Dion Norman

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Teaching Art, Or Teaching To Think Like An Artist?

<b>Teaching Art, Or Teaching To Think Like An Artist?</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Be creative. Curious. Seek questions. Develop ideas. <i>Play.</i><p>These ideas are …

Pedagogy

AI in Education Will Grow Exponentially by 2021

By Meghan Bogardus CortezTeachers will get a boost in efficiency thanks to machine-learning tools.

Machine Learning

40+ Educational Apps to Try Out in 2017

iPad

Educating all Children and the power of technology

The aspiration to educate all children in the world is relatively recent. A product of the inclusion of the right to education in the Universal declaration of Human Rights in 1947, it produced one of the most remarkable transformations in the shared experience of humanity. I call these efforts to …

Education

Beyond open floor plans: Check out 5 of Chicago's coolest tech offices

Kegs and ping pong tables won’t cut it anymore if you’re looking to wow prospective employees with your office. To figure out what moves the needle …

The Workplace

10 Factors That Affect 21st Century Education’s Longevity

Today, technology is having a great impact in every domain of education. Read more...

Learning

This iPad synthesiser lets you play almost any sound

SyndtSphere may be just about the most flexible music instrument ever. It is also an iPad app. Klevgränd’s SyndtSphere can be a piano, a violin, a flute, a bass, but it can also be anything in-between. If you ever struggled to find the exact sound you wanted out of a synthesizer, then should try …

Synthesizers

How Google Took Over the Classroom

CHICAGO — The sixth graders at Newton Bateman, a public elementary school here with a classic red brick facade, know the Google drill.<p>In a social-science class last year, the students each grabbed a Google-powered laptop. They opened Google Classroom, an app where teachers make assignments. Then …

Education

Lost and Found

Course Designs that Map it Out<p>Helen DeWaard<p>By Helen DeWaard, Lakehead University in Orillia, Ontario<p><b>“We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto!”</b> (quote from …

Creative Commons

8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them

A generation ago, IT and digital media were niche skills. Today, they are a core competency necessary to succeed in most careers.<p>That’s why digital …

Digital Citizenship

Resources for teachers

Make audio hotspots invisible in Book Creator<p>Use VoiceOver in iBooks to read Alt Text<p>3x3 Magic Squares<p>Create virtual dioramas<p>Create a "talking …

eBooks

Informational Research and Book Creator - Book Creator app

Coyote research project<p>We have been working on the genre of informational writing over the past month and just finished up a piece on coyotes. I have …

Writing

Using non-linear stories to gamify your books

Book Creator was one of the first apps we installed on our school iPads in 2011 and we have gone on to use it across the whole of Key Stage 1 and 2. …

NEW! Google Classroom: Individual Student View - Teacher Tech

View Individual Student Work in Google Classroom<p>I get asked this a lot “Alice, can you see all the work one student has done in Google Classroom?” …

50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom

My school is FINALLY a Google Apps for Education (GAfE) School! I’m beyond thrilled. Last year, I could not use Google Classroom because only GAfE …

Education

The History of STEM vs. STEAM Education (and the Rise of STREAM)

By Amy PietrowskiOne K–12 educator offers an example of truly cross-curricular education.

Education Technology

ISTE’s 5 Tech Trends to Watch This School Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Aug. 28, 2017— International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)<p>CEO Richard Culatta says we’re at a tipping point when it …

Learning

Google for Education Tour – Reimagining education with technology

Google for Education Tour<br>Reimagining education with technology<p>REGISTER NOW<p>What's the role of technology in education?<p>How do we prepare students to be …

How Microlearning Will Shape the Future of Work

When I first started experimenting with microlearning in 2010, Amazon sold one book on the topic: <i>The Didactics of Microlearning</i>. Written in dense …

Talent Management

How do you get kids into coding? Tynker and Parrot let them use it to fly drones

As drone prices continue to drop, the popularity of the flying devices has yet to wane. Couple this love of remote-controlled flying with the …

Kids

Book Creator, Minecraft, and the film festival award - Book Creator app

This is the remarkable story of just how far you can go with an iPad, a few apps and a spark of creativity.<p>I wrote before about how we use Book …

Film Festivals

Why all school leaders need to be digital leaders

What is the role of the school principal? In my role managing schools, it’s a question I often ask both the principals in the schools I run, and …

Education

3 Handy Google Classroom Guides for Teachers

September 7, 2017<br>In yesterday’s post we covered some excellent video tutorials that can help you learn more about how to use Google Classroom in your …

M-learning

How to manage Google Classroom like a boss with notifications

When you’re using Google Classroom to manage your class’s workflow, there’s a lot going on. There are assignments and announcements …

Education

Google Classroom: Reply Notifications for a Question - Teacher Tech

Reply Notifications on Ask a Question<p>I am mostly a fan of the ask a question feature in Google Classroom. I really wish responses were not listed …

Google

Teen Girls With Smartphones Flirt Most With Depression and Suicide

A spike in the teen suicide rate parallels almost exactly the rise of smartphone use, especially among teen girls, who are the most vulnerable to cyberbullying and alienation.<p>On Instagram, Snapchat, and via text, the messages wouldn’t stop coming to 12-year-old Mallory Grossman’s phone. She was a …

Teens

Sony brings 200-inches of “true 4K HDR” to the living room for $5,000

Sony recently announced their latest update to their line of home theater 4K projectors. With the launch of their entry-level VPL-VW285ES, Sony now brings up to 200-inches of true 4K HDR into the living room. Featuring 10-bit color depth, and true (4,096 x 2,160) 4K HDR.<p>Before now, you would have …

Best Buy

Record your band’s demo with this tiny cylindrical recording studio

If you've ever attempted to record a little music demo of your own, you know that these days, the wealth of technological options can be a little overwhelming. Audio company iZotope, known for its pro-level recording gear and software, might just solve this problem with a pared-down little gadget …

Guitar

6 Truths about Parenting Tweens in the Digital Age

Parenting tweens gets a bad rap. In my work helping parents and schools with kids and social media, I hear a lot of complaining about kids between 9 …

Parenting

Poor Students Face Digital Divide in How Teachers Learn to Use Tech

America's most innovative schools constantly help teachers learn to use technology. But in many high-poverty schools, the barriers to good teacher …

Education