Educational Technology Tools and Trends

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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 …

Apps

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 7 Things to Consider Before Buying a Chromebook 7 Things to Consider …

Chromebook

ISTE 2017: Google Introduces New Features for Classroom Exploration

Educational technology powerhouse Google announced Monday that it is <b>expanding its K–12 offerings</b> for its Google Earth Voyager program. The company …

K-12

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 …

Mathematics

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

ISTE | Q & A<p>Q & A with educator and ISTE presenter Jackie Gerstein.<p>Jaclyn Gerstein is an educator, author, blogger and education technology …

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

Hacking Children's Learning: Why Gamification Technology Has The Answer

The problem with learning in recent years across all levels of schooling is that, somewhere along the way, we lost how to make it fun. Instead, it’s become a chore or punishment to kids and their parents. In reality, learning should be fun as it once had been.<p>There is hope that fun can be put back …

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 …

How Can Your School Create Content Rich-MakerSpace Lessons

Podcast: Download |<p>On this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we discuss several things you can do in your school to create simple Makerspace …

Makerspaces

5 Ways to Use Screencasting to Build Stronger Home-School Connections

Screencasts are typically short video recordings of what is taking place on the screen of a computer or mobile device. They provide students with a …

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

Technology Does Not Magically Make Teaching/Learning Better

There is a myth out there that integrating technology in your classroom makes you a better teacher.<p>It is important to be clear that there is so much …

Bramble Berry Tales - The next frontier in App storytelling! By Rome Lavrencic

Bramble Berry Tales touch on many of the Big Ideas of the Core French and Spanish curricula and easily use stories to facilitate students’ …

Epic Classroom Blogging with Elementary Students @coolcatteacher

Using technology to empower students and turn them into critical thinkers

<i>Editor’s note: Google for Education Premier Partners are working with schools to host the ExploreEDU event series, where schools can share their</i> …

Best apps for educators

If you’re an educator, you’re familiar with all that you have to keep up with in that field of work. While from afar it may seem that some teachers …

8 Ways Technology Can Improve Education

As technology grows, so do the options for gathering and sharing information. Because while finding cat gifs or funny memes on the internet is fun, there are also scholarly dissertations on a variety of subjects, public domain novels and classics, and up-to-date scientific information.<p>This, in …

Learning

Google helps libraries encourage kids to code

Google has added a new project to its list of library programs, which include WiFi hotspot lending. The tech titan has teamed up with the American Library Association (ALA) to launch "Libraries Ready to Code," an initiative that aims to help equip librarians with the right skills and tools to …

8 Ways To Get Creative With Chromebooks

<b>8 Ways To Get Creative With Chromebooks</b><p>by Sam Glicksman, TeachThought PD Tech Integration Workshop Facilitator<p><i>*this blog was originally published at</i> …