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A QR Code Coursebook Quest Using Flipgrid: Using Technology in the Classes

Ohh this activity. I love it.It combines a bit of everything and adds the touch of innovation students require in 21st-century classes.• it helps …

QR codes

The One Thing That Protects a Laptop After It’s Been Stolen

When your laptop is lost or stolen, you aren’t just out $800 (or more). Your personal information is also accessible to whoever takes it, even if you have a password.<p>“Unfortunately, a typical password-protected user account does nothing to protect your data,” says Dennis Stewart, a security …

Personal Information

5 Reasons to Stop Using PowerPoint This Year

How to hide your iPhone photos and lock them away in the ‘hidden’ folder

You probably have all sorts of fun, sexy and legally questionable photos you’d rather no-one saw.<p>But it would be a shame to let those sinful moments …

Mobile Photography

Top 6 Digital Transformation Trends In Education

This is a continuation of my series looking at how digital transformation has impacted every industry. Today’s focus is on educational trends.<p>Educators from all grade-levels are coming to realize the benefits of technology in the classroom. Typically, education is one of the last industries to make …

Trends

How to Remove a Lock from Notes on iPhone

We’ve covered how to lock notes in the Notes app on iPhone. But what if you want to remove a lock? Perhaps you locked a note for a period of time but no longer need to keep it hidden: how do you get rid of the lock on that Note? Luckily, it’s just as easy to remove a lock from Notes as it was to …

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 …

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 …

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 …

“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!<p>It’s a free site that lets teachers create virtual …

Apps

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

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 situation has caused a lot of angst among the developer community because Apple at first didn't tell the app's developer, Bogdan Popescu, …

App Store

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

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

A Bunch Of Lists About Stuff

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

column | Research<p>How Do We Know When Technology Helps—or Hurts—the Classroom? Educators at ISTE Weigh In<p>By Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Jun 30, …

Education Technology

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

Many teachers see themselves as risk takers or early adopters in using tech, a new Education Week Research Center survey shows.<p>By Anthony Rebora<p>A …

Education Technology

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 iPhone or iPad

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, starting with this weird one that seems to magically free up some otherwise unavailable space -- anywhere from a few hundred megabytes …

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 …

40 Of The Best Learning Apps For Elementary Students

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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 …

Infographics

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 …

Putting the Ed Into Edtech

Opinion | Postsecondary Learning<p>VIDEO: Putting the Ed Into Edtech<p>By Michael Feldstein and Phil Hill     May 19, 2016<p>Image Credit: e-Literate<p>Right now …

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 …

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 …

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 …