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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – 10 Tools for Creating Digital Portfolios

The end of the school year is here or will soon be here for many of us. While it is best to build digital portfolios over the course of a semester or …

Education Technology

Missing Pieces in Education Technology Innovation

School districts in the U.S. have more access to technology than ever before. They have made major investments in education technology to engage, …

National Education Technology Plan outlines best classroom practices

Dive Brief:<p>“Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education,” a new federal 21-point guide to tech use in the classroom …

Education Technology

Using Ed-Tech for Personalized, Adaptive, and Differentiated Learning - Market Brief

<i>By guest blogger Sidharth Kakkar, co-founder and CEO of Front Row Education, Inc.</i><p>The world of education has transformed in recent years, and along …

5 Big Classroom Problems You Can Solve with Technology

<i>An Every Classroom Matters Episode</i>In this episode, technology guru Jennifer Gonzalez shares ideas for increasing engagement and making teaching …

Education Technology

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, …

Teaching

Part 3: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

<i>Welcome to post number three in a series devoted to formative learning (assessment). In this post I showcase some tools that can assist in both</i> …

Education Technology

10 Very Good Apps for Teaching Students about Outer Space

August 31, 2015<br>Upon the recommendation of some of our readers here in EdTech and Learning, we went ahead and compiled this list of some popular iPad …

Top 90 Educational Android Apps for Teachers

August 24, 2015<br>After having posted about the best Chrome extensions and Chromebook apps for teachers, here is another back-to school goodie for …

20 popular apps and web tools made by students

We talk about the importance of bringing technology into education on a regular basis. But why? What’s the end goal here? Is it to improve learning …

Education Technology

7 Excellent iPad Apps to Teach Students Coding and Programming

Cargo-Bot is a puzzle game where you teach a robot how to move crates. Some of the features that Cargo-Bot:<p>Beautiful retina graphics<br>• Fiendish puzzles<br>• A …

There’s an app for that. Well, maybe.

<b>A call for better methods for evaluating educational apps</b><p>Richard Culatta and Katrina Stevens, U.S. Department of Education<p>As increasingly more apps …

Rules for smartphones in classrooms examined at BCTF workshop

B.C. teachers discuss merits of using smartphones and other devices in workshop this week<p>Tool or toy? Learning device or distraction? It's a dilemma …

Less Tech, More Talk: Moving To A Discussion-Based Classroom

<b>Less Tech, More Talk: Moving To A Discussion-Based Classroom</b>by <b>Emily Long</b>Sometimes I feel like the integration of new technology in the classroom is …

Teaching

EasyBib Writing Center

Who doesn’t love a funny cat video? These short and silly clips bring entertainment to millions of viewers each day. So how would you cite one of …

Fake News

2 Wonderful Apps to Turn Your iPad into A Second Monitor

August 28, 2015<br>For those of you asking about apps to turn your iPad into a second screen monitor, the best app we would recommend here is Duet …

Apps

10 things Teachers Want in Professional Development

sketch by @SylviaDuckworthWhile on Twitter today this graphic caught my eye. It was posted by @MindShiftKQED linking to an article on their blog. The …

Pedagogy

Online Quizzes - New Resources and Explorations

Mid August and the door to a new academic year is soon to be opened to students and teachers in many parts of the world. The use and implementation …

What you need to know before integrating technology in your foreign language classroom

By August 13, 2015 in The Basics<p>In this first part of the series on “5 Steps to Incorporating Technology into your Foreign Language Classroom“, we …

Education Technology

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. …

Education Technology

☆ Teacher Favorites: 20 MiddleWeb ELA Articles

Each of these 20 English Language Arts-oriented articles (dating back to 2012) has enjoyed thousands of reads since it was first published at …

Dating

A Collection of The Best Web Tools and Apps for Creating Educational Screencasts

August 9, 2015<br>A screencast, also known as video screen capture, is a great way for teachers to create and share instructional videos and explanatory …

Education Technology

The Popular Whiteboard App Doodlecast Pro Is Now Free

The popular whiteboard app Doodlecast Pro is now free for a limited time ( regular price $3,99). We have repeatedly featured DoodleCast Pro in my …

Education Technology

Part 3: Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit

<i>Welcome to the third post in this series. I cant’t think of a better time then summer to check out some new edtech tools and possibilities. I have a</i> …

Education Technology