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50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016

Jan 25, 2016 - geo.itunes.apple.com - 8337<p>Create infographics and visual data on iPad or through your browser. Download a free book to learn how to …

Are We Getting Smarter about Ed Tech?

What's Not Working<p>Meanwhile, our existing educational technology has failed to produce desired learning outcomes, according to a recent international …

5 Future Trends That Will Impact the Learning Ecosystem

<i>To take advantage of this trend:</i> Begin to cultivate an edupreneurial mindset of experimentation, risk-taking, learning from failure, creative …

What Technology Will Look Like In Five Years

Diomedes Kastanis Contributor<p>Diomedes Kastanis is VP of the Chief Innovation Office at Ericsson, supporting advancement of the company’s technology vision and innovation.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Productive mobility is poised to give business a virtual boost<p>As a driver of technical innovation …

An Apple for teacher: how tablets are changing education

"If you're writing poetry, write it. Don't type it in just because you can."<p>The classroom is changing, as new technologies dramatically alter the …

Apple's next iPhone reportedly ditches the headphone jack

Your next iPhone may use its Lightning port for wired audio.<p>Apple's quest for ever-thinner, ever-smarter devices may produce another casualty: your iPhone's headphone jack. A rumor at <i>MacOtakara</i> claims that the next iPhone might drop the 3.5mm port and use the Lightning port for audio instead. The …

The future is the Internet of Things—deal with it

IoT is about to explode, perhaps literally, if privacy and security issues aren't fixed.<p>Welcome to Ars UNITE, our week-long virtual conference on the …

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Some researchers, however, believe that a third option, cognitive choice, is a more effective way to promote longer-lasting student autonomy. This …

Pedagogy

This particular Apple Pencil detail exemplifies what Apple is all about

Apple’s legendary attention to detail comes into full view yet again with the iPad Pro’s optional accessory, the Apple Pencil. As first discovered …

Hour of Code Suggestions by Grade Level

Here are ideas of apps and websites that teachers in my PLN used successfully in the past during Hour of Code:Kindergarten<i>Start kindergartners with</i> …

Forget tattoos: Biohackers are putting LED implants under their skin

Last weekend (Nov. 6-8) in Düsseldorf, a biohacker successfully implanted an electronic device under his forearm; when it comes into contact with a magnet, its five LED lights switch on, to illuminate his skin.<p>That may sound like a lot of pain and a high potential for health risk for such a novel …

Near Field Communication

Top 6 reasons to upgrade to the iPad Pro

Apple unveiled the long-rumored iPad Pro in September and is expected to start selling the tablet in stores and online beginning November 11th. With …

What happens on the iPad doesn’t need to stay on the iPad – Posting to the Global Fridge

<b>The Why…</b><p>So here’s the thing, we’ve all seen the presentations on the value of authentic learning and there is no doubt that creating meaningful …

100+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

If you experienced none of these scenarios, then you live in a world of possibility because you grew up with the many social media tools available to …

Social Media

A new lab in London examines our relationship with technology

Most of us will admit we need a digital detox, but our fast-moving lives don't always allow for that. We still need to answer calls and respond to …

Robin Williams’ Widow Reveals the True Cause of His Suicide in an Emotional New Interview

So heartbreaking.<p>In an emotional new interview with <i>Good Morning America</i> that aired Tuesday, <b>Susan Schneider</b> opens up about her late husband <b>Robin</b> …

How to Create a Twitter Poll

Over the last week Twitter has been rolling out a new polling feature to its users. The new polling option allows you to post a Tweet that contains a …

Safe Student Publishing

Google and Clever Login<p>As an alternative to traditional passwords, use Google Apps for Education or Clever Instant Login to access your Kidblog …

Find Copyright Free, Properly Cited Images for Student Use

Photos For Class <br>www.photosforclass.com<p>Photos For Class makes it easy for students to quickly find copyright-free images that are automatically cited …

Pinterest's take on direct messages blows Twitter's out of the water

A hack-week experiment is social-network messaging done right<p>If there’s one thing the App Store is saturated with, it’s messengers: WhatsApp, of course, but also Facebook’s, and Snapchat, and Hangouts, and Line, and Kik, and all the rest. So why would Pinterest, a social network for exploring your …

How Apple Uses Picasso To Teach Employees About Product Design

Apple uses Picasso’s The Bull to teach new hires to think like Steve Jobs.<p>Founded by Steve Jobs in 2008 as a way to train future employees to think more like him, Apple University is an internal program that not only indoctrinates new employees into Cupertino’s business culture, it also teaches new …

Hundreds of Children Build Amazing Elephant Sculpture from 900 Recycled Plastic Bottles in the UK

Did you know that 15 million plastic bottles are thrown away each day in the UK? To reduce that waste and set an inspiring and creative example, …

Delicate Seeds Arranged Into Undulating Organic Sculptures

<i>Seedscapes</i> is a series of meticulously arranged organic sculptures by England-born artist Gowri Savoor. To create each natural formation, Savoor attaches a variety of plant and fruit seeds–including apple, pumpkin, and sunflower–to the ends of long stem wire and arranges them in undulating curves …

Amazing Driftwood Animal Sculptures by Jeffro Uitto

Even before we started to see these driftwood animal sculptures make their way across the web, we knew they were nothing short of amazing and that we had to write about them. Artist Jeffro Uitto finds lone slabs of driftwood along the coast of Washington and saws them together until he creates …

These aren't flowers, they are sculptures as thin as a hair

Most flowers start as seeds planted in soil, but Wim Noorduin, currently a post-doc researcher at Harvard, prefers to craft bouquets using Barium carbonate and sodium metasilicate. The two chemicals are disolved in a glass beaker filled with water and as carbon dioxide seeps into the vessel it …

Mar 8, Hypertufa Hands - cement planter shaped like a hand

DIY Rustic Garden Art - Hypertufa Hands to give a helping hand in the garden...

DIY Decorative Garden Ball Tutorial

How to make decorative garden balls with bowling balls or lamp globes and flat marbles plus tips for choosing the right, long-lasting adhesive.This …