Technology In The Classroom

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World Robot Conference in China: Pictures

Beijing

Three lessons from rigorous research on education technology

Students make use of technology while working in small groups. Photo: Meredith KolodnerSchool district administrators and principals are inundated …

Research

Out with the old school? The rise of ed tech in the classroom

Startups are creating toys that teach robotics, games that help kids code and apps for teachers in an industry forecast to be worth £129bn by 2020<p>There was a time classrooms were a bastion of tradition, dominated by blackboards, chalk and textbooks. But the rapid evolution of technology means …

Startups

Why Social Media is Not Smart for Middle School Kids

Wondering why your middle schooler's social media use has ratcheted up your stress levels? Understanding the brain at this age can help you can take …

Social Media Marketing

Students are Better Off without a Laptop in the Classroom

As recent high school graduates prepare for their migration to college in the fall, one item is sure to top most students’ shopping wish lists: a …

Education

To Test Your Fake News Judgment, Play This Game

Fake news has been on Maggie Farley's mind further back than 2016 when President Trump brought the term into the vernacular.<p>Farley, a veteran journalist, says we've had fake news forever and that "people have always been trying to manipulate information for their own ends," but she calls what we're …

Journalism

Training Teachers to Help Students Spot Fake News

2:32<p>Amid growing concerns that students have difficulty discerning between misleading and reliable news and information, some media literacy groups …

Fake News

HP Education Products | HP® Official Site

A dynamic duo for digital learning HP probook x360 & windows 10 s<p>Discover how the right combination of educational technologies can engage your …

HP announces ProBook x360 11 Education Edition powered by Windows 10

As technology usage in the classroom increases, HP has approached the design and creation of this device with students and teachers in mind. In …

Microsoft

Education Stories

Minecraft: Education Edition reaches milestone of 2 million users and releases new Hour of Code tutorial<p>Posted on November 14, 2017November 15, …

Education

DaVinci Resolve 14

Originally designed for Hollywood’s elite colorists, DaVinci Resolve has been used on more feature films and TV shows than anything else because it …

Free and Open 3D Creation Software

Cycles Render Engine<p>Cycles is Blender’s built-in powerful unbiased path-tracer engine that offers stunning ultra-realistic rendering.<p>Real-time …

So We Flipped Our Staff Meetings and…

This blog post was written by Paul Hermes @BVPaulHermes and first appeared HERE. Jon also did a radio show episode with Paul and you can listen to it …

ASUS Unveils Tinker Board, A Raspberry Pi Competitor With More Horsepower And 4K Video Support

If there’s one thing the passionate and growing DIY single board computer community would ask for from the Raspberry Pi, it’s more performance and connectivity features in the same amazingly tiny package. Tech giant Asus Computer is attempting to answer that call with their own ARM core based mini …

Raspberry Pi

“Write About” Is Another Great Tool For ELLs

I written about the Write About site in the past (see “Write About” May Be The Education Site Of The Year).<p>It lets teachers create free virtual …

Top 10 Free Alternatives to Expensive Software

Unless you have a company buying licenses for you, tools like Photoshop, Pro Tools, Maya, or even Windows can be a serious bite out of your wallet. …

Software

Schools' 'BYOD' or 'Bring your own device' demands are a rising cost to parents

JASON DORDAY/Stuff.co.nz<p>Back to school technology roundup. Bring Your Own device policies are getting implemented in schools, we look at three …

Education

The 6 Things You Absolutely Need to Know Before Buying a TV

So you're shopping for a new television. You enter a big box store and find yourself standing in front of a synchronized wall of flashing monitors, a …

Kids and the city: how do you build the perfect space for children?

Designing the best cities for children involves recognising their right to play as well as learn, says groundbreaking kindergarten architect Takaharu Tezuka<p>Whether it’s the Radical Childcare Hub in Birmingham exploring parent-led co-operatives, or an experimental nursery located within a care home …

Parenting

The Fifty Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2016

As regular readers know, I’ve begun posting my end-of-year “The Best….” lists. There are over 1,600 regularly updated lists now. You can see them all …

Creative Commons

21st Century Education For A 21st Century Economy

Work based skills are changing as more and more jobs are displaced by digital technologies. Software, apps and online technology such as Uber, Airbnb, Legal Zoom and TurboTax to name a few has already had an impact on many professions. Online shopping has eliminated tens of thousands of retail …

Education

BBC's student-friendly Micro:bit programmable computer to launch worldwide

By any measure, the BBC Micro:Bit has been a roaring success. The diminutive computer has found its way into the hands of more than one million children, and is a core part of computing education in the UK. It has even attracted the support of Samsung, Microsoft, and ARM, who assisted in the …

55 Percent of Faculty Are Flipping the Classroom

Teaching with Technology<p>Our first-ever Teaching with Technology survey gauged educators' use of the flipped classroom model, blended/online teaching …

Higher Education

Technology, Apps, and ITC advice for Teachers.

I am often asked how to upload or export movies from iMovie into Windows 365 Video channels. The key thing to know is that at this time 365 video …

Technology, Apps, and ITC advice for Teachers.

Here's another common challenge for teachers. You've recorded awesome footage of your students on your iPhone as it was closest to hand at the time. …

Columbia's ThingSpace Is an Art Studio for the 21st Century

ThingSpace at Columbia University's Teachers College is rethinking how to merge technology and art in one space.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, …

explicit

Technology, Apps, and ITC advice for Teachers.

<b>A behind the scenes video of my new studio space.</b> This is where I create all my Teachers Pay Teachers materials and YouTube videos.<p>Below is …

Filmmaking

How Microsoft is Poised to Destroy MinecraftEDU

As an elementary STEM teacher turned technology director, I’m extremely enthusiastic about the positive potential for students and teachers to use …

Education

Is there a way to take scanned text and enter it into Excel?

I’d like to scan a list I found in a magazine and convert the text, so that it can be entered into a xls format. I’m guessing an OCR utility might be …