Wonder Workshop’s Amazing Dash

Ask a Tech Teacher

Education has many disruptors–3D Printing, AR and VR, 1:1 technology, STEM, and STEAM–but a recent and wildly popular one is robotics. One I discovered this summer is Wonder Workshop’s collection of three robots — Cue, Dash, and Dot. What is Wonder Workshop?

For Teachers, a STEAM Workshop Where Arts Are Key


Students work on a volcano project developed from a special STEAM workshop for educators. We became a STEAM academy five years ago and we knew the arts were really important,” explains Vice Principal Michelle Wheatfill, dropping the buzzword that stands for Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics. The goal of the workshops is to get learners thinking about the concepts that power technology in a tactile, hands-on way, even when they’re not using any.

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Advancing Mobile Phones as Learning Devices

A Principal's Reflections

Fortunately for me I have already begun to work with my staff and students to transform the teaching and learning culture at New Milford HS as it pertains to cell phones as mobile learning devices. 21st Century Education educational technology mobile learning devices Opinion

Young Authors go Mobile with @WriteAboutThis - A Creative Digital Writer's Notebook & Portfolio!


Young Writers Get Creative with Technology! apps for education Brad Wilson elementary apps mobile learning Robert Armbrister Write About This writing app writing workshop app

Youth? ?Can? ?Change? ?the? ?World:? ?Lessons? ?from? ?the? ?T-Mobile? ?Changemaker? ?Lab?


Against a backdrop of magenta balloons, lights, and t-shirts, the 30 winning teams of the 2019 T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge descended on T-Mobile's headquarters in Bellevue, WA. Each team had an opportunity to pitch their projects to T-Mobile leaders for feedback and advice.

?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs


It’s why mobile access has been one of the most important means of connecting students to their academic resources. This is not to say that the mobile medium provides a better learning experience ; however, students' work schedules often prohibit them from dedicated time in front of a stationary computer. These mobile messages keep students connected to course material and let students know we care about them, but the system is still too one-size-fits-all.

NearPod for Class/Workshop Polling


I agree with the general direction of moving away from “clickers” that need dedicated hardware and instead using software that allows students to use their own mobile devices (phones, tablets, laptops) to respond. Last week, Amy Cavendar wrote about using Google Forms for polling.

Vernier hosting 34 data-collection workshops

eSchool News

Workshops provide educators with hands-on experience as they learn about new ways to integrate data-collection technologies into their curriculum. To learn more and register for a Vernier data-collection workshop near you, visit [link].

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Programming sun and rain: Students run an indoor farm at school by computer or mobile app

The Hechinger Report

Students monitor and control it all, on site or with a mobile app. Using a wall-mounted keyboard or a mobile app, the student farmers can monitor their crops, tweak the climate, make it rain and schedule every ultraviolet sunrise.

Mobile Apps Are a Must to Attract and Engage Students—Here's How Colleges Can Build Them


With dwindling budgets and limited resources at higher ed institutions, mobile apps are filling the gaps. By supplementing in-person tours with a mobile tours app, colleges are able to reach more students without adding staff. Guidebook mobile app platform , which could be used to create self-guided mobile tours. More About Using Mobile Apps on Campus. MPC's mobile tour app. A destination in MPC's mobile tour; full size image here.

It's ALL ABOUT TIME! Mobile Projects in Minutes


I had a the opportunity to attend a workshop on "5 Minute Mobile Projects" for students at the Midwest Technology conference. Just transferring the analog to the digital technology makes technology the new pencil", Greg said.

Infographic: Why mobile technology is hurting some students

eSchool News

” Ninety-four percent of families surveyed by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop , have some kind of internet access and most have at least one device connecting to the internet, but the quality or consistency of their internet access is lower than they would like it to be.

K-12 Dealmaking: EverFi Raises $40 Million; Wonder Workshop Picks Up $20 Million

Marketplace K-12

In the latest dealmaking news, ed-tech company EverFi has raised $40 million from investors who include Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and Google chairman Eric Schmidt, while children’s robot company Wonder Workshop raised $20 million. Wonder Workshop Raises $20 Million: Wonder Workshop , maker of Dash and Dot robots that teach kids computer science and coding fundamentals, has taken in $20 million in a Series B funding round, the company said in a blog posting on its website.

Humanizing technology

Learning With Lucie

This week I had the benefit of attending a two day workshop lead by a master facilitator, Liz Lerman, where we learned about and practiced using her Critical Response Process for giving and getting useful feedback on anything you make - from dance to dessert.

Spruce Up Your Centers with Technology

Learning in Hand

The collection of activities teachers provide their students at a center can be enhanced with technology, even if there’s only one computer or tablet available. Episode 31: Spruce Up Your Centers with Technology, recorded May 2015, happens now!

A Library In Every Pocket: Virtualizing Your Library for Mobile Learning

The Daring Librarian

Not if, but when your school turns to mobile learning, will your library be ready? Information technology presents librarians with an opportunity to facilitate the transition to mobile learning.

Digital Activities & Icebreakers for Gen Y

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. Byte Size Potential 2015 Workshop from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. GET YOUR COPY OF THE 30 GOALS FOR TEACHERS OR LEARNING TO GO , WHICH HAS DIGITAL AND MOBILE ACTIVITIES AND HANDOUTS. You need to get parents on board with your technology integration. Mobile Show and Tell - Divide students into small groups (3 to 5 students).

