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Move Over iPad, Here Comes Google Play For Education

Move Over iPad, Here Comes Google Play For Education

| August 19, 2013 | 14 Comments

The famous rivalry between Google and Apple is finding its way into schools, and Google is looking to dethrone the famous iPad with its new Google Play for Education, a suite of apps and management tools that will be available to teachers and students this fall.

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Crowdsourcing Ideas for Better School Policies

Crowdsourcing Ideas for Better School Policies

| August 14, 2013

Crowdsourcing tools are slowly working their way into the education policy world, designed to give teachers and school district employees more say on big decisions that affect their school environment. One site called for employees to submit ideas that could help improve the safety of students and staff at school.

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New Visual Tool Teaches Kids How to Code at Home

New Visual Tool Teaches Kids How to Code at Home

| August 9, 2013 | 7 Comments

Though computer programming is becoming more important, many K-12 schools don’t offer classes. Now commercial products are starting to offer at-home learning, offering sleek new platforms focused on teaching how to think like a computer programmer.

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Mixing Art and Astrophysics, Students Explore the Universe

Mixing Art and Astrophysics, Students Explore the Universe

| August 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

With just a few keystrokes on the computer students can try their own hand at mixing science with art by controlling small telescopes that take pictures of planets, stars, galaxies, asteroids, nebulas and other astronomical objects. They can then use those images to create their own artistic renditions of the cosmos through the MicroObservatory Robotic Telescope Network, a group of five automated telescopes controlled online.

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The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning

The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning

| July 22, 2013 | 20 Comments

We don’t want iPads to just become replacements for notebooks and textbooks, we want them to be objects to think with. We want students using them to mess around with the world around them and their courses of study. Here are ideas on how to use iPads to create and document in order to cement what students are learning.

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13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About

13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About

| July 8, 2013 | 40 Comments

Web-based tools continue to proliferate, giving teachers more to add to their arsenal, but it can be hard to determine which resources are worth spending time exploring. At the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) conference this year, two early adopters of ed-tech tools offered a quick run through of some favorite apps. Here’s what they noted as the top tools to try.

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Eight Great Apps for Educators to Create, Display and Share

Eight Great Apps for Educators to Create, Display and Share

| June 27, 2013 | 12 Comments

For educators looking to integrate iPads, iPods and other mobile devices, here are eight must-have apps that will make life easier to do things like move files, capture lectures, read PDFs, and much more.

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Students Speak Up: Trust Us With Devices

Students Speak Up: Trust Us With Devices

| June 25, 2013 | 5 Comments

A recent survey of students shows they aren’t able to access the full range of learning tools available to them due to firewalls that keep them from social networks and a range of websites, as well as school restrictions on their smartphones.

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The Power of a Networked Teacher Illustrated

The Power of a Networked Teacher Illustrated

| June 24, 2013 | 2 Comments

A wonderful visual depiction of how educators can tap into their networks to expand and continually improve their teaching practice from a trove of rich resources. Illustrated by Langwitches, the image refers to Alec Couros’s original post exploring question, “What does the network mean to you?” [Via ETML]

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Library for All: Free Digital Content for Developing Countries

Library for All: Free Digital Content for Developing Countries

| June 18, 2013 | 4 Comments

A startup charity is hoping to create a mobile learning library in the cloud that can help turn access to tablets, smartphones, and legacy phones into useful content at resource-starved schools in developing countries.

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