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Infographic: Join the ed tech revolution!

Infographic: Join the ed tech revolution!

06/03/2016

Topics: Advocacy, ISTE Conference & Expo, Mobile learning, Online learning

No one doubts that technology has changed the world. And now more than ever, educational technology is changing the way students learn.

Today’s students are entering a workforce — and a world — that demands critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, collaboration and tech…

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Now' 's the time to speak up

Now's the time to speak up

11/05/2015

Topics: Education leadership, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning

Since 2003, Project Tomorrow has collected the viewpoints of almost 4 million educators, students and parents about education technology through its annual Speak Up survey. That’s a…

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19 places to find the best OERs

19 places to find the best OERs

09/17/2015

Topics: Flipped learning, Mobile learning, Online learning, Project-based learning, Tools

The arguments for jumping on the open educational resource (OER) bandwagon are convincing.

For one, they bring down the high cost of textbooks, from as much as $150 per book per student to $0. Consider this impact in specialty subjects like music and art, where you could access…

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5 students use smartphones in science class

6 ways to use students' smartphones for learning

01/23/2020

Topics: BYOD, Mobile learning, Tools

Cell phones have had a checkered past in schools. When students first started bringing them to class, educators were fairly united in their opposition to the devices on grounds that they were a distraction and a means for easy cheating.

But thanks to an exponential increase in ubiquity…

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Turn your classroom into an active learning environment

Turn your classroom into an active learning environment

09/03/2015

Topics: Learning spaces, Makerspaces, Mobile learning

When an approach to learning and teaching earns a nickname or two, that’s often a sign the approach has worn out its welcome and is being replaced with a more relevant method.

Such is the case with “sit and get” or “sage on the stage,” the teaching method that chains…

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8 new apps to test drive in your classroom

8 new apps to test drive in your classroom

08/17/2015

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Mobile learning, Tools

Kids tend to embrace apps, and thanks to initiatives and grants that bring mobile devices into the classroom, there are plenty of opportunities to use these mini-programs to amplify learning.

For educators, however, the challenge is finding apps that go beyond the cool factor to…

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4 AR tools to build executive function and engagement

4 AR tools to build executive function and engagement

07/23/2015

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Tools

Imagine your classroom filled with purposeful, motivated, strategic, goal-directed learners. What would students be able to do? What would your classroom look like? What could your learners accomplish? Envision your students showing initiative by quickly beginning assigned tasks, knowing what to…

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Should we limit kids' ' screen time? No

Should we limit kids' screen time? No

07/21/2015

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Digital Citizenship, Mobile learning, Online learning, Parent engagement

I'm a mom of two and an educator. And I have to admit something right here, right now: I get bored easily when playing with my kids.

I try to engage with the little ponies, the fairies and the Tonka trucks, and for a while, it all works out. Give me 20 minutes and I am super…

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Should we limit kids' ' screen time? Yes

Should we limit kids' screen time? Yes

07/21/2015

Topics: 1:1, Digital Citizenship, Mobile learning, Online learning, Parent engagement

We should limit children’s screen time but do so in a thoughtful, rather than reactive, way. The "right" amount of screen time can fall anywhere on a spectrum, depending on a number of factors, including the purpose and use of technology as well as the child's ability to use it in a mindful and…

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App smashing amps up the power of apps

App smashing amps up the power of apps

06/29/2015

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, Mobile learning, Tools

First graders can do it. And you’re probably already doing it without realizing it – app smashing, that is.

App smashing is using two or more apps that enhance the apps’ features in new, creative and often unexpected ways. This opens up a whole new approach to learning.…

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