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The importance of hiring young interns is recognized at the very top. Landing top talent is getting so tough in Silicon Valley that technology companies are trying anything for an edge — including hiring interns out of high school and boosting new recruits’ perks.
In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices. These two lists of core apps curated for both teachers and students could be a very good start for anyone of you out there trying to incorporate iPad in your teaching.
A lot of data is pointing to the fact that apps are the future, not the web. This handy infographic takes a look at some interesting statistics on apps vs. web tools. What do you think – do you tend to use more web tools or apps?
Thanks to #edtechchat co-moderator, Susan Bearden, for this one! After years on Twitter, she decided to design new app TweechMe. Her recently-launched app offers Twitter 101, 201, and 301 instructions, as well as a list of most of the education chats in the twittersphere and opportunities for finding Twitter "tutors."
Check out this demo video to see an overview of how the tool works for teachers and students. In this video, you will learn how to set up classes and add students, create assignments, and review student work.
The Global Education Conference is a free, week-long event that connects teachers, students, administrators, and organizations from around the world. This particular conference is really awesome because it happens completely via webinar – so no expense for travel, hotel rooms, meals, and entrance fees to the conference.
These advanced supports are great for a variety of users including students with learning disabilities, individuals with physical disabilities, English Language Learners, and even poor spellers. The strategies contained throughout this guide come from a variety of professionals in the assistive technology field and will help to ensure those that need word prediction the most can find success.
New Teacher Help is a professional learning community (PLC) that helps new teachers get advice and support, and share experiences about the first years of teaching. Next webinar 7/15: Pathways to Participation for New Teachers - register here!
If you run a school that utilizes 1:1 technology tablets, you have no doubt had to deal with a few bumps and bruises. Especially if those tablets end up going home with students. Here are some tips for reducing tablet loss in your program. Cases Obviously a case is a good idea.
Every year has its standouts, right? 2007 had the original iPhone, and 2010 had the iPad. But what has 2014 offered us in terms of awesome technology thus far? This handy infographic from Weekly Science brings us 10 technologies from 2014 that are pushing the envelope tech-wise.
During his 30-minute talk, The Reading Rainbow host spoke to a packed room & made four crucial points about education, technology, and the importance of fostering a love of reading in students. But you don't have to take our word for it — read on and find out.
Homegrown Learners has put together a wonderful set ofLEGO themed worksheets to use as writing prompts. You can either print these out or use in conjunction with a PDF writer app like Notability to write using an iPad and stylus. Click over to read Homegrown Learners' full article about her Lego Writing Prompts.