The reason I am replacing my iPhone with an Android smartphone

Reading By Example

photo credit: iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus vs iPhone 5S via photopin (license). I really like the iPhone. Last year I upgraded from the 4S to the 5S, and I was seriously considering purchasing an iPhone 6. And it is not like I will be giving up my iPhone. Our district adopted Google Apps for Education about five years ago. The Apple versions of their apps work fairly well on iOS, but the experience is much better within the Android operating system.

How Gamification Through Mobile Apps Can Improve Student Engagement

EmergingEdTech

Elementary education in the 19th century was just about teaching children some basic learning, usually the ability to read. When the 20th century came, the education system changed and was centered. Educational Games & Gamification iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning ResourcesPlease click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

Nearly ten years ago, I started my career in education as a math teacher at a new alternative high school serving over-age, under-credited youth in New York City. If we, the educators, were going to serve our students well, we were going to have to get pedagogically creative. If we, the educators, were going to serve our students well, we were going to have to get pedagogically creative. At the time, I had no idea this system was called “standards-based grading.”

ClassDojo - free classroom behavior system - announces iOS apps.

Educational Technology Guy

ClassDojo is a free online system that helps teachers promote positive behavior in their classroom by letting them track and share student progress and positive behaviors and areas of concern. The free app allows teachers to register for an account on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, set up and view all of their classes, and assign personalized avatars to each of their students. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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Smartphones-in-School, Brain Mush, Teaching Deep Reading…and Apples & Bicycles!

EdNews Daily

This is grave news to educators. Inside the mechanisms of software’s ability to fracture content and cost, inside the cultural shift, and inside the human change battle — is the possibility of finding some relief if educators approach smartphones as the greatest leverage for reading gains ever. Bias alert #1: I travel to thirty-five or more cities a year to produce executive events with educators and I have found that my iPhone 10+ is my best friend on airplanes.

Is edtech a win-win solution for students and educators?

Neo LMS

The purpose of any educational institution is to prepare students to become successful adults in the future. We may not realize this as they happen, but the recent advancements in technology are downright impressive; just think about the differences between an old Nokia phone and the latest iPhone or Samsung. Worldwide there’s a growing number of initiatives to include education technologies — or edtech — in the classroom. Educators also win with edtech.

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The Future of Business Cards

Dr. Shannon Doak

If you have been following my blog, you know that I am into gadgets and how they can be used to improve not only educational environments, but also our lives. ” This is the same technology that makes payment systems like Google Pay and Apple Pay work. Android Innovation iPhone Leadership My ThoughtsAnother area of concern which has become, rightfully a hot topic, is how technology can be used to help the environment. Climate change is on many people’s minds.

Springpad: Educator Note Taking and Task Management System

The 21st Century Principal

It has enough additional features to be interesting as an educator tool. It has an online app, iPad app, iPhone app, and an Android app. Technorati Tags: School leadership , technology leadership , educational technology , web 2.0 In my previous post, I wrote about Evernote and how I use it during the course of my job as a school level administrator. Recently, someone called my attention to Springpad, another note taking and organizational application.

When Education Giants Stumbled and Data Ruled

Edsurge

This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. Ten years ago, the iPhone was already out, but the iPad had not been released yet. They were the most powerful companies in education. More broadly, I think the promise of data in education is still proving itself. Touring the halls of ISTE, a major education technology conference, you would see banners like “assess, align, instruct, evaluate” in nice marketing packages.

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Padcaster: Educational Podcasting Equipment Review

TeacherCast

In this post, we will take a look at one of the best pieces of equipment you can purchase for either your home studio or educational broadcasting class. The Padcaster is an all in one solution for anyone looking to turn their iOS (iPad/iPhone) devices into mobile professional video studios. Three Piece Clamp system. “If you are looking to purchase a Padcaster this year, visit padcaster.com/education or email sales@padcaster.com ” How Do You Use The Padcaster?

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‘Back to School’ Hijinks and Lessons for the Education Industry

Edsurge

But to the BMO’s annual education industry conference, where company executives, investors, bankers and financiers of all stripes descended in their suits and slacks (but very few ties). Now in its 19th year, the gathering has attracted a growing audience of the “who’s-who” across the education sector—from childcare to healthcare providers, from K-12 to higher education and corporate employers. Education Technology Events Investors Market Trends

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. A series of Read Like a Historian videos prepares educators to effectively launch this type of learning in their classrooms. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations.

