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When adopting technology in the classroom, one of the key concerns for teachers and administrators is classroom management.The post 5 Tips for Classroom Management With Mobile Devices appeared first on Edudemic.
I often hear language learning is much easier when you are younger, and that we must teach our young students another language when they are young so that they can be ‘more competitive’ in an increasingly globalized, connected world. While I don’t argue with that at all, there are many other benefits that come from being […]The post Why It’s Time To Learn Another Language appeared first on Edudemic.
Despite some of the negative press it has been getting lately, I’m still in favor of the (apparently lowly and unimportant) comma. It offers clarity. It offers what I refer to as “brain pause” when you’re reading. I’m sure you’ve seen the meme: Commas Save Lives, people! So until Oxford declares an official death of […]The post Should The Oxford Comma Exist? appeared first on Edudemic.
I have aversions to certain colors. I’m sure I’m not alone in this – most people find themselves drawn to either warm colors or cool colors, and there is a whole business of the psychology of colors. The handy infographic below takes a look at the psychology of colors and how they’re used in branding. […]The post What To Know About Using Colors In The Classroom appeared first on Edudemic.
There are a lot of web tools out there. Many of which are free or, at the very least, freemium. In other words, you can do a free trial to see if you like it. With so many to choose from, it’s tough to figure out which ones work best, are popular, are well supported, […]The post The Top 10 Free Web Tools (As Chosen By You) appeared first on Edudemic.
Instead of being required to use state money for state-adopted materials like textbooks, Texas school districts can now choose which instructional materials to purchase. Having this option, Amarillo Independent School District chose to shelve textbooks at its Amarillo Area Center for Advanced Learning and invest in a 1:1 iPad initiative, venturing into the ever-growing world […]The post 7 Things To Know Before Using Open Educational Resources appeared first on Edudemic.
Not too long ago, the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition was released, with the aim of examining emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching and learning within higher education settings. This is the eleventh time the New Media Consortium has put out this report, and it is interesting to look back […]The post The 6 Education Technology Trends You Should Know About appeared first on Edudemic.
So as a starter, here’s some of the best education technology people and organisations to follow on Twitter. Start with these and feel your EdTech savvy shoot through the roof!The post 20+ #EdTech Lovers Worth Following On Twitter appeared first on Edudemic.
Augmented Reality (AR) allows teachers and students to extend the physical world with a virtual overlay. Whether you have iPad, Android, or a smartphone, scanning a trigger in the physical world with an AR app allows a new layer of information to appear. This information could be a link to a web site, a video, […]The post How To Start Using Augmented Reality In The Classroom appeared first on Edudemic.
Want to bring cutting edge to your classroom AND have your work seen by millions at the same time? Check out the Doodle4Google contest that’s ending soon. Basically, students get a scholarship, internet fame, and your school gets a sweet education technology grant in exchange for a winning doodle.The post Google Wants To Give You EdTech For Doodling appeared first on Edudemic.
Advances in education have always stemmed from innovation. From chalkboards, to pencils, to computers and online based activities, education has come a long way. The handy infographic below outlines a few of the technological innovations that have come to education over the years, and it highlights some current trends in education as well. And hidden […]The post How Education Innovation Has Evolved From The Horn Book appeared first on Edudemic.
Infographics are popular. They’re a fun way to present and read data, and many people believe that information that is presented visually is often retained better (at least for some learners). Many teachers today are using infographics, both in their classrooms and for their own professional development. There are so many tools out there to […]The post 4 Powerful Tools For Making Your Own Interactive Content appeared first on Edudemic.
Online learning offers a host of conveniences that make it a popular option for students. Students don’t need to live near a physical university to take the classes, timing is often flexible, and it is generally a cheaper option than attending a brick and mortar school. Teaching in an online classroom is a little bit […]The post 15 Tips For Better Online Student-Faculty Communication appeared first on Edudemic.
Teaching online isn't always the same as teaching in the classroom. Learn how to design effective online courses so your students can make the most of them!The post How To Design Effective Online Courses appeared first on Edudemic.
If you can remember back that far, think about the internet as it was in the 90′s. You know what I mean – AOL style dial up and the familiar happy announcement of ‘you’ve got mail!’ – IF your whining connection actually connected and you didn’t have to wait five more minutes. When you clicked […]The post An Internet Minute Infographic appeared first on Edudemic.
Ever since the entry of online learning, many have questioned its advantages and disadvantages over the more traditional model of classroom based learning. While each format presents its own pros and cons, determining which is more advantageous will depend on the circumstances faced by a student. Online learning may be the better choice for some, […]The post The Major Pros And Cons To Online Learning appeared first on Edudemic.
There are some educators out there that make classroom technology integration look easy. For most of us, it’s a daunting task: converting your paper-and-folder, marker-and-poster classroom systems to mobile devices and the cloud. And the ones who dig right in, despite their reservations, to equip their students with the educational technology experiences they need for […]The post What Makes a Change Agent? appeared first on Edudemic.
I was chatting with a friend the other day about how the business she now runs got started. The short version of the story is that she had been toying around with creating a product for awhile, but wasn’t sure if it would be feasible to scale that into a larger operation. Once she started […]The post Why You Should Share Your Ideas appeared first on Edudemic.
The basic premise behind app smashing, sometimes referred to as “app synergy”, is to find a number of key apps that “play well” with other apps and can communicate information across platforms.The post How To Use ‘App Smashing’ In Education appeared first on Edudemic.
There are many criticisms and barriers put up when one discusses the implementation of mobile devices in schools. These range from the philosophical to the practical and one that comes up often is the ‘fact’ that students can’t type productively on an iPad, especially when compared with a traditional keyboard on a PC or laptop. […]The post Do You Actually Type FASTER On An iPad? appeared first on Edudemic.
Gamification is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. Incorporating game play elements into your classroom can help to create a dynamic, interactive environment that will help get and keep your students engaged in the material and excited to learn. It sounds great, right? But every trend will see a […]The post The Future Of Games In Education appeared first on Edudemic.
Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? Yes, I know that there is a month or day for celebrating just about everything out there, a number of these designations offer excellent teaching and learning opportunities. While it may fit better into some curricula better than others, the women that are highlighted by the […]The post Helpful Teaching Resources For Women’s History Month appeared first on Edudemic.
Are you waiting for more bandwidth in your school or computers in your classroom before you take the plunge into edtech and blended learning? Wait no more. Based on a study released last Spring by the Pew Research Center, your classroom may not be wired, but your students are definitely connected. In fact, 95% of […]The post 4 Powerful BYOD Apps For The Disconnected Classroom appeared first on Edudemic.
Here are our picks for the must-read education stories of the past few days. You can see all these stories, some witty remarks, and more over at Learn Egg. Enjoy!The post 10 Big Education Stories You Should Know About appeared first on Edudemic.