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How AI and Eye Tracking Could Soon Help Schools Screen for Dyslexia

Technology in School<p>How AI and Eye Tracking Could Soon Help Schools Screen for Dyslexia<p>By Stephen Noonoo     Nov 28, 2017<p>Lexplore<p>In an era of …

Education

Reclaiming My Purpose and Voice: Confessions of a Former “Edtech Speaker”

In 2015, I was selected to repeat my ignite speech on the lack of diversity in edtech ahead of Soledad O’Brien’s keynote during ISTE. It was a …

Soledad O'Brien

A Small Town School Embraces a Big Vision

When 42-year-old Buddy Berry—whose family has lived in rural Eminence, Kentucky, for generations—took the reins of the Eminence Independent School …

Disney World

‘Minecraft: Education Edition’ Brings 21st-Century Students Back to the Oregon Trail

If you were a K–12 student in the 1980s or 1990s, playing a video game at school likely makes you think of only one thing: “The Oregon Trail.” The …

3 Ways EdLeaders Can Level the Computer Science Literacy Playing Field

<i>By Dr. Idit Harel</i><p>We all know that today’s economy is becoming more digital by the day, and I would argue that computer science is the new literacy. …

Education

Education technology meets its limits

This week has been a good one for those who like to talk about the limits of technology. Over in the UK, a prankster managed to fool Trip Advisor into naming his shed the #1 ranked restaurant in London. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, a city struggling to manage several wind-fueled wildfires, the …

Education

The Futile Resistance Against Classroom Tech

Critics of laptops in schools aren’t prepared for the future of technology.<p>Imagine a classroom in the not-too-distant future. Textbooks, slideshows, and notes all interface neatly with devices that once called “phones” and “laptops”—but now those learning materials proliferate through desks, walls, …

Bruce Schneier

Now on Oracle’s Campus, a $43 Million Public High School

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. — Tech companies ship all kinds of products to public schools: laptops, online writing programs, learn-to-code lessons and more.<p>Now Oracle, the business software services giant, is trying the opposite tack: bringing a public charter school to the company.<p>At its lush campus …

Oracle

In a time of robots, educators must invest in emotional labour

Technology critics and defenders alike argue that human jobs are being eliminatinated by workplace automation, minimizing the need for human …

Emotions

Most Teachers Say Classroom Tech Helps Students, but Teachers Need More Training

Research<p>Nearly four in five — 78 percent — of teachers say they haven't received the training they need to effectively use the technology they're …

Education

Welcome 9: Yes, Another Free Educational Resource

<i>Background Note: Each new Basic (free) member at the Teacher Learning Community receives a series of emails to help them become comfortable with the</i> …

Learning

EDUCAUSE 2017: 6 Principles to Get People on Board with IT Change

By Kelly KonradWhen it comes to IT decision-making on higher ed campuses, choice architecture can have a big impact on attitudes.

Behavior

The 2017 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs

You don’t have to look hard to find an education blogger. The internet is full of experts ready to share their knowledge.<p>But who are the trendsetters …

K-12

New Research Answers Whether Technology Is Good Or Bad For Learning

For years educators and scholars have debated whether technology aids learning or inhibits it.<p>In the most recent issue of Education Next, for example, Susan Payne Carter, Kyle Greenberg, and Michael S. Walker write about their research finding that allowing any computer usage in the classroom …

Education

Minecraft Hour of Code

Learn Teach Projects Stats Help Us About<p>Sign in<p>Course Catalog<p>Projects<p>Report bug<p>Help and support<p>Learn<p>Teach<p>Educator Overview<p>Elementary School<p>Middle …

Computer Science

Write for My Teacher, or Publish to The World?

<b>When students participate in out-of-class learning, teachers should recognize that potential</b><p>Fifteen years ago, a student I never taught forever …

EdTech is Not Scary: 5 Things to Start With

EdTech is Not Scary The world interacts digitally. We are failing our students by not helping them to be users of digital technology. As we debate …

Education Technology

5 impactful edtech trends in 2017

Education technology is evolving, and this is a magnificent thing. It manages to provide us with that power and experience that everyone wanted to have as a young child. But integrating various new education technology trends to the table does seem to be quite challenging, especially with so many …

Learning

Crafting a Vision for Empowered Learning and Teaching: Beyond the $1,000 Pencil

<i>Article produced in partnership with Cisco Education</i><p>High-speed networks, digital devices, and creative applications are revolutionizing education. …

Flipped Teaching is NOT about making videos

I was chatting with a History teacher this week, who like most history teachers, was discussing how much content he had to get through and how some …

Teaching

How Has Google Affected The Way Students Learn?

Take a look at this question: How do modern novels represent the characteristics of humanity?If you were tasked with answering it, what would your …

Teaching

Digital Student Portfolios Show What Kids Can Do

Digital student portfolios have tremendous potential, writes author and principal Matt Renwick, from organizing passion projects to promoting …

Teaching

Tech Tools That Have Transformed Learning With Dyslexia

Fifth-grade teacher Kyle Redford remembers with emotion the day she unwittingly put an iPad in the hands of one of her 10-year-old dyslexic students, …

Education

The best learning apps

<i>By Courtney Schley</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with</i> <i>Wirecutter</i><i>, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>We spent over 25 hours researching and …

Kids

Why Our Obsession With Edtech and Workforce Prep Concerns Parents and Public Educators

An upcoming webinar titled “The Future of Work and What It Means For K-12 Schools” has Carolyn Leith concerned about career-readiness. “They’re …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

GSUITE

G SUITE is a full suite of tools to develop a complete workflow for teaching a learning. This site will provide you with the basic skills you need to …

66 Question Checklist for Rolling Out Google Apps

Every day more and more schools move to <b>Google Apps for Education</b>. It is a powerful solution to meet many needs for students and staff. Some benefits …

Google Apps

Teaching SEL Is Easier With TeacherVision’s New FutureFit Resources

Future-Ready skills, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), 21st Century Skills—teachers know these skills are crucial to students’ success in the …