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Oracle Breaks Ground On Tuition-Free Public High School

Last Friday, Oracle, through its education foundation, officially broke ground of a new 64,000-square-foot student-designed building located on its Redwood Shores campus — it will be the new home of Silicon Valley’s Design Tech High School (d.tech).<p>d.tech is a unique high school in many ways. …

High School

Adobe debuts Spark, a suite of mobile and web tools that lets anyone create visual content

Adobe this morning launched a new suite of apps called Adobe Spark, which allow both web and mobile users to create and share visual content – like posts for social media, graphics, web stories, and animated videos. On mobile, the Spark collection is effectively an upgrade and rebranding of a trio …

The Uber-izing of K-12 Is Underway

Being Mobile Blog<p>Page 2 of 2<p>Indeed, what would K-12 look like if it were “rebuilt from scratch using the technology we have today"?<p>Khan Academy …

Virtual reality — from the living room to the classroom

There is a world of enormous educational potential with video games. Highly acclaimed simulation and tutorial games such as <i>SimCity</i> and <i>Math Blaster</i> have been continuously employed in elementary schools across the country, but the most common software used in education today is the web, word …

Want To Fix Education? First We Need To Remake Learning

For the past ten years, Gregg Behr has been executive director of The Grable Foundation, where he “manages a grant making portfolio advancing high-quality early childhood education, improved teaching and learning in public schools, and robust out-of-school time support, including digital, maker, …

Pedagogy

Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future

While I am a huge advocate for the purposeful integration of technology in schools, we must resist the temptation to think that this is the solution …

6 Rising Technology Trends In Public School Classrooms

<b>6 Rising Technology Trends In Public School Classrooms</b><p>by <b>Lynsey Jenkins</b>, VP Marketing of LapCabby<p>The conversation surrounding the ‘digital classroom’ …

Report: Game-Based Learning Helps Students Develop Writing Skills

Research<p>According to initial results from a recent pilot, digital game-based learning improved student engagement and self-efficacy in writing …

The Edtech Glossary

Educational technology is continually evolving - an awareness of commonly used terms can help cut through the confusion<p>Posted by Hannah Oakman | …

Five easy ways urban schools can experiment with outdoor learning

Whether it’s hunting for minibeasts in the playing fields or reading a book under a tree, the positive impact of outdoor learning on young people’s achievement and development is widely acknowledged.<p>But what do you do if your school isn’t blessed with acres of green space? From making the most of …

National Trust

An Argument for Digital Citizenship Education

Before finishing my morning coffee, two news stories caught my eye as they provide more evidence that digital citizenship education is essential for all, especially the young. The first is a tragic story of a young girl who was targeted on social media, first by cyberbullies and next her …

Mindful Facilitation: Don’t Do Something, Just Stand There

What if we took a page from the mindfulness community and chose to <i>not</i> do things, but rather to be present with whatever's happening around us and …

Useful Apps To Learn Design And Coding On Your Smartphone

Whether you like it or not, programming is becoming one of the most important skills in the 21st century. You were certainly not the lucky one who had a chance to learn to code in the first-grade as Estonians do but you can definitely catch-up by being smart about your time. The design is another …

Online Education

MWCB's first mSchools TechCamp gets underway

<i>Image | WaywardShinobi</i><p>July is a month when families typically send their children to summer camps. Traditionally these are places where children and …

Apps

Generation Z is connecting in the real world

Today’s hot tech companies may soon be in for some nasty surprises. Teenagers are pushing back against the technology dependence that previous …

4 Ways Of Mobile Learning Evaluation: Are You Making The Desired Effect?

Over the past decade, mobile learning is growing in scope and capability that offer new opportunities for learning that extends beyond the …

Pedagogy Should Always Precede Technology: SAS Curriculum Pathways Mobile Learning

While the proliferation of apps might tempt one to scour the app store in search of the perfect app, pedagogy should always precede technology or, in …

Sit Back and Look at Some Interesting Statistics on E-learning

Are you sick of reading the same blog post about the advantages of e-learning? Do you want some interesting data to refer to so that you can …

Some Great Web Tools to Help Students Reflect on Their Learning

Learn about current news and events from articles written in a kid-friendly manner.<p>Find family-friendly websites and resources with this directory …

The Next Generation Training Needed to Develop the Future Worker

In the past, apprenticeships, classes, manuals, mentoring, and conferences were how information was passed on to the next generation of workers. …

5 Movement Strategies for Middle and High School Students.

October 19, 2015<p>Research continues to confirm what many of us already know: Too much sitting comes with a barrage of negative health consequences. A …

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

<b>10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little …

4 Great Google Docs Add-ons to Help Students with Their Writing

October 13, 2015<br>Today we spent sometime going through Google Docs add-ons store and selected for you the titles below. These are particularly ideal …

Differentiate PD for Optimal Teacher Engagement

Here's a simple equation I'd like you to ponder ...<p>If professional development is supposed to lead to better pedagogy that will improve student …

Gamification or Game-Based Learning?

If you have been around the elearning world long enough you have probably heard of using games in learning.You have probably heard of …

An Unlikely Group Forms Unified Vision for the Future of Education

Education has long been a hotly debated issue and with good reason — the policies and actions of education leaders affect our nation’s children, the …

Make The Best of iPad in Your Teaching with This Wonderful Interactive Guide

October 10, 2015<br>iPad is a game-changer in education. It provides teachers with transformative means to create immersive and interactive lessons to …

8 Characteristics of Connected Educators - Corwin Connect

When Tom Whitby and I set out to write <i>The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning,</i> we wanted to provide a manual for any educator who …

Some Very Good Resources To Integrate iPad in Art Classrooms

October 11, 2015<br>Here is an excellent resource for Art teachers. <i>Art Authority Lesson Ideas</i> is a short free interactive iBooks book from Apple …

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