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The Edvocate’s 2018 EdTech 20: A Ranking of 20 Global Edtech Influencers

Who are the biggest edtech influencers in the world? <i>The Edvocate</i> editorial team has exhaustively researched the movers and shakers of edtech and …

Education Technology

Three Good Places to Find Hands-on STEM Lessons

Like a lot of people, my most memorable moments from elementary school involved hands-on science lessons. One of my favorite experiences was making …

Education Technology

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

Online Education

4 Tools for Teaching Teamwork and Collaboration in the Classroom

Everyone — from businesses to sports franchises — is on a quest to crack the code of the perfect team. Google spent years studying their working …

Teaching

Why Effective Digital Learning Shouldn’t Disrupt Traditional Teaching Techniques

In my work as a digital learning specialist, I’m charged with helping teachers try new classroom strategies and learn to use the technology tools …

Teaching

Here Is Another Excellent Website to Help Students Learn Coding

Codesters is another excellent website we are adding to our collection of coding resources. Codesters provides students with an easy and simple …

Education Technology

Animatron lets you create awesome videos with little know-how

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime access to this animation studio for $49.99.<p>When you have something to sell or a message to get across, video is your friend. Animatron Studio Pro is an innovative platform that lets you create captivating animations without any special design skills. Used by the likes of …

GIF Animations

To Motivate STEM Students, Ask Them Better Questions

What do these four questions have in common?<p>1. Can all the children of Lake Wobegon be above average?<p>2. On average, do your friends on Facebook have …

Mathematics

All the 2018 education apps Apple announced

Apps

The 30 Best Science Websites for Grades K-12

What are the best science websites for your K–12 lessons? Here are the ones I turn to again and again.<p>Interdisciplinary Resources<p>Perfect for middle …

Education Technology

Free Platform Lets Teachers Find and Share Their Favorite Resources

It was a bittersweet moment for Ashley Lamb-Sinclair as she walked away from her middle-school classroom for the final time last year, flicked the …

Teaching

7 Digital Learning Theories and Models You Should Know

While pursuing our teaching degrees we were introduced to various learning theorists and their insights about how people learn best. Some familiar …

Education Technology

Become A Deep Learning Coder From Scratch In Under A Year

Machine learning (AKA AI) seems bizarre and complicated. It's the tech behind image and speech recognition, recommendation systems, and all kinds of …

Machine Learning

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

Universal design for learning arrives on campus with concerted grassroots effort

NEW ORLEANS -- Eric Moore, a universal design for learning and accessibility specialist for the University of Tennessee's office of information …

Apple Cider Vinegar Is the Wonder Serum That Can Do Way More Than You Realized

Apple cider vinegar is commonly used as a home remedy for everything from weight loss to hiccups to sore throats. After hearing a brief synopsis of apple cider vinegar's benefits, it sounds like there are few things it <i>can't</i> cure. But before you start throwing back ACV in massive doses, remember …

Alternative Medicine

“Beautiful[AI]” Uses Artificial Intelligence To Create Your Presentations

It’s pretty wild – it appears that using Artificial Intelligence to help people create their presentations could a next Big Thing.<p>Yesterday, a new …

Classroom design should follow evidence, not architectural fads

The past decade has seen a boom in the construction of trendy buildings with visually appealing interiors in schools and universities. Proponents …

New York City

AutoDraw Drawing Tool from Google

Google recently launched this new drawing tool that pairs machine learning with drawings from artists to help students create images quickly. It is …

Education Technology

“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 …

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Software

16 Windows 10 tricks you'll wish you knew sooner

In homes and offices across America, you can’t throw a stone without hitting a Windows PC. You’ll find Microsoft running on monitors in almost every school and library, in businesses big and small, and in living rooms, bedrooms, and dorms from coast to coast.<p>Windows is so commonplace, many of us …

Introduction to Functional Programming in Python

Most of us have been introduced to Python as an <b>object-oriented</b> language; a language exclusively using classes to build our programs. While classes, …

Python Programming

Tamal Ray's recipe for honey and almond brittle biscuits

The act of caramelising sugar, with its blowtorches and crystallisation points, can seem intimidating to the novice baker. Although the chemical reaction itself is complex, transforming a homogenous jumble of simple sucrose molecules into a thousand new forms, the actual process is a simple …

Dessert

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

At the end of the day, edtech can feel like one more thing on a teacher’s plate.From IBM’s test scoring machines in the 1930s to the Speak & Spells …

Teaching

This One Trick Will Make Your Pasta So Much Better

And it doesn’t require any extra time.<p>There are few dishes as satisfying as a steaming plate of pasta, especially when it’s enjoyed at the end of a …

Cooking

Quantum computing is going to change the world. Here's what this means for you.

The science and tech world has been abuzz about quantum computers for years, but the devices are not yet affecting our daily lives. Quantum systems …

Quantum Computing

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

hair loss

National Geographic “101 Videos” Is A Nice Series For Teachers & Students

National Geographic has a series called 101 Videos that are engaging and accessible, and cover a variety of topics.<p>Here’s how they describe</i> …

Hate mopping? The Everybot RS500 will save your back and make floors sparkle

It’s important to you to keep a clean house, but scrubbing the floors can be back-breaking work. And hiring someone to do the cleaning for you is out …

Robotics