Technology for Teaching & Learning

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

Education Kills Our Creativity, Here Is How We Can Regain It

Society stresses the importance of education. Good grades in school propel a kid to a prestigious institution; and getting into a world-renowed …

Creativity

1,000 Teachers Tell Me What They Think About Calculators in the Classroom

Yesterday, I asked teachers on Twitter about their classroom calculator policy and 978 people responded.<p>I wanted to know if they allow calculators a) …

Education Technology

How do you ditch “safe teaching” when prepping for THE test?

Building Relationships with Students #GSPD

Building classroom community has always been a very important part of what I do in my classroom. Using our morning meetings, “good news, bad news,” …

Education

Traditional school desks give way to exercise balls, wobble stools

WALTHAM — Teachers of another generation may have had little patience for fidgety students. Students were expected to sit with both feet on the floor …

Education

15 tools and apps real educators actually use

Some of the best things about an ed-tech conference are the sessions, where attendees learn about new tools and resources, trends, and teaching …

Education Technology

Social Media: Is Avoidance Really The Answer?

Over the holidays, I had a very interesting conversation with a relative. She shared some thoughts about “why educators should not be using social …

10 Things to Fear

On the other hand, TeachThought and Sylvia Duckworth seems to think that it’s worthwhile.<p>And for blogging, …

Education

National Women’s History Month lessons and resources

In 1975, the United Nations declared March to be International Women’s History Month and March 8 International Women’s Day. Later, in 1981, several …

4 Small Questions That Lead to Innovative Breakthroughs

<b>Let’s start with the beginning.</b><p>I’m an idea guy. That is, I have a lot of ideas. As a teacher I would constantly improvise, come up with new projects, …

Pedagogy

12 tips and tricks for using music in the social studies classroom

Pre or post learning writing prompt: What would be the music themes for different historical figures? As in, what would Abe Lincoln play at his …

Education Technology

Free Printables!

Printables are the perfect way to stay organised without breaking the bank. I love making and using them myself, and so I hope you find them useful …

Intellectual Property in a Digital Age

I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on Twitter. Yet the conversation about “intellectual property” and “does the school own my work?”, has come up …

Education

John Spencer

For our number one choice, we went with someone who is not actually a professor at Hogwarts. You guessed it. Argus Filch. That’s right, the mangy, …

5 Ways I Screwed up (and Fixed) Project Based Learning in My Classroom - Cooper on Curriculum

About a month ago I was chatting with a colleague who was inspired to implement project based learning (PBL) in her classroom, took it upon herself …

Pedagogy

Media Literacy: A Crash Course in 60 Minutes

Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, and Greg Toppo, the National Education and Demographics Reporter …

NASA released a ton of software for free and here’s some you should try

NASA has just published its 2017-2018 software catalog, which lists the many apps, code libraries and tools that pretty much anyone can download and use. Of course, most of it is pretty closely tied to… you know, launching spacecraft and stuff, which most people don’t do. But here are a few items …

Space

Watch2Gether

"I just wanted to say that Watch2Gether is absolutely wonderful and me and my girlfriend use it all the time (since distance separates us)."<p>- Ted by …

Entertainment

10 Incredible Interactive YouTube Videos

Like a 21st century version of the choose-your-own-adventure books, interactive YouTube videos can up the engagement factor by letting the viewer decide the course of the action, or just play around with the content.<p>With Tippex seeing success with its <i>A Hunter Shoots a Bear</i> campaign, and Samsung and …

Timeline - The Atlantic

Explore your life in history.<p>Tell us your birthday, and we’ll show you how the world has changed during your lifetime.

Higher Education

Stargazing from the wrist: the best celestial apps for wearables

Admit it, you know nothing of the Universe, not even your own galaxy. Luckily, you can change all that with a flick of your wrist. The majority of …

Why Alexa is winning the smart home war (and what's next for Amazon's assistant)

Our Favorite Learning Apps for Tablets and Smartphones

We spent over 25 hours researching and testing more than 35 educational and learning apps recommended by educators, experts, parents, and kids. We …

Mac 101: How to take a screenshot with the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

One of the things that I’ve always loved about macOS is how easy it is to take a variety of screenshots with just a keyboard shortcut. Yet, with the release of the Touch Bar-adorned MacBook Pro, some may find that taking screenshots is easier than ever. In this brief tutorial, we’ll show you …

Apple

Where Photos Files Are Stored on Mac

The Photos app in Mac OS aims to manage all images found within the application, including pictures copied from an iPhone or memory card into the …

OS X

13 Rules to Help You Stop Making Bad Font Choices

| Jan 30th 2017<p>The way you use and pair fonts have a profound effect on your message and the feelings your graphic evokes. You may have the most …

The Things I Wish Every Teacher Knew About Technology...

On Friday morning I had the idea to write a list of the things that I wish every teacher knew about technology. Before I started writing the list I …

Teacher tax deductions are great ways of recouping costs

Attention Teachers! Let’s Learn About Tax Deductions that can Put a Smile on Your Face at Tax Time<p>Do you know all of the teaching-related expenses …

Taxes

Flipboard on Flipboard

@flipboard | Official Flipboard account<p>Pictures of the Week 3.23.17<p>Europe<p>#ICYMI: Popular Stories in Tech This Week (Week Ending March 24, …