Technology In The Classroom

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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 …

3D Printing

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 …

Professional Development
ASUS

“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 …

Education Technology

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. …

Linux

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 …

Home Theater

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 …

Microsoft OneNote

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 …

Education Technology
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 …

Condominiums

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. …

Apps

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

Columbia's ThingSpace Is an Art Studio for the 21st Century<p>ThingSpace at Columbia University's Teachers College is rethinking how to merge technology …

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 …

Minecraft

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, …

Should Teachers Ask Students To Check Their Devices At The Classroom Door?

In a post a few weeks back, Tania Lombrozo drew attention to research showing that students using laptops and other digital devices in the college classroom are less likely to perform as well as students not using them.<p>It isn't just that using the devices to multitask during a lecture — searching …

Education Technology

Increasing ownership of learning through e-portfolios / Snapshots of Learning / Teaching / enabling e-Learning

The processes and progress of learning were effectively documented in e-portfolios at Bucklands Beach Intermediate School.<p>"In our school, e-learning …

Microsoft's new Editor and Researcher tools help you easily write the perfect essays - Pocket-lint

Microsoft has unveiled two new Word features for its Office 365 users. Researcher and Editor are two tools which harness machine learning to help you …

Anki's Cozmo Robot Is A Real-Life Wall-E For Your Desk

If this is how the robo-apocalypse starts then we'll be just fine.<p>Meet Cozmo, a tiny robot packed with enough artificial intelligence to melt your heart.<p>Developed by Anki, the same company which created Anki Drive, Cozmo is a real-life Wall-E for your desk.<p>Inside his tiny frame is a robot that Anki …

Could Steiner schools have a point on children, tablets and tech?

Studies have yet to show much benefit from technology in schools, leading some to wonder whether the offline life is better for children<p>It’s late morning and the children in Maria Woolley’s class at the Iona school in Nottingham are busy kneading dough. The dough is made from flour they saw ground …

Education

Google's vision for VR: YouTube, smartphones and a 'virtual hand'

Google will offer the popular videos for VR and will sell a plastic headset in which consumers will insert a phone along with a controller that serves as a hand<p>If Google gets its way, you will explore the world with your phone strapped over your eyes.<p>At its annual developer conference in Silicon …

Virtual Reality