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Apple's new $329 iPad with Pencil support takes on Chromebooks

It's back to school for Apple with a brand-new iPad.<p>Apple on Tuesday unveiled a new version of its iOS-powered tablet at its education event in Chicago, which it hosted at the Lane Tech College Prep High School. The school is the largest public high school in Chicago.<p>"Macs and iPads are used …

Padlet Now Lets You Record Audio – Zooms To The Top Of Most Useful Web 2.0 Tools For ELLs

You can read about how I use it in class, and see examples, at How My ELL Students Used Padlet To Create A “Picture Data Set” and Web 2.0 Tools For …

Create Your Own Animated Virtual Reality

Google’s Cardboard Camera and Street View app are good tools for creating simple virtual reality imagery. Those tools are great if you want to …

“Apester” Looks Like A Very Versatile Tool For Creating Interactive Slideshows

Apester is a free tool that lets you create pretty dynamic looking interactive presentations.<p>You can see from the screenshot above all the different …

Dealing with digital distraction

Students in a marketing course at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island check their phones before class begins. To tame classroom distraction, …

Is the Answer to Phone Addiction a Worse Phone?

SAN FRANCISCO — I’ve gone gray, and it’s great.<p>In an effort to break my smartphone addiction, I’ve joined a small group of people turning their phone screens to grayscale — cutting out the colors and going with a range of shades from white to black. First popularized by the tech ethicist Tristan …

Living Rooms

A Closer Look At The Stylus Spotted With Acer’s Chrome OS Tablet

Last week we got an unexpected nugget from London’s BETT show: a limited sighting of the first-ever Chrome OS tablet. The tweet has been pulled down …

Chromebook

3 Tools for Creating Instructional Animations

Simple animated GIFs or short animated videos played on a loop can be a good way to simply display the steps of a solving a math problem. I’ve also …

6 of The Best Web Tools to Create Class Newspapers

Digital newspaper creation is a multimodal literacy activity you can use with your students in class to target a wide range of academic skills. The …

Education Technology

9 Great Concept Mapping Tools for Teachers and Students

Concept mapping is a learning strategy that involves visualizing relations between concepts and ideas using graphical representations. It is a form …

Pioneer new lessons in your classroom with Google Expeditions

Education Technology

In An Era Of Digital Learning Days Your Kids' Snow Day May Be Obsolete

One of the biggest stories of the past week involved a snowstorm. National Weather Service forecasts were adequate, from the perspective of most experts, to make decisions about school closing, but district St. Paul, Minnesota officials did not close school or adjust schedules. Students were stuck …

10 Free Tech Tools & Websites Every Teacher Should Know About

Photograph courtesy MaxPixel. Public domain<p>Confession: I was a late tech adopter.<p>I didn’t own a computer until I was in college. I couldn’t record on …

Education Technology

Technology is changing the world 'and schools must change too'

Governments and schools need to change the way children are taught as technology creates more learning opportunities outside the classroom, the …

How To Create Pictures using Shapes in Google Drive Drawings

This video will show you how to add and adjust shapes in Google Drawings<br>TOPICS<br>1. Fill Color<br>2. Line Color<br>3. Line Weight<br>4. Copying Shapes<br>5. Rotating …

Google Drive