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How Educators Are Starting To Embrace The Concept Of 'Good Screen Time'

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Video games have a bad reputation among many parents and teachers, who worry that too much screen time is bad for children.

There's no doubt that some kids go overboard -- and those who do can face troubling health risks. But a body of research suggests that playing …


Privacy Push Must Not Prevent Personalized Learning

We can all remember getting tests back with a big grade at the top and”‘x’s” marked next to the problems we got wrong. If we were lucky, a teacher, …

Personalized Learning


Could e-books actually get in the way of reading?

That was the question explored in research presented last week by Heather Ruetschlin Schugar, an …


Where to find the best free photos and graphics

This is my collection of the best websites to find free photos, icons and patterns. If you’d like to suggest a resource, send me an email.

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Computer Graphics

The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and …


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So #ade2015 just happened & the big take-away was storytelling - these apps give you & your Ss a voice #peel21st


15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities

15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilitiesby Brian Neese, Alvernia UniversityAccording to the National Education …


My Approach To Digital Content Curation

My Approach To Digital Content Curationby Steven Anderson, Presenter at spend a great deal of time looking up stuff. Whether that stuff …

Information Overload



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How A Team Of Accomplished Entrepreneurs Plan To Revolutionize Your Television Experience

The company’s logo on the doorbell was so tiny that I wasn’t sure I was at the right door. After 18 months of hard work, I was the first journalist to see Molotov in action, a brand new way to watch TV. Behind the scene, AlloCiné co-founder Jean-David Blanc, Canal+ co-founder Pierre Lescure, former …

Entertainment Industry

Google, Apple, Microsoft and Mozilla team up to create faster browsers

Engineers at Google, Apple, Microsoft and Mozilla are partnering to create WebAssembly (a.k.a wasm), a bytecode for use in the browsers of the future that promises up to 20 times faster performance.

WebAssembly is a project to create a new bytecode (a machine-readable instruction set that’s quicker …

A Step-by-step Guide on How to Create Custom Courses for Your Class Using iTunes U

June, 2015 Today we want to draw your attention to one of the features of iTunes U that is often overlooked by many teachers. It is the ability to …


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By Matthew Farber

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


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.

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 …


10 Most Popular Programming Languages Today

A basic understanding of various programming languages can benefit anyone, even if you're not looking to become a master coder.

Programmers are in high demand these days-their fluency in coding language is invaluable. Knowing various programming languages is a no brainer for engineers, but a basic …


Google Keep: Send to Google Doc

Tweet I use Google Keep to keep track of my brainstorms, todo lists, and to take quick notes. The app works offline which makes it great for jotting …


30 Google Drive Tips You Can't Afford to Miss

Raise your hand if you remember Writely. A four-person company called Upstartle launched the online-only word processor in August 2005, taking …


Change the Way You Learn & Teach with 15 Educational Chrome Extensions

A device that beat the iPad at the mobility game? Sounds impossible. Yet Chromebooks overtook iPads to become the bestselling educational device in …

Google Chrome

The Path To Disruption: Entrepreneurs, Incumbents, And The Next (R)evolution In Online Education

The bloom is off the rose. Massively open online courses (MOOCs), heralded by Silicon Valley visionaries and higher education critics alike as the great disruptor of the university, are coming under increased criticism for their failure to provide the powerful learning outcomes that their …


Sparkman Middle School students tracking land changes with phones

A Google grant is allowing one UAH professor to team up with Sparkman Middle School sixth graders who are using mobile phones to track changing …

Coding French Games Using Geometry - Homemade Zelda

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Myria Mallette (@MmeM27) is one of our French teachers who is busy learning, teaching and coding alongside her students. …

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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 for the …

Social Media

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

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

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 Technologyby TeachThought StaffEd note: This post has been updated with an updated visual from