against Technology In Education</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Some educators are upset.<p>Recently I’ve noticed an increasing number of ed folks</i> …

iPad Pro in the Classroom

We finally have a true digital notebook<p>A bit of background<p>I stopped taking a Mac to campus back in 2011 when the iPad 2 came out. It was <i>much</i> more …

An Apple for teacher: how tablets are changing education

Should parents have to pay?<p>The key question that comes up time and again is one of cost: iPads are generally seen as a luxury device for consumers, …

Ten Reasons New Teachers Aren't Using Technology

photo by Markus Spiske <b><br>Note: While this post points to a problem I have noticed with tech adoption and teachers, I want to point out that there is a</b> …

iPad teaching is NOT about iPads

<b>Priority no.1 ?</b><p>I’ve covered technical and workflow ideas on this blog a lot but it’s time to properly summarise a <b>teacher’s first priority when the</b> …

Snapchat just reserved the rights to store and use all selfies taken with the device

Think that picture you're about to send is temporary? Think again<p>The beauty of Snapchat is that the photos only last for a few seconds, unless your friend decides to screenshot them.<p>Even then, you get a notification, so can know exactly which photos of you are owned by someone else.<p>However, now, …

Pear Deck in Minnetonka Classrooms- Engaging, Interactive Lessons with Realtime Feedback

Starting last month, teachers in Minnetonka Public Schools began using Pear Deck with students. Pear Deck is a program that allows teachers to turn …

5 Ways to Engage Parents Using Google Drive

There are plenty of adaptive and personalized learning tools along with online homework and assessment engines. And just about everything a student …

Back to the Books: From the Classroom to the Connected Device

With autumn fast approaching, schools have been back long enough for pupils to settle in and university students are about to embark on the hazy …

Promoting deeper learning using Explain Everything

Explain Everything – probably one of the most written about Apps on my blog. It works on pretty much every device bar an Apple Watch and has the …

18 Ways To Use A Single iPad In The Music Classroom

18 Ways To Use A Single iPad In The Music ClassroomEven if you have only one iPad (your own!) there are still lots of ways you can use it with your …

Apple Supports Anti-Bullying Campaign With New iOS 9.1 Emoji Symbol

In betas of iOS 9.1 and OS X 10.11.1, Apple added a mysterious emoji symbol consisting of an eye inside of a speech bubble. At the time, it was not clear what purpose the mystery emoji served, but as <i>Wired</i> points out, it's Apple's way of supporting an anti-bullying campaign launched today by the Ad …

Parent Concerns in a 1:1 iPad Initiative

<i>Used With Permission <br>Under a Creative Commons License</i><p>Last Sunday, I received a note via the contact form on my blog that was a first for me in many …

12 challenges of ICT integration in MFL instruction

<b>INTRODUCTION</b><p>ICT integration in the MFL curriculum and its implementation in the classroom pose a series of important challenges which refer to the …