John Evans

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A Beginner's Guide to Microcontrollers

What do remote controllers, routers, and robots all have in common? Microcontrollers! These days, beginner-friendly microcontrollers are easy to use …

Arduino

Five Ways to Boost Metacognition In the Classroom

We live in an era where robotics and artificial intelligence will replace many of our current jobs. Global connectivity will continue to allow …

Pedagogy

9 Great BBC Micro:bit Accessories to Augment Your Next DIY Project

You’ve got hold of a BBC micro:bit, but maybe the compact embedded computer is just sitting there gathering dust. It’s time to clean it up and use it …

32 Ways AI is Improving Education

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been quietly infiltrating society in every way. Tom shares how AI is being used to improve education.The post 32 …

Machine Learning

A Back To School Challenge

Yesterday, I stopped at Starbucks on my way home and had a conversation with a barista named Ryan. I’ve replayed it about a hundred times since …

Librarianship

6 Must-Haves for Developing a Maker Mindset

Community<p>6 Must-Haves for Developing a Maker Mindset<p>By Jennifer Pierrat     Jun 6, 2016<p>Mizin Roman for Shutterstock<p>Flashy spaces and shiny toys in …

Teaching

12 Computer Science Resources That Boost Summer Professional Learning

Professional learning—it <i>rarely</i> inspires excitement. But if it’s relevant, fun, and hands-on, professional learning opportunities can spark creativity …

Education Technology

How Data Science Adds Computational Thinking—and Fun—to Gym Class

It’s the bottom of the ninth with two outs and it’s all tied up. You’ve got a runner on first base and you need to decide who you’re sending to the …

Students

Computational Thinking: 10 Ways To Promote CT Across The Curriculum, Part 1

<i>Welcome to part one on this series based on Computation Thinking. This first post will provide the “what” along with some steps to promote this</i> …

Pedagogy

2018 AutoCAD Tutorial - 6 Easy Steps for Beginners | All3DP

<i>Learn AutoCAD in just six easy steps! This AutoCAD Tutorial for Beginners will guide you step by step to design your first object.</i>In this AutoCAD …

Burnout Isn’t Inevitable

Emotional Exhaustion<p>Lead author Keith Herman, a psychology professor, and his University of Missouri colleagues found that “the high stress levels …

Pedagogy

All You Need to Know About Buying Virtual Reality Headsets, Goggles, and Glasses

With virtual reality being one of the biggest trends to hit edtech in years, educators need to know as much about this technology as possible. As a …

Free PDF download: Tech and the Future of Transportation

This special report from ZDNet and TechRepublic examines the future of transportation and its impact on commuters, deliveries, and businesses. …

‘Not a Math Person’: How to Remove Obstacles to Learning Math

Neuroscience research is now showing a strong connection between the attitudes and beliefs students hold about themselves and their academic …

How Turning Math Into a Maker Workshop Can Bring Calculations to Life

Inspired by an online investigation, one group of students decided to build a banana piano. This meant they needed to program the computer -- …

Mathematics

Cranky Contraption Exploration

I have become somewhat obsessed with the concept of automata over the past month or so. I have seen multiple iterations of cardboard automata. The …

How To Use Apple Pay On iPhone: The Complete Guide For Reluctant Users

Apple Pay has been around since October 2014 in the U.S. and July 2015 in the U.K. More countries have followed suit since. It’s an Apple product so, as you’d expect, it’s intuitive and straightforward to use, right? Well, mostly, yes.<p>But I find a lot of people I talk to (really, a lot), don’t use …

20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give The Talks

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got …

Books

How Augmented Reality is Being Implemented in the Real World

From advertisers to builders Augmented reality is being used to give consumer a 360 degree view of the products to the consumers<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Augmented Reality (AR) is …

Mixed Reality

Think You Can Tell Fake News From Real? New Study Says 'Think Again'

Despite confidence in their soft skills, including critical thinking, a majority of young professionals in the Second Annual State of Critical Thinking Study commissioned by Massachusetts-based educational technology company MindEdge Learning resoundingly flunked a quiz that assessed their critical …

The 56 Most Brilliant PVC Hacks You’ve Ever Seen

What can’t you do with PVC pipe? Here are 56 incredibly smart (and cheap!) ways to use this do-it-all material around your home and workshop.<p>Keep …

DIY

AASL Post: Small Steps to a Makerspace: Maker Mondays

May 28, 2018<b>in</b> Makerspaces1 Comment<p>One thing my new school didn’t have when I started was a makerspace. We did have a newly created Virtual Reality …

Comics belong in the classroom

Comic books and graphic novels belong in every teacher's toolkit, says cartoonist and educator Gene Luen Yang. Set against the backdrop of his own …

What Does Growth Look Like for a Student Who Isn’t Having Success on Standardized Tests?

Over the course of my career, I’ve had some years where my students’ standardized test scores were on the rise, and other years where they stagnated. …

Education

What does the 'future of work' mean for schools? Big claims leave educators with more questions than answers

“It’s time to update our schools so they work better for today’s students,” Stacey Childress, the head of NewSchools Venture Fund, said earlier this …

The Future of AI Depends on High-School Girls

Women make up one-quarter of computer scientists. But in the field of artificial intelligence those numbers are likely much lower.<p>During her freshman year, Stephanie Tena, a 16-year-old programmer, was searching the internet for coding programs and came across a website for an organization called …

Artificial Intelligence

The Makers of Tomorrow

At our first Maker Faire in 2006 in San Mateo, we wanted to create an event that families would enjoy. We wanted makers to share their projects …

Robot-Enhanced Creative Writing and Storytelling (featuring Ozobot and Wonder’s Dot)

There have been complaints leveraged against out of the box robots like Dash and Dot, Ozobot, Hummingbird, Sphero. The complaints usually revolve …

Creative Writing

Burned out: why are so many teachers quitting or off sick with stress?

Overwork and lack of support are driving teachers across England out of the profession much faster than they can be replaced. But schools facing cuts and rising costs can see no way of improving matters for their staff<p>It was a toxic routine: plan lessons until 1am, wake up at 5am in a sweat, vomit, …

Sabbaticals

Making LED-Powered, 3D Printed Flowers

In Becky Stern’s latest Instructables project and accompanying <i>YouTube</i> video, she shows how to 3D design and print sweet LED-illuminated flowers. Becky is one of the true masters of clear and clever presentation of instructional materials. And she just keeps getting better.<p>I love the design for …