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iPad App of the Week: Tynker, Teaching Children to Program the Fun Way

Years ago, this phrase was thrown around a lot in tech circles: ‘<i>The applications make the platform’</i>. In the case of the iPad I don’t know that apps entirely ‘make the tablet’ – but great iPad apps are definitely a huge factor in making it such a game-changing device.<p>Great apps, and unique apps …

8 Education Technology Books Every Leader Should Read

Everyone has their own reading style. My long held reading rule is to have two books on the go. One trashy thriller to tune out the world with, and …

Then and Now: Education Technology in 1963 vs 2013

John F. Kennedy made a strong push for education reform focused on science and technology during his presidency. His enthusiasm for STEM education …

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In the midst of important discussions on data privacy and security taking place across the nation, school leaders can easily forget how and why we …

Online Privacy

The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves

By now, most of us have become pretty used to the ways that technology — both devices and social web services — have changed things we have always …

A wish list for education technology

Given that I’ve been writing about technology in education for some time, I’ve come to think an awful lot about how kids these days can have it so …

Online learning: pedagogy, technology and opening up higher education

Higher education has always been fond of its acronyms and they don't get much more prolific than the current four letters doing the rounds. From the …

My 10 Essential Email Habits

‘And none will hear the postman’s knock<br>Without a quickening of the heart.<br>For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?’ <b><br>~W.H. Auden</b><p>Email can be a great …

50 Fab Apps for Teachers

Education—there’s an app for that. In fact, there are hundreds of thousands of apps on the market designed for teaching and learning. As more schools …

21st Century Icebreakers: 13 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

<b>In honor of the start of a new school year, I am sharing one of my popular posts again with you with a couple of new additions!</b><p>On Monday I will begin …

The 5 Defining Characteristics Of Google+

by <b>Kay Bisaillon</b>, TeachThought Intern<p>A few weeks ago, I joined a Google+ community at the request of a colleague. Honestly, I knew very little about …

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Driving Change to Transform Schools

Recently my school was recognized as the "School of the Month" for November/December by eSchool News. The resulting article described New Milford High School's many accomplishments pertaining to the use of educational technology to enhance the teaching and learning process. We are extremely proud …

5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn

A good example is a long term research project. There are several common stages in longer projects and researchers have studied how students feel, …

10 Apps For More Organized Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning, by definition, is flexible.<p>It encourages learner-centeredness, provides the possibility of more authentic work, and allows …

Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator

1. Embrace Making Mistakes<p>I've been in so many meetings with educators who talk about the power of making mistakes. We all nod our head in agreement …

The Benefits of Educational Blogging

<i>This in an update of older posts about the benefits of educational blogging.</i>2013 is the sixth year that I have maintained a classroom blog. When I …

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10 Wonderful Virtual Field Trips for your Students

Using the websites below, teachers will be able to take their students on wonderful virtual trips to see and visit places that could not probably …

40 Alternative Assessment Ideas for Learning

When people think of <b>assessment</b>, pencils and bubble sheets may be the first things that come to mind. <b>Assessment</b> does not always have to involve paper …

Teaching

Google Announces Provo, Utah As The Third Google Fiber City And Acquires The Local Fiber Provider

If you live in Provo, Utah: Congratulations, you just joined the fairly exclusive club of geeks who don’t have to whine about Google Fiber not coming to your city.<p>Google, along with Mayor John Curtis, have just announced that Provo will be the third city to hop on Google’s crazy-fast fiber-optic …