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

Bryan Alexander

What can their selection tell us about the evolution of technology? 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.

Building Education Technology for the Developing World


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. Two and a half million laptops later, some critics point out the project’s failures with its Western-centric approach and “technologically utopian” vision that hailed technology as the answer to difficult social problems.

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Technology overuse may be the new digital divide

The Hechinger Report

The fear was, and is, that technology might cause achievement gaps between rich and poor students to grow if it’s easier for rich kids to use educational software, practice computer coding or learn about the world online. And it’s a divide in how the technology is being used.”

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

Bryan Alexander

What can their selection tell us about the evolution of technology? 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.

Digital Tools to Mobilize a Community to a Goal

Tech Helpful

As I look at my job as an instructional technologist I see this as a way to use technology for a greater good.

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

Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

Hack Education

Let me make sure I’m clear here – I’m interested in the “push,” in the stories we tell about machines more so than the technology underpinning the machines themselves. Take, for example, the founding editor of the technology trade magazine Wired , Kevin Kelly.

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. The current (and long-running, let’s be honest) fascination with AI is deeply intertwined with science and speculation about the functioning of the brain and the possibilities for that organ’s technological improvement.

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. Students have to learn how to properly use technology at an early age for it to be eloquent in its language.

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Take Breaks and Be Active! An Important Digital Message for All Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

I teach technology to 450+ second to fifth graders. Although the article only mentions computers, I let students know the information also applies to using mobile devices, game consoles, iPads and tablets.

Friday 5 — 3.13.2015

Perry Hewitt

Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it — I found it a useful exercise to lead stakeholders away from high level mission statement debates toward concrete areas to hammer out agreement. Weekend fun: Enjoy this painfully accurate comic about mobile browsing in 2015.

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.

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.

Give Your Traditional Syllabus a Needed Makeover!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Peeragogy is a flexible approach to digital learning in which the teacher and students use technology to apply knowledge together. The “ Drawing Exercise ” activity is from Green River Community College.

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.

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. . VR Exercise Games Tackle Obesity and Aid the Disabled.

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. . By next year and beyond, some of these content design methods and advanced technologies would have taken the mainstream seat in L&D. For instance, if you are creating a course for Customer Training , you can include role-playing exercises to test the learning instead of regular quizzes. .

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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. Tagged: byod , classroom , edtech , ipads , learning , teaching , tech , tech tools , technology , tools.

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Ensuring your child’s brain is active in school through a good night sleep


In the same way that muscles need downtime to recover and grow after exercise, the brain also needs rest to recuperate from a day of studying or exams. Aside from stress, the overuse of mobile devices is another major culprit behind students’ sleep deprivation.

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


Seven years ago, Google’s artificial intelligence technology was barely able to identify cat videos with passable precision. Founded in 2013, the New York City-based organization offers web-based exercises that asks students to fix and improve sentences.

15 Websites to Teach Financial Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

Once they’ve completed these exercises, they pretend that they have just graduated from high school, have a job, and must save $2,000 to start college. The Game is free, suggested for grades 4-12, and delivered via website or mobile app.

Learning technology teacher development blog: Online Video: For Language Development

Nik Peachey

Learning technology teacher development blog. These include gapfil exercises, comprehension questions and vocabulary building tests. Quick Shout Technology News. Im a learning technology consultant, writer and teacher trainer. mobile learning. (5). technology. (3).

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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. Technology can’t replace the actual field trips – yet.

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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. I decided to call the book 'Digital Learning in Organisations' from the outset because my expertise lies in learning technologies.

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.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. We think that technology helps that happen, and that’s what our event does. State Department, and others typically focusing on educational technology and social networking.

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

There are all sorts of possibilities thanks to new technologies. Although distance education has been in existence for more than a century, the various technological means by which it can now be conducted have advanced quickly.

Make P.E. great—for the first time?

The Christensen Institute

It’s to help students develop the habits to be healthy adults over their lifetimes with a commitment to exercise. ’s goal is to help students develop the habits to be healthy adults over their lifetimes with a commitment to exercise.

Computer Science Teaching Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Then we have next level we’ve got an honors programming class and a mobile applications class, also both one-semester courses. There’s a really nice Radix sort exercise from CS Unplugged that we use.

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A Tiny Thanks Goes a Long Way — in Helping Students Forge Social-Emotional Connections


The mobile and web platform is straightforward: students log in and write a short thank-you note for one of their classmates. GiveThx screenshot (Source: GiveThx) GiveThx offers teachers guidelines for running gratitude exercises, all of which are designed to take less than 5 minutes, 3 times per week. She says that the exercises help students connect with peers who they normally don’t interact much with. “It Education Technology 21st Century Skills Technology in School

How Intrinsic Motivation Helps Students Manage Digital Distractions


About a decade ago, I began to notice a shift, and now the vast majority of students admit that it’s technological distractions—texting, social media apps and online streaming—that often prevent them from completing work and being engaged in class.

In 2019, What’s REALLY the Definition of a Teacher?

EdNews Daily

Maybe, we need to look at educators in a new context of what teaching really is in most schools, and whether it should be given cultural, economic and technological change. New themes, directions and/or technology rollouts annually if not more often. By LeiLani Cauthen.

5 Ways Online Teachers Can Manage Stress

EdNews Daily

Regular exercise is a great way to reduce stress and improve your mood. Make sure that you spend time away from your screens and your mobile devices. For example, you may not be able to provide the perfect lesson when technology mishaps occur.

The Importance of eBooks in a Flipped Classroom

Kitaboo on EdTech

Enabling them to plan for influential group discussions and problem-solving exercises. If we have to use technology to improve student learning outcomes, it is time to get creative and truly use the power of digital technology.

Apple Shows What Chicago Students Can Do With Just 6 Weeks of Code


The Everyone Can Code program offers curriculum and exercises that introduce students to Apple’s programming language, Swift, and its development tools, xCode. He recalled being struck by the lack of African American and Hispanic people in the technology industry. (As