Vipula Sharma

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How Google Took Over the Classroom

CHICAGO — The sixth graders at Newton Bateman, a public elementary school here with a classic red brick facade, know the Google drill.<p>In a social-science class last year, the students each grabbed a Google-powered laptop. They opened Google Classroom, an app where teachers make assignments. Then …

Education

Snapchat's constant evolution shows it won't let itself be crushed by Facebook

Limitless snaps? Looping snaps?!<p>Snapchat changed the game Tuesday with several new product features that had some diehard users cringing. Snap has …

How to take a screenshot on a Mac — and 15 other useful keyboard shortcuts

There are a ton of hidden keyboard shortcuts in MacBooks and Mac computers. Here are the best and most useful ones that only power users know about.<p><b>Volume:</b><p>1. Turn up or down the volume in 1/4 increments: press and hold "Option," "Shift," and either "Volume Control" key.<p><b>In the "Finder" …

It Is Time to Move Away From the Idea of “Tech Leads”?

<i>Just some random thoughts…</i>Right now, there are many plans in schools or districts on “effective technology integration”. What is great about these …

Education Technology

5 Creative Ways To Make Your Story More Powerful

<b>The Power of Storytelling</b><p>Have you ever noticed how comfortable people are with storytelling? If you want to show empathy, you share a similar …

Creative Writing

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Three Free Speech-to-Text Tools

Last week during Practical Ed Tech Live I answered a request for free speech-to-text tools. If you missed the broadcast, I suggested Dictation.io and …

Education Technology

Keeping Up with… Digital Pedagogy

What is Digital Pedagogy?<p>Digital pedagogy focuses specifically on the use of technology to break down learning barriers and enhance students’ …

7 Jobs Intelligent Robots Will Take First (Some Will Surprise You)

Hold onto your white collars, because the robotic revolution is going to cause the biggest transformation in the world’s workforce since the industrial revolution, and are 7 jobs intelligent robots have firmly in their sight.<p>While many of us are excited about the future and the conveniences …

Artificial Intelligence

The next generation of jobs won’t be made up of professions

To prepare for the future, we need to shift from thinking about jobs and careers to thinking about challenges and problems, reports Alina Dizik.<p>When Jean-Philippe Michel, an Ottawa-based career coach, works with secondary school students, he doesn’t use the word profession. Neither does he focus on …

Employment

30 Educational Web Tools for Teacher Librarians

April 23, 2017 Librarians do an amazing job at school. They are entrusted with various educational tasks. These include, according to Queen …

Web Tools

How Does Snapchat's New Paintbrush Tool Work? Here's Everything You Need To Know

On Tuesday (and just in time for the holidays), Snapchat rolled out new features in its latest update that will help users get even more creative …

This Tool Makes It Super Easy to Create Interactive Simulations

Whether you’re working on a big presentation for work or school, interactive visuals always help win over an audience. Loopy, a free tool for making …

The Science Behind Fonts (And How They Make You Feel)

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I’ve noticed how seemingly small things like font and the spacing between …

Typography

Don't Look for a Great Idea. Look for a Good Problem | Inc.com

At the center of every significant innovation is always an idea. Clarence Birdseye's idea about freezing fish revolutionized the food industry and American diets. Charles Schwab's idea about flat commissions changed investing forever. Steve Jobs's idea about creating a device that could hold 1,000 …

Innovation

Infographic – Virtual Reality Surging Into the Classroom

Virtual Reality is being used in classrooms now more than ever. One quarter of the schools are already using VR, and this number is continuing to …

Virtual Reality

How to make your Apple iPad kid-friendly

Everything from cases and apps, to privacy settings that keep your child's iPad (and your credit card) safely locked down.<p>Giving a kid an Apple iPad, even a used hand-me-down model, opens up a wide world of videos, games and educational apps. But taking just a few minutes to run through the …

Apps

How to Add Free Audio to your iMovies (For Students and Teachers)

We all know that iMovie is extremely limited in its ability to let you choose various kinds of audio music<p>to overlay your images and video. I was …

Apps

How Artificial Intelligence enhances education

In the past years, a collection of hardware, software and online service have managed to bring changes and reforms to classrooms and teaching methods. But the true disruption of education is yet to arrive.<p>Artificial Intelligence has proven its role as a game changing factor in an increasing number …

Artificial Intelligence

Teacher PD: Purposeful Tinkering and Application

As a preface to this post, my belief is that deep learning does not occur through sit and get. Deep learning occurs through experiential, authentic, …

Pedagogy

Introducing WordPress.com for Google Docs: A New Way Forward for Collaborative Editing

We are happy to announce WordPress.com for Google Docs, a new add-on that lets you write, edit, and collaborate in Google Docs, then save it as a …

Google Docs

5 Hidden Snapchat Tricks You Need To Know

The photo- and video-messaging app Snapchat is unlike any other social network you probably use. Unlike Facebook or Twitter, launching Snapchat …

'Would "chalk and talk" teaching and a "knowledge-rich education" work for every teacher and pupil? I'm yet to be convinced'

Last Saturday evening, I was sitting in the Hampshire Hog pub in Hammersmith, surrounded by the movers and shakers of an emerging national movement …

Teaching

Managing Workflow with Google Sites and Google Classroom

Many teachers battle with the decision of whether to use Google Sites or Google Classroom. In my opinion, it is not a question of either or, it is a …

Education Technology

12 structures to keep kids focused when using the internet in class

One of the most common problems teachers face when integrating technology is keeping kids focused and accountable. It can be really challenging to …

Teaching

Visible Thinking | Project Zero

Patricia Palmer worked as a researcher and project manager on Innovating with Intelligence, the project that launched the Visible Thinking approach …

How To Set Google Doc Sharing Permissions For Student Privacy

<b>How To Set Google Doc Sharing Permissions For Student Privacy</b><p>by <b>Ashley McCann</b><p>While cloud-based word processing and file-sharing has been a boon to the …

Google Docs

5 examples of personalized learning in action

As technology becomes more and more ubiquitous in classrooms across the nation, it is easier than ever for students with different learning styles …

Pedagogy

10 Things That Must Change About Educators, Education

There are hundreds of things written daily regarding changes, reforms and new research in the profession of education. But much of this comes from …

The Map of Mathematics: Animation Shows How All the Different Fields in Math Fit Together

Back in December, you hopefully thoroughly immersed yourself in <i>The Map of Physics</i>, an animated video--a visual aid for the modern age--that mapped …

Mathematics