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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Ten Ways to Use Google Earth In Your Classroom

During the ISTE conference at the end of June Google announced that Google Earth can now be added into your G Suite for Education domain. This means …

Education Technology

Teachers Don’t Want All Of This Useless Data

I always thought the purpose behind student data was to help the teacher teach. But it has become an end to itself.<p>One of the most frustrating things I’ve ever been forced to do as a teacher is to ignore my students and concentrate instead on the data.<p>I teach 8th grade language arts at a …

Education

Every Teacher With An ELL Student In Their Class Can Benefit From Watching This Video!

ELL teacher Valentina Gonzalez created this video.<p>Here’s how she describes it:<p><i>This video demonstrates instruction that is made comprehensible and</i> …

Educational Leadership - Summer 2017 - 12

In The Six Secrets of Change, you say the number one secret for leaders who want to improve their schools is "love your employees." What do you mean …

Schools mixing art and science to create STEAM

Playing with blocks in kindergarten isn’t what it used to be. That quickly becomes clear in a new lab at Drexel Hill’s Holy Child Academy, where …

The latest tech-related parental concern? 'Snap Map'

<b>(CNN) —</b> It seems like every day our most beloved social media apps are scrambling to one-up each other with new features to increase functionality. Sometimes those updates are big hits, and sometimes they are head-scratchers. In the case of Snap Map, the new feature in Snapchat, it's a bit of both …

Quora: How Will Education Change In 25 Years?

<i>Quora Questions are part of a partnership between</i> Newsweek <i>and Quora, through which we'll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora</i> …

7 books to make your teaching more memorable

Memory underpins learning. And yet, as a profession, we talk about it so rarely. What gives? Here are 7 books to kindle that conversation:<p>1. Make it …

Do Some Administrators Let the Position Go to Their Heads?

There are lots of people who go into leadership positions but never make it further than focusing on their administrative duties. There are at least …

Teaching

Response: 'Flipped Learning' Does Not Just Mean 'Posting Videos'

<i>(This is the first post in a two-part series)</i><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><b>What are the best ways to make a flipped classroom work?</b><p>There is a lot …

‘We Have to Have a Massive Revolution in Public Education in the United States’

The Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. says improving schools is the way to open the middle class up to more black and white Americans.<p>Over the last four decades, the percentage of Americans who are solidly in the middle class has shrunk, from 61 to 50 percent, according to the Pew Research …

Income Inequality

Why ‘Personalized Learning’ Can Feel So Impersonal

Why does personalized learning, ironically, feel so impersonal?Personalized learning, in its broadest application, suggests tailoring instruction to …

What Can Make Black, Female Students Feel Valued? Having Black, Female Teachers.

Students feel happier, more valued, and more motivated when they have a teacher of the same race and gender as them, a new study finds.

“Leaders Must ‘Walk-the-Walk’ and Create a Culture of Innovation”

Leaders Must ‘Walk-the-Walk’ and Create a Culture of Innovation is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.<p>In it, PJ Caposey, Amber …

Google Earth takes students globetrotting from the classroom

Google has a fun new educational tool for those students slowly falling asleep at their desks.<p>The company on Monday launched 10 new "stories" on Google Earth Voyager specifically designed for educational use. Students can explore remote places such as the Costa Rica Thermal Dome Hope Spot through …

Augmented Reality and Its Potential Effect on Education

Augmented reality (AR) is set to change the foundations ofThe post Augmented Reality and Its Potential Effect on Education appeared first on iamwire.

Teaching

ISTE 2017: Districts Work to Close the Digital Equity Gap

By Jena PassutPanel offers tips to help eliminate the divide between students with access to the internet and those without.

Education Technology

Adults See Black Girls as Less Innocent Than Their White Peers, Survey Finds

Adults see black girls as less innocent, more independent, and less in need of nurturing and protection than their white peers, says a report with …

ISTE 2017: Google Introduces New Features for Classroom Exploration

By Jena PassutThe tech giant expands offerings that help teachers use tools like Google Earth Voyager in the classroom.

How the cloud has changed education and training

A few years ago, the cloud was a promise to reduce costs of IT and improve flexibility and scaling by providing on-demand computing, storage and services to every organization.<p>Today, the cloud is a ubiquity we take for granted. We expect every file, every service and digital asset we have to be …

Higher Education

Augmented reality could be the biggest reason to buy an iPhone 8

This year's iPhone (tentatively dubbed the "iPhone 8") is going to be a huge launch.<p>We've already heard a lot about the iPhone 8 through leaks. …

29-Year-Old Refugee Pilot Flies Around the World to Promote Women in STEM

Engineers, scientists, students, tech companies and non-profit organizations are just a number of the individuals and groups that celebrated International Women in Engineering Day worldwide for the first time Friday.<p>Its widespread effort aims to inspire women to pursue careers in science, …

Nonprofits

Knowledge vs. Access to Knowledge

I ask you a question.You are unsure of the answer, so you google it, tweet out if anyone has an answer, or use a plethora of resources that are at …

3 common iPhone battery problems and how to fix them

Is your iPhone slowing down with age? Or, in the case of its battery life, speeding up? One of the first signs of age on an iPhone is the battery not holding a charge as long as it once did. Of course, you might also experience odd battery behavior on a relatively new iPhone, where the battery …

Is school too shallow?

Basic recall and reasoning skills will not be enough to help today's students to thrive in a future job market, say some educators.<p>June 23, 2017 …

The Holo app is a tease of what's to come with AR on the iPhone

Get ready to fill the digital version of your world with lots of weird stuff<p>The most exciting thing about Apple’s recent announcement of iOS 11 at WWDC, to me, was ARKit. The idea that augmented reality is going to be baked into the mobile operating system means all sorts of weird stuff is on the …

Augmented Reality

Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class?

Have you ever walked into a classroom where students were engaged in serious on-topic discussion, debating ideas and challenging each other to …

The Best Suggestions On Ways Teachers Can Sanely Approach PD Over The Summer & Still Have Time To Relax

It’s summertime and, in addition to getting some R & R, it’s an opportune time for us educators to also pursue some kind of useful professional …

Helping Students Build a Presence Online

Subscribe: Android | RSS<p>To what extent should we give students the opportunity to create their own presence and, dare we say it, brand online?<p>On the …