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Cerego Hacks Your Personal Learning Style to Help You Remember Anything

Cerego today launches a tool that aims to help us actually retain what we’re learning.<p>It’s an educational product that caters to the individual …

Plan Ahead: 7 Online Tools To Streamline Your Teaching

Photo by: the girl who owns the world<p>Various studies have shown that by making lessons more technology based and interactive, teachers can increase …

Life with Raspberry Pi: Sparking a School Coding Revolution

Illustration by Harry Campbell<p>By Chad Sansing<p>Our classroom glows with activity. One kid drafts a how-to article in which he explains the steps …

Back To School: Technology That's Elementary

<i>This is a post in Back To School, an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers technology trends in education for parents and educators.</i><p>In many communities around the North America, parents and students are beginning the annual rite of passage of preparing for school. As early as this week, school …

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App-Free iPad PD: Start with the Possibilities

I was asked by our technology director to help facilitate an iPad workshop for teachers. They had just received their new devices and were looking …

Panorama Education Wants To Make Polling Parents, Students And Teachers Easier For Educators

New Haven-based startup and current Y Combinator Summer 2013 participant Panorama Education is looking to address a major pain point for educators, students and parents around school with its polling app targeted at K-12 students. The technology is designed to replace cumbersome legacy players, and …

No more red ink! This startup just got $2M to help students perfect their grammar

The latest online education startup to receive funding? NoRedInk, a web-based application that helps students improve their spelling and grammar.<p>NoRedInk’s founder and chief executive Jeff Scheur is a former high school English teacher, who disliked grading assignments with a red pen. His students …

A Notebook Made for your Whole Brain

Some people, like myself, like to believe we’re equal parts right brain (for creativity) and left brain (for rationality), because not everyone is …

Bunkr Is The PowerPoint Killer We’ve All Been Waiting For

French startup Bunkr is focused on one simple task: killing PowerPoint. To achieve this goal, the company’s well-designed web app will help you collect visual content and organize it into slides. The result is a very visual HTML5 presentation that works on your computer, phone or tablet. You can …

In The Netherlands, Schools Are Using iPads To Teach The Steve Jobs Way

Seven schools in the Netherlands are teaching kids using only iPads. These “Steve Jobs Schools” are part of the O4NT program (Education for a new Era).<p>One of the biggest tenants of O4NT is flexibility in learning, and Apple’s technology provides that environment. While students do attend class …

Education

A 12-Year-Old's Quest To Remake Education, One Arduino At A Time

Twelve-year-old electronics prodigy Quin Etnyre wanted to make education more fun. So he became a teacher.<p>Quin Etnyre walks to the front of a crowded room at Deezmaker 3D Printers and Hackerspace in Pasadena, California. He adjusts his laptop on the workbench, then looks up and addresses the class. …

The 10 Best Writing Apps on the iPad

Writing apps for iPad<p>As we gradually get faster at typing on touchscreens, extended writing sessions on the iPad have become much more viable. Meanwhile, developers of writing apps have made significant improvements to their offerings. Here are our picks for the 10 best apps for getting some …

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In this excellent demonstration of how teachers can use tech to develop student-led learning, science teacher David Andrews explains how tablets and …

Teaching

Is It Worthy? How to Judge the Value of a Tech Product

Education has become a hot industry, both for the technology community and for investors hoping to back the next big success. It’s also in the …

Stop Penalizing Boys for Not Being Able to Sit Still at School

Instead, help them channel their energy into productive tasks.<p>This year's end-of-year paper purge in my middle school office revealed a startling pattern in my teaching practices: I discipline boys far more often than I discipline girls. Flipping through the pink and yellow slips--my school's …

Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education

Would a person with good handwriting, spelling and grammar and instant recall of multiplication tables be considered a better candidate for a job …

U.S. schools not making the grade when it comes to education technology

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Here’s a bit of disappointing but not-so-surprising news: according to a new report from the nonprofit think tank Center for …

Put the Awe Back in "Awesome" -- Helping Students Develop Purpose

Seeking Meaningfulness<p>William Damon, leading expert in human development and author of <i>The Path to Purpose</i>, states that students today may be high …

Teaching

Zombie-Based Learning -- "Braaaaaaains!"

Mr. Hunter's story was featured on an NPR affiliate if you would like to read more. In addition, he has made available one of the comics he created …

Pedagogy

KQED

The ever eloquent Sir Ken Robinson contends in this TED Talk that the culture of American education contradicts three principles that make human life …

The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media

In the connected reading mode, we ask students to treat texts as nodes in a network of information. We ask them to quickly synthesize multiple …

Five Changes Every School Should Make

• <b>End standardized end-of-grade tests.</b> They demotivate learning and good teaching. Instead, test in challenging ways, using tough game mechanics with …

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 …

Boredom Busters: 50 Fantastic Play-and-Learn Apps, Sites, and Toys

<b>MINECRAFT</b><b>.</b> This online game lets you build entire worlds out of blocks. Minecraft’s visual simplicity belies what is a completely open-ended and …

Common Core: Reading, Understanding Analyzing Complex Texts

In my previous post “Common Core: What is a ‘complex text’ anyway?” I wrote about the three aspects of a text that the Common Core measures to …

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> …