Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16!

Our favorite mobile apps: Appy Hour on the Future Trends Forum

Bryan Alexander

What are the best apps for education? Instead, we hosted an “Appy Hour”, a session where we invited participants to simply share their favorite mobile app for learning. (The idea came up during the June 7th Forum discussion. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE.

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Our favorite mobile apps: Appy Hour on the Future Trends Forum

Bryan Alexander

What are the best apps for education? Instead, we hosted an “Appy Hour”, a session where we invited participants to simply share their favorite mobile app for learning. (The idea came up during the June 7th Forum discussion. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE.

Digital Tools to Mobilize a Community to a Goal

Tech Helpful

Are we as educators truly teaching our students to add value to the digital world if we don't embrace mediums to do this?

Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

The education sector has undergone significant changes in the last decade. By incorporating technology into K-12 education model, institutes are aiming to improve the teaching and learning processes in schools and universities.

Mobile devices can help us take the necessary steps to keep kids healthy

The Innovative Educator

Pedometers are on the rise and considering that they''re built into many of the mobile devices teachers and students own and love, it''s no surprise that this healthy and affordable trend has taken off. Cell phones in Education Teaching Health and Physical Education

The economics of educational nonconsumption in the developing world

The Christensen Institute

Many of the conversations around education technology focus on improving classrooms in the developed world. Yet the greatest gains in improved education and the greatest opportunities for disruptive innovation likely exist farther down the economic ladder. There are roughly one billion children across the world living in poverty—from Malawi to Madagascar to Mongolia—who are nonconsumers of the types of education available to children in developed countries.

Building Education Technology for the Developing World


Last July, however, Parida felt an itch to tackle educational needs in her native country, India. My move to India was driven by my desire to see the impact of technology in education in the Indian context,” Parida says. Yet these difficulties have not deterred efforts from gritty entrepreneurs to improve educational opportunities through technology. At Khan Academy, employees have been focusing their efforts on mobile devices in order to achieve one-to-one for students.

Are eTextbooks The Next Big Thing in K-12 Education?

Kitaboo on EdTech

Basically, there’s interaction happening, and that is what attracts them towards a mobile phone. Slowly but surely, they have realized that smartphones and tablets can also be utilized for educational purposes, and that’s how etextbooks became mainstream.

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Are We Designing Girls Out of Education Technology?


In one experiment, auto mechanics charged a wheelchair-bound person more for repairs—not because of implicit or explicit bias, but because they assumed someone with limited mobility would be less likely to shop around. When the same exercise was carried out in the matrilineal Khasi tribe, 54 percent of women chose to compete, while only 39 percent of the men did. Education Technology Diversity and Equity Community

Sphero for Education

Technology Tidbits

Basically, the Sphero is a programmable orb that can be used to play games, as a controller, or even integrate into education. BTW, did I mention that it is waterproof too, and already has over 25 mobile apps to download. Of course, these lessons use the Sphero robotic ball to complete a variety of educational activities that can be done in groups and are easy to integrate into any classroom. There are four educational apps (iOS/Android) for the Sphero that are listed below.

When Learning Goes Nomadic


This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. How does higher education use mobile technology to teach? After that shock, discussion began by exploring the full range of mobile technology available in 2019.

New iPad App Takes An Artist's Approach to Early Literacy Education


Created with input from parents and educators around the world, the app combines a uniquely compelling visual style with a rigorous approach to literacy education, providing parents with a detailed dashboard that helps them track their child's progress.

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What Educators and Parents Should Know About Pokémon Go

Gaggle Speaks

The game encourages exercise, as you must literally walk/run to catch Pokémon. . Unlike most mobile games, Pokémon Go can bring friends to a gathering place at Pokéstops or Gyms. Tips for educators and parents.

Make P.E. great—for the first time?

The Christensen Institute

When I first began researching the field of online learning in K–12 education, I was surprised to learn that one of the most popular online offerings was physical education (P.E.). Education Blog

With a Virtual Reality Assist, Video Games Get K–12 Students Moving

EdTech Magazine

An often-heard lament from parents and teachers is that kids these days don’t get enough exercise, tethered as many are to their handheld electronic devices and video games. . Video Games as Physical Education. VR Exercise Games Tackle Obesity and Aid the Disabled.

Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class


Of this group, five teams are building education technology tools with support from mentors from Imagine K12, the local edtech accelerator that Y Combinator absorbed last February. Here’s what they’re working on: Lambda School The San Francisco-based startup combines some of the hottest trends in the edtech industry: computer science education, small classes, and income-share agreements. Each course is made up of 70-odd short lessons and exercises.

