Technology In The Classroom

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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 …

Fake News

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

Scientific & Graphing Calculators | HP® Official Site

Built tough to survive the school day<p>Afraid that a notebook might not survive your students? The HP ProBook x360 Education Edition is built to …

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 Windows

Seeing really is believing with PowerPoint Designer and Morph

Whether you teach math, science, history or English, there’s no overlooking the impact strong visuals can have on a classroom. Captivating images, …

DaVinci Resolve 12

Professional non-linear editing with<br>Hollywood's most powerful color corrector!<p>DaVinci Resolve 12.5 combines professional non-linear video editing …

blender.org

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 …

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

OneNote’s Best of 2016: A year in review including over 36 new reasons to try OneNote

<i>Guest post by Marjolein Hoekstra from OneNote Central @OneNoteC.</i><p>Over the past year, the OneNote Team have steadily pushed out an impressive number of …

Education

Join our next #OneNoteQ TweetMeet to Share Your “Best Of 2016 Moments”

Join our next #OneNoteQ TweetMeet to Share Your “Best Of 2016 Moments”<p><b>During 2016, the OneNote team launched more than 36 new OneNote features that</b> …

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 …

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 …

Raspberry Pi

55 Percent of Faculty Are Flipping the Classroom

Our first-ever Teaching with Technology survey gauged educators' use of the flipped classroom model, blended/online teaching environments and more.

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 …

Apps

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>It seems obvious once you think about …

Ziff-Davis

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 …

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 …

China's Google has a plan to bring augmented reality to the masses

The Chinese Internet giant Baidu has announced a new AR platform that will allow people to make use of the technology from within many of the company’s own apps.<p>The system, called DuSee, is claimed to make use of "sophisticated computer vision and deep learning" to “understand the 3-D environment, …

Augmented Reality