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To Get Students Invested, Involve Them in Decisions Big and Small

To Get Students Invested, Involve Them in Decisions Big and Small

| May 30, 2013 | 12 Comments

It can be amazing and illuminating, once this door is opened, to see and hear the myriad ways that students understand learning and engagement.

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Paint or Paint App? Value of Creating Digital Vs. Traditional Art

Paint or Paint App? Value of Creating Digital Vs. Traditional Art

| May 10, 2013 | 8 Comments

Teachers say there is value to learning to create using digital tools, especially when blended with more hands-on means of expression.

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The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media

The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media

| May 8, 2013 | 35 Comments

By Justin Reich and Beth Holland The Someday/Monday dichotomy captures one of the core challenges in teacher professional development around education technology. On the one hand, deep integration of new learning technologies into classrooms requires substantially rethinking pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, and teacher practice (someday). For technology to make a real difference in student learning, it […]

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2012 Ed Tech Trends: Insights From Insiders

2012 Ed Tech Trends: Insights From Insiders

| December 19, 2012 | 5 Comments

At the end of the year, pundits love to share their versions of summarized lists of what was hot in ed tech in 2012. In addition to the obvious — Common Core curriculum and assessments, games in learning, consumer tech in education — there are others that may be more subtle or even counter-intuitive. Here […]

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SmartBoard, Make Way for Educreations

SmartBoard, Make Way for Educreations

| December 6, 2012 | 6 Comments

Julia Hum/Educreations One of the biggest, fastest shifts in ed tech the last couple years has been the evolution from the use of large interactive whiteboards to the use of mobile, agile multi-purpose apps. Currently, there are at least six products, all competing to become teachers’ favorite. Replay Note, ScreenChomp, ShowMe, DoodleCast Pro, Knowmia, Explain […]

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10 Important Questions To Ask Before Using iPads in Class

10 Important Questions To Ask Before Using iPads in Class

| October 15, 2012 | 17 Comments

Lenny Gonzales By Terry Heick When it comes to deciding how or whether to use iPads, schools typically focus on budget issues, apps, networking logistics, check-in and check-out procedures, school and district tech-use policies, hardware precautions, and aspects of classroom management. But it’s also important to think about instructional use, and to that end, consider […]

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Survey: Parents Prefer Reading Print Books to Young Kids

Survey: Parents Prefer Reading Print Books to Young Kids

| September 18, 2012 | 6 Comments

Don’t count print books obsolete just yet — especially when it comes to younger kids. A study released today by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center shows that even among parents who like reading e-books with their kids, the majority still prefer to read print books over e-books with their children. The survey, which included 1,200 […]

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Best Practices for Deploying iPads in Schools

Best Practices for Deploying iPads in Schools

| August 29, 2012 | 14 Comments

Flickr: Lexie Flickinger By Matt Levinson As schools get ready to deploy iPads this year, each one is scrambling to figure out how to develop an efficient and effective system that works. With no standardized system or uniform roadmap to follow, at the moment, it’s up to individual schools to reach out through their networks […]

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Does Our Current Education System Support Innovation?

Does Our Current Education System Support Innovation?

| July 17, 2012 | 35 Comments

Flickr:Flickingerbrad By Aran Levasseur Innovation is the currency of progress. In our world of seismic changes, innovation has become a holy grail that promises to shepherd us through these uncertain and challenging times. And there isn’t a more visible symbol of innovation than the iPad. It’s captured the hearts and minds of disparate subcultures and […]

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14 Smart Tips for Using iPads in Class

14 Smart Tips for Using iPads in Class

| July 2, 2012 | 16 Comments

Flickr:Flickingerbrad By Matt Levinson For schools that are about to deploy the iPad as their main mobile learning device, there’s wisdom to be learned from others who’ve gone down that road. At Marin Country Day School in Corte Madera, Calif., the first year of a pilot iPad program for sixth-graders has just ended, and some […]

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