Breaking News: Today - Educreations Launches New iPad App and Turns Your iPad Into an Interactive Whiteboard


Available for the first time ever today, the new iPad app from Educreations will transform teaching. Technology to undo, redo, move, resize, rotate, all while recording, are enhanced features that replicate working in a common office software.

How to go Paperless in Your Classroom

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Every Earth Day, someone in your school, maybe the parent group, raises the question of WHY NOT a paperless classroom? To kickstart your paperless digital classroom requires a modicum of preparation. Classroom activities should be handled the same.

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20 Terrific Presentation Tech Tools for Kids!


What I really like about this collection of resources is that they include the teacher''s voice of how the tool can be used within the classroom. They will love these novel methods of using technology to present information and reports. Educreations 3.

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The Foundations of Flipping


Become the Guide on the Side - not the Sage on the Stage What is The Flipped Classroom? I''ve learned from many great teachers before me that the idea of a flipped classroom is nothing new. Today, examples of flipping your classroom use a different medium.

3 Organizational Apps to Start the School Year

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When looking for an app to curate classroom reading, consider these requirements: works well with your current LMS. Educreations. Today’s classroom requires teachers build how-to videos that are used on class websites, in flipped classrooms, and for professional development.

10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Screencast Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.”

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The Art of Classroom App Smashing

Fractus Learning

App Smashing is relatively new (2+/- years) in the world of technology. Popplet / Educreations. Device users app smash when one app does not serve all the needs of a project.

10 Reasons to Screencast in Your Class and 7 Best-in-class Tools

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Provide video evidence of class activities in a flipped classroom. I’ve started for you by noting cost, what digital devices they work best on, and suggested age group: Educreations . Educreations is best suited for any age group and is designed for iPads.

12 Tools and Resources to Get Students to Create Instructional Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom (published in September), students are sent on a mission to instruct others by creating their own video tutorials.

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15 Good Replacements for ScreenChomp

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Educreations – -also a whiteboard. When done, share with email, an Educreations link, or via social media. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. Classroom management Web Tools

Differentiating with Personalized Learning

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Look at your classroom layout. Here are suggestions by primary school teacher Chris Andrews (with a picture of a personalized learning classroom ). Second: Free up your teaching time by automating the tedious tasks required to run a classroom. It won’t work in my classroom.

Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Oh My! 4 Tools for Picting in the Classroom


Technology is changing the way we see literacy. Cathie Norris and ElliotSoloway, university professors studying how much time today’s youth spend with text-based materials vs. image-based materials, “ estimate that 90 percent of K-12 classroom time in the U.S. is spent with text-based materials, and 10 percent with image-based materials; but outside the classroom, 90% is spent with image-based materials and 10 percent with text-based materials.”

Differentiated math instruction using Front Row: adaptive math for K-8 classrooms!


It’s great to see this dynamic in which students are not only using technology to learn, but they’re helping each other out in real life. The iPad version has a whiteboard like educreations that the students can use to do math right in the app.

How to Craft a Learner-Centered Classroom – Guest Post from Ann Feldmann


How can we craft learning environments that take advantage of technology to help students become independent, engaged, and reflective of their work? Having technology is just one important piece. Using technology for whole group instruction and formative assessment. Educreations.

Goal: Make It About the Relationships

Teacher Reboot Camp

Draw and Dash – Each student will need to use a piece of paper or a drawing app like Tackk, Educreations, Magic Paintbrush, or Sketchbook Express. 30 Goals Cycle 7 #30GoalsEdu 30 Goals cultivate relationships education technology Icebreakers mlearning

Autonomy Breeds Change

A Principal's Reflections

Below is a sample from some of the portfolios: Math teacher Kanchan Chellani has been using her PGP time to create engaging learning activities with Adobe Captivate to flip her classroom. Math teacher Jeff Fiscina learned how to create engaging learning activities using Educreations.

Digital Tools for Flipping Your Classroom

Class Tech Integrate

This post originally appeared on The FETC: Future of EdTech Insiders Blog At FETC, I was delighted to attend a session by high school foreign language teacher Rachelle Dene Poth titled, Flipping Classrooms: Trading Spaces and Places Digital Tools and Ideas to Empower Students.

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

The overreaching goal for each session was to support instructional strategies aligned to rigor & relevance and the 6 C's with a focus on the purposeful use of technology. Over the past two years, I have been blessed to partner with District 205 in Elmhurst, IL.

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Go Paperless for Earth Day

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Someone in your school, maybe the parent group, will raise the question of WHY NOT a paperless classroom? To kickstart your paperless digital classroom requires a modicum of preparation. Classroom activities should be handled the same. Earth Day is April 22nd.

