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7 Great TED Talks on The Educational Potential of Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality is radically transforming our life by making the border between thephysical and digital reality thiner than ever before. We have …

Augmented Reality

Ex-Googler Debuts An AR App That Lets You Build Your Own Pokémon Go

Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner and venture capital company Greylock Partners are betting on an app that sets a foundation for more augmented reality applications.<p>When Pokémon Go incited mass augmented-reality hysteria this summer, one big question that emerged was whether the game’s success would …

Virtual Reality App 'Art Plunge' Takes You Inside Your Favorite Paintings

A new app will let you dive headlong into the enigma that is the <i>Mona Lisa</i>. Art Plunge is a virtual reality gallery that allows users to get an …

Infographic - Virtual Reality Surging Into the Classroom

Virtual Reality is being used in classrooms now more than ever. One quarter of the schools are already using VR, and this number is continuing to …

Download 243 Free eBooks on Design, Data, Software, Web Development & Business from O’Reilly Media

Last week we highlighted for you 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media. Little did we know that we were just scratching the surface of the …

Americans and Cybersecurity

(jmiks/iStock.com)Cyberattacks and data breaches are facts of life for government agencies, businesses and individuals alike in today’s digitized and …

Cybersecurity

5 Surprising Ways Twitter Can Help With Online Teaching

For the longest time, I could see no way to connect online teaching with Twitter.<p>Twitter was like some annoying, large exotic bird.<p>Oh, I could hear …

eLearning

5 Tips to Keep the Hour of Code Going All Year

Every year students all over the world celebrate the Hour of Code. The goal is to set aside one hour to <b>give everyone a chance to learn about coding</b> …

Programming

A Convenient New Way to See Who Has Access to Your Google Drive Folders

Creating shared Google Drive folders provides teachers and students with a great way to contribute to a pool of B-roll media, to share study guides, …

Book Creator is coming to the web

Since it’s launch in 2011, Book Creator for iPad has gone on to become one of the best-selling Education apps on the App Store, with over 25 million …

25 Innovative Educators to Follow on Twitter

If you've ever visited my Twitter stream you will know that I follow quite a bit more than my share of educators. I pretty much follow anyone I think …

5 Tips for Preparing Teachers for New Classroom Tech Tools

Whether it is a new learning management system or a fleet of Chromebooks, <b>providing new technology tools to teachers can be a difficult task</b> for any …

Professional Development

Classtools Offers a Good Way to Find Teachers on Twitter

Finding people to connect with is one of the most common challenges for teachers who are new to using Twitter. Classtools.net has a free service that …

Tools to Help You Learn No Matter Where You Are

​​​​​​Distance education — in which students learn somewhere other than a classroom or even on a campus — is growing and innovating in ways that are …

Learning

The 2017 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs

You don’t have to look hard to find an education blogger. The internet is full of experts ready to share their knowledge.<p>But who are the trendsetters …

K-12

Minecraft: Education Edition’s Code Builder Helps Teach Science Standards

As a teacher in a large district that has curriculum and technology aligned with certain stands, I often encounter tools that I would designate as …

Computer Science

How Google Street View became fertile ground for artists

Google Street View has forced us to reconsider what street photography means as a genre<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>On May 25, Google Street View celebrates its 10th birthday. A feature of Google Maps, it lets users explore cities and towns around the world — and even …

Google Street View

Apple launches free courses for the next generation of app coders

Apple has unveiled a free curriculum designed to teach high school and community college students app coding skills. The Swift language course has already been adopted by six US community college systems that will distribute it to half a million students this fall. While it's generous on Apple's …

Education

Technology in Education: How Chromebooks and Google Classroom Change the Learning Process

By Meghan Bogardus CortezIt’s a new year and time for new tech to take learning to the next level.

Google

Why Listening to Podcasts Helps Kids Improve Reading Skills

English teacher Michael Godsey is an early adopter of podcasts as a teaching tool in his high school. At first he used episodes of <i>This American Life</i> …

Podcasting

Clean between your keyboard's keys with a piece of clear tape

Just wait until you see what's stuck between those keys.<p>No matter how often you clean your keyboard, in-between and underneath the keys are likely filthy, especially if you have pets.<p>If flipping the keyboard upside-down and shaking it doesn't cut it, the best way to get underneath the edges of your …

Hacking

2. Password management and mobile security

Individuals play a critical role in their own digital security. The weak link in many personal data breaches can be traced back to an overly simple …

Security

Digital Differentiation with Google Classroom

Pinterest<p>How to Differentiate Assignments in Google Classroom<p>I am often asked about differentiation strategies that will work in the Google Classroom …

Google Classroom Comments: All You Need to Know!

Pinterest<p>Google Classroom has become a powerhouse for teachers and students! Some teachers are beginning to wonder how they survived without it! As …

Welcome to the Land of Scientia-Terra!

Recent Updates:<p><b>March 21st / 2017</b><br>Great work defeating Ember! We are gaining ground on the Minotaur King! We are now advancing to Optica Lux! Be …

Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age

The beginning of the school year is a time to set the tone for a student’s learning experience, including what teachers expect from students and …

Teaching

5 technologies to avoid in the classroom-and what to use instead

One of the most popular articles on eSchool Media is a surprising one to the editors: “6 apps that block social media distractions.” This story, …

10 features of Google Docs you should be using

Get the most out of Google Docs with these 10 tips.<p>Google Docs is packed with powerful tools. Here are 10 that will help you get more out of Google's free word-processing app.<p>Talk instead of type<p>For times when you'd rather use your voice than your fingertips to type, give Google Docs' voice typing …

Google Docs