Learn to Build Apps for iOS 10 at Stanford for Free

Indiana Jen

In this free course, learn how to craft Apps for iPhone and iPad on Apple’s newest operating system. Apple Education Educational Resources Educational Technology Technology iOS iOS 10 iPad iPhone iTunes U Stanford SwiftStanford has released a new iTunes U Course Developing iOS 10 Apps with Swift. iTunes U courses are self-paced and free via the iTunes store. iTunes U is a great way to expand your skill base via free, world-class University courses.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Educational Podcasting

TeacherCast

The show was so inspiring that I reached to Dennis and struck up a nice friendship that eventually turned into a brand new podcast called Apple Aid where Dennis and I talked all things Mac and iPhone related. As time went on, I decided to create my own podcast based on our work and formula but give it the twist of being educationally focused rather than technology focused.

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From prison to dean’s list: How Danielle Metz got an education after incarceration

The Hechinger Report

To Danielle — There’s so many things we can’t get in here, but knowledge and education can’t be kept out by walls.”. Since at least 1965, when Lyndon Johnson’s Higher Education Act explicitly granted incarcerated people the right to apply for financial aid, prisons have used what became known as Pell Grants to pay for post-secondary educational programs. By 1994, nine out of every 10 prison systems offered classes for incarcerated people.

How Education is Becoming the Front Lines for Debating the Role of Algorithms

Edsurge

Lively debates are breaking out these days about algorithms and how they should be used in education. Among them are concerns over what happens to data in learning management systems like Canvas , to questions over whether campuses should ban facial-recognition software. It raises issues of, “Well, if these models are based off of an arbitrary idea of what a human being looks like, then how is everyone going to be registered under the same system?

Student Response in the Classroom

Hansen's Link to Tech

A great method of doing so is buy using student response systems. Free Socrative: smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets. This student response system allows teachers to send out questions, prompts, and assessments to smartphones, laptops, or tablets.

Active learning classroom of the future becomes a reality at UNC

Nureva

He thinks educators like him have a responsibility to adapt their teaching to the needs of their nonlinear learners. When I saw the Nureva system, it was one of those light bulb moments when I realized how I could bring that kind of full-scale into my classroom,” says Gary. It’s like having a giant iPhone® available to them all the time.”. When he saw the HDL300 audio conferencing system , he knew it was exactly what he needed. “We

Haiku Deck Just Got Better: Welcome Haiku Deck Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Haiku Deck Classroom offers an easy way for educators to add and manage student accounts, integrate with Google Classroom and other CMS systems, sign in through Google, share projects to a classroom gallery, and more. Haiku Deck Classroom makes all the features of Haiku Deck Pro available to educators and students, including unlimited presentation creation, advanced privacy settings, offline viewing and printing, and YouTube video embedding.

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OSX Mavericks in education

Kairos EdTech

In education, the momentum is not any less vigorous than in any other industry. In fact, there''s many reasons why the education world should celebrate the free upgrade of Mavericks on the Apple Store. This is huge for education as it expands the possibilities for iBooks and places them in a much more global position than before. This is an opportunity every educator should take advantage of. Apple education Mavericks

Active learning classroom of the future becomes a reality at UNC

Nureva

He thinks educators like him have a responsibility to adapt their teaching to the needs of their nonlinear learners. When I saw the Nureva system, it was one of those light bulb moments when I realized how I could bring that kind of full-scale into my classroom,” says Gary. It’s like having a giant iPhone® available to them all the time.”. When he saw the HDL300 audio conferencing system , he knew it was exactly what he needed. “We

Guest Post: Connect Technology to Education by Tim L. Cooley

Kleinspiration

Connect Technology to Education Technology provides a clear advantage for teachers who are looking to educate, uplift, and instruct students. In 2005, before eReaders were available, a father turned to the internet to create a digital system to distribute his comic books as “eComics.” Today, brilliant minds continue to pioneer new areas by using technology to connect with education, creating a plethora of powerful tools. Educational Apps.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Among the education highlights: Republican VP candidate Mike Pence made up a name for the university hosting the event. Actually, I think that was the only education highlight. ” “ Clown College Calls National Rash of Rumored Clown Scares ‘Troubling’,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. Education Politics. Via The Washington Post : “ Education Department slammed for charter school oversight – by its own watchdog office.”

