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.

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.

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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. 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. A cover is sort of like an iPhone case. By LeiLani Cauthen.

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. 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 Learning Difference: 12 Online Resources and Apps for Dyslexic Students

EmergingEdTech

Image Source Many of These (Mostly Free) Tools Can Help Dyslexic Students Succeed With Various Tasks While in the recent past a student with dyslexia could be overlooked by the education system, it’s.

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

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.

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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.

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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 Swift

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.

‘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). As Gregg Scoresby noted: You wouldn’t want one app on your iPhone that does it all.

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.

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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.”. By 1994, nine out of every 10 prison systems offered classes for incarcerated people. Knowledge and education can’t be kept out by walls.”.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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. Our education system is often critiqued as being “a factory model.” Education Blog

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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.

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 an opportunity every educator should take advantage of.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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. 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). Education How to Guides.

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.

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. Having grown up on iPhone, Snapchat and Instagram, this generation expects seamless experiences that are deeply social and collaborative.

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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.

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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. Her key message is simple - that education needs to change to make it more accessible to those who want to, but cannot afford to enter into full time higher education.

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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.

Looking for a Class Robot? Try Robo Wunderkind

Ask a Tech Teacher

I tell you this because, if I can build a robot with this system, any six-year-old (and up) can. To get started, I needed a mobile device (like an iPhone, Android phone, or an iPad–the latter is recommended), a Bluetooth connection, and a risk-takers mentality.