Not even one decade ago, educators considered cell phones and laptops a most egregious classroom distraction. These days, though, many tech-savvy teachers actively try to incorporate them into engaging lessons rather than snatching them away.
Call me a heretic but I don't see great value in games that have players stealing cars and beating up innocent bystanders. I'd rather see children have fun playing games while also learning important skills as a byproduct. In that spirit, I've started a list of educational iPad game apps for casual home use. They don't necessarily help you master long division or prepare for an upcoming geography test. The accent is primarily on having fun. The second important criterion is that time spent playing is productive and that something of value is learned.
Education technology is growing at a breakneck pace. It seems like every new school year occurs coincides with the release of some revolutionary gadget or bit of software that could enact real change upon the students and teachers of the world.
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How should you start your personal learning network? What are other teachers doing to learn from one another? Why isn't there a simple and easy-to-implement guide to building your very own PLN? Now there is ...
How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators PBS MediaShift In the three years that I've been building up Edutopia's presence on social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, I've noticed a significant shift in how our audience of...
One of the entries on my New Year resolutions this year is to learn how to code. With it being October tomorrow, I am rapidly running out of time if I am going to make the December 31st deadline for getting started.
Any company, organization, or individual hoping to take advantage of digital video to educate or entertain the populace or promote a product should have a video strategy in place before springing for the time and equipment involved. Educators, of course, are not exempt from the core tenets of solidifying a viable video strategy — especially when it comes to how exactly they plan to take advantage of everything the medium offers.
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives.
Privacy concerns surrounding Apple and Google, massive data thefts at Sony and Epsilon, Tom Tom selling its data ... face it, you're going to get hacked, and no matter how careful you think you are, the truth is there's nothing you can do to stop it.