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By Dion Norman | Ideas for integrating Technology in the Classroom

Technology is transforming what happens when a child goes to school

FOR a ten-year-old, Amartya is a thoughtful chap. One Monday morning at the Khan Lab School (KLS) in Mountain View, California, he explains that his …

Education

Build Your 3D Virtual Reality Classroom Today

Edorble is a fantastic tool for creating your own 3D virtual classroom. Just download the software and claim your room code. You can then share the …

The Value of Bringing Drones to the Classroom

As drone-related employment opportunities expand, a Kentucky educational cooperative is finding ways to offer students the relevant training.<p>Dozens of high-school students watched as four-legged drones buzzed past each other like yellow bumblebees in a gym at Kentucky’s Hazard Community and …

Education

5 Ideas For Your Student Tech Team

One way for your school to grow the digital learning capacity of its students, teachers and community is to have a student leadership group, often …

Teaching

Is Design Thinking Missing From ADDIE?

261 Shares<p>Even though a crucial part of our jobs involve design, the prevailing instructional design models are based on systems thinking. Systems …

Design Thinking

The Ed-Tech Integrator's Dilemma

In the school and district system, technology based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City (and most other places in the U.S. …

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges. Along the way, …

Education

Managing Classrooms With Teched-Up Students

There are plenty of guides out there discussing how to incorporate mobile devices into the classroom, but many teachers struggle with the …

5 Powerful Tools To Create Educational Whiteboard Animation Videos

June 8, 2017 You probably have seen them before, whiteboard style animations are everywhere online. They are used by profit and non-profit entities …

M-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. …

Teaching

Teachers Use Flipped Classroom Tech to Make the Most of Student-Teacher Time

Brian Gervase’s perspective on flipped learning has evolved since he first tried the model in his ­precalculus classes in 2009.<p>“At first I sent home …

Education

​How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset

In the gaming world, perseverance, problem solving, and creativity are the keys to success. Players start out expecting to struggle and make …

Teaching

Apple may have already lost the battle to Google for a new generation of students

Chromebooks accounted for 58 percent of the 12.6 million mobile computing devices shipped to primary and secondary schools in the U.S. in 2016 — up from 50 percent in 2015.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and</i> …

Barnes & Noble

Global Education: 21st Century skills

<i>Research has indicated that young people today are likely to have 17 jobs over five different careers after they leave school. Charles Fadel is a</i> …

Education

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 …

EduTech: With Swift Playgrounds, Apple has a chance to change programming forever

<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</i> …

Programming

Lit Trips on Chromebooks with the New Google Earth

<b>Google Lit Trips</b> have been a popular learning activity for many years. With the new version of Google Earth, they are now available for <b>Chromebooks</b>!<p>If …

Google

Comparing Sharing Spaces: Google Classroom and SeeSaw

Every classroom needs sharing spaces. In addition to physical, face-to-face sharing spaces (walls, a data projector or TV, hallways) our classrooms …

CC BY

Apple Classroom 2.0 Teacher Guide Download Out for Latest iPad Update

by Gary Ng on Friday, April 7th, 2017 - 2:41pm PDT<p>Apple Classroom is an iPad app which allows teachers and students to learn together and collaborate …

BYOD? Which device should I buy?

In the type of learning environment needed to develop students ability to think, rather than what to think, there are many options of tools to assist …

EduTech: How to integrate Chromebooks w/ Apple TV for seamless presentations & collaboration

<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 …

Smart TV

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

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, …

Design Thinking

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 …

Digital Literacy

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 …

Flipped Classroom

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 …

Tablets

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 …

Critical Thinking

The 3 Rs for Effective Tech Use: Reflect, Revise, Repeat

Recently I attended one of my favorite education conferences of the year, the ICE Conference (Illinois Computing Educators) in St. Charles, Illinois. …

Education

Using Online Collaboration Tools to Engage Students in Teamwork

Nothing is more frustrating to a teacher than lack of attention from students. You have spent several weeks or even months working on some project …

Collaboration