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A Process for Implementing Student Digital Projects

Lately, I’ve been busy grading my students’ digital products. Each year my students accomplish so much with technology, such as brainstorming, …

Education Technology

When Does EdTech Become Snake Oil?

Some folks tweeted some objections to my previous post about the five rules of edtech. In particular, there were objections to Rule #2:<p><i>Create the product that teachers want to use, not the product you want to sell (or that you think you can sell to administrators whether teachers like it or not).</i> …

Education Technology

Teachers for Gen Z

A month ago, at a professional development workshop for teachers, as part of an activity, I asked the participants to choose two words from a list of …

Education Technology

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

Hands-on learning is a necessary part of college, but here’s what it doesn’t teach students

As college students nationwide work in part-time jobs or internships this summer, it’s unlikely many will think about how they’re using their undergraduate courses on the job or how they might apply what they’re learning at work when they get back to campus.<p>For students, college is a series of …

College & University

Here’s a Cool Trick That Lets You Take Amazing Night Photos Without a Tripod (VIDEO)

If you’ve ever tried to take to take a photo at night without a tripod you know the results can be very blurry or very noisy or, in most cases, both. …

Photography Tutorials

21 Things That Will be Obsolete in 2020

By Shelly Blake-Plock<p><b>1. DESKS</b><br>The 21st century does not fit neatly into rows. Neither should your students. Allow the network-based concepts of flow, …

Pedagogy

The Snares And Delusions Of Education Research

“You need to be aware of this! You need to use this,” teachers are told. “It’s science!” And yet the scientific whiz-bangery often turns out to be a snare and a delusion.<p>This month, another one bit the dust. Newly-released archive materials have made it clear that the famous Stanford Prison …

Education

Apple and Pixar created a new file format for augmented reality on your phone

The new USDZ file format will make it easier than ever to look at AR objects in iOS.<p>Sharing photos and videos on a computer or a smartphone is, for the most part, pretty easy. File formats like JPG and PNG for still photos, and MOV for videos, display just as intended on pretty much any device. Now …

Augmented Reality

Free and Beautifully-Designed Resume Templates

You're reading Free and Beautifully-Designed Resume Templates, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

Graphic Design

How to Shoot Portraits Using the Brenizer Method

Photographers and people love bokeh. There are several discussions on how to achieve creamy bokeh backgrounds in your shot and even recommended …

Photoshop

Ed Tech Digest

Four years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post …

Reflective Learning as the New Normal

The quest to improve pedagogy, and in turn learner outcomes, is a focus of many schools. We toil away at chasing the next big innovative idea, trend, …

Class Tech Tips: Classroom Tips for Biography Projects with Spark Page

Are your students content creators? Students can use their reading and research experiences to create a shareable website. If you’re looking for tips …

Have students make videos to show their thinking, learning, feelings, thoughts, or ideas!

Guest Blog Post by Marcia Carrillo The “Video Secret” to student learning can be achieved by providing the opportunity of “selfie-videos.” When …

The Future of Education Depends on Social Emotional Learning: Here’s Why

Social and emotional abilities are said to be indicators of how well a person adjusts to his or her environment, adapts to change and, ultimately, …

Pedagogy

The Pedagogy of Digital Discussion

I wasn’t an overly confident student when it came to engaging in open conversations during class. If one of my teachers posed a question, I only …

Project Based Learning Made Simple: 100 Classroom-Ready Activities that Inspires Curiosity, Problem Solving and Self-Guided Discovery for Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Students

7 Amazing Facts about Flipped Learning

Flipped Classrooms have been around as an offshoot of blended learning methodology for more than a decade, now. In the flipped classroom, your …

Start Training The Teachers And Stop Blaming The iPad

Recently overheard at ASU+GSV education conference someone opined: “I’m tired of hearing people say they’ve added an iPad to their school and now they are a 21st Century school. Give me a break! ”<p>There is a Grand Canyon-sized chasm that separates adding technology to the classroom and creating a …

Education Technology

A Case For Flipping Learning—Without Videos

When professor Lorena Barba talks to other educators about flipping their classrooms, the approach she hears is often similar. Faculty assign …

Adobe Spark Video - A Student Guide

Adobe Spark Video is a fantastic cross-curriculum tool for students creating short and informative video content. This step-by-step will support …

No, the customer is not always right, especially in school

David Michael Slater is a veteran middle and high school teacher who now lives and teaches in Reno, Nevada. He is also the author of more than 20 books for children, teens, and adults. His new book is “We’re Doing It Wrong: 25 Ideas in Education That Just Don’t Work — And How to Fix Them.”<p>Each …

Education

Telling another teacher how to teach? It's a sin, says leading academic

It is a sin to observe other teachers’ lessons simply to tell them how to teach, according to one of education’s most influential …

How ed tech worship erodes great teaching – according to someone who works in ed tech

Around the turn of the century, I left a full-time teaching job at one of the few genuinely world-class schools in the UK to work in the education …

As Expectations of Teachers Change, Administrators Rethink Their Observation Practices

Have you ever been in a classroom when a principal walks in? Planned or random, evaluative or not, the atmosphere changes.The entrance of an …

Why Google Maps—not Netflix or Amazon—Points to the Future of Education

<i>“He who controls the metaphor controls the debate.” – David Gergen</i>Among the many lessons I learned from my time working for David Gergen, an advisor …

GDPR for schools: how to become compliant

Friday 25 May. That’s the date by which you have to be compliant with <b>GDPR</b>. That’s the date after which your school can be slapped with a fine or …

If Google Forms Can Google It… It’s Obsolete

Google Forms Auto Predicts Your Answer Choices Google Forms came out with 6 updates to making Google Forms Quizzes. One of the updates is Google …

Making The Grade: How iPads put digital whiteboards on life support

<i>Making The Grade is a weekly series from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education. Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an education environment since 2009. Through his experience deploying and managing 100s of Macs and 100s of iPads, Bradley will highlight ways in which Apple’s products</i> …