Dion Norman

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Five Ways Teachers Can Use—and Create—Augmented Reality Experiences

Technology in School<p>Five Ways Teachers Can Use—and Create—Augmented Reality Experiences<p>sponsored content from Metaverse<p>By Jeff Crews     Jan 22, …

Augmented Reality

Netflix expects Apple’s TV shows to be bundled with Apple Music or iOS

Netflix today announced its fourth quarter results for 2017, reporting $3.29 billion in revenue and 8.33 million additional subscribers. Hidden in the company’s announcement, however, is also acknowledgment that Apple may soon be a major competitor…<p>Netflix’s Q4 results largely beat analyst …

Netflix

16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms

<b>As you probably know, Google Drive is far more than a place to store files online.</b> It also includes a suite of versatile creation tools, many of …

Google Docs

Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators Requires Cultural Change

By Dean KamenK–12 must leverage partnerships and boost excitement to encourage STEM success.

Education

Intro to Coding and Computational Thinking for Educators

EDTools

EDCollection<p>Unit<p>Lesson<p>Activity<p>Video<p>Freedom Question<p>Case …

South Dakota

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2018

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p>Sponsored by Kiddom<p><b>Around October of every year,</b> while teachers are waist-deep in curriculum, kids are thinking …

Creative Commons

How Does Project-Based Learning Prepare Generation Z for the Future?

<i>By Breanna Reynolds and Nicholas Martino</i><p>Meet Generation Z– the future pioneers of our increasingly global world, a world that is “careening ahead at …

U.S. Marines

5 ideas for using Google Classroom’s new differentiation and grouping feature

One huge drawback of using Google Classroom has been the inflexibility of creating assignments. Everything you assigned had to go to every student. …

26 Critical Thinking Tools Aligned With Bloom's Taxonomy

Fostering critical thinking skills is always a challenge in teaching. Educators still honor Bloom’s Taxonomy as the basis of learning. With that …

Home

Make use of a powerful, intuitive design toolkit.<p>Whether you need to embed a video from Vimeo for your programme, add a placeholder for employees to …

Education

STEAM Art Lessons

from Tricia Fuglestad's elementary art room<p>Science*Technology* Engineering*Art*Math<p>This list of ART and technology rich STEAM lessons will continue …

Chroma Keying

How to Quickly Copy Questions from One Google Form to Another

formRecycler is a free Google Forms Add-on that I wrote about in a blog post yesterday morning. If you haven't seen it yet, formRecycler is an Add-on …

How to Create an Online Course in 5 Easy Steps

Creating an online course used to require several experts in IT, software development, and instructional design. Now you can create an online course …

Instructional Design

Finland thinks it has designed the perfect school. This is what it looks like

The walls are coming down in Finland’s schools – but not just the physical barriers between classrooms. Also going are divisions between subjects and …

Education

3 Steps to Build Your Own District-Wide Technology Solution

<i>By Shelley Hudson</i><p>Every district has been through it. Either your team identifies a new technology need that has to be implemented at the district …

Project Management

How Do You Introduce Parents to Your Learning Model? Send Them to Bootcamp.

Learning Strategies<p>How Do You Introduce Parents to Your Learning Model? Send Them to Bootcamp.<p>By Kevin Murphy     Jan 10, 2018<p>By …

Teaching

Med-tech startup Metavention raises $65M, names Todd Berg CEO - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

By Katharine Grayson <br>– Senior Reporter, Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal<p>Jan 8, 2018, 1:25pm CST<p>Metavention Inc., a startup developing a …

Startups

Screen Time? How about Creativity Time?

[Excerpt from my book <i>Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play</i>]<p>Discussions about children and new …

MIT Media Lab

Giving young Canadians the digital skills needed for jobs of the future

News Release<p><b>From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada</b><p><b>CanCode program to benefit more than 1 million young Canadians and their</b> …

Innovation

Why You Need More Than "One Good Study" To Evaluate EdTech

<i>By Andrew Coulson</i><p><i>This post was originally published by MIND Research.</i><p>You probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear that every education technology …

Research

6 of The Best Web Tools to Create Class Newspapers

Digital newspaper creation is a multimodal literacy activity you can use with your students in class to target a wide range of academic skills. The …

M-learning

How to Integrate Tech without Losing Your Mind

Veteran teacher-educator Jennifer Gonzalez knows the anxiety and frustration associated with learning to teach with technology. In this excerpt from …

Video Tutorials

5 Questions Every Kid Is Trying to Answer

When we think about creating a stronger school culture, we know how important it is to focus on relationships. But why are relationships such an …

Leadership

Quizzing Just Got Better with Rise - E-Learning Heroes

Whether you’re designing a pre-assessment, a knowledge check, or an evaluation, most e-learning courses have a quiz of some sort. Quizzes are a great …

Pedagogy

You're 96 Percent Less Creative Than You Were as a Child. Here's How to Reverse That

Sure, you can't be a kid again, but you can think like one.<p>If you haven't said it yourself, someone has said it to you: "I'm just not that creative."<p>Most of us wouldn't mind being just a little more creative. Fortunately, you can. Not only are there proven ways to increase your creativity, but …

Creativity

A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works)

Edtech Business<p>A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works)<p>By Tony Wan     Jan 17, 2018<p>Jamesbin / Shutterstock<p>If …

Education

Not Much New in EdTech in 2017; 3 Things Could Change That in 2018

Despite more global investment in EdTech, not much happened in 2017.<p>Last year the rise of artificial intelligence (as reported here) was evident …

Mary Meeker

If tech addiction is screwing up our kids, what should tech giants be doing?

A strange thing happened when <i>New York Times</i> tech writer Nick Bilton interviewed Apple CEO Steve Jobs in 2010. At the end of the conversation, Bilton …

Walter Isaacson