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In this world of increased online education, it's important for students and instructors to really know how to connect with online students.
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Bring the world into your classroom through Google+
Game-based learning has become synonymous with educational video games in some circles, but low-tech games have been used with great success in classrooms for a while.
Google has joined forces with Raspberry Pi to create an open-source educational programming platform, Coder.
An awesome foray into programming for kids!
Google started a staged update to Google Drive earlier today with version 1.2.352.9 and a completely useless changelog that just said "Bug fixes and other...
Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.
A great way to preview concepts!
Thanks to Phil Vinogradov
A group of researchers in MIT’s Education Arcade are trying to harness the power of MMO games to teach high school students to think like scientists and mathematicians.
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Like Google Hangouts (almost...)
I used to make science raps for my students at Stanford. Now I help kids of all ages make science history battle raps. By bringing music, history, humor, and...
Fantastic model for student projects! Sets the bar high.
A fantastic collection of web app reviews for education, indexed by subject and grade level.
If the only thing stopping you from picking up a Chromebook is the lack of support for Microsoft Word and/or Excel, you'll be happy to know that there's an update to the developer channel build of Chrome OS that adds the ability to edit both types...
This will help a great deal with folks working in a mixed or transitioning ecosystem.
A $49.95 Invention Kit for Everybody puts computer controllers at the tip of your fingers. Literally. No coding required.
You should have seen the amazing projects people made with MaKey Makeys at #CMK13!
I just played with Makey Makey during a scratch session at ISTE. I'm seeing presents for our grandkids --- the little ones 5 - 8 will absolutely be abld to grasp this!
Hamds on technology that anyone can use and create with.
Zoom from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of spacetime and learn about everything in between.
Best "scale" Yet!
Tell your stories with photos, videos and rich text on Google Earth.
Super Excited for this tool! I love Google earth, but it can take so much time to teach classes the nuances of tour-building. This lets kids focus on geography and digital narrative, without having to master the Google Earth interface.
With the Hour of Code coming up (December 9-15), here is a great infographic from Kodable explaining why coding is such a useful skill for kids (and adults) to learn.
CEM Starter Kit Never been part of an online professional community or network? Already part of a community or network, but want to be more connected? The CEM Starter Kit can help you on both fronts.
A great synopsis of game-based design
Google has updated its iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch version of Google Drive with a clean new interface and a few new features ahead of the impending introduction of the new iOS 7 operating system fo...
As schools become more savvy about blended-learning tactics– the practice of mixing online and in-person instruction -- guidelines and best practices are emerging from lessons learned.
What are some of the most popular teacher tools being used this year? You may not know them all ... but hopefully you recognize at least some of them!
A great collection!
Our world just became a whole lot smaller...and more connected.
The famous rivalry between Google and Apple is finding its way into schools, and Google is looking to dethrone the famous iPad with its new Google Play for Education, a suite of apps and management tools that will be available to teachers and...
I really like how Google Play will resolve workflow.
Let's talk about the power of visual communication and the age of infographics. Here's why infographics are so appealing and popular.
A fantastic introduction to infographics as a 21st century literacy.
We need to speak the language of our students, the legos and screens generation. Infographics are heard.
Create infographics and interactive online charts. It's free and super-easy! Follow other users and discover amazing data stories!
Bringing excell a little closer to Google Sheets. Free if you are already paying through the nose for excell, and if you are working on the newest office in windows 8.
Web-based tools continue to proliferate, giving teachers more to add to their arsenal, but it can be hard to determine which resources are worth spending time exploring.