Higher ed is bad at handoffs—and it’s crippling student achievement

The Christensen Institute

In May 2019, the Christensen Institute interviewed members of the Presidents Forum to identify challenges in higher education that require collaborative efforts and systemic change. This is the first of four blog posts, all written prior to the pandemic, that address these themes and share insights from the leaders of some of higher education’s most innovative institutions. Our education system is often critiqued as being “a factory model.” Education Blog

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mQlicker – Create Interactive Presentations

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

mQlicker is an audience response system that that allows users to turn a PowerPoint into an interactive slideshow to engage audiences and collect useful feedback. mQlicker is free, flexible and definitely worth checking out for use in a variety of educational settings. The response system works with any web capable device, and there is enhanced support for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry devices.

Google Maps vs. Apple Maps—important lessons for edtech

The Christensen Institute

A few weeks ago, Michael Horn used the theory of modularity and interdependence to explain why Google’s Chromebooks are stealing market share in K–12 education device sales from Apple and Microsoft. In his post , Horn points out that “[t]he shift toward Internet-centric computing is creating demand for dis-integration between operating systems and software.”

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4 Ideas Educators can Learn from Gaming

Class Tech Integrate

We can often hear educators discuss how difficult it is to reach students in their classrooms and keep their interest. If you step back to think about it, what happens in video games are the very things that we as educators aspire to have in our classrooms. We as educators know where we are in the lesson, but do the students understand where they are within your “game”? Rewards Think of the reward systems that are created in video games.

4 Ideas Educators can Learn from Gaming

Class Tech Integrate

We can often hear educators discuss how difficult it is to reach students in their classrooms and keep their interest. If you step back to think about it, what happens in video games are the very things that we as educators aspire to have in our classrooms. We as educators know where we are in the lesson, but do the students understand where they are within your “game”? Rewards Think of the reward systems that are created in video games.

Is a learning portal different from an LMS?

Neo LMS

While both terms are often used interchangeable, there are situations when learning management system is a better choice of words than learning portal — and the other way around. It’s somewhat like the difference between an iPhone 6S and your iPhone 6S. An iPhone 6S has a 4.7″ Your iPhone 6S is rose gold, has a 4.7″ It’s still an iPhone 6S, but it’s your iPhone 6S. A learning portal is the equivalent of your iPhone 6S.

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Disruptive Innovation

A Principal's Reflections

Education is ripe for disruptive change leading to innovative practices that improve learning outcomes for our students. Apple and Steve Jobs disrupted the smartphone business with the iPhone. Not only did the iPhone decimate Blackberry and forever knock it off the pedestal as the gold standard device, but it also sparked the smartphone wars. Virtually every touchscreen smartphone device today has come to us thanks to the iPhone.

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5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

We’ll also be hosting a free webinar where I give you a behind-the-scenes look at how I set up my Learning Management System on November 30 at 4:30 EST. Register here. PowerSchool Learning is my classroom’s Learning Management System (LMS). I use it to capture my iPhone and iPad and more. Blended Learning Tip #2: Select a Flexible Learning Management System. A Learning Management System (LMS) is not required. Education How to Guides.

The Post-LMS World: Social, Simple, Modern, Mobile and Student-centric

Edsurge

Despite its name, the Learning Management System (LMS) is not about learning. The LMS was originally the CMS—Course Management System. The Learning Management System was never able to deliver on the promise of its new name because it was created for a completely different purpose: course management. The LMS succeeds as a core productivity tool for educators because it allows institutions to extend their academic capacity and transcend the constraints of time and space.

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5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

However, I am more familiar with iPhones. SIMPLE TEACHING So, whether they have an iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, or Mac – students have a consistent view as they work on their video. If you have an iPhone, you can either import the content on another device and let it sync inside the project or you can store it locally on the device. Using this tip, you can create a sort of social sharing environment inside your classroom management system.

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Do it yourself education

Learning with 'e's

Reading Edupunks, Edupreneurs and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education by Anya Kamenetz has been fascinating. With its lurid red cover and aggressive image of a fist gripping a pencil (I would have suggested an iPod Touch or iPhone instead) while wearing a wrist band that proclaims DIY U, the books holds a lot of promise. Image source Do it yourself education by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

They are the Learning Management System (LMS) I use. Olloclip Core Lens set for iPhone 7 [link] – be careful when you hook this on or you can crack the phone. You can’t have on a case when you use this attachment but it makes an iphone’s quality even better. Storybrand Productivity System by Donald Miller – [link]. Life Planning System by Donald Miller – [link].

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