Great collection of charts comparing EdTech tools

Educational Technology Guy

Richard Byrne has created some great charts comparing EdTech tools over at his blog, He has charts comparing: Alternatives to Google Image Search Backchannel and informal assessment tools Building classroom websites Building classroom blogs Creating multimedia textbooks Creating multimedia quizzes Audio editing tools Multimedia timeline tools Mind-mapping tools Mobile video creation apps Head on over and take a look. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

However, at each level—middle school, high school, and college—these variations paled in comparison to a stunning and dismaying consistency. Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information.

Our mutual friends

Learning with 'e's

It is highly likely that in highly connected societies, where social media and mobile phones are commonplace and regularly used, the six degrees of separation proposed by Milgram may in fact be a conservative estimate. Festinger Social Comparison Theory 11.

It takes a village

Learning with 'e's

It''s not a new phrase, but I was reminded of it again recently by Aaron Davis , a secondary school teacher in Melbourne, who has a prolific education Twitter account. In 1962, technology use was minimal in comparison to today''s ubiquitous global digital capabilities.

Going Beyond the Hour of Code

Digital Promise

csk8 Twitter chats (K-8 CS teachers chat about designated topics on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 5pm PT / 8pm ET). See Code.org’s comparisons of CS curricula by grade level: elementary curricula.

Zoho launches Zoho Sites website builder

Educational Technology Guy

The sites are automatically optimized for mobile and have support for Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Google Maps, YouTube, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Picasa. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

New tablets for Education - comparing the new Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and the new Apple iPad

Educational Technology Guy

I've been using a Chromebook Tab 10 for over a week now and here are my thoughts and comparisons: Management and Deployment - Apple still hasn't gotten this right. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Flip Grid: 6 Fun Ideas to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 117 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you.

Getting Rid of Cemetery Style Seating in the Classroom with Bill Selak

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 118 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you.

Pinterest for Teachers

Kleinspiration

Being the Twitter fan that I am, I held out on Pinterest. I must admit, I typically only use Pinterest on my mobile devices due to the UI on my PC. Twitter friend, Eric Sheninger (better known on Twitter as @NMHS_Principal ), just published a post for Edutopia on Pinterest.

News literacy tools: Advice, four sites and a new app (Swiipe)

NeverEndingSearch

Among the ten key trends Pew researchers gathered from among their research reports on social and news media were: Use of mobile devices for news continues to grow. The Paperboy also offers an Android App and is offered as a Mobile version.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

Philipp Schmidt (2007) provide an excellent comparison of how Education 1.0 Use technologies and mobile apps based on drill and grill where learners are given direction instruction via these technologies and asked to provide the correct answers via quiz questions. (I

Part 3: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Questions, Process, Metacognition, and 15 Pre-search Tools

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. These comparisons might clarify some Need To Know question and also provide words that will be valuable in the research process.

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Google Tools for English Language Learners

techlearning

This can be a useful way to have a second copy of a document in the reader's first language for comparison. Google translate mobile app For translation tools on-the-go you can use Google's mobile Translate app. Parlez vous Google?

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

MindShift

Today’s students often have more computing power in their pockets, on their mobile phones, than the PCs in the outdated computer lab–-but they are usually prevented from using it. You can follow him on Twitter at @DavidPriceOBE. Getty By David Price.

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

MindShift

Today’s students often have more computing power in their pockets, on their mobile phones, than the PCs in the outdated computer lab–-but they are usually prevented from using it. You can follow him on Twitter at @DavidPriceOBE Getty. By David Price.

How ‘Reality-Based Education’ Could Transform Learning

Edsurge

Using the Twitter hashtag #nationbuilding , Sorrell also noted that he wanted to promote what he described as reality-based education, where students use experiential and project-based learning practices to gain real-world experiences in higher-education. The other is in the acceptance of online and mobile learning in China. This year’s lobbies were, by comparison, quite sparse and navigable.

Resources from Miami Device

Learning in Hand

Innovative Interactive Presentation Tools to Bring Your Classroom to Life by Bryan Miller Interactive response systems have evolved from the formal clickers, to now operating on mobile devices. Then consider coming to Mobile Learning Experience 2015 in Tucson, Arizona.

Knowledge, practice and community

Learning with 'e's

With the advent of social media and networked technologies, anyone can join informal CoPs such as those found on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, to share ideas, ask questions of peers, seek advice, solve problems and collaborate in learning together to enhance and extend specialist knowledge.

A master class on higher education economics: Future Trends Forum #10 with Robert Archibald: notes, Storify, and full video recording

Bryan Alexander

Discussion raced along, some on Twitter, which I made available on Storify. However, some of those campuses allocate some of their budget to research apart from teaching, so the comparison isn’t exact.

A master class on higher education economics: Future Trends Forum #10 with Robert Archibald: notes, Storify, and full video recording

Bryan Alexander

Discussion raced along, some on Twitter, which I made available on Storify. However, some of those campuses allocate some of their budget to research apart from teaching, so the comparison isn’t exact.

Part 3: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Questions, Metacognition, and 15 Pre-search Tools

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. These comparisons might clarify some Need To Know question and also provide words that will be valuable in the research process.

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The persistence of distance (learning)

Learning with 'e's

By comparison, in its technology supported multiple formats, contemporary distance education is much more sophisticated. m-Learning, or mobile learning focused on the use of personal technologies.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” ( A good thread on Twitter in response.). Via Education Week : “Thousands of Android Mobile Apps Improperly Track Children, Study Says.” I’d love to see a comparison between Pluralsight and Lynda.com.). Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics.

What happens when two separate and unequal school districts merge?

The Hechinger Report

There are pockets of poverty in the county that rival the Delta while Starkville is, by comparison, a wealthy town,” he said. In the year leading up to consolidation, the commission held town hall meetings in person and on Twitter to build community support for the new plan.

Revised List of Top iPad Apps for School Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

In comparison to other apps, this is a bit more expensive but well worth it. Pages : Pages is a word processor created for the iPad and mobile devices. Twitter : The Twitter app gives users access to their Twitter accounts. Users can use this app to join in the conversation on Twitter right from their iPad. Its simplicity and ease of use make it great choice for an iPad Twitter account.

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Investigating Authentic Questions

Learning in Hand

Steve Morgan makes a brilliant comparison of students being spoon fed and feeding themselves in this PDF. Evernote is available online and as a mobile app. OneNote from Microsoft is also available online and as a mobile app. Students are hungry for learning that matters.