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Type Your Text Into “SlideBot” & It Automatically Chooses Layout & Images For Your Slideshow

SlideBot lets you type the text you want to appear in each slide and then uses its software to design your slideshow in seconds.<p>It’s pretty neat, and …

Education Technology

Introducing WordPress.com for Google Docs: A New Way Forward for Collaborative Editing

We are happy to announce WordPress.com for Google Docs, a new add-on that lets you write, edit, and collaborate in Google Docs, then save it as a …

Google Docs

“Spiral” Looks Like A Great Site Where Teachers Can Set-Up Free Virtual Classrooms

Spiral lets teachers create free virtual classrooms where students can create collaborative presentations, view and respond to presentations, and/or …

Education Technology

It's Past Time For Education 3.0

<b>It’s Past Time For Education 3.0</b><p><i>Ed note: This post was originally published by Jackie in March of 2013–almost 4 years ago! That these ideas are still</i> …

The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

Every year for the past 15 years the New Media Consortium and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) have been taking the pulse of where …

Education Technology

Get students learning by MAKING quizzes instead of TAKING quizzes.

<b>QuizPedia is a fun and engaging learning tool that can be used in primary education and onwards. And it’s free</b>!<p><b>How is it different to a typical quiz</b> …

Education Technology

Tech Coaching is about Relationships not Tech

Most tech coaches end up in the role of tech coach or Tech TOSA (Teacher On Special Assignment) because they are good at using tech and integrating …

Education Technology

Microsoft launches program to take on Chromebooks in schools

In an effort to stem the academic migration to simpler, cheaper Chromebooks, Microsoft has launched the Intune for Education program. Based on the company's corporate Intune service, it helps educators manage and set up student Windows 10 PCs and apps. As part of the initiative, the software giant …

What Effective Blended Learning Looks Like

Blended Learning<p>A high school algebra teacher in Lawrence, KS, has her students watch Khan Academy videos for homework, and when they come to class …

​34.9M US Students—88 Percent of School Districts—Now Connected Online

Edtech Business<p>​34.9M US Students—88 Percent of School Districts—Now Connected Online<p>By Sydney Johnson     Jan 17, 2017<p>EducationSuperHighway<p>For …

Firewall - Why do you need it!

<b>Why do you need a Firewall?</b><p>If you use a common operating system, it’s likely that you also utilize a firewall. They’re an important part of everyday …

Information Security

What’s the Difference Between 2.4 and 5-Ghz Wi-Fi (and Which Should I Use)?

If you’re looking at replacing your old router—maybe even upgrading from your ISP’s combined modem/router unit—you may come across terms like “dual …

Wi-Fi

Great Interactive Guides to Help Use Twitter in Your Teaching

August 2, 2015<br>Thinking about integrating the microblogging platform Twitter in your instructional methodology? These handy short guides are a great …

These 8 Startups are Revolutionizing Education Technology for All Ages

The first Internet wave brought a tremendous amount of information online, but often in a way that was too overwhelming and haphazard for many people …

10 Formative Assessments Tech Tools to Put to the Test in 2015

Students require constant feedback in order to be actively engaged and strive towards growth while learning new concepts. Technology, as an …

Over 200 Free Textbooks for Teachers

August 19, 2015<br>A couple of months ago we shared here a post featuring four important websites where teachers and educators can access digital …

“Legends Of Learning” Is New Game-Based Site That Lets Teachers Create Free (For Awhile) Virtual Classrooms

<b> <br>Note: After a closer look, it appears the site is free for a month or so after registration (longer if you have fewer students) and then you have to</b> …

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all …

Teaching

The 30 most anticipated games of 2018

Fan-made video pits Mario against Lara Croft, Master Chief

Lara Croft, Master Chief and a deadly assassin are no match for Mario, as demonstrated by a recent live-action, fan-made video from CorridorDigital.<p>"Powered UP!" sets the stage for a quick getaway by Lara and company. However, after retrieving Mario's famous power-ups, the trio quickly finds …