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12 Tools and Resources to Get Students to Create Instructional Videos

“Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere …

The Best Sites For ELLs To Practice Online Dictation

Dictation exercises in class, where English Language Learners need to listen and write down what they hear, is an excellent language-learning …

Language Learning

Microsoft launches iPhone app that can describe things, read for the visually impaired | tech

Tech giant Microsoft has released an iPhone app, including in India, that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help the blind and visually impaired …

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We know innovation is key – but there's little agreement on exactly what it is

We want the best education for our children and we want them to have the innovation skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow. But we don’t agree on …

Employment

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Speech to Text in Word, Docs, and Email

A couple of weeks ago Microsoft released a new speech-to-text tool called Dictate. Dictate is a free add-in for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and …

Google expects to run solely on renewable energy in 2017

All of its offices and data centers will run on purchased solar or wind power.<p>Google has made it a point to run as much of its business on renewable energy as possible, and it looks like the company is close to reaching its ultimate goal. The internet pioneer now expects that all of its offices and …

For the first time on record, human-caused climate change has rerouted an entire river

The scientists had been to the edge of the Kaskawulsh glacier in 2013. Then the Slims River was "swift, cold and deep" and flowing fast enough that …

Is Global Warming Real?

Article<p>There is proof the earth is warming, but the debate continues.<p>In recent years, global warming has been the subject of a great deal of political controversy. As scientific knowledge has grown, this debate is moving away from whether humans are causing warming and toward questions of how best …

Why Making Is Essential to Learning

More recently, maker education is being used as a way to connect do-it-yourself informal learning to classrooms. Driven by new technologies such as …

What a School District Designed for Computational Thinking Looks Like

SOUTH FAYETTE, PA. — Diagrams of simple machines — a pulley, an inclined plane, a lever — appeared on the massive whiteboard of a school STEAM lab …

Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate

We need to shift from teaching how to answer questions to learning how to ask them.<p>Traditionally, we went to school to attain knowledge. The smart kids knew that Columbus discovered America in 1492 and that the square root of 64 is eight. They studied diligently at home so that when the teacher …

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

In my opinion, parents of every student in every school at every level should demand that all students be taught how to code. They need this skill …