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The phone has ceased to be a contentious object and is now a ubiquitous one – just as it is in many student’s lives.
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In my class one of the first things I say is “Please don’t raise your hand.” And so when a student asks why…here’s what I say:
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We all know that it isn't always easy to get through to your students, especially since everyone has different strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles. Trying to present material in a way that is understandable to everyone is hard, but trying to make it interesting on top of that presents yet another challenge.
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An old post on Edudemic just got an interesting comment from Jamie Baird, a middle school teacher in North Carolina. Her students laid a Pros and Cons list on the topic of school days being longer. Here's her comment. What do you think? Should school days be longer?
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A new multitouch television is hitting the market at the end of this month and it's like a 55" iPad. In fact, it's got basically no bezel and could be stacked on top of each other to become a Voltron-esque Super iPad Wall. That's how I'd describe it at least.
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Any company, organization, or individual hoping to take advantage of digital video to educate or entertain the populace or promote a product should have a video strategy in place before springing for the time and equipment involved. Educators, of course, are not exempt from the core tenets of solidifying a viable video strategy — especially when it comes to how exactly they plan to take advantage of everything the medium offers.
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Though special education is geared towards children with disabilities, the concept can give pause to those of us who are trying to conceptualize a rapidly evolving learning environment.
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There's a whole new classroom model and it's a sight to behold. The newest school system in Sweden look more like the hallways of Google or Pixar and less like a brick-and-mortar school you'd typically see. There are collaboration zones, houses-within-houses, and a slew of other features that are designed to foster "curiosity and creativity."
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In case you haven’t noticed yet, we are in the midst of the largest technological revolution in decades. The proliferation of wireless computing and personal technological devices capable of accessing the world has created a new landscape that schools must be aware of now. This isn’t like the other waves that have come across the proverbial bow of education.
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Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved.
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We're constantly hearing chatter about deploying iPads in classrooms. For good reason, as iPads represent the vast majority of tablets in the market today. However, schools can't always afford these premium devices and instead opt for lower priced Android tablets. That's exactly what the Learning Untethered project did for a 5th grade classroom during the past academic year.
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There's a trend bubbling up in the media that you should know about. News outlets like the New York Times are discussing the current usage of prescription drugs in education. In 'Risky Rise of the Good Grade Pill,' Alan Schwarz discusses the alarming amount of prescriptions in schools today.
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If you're looking to deploy iPads in education, you may think that it's just a matter of expense and storage. Those things are big, but they're not the biggest problems you'll face. In fact, this is one of those situations where money is the least of your troubles.
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As you gear up for another school year, take a moment to understand who your colleagues are. I'm not talking about the teachers down the hall or even the administrators in your district.
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Should students be able to bring their own devices to the classroom and then use them for learning? BYOD classrooms are becoming more popular as money gets tight... but is a viable option?
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Using technology in the classroom is important for adapting to modern times. While educational professionals have mixed opinions about the value of technology in the classroom, the truth is that technology has become a major part of American society.