Dion Norman

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EduTech: What Apple can do to win back Chromebook users & improve the education system

<i>EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments …

Education

Makeblock raises $30 million for robot-building kits for kids

Remember when kids could simply play with their toys? They still can. But parents are increasingly spending on toys that are chockablock with tech components, and that promise to turn their kids into software developers or robotics engineers. The Toy Industry Association, which held its …

Startups

7 Favorite Apps to Use with Book Creator

You probably know by now that I’m a huge fan of Book Creator. I love apps that help students demonstrate their understanding and tell their stories. …

Education Technology

How to setup Google Team Drives

The addition of Team Drives to G Suite simplifies file sharing in organizations. Here's how you can enable, create, and configure Team Drives.<p>Before …

Google Drive

If You’re Serious About Designing Edtech Solutions, Start With the Learners

Growing up in San Francisco with parents who devoted their lives to the nonprofit and public education sectors, my primary contact with Google, …

Education

Google Classroom Speed Grading

Time<p>A teacher's time is so valuable. Technology is intended to aid in the ability to save time. Google Classroom is a tool that can do just that. You …

Education Technology

Google Classroom: Now open to even more learners

Starting today, G Suite for Education administrators will see updated Classroom settings that give them new controls over who can join their classes …

Education Technology

Digital Citizenship Certification

2016-2017 Certified Districts: <b><br>Decatur County Community Schools, Greensburg, Indiana</b> <b></b><br>North Decatur Elementary School (2016-2017) <br>North Decatur …

Developing students' digital literacy

The issue<p>Even today’s students need support with some areas of digital practice, particularly in an academic context, so it’s important to make sure …

MashUp-Google Keep with Google Docs: Adding Standards to Your Google Docs

This month, I saw an amazing idea posted on Twitter by one of my favorite edtech gurus, Eric Curts. His thoughts were to use Google Keep to provide …

Education Technology

Ten Tips for Creating a Culture of Innovation

Keara Duggan, Director of Education Elements' Design & Implementation team, provides 10 essential tips for creating a culture of innovation.

Student 3D Printing That Helps Make A Difference

By: Joy Schwartz. Students thrive when asked to solve real problems that have the power to make a difference, as demonstrated by my high school …

3D Printing

How to use your iPad as a laptop

An iPad may not be the same as a full computer, but it's getting pretty close.<p>It's one of the great philosophical debates of our time: Can an iPad replace a laptop? From day one, way back in 2010, we've been trying to turn Apple's iconic tablet into a computer replacement, with mixed success.<p>If …

iOS

Google Classroom now available for personal Google accounts

Google Classroom is a fantastic tool for collaboration in schools, but the requirement to use G Suite for Education was a barrier of entry for some …

Google

New iPads to arrive next month during first Apple Park event

Apple will announce its next-generation iPad lineup next month during its very first event at Apple Park, according to a new report.<p>Sources say that production of the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro has been brought forward for the launch. The device is expected to be accompanied by an updated 12.9-inch …

iPhone

Part 1: Thinglink is Bringing VR to Every Classroom!

In my constant exploration for virtual reality resources and tools, I think I've found the holy grail for VR creation! The Thinglink 360° & VR Tool …

Sometimes A Little EdTech Can Make A Big Difference

I met Melissa Killion at an EdCamp session on the Flipped Classroom two years ago. Afterward, we talked for a while about our experiences on what had …

Education Technology

EduTech: The best accessories for using iPad & iPad Pro in the classroom

<i>EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here.</i><p>In …

iOS

Autonomous car startup NIO unveiled its self-driving concept vehicle

The company hopes to sell the cars in the US in 2020<p>Chinese-backed car manufacturer NIO showcased its EP9 electric supercar last November in London, but this weekend at SXSW, the company unveiled its concept consumer autonomous vehicle, the NIO EVE.<p>NIO used to be known as NextEV, and is backed by a …

Transportation

Sony’s touchscreen projector technology feels like the future of interactivity

A touchscreen without a display<p>This year at SXSW, Sony opened up what it calls the “Wow Factory” in a converted warehouse on Trinity Street in Austin, where members of its Future Lab program have set up some of the coolest and weirdest hardware concepts out there. The Future Lab program is a …

Virtual Reality

Google Classroom: Updated Group Docs Maker - Teacher Tech

If you are having students do work in small groups the activity may require a collaborative document for the students to work on. Manually creating …

Education Technology

A kid-friendly electronics board that you can program from the web

Peegar is an Arduinio-style electronics kit that you design programs for by dragging and dropping Scratch-style objects around in a browser; when …

Programming

The All-Metal 3D Printer

ALL-METAL<p>Engineered for precision, reliability and durability.<br>Snapmaker is of high quality and premium design.<p>MODULAR DESIGN<p>Designed for quick …

3D Printing

This modular 3D printer can turn into a CNC machine or laser cutter

Snapmaker is an upcoming Kickstarter project with a lofty goal: to be the holy trinity for at-home makers by using detachable modules to convert between a 3D printer, a CNC carver, and a laser engraver. In retrospect, the idea seems almost obvious. All three devices need three-axis motors to work: …

3D Printing

Ikea is now selling hydroponic gardening kits

Ikea is betting on indoor gardening.<p>The furniture retailer is introducing a line of products, part of the Krydda/Växer collection, that'll help you start your own indoor hydroponic garden. Unlike regular gardens, hydroponic systems don't use soil to grow plants — only water. That water is filled …

Gardening

Indoor Growing Kits & Cultivators

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How to Create Content That Keeps Earning Links (Even After You Stop Promoting It)

Do your link building results look something like this?<p>Start doing outreach<br>• Get links<br>• Stop doing outreach<br>• No more links<p>Everyone talks about the …

Content Marketing

Collection of online safeguarding policies and guidance resources

This page, by Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board, contains information for Schools, Colleges and Professionals across the wider Children's …

Education

Free G Suite Training On Demand for Teachers and Students

Pinterest<p>Up Your Skills With the G Suite Training Chrome Extension<p>Ready to take your Google skills to the next level? No time for extended workshops …

Education Technology

Using Video in the Classroom - Journey with Technology

I watched this video from Common Sense Media about improving the use of video in the classroom. Notice that it’s part of a playlist, and you may want …

Education Technology