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Why Ed Tech Is Not Transforming How Teachers Teach

—Charles Mostoller for Education Week<p>Student-centered, technology-driven instruction remains elusive for most<p>Public schools now provide at least one …

Education Technology

10 reasons teachers do NOT use education technology

There are plenty of reasons teachers do not use education technology. It’s expensive. It’s hard to always find a reason to implement edtech into a …

Education Technology

Evaluating Technology? Here's What To Look For...

In my former life as a Director of Instructional Technology I worked with school leaders to make the best choices when it came to technology. We …

Why Technology Alone Won't Fix Schools

To wonder what ails American education is to open a Pandora’s box of wicked problems … but the problem is definitely not a lack of computers.<p>For about a month in the spring of 2013, I spent my mornings at Lakeside School, a private school in Seattle whose students are the scions of the Pacific …

Woot Math Actually Puts Personalized Learning to the (Scientific) Test

Woot Math is aimed at middle school teachers looking for personalized math tools.<p>If you were to draft the ideal development scenario for a formal …

5 Excellent YouTube Channels for Science Videos

June 4, 2015<br>In response to some requests asking about online science video sources, we have compiled here some of the best YouTube channels we …

Education Technology

Two Great Resources for Flipped Classrooms

April 1, 2015<br>Flipped classroom or flipped learning is a methodology, an approach to learning in which technology is employed to reverse the …

Education Technology

Create a Computer Lab on the Cheap with New Intel Compute Sticks

By Dennis PierceFor a few thousand dollars, a school or district could stand up an entire lab.

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5 Tech Implementation Challenges for Teachers

Image via Flickr by IvanWalsh.com<p>In all the excitement around what technology can do for education, the frustrations of the teachers faced with using …

Microsoft is taking you back to school — free online courses through edX! « Online Learning Update

<b>By Brian Fagioli, Beta News</b><p>Microsoft is partnering with edX to offer courses taught by its employees and experts. The best part? Most of them are …

Asia Shifts From Rote Learning to 21st Century Skills

<i>Across education systems in</i> <i>the Asia-Pacific region, there is a growing emphasis on transversal competencies, better known in the U.S. as 21st century</i> …

Pearson Partners with Makerversity on Maker Curriculum

Pearson has partnered with Makerversity to release a curriculum of hands-on lessons designed to be incorporated into core subjects.

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6 reasons you should ditch your edtech

3 Important Google Drive Tips for Teachers

February 17, 2015<br>For those of you who haven’t seen them yet, Google for Education has recently added some interesting posts covering a bunch of handy …

7 EdTech Instruments To Develop Your Students Writing Skills

Websites, apps, interactive whiteboards, systems and devices… teaching students the art of writing in the 21st century is vastly different today than …

5 Excellent Google Safety Tools for Parents and Teachers

February 18, 2015<br>Below are some important resources from Google safety Centre to help parents keep their kids safe while browsing the online world. …

Chalkup- A Wonderful Google Drive Tool for Teachers

February 6, 2015<br>I just learned through an email from Justin Chando about this interesting update to Chalkup. The folks in Chalkup have finally made …

Education Technology

Excellent Chart Comparing The Best Digital Storytelling Tools of 2014

December 26, 2014<br>Digital storytelling is a power way to get students engaged in learning. Using a variety of web tools students will be able to …

5 Secrets For Smarter Education Technology Integration

<b>5 Simple Tips For Teaching With Technology</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>With instructional strategies, data collection, curricular planning, personal communication, …

What To Change About Teaching and Learning in 2015

Strategic Directions | Feature<p>A Q&A with Kyle Bowen on the technologies of student engagement<p>Kyle D. Bowen, Penn State University's Director of …

Strictly biology: how I use dance routines to inspire young scientists

Science teacher Richard Spencer’s creative approach to lessons, including his mitosis mamba and DNA boogie, were enough to make one Ofsted inspector fall off their stool<p><i>Richard Spencer is head of science at</i> <i>Middlesbrough College</i><i>. He made the long list for the $1m Varkey GEMS Foundation Global</i> …

Join Our Google Hangout Today: 2014 EdTech Year in Review

It’s almost 2015, so it’s time to review the year of 2014 in educational technology! Please join Eric Langhorst (@ELanghorst), Jason Neiffer …

TED Curator Chris Anderson on the "TED-ification" of Education

<b>"TED Curator Chris Anderson on the "TED-ification" of Education," produced by Katherine Mangu-Ward. About 8.5 minutes.</b>Original release date was …

iPad Minis for Literacy and Math Learning

My students need three iPad minis and protective cases for our literacy and math work stations.<p>My Students<p>"Education is evolving due to the impact of …

10 Ways to Integrate Google Drawings in Your Teaching

December 29, 2014<br>Google Drawings is a tool that is often overlooked by teachers. Being part of Google Drive, Drawings has some powerful features hat …

12 Companies Transforming Education To Watch Next Year

Education technology, known as EdTech, is taking by storm schools, students and the process of learning across the globe. Tech companies from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv have begun providing solutions to problems ranging from cost efficiency of schools to adaptive learning and global access of high …

52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015

Dec 24, 2015 - geo.itunes.apple.com - 17224<p>Get the official YouTube app for iPhone and iPad. See what the world is watching – from the hottest music …

The 10 Best Educational Apps that use Gamification for adults in 2018

<b>This post was recently updated to reflect the 10 best educational apps for adults that use Gamification for 2018</b><p>Get ready to learn, the fun way! We …

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Gamification in the Classroom: The Right or Wrong Way to Motivate Students?

What thoughts come to most students’ minds when they’re asked about the Articles of Confederation? If they’re up on their civics, they’ll know it was …