Smartphones have sidelined digital cameras and other special-purpose devices. Now Google thinks mobile phones will shove virtual-reality headsets like the Oculus Rift into the shadows, too.
Bootcamps are designed to teach cutting-edge technical skills like being a web developer or a mobile-app developer. Charging between $10,000 and $20,000 for tuition, with no previous experience required, in the course of just three to six months they promise to make participants highly employable in a lucrative and fast-growing industry.
As we saw from the many sessions about coding during ISTE 2015, the topic of programming computers is back in fashion.
Fifth-grade teacher Kyle Redford remembers with emotion the day she unwittingly put an iPad in the hands of one of her 10-year-old dyslexic students, a day she called “a complete game changer.”
Thousands of years ago we communicated with images, drawings, and symbols. Before we had an alphabet we drew on walls to communicate with others in our community. Some of the oldest cave paintings were over 10,000 years old and they still exist. Now, we communicate on different walls (Facebook, Pinterest boards, Twitter streams, Instagram, etc.), but in similar ways with symbols (emojis, textspeak) and images.
The benefits that technology can have on learning are endless. Still, that won’t make you feel any better about the “what ifs” scenarios that occur when children take a misstep. There are ways to find some comfort, but it involves some effort on your part.
Educators have shadowed students through the school day, but when was the last time we actually saw school through a students’ eyes? I think we can learn a lot if we could see what they see. So when I was invited by two of Fair Haven’s rock star teachers, Mrs. Raibick and Ms. Piotrowski, to join their third grade class for a Mystery Skype I thought it would be fun to see the lesson from a student’s perspective, so I strapped a GoPro on one of their kids head and off we went!
As the familiar refrain goes, “It’s not about the device,” but even so schools need to choose one to advance their digital instruction goals. And by all accounts, Chromebooks are the device of the moment, with 2.5 million shipped to schools in the first half of this year alone. There’s no doubt they’re trendy, but is there any deeper reasons for the sales surge beyond appearance and affordability?
When schools talk about the Maker Movement and creating maker spaces, they often focus their initial thinking on purchasing the tools and materials. This resource-driven approach can create a buzz in your school for some time; however, that excitement will inevitably fade. While resources are an important part of any maker space, taking a thematic planning approach is much more effective.
Since starting teaching with Genius Hour, we have read so many inspirational books that have changed us and our pedagogy. With the help of my GH friends and fellow contributors – Joy Kirr, Hugh McDonald and Gallit Zvi – we have compiled this list of books that we know Genius Hour teachers love.
New Links for Teachers
Simple and easy online voice recorder. Perfect for simple explanations, reflections or virtual presentations for younger students.
Bring the past alive in your classroom! The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is proud to announce its next generation of HERO online programming. Extensive educational resources are available in the new HERO multimedia library and e-learning environment.
Create assignments for students
Add news articles, books, or movies to assignments
Engage students with social learning
Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the publications and information products disseminated by the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program. It is our hope that Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government fulfills that role.
For nearly three decades, Knowledge Unlimited has been publishing distinctive educational materials for K-12 classrooms and beyond. These include the very best and most educationally effective current events programs for classrooms, including NewsCurrents andRead to Know.
Here’s your map of interdependence. You can add more items, share it, and look at how your map compares to others or continue and explore how other objects are connected to where you live!
Fast, free screen recording
Screencast-O-Matic is trusted by millions of users to create and share screen recordings.
The skill of question asking is far too rarely deliberately taught in school. We have worked with and learned from educators to develop a teaching strategy that provides a simple, yet powerful way to get students asking their own questions and building off their peers’ questions.
Create digital lessons in 5 minutesPersonalize learning with free interactive lessons
Quizizz is a fun multiplayer classroom activity, that allows all your students to practice together.
Formative runs on any internet connected device and is optimized for any 1:1, BYOD, flipped or blended classroom.
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Hello there! We are a group of tech ed teachers who work together to offer you tech tips, advice, pedagogic discussion, lesson plans, and anything else we can think of to help you integrate tech into your classroom. Stop by and say hi!
Google Tips and Tricks
The answer is always a Google Form. The problem, question, or situation doesn’t really matter; Google Forms is the answer. It’s the most powerful and versatile of all Google Apps, and can be used for a variety of purposes: data collection, assessment, feedback, sign up/RSVP, and so many more.
Add-ons. The little extra that makes Google Apps shine. Add-ons provide the little bonus that you often need to really take advantage of the Google Apps for Education platform for free, and with purpose and efficiency.While most Google Apps have add-ons, for my money sheets and forms have those game changers that can really impact workflow, make your jobs more efficient, and transform your work.
Google has amazing tools for finding school-worthy sources. Too bad most kids don’t know they exist
Welcome to the New GLT Website!We hope you like our new look. Still the same people, just making our nonprofit name GLT Global ED more prominent. The "new and improved" website streamlines navigation, introduces a one-time Member Registration, and provides faster and easier access to our resources.