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5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students

Let's talk about computer science. It's an area where we need more and more people that know what they are doing. To get those people, we are going …

10 websites every school computer lab should bookmark | Salon.com

When kids visit the computer lab after school, they're usually there to finish homework and pass the time productively, so you want them to access the best tools possible. These math, reading, news, and reference websites can help kids practice skills, find facts, and explore cool topics. And if …

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Tips and Tricks: Ten Safari long-press shortcuts for iPhone and iPad

Safari for iPhone and iPad is an incredibly capable mobile web browser despite its simple, straightforward user interface. It is the browser of choice on iOS — in large part because it is the one pre-installed — but very few people know everything you can do with Safari.<p>Much of Safari’s advanced …

5 digital tricks for everyday situations

Many years ago, I showed my mother how to use the spacebar to start and stop a video. “Oh!” she said. “That makes it so much easier!”<p>Over time, most computer users have learned similar helpful tricks. They press Ctrl and “C” to copy text, or Command and “F” to find a phrase on a page. They use the …

Rigor, Grit, Collaboration: Teachers Share Why Buzzwords Don’t Always Inspire

Teachers are no strangers to education jargon. From legal acronyms to the names of edtech trends, there seems to be an unending stream of new …

How to see every Mac, iPad, and iPhone associated with your Apple ID

My Apple ID has seen a lot. I’ve used a lot of Macs and iOS devices over the years, and reviewed a whole bunch more. As a result, I’ve gotten some …

Google EDU Releases Expeditions and ‘Cast for Education’ Apps, Introduces Quizzes to Google Forms

column | Edtech Business<p>Google EDU Releases Expeditions and ‘Cast for Education’ Apps, Introduces Quizzes to Google Forms<p>By Mary Jo Madda (Columnist) …

Education Technology

ISTE 2016: 3 Free Tools for Teachers

By Meg ConlanOnline tools give educators the ability to assess students, find and share video content, and collect multimedia presentations from …

Here's an idea for rich education reformers like Bill Gates: Listen to teachers

<b>To the editor:</b> As I get ready to retire next week after 52 years teaching, I reflect on the great and the terrible I have seen in education. My final observation is that nobody, including The Times, listens to the teachers, the professionals who know what is needed to improve education. ("Gates …

The 9 hottest topics in edtech

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

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

<i>The easy tool educators are using every day</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Google Classroom allows …

The 4 Cs of Learning

You know the four Cs right? I mean everyone is talking about them. The four Cs that are going to change education in the 21st century? They are …

11 Slow Cooker Recipes That Will Save You Money In The New Year

The New Year is an ideal time to reset your budget and get creative with ways to save money. By utilizing your trusty slow cooker, you'll get more bang for your buck, ultimately saving time and money in the short-and long-term. Not to mention, the delicious possibilities to experiment with from …

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Students struggle with PARCC test, even at elite schools, results show

State test scores took a nosedive as students struggled to pass the first PARCC exams last school year, with some of Illinois' most elite schools seeing a sharp drop in performance compared with the old days of easier exams.<p>Powerhouse schools New Trier, Adlai E. Stevenson and Hinsdale Central …

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How to Downgrade Your Mac From Mavericks Back to OS X Mountain Lion

- Dec 26, 2013<p>Apple has introduced a number of very positive changes in OS X Mavericks – and we generally advice that the majority of users would be …

New Detailed Taxonomy Wheel for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great infographic!

How to Change the Font Size of Messages in iOS 6

- Jul 13, 2013<p>I don’t know about you, but my eyes are not what they used to be. I’ve worked my way up (down?) to progressive bifocal glasses, and …

Parent Revolution Creates a “Truth Site” to Debunk Me

Parent Revolution, funded with millions of dollars by the Walton Family Foundation, the Gates Foundation, and the Broad Foundation, has decided to …

Why Does Experience Matter in Every Field But Teaching?

Responding to other comments, this teacher sent the following:<p>“Experience isn’t all its cracked up to be”?????? Tell that to a surgery patient.”<p>“Or …

Is the Common Core in Trouble?

AFT President Randi Weingarten called for a moratorium in the rush to impose the Common Core. Several states are considering proposals to withdraw …

Principal: “I Quit”

The Bush-Obama education policies have led to a destructive overemphasis on testing. The very nature of schooling is changed for the worse when …

Can the Focus Twist app turn an iPhone into a $399 Lytro camera for just $1.99?

The Lytro Light Field camera was probably the most exciting photography product that came out last year. Although it offers low-fi images, it takes photographs in a completely different manner to regular cameras, allowing you to choose and re-choose what element of your photo you want in focus …

Who Should Take the Tests?

Recently, the Providence Student Union persuaded 50 accomplished professionals to take a math test made up of items released from the test required …

Review: 1Password 4 is a completely revamped take on password security

You can never be too safe with your personal information on the internet. Passwords get cracked, databases get stolen, and web services sometimes ignore good security practices when storing your login information. Most people will tell you that you need to use a strong password on every website you …

20 Essential Technology Terms for Teachers

In the essential reading Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology, authors Allan Collins and Richard Halverson state that the knowledge …

How to Enable Two-Step Verification for Your Apple ID – MacStories

Today, as originally reported by 9to5Mac, Apple has rolled out two-step verification for Apple IDs. Two-step verification makes it more difficult for someone to compromise your Apple ID by adding an additional layer of security. In this case, it’s an iOS device you own such as your iPhone (iPads …

Podcasts 1.2: Thoughts on the New Now Playing View, My Stations, and More – MacStories

Yesterday, Apple updated their podcast player by introducing some great new features as well as some visual changes to the Now Playing view. I've talked at length before about Podcasts and where it stands amongst other podcatchers on the App Store, but I'd like to revisit some of those notions as …