Developments in Educational Technology

By Sheila Cartwright, PhD | Trends & Issues for 21st Century Teaching & Learning

16 tools to promote inventiveness in the classroom

Inventiveness--the bridge between inventions and innovations--gives students license to use their creative imagination. And today's classrooms need …

Future-Ready Field Trips

• <b>Creativity</b>: VR Tours<br>Invite students to create VR tours of their field trip, using the Cardboard Camera app OR the Google Street View app and an audio …

Do Voice Assistant Devices Have a Place in the Classroom?

When privacy expert Bill Fitzgerald tweeted about a conversation in which an Amazon representative said that the company’s voice assistant devices …

Google Home

Digital evolution: a new approach to learning and teaching in higher education

Public Sector<p>Diane Amphlet - July 11, 2018 2:05 pm<p><i>Posted on behalf of Renee Patton, US Public Sector Director of Education at Cisco.</i><p>Technology continually disrupts almost every area of our lives, resulting in constant shifts across all segments of our society. This is something we’ve examined at …

Rethinking the Future of Higher Education: Interview with ASU President Michael Crow

The world of work is evolving, with emerging technologies—like artificial intelligence (AI)—shifting roles and responsibilities. At the same time, the skills needed in today’s workforce have changed from even just three or five years ago. With this new reality, higher education institutions are …

Higher Education

Here’s how many people can be in a meeting before it’s unproductive, according to Harvard

Meetings are at peak production level when there are fewer people involved — specifically, no more than eight, according to Harvard Business …

The evolution of educational publishing: Does OER have a quality problem?

(Getty Images)<p>Over the past few months, more than 1.5 million students have graduated from colleges in the U.S., the majority of whom have relied on …

How Holograms Are Helping Medical Training

Health-sciences schools are tapping into mixed reality to teach students how to handle patient diagnoses and care<p>The young man arrived at the clinic with a laceration down his back—an injury he’d suffered while mountain biking. After suturing his wound and administering painkillers and antibiotics, …

San Diego

Pinterest launches new collaboration tools

Pinterest says you can now plan events better with friends and family on the site.<p>The visual discovery app on Wednesday launched new collaboration tools that make it easier to plan events and projects on the platform, according to the company's blog. On group boards, now you can converse with other …

Guest post: 15 EdTech Resources to Use in Classroom

If you don’t use educational technology, you’re not a cool teacher. Whether you like it or not, that’s how today’s students see it. They are growing …

Microsoft Hopes to Revive Its Education Tablet Efforts With the New $399 Surface Go

For much of this decade, the narrative of tech giants battling to sell devices in U.S. K-12 classrooms has pitted Apple against Google. But through …

Windows 10

Discover This Forgotten Region of the Brain, According to a Neuroscientist

Forgotten, but not lost.<p>You’ve probably never heard of the claustrum, a small region of the brain, because scientists still know little about it. …

Millennials stand out for their technology use, but older generations also embrace digital life

Millennials have often led older Americans in their adoption and use of technology. But there has also been significant growth in tech adoption in …

Demographics

What Educators Can Do with Streaming Plus

Designed and driven by provincial outcomes, Streaming uses engaging multimedia resources to add power to your lessons while supporting all curriculum …

Smithsonian Learning Lab

By: Michelle Knovic Smith, Associate Director, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access<p>Wherever you are on the journey to digitize museum …

How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

Fifteen years ago, psychologists Barbara Rogoff and Maricela Correa-Chavez ran a simple experiment. They wanted to see how well kids pay attention — …

More States Opting To 'Robo-Grade' Student Essays By Computer

Here's a little pop quiz.<p>Multiple-choice tests are useful because:<p>A: They're cheap to score.<p>B: They can be scored quickly.<p>C: They score without human bias.<p>D: All of the above.<p>It would take a computer about a nano-second to mark "D" as the correct answer. That's easy.<p>But now, machines are also …

Education

Google, ISTE, and the Death of EdTech

ISTE ’18 was all abuzz with imminent news of a major announcement from <i>Google</i>. This, the <i>Google</i> foot soldiers proclaimed, was going to be the most …

Education Technology

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2018

Allsides for Schools is an essential and multifunctional program for promoting media literacy, critical thinking, and civil discourse. The AllSides …

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2018

Turn your iPhone into a video production studio with Clips. Create and edit dynamic videos with the ability to add subtitles, animated stickers, …

AASL announces 2018 Best Apps and Best Websites for Teaching & Learning

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced its 2018 Best Apps and Best Websites for Teaching & Learning at the American …

Top 10 Museums to Virtually Explore with Your Students

Google Arts & Cutlture is one of the best educational platforms for virtually exploring world museums. It allows you to search for, access and …

'Technology means teaching in 2018 is different – and we need to adapt'

I was 16 years old in 2002, studying at a sixth-form college, with no Facebook, no Twitter and no smartphones. Google was around, but it took a few …

Teaching

How to manage Google devices in K-12 schools: 5 tips

Chromebooks dominate the edtech landscape. Here are tips for IT administrators on deploying and maintaining the devices.<p>Google devices dominate the …

High School

The Edublogger’s Guide To Podcasting

Do you like podcasts? Chances are, either you or someone you know is a fan of listening to podcasts. According to a 2018 Nielsen study, not only is …

3 Ways to Use Cognitive Psychology to Improve Your Course

How to avoid browbeating your learners by turning psychology to your advantage.In many ways, learning is all about psychology. It’s about finding …

Learning

4 Ways to Use Google Keep for Feedback and Assessment

Pinterest<p>Google Keep is one of my favorite G Suite tools! One fun way to use Google Keep is for feedback. In this post, I’ve got 4 ways to use Google …

The Getting Started Guide for Touchscreen Chromebooks in the Classroom

“The new Chromebooks are here!”<p>Many teachers will be saying that as their school transitions to Chromebooks for students or refreshes old …