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Looking for a Class Robot? Try Robo Wunderkind

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are a lot of options if you want to bring programmable robots to your classroom. It is a build-a-robot kit designed to introduce children ages six and up to coding and robotics as well as the fun of problem-solving and creative thinking.

Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?


Our regular classrooms are steadily transforming into ‘tech classrooms’, with an integration of learning apps like Kahoot, interactive boards, inexpensive VR devices like Google Cardboard and Class VR , voice operated devices, online flashcards , virtual assistants, etc.,

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How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

There are many things to consider when deciding which digital education solution will best suit your needs, but having a clear idea of the purpose and functionality of these edtech resources will help make these purchasing decisions easier. Is the hardware & software compatible?

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How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

The process of rejuvenating an educational system set up a few hundred years ago will take generations to redefine. A school should frequently revise their mission statements to reflect the needs of the students and the communities they serve. Figuring out how to do modern assessments.

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A Beginner’s Guide to #EdTech Open Source Software

Fractus Learning

Did you ever explore a learning possibility only to realize that the software to make it happen costs a lot of money? Do you want to write music but can’t afford Finale or Sibelius? You might want to explore Open Source software! Open Source Software.

How to leverage $200 million toward computer science—and rethink school as we know it

The Christensen Institute

In one of its less controversial moves of the week, the Trump administration announced an initiative to expand students’ access to STEM and computer science. The actual dollar amount dedicated to the initiative is small change compared to the $4 billion Obama tried (in vain) to allocate to computer science late it his second term. Trump and DeVos have been relatively quiet about trying to spur education innovation from D.C.

Authentic Audiences: Moving Beyond the Blog Post

Cycles of Learning

After reading Show Your Work by Austin Kleon I moved from student Google Doc lab reports in chemistry class to blog posts. My goal was for student to build a public archive of curated work that students can feel proud of. Keeping the above in mind, this is my first year teaching a robotics class in the curriculum and I wanted to institute the same blogging strategy. Unlike chemistry, my robotics class didn't show as much enthusiasm about the blogging process.

Tech Ed Resources–Lesson Plans

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. There are lots of bundles of lesson plans available–by theme, by software, by topic, by standard. How do you use it.

What to Put in Your Makerspace (and How to Pay for It)


At the conference, participants were given an opportunity to learn about makerspaces first-hand by going from station-to-station and creating. I also knew creating such a space could be pricey, especially when you start talking about robots, advanced software and 3D printers. But although I was intimidated—and unsure how to pay for everything—the idea of a makerspace remained on my mind. Students love to draw separate code and then try to connect them.

Lots of great resources and web apps to use with Chromebooks!

Educational Technology Guy

Here are some tips and links to web apps: Remember - we shouldn’t teach software (ie Word, Excel) we should teach skills, like writing, using spreadsheets and graphs, etc. There are apps to help students with reading. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

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They teach students how to think critically and solve evidence-based problems. Enter award-winning PASCO Scientific with a commitment to providing innovative, affordable tools for K-12 science and math programs. They provide a wealth of rugged, inquiry-based products to educators in more than 100 countries around the world. the Ergobot to teach both Forces & Motion and Programming & Robotics. It can detect movement within a range of 15 cm to 4 m.

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. There are lots of bundles of lesson plans available–by theme, by software, by topic, by standard. How do you use it.

How Technology Can Help Deepen Students’ Learning

EdNews Daily

One of our primary responsibilities as modern educators is to develop students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills so they’ll be able to adapt to the future labor market, which will include jobs that haven’t even been conceived of yet. By Kelly Bielefeld.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. There are lots of bundles of lesson plans available–by theme, by software, by topic, by standard. How do you use it.

A Single Sign-On Platform Revolutionized How This District Uses Tech—and Saved $120,000


That’s how Aleigha Henderson-Rosser describes the technical issues around access to digital learning resources when she joined Atlanta Public Schools (APS) in 2010 as Executive Director of Instructional Technology. To Henderson-Rosser the logical next step was single sign-on (SSO).

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah LaCrosse shares six edtech ideas science teachers can start using today to improve learning and excite students about science. Go to and sign up for your free account now. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Tools to enhance student voice.

Learn Along with Me this Summer

My Paperless Classroom

This wasn''t going to be a summer of running summer camps, or teaching middle school students to blog. What was this summer going to be about? I am energized to work with teachers to get them creating digital content for their students.

Some Thoughts on AI in the Classroom

Philly Teacher

As I look at the conference offerings for this year’s ISTE conference , I am concerned to see Alexa-focused sessions about how to incorporate the device into your classroom. The same is true for Amazon’s competitor, Google Home.

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EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 1


I had erred by not at any point in the blog referring to Augmented Reality, but only AR. Our reader asked us simply to clarify what AR meant. So when viewing “reality” through the camera or mobile screen, digital tools augment or add to what you see.

