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By Jonathan Wylie | The best ideas for integrating technology in K-12 Classrooms

The Problem with Student Privacy, and How To Protect It

At Alabama’s Mountain Brook High School (MBHS), lists of overdue books used to be sent to students’ classroom teachers, who spoke to the kids …

Education

Stop Using a Laptop in 2017; It’s Time to Use a Tablet

In 2017, the personal computing device to buy isn’t a lightweight laptop, it’s a tablet. The switch happened in 2015 and 2016 — with the Microsoft …

Tablets

Adobe’s AI editor could make anyone a Photoshop pro

Adobe Photoshop is a ridiculously powerful GIF maker/photo editor, if you have a thousand hours to invest in online tutorials. While Photoshop …

Photoshop

Digital Literacy Challenge: Create an Information Filter Bot

Two of the most important digital literacy skills we need to develop and practice today are <b>the ability to effectively filter information</b> and <b>the</b> …

Move Your Photo Library Between Apple Photos and Google Photos (or Vice Versa)

We’re all disappearing under a virtual avalanche of photos and videos, and no one’s really sure about how to organize it all—though Apple and Google …

Google

Samsung and Google built their ideal Chromebook

Late last year, I lamented that Google didn't make Chromebooks a priority over the holiday season. With Android apps and the Google Play Store coming to the platform, it seemed like a perfect time to push Chrome OS. As this morning's leak showed, I just needed to wait another month: Samsung and …

Chromebook

10 iPad tips every new owner should know

Apple News

The Apple Adapter Classroom Gear Guide

If you use an Apple device, you are probably increasingly used to using dongles, adapters or whatever else you want to call them. They give you the …

Apple News

Shift Is a Desktop Email Client That Easily Switches Between Gmail Accounts

Windows/Mac/Linux: If you use multiple Gmail accounts, you’re used to having to open several tabs for everything. Shift alleviates this problem by …

Google

7 Email Problems, Solved

More people ask me about email management than about any other aspect of their online lives: whether it’s the challenge of coping with an overwhelming amount of email, or figuring out how email fits into the overall flow of our daily work, most people have some kind of email pain point. So I …

Email

QR Code Audio Stories for the Whole Year!

Want an <b>instant listening center</b>? Here are enough <b>audio stories</b> to practically last you the entire year. Use these <b>qr codes</b> pages to lead your students …

Audiobooks

If You Do Any of These 4 Activities in Your Classroom, You're Already Personalizing Learning

As educators, we are tasked with the weighty responsibility of helping prepare students to be successful in life. And as wide a swath as life may …

Learning

20 video project ideas to engage students

Safari Shortcuts You Didn’t Know About

Browse the web more quickly with these tap-and-hold tricks<p>Like air and Helvetica, Safari is just there. As the default web browser on iOS, it is, by …

8 Hidden Things Slowing Down Your Computer

Just like dust and clutter can accumulate in hidden places in your home (you know... out of sight, out of mind) the same can be said for your …

Build a Snowman with Google Slides

Do you want to build a snowman?<p>Well now you can with this fun, and educational, Google Slides activity. This is a great way for students to be …

11 edtech trends to watch in 2017

The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the …

Education

The 50 Best Podcasts of 2016

From politics shows to horror series, highlights from a year of listening<p>Gone are the days of explaining what a podcast is: The arrival of money to the form and a continued increase in listeners has led to another banner year and the premiere of hundreds of shows to suit any listener’s audio …

Podcasting

Getting Creative With iPads in K-12 Classrooms

My iPad is a bit of a mess right now. Too many apps are in need of a folder for some kind of organization. As I began that process today, I noticed …

Storytelling

Creating An Authentic Classroom

By EdTech Leaders Steven Anderson and Shaelynn Farnsworth<p>Reimagining education is frequently sparked by advancement in technology. From the …

The Potential of Virtual Reality

Many educators, including myself, routinely talk about the need for innovation in education. If we continue to employ the same type of thinking then …

10 More Activities to Do on an iPad Instead of a Worksheet

It still happens. I see countless opportunities to create on the iPad wasted. Instead, a worksheet (that has been used for several years) is scanned, …

Understanding Blended Learning Through Innovative Professional Development

As more educators begin to see the tremendous impact blended learning can have on student learning and engagement, school leaders have begun …

Professional Development

Can technology replace teachers? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Anxiety about losing your job to technology is both a rational and growing fear. Andy Haldane, the chief economist at the Bank of England, recently …

Review: Why Bluetooth Keyboards Aren't Always Better When It Comes to iPads

I work with a lot of schools, and increasingly, iPads are replacing iMacs. That's great, but many of those iPads need keyboards in order to be practical in class, especially if students need to do a lot of typing. But wireless keyboards present their own set of problems. First, being wireless, and …

One Hour Could Kick Start Your Students’ Coding

How many people write code worldwide?<p>During Computer Science Education Week, from Dec. 5 to 11, there will be many millions. They’ll be all ages, …

Microsoft Windows

The 15 Most Useful Google Apps You Never Knew Existed

Google can be your best friend when it comes to searching for answers or information online. Millions of people use it every day, but only few can …

7 Tools To Help Designers Get More Done

Put these on your holiday wish list.<p>Americans spend more time working than anyone in the industrial world. Yet amid all the platforms competing for our attention, we often feel like we aren't working smartly. Whether you're a designer trying to streamline your workflows, or a professional who wants …

The Call To Action: Refining Educational Technology’s Place in Teacher Preparation Programs

In our innovative classrooms across America, students are using technology in ways that were unheard of just ten short years ago. In a small …

Education