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Focus on the opportunities ed tech brings, not the hype

You can hardly open a newspaper, visit an education website, or visit a school without being bombarded by excited claims about educational technology and a raft of intimidating jargon, EducationNext…

How-to
6 science strategies for early learners

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills are regularly emphasized as critical to student success, but less attention is paid to STEM skills for early learners. The National Science Teachers Association…

Opinion
Stop saying ‘technology’

I have an idea. Let's stop using the word "technology." I have a feeling that the sooner we get this word out of our vocabulary, the sooner we can we…

Making the case for a large Apple ‘iPad Pro’

If Apple doesn't build a large, professional tablet, then the Android and the Windows camps will, CNET reports. Oh wait, they already are building them. Samsung has the Android-powered 12.2-inch…

How-to
7 ways to evaluate educational games

As educational gaming moves from a future technology to a practice found in more and more classrooms, educators are recognizing game-based learning's (GBL) potential to engage students and help them…

What eCommerce boom? Education technology is exploding in Brazil

Over the last decade, Brazil has “come online” in a big way, TechCrunch reports. The percentage of people using the Web in Brazil leapt from 9 percent in 2002 to…

News
CUE exhibitors show new ed-tech innovations

At the annual CUE conference in Palm Springs, Calif., earlier this month, dozens of ed-tech companies showed their latest products for educators—including a new interactive computer game for learning world…

News
New software lets teachers control student devices

The lines are blurring between mobile device management (MDM) and classroom management software, as both now offer some classroom-level control over students’ mobile devices.

That’s good news for educators…

How-to
Engaging virtual field trip apps, resources

Once a foreign concept, virtual field trips and tours have skyrocketed in popularity, due in part to tight school budgets and a growth in classroom mobile technology tools.

Schools…

News
Google Apps spur rise of new ed-tech market segment

Student use of Google Apps is on the rise, and Google Chromebooks have exploded in popularity within K-12 education. In response to these trends, a new niche market has emerged…