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10 tech trends that will impact (virtually) every teacher

Image courtesy of EdTechTeacher iPad Summits More than 700 tech-savvy educators converged last week to compare notes (both digital and analog) and best practices at the EdTech Teacher iPad Summit in Boston. These professorial pioneers are typically the teachers and administrators that K-thru-12 ... Full Article »

November 18, 2014 1:45pm

See the world in 3D with these educational apps

In the last few years, 3D has moved beyond movie theaters and flat screen TVs to handheld and tablet devices. These five mobile applications all use the third dimension for different ends, from exploring entire cities to physical projects produced by 3D printers to interactive models of the human an ... Full Article »

November 14, 2014 8:00am

Teaching content creation (no coding required)

For better and worse, we live in a culture of coding. Now that virtually everyone is a consumer of digital content, there are unprecedented commercial and social opportunities for content creators. People with app ideas who can’t or don’t want to pay triple-digit hourly rates for developers t ... Full Article »

November 12, 2014 8:00am

The eReader for elementary school students is Epic!

I recently heard about Epic! - Books for Kids from a friend who was attending an educational technology conference. She said she “could only wish for an app such as Epic! for her students in middle school”. Thankfully, she was happy to share it with our elementary team. I admit I was skeptica ... Full Article »

November 11, 2014 8:00am

From educator to venture-backed edtech entrepreneur

Although Eileen Murphy never planned to become an edtech entrepreneur before starting her company ThinkCERCA in 2012, she already had tremendous success building elite educational organizations. Fifteen years ago, she was the founding English Department Chair at Walter Payton College Prep in Chicag ... Full Article »

November 4, 2014 10:15am

Why there are no good apps for etiquette and education

Photo credit: Adam Fagen (Flickr) During a recent family get-together, my sister-in-law who teaches high school chemistry rightly called me out for being digitally distracted. It was a forward head tilt that gave me away. Most of us have been on both sides of the forward head tilt (let’s call ... Full Article »

October 28, 2014 10:20am

Amazing apps for student essayists and young writers

Although there is a widespread push toward subjects based in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), 21st century jobs also require the ability to effectively communicate. These five applications help students generate writing topics, write essays (including bibliographies), and edit docum ... Full Article »

October 24, 2014 8:00am

The Education of Everything

Image credit: Peshkova (iStock/Getty Images) From early childhood through higher education and beyond, there is little debate that the iPad - still less than five years old - is transforming how we learn. Yet the flipped classrooms, personalized learning programs and real-time student assessment ... Full Article »

October 16, 2014 11:20am

Teacher aides: Best apps for running your classroom

Teachers need every tool at their disposal to maintain order in their classrooms. These five mobile apps cover student behavior, presentations, grading, assignments, and more. iDoceo (iOS $7.99) Looking for a gradebook, planner, attendance tracker, and a system for delivering messages to student ... Full Article »

October 16, 2014 11:00am

Study shows how screen time can improve your toddler’s reading comprehension

Photo credit: Brad Flickinger (Flickr) Conscientious parents may soon become anxious about not giving their toddlers enough screen time. While the American Academy of Pediatrics and other groups encourage parents to ration their kids’ use of tablets, smartphones and televisions as if they ar ... Full Article »

October 15, 2014 9:30am

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