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Five emerging trends for innovative tech in education

No longer simply future-gazing, technologies like augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) are becoming firmly accepted by the education sector for …

SchoolDash: the school performance data tool for teachers, parents - and even estate agents

The problem with big data is that it’s not always that easy to wade your way through it. The UK Department for Education, for example, provides a mammoth amount of information about schools – average class sizes, absence levels, details on how many pupils are eligible for free school meals (and how …

Data Visualization

Jamstik+ review: Not quite a guitar replacement, but a great tool for beginners

When I was growing up, my mom would put me in a variety of classes: ballet, piano, swimming. After a semester of each course, I would get bored and move on to something new. The varied curiosity was fun at the time, but eventually it led to my lack of skills in any one outlet.<p>I didn’t realize how …

What Cutting Edge Looks Like In A School In 2015

Ready for a new school year? Your child probably spent the summer learning new skills or leveling up existing ones, be it coding, painting, swimming or music. When kids build skills, they acquire a greater sense of confidence and curiosity that will make them hungry for even more accomplishments. …

Teaching

8 Great iPad Games to Develop Kids Mathematical Thinking

August 18, 2015<br>Below is a collection of some of the best iPad math games for young learners. These apps involve strategic use of mathematical skills …

4 Ways Photomath Will Ruin Math Class This Year

Brilliant or InsaneIf you are a math teacher, you’ve likely heard of Photomath. The smartphone app, which debuted in early 2015, allows a student to …

Two Useful Game-based Learning Tools for Teachers

BrainRush allows you to set up virtual classrooms, assign any BrainRush to any student and monitor the activity and progress of each student in real …

6 Must-Have Apps for Teachers' Back-to-School Toolkit

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite has compiled this list of apps to help teachers make their classrooms interactive, creative and productive in …

A Wonderful Free Tool for Creating Interactive eBooks for Your Class

August 2, 2015 <br>Kindle Textbook Creator is a free software application that allows you to easily convert your educational content saved in PDF format …

A Collection of Some of The Essential Educational Web Tools for Teachers

July 29, 2015<br>We spent sometime during the last weekend sifting through our archive of educational tools we covered in the past and decided to bring …

Free AP Lessons Offered Online in Calculus, Physics, Macroeconomics

A MOOC-provider teams up with the College Board to release materials aimed at students who are underrepresented in AP classes.

Lrn for iOS is the app that will get you learning to code

There are plenty of apps and initiatives designed to help you to code – Codeacademy, Code.org and Code Institute among them – but the truth is whatever approach you take, there isn’t a magic trick to mastering it.<p>I’ve tried lots of methods in the past and found that the biggest issue is sticking …

Top 25 Tech Tools for Teachers for 2015

Technology Evolves Quickly!<p>When I started teaching in 2004, I used any/all available technology. I had an overhead projector and a CD player. Then I …

Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation

Video Editing and Remixing Tools<p>Direct and star in zany TV shows with fun, easy-to-use movie maker<p><b>Bottom line</b>: What this fun, creative storytelling …

Insights- A New Educational Tool for Creating Paperless Interactive Lessons

June 25, 2015<br>The popular educational app TinyTap has recently released a new tool called Insights. This is basically a data management tool to help …

Close Reading: 5 Questions to Help Students Analyze Complex Texts

June 27, 2015<br>Close reading is a key literacy practice highlighted in the Common Core State Standards. It is a skill that empowers students to …

5 Good Android Portfolio Creator Apps for Students

The easiest way to capture qualitative evidence of student learning. Three Ring allows teachers and students to document *anything*, organize it in …

8 Educational Websites to Help Students Gain Important Learning Skills

June 8, 2015<br>The platforms we curated for you today provide a myriad of useful resources to help students gain important skills. These resources …

Learn New Things For Free With a Handy Website

The opportunity to learn a new skill or language is, for many, a luxury. Dutch website Konnektid wants to remove the usual barriers to education and …

Improve Your Grammar While Writing Emails! Mini Edtech Function Review on Grammarly

<b>What this Resource Includes:</b><br>Writing Platform, Grammar Check, Plagiarism Checker, Citation Generator <b><br>Bonus Points:</b><br>Grammar Learning Material, Online …

Evaluating Technology? Here's What To Look For...

In my former life as a Director of Instructional Technology I worked with school leaders to make the best choices when it came to technology. We …

Education Technology

80 Free Stock Images Perfect for E-learning | The Rapid E

In a previous post I shared some free stock images via Unsplash. They’re free for commercial use. Unsplash has a lot more images, but the download I …

Top 10 Best Free Math Resources on the Web

For many students, the words “math” and “fun” don’t seem to have much overlap. Math is often thought of as a dry subject – equations don’t get most …

Woot Math Actually Puts Personalized Learning to the (Scientific) Test

Woot Math is aimed at middle school teachers looking for personalized math tools.<p>If you were to draft the ideal development scenario for a formal …

Personalized Learning