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Google CEO: Tech education should be more than just coding

Coding is a vital component of tech education, but it won't be enough to sustain the next generation of workers.<p>With a rapidly evolving tech world, employees will require continuous training in basic digital skills, according to Sundar Pichai. The Google chief executive explains in an opinion piece …

Sundar Pichai

The Top 10 Ways Blogs And WordPress Are Used In Schools

Since Edublogs began back in 2005, the definition of blogging has expanded greatly. Nowadays, a blog is simply a blank canvas that can be brought to …

Fire Up Your Class With Student-Interest Surveys

Snag Ideas From Students<p>What’s the easiest way to know what students are interested in? What are the issues most on their minds? Ask them. Ask them …

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 …

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 …

Drawing

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 …

How fake news becomes a popular, trending topic

<i>The following is a script from “Fake News,” which aired on March 26, 2017. Scott Pelley is the correspondent. Michael Radutzky, Guy Campanile and</i> …

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 …

Productivity

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 …

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 …

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 …

Are We Getting Smarter about Ed Tech?

What's Not Working<p>Meanwhile, our existing educational technology has failed to produce desired learning outcomes, according to a recent international …

Education Technology

2015's Ed Tech Trends in Review

Printing in 3D<p>3D printing has continued to spark the imagination of teachers and educators at all grade levels. Makerspaces, media centers and art …

Education Technology

Coding By Design: A Design-First Approach

Working Backward<p>Our approach, called Coding By Design, begins with solving real problems for real people. We start with a design thinking approach to …

UX Design

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 …

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 …

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

Common Sense Education

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 …

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 …

commands

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 …

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. …

App Store

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 …