Developments in Educational Technology

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

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 …

Education Technology

'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 …

Google

Choice Boards, Menus, & Tic-Tac-Toe

Crafting

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 …

Education Technology

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 …

Education Technology

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 …

Google

The i5 Approach

Veronica, a high school biology teacher, asked herself<i>: if students use their personal devices in my class, will they learn better and become more</i> …

4 Tech Integration Tips for New Teachers

Christine,<p>A few weeks back you shared a post on 4 Reasons for Technology Integration and I wanted to take time today to chat a bit about tech in our …

Teaching

68 Free Art & Design Online Courses From Universities Yale, Duke, MoMA, & More

“Are Coursera courses still free?” is a frequently asked question at Class Central, a search engine for free online courses.<br>While Coursera courses …

Coursera

Microsoft’s Whiteboard app leaks, shows the future of Windows 10 stylus support

Microsoft first demonstrated its Whiteboard app for Windows 10 back at the company’s Surface Pro event in May. While the software maker promised it will launch later this year, an early copy of Whiteboard has leaked onto the internet today. It features many of the abilities that Microsoft …

Whiteboards

Microsoft challenges Chromebooks with $189 Windows 10 laptops for schools

And a big education push for 2018<p>Microsoft is making a bigger push to keep students and teachers using Windows this week. At the annual Bett education show in London, Microsoft is revealing new Windows 10 and Windows 10 S devices that are priced from just $189. The software giant is also partnering …

Software

You can try Windows 10's game-changing new Timeline feature now

Back in May, Microsoft announced it would introduce a major new feature to Windows 10 called Timeline. The idea was that Windows would remember what apps you were using at any given moment so that you can easily resume a workflow or collection of apps. As Microsoft put it, the feature would let you …

10 ways design thinking can help you raise resourceful kids

When my son Ben was young, he only ate white food. Spaghetti, bread and popcorn all made the cut; broccoli and peppers, not so much. I couldn’t let it go. I formed spinach into “Shrek pancakes,” told him Batman loved peas and challenged him to string bean eating contests. I knew he loved …

Parenting

Driving Questions Part 2: A Gold Mine of Ideas to Bring Out Student Inquiry

0<p>SHARES<p><i>Welcome to this second post in a series that promotes student inquiry in PBL and STEM. This series is dedicated to helping educators create a</i> …

Education Technology
Education

Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School: Using OER to Scale High-Quality Personalized Learning

Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School (LAB), a network of open-enrollment, college-preparatory, public charter schools in downtown Brooklyn, New York, …

Education Technology

A huge new survey shows that teens are bullied most on Instagram and Facebook

According to British anti-bullying organization Ditch The Label’s new annual survey, Instagram is the network of choice for cyberbullies in 2017, with Facebook close behind. This year’s survey collected results from 10,020 people between the ages of 12 and 20, making for a respectably robust data …

Social Media

Steve Jobs was right: Adobe will kill Flash by 2020

Adobe is ready to call it quits on its once-omnipresent plugin that has helped powered internet browsers for over a decade.<p>Flash is finally ready to die.<p>It’s been over seven years since Steve Jobs penned his open letter on why Flash sucks for mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad. It took the …

Teaching

12 Tips for Connecting at Education Conferences - Infographic

#NYCSchoolsTech teacher Eileen Lennon took the post I wrote on tips for connecting at education conferences and turned it into this beautiful …

Obama-era computer science initiative surging ahead despite hurdles

(iStockphoto)<p>Obama-era policy wonks and advocates are trying to keep a major initiative from the previous administration alive by promoting computer …

Education Technology

Genius flash drive works with micro-USB, USB-C, and USB-A all at once

It’s been a long time since I gave a flash drive a second look, but that’s probably because most flash drives don’t with three different ports. …

Part Four: Beyond SAMR… Technology, Deeper Learning, and Rigor

I want to emphasizes several other ideas that will allow you to employ SAMR and then take a few more steps<p>0<p>SHARES<p><i>Welcome to the fourth in this series</i> …

Teaching

Hollywood's favorite video-editing tools arrive in a free app

If you're serious about video editing and are weighing up your software options, two choices usually pop up: Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). But Avid, Hollywood's go-to editing company, just played a wild card by releasing Media Composer First, a limited version of its pro …

Filmmaking

Senate bill demands tougher security for the Internet of Things

Security among Internet of Things devices is bad enough at home, but it's downright scary in government, where a vulnerable security camera could lead to hackers stealing vital secrets. A bipartisan team of US senators wants to reduce the chances of ever happening. They're introducing a bill, the …

Internet of Things