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Google’s Tone Chrome Extension Lets You Share URLs By Sound

Google launched an experimental Chrome extension today that lets you share the URL from your current browser tab with anybody within earshot. Tone, which is now available in the Chrome Web Store, uses sound to transmit the information and uses the speakers and microphones now typically available on …

Google Chrome

Google's latest experiment brings new superpowers to Chrome browsers

Google's latest experiment might be the coolest Chrome extension we've seen yet.

Tone, the company's newest homegrown browser add-on, uses sound to quickly share URLs with anyone nearby. The extension is available now in Chrome's web store and can be used by any Chrome user, regardless of what type …

Google Chrome

Chromebook Inventory Tool - must have for GAFE Admins

Chromebooks are beyond popular in schools and the Google Admin Console provides a lot of great features and information. But, one thing that is …


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21st Century Learning Environments, Classroom Design

Design Services
and Specifications

Only one in three people can accurately envision a space in their mind’s eye. This can make planning any large or …

20 Sites With Free Images for Your Blog or Social Media Posts


A list of handy resources for making your blog or Twitter feed look great, at absolutely no cost.

The world of free stock photos can be a difficult one to navigate. If you're using a paid image repository like iStockphoto or Shutterstock, your rights and responsibilities are clear: You pay …

Social Media

From Guilt to Google: Experimenting with Tech Tools to Improve Writing Feedback


How to Make Micro-Credentials Matter

Medical Education

Use PBL to Inspire Passion and Teach Lifelong Learning

Melissa SeidemanPBL PlanningAlong with teaching students the required content, PBL teaches them skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, and …


A Parent's Guide for Getting Girls Into STEM Careers

Edutopia Readers,

I'm Dr. Rob Garcia, a former high school dropout turned PhD. As a kid growing up poor in Humboldt County, I had no idea what …

High School

Share your stories.


Are you a pen-clicker? A hair-twirler? A knee-bouncer? Did you ever get in trouble for fidgeting in class? Don’t hang your head in shame. All that …


Four Ways to Motivate Kids to Tackle Complex Text

By Anne Vilen

Picture a class full of eighth graders groaning in protest when you hand out the article you want them to read today. “Yeah, right,” …



By Matthew Farber

Thanks in part to STEM education initiatives and the tech boom, coding in the classroom has become more ubiquitous. Computer …


It started as an effort to shine a spotlight on creative schools and teaching practices all over the country and became the inspiration for a new …


The 32 Most Innovative Online Educational Tools to Use in 2015

Want to be a better student? There are literally thousands of apps for that. Not to mention a wide array of other online learning tools.

They’re not …


7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

by TeachThought Staff

Ed note: This post has been updated with an updated visual from


Thank-You Letters to Teachers

Sometimes we forget the impact that we have as teachers. Schools are busy places, and teachers are busy people, so it’s not surprising that sometimes


Google Chromebook vs Microsoft Surface 3 vs Apple iPad Air 2

Last week Microsoft Corporation released their Surface 3 tablet in a market already saturated in low-end computing solutions, some already powered by …


Office 365 on the Web & on your Chromebook!

Office 365 on the Web & on your Chromebook!

Chromebooks have quickly become an incredibly popular tool in schools. However, this has previously …

Microsoft Office

Which Chromebooks Can Be Upgraded? We Find Out

Do you know which Chromebook models can be user upgraded with more RAM, bigger SSDs or other extras?

No? Well, don’t blame your memory: you’re not …


Lenovo Announce ThinkCentre Chromebox and Tiny-in-One Running Chrome OS

Google’s other mobile operating system, Chrome OS, is usually found running on the Chromebook platform but has also found a home in thin and light …

Hisense $149 Chromebook review – Watch out, iPad

This review contains a Chromebook, one that's set to take the lowest end of the laptop market for a ride. For those of you that have a single tablet …


6 Creative Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom

The old adage that “you get what you pay for” seems increasingly outdated in the age of free technologies that provide real value. Like Google’s free …


How Making A Mess Can Silence Your Inner Critic

Your inner critic doesn’t leave you alone. It tells you all kind of things:
You’re not good enough…You’ll never match up…You’re a failure…
And its …



By Matthew Farber

Educators are held responsible for several aspects of English-language arts competency with their students: critical thinking, …

Game Based Learning

Collaborative Learning

What is collaborative learning?

Collaborative learning is based on the view that knowledge is a social construct. Collaborative activities are most …


Strengthening Connections in a Brain-Friendly Classroom

Minds-On Learning
April 23, 2015 | Volume 10 | Issue 16
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Decoding Digital Pedagogy, pt. 2: (Un)Mapping the Terrain

Digital pedagogy is not a dancing monkey. It won’t do tricks on command. It won’t come obediently when called. Nobody can show us how to do it or …