Educational Technology Tools and Trends

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An Academic Use for Social Media

If we look at digital literacy and its implementation in the classroom for the past 10 years, we can see the impact on students’ writing and …

Social Media

ISTE’s 5 Tech Trends to Watch This School Year

<b>WASHINGTON, DC - August 28, 2017 -</b> International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) CEO Richard Culatta says we're at a tipping point when it …

Learning

The 2017 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs

You don’t have to look hard to find an education blogger. The internet is full of experts ready to share their knowledge.<p>But who are the trendsetters …

K-12

The fascinating link between Minecraft and SEL

Educators across the globe are using Minecraft in intricate ways, and they are discovering how the sandbox game can help students with social and …

5 female coders you have probably never heard of who changed the world

Computer programming is a field dominated by men, right?<p>Well, in terms of sheer numbers that’s true. Data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics …

Trolls, Catfish, Cyberbullies—Oh My! How to Help Students Stay ‘Internet Kind’

Open up a new tab, and do a quick Google Search for “The Internet is full of…”I’m guessing your autocomplete looks similar to mine: “The Internet is …

Education

TEACHER VOICE: Ready for kindergarten? Here are the apps that can help make the difference

A high school library in a school district in Mentor, Ohio, was redesigned to fit the school’s vision for blended learning. Photo: Nichole …

Kids

Codecademy adds new intensive options to help beginners learn code quicker

Codecademy is one of the most popular sites to learn software development online, having recently passed the 45 million user milestone. Now, in an attempt to formalize its offering and make a profit, the company has launched three new professional paid products, which offer a much more detailed and …

Programming

Empowering Students to be Technology Leaders — “Techsperts!”

Empowering Students to be Technology Leaders — “Techsperts!”<p>WONDERful Advice from our WW Guest Blogger<p>It’s no secret that students often know how to …

15 real classroom uses for Minecraft

These days, it seems like Minecraft is second-nature for many kids (mine included). The beauty of Minecraft lies in its sandbox nature--students can …

Education

How to navigate the new device-agnostic classroom

Technology in the classroom is nothing new; most of today’s educators have embraced the ability to draw upon an increasingly diverse array of digital …

Adding Eye-Popping Visuals for High-Impact Learning!

<i>Image Source</i><b>Communicating information visually can remix a text-heavy class, catch students’ eyes, and cater to visual learners’ preferences.</b>Below, …

Infographics

7 Reasons and Resources for EdTech Gamification in Education

It comes as no surprise that many are seeking ways to introduce new and innovative EdTech games into their curriculum. Should you join them in giving …

Education Technology

5 Apps to Transform Teaching and Personalize Learning

Transformation requires a journey for teachers toward great educational rewards for students. Knowing how to craft learning experiences that meld …

Explain

When it comes to kids and social media, it's not all bad news

While we often hear about the negative impact social media has on children, the use of sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is not a …

Social Media Marketing

Top 6 Digital Transformation Trends In Education

This is a continuation of my series looking at how digital transformation has impacted every industry. Today’s focus is on educational trends.<p>Educators from all grade-levels are coming to realize the benefits of technology in the classroom. Typically, education is one of the last industries to make …

Digital Transformation

Digital Risks

Recent weeks have brought worst-case reminders of the possible real-world implications of young people’s digital interactions. A litany of …

Harvard

8 of the Best Research Tools for Inquiry

As an inquiry based school, Anastasis students (and teachers) spend a LOT of time researching. Our students essentially build their own living …

Creative Commons

Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look For

Kids create stop motion videos in class. (Brad Flickinger/Flickr)“They don’t live in Saskatoon!” a seventh-grade girl says vehemently. She’s working …

Pedagogy

My First Impression of Book Creator for Chromebooks

As a 1:1 Chromebook district, we are continually looking for ways to unleash our students' creativity on a laptop-style device. As Chromebooks become …

iOS Apps

20 Tips Every First-Time Chromebook User Should Know

So you’ve taken the time to consider the Chromebook’s upsides and downsides and decided to get one? Great choice! I got my first Chromebook several …

Chromebook

ISTE 2017: Google Introduces New Features for Classroom Exploration

By Jena PassutThe tech giant expands offerings that help teachers use tools like Google Earth Voyager in the classroom.

Google Earth

5 Ways to Participate in #ISTE17 even if you're not there #notatiste17 @coolcatteacher

​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

7 not-for-profit organisations teaching girls how to code around the world

With the demand for skilled tech workers a growing need across the world, it only makes sense that teaching women life skills (like coding) can help …

The top 5 trends in K-12 ed tech — and where they're headed

As technology becomes a mainstay for the classroom, K-12 administrators should consider these trends to ensure they are building solid ed tech …

K-12

Be Internet Awesome....An Amazing New Program From Google!

Our friends at Google made an awesome announcement last week!<p>As one of the early pilot testers for this project, I couldn't be more excited for this …

Fashioning a Framework for Maker Education

Jaclyn Gerstein will be presenting at two sessions during the ISTE conference: “A Framework for Maker Education: Frontloading and Reflecting on Maker …

Education

EduTech: Keep your knowledge up during summer break with these apps

<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>As …

Education Technology