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Parrot Education.playgroundbook.20161205.zip

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Up close with the powerful DJI drone that could change business

Drones are becoming big business. Now they’re on the precipice of becoming part of business big and small.<p>DJI — a company that has built drones for entry-level fliers (the Mavic Pro), prosumers (the Phantom line) and photo and cinematography professionals (Inspire) — is hoping to ignite the …

Drones

Apple Readies New 2017 iPad Pro, Low-Cost iPad -- But Release Date?

A new iPad Pro is expected to find a happy medium between the standard-sized iPad Pro and the largest model.<p><b>10.5 inches will be the new sweet spot:</b> expect to see a new iPad Pro design with a 10.5-inch display, Rhoda Alexander, Director Tablets and PCs, at IHS Markit, told me in a phone interview. …

Tablets

21 Tools for Conducting Digital Formative Assessments

Conducting simple formative assessments is one way to measure what your students do or do not understand from the lessons that you have taught. There …

3D Printing Will Change The Way We Make Things And Design Them In 2017

Much of the focus in the technology world currently is on artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data – and how they will affect the way we use products and how machines operate.<p>But developing just as quickly, although with slightly less hype, is 3D printing, or additive manufacturing …

3D Printing

3D Printing - iPad Multimedia Tools

<b>3D Downloads:</b><p>Dremel 3D Models - variety of downloads by category<p>Thingiverse - search for 3D models, by category<p>Pinshape - 3D models for free and for …

My Favorite Video Creation iPad Apps for Elementary School

When it comes to creating videos in elementary school there are some qualities needed in an iPad app that aren’t needed in apps for older students. …

Students

5 Tech Tools for Formative Assessment - Simplek12

Similar Articles Added Earlier<p>12 Great Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on blended learning …

Chromebook Guidelines Chart for Teachers and Educators

Station Rotation Model: Student Designed Led Stations

One of the benefits of the Station Rotation Model is how easy it is to design activities at different levels to meet the diverse needs of a group of …

Education

4 New Video Options in Google Slides That Will Make Your Day!

Pinterest<p>Video Just Got an Upgrade in Google Slides!<p>This is a super-sweet G Suite treat! Just a few days ago, Google released some new video options …

Education Technology

EdTech Implementation: What it Will and Won't Do for Your Classroom

Advances in technology have brought about many benefits to the educational industry. With the benefits, though, have come a few drawbacks. In fact, …

Education Technology

Online courses in high school? « Educational Technology

<b>By ABBY KESSLER, Monadnock Ledger-Transcript</b><p>As the world becomes increasingly more digital, schools face the decision about whether or not they will …

Education

Are We Innovating, or Just Digitizing Traditional Teaching?

A few months ago, I noticed an increased amount of discussion around the notion of blended learning. Many of these conversations started on a similar …

Learning

Sony joins the 'coding for kids' party with the Koov

Imagine Lego blocks that connect to a computer and can be coded to do your bidding (sort of).<p>Children of the future will need to know how to code, and Sony knows it.<p>Sony Global Education, the company's education arm, now brings us Koov, a set of Lego-like pieces that teach kids the basics of coding …

Virtual Reality

This New Technology Simplifies "Proof of Concepts" For Both Startups And Enterprises

A new platform for both running and discovering PoCs seeks to disrupt the PoC ecosystem, and solve several significant problems.<p>One of the biggest challenges facing technology startups (and many other technology companies) is getting established businesses to run "Proof of Concepts" - that is, …

Innovation

EduTech: The best iOS apps for keeping track of assignments, due dates, and more

<i>EduTech is a new 9to5Mac weekly series that will focus 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</i> …

Apps

The Beginner’s Guide to Design Thinking in the Classroom

In the first post of this series, I shared my biggest fear as an educator (being ineffective and my students not caring about learning). We looked at …

Design Thinking

GDD1

<b>What is the Global Day of Design all about?</b><p>Students need to make, build, and tinker. The Global Day of Design is one-day that focuses on using the …

4 fun toys to get your kids into coding

Whether you’re a tech geek who wants to pass your interests on to your offspring, or a tech-challenged individual desperate to end the technical illiteracy cycle with you, toys are a great way to trick your kids into learning.<p>There’s a huge trend in STEM toys meant to spark children’s interest in …

Toys

Bitsbox teaches kids to code

"My kids spent 6 hours playing with Bitsbox last night. They've been playing with Scratch and Code.org, but they felt that this was much cooler and …

Programming

ēdn | Intelligent Indoor Gardens

I’ve got one SmallGarden at home in my kitchen growing micro-herbs and one at my office purely for decoration. My clients ask me about it all the …

Hi, I'm an iPad Pro! — 'We hear you' brings classic feel to new ads

Apple has just launched a new ad campaign called 'We Hear You', and it's going to show real people how iPad Pro can solve their real computing …

iOS

Making Technology Integration Awesome

It’s a challenge to make effective, transformative use of technology in the classroom. This year, I’ve been working with a small group of teacher …

Edtech and Elearning: Top 100 Influencers and Brands

September is approaching, the #BackToSchool promotions are in full swing, students are getting their exam results and thinking about higher …

808 Edtech Educational Technology Youtube Channel

Are you looking for a way to get some great ideas for your classroom in the area of educational technology?<p>If so, check out my new channel …

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects'

For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and …

Education

The robot that takes your job should pay taxes, says Bill Gates

Robots are taking human jobs. But Bill Gates believes that governments should tax companies’ use of them, as a way to at least temporarily slow the spread of automation and to fund other types of employment.<p>It’s a striking position from the world’s richest man and a self-described techno-optimist …

Virtual reality can - and will - be used for storytelling

“It’s not storytelling.” That’s what Pixar co-founder Ed Catmull said about virtual reality to The Guardian. “Linear narrative is an artfully-directed telling of a story,” he added. “You’re not just wandering around in the world.”<p>It’s hard to disagree when you think about some of the technical …

Virtual Reality