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Texts, Snapchats, Instagram: Translating Teens’ Online Behavior

How much surveillance should parents have over their teenagers’ social media lives? Why are kids’ online roles so different from their realities? How …


6 Updates to Google Classroom for Fall 2015

Note: These features are rolling out over the next several weeks. You may not see all of them right away. For Fall 2015, Google Classroom has 6 new …


Q4 How can @TED_ED continue to help you make your journey better? #TEDEdChat

Building Relationships Through the Use of Technology

This graphic above that I created with Bill Ferriter is something that I hope sparks conversations, but also stories of how these things are already


Make any video your lesson. Edit a video by cropping it, adding your voice or embedding questions. Then, track your students with powerful …


Starting Out With iPads: The First Week

Lately I’ve had several people ask me about how I get started with iPads in my classroom each year. Specifically, about the first week. So I thought …


Empowering Students and Teachers with Blended Learning

Becoming a Learning Facilitator
Although many educators are now familiar with the idea of blended learning, it is not always easy for them to …


a new way to introduce kids to computer programming

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Each month a surprise comes in the mail, filled with dozens of programs to type in. Like the computer …

Scoodle Jam

• By: Scoot & Doodle, Inc.

*Featured in Apple’s “Real World Learning” ebook collection for educators*
*Download free ebook: "Apps in the Classroom: …

Tech Transformation: Friendships in the digital age

Friendships in the digital age

Some years ago at a previous school I had the misfortune to have to attend PD given by a presenter/consultant whose …


Winning in the Classroom with Your Personalized Learning Playbook


Carrying Out the Plays: Implementing Strategies School or Districtwide

by Dennis Pierce

Sponsored by
School Improvement Network

Houston ISD’s …

Personalized Learning

7 Tools To Backup & Archive Your Tweets


For today’s round up, we are showcasing 7 tools for backing up and archiving your tweets. Twitter has come long under fire for not …

Getting Smart on Personalization and Privacy

Authored by Aimee Rogstad Guidera, Paige Kowalski, Erin Lockett, Karla Phillips, Carri Schneider and Tom Vander Ark
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10 Emerging Education Technologies

Are you or your students wearing your Apple Watches to school, and if so, are you using them as part of your curriculum? What about the use of …


Class Twitter Account: How Your Students Can Tweet

I have had several teachers how they can have their students tweet without having a Twitter account. I highly encourage teachers to have a class …


An Introduction to Screencasting in the Classroom | Featuring @TechsmithEDU

Jeff sits down with Jason Valade from Techsmith Education to discuss how easy it is for teachers to be Screencasting in the Classroom for their …


WonderBox app aims to give children a safe space for digital creativity

Children’s app developer Duck Duck Moose has launched a new app that aims to blend the creative features of apps like Instagram and Snapchat with the educational resources on YouTube.

WonderBox has been released as a free app for iOS devices, with Android to follow. The company is targeting parents …


Connected Toy for iOS, Android, and Windows

Microsoft Windows

Grading By Hand

Grading Questions By Hand

At long last, you can now use Flubaroo to grade questions by hand! If this option is selected, you can insert any score for …

Computer Science Summer Institute

Qualifications and Application

Candidates must

Be a current high school senior.
• Intend to be enrolled as a full-time student in a 4-year BA/BS program …

Computer Science

#NoHacked: How to avoid being the target of hackers

If you publish anything online, one of your top priorities should be security. Getting hacked can negatively affect your online reputation and result …


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.

Photo …

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 …

Data Science

Princess Sy on Twitter

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 …