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The handful of tools that bring AR into the classroom fall into two categories: those that offer a library of learning experiences and those that allow creation. I’ve found Metaverse to be the most robust — with the shortest learning curve — for creating augmented reality.
Making the switch to, or adding, ebooks and audiobooks to your district or school can feel like a big undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are five things to consider to avoid costly or time-consuming pitfalls.
Ebooks provide easily accessible content to students at all levels. Here are seven ways to use ebooks for learning.
Deciding what imaging technology to select can be complicated. Today there is a lot of focus on flat panels and projectors. However the big dilemma isn’t which technology to select, but how to support the right visual environments that help teachers teach and students learn.
How do K-12 technology leaders ensure they’re realizing the full benefits of these powerful classroom technology? One of the most critical steps is by adopting a digital reading platform.
Since 2015, several K-12 teachers and administrators have offered recommendations related to digital citizenship instruction. Here are the five tips from the posts that have resonated most with EdSurge readers.
Sarah Wiseman doesn't expect all her students to grow up and become software developers, but she does want them to learn that the devices they hold in their hands were created and programmed by someone like them.
At the STAR School in the Navajo Nation, we aim to combine blended learning with culturally responsive, place-based teaching. The result is a school that is not only welcoming and relevant to families, but truly personalized.
It’s clear that ebooks and audiobooks are here to stay. Here are three things to consider when implementing a digital content plan.
Today’s students need to prepare for a variety of careers that will involve using technology to generate new ideas and creative solutions to problems. In order to be successful, students must be able to explore, learn and apply coding to the real-world challenges.
The ISTE Standards, the Common Core and the Next Generation Science Standards each project a similar vision of skills, dispositions and practices our students will need to shape the future.
Computer science is more than just coding. Thinking like a computer scientist involves being creative and thinking collaboratively about a problem in order to solve it.
If your student management system doesn't pass this test, it might be time for an upgrade.
Without question, one of the keystones to academic achievement is active learning. With the new school year in full swing, Microsoft's Bing Pulse offers three proven ways to increase student engagement levels within your classroom.
To provide differentiated instruction that engages and helps students of all levels succeed, you need the right tools, including an interactive digital curriculum with text-based materials, videos and simulations that provide deeper insight into abstract concepts and activities that further learning objectives.
Technology, especially in 1:1 classrooms, can be a critical tool in educating students with special needs. Through built-in tools that help teachers adjust learning to meet students’ individual education plans, special education technology has the power to provide the optimum support that students with special needs require to participate and learn along with their mainstream peers.
There is a critical need for professional development programs to assist teachers in the transition to digital learning and teaching. More than 90 percent of teachers believe that up-to-date training on using technology in the classroom is important to achieve success.
Tech director Jon Castelhano shares some of his favorite takeaways and resources from ISTE 2015.
Research shows that students who are engaged in their learning achieve at much higher levels. But engagement has many different facets. What really works to improve student engagement in ways that enhance learning?
What if the arms race of outfitting more and more students with technology is not only not moving the needle on education, but also making it worse? Four well-known ed tech experts will discuss educational technology at an ISTE 2015 session moderated by Scholastic Administrator's Wayne D'Orio.
ISTE and the Computer Science Teachers Association collaborated on a series of resources designed to help prepare young learners to become computational thinkers who understand how today's digital tools can help solve tomorrow's problems.
Our job as citizens requires more than just being informed. We must also be vigilant about verifying information before posting it on social media.
The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. And that’s a good thing.
Most educators recognize the need for digital citizenship, but many are at a loss for how to teach it. Here are some resources to help.
Choosing the right STEM tools for your students can be intimidating. Here’s a short guide to the factors you should consider, from grade level and subject area to cost.