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Meet Aidan, the U.S. Education Department’s Financial Aid Chatbot


trillion in outstanding loans to more than 40 million borrowers, the Federal Student Aid office ought to “provide services on par with world-class financial firms,” U.S. With $1.5

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray


This is no small feat, considering that she and now-NJ Commissioner of Education Lamont Repollet stepped into a struggling district with 75% of students reading below grade level (half of those being three-to-six grades below). MobyMax —Digital personalized learning software ?

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9 Fine Ways to Do Better 20% Time

The CoolCatTeacher

Twenty percent time from Google. I hope this gives you an overview of how students can make choices and pursue their passions in school. Based on the Google 20% time, students take 20% of their time in a class to pursue a personal interest project.

Peter Thiel May Finally Get His Flying Cars, Thanks to a New Udacity Nanodegree in 2018


Peter Thiel once complained he was promised flying cars, but had to settle for 140 characters instead. Perhaps the Silicon Valley tech billionaire should learn how to build one himself—and sign up for a class from Udacity. Udacity already offers a self-driving car nanodegree but, as its founder and former CEO Sebastian Thrun writes , it “has many prerequisites [and] is built for seasoned software engineers.”

6 Stand-alone Lesson Plans for Subs

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a tech educator, it’s difficult to find a substitute teacher who is comfortable delivering my tech-infused lesson plans to students. Here’s how this goes: Divide class into pairs. Give groups 15-20 minutes to complete the sheet.

Review: LittleBit’s Code Kit Makes Programming Fun

EdTech Magazine

For years, computer science experts have been pushing K–12 schools to teach coding as early as kindergarten. MORE FROM EDTECH: Five steps to creating a successful K–12 STEM program. Code Kit Is Easy to Use and Simple to Understand.

K–12 Teachers Use Virtual and Augmented Reality Platforms to Teach Coding

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Teachers Use Virtual and Augmented Reality Platforms to Teach Coding. Virtual and augmented reality in the classroom has proved to be effective for history and chemistry lessons. MORE–FROM–EDTECH: See how mixed reality tools are helping K–12 teachers engage their students.

Going to School, Running a Startup: When Students Build Their Own Edtech


The kid was just trying to pass high school French. And unlike most education software, Quizlet has attracted a loyal following among students who often rave about its features with a passion usually reserved for sports teams and celebrities.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools


Achieve3000 will add 30 of iCivics’ best-in-class student readings to its platform. Achieve3000 will apply its online differentiated instruction to the content, helping students to digest critical material so they can read, discuss, and debate core U.S.

Workbench Education Expands Partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools


After successfully piloting the Workbench solution during the 2017 - 2018 school year, the district is expanding the use of the Workbench Education platform to an additional seven of the district’s 21st Century Schools. To see examples of Workbench projects, visit [link].

12 Projects for your STEAM program

Ask a Tech Teacher

By adding the creativity and problem-solving skills that are part and parcel to Anything Art, students have permission to use colors, images, and outside-the-lines thinking to address Big Ideas and Essential Questions. KidPix (software download or app). Google Earth.

10 ways to use QR Codes for Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every year in December, Hour of Code inspires thousands — tens of thousands — of students to fall in love with problem-solving, coding, and programming. Like a favorite web-based game, students are presented with a problem (for example, get your bot to say On vacation! )

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Ed-Tech Agitprop

Hack Education

I only had 20 minutes to speak, and what I wrote here is a bit more than what I could fit in that time-slot. I am going to kick the hornet's nest this morning. Before I do, let me say thank you very much for inviting me to OEB. This storytelling hopes to set the agenda.

The Future Is Always Uncertain. So How Should Educators Prepare Today’s Learners?


Having a vision of the future requires—to some extent—understanding what the future will look like. For education leaders, he said during his keynote, those questions should include: How can our schools make room for kids to tackle challenges and opportunities attached to significant, undefined problems—and ask them to do work they don’t think they can do? What technology should do—when it’s working—is make more space not to use technology.”

How Middle School Obsessions Can Shape Career Paths.


Think back to your days in middle school, specifically to what you did after you slung your backpack off at home and began to unwind. My memories involve shopping for JNCO jeans, using AOL Instant Messenger to chat with friends and obsessively listening to music from popular boy bands including Backstreet Boys, NSYNC and especially Hanson. I lived in a small town and didn’t know how I was going to meet him. Fast forward to 2018.

How should we spend $4 billion on computer science education? Get experts involved

The Christensen Institute

This week, President Obama announced that he would call for a $4 billion dollar commitment in his 2017 budget to bring computer science education to K-12 schools nationwide. If approved, the investment would mark an opportunity not only to invest in bringing a high leverage skillset to today’s students, but also to fundamentally rethink teaching and learning, with the potential to bring industry experts to bear in classrooms.