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The Great EdTech Debate: Google Sites vs Google Classroom vs Blogger

As we move from the world of paper through the world of digital into the world of virtual, we are more and more faced with making the right decisions …

Education Technology

How This Teacher Used Google Docs to Improve Her Students’ Writing

All teachers are accustomed to receiving feedback. One suggestion I’ve been hearing more lately is to use more technology: try finding uses for the …

A teacher gave her 8-year-old students iPads and discovered one huge drawback

When Launa Hall, a teacher in northern Virginia, gave each of her third graders an iPad, they were psyched. Many of them had never had a tablet, and the appeal, was immediate and powerful, she writes in the Washington Post.<p>Hall didn’t choose to give her students iPads. Her school received …

Teaching

Why Binge Watching is to Blame for Kids Not Learning

Craig Blewett, <i>University of KwaZulu-Natal</i><p>The Collins English Dictionary unveiled a thoroughly modern concept as its word of the year for 2015: binge watching. It usually refers to consuming endless hours of movies or series on Netflix, one after the other. But binge watching is about the more …

Education Technology

Google Classroom Teacher & Student Guide | Pinterest | Google classroom, Step guide and Arrow

Teachers, how do you manage student cellphones in the classroom?

The challenge of teaching students who use their mobile devices in classrooms made national headlines this week after a white South Carolina sheriff's deputy was brought in when a black student allegedly would not get off her cellphone. Other students recorded on their mobile devices the deputy …

Be wary of wolves in sheep's clothing

There has been much talk in the media lately about technology in education, the large sums of money involved and the limited impact it has had upon …

5 Ways to Accelerate your Digital Curriculum

Brilliant or InsaneIf you have computers in your classroom, periodically use laptops or tablets or, better still, teach in a bring-your-own-device …

Education Technology

Designing a Digital Classroom

Tips for making your online course as engaging as an offline one.

Teaching

Using Tech and You Are NOT on Twitter? Rethink That - Teacher Tech

If you are using tech to teach, I can pretty much guarantee something is not going right. You WILL have questions. Who do you ask? Who on your campus …

10 Google Classroom Routines that Work

The school year is starting off more and more smoothly as my new groups of kids are more acclimated to apps for learning like Google Classroom. It's …

Education Technology

Google Classroom: 6 Tips to Level Up - Teacher Tech

<i>Please feel free to use this poster with students or to train teachers. Please do not publish it to your blogs or public sites or in other</i> …

An Overview of Google Classroom with 2015 Updates

Google classroom is a learning management system (LMS) designed by Google and implemented through Google Apps for Education. Learn the various …

The Bare Minimum Of Technology Integration

<b>The Bare Minimum Of Learning Technology</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b>What is the bare minimum of learning technology integration in a classroom?Does it depend …

Google Drive: Students Turn In a Folder - Teacher Tech

Distribute a copy of the template to students. You can do this through Google Classroom or just give them the link to the template.<p>Students go to …

8 Excellent Blended Learning Tools for Teachers

September 25, 2015 <br>In its basic and simplest definition, blended learning is an instructional methodology, a teaching and learning approach that …

Some Excellent Web Tools to Give Students A Voice in Class

September 24, 2015<br>At the core of progressive pedagogy is the empowerment of students by giving them a voice in class and making them part of the …

A Step By Step Guide On How to Create Assignments in Google Classroom

September 22, 2015<br>Google Classroom allows you to easily create, share and collect assignments with your students paperlessly. Being integrated with …

How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching

<b>How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b>A little bit of technology doesn’t change much. Can make things a little easier …

Education Technology

The surprising thing about schools with lots of technology

More time spent on technology in the classroom doesn't necessarily help kids do better in school, a new study has found.<p>In fact, above a certain threshold, an over-reliance on technology might actually detract from learning.<p>"Limited use of computers at school may be better than no use at all, but …

Education

4 Significant Apps for Social Studies Teachers

September 5, 2015<br>Below are four free educational iPad apps we want to bring to your attention. While they can be used across different content areas, …

Teacher's Guide on How to Create Forms Using The New Google Forms

September , 2015<br>Google Forms is a powerful tool with huge educational potential for teachers and educators. Besides being free and easy to use, Forms …

Education Technology

Using Web 2.0 tools & infographics - Teacher Tech

I have been using Web 2.0 tools in my classroom almost since I started teaching. I’ve been fortunate to have almost a 1:1 situation for most of my 14 …

A Very Simple Digital Whiteboard App for Teachers

August 20, 2015<br>Looking for a very simple and easy to use digital whiteboard app, Smart Whiteboard HD is a good option to start with. The app is free …

Teachers Who Tweet

There are 3 million teachers in the United States, and they do almost all of their work on their own—teaching students, preparing lessons, solving …

Three Ways Software Is Empowering Teachers

Forty years ago, Paul Allen and I started Microsoft because we wanted to help everybody get as much out of computers as we did. Back then, only big …

Infographic Maker Guide: 20 Cool Infographic Creator Tools That Will Turn You Into A Designer

Imagine you are an infographic maker god who can take 1,000 words and help people digest that information in only a few seconds.<p>An infographic, put …

Infographics

The New Explain Everything 3.0 Offers Some Great Features for Math Teachers

August 15, 2015<br>The popular interactive whiteboard app Explain Everything has recently released its newest version called Explain Everything 3.0. …

How to make technology effective in classrooms

Impact evaluations are key to how we think about development. Pilot programs suggesting statistically significant impacts are hailed as breakthroughs …

Education

5 Important Chrome Tips for Teachers

August 13, 2015<br>The choice of the browser you choose to use to navigate the net is definitely a personal one. We are more inclined to stick to the …