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Pixar In A Box Teaches Math Through Real Animation Challenges

Pixar senior scientist Tony DeRose was faced with a problem that animators had never solved — how to make the hand of an old man look lifelike. It …

5 Ways to Support Faculty who Teach with Emerging Technologies

<i>"We must support both sides of the chasm." -Phil Hill</i><p>As online and blended learning reshapes the landscape of teaching and learning in higher …

Time To Meet The Classroom Of The Future

The classroom of the future probably won’t be led by a robot with arms and legs<i>,</i> but it may be guided by a digital brain.<p>It may look like this: one …

Standardized Testing

You Can Now Easily Build Your Own Laptop With Pi-Top

Sure, you might have made a your own gaming computer or home theatre PC but have you ever made a laptop? Luckily with Pi-Top you’ll be able to use …

Raspberry Pi

Some New Interesting Updates to Google Classroom

July 3, 2015<br>Google Classroom has recently released a bunch of new updates. Most important of which is Classroom share button that will enable …

Google Classroom Update Opens Platform to Education Developers, Publishers

PHILADELPHIA — In its drive to be the all-in-one cloud provider, Google has released a major upgrade to its Google Classroom platform, offering …

Education Technology

Teaching Tech to Teachers Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on July 2, 2015<p>While classroom technology continues to grow in popularity, according to a survey conducted by GfK on behalf of Samsung …

5 hidden iPad features for language learning.

This year I am working at a new school where all the kids are new Dutch immigrants. That means that they have just arrived in The Netherlands and our …

Collaboration: Capacity Builder and Silo Breaker

<i>This post is by Joey Hunziker, who is a Senior Associate with the Innovation Lab Network at the Council of Chief State School Officers. If you'd like</i> …

Management

Survey: Technology Vital to Student Success

Schools are seeing much more positive results from the use of digital tools than even a year ago, according to the annual Speak Up report produced by …

Teachers can now find more ways to use Minecraft in the classroom

Is there a better way to get your students to pay attention in class than by using video games?<p>Microsoft and game developer Mojang are building a Web …

Safe Student-tested Tools to Use in Your Class

A student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students (as young as 5!) to independently create, capture, and share artifacts of learning. …

Does Music Give You Math Skills? It's a Tricky Equation

<i>Naomi Eide is a master's student in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. She contributed this</i> …

What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future?

Technology and rapidly evolving student needs are influencing how schools can think about trust, autonomy and collaboration.<br>[[ This is a content …

New Google Docs panel lets users access thousands of fonts

Extensis, a developer specializing in font management software, has released Extensis Fonts, a new font panel for Google Docs that lets users access thousands of fonts from the Google Fonts collection.<p>Available as a free add-on via Google Docs, Extensis Fonts provides a panel where you can browse, …

Google Docs

Stop texting right now and learn from the Chinese: there’s a better way to message

Voice messaging—or sending short audio clips instead of text messages—has taken China by storm. Step on a Beijing subway and you’ll see people barking into their phones intermittently, as if they’re using walkie-talkies. On WeChat, the popular Chinese messaging app with over 500 million monthly …

What do you want leaders to do with technology?

Recently in a workshop, I asked the group how many people thought Twitter was “stupid”, to which had seen several hands raised. I followed up with …

3 Takeaways from #ISTE2015

It’s that time of year again. The time that educators descend on various conferences around the nation, hoping to take away tools, strategies, and …

8 Must Read Books on Game-based Learning

June 30, 2015<br>Game-based learning is a learning trend with an increasing attraction in today’s classrooms. At its core, game-based learning deploys …

Education Technology

The Best 10 Android Apps for Project-based Learning

June 30, 2015<p>Project-based learning is one of the best teaching strategies that enhances students learning and increases their engagement with the …

Use the Summertime to Rethink Teaching and Learning

Summertime is upon us, and a change of pace, bright sunlight, and a time for reflection accompanies it. Summertime is often when data is reviewed. It …

Pedagogy

How Digital Games Help Teachers Make Connections to Lessons and Students

Brad Flickinger/FlickrIt’s not unusual for educators to use analog games in the classroom, but as more classrooms gain access to technology, digital …

Creativity in the Classroom

3 Favorite Strategies<p>1. Open-Ended Projects<p>This is one of my favorite things to do with my students -- and the students always impress me with their …

Gaming the School System

How entertainment-software designers are emerging as unlikely forces behind education reform in America<p>Paul Cross has a resume that many high-school students today would probably salivate over. When he was the lead designer at Criterion Games, he developed a series of high-speed racing games called …

Education

Flipped learning is changing the face of special ed

“This gives students a sense of independence and ownership,” she said, because they no longer have to ask for help.<p>The Techbook content also includes …

Is Text-to-Speech Technology Beneficial for Struggling Readers?

Using text-to-speech educational technology to help struggling readers is becoming more common in today’s classrooms.. However, some may feel that …

Teaching