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Six Big Tech Trends in Education to Follow

The presence of the Internet in students’ lives outside of school, and especially on mobile devices, is allowing for more online and blended learning …

Our failing schools. Enough is enough! | Geoffrey Canada

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Then Versus Now

Share this infographic on your site!<p>Embed this infographic on your site!<p>The editors at Master of Arts in Teaching Degrees decided to research the …

Education Technology

Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist?

So how can you, as a teacher, help move the dialogue forward? First, you can focus on becoming a highly-effective project based learning (PBL) …

One Robot Per Child? Former Googler, Apple Engineer Tackle Educational Bots.

There are apps that teach kids the basics of programming.<p>And then there are robots that get the job done.<p>That’s the vision of a group of four tech …

Bots

How to escape education's death valley | Sir Ken Robinson

App Maker Kidaptive Debuts “Parent’s Pad,” A New Way To Track A Child’s Educational Development On iPad

Parents of preschoolers can finally let go of “iPad guilt” – the term that refers to that terrible feeling you get when you use the iPad as babysitter. Today, a company called Kidaptive is launching one of the most comprehensive feedback systems for parents to date, allowing them to get a hand of …

The problem with high-tech ‘personalized’ learning tools

SWSXedu was a big hit in Texas last week, where technology companies (such as Rupert Murdoch’s Amplify Education) hawked their new education gadgets that they promised would help kids learning by providing “individualized” instruction. Really? Here’s a skeptical view on that notion from educator …

The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media

In the connected reading mode, we ask students to treat texts as nodes in a network of information. We ask them to quickly synthesize multiple …

Celebrate Educators on National Teacher Day

The month of May is all about Teacher Appreciation. The fifth month of the year is Teacher Appreciation Month, and with special dates throughout -- …

Teaching

G Suite for K12 Institutions

Spark learning with G Suite for Education<p>A suite of productivity tools to help students and teachers interact seamlessly and securely across …

Technology in Education: Before You Make a Purchase, Make a Plan

If you're a school or district leader who is considering using education technology and digital learning in your schools, <i>stop</i>.<p>Technology can play a huge role in boosting student achievement, but simply slapping a netbook on top of a textbook is not enough. Before making a technology purchase, …

Technology will change universities as it changed the music industry

The world's media recently reported how a new approach to online learning – called massive, open, online courses (MOOCs) – allowed a 12-year-old girl from Pakistan to study subjects like astrobiology from the worlds' top universities. The story captured our attention, hinting at how education might …

25 Top Concept-Mapping Tools For Visual Learning

Mar 10, 2014 by Andrea Leyden - examtime.com - 13670<p>Create a mind map with ExamTime. See how Mind Maps can help you study smarter and unleash your …

Game Jam Your Classroom

I have witnessed some of these game jams, and have talked with many gaming experts to learn more about it. I wanted to learn more about game jams to …

Education Technology

Children Of America To Parents: You Really Effed Things Up

The children of the future have a message–pull your head out and vote Obama.<p>“We’re the children of the future, American through and through. But something happened to our country, and we’re kind of blaming you.”<p>That’s the message delivered by a choir of kids in a new video that laments the state of …

San Francisco

What the NFL Scouting Combine Can Teach Us About Teacher Evaluation

Something interesting happened last week, however, that made me think of the current debate on teacher evaluation. NBC's ProFootballTalk blog …

NFL

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Why Schools Should Help Students Find Their Passion

"Many people spend their entire lives doing things they don't really care for" and "endure their lives" says reknowned creativity expert Sir Ken …

Education

Hopscotch for iPad Makes Coding Kid-Friendly

More and more schools have been ramping up STEM education — science, technology, engineering and math — in the classroom. Even the White House has …

Kids

Digital Public Library of America

April 18, 2018<p>Five years ago today, we launched the Digital Public Library of America and in a short five years, DPLA and our partners have turned a …

Libraries

How Far is it to Mars?

How Far is it to Mars? by David Paliwoda is a fantastic animated, interactive infographic website that shows the viewer the scale of the distance to …

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 …