Cheating on assignments and exams has become easier than ever in the digital age. Fortunately, digital tools and some classroom strategies can help keep plagiarism and stealing answers to a minimum while encouraging collaboration.
VideoToday Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now available for free. Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year. Google Earth is a geospatial software application that displays a virtual globe, which offers the ability to analyze and capture geographical data. Google Earth was created after Google acquired CIA-funded Keyhole [...]
Brecht Vandenbroucke Minecraft is the hot new videogame among teachers and parents. It's considered genuinely educational: Like an infinite set of programmable Lego blocks, it's a way to instill spatial reasoning, math, and logic—the skills beloved by science and technology educators. But from what I've seen, it also teaches something else: good old-fashioned reading and…
Living rooms, dens, kitchens, even bedrooms: Investigators followed students into the spaces where homework gets done. Pens poised over their “study observation forms,” the observers watched intently as the students—in middle school, high school, and college, 263 in all—opened their books and turned on their computers. For a quarter of...
Just as the summer solstice was coming to a close, a newly designed app from the popular text messaging service Remind (Formerly Remind101) was making it's way to the app store. Packed with some pretty awesome features, the Remind App, (available for both Apple and Android platroms, brings all of the great features of the desktop version right to your finger tips. In case you haven't heard about Remind... Several years ago, mobile apps and cell phones were on the rise and starting to become a staple in classrooms around the world. Teachers needed a way to quickly communicate with students and parents and wanted to be able to do so safely. Remind provides teachers and parents the perfect platform to send one way messages to a large group of people. After creating a free account, teachers can set up their classes and provide students and parents simple class code. Students and Parents can receive messages from the teacher by either SMS text message or by email. One of the best
Nowadays teachers and students have a variety of ways to show what they know and to express themselves. Take a look at some of the hottest online and mobile tools for showing, explaining, and retelling in my infographic, "Show What You Know Using Web & Mobile Apps."
The Internet allows anyone to make art these days. And with smartphone video technology making everyone a Spielberg coupled with the means of sharing to sites like YouTube, Vimeo and the like, you can quickly publish your homemade movies in minutes. But what if you don't have high-end software? And what if you have a…
Algebra can be tough to figure out, and textbook answer keys often don't display the step-by-step solutions so crucial to learning. Mathpapa is a website that walks you through each step of an algebraic solution.
How do we measure learning beyond knowledge of content? Finding that winning combination of criteria can prove to be a complicated and sometimes difficult process. Schools that are pushing boundaries are learning that it takes time, a lot of conversation, and a willingness to let students participate in that evaluation.
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