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Bringing Twitter to the Classroom

Social media can turn an awkward school discussion into an addictive debate.<p>Highlighting vocabulary words; underlining passages; drawing stars and smiley faces in the margins—these are the hallmarks of ninth grade English class. Students are encouraged to interact with the text, almost holding a …

How to Produce and Sell a TV Show Shot Entirely With an iPhone (Interview with Kristian Day)

Alex: Hi there everybody. This is Alex Cequea. I'm the editor in chief of<p>iPhone Life and Android Life magazine. This is our mobile<p>interview series where we interview the movers and shakers in<p>the mobile space. Our guest today is Kristian Day. He's a film<p>maker, entrepreneur, and exotic composer from …

How the iPad Is Changing the Way Kids Learn and Teachers Teach

Mobile technologies are increasingly changing the way we live, work, play, and learn. They offer us new opportunities, opening new services and resources.<p>Today almost all K–12 schools, colleges, and universities build their education processes on the basis of eLearning ideas. And thanks to the …

Explore The Wonders Of Life On Earth With This New App From Prof. Brian Cox

• 30 creatures and habitats to explore<br>• 500+ crisp images of Earth’s most diverse and extraordinary environments<br>• Full text from the book Wonders of Life …

Duolingo Gamifies Language-Learning, Targets Asia Next

Many people think that free language learning platform competes against other educational language services, Many people might assume free language learning platform Duolingo competes with other educational services, but the company that its co-founder names as a key competitor may surprise you. …

Twitter Is My Teacher Superpower: 5 Steps to Make it Yours

While I can come up with new and innovative ideas inside my classroom, I can gain so much more from sharing and collecting ideas on Twitter (known jokingly as #ideabandits). This movement of becoming a connected educator is known as creating a Professional (or Personal) Learning Network, known as a …

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So You Got a New iPad. Here's Some Free Stuff to Read.

If, like me, you took advantage of the rare deals offered on a new iPad yesterday, then you’re probably playing around with the new device today, and …

Gift Guide: The complete guide to home music production on your iPad or Mac

With an iPad and few accessories, these days anyone can have a functional recording studio in their home for less than the cost of a Mac. Whether you’re just getting started and want a modest iPad recording setup in your living room, or you’re looking to setup a full-blown home studio with your …

How Tablets Have Redefined the Rules of Personal Computing

Back in 1990, I was asked by Microsoft to look closely at a product in the works that turned out to be the company’s first tablet. The focus on this …

The iPad finally gets a great productivity suite — and it’s not from Microsoft

A new, free productivity app for iPad enables you to create and edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents with a gorgeous user interface rebuilt for the iPad. It’s the app Microsoft wishes it built — but it’s actually from a small, publicly traded company called HopTo.<p>The Campbell, Calif.-based HopTo …

Introducing Mobile Technology Into Your Classroom: Structures and Routines

Be Clear and Consistent<p>Don't take it for granted that your students will know what you're thinking. If you fail to list expectations early, students …

Advocacy Tips: Finding Your Inner Teacher Leader

Complete Coverage<p>I glanced down at my royal blue heels for a little bit of #shoeconfidence as I sat in the waiting room at the Governor's office. I …

Teachers' Ultimate Guide to Using Videos

With one <i>billion</i> monthly users (and growing), YouTube's popularity is a pretty clear indication that video is a powerful medium. And kids' unrelenting …

Turning Static Text Into Interactive Discussions

Earlier this year, Amazon announced that e-books were outselling print books. The statistics echo those from other sources, such as the Association …

Computers can't replace real teachers

Tech visionary Steve Jobs understood better than anyone the impulse to believe that technology can solve our most complex societal problems. "Unfortunately it just ain't so," he said. "We need to attack these things at the root, which is people and how much freedom we give people. ... I wish it was …

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SAN ANTONIO - Several Texas A&M professors know something that generations of teachers could only hope to guess: whether students are reading their …

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Allergic or Not? Middle School Students Design App That Tells You

Some schools are already integrating STEM throughout their curriculum. A team of eighth graders at Hampstead Academy, one of 10 winners of the …

Excellent Tools for Creating Videos Without Installing Software

Over the years I've published some lists and reviews of free tools for creating videos online. Quite a few of those tools have been for creating …

28 Creative Ideas for Teaching with Twitter

• <b>Instant feedback:</b> ReadWriteWeb and Mashable both featured Monica Rankin, a history professor at University of Dallas, and discussed how she utilizes …

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• 1. Just because MOOCs give free access to higher education courses doesn't mean their work is being ignored by the for-profit sector of an online …

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<i>Our View Page 14-15</i><p>The Limited Use of<p>Technology in Teachers'<p>Hands<p>BY BO YAN and MIKE SLAGLE<p>“I don’t know what else I can do to have my teachers …

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