Technology for Teaching & Learning

By Cyndi Kuhn | DED 318 Class for Pre-Service Teachers at Kansas State University

Why schools are like my daughter’s terrible Art!

I’m not a bad parent or nasty but thinking objectively, my 9-year-old daughter’s latest painting from school is a shockingly bad piece of art. It’s …

Parenting

5 Alternative Uses of Microsoft PowerPoint (Because it’s Not Just for Presentations!)

When you hear the word PowerPoint, you likely think of one thing: presentations. Yep, the tool is most commonly used for giving an audience something …

Microsoft PowerPoint

Benefits of Using Backchannels In Your Classroom

Over the years I've introduced a lot of teachers to using tools like Padlet, TodaysMeet, and Socrative in their classrooms. All three of these tools …

How I Welcome Newcomers to Online Teacher Professional Development (a/k/a the #MTBoS) and How You Can Too

Here is the promise:<p>There is a community of math educators that meets online at all hours of the day. They trade support and resources and many of …

Professional Development

Apple adds 4 new tutorials to ‘How to shoot on iPhone 7’ video series

Apple earlier this month launched a new website and video series focused on helping users get the most out of their iPhone cameras, and today the company has further expanded the series with four new how-to videos…<p>Apple has added four new tutorials to its “How to Shoot on iPhone 7” website: how to …

IPhone 7

The rise of visual communication at work

The way we communicate is constantly evolving with the the biggest shift currently being the move towards visual communication.<p>What used to take a sentence to say can now be communicated using a single gif or emoji. And importantly, what used to take 30 seconds to read and digest can now be …

Language

5 Ways to Use Padlet in School

Padlet is a versatile, collaborative tool that I’ve been using for years with students in my classroom and teachers in my workshops. Over the last …

Education Technology

16 Great iPhone Photography Tips via Apple

Many of us rely on iPhone as our primary camera, but no matter how great (or not) you are at photography, who couldn’t use some advice on taking even …

Photography

We Ask Teachers

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked educators from around the country to share their most transformative edtech moments. We discovered …

Education

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Learn How Venice Works - And Take a Virtual Tour Through It

The Amazing Race is one of the few television shows that I try to catch when new episodes air. This week the show was in Venice. Watching this week's …

Keeping it in proportion

I’m constantly amazed with the amount of wonderful learning you can enjoy if you follow the right people. For my This Week in Ontario Edublogs post, …

Coffee Shops

Three Free Speech-to-Text Tools

Last week during Practical Ed Tech Live I answered a request for free speech-to-text tools. If you missed the broadcast, I suggested Dictation.io and …

Education Technology

Clips: Hands-on with Apple's hip new video app!

Clips opens on the live viewfinder screen so the world is instantly open to you. It's not Snap or Insta — it was made by Apple's video team and not …

Apps

Professors are hired to teach, but few are ever taught how

If 60 full-time faculty members each retained one additional student per course who would have otherwise dropped out, the college could stand to gain …

Education

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is taking on fake news with an online newspaper

Wales says the Wikitribune will offer news ‘by the people and for the people’<p>The co-founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, is launching a new online publication that aims to combat fake news. The project is called <i>Wikitribune</i><i>,</i> and it will bring together professional journalists and a community of …

Journalism

13 Reasons Why You Need to “Talk Tech” With Your Kids

The Netflix phenomenon “13 Reasons Why” based on the Jay Asher novel of the same name has captivated the teens of the nation. There are countries …

Parenting

WriteReader

Create, share and publish books<p>×<p>Why WriteReader<p>01<p>Scientifically based<p>WriteReader increases students' digital writing skills significantly in only 6 …

36 Best Websites for Full-Fledged Learning

The selection of websites in this article will help students cope with their everyday challenges easily and efficiently. Nowadays, the approach to …

Learning

27 Classroom Whiteboard Sketches That Prove Teachers Are the Best

We love all of the creative classroom whiteboard sketches and prompts we’ve been seeing on social media, many of them inspired by Britney Briggs, a …

Teachers Are Becoming Millionaires By Selling Lesson Plans

These teachers are making money sharing their ideas with time-strapped fellow educators.<p>While teachers, in general, are underpaid and overworked in …

Earth Day Lessons on iPad

More Than 400 Science Animations

Learners TV, like many similar sites on the Internet, offers an index of math and science video lessons. What makes Learners TV a little different is …

Here’s Why Students Need Many Maps to Understand the World

Opinion<p>Here’s Why Students Need Many Maps to Understand the World<p>In an effort to “decolonize” the curriculum and show the true size of Africa and …

Maps

Historic GIFs wot I did

I spent just over a year at the Bodleian being sassy on social media and making GIFs out of centuries-old collections.<p>The animation of the Bodleian’s …

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, …

Augmented Reality

12 Lessons from 12,000 Blog Posts

It occurred to me the other day as I was watching the Red Sox home opener that over the course of the last ten years I've written and published more …

There’s an emotional side of edtech—and it’s affecting school innovation

<i>[Editor’s note: This post by Alan November, written exclusively for eSchool Media, is part of a series of upcoming articles by this notable education</i> …

Education