Lisa Breen

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How I Use Flipboard as an Educator

When <b>Flipboard</b> invited magazine readers to create their own magazines, I jumped on the bandwagon and immediately began compiling my own. Most of my magazines are targeted for the education field. I believe Flipboard is the perfect tool for educators to create magazines for themselves, their students …

Social Media

Why Micro Learning Is Educating The ADD Generation

<i>Roman Kostochka is the founder and CEO at Coursmos, a micro-learning platform.</i><p>In 2012, Mashable had published an article called “Technology Creating a Generation of Distracted Students” which reported the results of a study done by Pew Research Center. According to their data, about 90 percent of …

10 Essential Skills for The 21st Century Worker/ Learner

April 18, 2015<br>Here is an interesting infographic from university of Phoenix featuring 10 essential skills for the successful worker.Going through the …

Education Technology

MagMaking 101: How to Make a Magazine for your Class

The biggest tool Flipboard can offer educators is the ability to make magazines. Not only is it easy, but once you get the hang of it, magazines are flexible and customizable. Best of all, joining Flipboard is free and you can make as many magazines as you need them. Here’s how to get</b> …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Six Ways to Create Flipped Video Lessons

A few months ago I created and posted a video about making flipped video lessons on VideoNot.es. Since then I’ve made videos about more tools for …

Twitter in the classroom

Today I had an interesting exchange of views on Twitter... about Twitter. I mentioned that I strongly encourage the use of Twitter in my classes. …

ZSpace virtual reality system makes science class look like 'Iron Man' lab

Heart dissections in science classes have always been a messy affair. For years teachers have cut open cow's or sheep's hearts to show students how they look inside, and, while students get to feel and see the heart, they can't watch as it beats, because the animals are dead. They can't see the …

Google brings multiple teacher function to Classroom

Google built Classroom to make education more efficient with technology and computers. They’ve slowly been adding new and useful features every once …

How Adaptive Learning Tech Transforms STEM Education

<i>This article was co-written by Dr. Nishikant Sonwalkar and Ben Owens</i><p>Many of today’s classrooms look very much like they did 100 years ago: rows of …

Education Technology

How can we shape better teachers?

Five years ago, some 16 years since the end of apartheid rule in South Africa, I noticed that final year pre-service teachers in the faculty of …

Teaching

How Technology Transforms Classrooms Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on April 25, 2015<p>Technology has changed the way we operate in our day-to-day lives. From driving to work to cooking in the kitchen, from the …

How We are Moving Towards an Amazing Classroom Experience

Improving learning outcomes and the experience in the classroom is top of mind for educators. As professionals, we’re also constantly on the lookout for new approaches that will save of time, effort, money, headaches … This is what innovation is about!<p>To learn more about these innovations I invite …

Education Technology

Lessons from Innovators: STEM Learning Opportunities Providing Equity (SLOPE)

<i>The process of moving an educational innovation from a good idea to widespread effective implementation is far from straightforward, and no one has a magic formula for doing it. The William T. Grant and Spencer Foundations, with help from the Forum for Youth Investment, have created a community</i> …

The Next Big Thing You Missed: Teach Everything Under the Sun With Snapguides

Daniel Raffel dreamed up the idea for Snapguide as he struggled to perfect a loaf of bread.<p>Raffel, a cook trained by renowned chef Thomas Keller, was …

15 Million Students Learned to Program This Week, Thanks to Hour of Code

Hour of Code, a five-day-old initiative to get kids to take programming tutorials during Computer Science Education Week, will soon reach 15 million …

Hour of Code Offers Coding Tutorials from Bill Gates, Zuckerberg, Etc

In advance of Computer Science Education Week, which kicks off on Monday, Code.org has brought together some of the biggest names in the tech …

Bill Gates

5 Do-It-Yourself Science Experiments With Grover

Come for the science, stay for the dubstep interlude.<p>In this adorbs video, which will make you want to be 5 years old all over again, scientist and perennial Sesame Street denizen Grover (the thinking man's Elmo) wants to bring back dinosaurs. Unfortunately, science isn't exactly on his side. …

Bridging the Gender Gap: Encouraging Girls in STEM Starts at Home

<b>Editor's Note:</b> This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affecting women in science, technology, engineering and math.<p>The 21st century has been defined by rapid innovation in the science, technology, engineering …

What Makes Girls Fall In Love With Computers And Code?

<i>Feature image by Zach Weiner via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal</i><p>The perennial discussion about women in technology is in high gear once again, this time after remarks made by Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham about the relative dearth of female tech founders and the perks of starting to code at …

Dash and Dot Robots: Rolling for Code

<b>***THIS LESSON HAS BEEN UPDATED. THE DICE ARE NOW MATS TO PRINT AND USE WITH ACTUAL DICE. SEE THE END OF THE POST FOR THE RESOURCES***</b><p>Today was my …

Full STEAM Ahead in 2015 | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Over the course of the next few months ThingLink will be collecting, curating and encouraging our community to create science content to support Next …

Leading the Maker Movement

Over the past year more and more schools across the globe have embraced the concept of making to learn. This phenomenon trickled into schools as the …

How Makerspaces Help Local Economies

New technologies like 3-D printers and laser cutters have boosted entrepreneurial activity in American communities.<p>Two and a half years ago, James Fallows wrote an article about the changing state of American manufacturing. He argued that developments such as 3-D printing are enabling startup …

Makerspaces

MakerSpace, A New Social Media Network Exclusively for Makers

MakerSpace is a new social media network for exclusively for makers. The goal of the online community is to connect makers with one another to share …

She's shaking up the video game industry. From Pakistan

Mariam Adil is making waves in the Pakistani gaming industry — and she's trying to save it from its male-dominated self.<p>"An industry doesn’t reach its full potential,'' she says, "by stifling its already limited talent pool."<p>According to recent data, Pakistan's software industry employs more than …

‘Memory Sticks’ are Classic Gadgets with New Functionality

How to Add and Remove Apps from the Dock on iPhone or iPad

Apple has placed what it thinks are the most useful apps in the dock of the iPad and iPhone, where they are accessible on every Home screen. However, your idea of the most useful apps may be different from Apple's. Here's how to add or remove apps from your dock.<p>To move an app to or from the dock, …

Microsoft Launches Visual Studio Code, A Free Cross-Platform Code Editor For OS X, Linux And Windows

At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced the launch of Visual Studio Code, a lightweight cross-platform code editor for writing modern web and cloud applications that will run on OS X, Linux and Windows. The application is still officially in preview, but you can now download it …