How can teachers use VR in the classroom?


Cardboard is simply an inexpensive pair of VR goggles made from a cardboard cutout, magnets, and an Android phone. The cardboard goggles when combined with an Android phone, preloaded with any of Google’s Cardboard apps, are a simple way to bring classroom lessons to life.

How to Transform Teaching with Tablets – From Tom Daccord & Justin Reich


Over the past century, radio, television, video cassette recorders, desktop computers, laptop computers, handheld devices, tablets, and cell phones have all been heralded as potentially transformative classroom tools (Cuban, 1986, 2003). Led by Apple’s iPad, and followed at a distance by Android and Microsoft tablets, schools across the United States and around the world have made major investments in tablets.

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PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17

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In addition, previews, clips and full episodes will be available on the PBS apps for iOS and Android devices and via station-branded digital platforms. This is an important documentary series for everyone. Please share this information.

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Three Thanksgiving Ideas

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In 2003, I used iMovie to document the experience. This time I used the Quik app (free for iOS and Android ). I’m sharing three ideas that I think other teachers might like to try. Turkey Carving, Thank You Cards, and Turkey Dancing are great activities for Thanksgiving.

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

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In 2005, Joan Didion published The Year of Magical Thinking , which chronicles her husband’s death in December 2003, shortly after their daughter had fallen into septic shock and been placed an induced coma. Say, the Android device in Google’s Cardboard Viewer and Expeditions program.). This is part one of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.