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30 creative ways to use Padlet for teachers and students

I’m always excited when I’m using Padlet. Is it the interface, the way everything is designed, its purpose or the fact that I’m organizing things …

Teaching

“Apester” Looks Like A Very Versatile Tool For Creating Interactive Slideshows

Apester is a free tool that lets you create pretty dynamic looking interactive presentations.<p>You can see from the screenshot above all the different …

Education Technology

Enough With the Screen Time Scare! How to Be Sensible About Children’s Device Use

When the American Academy of Pediatrics released its most recent set of guidelines for children’s media use, much of the list reflected the …

Education Technology

10 Free Tech Tools & Websites Every Teacher Should Know About

Photograph courtesy MaxPixel. Public domain<p>Confession: I was a late tech adopter.<p>I didn’t own a computer until I was in college. I couldn’t record on …

19 Meatless Dump Dinners You Can Make In A Crock Pot

Meatless Monday just got easier.

How to Use Flipgrid - A Guide for Getting Started

Flipgrid is a fantastic service for collecting video responses to prompts that you pose to your students. It has been a hit whenever I have …

The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017

Adam Roberts finds floods in Manhattan, magic in Paris and a shortage of electricity across the world<p>A year ago, Amitav Ghosh usefully stirred things up with his rebuke to “realist” modes of writing. Where, he asked, is all the fiction about climate change? Well, it turns out that the answer is …

Books

11 bragworthy gifts for the 20-somethings in your life

<i>Welcome to the 2017 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We check out a lot of really cool stuff here at TechCrunch, so we figured we ought to put that experience to good use and help you get your holiday shopping done quickly. You can find all of our gift guides right here.</i><p>It’s me, TechCrunch’s resident …

Affinity Photo for iPad Review

Affinity Photo for iPad<br>$20 | Affinity.serif.com | Buy Now<p>We’ve come to expect less from iOS software on the iPad compared to desktop applications …

Tutorials

The 50 Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2017

As regular readers know, I’ve begun posting my end-of-year “The Best….” lists. There are over 1,700 regularly updated lists now. You can see them all …

10 Excellent Collaborative Whiteboard Tools to Use in Your Teaching

September 4, 2017 Collaboration and team work are at the centre of meaningful learning experiences both inside and outside classroom walls. Luckily …

Whiteboards

There's a teaching method tech billionaires love — here's how teachers are learning it

It involves students guiding their own lessons with the help of technology, while teachers take on more of a coaching role if problems emerge. For its apparent benefits in getting kids up to speed in reading and math, advocates have claimed it could — and should — become the future of US …

Students Share the Edtech Products That Actually Make a Difference

Teachers, with the beginning of the school year rapidly approaching, it’s time to give the students what they really want: Good edtech products. So …

Education Technology

How does translation work?

Teachers and Parents can now translate Seesaw content into over 55 languages!<p>If a note, caption, comment, announcement or message is written in a …

9 Google Docs Add-ons Teachers Should Try Out

June 2, 2017 Below are 9 good Google Docs add-ons we pulled out from the popular visual ’24 Google Doc Hacks to Make Your Life Easier’ which was …

Google Docs

The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction

<b>The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Differentiation is a simple idea that’s less simple to …

Technology in early child development: Good or bad?

Nearly every modern parent has given a tablet or smartphone to a child for entertainment at some point. These devices are simply easy and always on hand and may not harm the child if given to him once in a while. If parents hand out a device regularly, though, could the technology slow early child …

10 Chrome Extensions I Won't Teach Without

Chrome extensions are right where you need them. When the time comes, it's easy to call up a tool to process what's in front of you the way you need …

Education Technology

Implicit Bias in the STEM Classroom

The black astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson addressed how it feels to be on the receiving end of this type of bias when he was asked to make a …

LEGO Computer Coding STEM Activities for Kids

Fun LEGO computer coding for kids! Technology is a huge part of our lives today. My son loves his iPad and although we monitor his use of it, it’s a …

Lego

This Online Audio Editor Is Beautiful

Beautiful Audio Editor is a free audio editor that you can use in the Chrome and Firefox web browsers. Beautiful Audio Editor lets you record spoken …

New AP Course in Computer Science Principles Aims to Make Tech Accessible

By Meghan Bogardus CortezThe College Board hopes its new program will bring women and minorities into the fold.

Computer Science

Videos to Watch on Blended Classrooms and Schools

Students tend to be more engaged. In a study 59% teachers reported that students were more motivated to learn in a blended learning environment.Read …

Education Technology

Monitor Classroom Noise Bouncyballs.org

• Use this website as a fun way to monitor classroom noise levels!<br>• Show this website with the use of a projector to your students as they are …

An Excellent Web Tool for Recording Educational Video Tutorials

April 6, 2017 Loom is an excellent web tool for creating quick video tutorials to share with your students or colleagues. The tool is very simple and …

How-To's

Google Classroom Comments: All You Need to Know!

Pinterest<p>Google Classroom has become a powerhouse for teachers and students! Some teachers are beginning to wonder how they survived without it! As …

Education Technology

FREE Google Drive templates: writing journals

One of the most popular posts on this blog in one which shared a number of free Google Drive templates. Clearly, many educators around the world are …

Education Technology

How to Use Zero Noise Classroom

Last week I wrote a post about a neat timer and sound meter called Zero Noise Classroom. It's a free Chrome App that lets you simultaneously display …

5 Do's and Don'ts for a Chromebook Rollout

By Heather B. HayesUse these tips to smoothly deploy newly purchased devices.

Chromebook