Jonathan Wylie

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Ditch the PC: Best productivity apps, accessories, tips and tricks for iPad Pro

From Adobe and Google to Microsoft Office, our guide to the best productivity apps for the iPad Pro.<p>While many of us use iPads to watch movies on the …

Apps

New Surface Pro Vs Surface Pro 4: What's The Difference?

Microsoft has launched a new Surface Pro. It’s name? The ‘new Surface Pro’ – yes, really. The bizarre name echos Apple’s 2012 ‘The new iPad’ and will provoke criticism that it isn’t worth the ‘Surface Pro 5’ brand (it isn’t). Nevertheless Microsoft’s new machine makes subtle and important upgrades …

Laptops

Readdle’s new drag-and-drop feature shows how Apple could improve multitasking on the iPad

Readdle is a developer known for its productivity apps like Documents, PDF Expert, Scanner Pro, and Spark. Today the company announced an interesting update to those apps, which adds the same kind of drag-and-drop features for managing files on a traditional desktop computer to its iPad apps.<p>The …

Apps

Microsoft unveils collaborative inking Whiteboard app for Windows 10

Microsoft is unveiling a new Whiteboard app for Windows 10 today. It's an app that's designed for the company's Surface devices, and provides two-way inking for Windows 10. Currently in private preview for Surface Hub devices, the new whiteboard includes collaborative inking, geometry recognition, …

Microsoft

Microsoft just introduced a new $800 MacBook Air competitor with 13.5 hours of battery life

Microsoft has taken the wraps off the new Surface Pro, a long-awaited upgrade to 2015's well-received Surface Pro 4 tablet/laptop hybrid. It's the company's Windows 10-powered rival to the Apple MacBook Air.<p>This new Surface Pro — Microsoft has officially ditched the numbering of new models — is …

Laptops

This computer language is teaching kids to code

Last year, I went to Nigeria with Mark Zuckerberg. One of the first stops on the trip was a program that taught kids how to code.<p>When Zuckerberg entered the room, many of the young students had a hard time pulling themselves away from their projects, even to gawk at one of the world’s richest men. …

Computer Science

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

11 Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10

• Home/<br>• Reviews/<br>• Software/<br>• Operating Systems and Platforms/<br>• Windows 10/<br>• 11 Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10<p>11 Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10<p>Even if you …

Microsoft

The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction

<b>The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Differentiation is a simple idea that’s less simple to …

Pedagogy

Five keyboard shortcuts every iPad user should know

The iPad might be designed for touch, but it’s also surprisingly good with an external hardware keyboard, and includes excellent support for keyboard shortcuts. What’s more, it shares many keyboard shortcuts with the Mac, so if you have these already ingrained in your muscle-memory, they’ll carry …

iOS

A Free Online Tool is Challenging the Graphing Calculator's Supremacy

A digital uprising against a classroom mainstay.<p>For years, the $100 graphing calculator has been a mainstay of high schools and SAT sessions. Now, a San Francisco-based company has partnered with Smarter Balanced, the standardized test consortium behind many state-level tests, to allow kids to use …

Mathematics

The EdTech Take Out by Grant Wood AEA on Apple Podcasts

Osmo announces its latest iPad mixed reality game for kids, combining coding principles with music

Integrating real-world objects into a fun iPad game is Osmo’s brand; we reviewed the company’s drawing game, Osmo Monster, last year. Today, Osmo has announced the latest addition to its collection, Coding Jam. The game has kids placing physical tiles in front of the iPad display to create musical …

Kids

How to use trackpad mode on iPhone and iPad

Turn your keyboard into a trackpad for even easier editing.The keyboard on iPhone and iPad has plenty of cool features, one of the best is "trackpad …

iOS

Students Take Charge of Learning, Empowered by Technology

Aided by technology, students across the country are self-directing their own learning, no longer waiting for teachers or schools to catch up. More …

Education

You’ve probably clicked a link to a Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, or Drawings file and had to click a Make a Copy button before proceeding. This method of sharing forces a user to make a copy of the original, and the copy is now fully owned by the user and placed in her Google Drive. Sharing a file this way is super handy for when you have created a document in G Suite and want students to have their very own copy. Students can fill in blanks, finish a slideshow, label a drawing, annotate text, or complete some task in their own document (and then possibly share it back with the teacher). Sharing this way is also useful for sharing templates with other teachers. They can simply click to make their own copy and customize it without affecting your original. Creating a Make a Copy link to a Google document is a hidden feature–it’s not in the document’s menu. Instead, you change the /edit in the URL to /copy while keeping everything else the same. Share the link online, as a QR code, on a website, through a shortened links, in another document, in an social media post—however you get links to others.

How To Make iPad Screencasts on an iPad

Recently, I had the need to create a screencast of an iPad app for a teacher I work with. Normally, I would just AirPlay my iPad to my Mac, and then …

Apps

I'm an ex-Facebook exec: don't believe what they tell you about ads

I believe the social media giant could target ads at depressed teens and countless other demographics. But so what?<p>‘This oversteps a boundary’: teenagers perturbed by Facebook surveillance<p>For two years I was charged with turning Facebook data into money, by any legal means. If you browse the …

Facebook

How to Secure Your Online Accounts By Revoking Access From Third-Party Apps

Every once in a while, an app like Unroll.me pops into the spotlight to remind us that we all tend to authorize a lot of apps to access our email and …

Apps

What’s the difference between blended and personalized learning?

Earlier this month, after two exhilarating and exhausting days at the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference in Providence, R.I., (which we …

Learning

Create flow charts, infographics, and more with post connectors

website<p>https://padlet.com/blog/postconnectors<p>Linking content together is easy and intuitive.<p>2017-04-28 01:53:44 UTC

Lit Trips on Chromebooks with the New Google Earth

<b>Google Lit Trips</b> have been a popular learning activity for many years. With the new version of Google Earth, they are now available for <b>Chromebooks</b>!<p>If …

Google

VR On A Budget – Mr P’s ICT Top 6 Free Apps And Resources

Not got the funds for 30 headsets? Here's how to get the benefits of virtual reality without the spend<p>Lee Parkinson, Primary teacher, author, blogger …

Virtual Reality

Teachers on Twitter: why you should join and how to get started

Thanks to inspiring and generous teachers on the social media site, my passion for my job has been renewed<p>I’ve been using Twitter for six months and it’s already one of the best career decisions I’ve made.<p>For a while, it seemed that my relationship with teaching was going to be short lived (the …

Spying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy

by Frida Alim, Nate Cardozo, GennieGebhart, Karen Gullo,<br>and Amul Kalia<p>Download the report as a PDF.<p>EXECUTIVE SUMMARY<p>Students and their families are …

WriteReader

Create, share and publish books<p>×<p>Why WriteReader<p>01<p>Scientifically based<p>WriteReader increases students' digital writing skills significantly in only 6 …

The Role of the Teacher in High-Quality PBL

<i>By Michelle Berkeley</i><p>How exactly is an effective project-based learning (PBL) teacher different from a non-PBL teacher? How is the practice and …

Pedagogy

Collaboration is an Essential Skill for Students – Embrace its Challenges

When I am asked “What is the most important skill for students to learn these days” I always answer “The ability to effectively collaborate.” This …

Education

This Tool Makes It Super Easy to Create Interactive Simulations

GIF<p>Whether you’re working on a big presentation for work or school, interactive visuals always help win over an audience. Loopy, a free tool for …

How to access Microsoft Edge's secret full screen mode

If you're looking for distraction-free web browsing, it makes sense to switch to full screen mode. This is something that is very easy to achieve in …

Microsoft