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Fire Up Your Class With Student-Interest Surveys

As we work daily to develop the skills of young readers, writers, speakers, listeners, and thinkers, we constantly consider this: What will engage …

Teaching

Can I Use That Picture? How to Legally Use Copyrighted Images [Infographic]

What was once a web filled with code and scrolling text, the Internet is now the world’s largest conglomerate of images. And as visual content …

Copyright

30 Free Google Drawings Graphic Organizers

Several years ago when I started making webinars, my first one was on creating <b>Graphic Organizers with Google Drawings</b>. This was before I had started …

Data Visualization

Why Digital Learning is Reshaping Education

Technology has changed just about every field, including education. Digital learning is reshaping education in unprecedented ways. The ways in which …

Fake News

The phrase “fake news” has been used by Trump to discredit responsible reporting that he dislikes. But 60 Minutes’ investigation looks at truly fake …

Fake News

9 Rules For Emailing From Google Exec Eric Schmidt

Communication in the Internet Century usually means using email, and email, despite being remarkably useful and powerful, often inspires momentous …

Eric Schmidt

Without Mentioning It, Google Silently Released a Pretty Awesome Video Editor

Are you looking for a simple video editing tool to use with your students for that once and done classroom project? Google Slides just might be the …

Video Editor

That Emoji Does Not Mean What You Think It Means

By now you probably know that the emoji you send on an iPhone might not be the emoji that is received on a Nexus. Since emoji are designed …

Language

Teens Explain the Horrors of Sexting

Sending nudes isn’t a new phenomenon—the advent of camera phones took care of that—but for teens these days, a bevy of social media platforms make …

Teens

National Education Technology Plan - Office of Educational Technology

The National Education Technology Plan is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States. The Plan articulates a vision of …

Education

Are We Getting Smarter about Ed Tech?

"Will teachers be replaced by robots?" That was the provocative question asked by Scott McLeod (@mcleod), a leading voice in educational technology, …

2015's Ed Tech Trends in Review

As the end of the year approaches, it's a fantastic time to look back on the big trends of 2015. Moving forward into a new year offers promises of …

Coding By Design: A Design-First Approach

We teach kids how to write by first immersing them in stories and literature. We should adopt this same approach to teach coding and programming. In …

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

iOS

29 Instagram Hacks From People Who Take Really Good Photos

Make your feed look like that of a professional photographer.<p>If you want to step up your Instagram game, take better photos and curate an enviable feed, who better to ask for advice than professional photographers acing the game? Which is why we've reached out to 29 Insta kings and queens and asked …

Photography

The Difference Between Marketing to an Audience and Building a Community

Community-building is a growing part of marketing today. At the same time, building a community is quite different than marketing to an audience. Let …

Social Media Marketing

1-to-1 Essentials Program

13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics

A study conducted at the Wharton School of Business found that:<p>50% of the audience were persuaded by a purely verbal presentation<p>67% of the audience …

Infographics

GradeCraft

Grade Predictor<p>The Grade Predictor enables students to set clear goals for their work. They decide which assignments they want to work on, set a goal …

Mac Spotlight commands: How to add cool new ones

We've loved Spotlight ever since it released with OS X 10.4 (Tiger); the feature is great for finding a file when you can't remember where it's …

Remind

The end of unread emails and handouts.<p>Communicate faster.<p><b>Real-time messaging</b> for your school, group, or just a single person.<p><b>Schedule</b> reminders ahead …

23 Tools For Students To Publish What They Learn

<b>23 Tools For Students To Publish What They Learn</b>by <b>Nadya Khoja</b>, venngage.comIt’s no surprise that’s no surprise that there are so many tools available …

Infographics

5 Google Maps Tutorials for Teachers and Students

Yesterday, at that the third annual Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp Jim Wells spent about an hour sharing ideas for using Google Maps and Google Earth …

How to set up Family Sharing on an iPhone, iPad or Mac

In the dark days before iOS 8 introduced Family Sharing, one parent couldn't access the other's go-to playlist when the kids got cranky in the car. …

Google Just Made It Super Easy To Build a Website With Material Design

Ever wished your lame-ass blog could look a little more like a sweet, crisp Material Design app? Well, it’s your lucky day: Google has a new tool …

Material Design

The Battery-Saving iPhone Trick We've All Been Doing Wrong

You’ve been there: Your iPhone starts acting sluggish, so you double-tap the home button and start swiping up to close out apps running in the …

iOS

Google Sheets Just Got Some Major Updates - BetterCloud Monitor

Google Sheets just got some major updates. Adding new functionality to nearly every aspect of Sheets from chart creation to data display, and even …