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell shares her tech tips for helping teachers make progress with technology. Episode 337 with Kasey Bell From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. She also shares the biggest mistake she’s made as a teacher relating to edtech.

Digital Poets! Web Tools, Apps, & Lesson Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

Here are a few more resources: Join the Teacher Poetry Workshop Google Plus Community and create poetry with other teachers! Effective Technology Integration English Language Teaching Mobile Learning edtech mlearning poetry writing writing with technology

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Free Teacher 2.0 Workshop in Melbourne August 30th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I''m going to be in Melbourne, Australia, in a couple of weeks and thanks to some great networking by Andrew Hiskens and Hamish Curry (with thanks also to Anne Mirtschin and Jenny Luca ) I''m going to be leading a free, all-day workshop at the amazing Experimedia in the State Library of Victoria. The title of the workshop is: Teacher 2.0: A personal laptop or mobile device is highly recommended.

Thankful for Technology Bridging Distance and Timezones

Learning With Lucie

But I'm thankful to technology for helping to bridge the distance and timezones that separate us. I'm thankful to the way PEOPLE are using technology to connect across distance and timezones. Hope that you are all in a place where you can be thankful today with family and friends.

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Is your one-to-one program destined to fail?

eSchool News

It’s been a busy summer leading workshops at many schools and districts with one-to-one iPad, Chromebook, and laptop programs. Administrators have also hired instructional technology specialists to assist the teachers.

iPad Basic Training for Teachers


The purposes for this initiative were to give teachers an additional tool for teaching and learning and to familiarize teachers with mobile devices in anticipation of more iPads being purchased for classroom use and a grades 6-12 BYOD program coming in the next school year.

Let’s Write! 20+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Young people are reading and writing more than I ever did at their age, but they are doing it using their computers and mobile phones … The mobile is central, and will become even more so as time goes by.” Don’t forget to check out my recent posts with my keynotes/workshops at ICEIndiana, Byte-sized Potential and Learning with the 8 C’s and STEAM it Up with the 8 C’s.

Digital Learning in Organizations

Learning with 'e's

The book is aimed at those working as learning and development professionals in industry, but will also be of interest to any, and all, those working in the world of learning technology, knowledge and education. Cover design by Kogan Page My new book will be published on April 3 by Kogan Page.

4 Reasons to Attend the Ohio Educational Technology Conference 2014: Check Out the Keynote Lineup!

The 21st Century Principal

There are plenty of opportunities to learn more about ed tech at this year''s Ohio Educational Technology Conference beginning this Monday January 27. Kevin Honeycutt, Technology Integration Specialist, ESSDACK Inspirational Teachers Change Minds and Lives This keynote is an exploration of the importance of inspirational teaching and of building positive relationships with learners. Kevin will also host his Featured Workshop Session, "Teaching "Wired" Learners"!

Teaching Online During COVID-19

Ask a Tech Teacher

Access the required site through mobile devices. Provide mobile hotspots distributed by school. Google Computer Science for High School –free workshops (with application) for K-12 teachers. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Here's what you missed at the MidWest Technology Conference 2014 #METC14


I had the pleasure to attend and present at the Midwest Technology Conference in February. This conference was packed with experts sharing their knowledge with cool and exciting ways to integrate technology in the classroom. I co-presented two workshops this year.

Teachers Can Transform Education if We Reinvent Professional Learning

EdNews Daily

Think ecosystems, not workshops. The workshop model, aided and abetted by Power Point, is dead. I believe we can offload most workshop content to digital. Replacing workshops with small group coaching is a great step forward. By Thom Markham.

Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

Digital Promise

These skills include the ability to navigate, interpret information, generate information, and communicate online and through mobile devices. Interested in the latest ideas and technologies to improve adult learning and workforce development?

To put tech into any lesson, start with the lesson

eSchool News

In workshops and presentations, we frequently get asked: “What can the iPad/Chromebook/Surface actually do?” We encourage folks to use a different language, one that positions people as actors rather than technology. How to use devices and apps to support specific learning objectives.

Infographic: How lower-income parents view classroom technology

eSchool News

[ Editor’s Note : Read “ Infographic: The edtech challenges faced by immigrant students” here and read “ Infographic: Why mobile technology is hurting some students” here.]. Next page: Do parents know details about their children’s technology use?).

Motion Capture and More: How Apple Is Revolutionizing Augmented Reality


Augmented Reality (AR) has exploded in the past few years, mainly due to the easy access provided by our mobile devices. The next breakthrough will bring new functionality in the classroom using the most current technology on the newest devices. Education Technology Augmented Reality

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How to Encourage Your Students to Change Their World — Advice From a Student Changemaker


How to Enter T-Mobile, the T-Mobile Foundation and Ashoka, (a leading organization in the field of social entrepreneurship) are looking for bold ideas focused on education, the environment, or technology for the 2019 Changemaker Challenge.

#iste17 trends: Google, Touch Screen Chromebooks and More

The CoolCatTeacher

An engaging, innovative, from the heart sharer who inspires educators while transforming their teaching with original, timely and use-tomorrow ideas for student choice, differentiation, and technology integration.