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Inquiry Learning Ideas for Math and Science With iPads

More than any other academic disciplines, science and math draw their meaning by relating to life in the “real” world outside the classroom. They …

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12

Resources by Topic:<p>If you’re a high school teacher looking for iPad resources targeting your needs, you’ve come to the right place. Students in …

Education Technology

Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2

If you are teaching with one, a few, or a class set of iPads, finding the right apps and project ideas for your students can be a challenging task. …

edtech

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5

Teachers across the country are using technology, including iPads, in their classrooms. But, when it comes to finding the best resources for …

Education Technology

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8

There are many resources from Edutopia and across the web for middle school teachers who are integrating iPads in their classrooms. At this age, …

edtech

The Ultimate App Guide for Students – Infographic

February 14, 2016<br>Studying is a necessary activity that few enjoy. The key to good study is organisation. An ad-hoc approach to studying may seem like …

Apps

6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing

If your students are having trouble thinking up an idea for a story, you'll definitely want to check out Writing Prompts for Kids. There are four …

Creative Writing

20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps

Evernote<p>Evernote is a multiplatform app, but you cannot edit simultaneously. It's compatible with the Livescribe Smartpen, which uses a tiny camera …

Education Technology

7 Reading Readiness Apps for Special Needs Students

How can we use tech to support the special-needs population? Technology has been touted as a game changer for many reasons: personalization, pacing, …

Teaching

Minecraft helps kids with autism build richer lives

Two hours north of Sydney, the kids of 3-6 Rainbow, a class in Aspect Hunter school combining grades 3-6, are playing Minecraft. The students are bright, bubbly and talkative -- pretty much what you'd expect from any group of kids ages 8 to 11.<p>But this class is a little different. It's run for …

15 Technology Integration Secrets from Award Winning Teachers | Emerging Education Technologies

Wondering why some teachers succeed with technology integration more readily than others do? These award winning educators share many skills that …

Kahoot Adds a Team Mode

This week Kahoot, the wildly popular quiz game platform, released a new team mode. The new team mode is designed to be used with students who are …

Free-range kids could become healthier, happier adults

<b>Is our obsession with safety and providing sanitised spaces for children actually hindering their development? Let them fail, fall and feel their own</b> …

Parenting

CS Fundamentals for grades K-5

Elementary School<p>× Close<p>Our Computer Science Fundamentals courses have about 15 lessons that may be implemented as one unit or over the course of a …

How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology

In my consulting as well as administrative technology work, I am often asked the same questions by different schools and officials. One of the most …

7 free ways to capture student responses without costly clickers

<b>Most educators are familiar with student response systems (SRS) a.k.a. clickers. Common brands are eInstruction, Sentio, TurningPoint, Activote.</b> …

Six TED Talks to Inspire and Motivate Change

TED talks have become a source of great inspiration in recent years. They give us an insight into so many of life’s great questions and conundrums: …

7 bad speaking habits that turn people off immediately

Speaker and author Julian Treasure gave a popular TED Talk in 2014 that explained how anyone can speak effectively, whether in a conversation or in front of a crowd.<p>How well you influence others, he said, is as much about you do say as what you <i>don't</i>.<p>Here are the bad habits you need to avoid if you …

Global Issues in Education: Gender Disparities and Technology

Are You Feeding Your Kids These Gender Stereotypes?

A fake line of baby food urges parents to stop feeding gender stereotypes to kids.<p>Have you guys heard about Gender baby food? It's made entirely from ingredients naturally grown in our society! And it comes in 12 awesome flavors, including Anti-Gay Grape, Submissive Spinach, Perverted Peas, and Big …

Parenting

Teen Who Has Autism Shares How An iPad Let His Voice Be Heard

"Not being able to speak is not the same as not having something to say."<p>One teen with autism is showing the effect technology has on his life in a new ad campaign.<p>Tech giant Apple recently released two short films which give a glimpse into the life of 16-year-old Dillan Barmache, who has autism …

How Social Media is Reshaping Today's Education System

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are today’s students tweeting their way to better grades? More than nine out of 10 teenagers hold at least one social media account; Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Vine, Twitter and Facebook rule the lives of most middle and high …

Social Media

Education Seeing Tomorrow

by Nala Bailey<p>Education is the door to many possibilities; it is more than just knowledge you gain in a classroom. Education is the doorway to finding your passion and pursuing it, training yourself for life as an adult, exposing yourself to different cultures, and finding a way to improve the …

Why Diverse Teachers Elevate Education for Everyone

Sixty-two years ago, <i>Brown v. Board of Education</i> held that separate schools for black and white students are inherently unequal, marking an important milestone in the fight for desegregation and diversity in schools.<p>Fast forward to May of 2014, when Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that …

Kids who walk to school have better concentration

<b>Some of the rhetoric surrounding breakfast nutrition should be transferred to morning exercise, encouraging parents to swap their car keys for a pair</b> …

How universities can teach their students to respect different cultures

Universities are diverse spaces. Their students are of different races and religions, belong to different socioeconomic groups and are even …

Pedagogy

A Strong Case for Uncommon Learning

<i>It is not that our students are actually learning differently per se, but the environment in which they are learning is dramatically different –</i> …

Apple Releases Classroom App for iPad – MacStories

One of the core changes of iOS 9.3 is Education, and a big part of the updated framework is the Classroom app. Apple has now released Classroom on the App Store, and it's a free download for iPads running iOS 9.3.<p>Classroom is a powerful new iPad app that helps you guide learning, share work, and …

This Could Be The Perfect Math App For Young Learners

If you walk into almost any elementary/primary school mathematics classroom, you should find kids using “Manipulatives.” These are physical objects—like Base 10 Blocks, Cuisenaire Rods, or Tangrams—that allow kids to explore math concepts in physical, three dimensional ways. Now, <i>DragonBox Numbers,</i> …

Mathematics