Pascal Vallet

209 Flips | 17 Magazines | 11 Likes | 9 Following | 14 Followers | @paxcou | Director of Academic Technology - UNIS NY

15 Chrome Extensions that will boost your productivity

In the age of Google and Wikipedia, it’s easy to dismiss an impressive memory as a useless skill. But the fact is, sometimes you won’t have access to …

For Elementary Schools, the Search for an Ideal Coding Curriculum Is Far From Over

Opinion | Technology in School<p>For Elementary Schools, the Search for an Ideal Coding Curriculum Is Far From Over<p>By Grant Smith     Feb 25, 2016<p>Iconic …

Why everyone should learn to code

If you’re planning on creating an Android app, then you should of course learn to code. While it is possible to create apps using other means, building it yourself will give you by far the most flexibility and control over the finished product.<p>But that is only one of <i>many</i> scenarios where learning to …

The 10 most popular free online courses for professionals

Your education shouldn't stop when you leave the classroom.<p>Learning new skills is a great way to expand your mind and get ahead in your career — and it's easier than ever with a plethora of online classes just a click away.<p>A good place to start is with this year's most popular Coursera courses from …

5 critical 21st century skills that go way beyond the 4 Cs

Teach students to think like entrepreneurs with these skill setsSince the publication of his highly impactful book, <i>The World is Flat: A Brief History</i> …

A Very Good App for Creating Educational Screencasts

June, 2015<br>Screencastify is an excellent screen video recorder for teachers. It is also one of the few apps out there that works seamlessly on …

Wonder Workshop | Home of cue, Dash and Dot, robots that help kids learn to code

Wonder Workshop sparks creativity with kids of all ages and inspires them to have fun, learning new skills with our robotics.<p>Our clever robots put …

Kids

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

A survey of schools around the world reveals what schools could look like, trends in personalized learning, the role of teachers and challenges to …

The New iTunes U: What Schools Need To Know

It’s here. The update all school iPad users have been waiting for …. iTunes U 3.0! Or am I being a little premature?<p>At a glance, these are the new …

Tech Tools of the Flipped Classroom – FlippedClass.com

To flip your class, there are certain technology tools teachers need to master. These fit into the following four categories<p><b>CLICK ON ANY OF THE 4</b> …

Denmark’s New Eco-Friendly School is a Marvel of Solar Science

Is there anything Scandinavians can’t do? Whether it’s creating a waterfall in one of the world’s greatest cities, or producing practical everyday …

The Three B's: Managing Classroom Interruptions

• Why is it important to clearly and explicitly teach expectations to students?<br>• How do the 3 B's help students determine whether or not they are …

Blended Learning - Station Rotation

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Education Week

Steve McCrea asks:<p><i>How can we teachers use digital portfolios to help students show what they know and show us how they have used what they have</i> …

You can build your own iPhone app and test it for free

Along with the streamlined Apple Developer Program, Cupertino is making it easier for people to build apps and sign them for use on their own iOS …

Easy tools for using robotics in the classroom

Using robotics to inspire learning isn’t a new concept, but finding easy-to-implement resources for getting can be a struggle for many educators, …

A Model for 21st Century Learning

Our Vision<p>NYC iSchool is dedicated to equipping students with the skills necessary for success and leadership in the 21st century. The iSchool …

Kill the shared drive!

Late last year I went to the South Asia region to participate in a discussion on knowledge management. I talked briefly about what we are doing …

Can't Code? This iPad App Will Easily Let You Make Your Own Video Game

There's no shortage of nit-picking gamers who feel they could easily make better video games than what's being released every week. And thanks to a …

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What Programming Language Should I Learn First

Programming Languages

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Easy Creation of Data Visualizations

Silk is a free service that offers some fantastic tools for creating and sharing data visualizations. To create a visualization on Silk you can …

Singletasking: 7 Ways to Increase Your Productivity

In our culture of multitaskers, we attempt to accomplish more by doing several things at once. But here’s the rub: Multitasking fails us. Why? …

Why Lynda.com, Pluralsite.com, Coursera.com are taking over Microlearning - The Business Journals

By Simon T. Bailey <br>– Contributing Writer,<p>May 22, 2015, 12:12pm EDT<p>Online learning platforms, also known as microlearning platforms, have become the …

Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

More and more people in education agree on the importance of learning stuff other than academics.<p>But no one agrees on what to call that "stuff".<p>There are least seven major overlapping terms in play. New ones are being coined all the time. This bagginess bugs me, as a member of the education media. …

Education

This Infographic Will Show You What’s Killing Your Creativity

If your inspiration routine involves scrolling through Tumblr until “inspiration strikes,” well, we can’t say that we haven’t been there ourselves, but there are better ways to get those creative juices flowing. <i>Entrepreneur Magazine</i> put out a very helpful/snazzy infographic to guide you through a …

Creativity

Here's why learning to code gives you an edge at work

As driverless cars, artificial intelligence and the Internet of things begin to take over the world, there’s increasing talk that coding — not …