EdTech Team

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The Top 10 Ways Blogs and WordPress Are Used in Schools

Edublogs is built on WordPress – which was once just for blogs.<p>But now, WordPress is used for way more than blogs and powers around 20% of the entire …

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 …

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 …

Design

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 …

Education

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 …

Google
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 …

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 …

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, …

Learning

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 …

Education Technology

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 …

Programming

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 …