5 iPad apps for Student Presentations and Meta-Cognition

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One of the best things about going 1:1 with technology is the amount of options students have to present their learning experiences. There are numerous apps out there that will allow students to display their thinking and make presentations both within and far beyond the classroom walls.

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An Educator's Challenge! iPads in an Elementary Classroom


Using technology everyday and teaching others about it is my passion. Each year, I am seeing more and more students entering elementary school with technology knowledge greater than ever before. Here are some easy ways for getting started with iPads in your elementary classroom.

5 iPad apps for Student Presentations and Meta-Cognition

Class Tech Integrate

One of the best things about going 1:1 with technology is the amount of options students have to present their learning experiences. There are numerous apps out there that will allow students to display their thinking and make presentations both within and far beyond the classroom walls.

Setting Up Digital Workstations


Try utilizing existing tools in your classroom to set up digital workstations that allow for differentiation, collaboration, choice, and active engagement. If you only have one iPad, you can use EduCreations to internally flip your classroom for a specific station/content area.

What can we do with a blank slate?


Technology can provide us access to more detailed visuals in the form of saved images, and can take this blank slate and add features such as dynamic annotation and voiceover. One such tech-based blank slate is Educreations Interactive Whiteboard. Many of our students need visuals.

The Best E-Book Yet: 40Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools


technology and I''ve received a lot of positive feedback on how these tools have helped many in the classroom. Edutools: A Quick Guide provides insight into large tools such as Twitter and Facebook to smaller new companies like Educreations. Web 2.0

How SAMR and Tech Can Help Teachers Truly Transform Assessment


I read an interesting article in EdSurge last week about how current educational technologies do little to move learners beyond rote recall of knowledge and it caught me off guard. It was not the belief that technology has yet to be harnessed to its highest potential that surprised me. It is true that many fields are only starting to see the benefits technology brings to their work. Education Technology Assessments Technology in School

February’s 11 buzzworthy edtech tools

eSchool News

note : Common Sense Education’s Edtech Eleven is chosen by Common Sense Education every month and helps educators find the best edtech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. ].

6 Ideas for Creating Math Centers – From Beth Holland


Suzy Brooks ( @SimplySuzy ) first introduced me to the concept of using technology to create learning centers through her creative use of her SMARTBoard. First, she created a center where each student used Educreations to create video story that presented a math problem.

Digital Tools for Inclusivity

Reading By Example

Educreations : Students can draw and narrate on a topic of their choice. ” If you do try out one of these tools out within your classroom instruction, let us know about the experience in the comments.

Supporting ELL Students with EdTech

Class Tech Integrate

The 3rd and 4th grade classrooms I have taught were at about a 75% or higher ELL (or ESL) population. As I have seen the boom in EdTech over the recent years in our district, I have really paid attention to the technology tools that are available to help our ELL students succeed.

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Close Read Complex Text, and Annotate with Tech--Part 1


Introduction to close reading Here''s an overview of close reading: What does close reading look like in the classroom? Educreations is a favorite because you can add pages and annotate on the pages with the tools. Educreations is an iPad app that can also be accessed from your browser.

5 Easy Peasy Options for Tech Integration

Tech Helpful

There are some ways to integrate technology in your classroom that adds value to your learning environment and pretty much can be a go to no matter what the lesson plan. Technology is a great way to aid students in studying.

5 Tips That Foster Collaborative Professional Learning

EdTech Magazine

Leveraging new technology for professional learning requires some creative thinking — and it also takes money. The program’s goal was to improve student achievement and higher-order thinking skills through more effective use of educational technology. Teachers struggle at times to stay focused on planning and creating technology-rich instruction and resources for themselves and their students. Ensure that the Technology Enhances Learning.

Has Your School Reached an Edtech Plateau? Here’s the Key to Moving the Needle


Whether your role is as an administrator, teacher, parent, or student leader, if you’re reading this, you are probably interested in helping other school community stakeholders understand the power of technology in a teaching and learning environment. A common mantra I’m hearing from digital learning coaches and innovative administrators is that they feel the progress toward using technology tools in their schools has plateaued.

Big question for edtech: But how do we know what’s working?

The Hechinger Report

Participants can teach to student avatars in a virtual classroom, check out the Two Bit Circus or attend “Hour of Power,’’ sessions that promise to be “provocative, fun and interactive.”. They can also learn about new start-ups, games and ventures with names like BetterLesson , Blendspace , Edthena , Educreations , Hapara , Nearpod , Zaption , eSpark and LearnZillion , all eager to demonstrate. Technology