Adobe Voice in Education

Adobe Voice in the Classroom

If you’ve been excited at the idea of making ┬ávideos for and with your class, but overwhelmed at the prospect of all of the production involved, look no further than ...

The Apple Watch – Cupertino’s Non-Starter in Education

Note: This article was originally posted in Edutopia Discussions, which can be found here.   On Tuesday Apple finally debuted the long-rumored Apple Watch to a crowd of enthusiastic journalists who gave it a standing ovation and in turn got a free performance from U2. The live demo of the Apple Watch was impressive, showing […]

Biscuit: A Quick Way to Learn Words

Every year Evernote holds a contest called Devcup encouraging Developers to build apps which extend the functionality of Evernote. I’m not sure how, but until recently Biscuit slipped past my radar even though they were one of the finalists last year. Biscuit is a brilliant app that uses your iPhone or Android in a way […]

Create Dynamic Maps, Timelines, and Infographics with ThingLink

Every day we read in the news how our attention span seems to be getting shorter and shorter, and teachers are starting to get concerned that the old stand-bys of visual stimulation are no longer going to hold our students’ attention. Luckily, the technology that seems to be sucking away the eyes of our students […]

5 Chrome Extensions for Busy Teachers

We all have a tendency to get used to the way we do things only to realize much later that there are excellent tools at our disposal to make our lives much easier and productive. Imagine having a microwave right on your kitchen counter, but you’ve never used it before, so you don’t know what […]

Build a Writing Portfolio with Medium

Teachers have no shortage of writing ideas for their classes and are always on the hunt to make things more clear for their students. Many, however, continue to have documents written with MS Word, printed out, and handed in to the teacher. These days, we need to carefully consider whether that is the best way […]

Creative Storytelling with Rory's Story Cubes

Creative Storytelling w/ Rory’s Story Cubes

Storytelling is a lost art-form, especially in schools these days where many faculties leave out the A (Art) in STEAM for STEM. While policymakers don’t seem to get it, teachers know that the best path to students’ learning is through emotional motivation; and the best way to appeal to emotions is to tell stories that […]

Crossword Puzzle Maker

Make Your Own Crossword Puzzle

Since the good ol’ days of graph paper (and probably well before that) teachers have gone to meticulous lengths to create crossword puzzles for their students. Crosswords can be great to review vocabulary or reinforce themes in readings. A quick search of “crossword puzzle maker” or “how to make your own crossword” has traditionally left […]

Create Simple Charts with Viz

Viz

It used to be that creating charts and graphs on computers took a lot of work or a learning curve or a fairly expensive program. I’m glad that there are more and more “single purpose” apps out there that do just one thing beautifully and simply. Enter Viz from the fine folks at Minisimpli. Viz […]

A Basic Intro to Google Docs

Google Docs Basics

If ever there was an EdTech 101 course, showing a deep understanding of Google Docs would certainly be the course’s final project. Understanding how to use Google Docs* can become just as important as knowing how to use the whiteboard, depending on how much you choose to take advantage of it. * The terms Google […]

IFTTT in the classroom

IFTTT for Teachers

The more pessimistic of my colleagues believe that school and bureaucracy go hand in hand, and there is no way to get things done efficiently, and even if there was, nobody would listen. I disagree with these dark-cloud thoughts and I believe that technology is helping us set up better systems everyday that don’t rely […]

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