Dave Dillard

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OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive and Box: Which cloud storage service is right for you?

Storing your files in the cloud has many advantages. You can view your files from any phone, tablet or computer that's connected to the Internet, and the cloud can also provide backup for files so they'll never disappear if your phone gets lost or your computer crashes. Using the cloud is a …

Software

A teacher gave a student an 'F' and a smiley face. But she wasn't making fun of him.

Updating The Gears Of Education

<b>Updating The Gears Of Education</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><b>I.</b> Education is both industrial and fundamental; the product of engineering and affection.<p><b>II.</b> This makes …

What Innovation Looks Like in an Elementary School

To be honest, I was lost. Elementary teaching was something so new to me when I took a job last year as a K-12 Technology Staff Developer. And still …

The 4 Stages Of The Integration Of Technology In Learning

<b>4 Stages Of Edtech Integration From A Student Perspective</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><i>For professional development around this idea or others you read about on</i> …

Using Photos With English-Language Learners

"A picture is worth a thousand words."<br>-- Unknown<p>The PWIM uses an inductive process (in which students seek patterns and use them to identify their …

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads

Over the last few years K-12 schools and districts across the country have been investing heavily in iPads for classroom use. EdTechTeacher has been …

Education Technology

Five Platforms for a Classroom Back-channel Chat

Although it could be difficult to get enough invites for all of your students to use it now, in the future Google Wave could be a great platform for …

Engaging Activities for the "I'm Not Really Into Tech" Kids (And Adults!)

Today was the incredible first day of FabLearn 2013, the third Digital Fabrication in Education Conference at Stanford. I'll have to do a full-day …

Classroom Architect

Outline Your Classroom Floor Plan <br>For students, the classroom environment is very important. The size of the classroom and interior areas, the colors …

QR Codes in the Classroom

Teacher Submitted Ideas (thanks to all who contributed!)<p>For students to view YouTube clips for information (gr. 2 and gr 5)<br>• My kindergarten students …

VPTL

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How Chromecast can be used in the classroom and how to test it without the actual device

While few people haven’t even heard the name Chromecast yet, Google’s latest device has made quite a splash within the tech scene and has sold out on …

The Hardest Job Everyone Thinks They Can Do

Image by Doug88888<p><i>This piece was inspired by a heated discussion I had with a man who believes that teachers have an easy job. Please feel free to</i> …

A Nation of Wimps

Maybe it's the cyclist in the park, trim under his sleek metallic blue helmet, cruising along the dirt path... at three miles an hour. On his …

Blended Learning & The Teaching Profession - Getting Smart by Carri Schneider - blended learning, Digital Learning Now, DigLN, teachers, Teaching

Just in time to bust a myth that reared its ugly head in the closing keynote at the ASU/GSV Summit, Digital Learning Now! today released the “Blended …

When Students Say They Want to Change the World -- Listen to Them!

<i>If we are to reach real peace in this world... We shall have to begin with children. Mahatma Gandhi</i><p>Most conversations about changing the world are met with skepticism, cynicism and despair. Audacious solutions degenerate into "yeah but" and "I would if" before steering into something more practical …

Now, With No Further Ado, We Present ... the Digital Public Library of America!

Three questions with the project's executive director<p>Two-and-a-half years ago, at a meeting in Cambridge, leaders of 42 of America's top libraries and research institutions decided that the time had come to build <i>something</i> together. But what was that thing? After a half hour, Robert Darnton told <i>The</i> …

What Does a Great School Year Look Like? Ask the Students

This past school year, Shelley Wright, a high school educator in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, made a number of big changes in her teaching practice. The …

How To Use Evernote for Bookmarking and More

Last night on Twitter I mentioned that I had just installed Evernote on one of my Android devices. A handful of people followed up with questions …

5 Uses of Augmented Reality in Education

Last week I mentioned augmented reality during a presentation and I could tell from the looks on some people's faces that augmented reality was a new …

What Victorians got right about school, and Silicon Valley has wrong

TED, the superstar conference of technology and entertainment, just awarded its top 2013 prize to Sugata Mitra for his proposal to overturn a “Victorian education system” that “mass-produces workers with identical skills.” In lieu of lectures, books and homework, Mitra encouraged teachers instead …

Education

Create Your Own iPad Magazine on Flipboard

The announcement of Google's plan to shutter Google Reader this summer (July 1) has had people scrambling to try alternative ways to subscribe to and …