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In the world of instructional technology, evaluating tech tools is widely misunderstood.

So, you want to evaluate a technology tool?

04/22/2019

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In the world of instructional technology, evaluating tech tools is widely misunderstood. School districts are under pressure to quantify the impact of technology integration on student achievement.

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Edtech grants are widely available from government, corporations and foundations.

Need an edtech grant? Then get writing!

04/02/2019

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

Your school needs more technology resources, but your district can’t afford them. What do you do?

Start writing your grant, says Sheryl Abshire, a veteran K-12 educator and accomplished grant…

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Find edtech resources vetted by educators

Find edtech resources vetted by educators

02/12/2019

Topics: Tools

Think about the last time you picked out a restaurant, a hotel or even a phone. Chances are you went online, ran a search for, say, “best Italian restaurant near me” and began to read and compare reviews.

What you found out helped determine your next steps: go to the…

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Personalize learning with VR creation tools

Personalize learning with VR creation tools

09/15/2017

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The role of virtual reality (VR) in the classroom is still being parsed, but early adopter Amanda Fox is convinced the technology is more than a fad. In fact, she sees it as the ultimate way to personalize learning and encourage students – and teachers – to use technology to create, rather…

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G Suite + digital tools = sweet productivity

G Suite + digital tools = sweet productivity

10/23/2017

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Busy educators are always on the lookout for ways to be more productive and save time. From streamlining repetitive tasks to plowing through an overflowing email inbox or planning for an event, there are a range of tools to help educators do more with the precious time they have each day.  …

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Build your own Flappy Bird to teach history and coding

Build your own Flappy Bird to teach history and coding

10/30/2018

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Watching my children tapping away on screens to support an aerodynamically repressed bird remain afloat and navigate its way through a series of pipes, it occurred to me that an…

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Merge Cube offers instructional AR power in the palm of your hand

Merge Cube offers instructional AR power in the palm of your hand

10/05/2018

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The Merge Cube is a compelling little device packed with a tremendous amount of instructional potential. It can revolutionize science curriculum by allowing students to have their hands on an actual beating heart or look inside a functioning human system. It can transport social…

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Help students show their learning with these 4 apps

Help students show their learning with these 4 apps

07/02/2018

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, Tools

It’s a familiar hunt for educators – finding that one app that’s the magic bullet for teaching a skill or providing practice. It’s a search that’s futile, and one that should be replaced with a new way of thinking. 

Imagine searching instead for tools that allow learners to…

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6 ways busy teachers can be more efficient with Google tools

6 ways busy teachers can be more efficient with Google tools

04/12/2018

Topics: Tools

As we juggle multiple roles — educator, parent, volunteer — many of us find ourselves wishing we had more time in each day. Although it’s impossible to add more hours, there are ways to use…

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8 reasons to use a digital assistant in  your classroom

8 reasons to use a digital assistant in your classroom

03/21/2018

Topics: Tools

Artificial intelligence has gone mainstream. It’s already integrated into our everyday lives, with realistic voices responding to questions and requests. For a while now, we have been able to get reminders for appointments, encouragement for fitness routines, and remote control over…

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