Brian Taylor

1,113 Flips | 7 Magazines | 1 Following | 1,056 Followers | @bjtaylor09 | Assistant Principal for Technology Integration at Bangkok Patana School, Thailand.

8 Ways to Create Videos on Chromebooks

A couple of days ago Tony Vincent Tweeted my list of tools for creating videos on Chromebooks. That list was last updated in November. Tony's Tweet …

The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast

<b>Teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology</b> — if it has something to do with teaching, we’re talking about …

Imposter Syndrome and Graceful Swans

Take a moment to place yourself in what is a familiar scenario: you are about to speak to a room full of our colleagues.<p>Few things prepare you to …

Self-confidence

Should children ban their parents from social media?

<b>Parents from Shanghai to Chicago are proudly putting pictures of their children on social media.</b><p>It might be taken for granted - but no previous generation of children will have had the experience of having their entire childhoods intensively and publicly documented in this way.<p>In the UK, the …

Apple is stalling for time with its new MacBooks — and Microsoft knows it

The machine's sharp, superthin screen, smart design, and innovative click wheel led Business Insider's Steve Kovach to write that "the Studio isn't a computer. It's an entirely new computing category, a sort of desktop-tablet hybrid that already has people excited."<p>When Apple gathered tech …

Touchscreens

The Ultimate List of Edtech Survival Tips for Teachers

Integrating edtech into any classroom is a worthwhile pursuit. Technology connects our students to learning in fun and unique ways. It’s not always …

Education Technology

How to Begin Rethinking Homework for Better Learning Outcomes

Rethinking homework and what its purpose is can raise a lot of hackles in education. It’s always just kind of been there as a given, something every …

Teaching

15 under 15: Rising stars in cybersecurity

Kids born after the year 2000 have never lived a day without the internet. Everything in their lives is captured in silicon chips and chronicled on …

High School

What a driverless world could look like

What if traffic flowed through our streets as smoothly and efficiently as blood flows through our veins? Transportation geek Wanis Kabbaj thinks we …

9 TED Talks on artificial intelligence

Computers are being taught to learn, reason and recognize emotions. In these talks, look for insights -- as well as warnings.

One More Reason to Use Social Media in Your School

In an earlier post, I shared 7 Reasons To Use Social Media In Your School. The post outlines some of the biggest reasons to use social media as an …

12 Terrific iPad Games For Honing Critical Thinking Skills

Developing critical thinking skills turns lessons from a mere relaying of facts into a conversation by which students begin to understand their …

Teaching

The scientists who make apps addictive

Tech companies use the insights of behaviour design to keep us returning to their products. But some of the psychologists who developed the science …

The One Type of Leader Who Can Turn Around a Failing School

The strength of a nation’s economy and the vitality of its society depend on the quality of its schools. So why does the UK still lag behind its peers, despite investing more than them? The 2012 OECD Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) study showed the UK invested the 8th largest …

8 digital skills we must teach our children

The social and economic impact of technology is widespread and accelerating. The speed and volume of information have increased exponentially. …

How Entropy Powers The Earth (Big Picture Ep. 4/5)

The Internet is having a bad day after massive cyberattack

The entire Web seemed to be broken Friday for users in the United States, with many major sites suffering outages.

MEL Science Raises $2.5 Million to Make Lab Experiments a (Virtual) Reality

Edtech Business<p>MEL Science Raises $2.5 Million to Make Lab Experiments a (Virtual) Reality<p>By Elsie Simpliciano     Oct 14, 2016<p>MEL Science<p>Many …

Virtual Reality

How technology can facilitate classroom discussion.

Last year, an ed tech startup called Desmos faced a curious conundrum: Classrooms using its math app grew quiet, too quiet.<p>Teachers use the Desmos …

Jennicam: The first woman to stream her life on the internet

<b>In 1996, 19-year-old Jennifer Ringley turned on a webcam that sat on top of the computer in her college dorm room. In that simple act, writes Aleks Krotoski, she changed the modern world.</b><p>It would be, at first glance, a perfectly innocent thing to do. But rather than use the cam to speak to friends …

Making Water Fall Up? The Stroboscopic Effect | Earth Lab

A night light you can drink from.

Gatekeeper

Retired police detective Yukio Shige is haunted by the memories of those he could not save. He frequently keeps watch on the Tojinbo Cliffs which …

Policing

Screen time; Quality versus Quantity

<i>Thinking through writing…</i><p>A question I always receive in workshops regarding the use of technology in the classroom is regarding the notion of “screen …

Closed-question quizzing – unfashionable yet effective

Back in the misty past of teacher training I was introduced to two golden nuggets of wisdom:<p><i>1. Closed questions are the devil.</i> <i><br>2. Open questions are</i> …

Media Moment: Sparring over Screen Time | Center on Media and Child Health

Dear Reader,<br>Welcome to another Media Moment! This month, Gina Sheesley, a freelance writer and mother of two living in Kentucky, shares how she …

Parenting

Your Oculus avatar can pull a sword out of thin air and take a VR selfie

At the 2016 Oculus Connect 3 keynote, Mark Zuckerberg showed off a live VR chat with the Oculus Rift.

Video Games Can Have Lasting Impact on Learning

<i>Summary: According to researchers, a new computer based brain training program helps improve a child’s performance in math and reading.</i><p>Source: Yale.<p><b>A</b> …