The latest versions of iOS for iPad include a great multitasking feature called Split View, which, much as it sounds, allows users to split the screen on the iPad between two active apps side-by-side. iPad and iPad Pro users can adjust the size of each app panel or have them take up an equal amount of space, enabling users to essentially use two apps at the same time.
Santa is under surveillance--but not by the NSA. Instead, Google is helping children of all ages to to keep tabs on the jelly-bellied gift giver, and even learn some new technical skills along the way.
"This year at ISTE in Atlanta, I shared with teachers one easy way to add QR codes to three-dimensional shapes.
The app Foldify lets users create a template for a variety of three-dimensional shapes. Instead of drawing a picture or adding family photos, I used a QR code generator on my iPad, saved the pictures to the Camera Roll, and placed them on my Folidify creation. They are easy to assemble after your print them out and great for having students roll a dice for a mystery writing prompt or math problem."
Welcome! Do you have any good advice for Makey-Makey newbies? Do you know of any fun and easy activities to try? If so, we invite you to add your ideas and suggestions on how to get started with Makey Makey here in this growing & evolving crowdsourced tutorial! After your contribution, make ...
“The future is here; it’s just not evenly distributed.”
"A variation of the prophetic quote attributed to cyberpunk novelist, William Gibson, introduces the 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP) released today by the U.S. Department of Education.
“If the technology revolution only happens for families that already have money and education,” writes Arne Duncan, outgoing Secretary of Education, “then it’s not really a revolution.”
This emphasis on equity, and ensuring that all teachers and learners of all backgrounds have access to quality technology tools, anchors the many ambitious goals laid in this fourth and latest national education technology plan. The 106-page document envisions what education could look like in coming years, describes how technology can play a role, and outlines steps that education leaders, entrepreneurs, teachers, researchers, policymakers and others can take."
Learning by making has been around since long before edtech—just think about what the adventurous explorers or intrepid settlers of yore would have thought of "Do-It-Yourself." But with thousands of kid-friendly tech tools and a whole World Wide Web...
I get caught up in things.Informercials. New gadgets. New shades of Sharpie. Everykid I’ve ever taught has said, “You say EVERYTHING is your “favorite thing.” It’s true. Life? It’s my favorite. I grew up, but my internal excitement level has stayed at a five year old’s level. So, I’ll just preface this post with that. I will also say that I’ve held off on writing this. Long enough to figure out if this whole “maker movement” was another “thing I love,” or more. It’s more. So much more.
"Below you will find a list of ideas and apps to help meaningfully integrate augmented reality into education. This list will continue to grow as we collaborate with amazing educators on game changing ideas!"
"Craig Badura, a PK-12 Integration Specialist in Aurora, Nebraska, has developed a series of App Task Challenges. Each challenge is a an easy to follow guide that gives teachers the opportunity to create products with an app. You can read more about App Task Challenges on Craig’s Comfortably 2.0 blog.
Below are four of Craig's App Task Challenge guides. Craig is working on more of them, so follow him on Twitter to find out when he publishes new ones."
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