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By Innovative Ed | Readings on the edge of technology innovation in schools. Curated by the Tarrant Institute.
New podcast episode: Essex STEM Academy
In this episode, we talk with math educator and STEM Academy leader Lea Ann Smith about Essex High School’s …Education
By Mark SchneidermanCompanies that provide technology services to educational organizations call for better security practices, not new regulations …Education
By Scott HammResearch into texting between teachers and students shows that it can drive engagement and deliver results.e-Learning
Flexible learning environments have a physical component — and effect
CC BY 2.0: “Old school desk” by flickr user SandtoGlass, cropped. Original image …Education
There is a lot of conversation about the importance of STEM education – in the media, in politics, and among educators. With so many voices …Education
Create compelling audio in iOS
Which free iPad audio app will work best for your classroom? That depends on three things: age range, complexity and …Audio Quality
Narrating WW Isaac Robbins’ letters home
Ken Burns’ epic nine-part documentary on The U.S. Civil War ranks among the most powerful teaching videos …Civil War
Kia ora! You may (or may not) have noticed that the semi-regularly occurring Science Saturdays column has been off the radar for a little bit. This …Education
100 years of Girl Scouts can’t be wrong
Digital badges have potential to serve as both markers of achievement and as a vehicle for those of us who …Education
What are some mechanisms for keeping track of digital credentials?
As we work with schools who are piloting digital badge programs on the BadgeOS …Education
Find new uses for data visualization
Free, online timeline tools allow students to break free of the traditional two-dimensional timeline and create …Maps
Make active video viewing a social activity
encouraging conversations with EdPuzzle
Edpuzzle opens up the possibility for both students and teachers to …Education
Despite decades of global efforts to get more young women to study and pursue careers in math and science, girls still lag behind their male classmates in terms of academic performance and career aspirations in so-called STEM-related fields.
Using results from a 2012 assessment given to about a …Mathematics Education
Comparing achievement in an economics classroom
The flipped classroom is a new teaching method that reverses the traditional homework model. In the …Education
A 1958 illustration of “the push-button classroom” by Radebaugh. (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
When we first started our work with the Tarrant Institute I was …
Wilton High School senior Cooper Pellaton wearing Google Glass.Thanks to the federally funded Carl D. Perkins grant, Google Glass will be …Google
Google has two distinctly different apps — Maps and Earth — that can handle similar tasks but are used in very different ways.Whereas on the desktop …Google
Encourage critical thinking & discussion with note-taking
I have been excited lately with the potential of using VideoNot.es in blended classrooms to …
The most epic Pi Day ever: 3/14/15 9:26:53 am and pm
Larry Shaw, the founder of Pi Day, at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Send your students around the world to tell their stories
These 6th graders found a way to do some digital global storytelling with a green screen and …Storytelling
Tie video game authorship to language learning
Last time we looked at how hidden object games can support language learning, and how to assess …
Let language-based video games engage students
ELL students and others who struggle with reading issues feature an uphill battle for skill mastery …
Let Google bring the world to your students
Primary sources? Yes please!
As you delve into your various teaching units, why not take your students on a …
In 30 minutes with things you find around a hardware store.
And a fabric store.
You’re gonna have to do a little shopping, is what.
But since even a …
At TechJam this past autumn I was fortunate to run into a number of student groups who were there to show off projects. That forum, and others like …
Making math and music at The Edge
We were lucky enough to get to sit down with three groups of students at Essex Middle School’s Edge Academy just …
Using Lapse It for Android
Students at Saint Francis Xavier school in Winooski used Lapse It, a time lapse camera app to demonstrate the mitosis …Education