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33 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Photos Could Do

Google’s photo-organizing service offers plenty of powerful possibilities beyond its widely known basics. Ready to take your image library to the next level?<p>With its seamless cloud storage, platform-agnostic syncing, and simple options for sharing, Google Photos has shown that managing even a …

An Easy Way to Create Multimedia Quiz Games for Your Class

August , 2017 Factile (former Jeopardy Rocks) is an excellent web tool that enables teachers to create multimedia quiz games for their classroom. …

Multimedia

Try These 24 Great Education Tools Teachers Love Using

<b>A Web Whiteboard</b>—The perfect tool for class brainstorming sessions. This is an online whiteboard app for computer, tablet, or smartphone.<p><b>Articulate</b>—A …

In Search of the Driving Question

Project-based learning teachers can choose from among many types of driving questions, but sometimes we get stuck when trying to come up with a great …

Teaching

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How to Get Past Negativity Bias in Order to Hardwire Positive Experiences

It’s helpful to know that the brain is plastic and can adapt to challenges. And when it comes to learning new things, we can build up mental …

Mindfulness

5 Ways to Promote Student Agency - Cooper on Curriculum

Shares 251<p>In my school district we adopted the five learning beliefs from Education Reimagined to help drive our district vision: competency-based; …

Pedagogy

Sir Ken Robinson: Finding Market Pressures To Innovate Education

There are unique pressures in the business of education. The current vision of education is so ensconced in the minds of so many of the world’s population, that the necessary changes are nearly impossible to enact. Almost everyone that has experienced the institution of education, which is almost …

Education

The 3 Education Trends Preparing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

With technology constantly changing, can we actually predict what skills and knowledge today's students will need to lead the future workforce?<p>Educators are tasked with the necessary burden of preparing today's students to shape tomorrow's world as our next generation of thinkers, leaders and …

Innovation

Learning in Bursts: Microlearning with Social Media

Key Takeaways<p><b>Microlearning</b> refers to any pedagogy that encourages <b>learning in short segments</b>, and it can be supported through many platforms, …

Social Media Marketing

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 1st-5th

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 1st-5th. In honor of these tenacious, creative individuals, here are some of our favorite humorous teacher …

Education

Left-Brained Versus Right-Brained: Which is Best for Learning? | Tomorrow's Professor Postings

Folks:<p>The posting below looks at left-brain, right-brain implications for teaching and learning. It is by Sharyn Hardy Gallagher, University of …

12 Excellent Professional Learning Podcasts for Teachers and Educators

April 13, 2017 Professional development has never been as readily accessible as it is right now. The Internet provides teachers and educators with …

Podcasting

Using Augmented Reality for Writing Prompts

Here’s my new post for LitLife’s blog about using augmented reality as a literacy tool! Check out LitLife’s blog for more posts and literacy tips. …

Augmented Reality

23 Websites to Support Math Automaticity in K-5

Summer is when parents worry about math facts and the automaticity of math skills. The following websites focus solely on that facet of math.<p>I’ve …

A Great Website to Transform Your Class Into Interactive Learning Space

March 11, 2017 Spiral is a great website where you can create a class for your students and get them engaged in a wide variety of collaborative …

M-learning

Flipboard Sharing Assignment | Curious Classroom

<b>INSTRUCTIONS</b><p>1. Read through some articles in your areas of interest on Flipboard.<p>2. Select an article that you find interesting, relevant, and timely.<p>…

Flipboard

10 Online Research Tools Every Online Learner Should Know About

Research is a time-intensive activity, which means you will need a tool to organize both your professional and personal life. We advise you to give …

Educational Leadership:Getting Personalization Right:Student Engagement: Key to Personalized Learning

Researchers have identified four key elements that help develop this kind of student engagement (Ryan & Deci, 2000):<p><i>Autonomy</i> is the amount of power …

5 Ways Digital Tools Are Transforming the Education Space

By Eric SheningerK–12 thought leader Eric Sheninger offers guidance on how to manage an arsenal of digital tools in the classroom.

K-12

The 3 Biggest K–12 Tech Trends for 2017

By Meghan Bogardus CortezClassroom tech and data will continue to boost learning outcomes.

K-12

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

'Read to me' with Siri and Book Creator 5.0 - Book Creator app

Book Creator 5.0 is here, and now you can switch to a brand new reading mode in the app. What’s more, you can have Siri read your book to you!<p>Preview …

These 7 trends are shaping personalized learning

<i>This feature is part of a series focused exclusively on personalized learning. To view other posts in the series, check out the spotlight …

Learning

Can Teachers Outsource Grading? Two Educators Explain What That Looks Like

Two educators in Michigan share how their schools have removed grading from teachers' responsibilities.

Teaching

Design Thinking & Book Creator

Documenting Design Thinking<p>With Book Creator, students can type, draw, take photos, shoot video, and even record audio directly into their books. …

5 Tools for Student-Driven Learning

So, you’ve heard about student agency or student-driven learning, and possibly the same thing under some other awesome buzzword :-). The idea of …

Teaching

Assessment Overhaul: Tools for Rethinking Assessment in the New Year!

Explore 4 Different Web Apps for Assessment in This AppEd Review Roundup!Happy New Year and welcome to our first RoundUp of 2017. Over the break, we …

Education Technology