"This is an opinion piece for the pros and cons of using both iPads and the traditional PCs in teaching. Since I am beginning my fourth year of using an iPad in my classes, I thought it would be great time to compare how each device is used, as well as state how they can complement one another. I contacted my colleague Jonathan Wylie, and we brainstormed together some ideas for this post."
Instagram is a hugely popular social network for photo sharing. Though the use of social media in the classroom may have skyrocketed, Twitter and Facebook definitely reign supreme as the key social media tools for schools and teachers. Somehow, despite the widespread popularity of Instagram, few teachers are employing it in the classroom. We’ve heard …
If you’ve ever tried to explain a detailed idea over email or on the phone, you know it can often take you ten times longer than it would if you could easily just show the person on the other end. Box’s new integration with screen recording and audio capture tool Screencast-O-Matic is designed to make that process easier. The integration helps you record audio and video from your desktop, upload...
Cloud storage bigwig Dropbox just slashed the price of its plans, offering 1TB of storage for $10 per month. And it's not alone. Over the last year, most of the major players have been cutting prices and upping sizes.
"SAMR model is a conceptual framework developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura to help you better integrate technology in your instruction. SAMR stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition. Each of these four levels correspond with a set of tech-based activities and learning tasks. The strength of SAMR model is that it provides teachers with a robust method to gauge and assess the efficacy of the technology they and their students use in class. Check out this section for more resources on SAMR."
The entrance to GitHub is the most Instagram-able lobby in tech. It's a recreation of the Oval Office, and the mimicry is spot-on---except for the rug. Instead of the arrow-clutching American eagle that graces Obama's office rug, it shows the code-sharing site's Octocat mascot gazing into the digital future, just above the motto: "In Collaboration We Trust."
Deborah Welsh's insight:
Welcome to the new participatory culture. Being truly literate means moving beyond simply consuming, beyond a passive relationship with technology.
"Are you looking for ways to integration technology in your lesson plans and courses that provide for an engaging experience for you and your students? Fans of instructional technology know that it can be fun and inviting, and engaged students are far more likely to be learning."
From the last two posts, I know what some educators are thinking. “How are two products on the market going to revolutionize the classroom? How can Google Glass and Moverio change the way we teach and move technology?” I asked the same exact question, and started searching the internet for answers on how many companies …
Here is a list of apps and sites to help kids get started programming, learning code, in elementary school and beyond. | Cargo-Bot, Lightbot - Programming Puzzles, Magento Go to Magento Community Edition Migration Services, Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share, i-LOGO, Hopscotch, Programming Designed for Everyone: coding for kids, Simduino, Move The Turtle. Programming For Kids, littleBits, and Teach Your Kids Tech Basics With Electronic Building Blocks