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G Suite + digital tools = sweet productivity

G Suite + digital tools = sweet productivity

10/23/2017

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Busy educators are always on the lookout for ways to be more productive and save time. From streamlining repetitive tasks to plowing through an overflowing email inbox or planning for an event, there are a range of tools to help educators do more with the precious time they have each day.  …

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Build your own Flappy Bird to teach history and coding

Build your own Flappy Bird to teach history and coding

10/30/2018

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Watching my children tapping away on screens to support an aerodynamically repressed bird remain afloat and navigate its way through a series of pipes, it occurred to me that an…

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Merge Cube offers instructional AR power in the palm of your hand

Merge Cube offers instructional AR power in the palm of your hand

10/05/2018

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The Merge Cube is a compelling little device packed with a tremendous amount of instructional potential. It can revolutionize science curriculum by allowing students to have their hands on an actual beating heart or look inside a functioning human system. It can transport social…

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Help students show their learning with these 4 apps

Help students show their learning with these 4 apps

07/02/2018

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, Tools

It’s a familiar hunt for educators – finding that one app that’s the magic bullet for teaching a skill or providing practice. It’s a search that’s futile, and one that should be replaced with a new way of thinking. 

Imagine searching instead for tools that allow learners to…

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6 ways busy teachers can be more efficient with Google tools

6 ways busy teachers can be more efficient with Google tools

04/12/2018

Topics: Tools

As we juggle multiple roles — educator, parent, volunteer — many of us find ourselves wishing we had more time in each day. Although it’s impossible to add more hours, there are ways to use…

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8 reasons to use a digital assistant in  your classroom

8 reasons to use a digital assistant in your classroom

03/21/2018

Topics: Tools

Artificial intelligence has gone mainstream. It’s already integrated into our everyday lives, with realistic voices responding to questions and requests. For a while now, we have been able to get reminders for appointments, encouragement for fitness routines, and remote control over…

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5 ways to move from experience to creation in AR, VR

5 ways to move from experience to creation in AR, VR

01/22/2018

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When jumping into new technology, we all start with an experience. Whether it’s watching a beating heart in augmented reality or jumping out of a plane in virtual reality, we feel the thrill…

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Augmented reality can be a powerful learning tool

Augmented reality can be a powerful learning tool

01/06/2020

Topics: special needs, STEM, Virtual & augmented reality

What do a skillet, a grand piano and a computer have in common? They are all types of tools, of course. Sitting idly, they just take up space. But a skillet in the hands of Emeril Lagasse or Wolfgang Puck…

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