3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom


Send pictures and videos called “snaps” to your friends from your mobile device. Depending on how much you plan ahead, you can prepare questions about each snap for students to answer aloud or jot down quickly as an engagement exercise.

A little help from my friends

Learning with 'e's

Throughout the year, the book has continuously exercised my mind, and I have spent countless hours of planning, thinking, researching, writing and editing. David goes on to consider a number of scenarios around the use of mobile learning in large organisations, and concludes that: “.mobile

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

This is part ten of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Perhaps it’s no surprise that there was so much talk this year about education, technology, and emotional health. All the talk of the importance of “emotion” in education reflects other trends too. There are promises about “brain training” exercises that will keep the brain “fit” as one ages. ( The analysis is also relevant to education.

13 Edtech Tools Every Teacher and Student Should Know About


Today the importance of educational technology goes beyond the use of instructional aids because of the ubiquity and usefulness of technology in everyday life. Educators and the school are in prime position to teach young learners this. Original Article Source: [link].

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Meet the Edtech Grantees of Google’s $25 Million AI Impact Challenge


Those are among the social issues addressed by 20 non-profit and educational institutions that are getting grants from the Google AI Impact Challenge , announced today at the company’s annual I/O developer conference. Education Technology Enterprises Nonprofits Financing

Guest post: Biggest eLearning content trends of 2020 and beyond


Be it for basic education or for corporate or medical training, technology has made its place in among people as a reliable form of learning and development. . And as the time progressing in every scientifically, the learning (rather, eLearning) community is witnessing substantial changes in the ways that education has been adopted till now. An added but crucial element of micro-learning is basing daily learning on applications and exercises.

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10 Pros And Cons Of A Bring Your Own Device Scheme.


They are when students are asked to bring in their own mobile device and use them in their learning. A pointless exercise. education learning edtech teaching tech technology classroom tools byod tech tools ipads

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6 Reasons why drones are landing in schools


As this type of technology becomes more budget friendly and accessible, some schools have taken a particular interest in its potential uses in education. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — more commonly known as drones — are becoming more and more popular among flight enthusiasts.

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Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

A Learning Management System (what is often called an LMS) has become foundational to blending technology into education experiences. Because it’s web-based, it works on all platforms including mobile devices (with a downloadable app).

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What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years


In a fast-moving field like education technology, it’s worth taking a moment to take stock of new developments, persistent trends and the challenges to effective tech implementation in real classrooms.

The new age of inequality and what it means for education: my January talk

Bryan Alexander

What does increasing inequality mean for American higher education? Next I took the audience through the impacts of inequality on education, including K-12 and higher education. Piketty et al turn out to be wrong : perhaps class mobility starts returning to its old dynamism.


New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

In recent years, education has evolved to the point where learning can take place anywhere and at any time, usually beyond the walls of the traditional learning space. And what new skills and knowledge do educators need?

Good news stories about EdTech from across the globe


As the year draws to a close I thought we could take a look at how EdTech has transformed schools, students and education this year – in countries across the world. Learning through video has been shown to be an exceptionally effective online educational tool.

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Can You Say Unicorn? Duolingo Raises $30 Million at $1.5 Billion Valuation


For the third time this year, an American education technology company is laying claim to the magical “unicorn” status. The language exercises include a mix of multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions, along with digital flashcards and oral speaking practice.

Top 40 Web 2.0 Sites w/ Educational Portal

Technology Tidbits

sites that can be used in education. The reason for this was a lot of sites that are beneficial for education require that a student has an email account to login. Best of all, educators create/monitor all student account activity. A great all-in-one solution for education.

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How to Prepare for the SAT Essay

Ask a Tech Teacher

Driven in part by the educational imperative to minimize student testing, what better solution than a test already heavily vetted as being inclusive and cross-cultural that many students are familiar with. Free, web-based or mobile device. Education account, desktop or mobile device.

New Answer Pad

Technology Tidbits

The Answer Pad the great student response system and mobile learning tool has just been updated w/ a brand new polished look. This is an excellent site/app that allows educators to turn their classroom paperless and do all testing/assessing on an iPad. Also, educators can use Answer Pad for any subject and easily integrate it into their curriculum. assessing iPad mobile learning student response system

Hour of Code: How Students Can Build Their Own Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students do need to set up their mobile device to run the app. Here’s a quick video tutorial on the basic app, Talk To Me : Code HS: Mobile Apps. Code HS: Mobile Apps is an online curriculum for teaching app building in High School.