Educational Technology Tools and Trends

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Six Things Principals Are Thinking When They Get Pitched Edtech

As a principal, I get pinged by edtech providers almost every day. Everyone has a new solution that is going to “disrupt” my school. Most of the time …

Education Technology

7 Very Good Apps Students Can Use to Create Digital Flashcards

November 2, 2017<br>Here is a collection of some of our favourite apps for creating flashcards on iPad or iPhone. Students can use them to help with …

M-learning

4 Skills Tech Industry Employees Say Today’s Students Need to Succeed

By Meghan Bogardus CortezFrom communication to STEM experience, these experts offer tips on future readiness.

Education

We Need Cellphones In School Because They’re Distracting

“Technology is anything that wasn’t around when you were born.” US computer scientist Alan Kay, 1989. Earlier this week Brian Aspinall shared the …

Education

Letting Students Use Mobile Devices for Learning Limits Distraction

The cliché of a teenager’s love of the telephone dates back to the rotary model.<p>For the 21st century teen, that phone is now a smartphone with …

K-12

Meet the High Schooler Shaking Up Artificial Intelligence

Since its founding by Elon Musk and others nearly two years ago, nonprofit research lab OpenAI has published dozens of research papers. One posted …

Artificial Intelligence

Technology Overuse May Be the New Digital Divide

For years policymakers have fretted about the "digital divide," that poor students are less likely to have computers and high-speed internet at home …

Education

Coding Across the Curriculum

What if I told you that there was a simple way to work programming into your English class? That coding and social studies could go hand-in-hand? …

Programming

Three Ways Parents Can Make Digital Media a Positive for Young Kids

Digital technologies have added a new element of anxiety to family life for many parents. A lot of kids now have access to mobile devices, which …

Parenting

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 …

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 …

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 …

Emotions

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 …

Computer Science

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 …

Creative Commons

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 …

Education

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 …

Education

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 …

Education

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 …

Determine

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 …

Google Play

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 …

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 …

Learning

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 …

Teaching
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