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Stages of Being a Maker Learner

Stages of Being a Maker Learner<p>So what is making? I’ve proposed that the heart of making is creating new and unique things. I also realize that in …

Education Technology

USE, UNDERSTAND & CREATE: A Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools - Overview

Young Canadians need to be able to make good choices about privacy, ethics, safety and verifying information when they’re using digital media, and …

Education Technology

Building Early Literacy Skills With iPads

<i>Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting -Edmund Burke</i>I am on spring break this week. It has been such a luxury to linger over …

Teaching

What the Research Says about 1:1

As the principal of a school that implemented a one to one computer program, it has become a fascinating topic to discuss, examine, and research. …

Thinking SAMR

I always teach lessons with the SAMR model in mind, but often wonder if I am truly interrupting the model correctly. Below you’ll find graphics that …

Tiko - The Unibody 3D Printer

As inventors, we use 3D printers all the time. We love 3D printing and all the doors it opens, but we don’t like our printers. It seems like every …

6 heartwarming ways that 3D printing has helped animals

1/7<p>6 Ways 3D Printing Helped Animals<p>The popularity of 3D printing has exploded within the past couple of years, and one of the most revolutionary …

What if 3D printing was 100x faster?

What we think of as 3D printing, says Joseph DeSimone, is really just 2D printing over and over ... slowly. Onstage at TED2015, he unveils a bold new …

How Can I Know Right From Wrong? Watch Philosophy Animations on Ethics Narrated by Harry Shearer

The history of moral philosophy in the West hinges principally on a handful of questions: Is there a God of some sort? An afterlife? Free will? And, …

German Philosophy

Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book

<b>40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b>You can’t watch a video like you read a book; the modalities …

Televisions

20 Projects To Celebrate Arduino Day

In the spirit and celebration of Arduino Day, we’ve compiled a list of some great past projects for your enjoyment.<p>While the Arduino UNO and older Duemilanove are two of the most common Arduino boards, the MEGA and the Yún should not be avoided. The MEGA is much like the UNO, however, it has an …

Arduino

Using Google Drive as a Course Organizer

I am creating a curriculum for an Aircraft Design course for the high school level. Since it will be shared with many other people, I decided to do …

A Handy App for Converting Google Sheets into Google Docs

March 27, 2015<br>Save As Doc is an excellent Google Sheets add-on that you can use to convert any spreadsheet created in Google Sheets into a Google …

12 Google Search Tricks You Probably Didn't Know - BetterCloud Monitor

Search is Google’s main business and they take it seriously. Features are constantly released that enable it to better display the information that …

Pivot This: Summarize Google Forms Data - Teacher Tech

After collecting data from a Google Form it is likely that you want some summary data. Pivot tables allow you to not only count or add up information …

Analytics

An Indispensable Google Scholar Tip for Teachers and Academics

March, 2015<br>The power of Google Scholar as an academic search engine lies in the various hidden gems it contains. Digging a little bit deeper into the …

Innovating school: Mapping the change journey – 5 priorities identified by the OECD

<b>According to the OECD, these are the three ingredients for innovating schools and systems:</b>• Leadership: strong leaders who establish optimal conditions …

Pedagogy

10 reasonable questions every parent should ask about mobile learning schemes

<i>An increasing number of schools in the UK are considering embarking on large-scale mobile learning projects, in pursuit of improved educational</i> …

“It’s vital your Makerspace reflects the culture of your school.”

<b>“It’s vital your Makerspace reflects the culture of your school.”</b>by <b>Britten Follett</b>“What is the most unique item your students have created in their …

SXSWedu

5 Ways Students Can Use Google Docs in Math - Teacher Tech

I taught high school math for 14 years. My last years I went paperless. There are many digital tools that support teaching math and Google Docs is …

Education Technology

How to Integrate Technology without Losing Your Teacher Mind

<b>by Jennifer Gonzalez</b><p>So you’ve decided it’s time to add more technology to your educational repertoire. The process won’t be painless: Technology can …

Teaching

The Parents’ Guide to Minecraft

Minecraft is and, for the foreseeable future, will remain one of the most popular video games among children. Behind all those millions upon millions …

Everything You Need to Know to Start 3D Printing

Ready to join the new DIY revolution?<p><b>The work I've done on spacecraft got me</b> hooked on 3D printing. When I was an electrical engineer for RCA Astro (now part of Lockheed Martin), I helped design, build, and launch the Mars Observer and other interplanetary probes. Back then I had dreams of building …

3D Printing

The 20Time Project: how freedom can help prepare students for the future

<i>(Cross-posted on the Google for Work Blog.)</i><p><i>Editor's note: Leading up to Education on Air, we asked you what topics you’d like to discuss at the</i> …

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A Quick Way for Students to Hand in Their Google Drive Assignments and Papers

March 22, 2015<br>There are several ways students can use to turn in their assignments through Google Drive. The most popular of them all is through a …

Snapshots Of Understanding? 10 Smart Tools For Digital Exit Slips

<b>Snapshots Of Understanding? 10 Smart Tools For Digital Exit Slips</b>by <b>Ryan Schaaf,</b> Assistant Professor of Technology, Notre Dame of Maryland …

Education Technology