Category: Education Tech

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How do teachers choose the right tech tools?

February 23, 2018

Via: Kelly Redmond

Nowadays the market holds an infinity of applications and software programs, all striving to improve teaching and learning. They can’t all be for real. Or are they? When having to choose the most beneficial educational tech tools, some teachers may […]

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Google Drive Shortcut Sheets for Teachers

February 23, 2018

Via: Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google has recently introduced a number of new features to enhance the overall functionality of Google Drive and its services Docs, Sheets, and Slides. The most recent feature we covered here is the ability to annotate and add comments on […]

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Here Is A New Digital Curation Web Tool for Teachers and Students

February 21, 2018

Via: Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Webjets is a new information management tool we discovered through a post by Larry Ferlazzo. Webjets provides you with an intuitive platform where you can collect, save and organize digital content. Besides content curation, you can also use Webjets to […]

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Virtual field trips: Schools embrace advanced adventures

February 13, 2018

Via: Education Week

NEW YORK (AP) — On a February afternoon in a Brooklyn classroom, 16-year-old Taylor Engler came face to face with a cow. But it was all in her head. A virtual reality headset had transported the Berkeley Carroll School junior […]

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Common Sense, Center for Humane Technology call for tech addiction awareness in schools

February 9, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Ultimately, Harris describes the educational use of tech platforms students are using outside of class as “racing to the bottom,” comparing it to the sell of fast food or junk food prior to high-quality competitors. As EdSurge notes, Common Sense […]

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Providing Computers Does Not Improve College Enrollment, Employment, or Earnings

February 8, 2018

Via: Education Next

In a fascinating new study by Robert W. Fairlie and Peter Riley Bahr, they examine the effects of an experiment in which some community college students received free computers and others did not by lottery. Comparing these randomly assigned treatment […]

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How to Use YouTube Video Essays in the Classroom

February 5, 2018

Via: MindShift

Like many of you, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how we can better prepare students to be thoughtful, responsible, and critical consumers and creators. While I don’t have all the answers, I’ve come to one conclusion: Media-literacy education must deal […]

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5 tips for managing low-tech assessment with high-tech tools

February 1, 2018

Via: eSchool News

While most large-scale assessments are moving toward online delivery, many still integrate a traditional pencil-and-paper element. In today’s digital world, paper may seem comparatively low tech, but there are high-tech tools available to help manage all that paper. Here are […]

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What’s on the horizon for ed tech in 2018?

January 18, 2018

Via: Education Dive

There’s no shortage of tech trends impacting K-12 classrooms today. Many are still making the transition to device-driven, digital resource models and figuring out how to best use open educational resources (OER), and innovations like makerspaces are reaching maturity and […]

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Why We Need Controversy In Our Classrooms

January 17, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

Ask any teacher about teaching about a controversial topic, and most will tell you to avoid it at any cost. School administrators hate controversy and will often discourage teachers from discussing hot topics in their classrooms at all. Teachers routinely […]