For many educators these days, YouTube is an integral tool in their teaching toolbox. But every teacher I know also deals with “hover-finger”; the concern that something inappropriate might show up in front of the class – and they’ll have to click away in an instant . How many of us have clicked away from […]
If you’ve been excited at the idea of making videos for and with your class, but overwhelmed at the prospect of all of the production involved, look no further than ...
One of my most popular videos on EdTech.tv is How to Turn your iPad into a Smartboard, also followed up by the version requiring the Apple TV. Smartboards are great, ...
Reading the News at their Comprehension Level Any teacher is familiar with the blank stares you get when trying to start up a discussion about current events. At times we ...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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