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This wearable Bluetooth device will turn any surface into a keyboard

'Tap' is the future of keyboards. The sensors can be worn on either hand and turns any surface into a keyboard.<p>The device comes with an app that introduces users to a game that will help them master this device.

Wearable Tech

WhatsApp Beta For iOS Reveals Live Location Tracking, Edit And Recall Of Sent Messages

WhatsApp beta for iOS has revealed a string of new features for the popular communication app. In December, some of these features were leaked by …

iOS

You can fit this miniature synthesizer in your wallet

The cutest synth you’ve ever seen<p>The Tiny TS, the first standalone synthesizer from Jan Ostman, can do just that. Measuring in at a — as the name suggests — tiny 3.94 x 2.56 inches, it's roughly the size of a credit card.<p>The synth offers audio, CV, and gate outputs, and works well with Ostman's …

Synthesizers

“Learning Apps” Is One Of The Top Educational Websites Of The Year!

Reader Gabrielle Klingelhöfer shared the site Learning Apps with me, and I’m sure glad she did!It’s a free site that lets teachers create virtual …

Education Technology

Apple mysteriously banned a popular app from its App store ... and a lot of programmers are mad

Apple has banned a popular app for programmers from its app store, as well as deleted the app developer's account, the developer says.<p>The app, called Dash, is for Macs and iOS. It's been around for years. It lets developers easily find and insert snippets of code that they frequently use.<p>The …

Apple

Google Released A New Educational Tool to Wirelessly Share Computer Screens in Class

July 17, 2016 Google Cast for Education is a new Chrome app from Google to help teachers and students wirelessly share their computer screens from …

Education Technology

A Bunch Of Lists About Stuff

How Do We Know When Technology Helps—or Hurts—the Classroom? Educators at ISTE Weigh In

“We dropped over $10,000 last year on a math product, but I’m not sure if it’s really helped our students learn.”Sound familiar?"Regardless of the …

Education Technology

Teachers Still Struggling to Use Tech to Transform Instruction, Survey Finds

An exclusive Education Week Research Center survey shows teachers see themselves as ed-tech risk takers but are still struggling to use digital tools …

Education

A Week of Presentations - A Slide of Slides

Over the last week I gave presentations and facilitated workshops Texas, Arizona, Kansas, and Missouri. Many people asked for copies of the slides …

I’m Adding “Zing” To List Of Sites I’m Having Students Use This Summer

Zing is a great reading site that’s been on The Best Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress list since it began.<p>…

How to add more storage to an iOS device

Can't fit all your music, movies, documents and other stuff? Before you spend money on a higher-capacity iPhone or iPad, read this.<p>Apple's iDevices famously -- make that infamously -- rely on fixed storage. If you need more space, well, too bad.<p>Or maybe not. There are a few tricks you can try, …

iOS

4 Ways to Use Social Media for Learning

Teaching and Learning<p>These four uses for social media in STEM courses focus on deepening student learning through better communication.<p>Social media …

Education

40 Of The Best Learning Apps For Elementary Students

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Education Technology

7 Tools Every Digital Entrepreneur Must Use

Being an entrepreneur isn’t all about sitting on a secluded beach somewhere in paradise. If you think that entrepreneurship is about working 2-3 …

Productivity

Oilproject, the Italian MOOC you’ve probably never heard of, launches WeSchool

Have you heard of Oilproject? If you reside outside of Italy, probably not. Started by 25-year-old Marco De Rossi when he was just 14 and incorporated as a company in 2011, the startup claims to be the largest free online school — or MOOC — in Italy.<p>That translates into 1.7 million unique visitors …

MOOCs

VIDEO: Putting the Ed Into Edtech

Right now many edtech products are sold as black boxes. “What does the product do?” “Dunno, but it works through the science of neuroplasticity.” The …

Baltimore

Student Creates Language Learning Tool

Anand Shankar learned to speak German in kindergarten. In middle school, he began to study French. When he started high school at North Shore Country …

Language Learning

ClassDojo raises $21 million for app to make parent-teacher meetings obsolete

ClassDojo has raised $21 million in a Series B round of venture funding for tech that connects educators to students’ parents, and helps them communicate consistently about student’s activities, social and behavioral development at school.<p>Communicating throughout the year, and even throughout the …

Education

Peergrade lets students grade each other’s assignments

For as long as I can remember, technology has been seen as a panacea that will finally make education scalable beyond the one to few model employed in the classroom. As a result there seems to be an endless conveyor belt of edtech startups finding new (and sometimes very old) ways to utilise the …

Education Technology

What Do Students Think of Technology in the Classroom?

Every month or so, EdSurge hosts a summit to bring educators and edtech companies together (there might be one coming up near you). Sometimes, we're …

Education Technology

How to Use Augmented Reality To Transform Your Classroom

Augmented Reality is changing education. What started out as something that was simply “cool” has become a way to engage learners like never …

How Wearables and Virtual Reality are Finding a Place in the Classroom

By Jessica Leigh BrownEducators are discovering wearable devices that can transform surfaces into interactive media spaces.

Virtual Reality

Why Your Tech Obsessed Conference Presentation Stinks—and How to Make It Better

In general, technology in the classroom is no longer a novelty, and solid pedagogy trumps those lists of “cool tools.” Yet time and time again, …

Education Technology

EdTech Quick Take: Zaption vs. EDpuzzle

Want to keep students engaged while you show videos during your lessons? Video-annotation tools let you customize videos with interactive elements, …

Education Technology

French Teacher Explains How HiveSchool Limits Distractions, Keeps Kids On Task

Chromebooks have become popular in schools due to their low cost. Learn how HiveSchool can be used to keep kids on task and engaged.

Education