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Facebook Inc Is The Latest Tech Company To Join The Education Sector Race. Facebook has announced a new project in collaboration with Summit Schools that will see the tech giant create software that combines technology with classroom experience.

Facebook Inc Is The Latest Tech Company To Join The Education Sector Race

Apple, IBM to take partnership into education with app for teachers. By Mikey Campbell Thursday, June 18, 2015, 10:51 pm PT (01:51 am ET) It appears that Apple and IBM have plans to stretch their mobile solutions partnership beyond enterprise and into the classroom, as the companies are co-developing an experimental app that provides teachers with real-time student data analytics.

Apple, IBM to take partnership into education with app for teachers

Building off "IBM MobileFirst for iOS," Apple and IBM have been working on an education package called the "Student Achievement App" for some time, the Coppell Gazette reported on Thursday. Tentatively scheduled to roll out as a pilot program at four school districts around the U.S. in 2016, including the Coppell Independent School District in Texas, the Student Achievement App is a dynamic teaching tool that harnesses data analytics — likely provided on the backend by IBM — to supply educators with actionable intelligence on a per-student basis.

The app will run exclusively on Apple hardware. The app can be tailored to specific grade levels and subjects. 30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015. JogNog Named an Education Technology Finalist for 17th Annual Technology Leadership Awards. Lynnfield, MA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 JogNog today announced that it has been named a finalist for "Innovative Technology of the Year: Education Technology" for the 2014 Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) Technology Leadership Awards.

JogNog Named an Education Technology Finalist for 17th Annual Technology Leadership Awards

In this highly competitive category, JogNog’s unique use of intrinsic rewards to motivate students to learn was recognized as innovative and effective. With more than 70,000 educator-created questions, the JogNog app offers teachers easy access to high quality, ready-to-use quizzes for almost any Common Core or state standard. The engaging format keeps students challenged to earn achievement badges aligned to curriculum standards, and teachers find that JogNog removes their burden of writing and grading weekly quizzes. MassTLC unveiled the finalists for the 17th annual awards last night during a cocktail reception hosted at the Microsoft NERD Center.

About The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc. Explore Global Education Database (GED) Google Oppia for Embeddable Interactive Educational Explorations. Google offers learning journeys for everyone through ‘Oppia’ which is developed by small group of open source volunteers who are interested in seeing improvement in Education.

Google Oppia for Embeddable Interactive Educational Explorations

You can visit Oppia by clicking here. Oppia is in beta stage and as of today it is 100% free of charge and the content comes under CC-BY-SA suggesting that you can copy, modify and reuse the lesson content. Interactive Learning Sites for Education - Home. Free online courses AKA MOOC aggregator.

Using Prezi in the Classroom. Everyone’s talking about Prezi – the new online presentation tool that’s set to rival Powerpoint.

Using Prezi in the Classroom

Perhaps few would mourn Powerpoint’s demise, but is Prezi really all that different, and what are the benefits of using it in the classroom? The first is that it’s really pretty. Prezi calls itself the ‘zooming presentation editor’ and when you see one in action you’ll see it’s a very slick process zooming into and out of different text and embedded media. This may sound like a small point, but then this is a presentation – and looks are important to maintain engagement. The zooming is also useful from a teaching perspective as well. Secondly is its structure. Thirdly, it’s very whiteboard friendly. Mobile-IOS&Android-Education. 58 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information. How Technology Can Improve Learner-Centered Teaching. For faculty looking to create a more learner-centered environment there are always a few bumps in the road.

How Technology Can Improve Learner-Centered Teaching

First they need to get used to no longer being the “sage on the stage” and then there’s the adjustment period for students who aren’t used to being active participants in their learning. In many ways, technology can help pave the way for both faculty and students, but only if the instructor “is adept at creating a course that capitalizes on the pedagogical benefits that technology facilitates in helping students meet the desired learning outcomes for the course,” said Ike Shibley, associate professor of chemistry at Penn State – Berks. Learning with 'e's. About Synergeia. Publishers Launch First Digital-Only Textbook for K-12.

McGraw-Hill launched its first all-digital, cloud-based textbook for the K-12 market on Monday at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. Unlike the company’s previous digital efforts for this age group, the books are intended to be used as primary texts (other McGraw-Hill digital texts have been sold as a companion of physical textbooks). This is the first time a major publisher has launched such a platform. Grade schools and high schools have been slower to adopt digital textbooks than universities, at least partly because K-12 textbooks are traditionally provided by schools — many of which lack hardware to ensure that all of their students can access them.

But textbook makers have good reason to innovate in this area. K-12 textbook sales this April — traditionally the start of the classroom curriculum buying period — dropped more than 15% since the same time last year , according to the Association of American Publishers. How to structure content into modules: Clive Shepherd's universal design principles, no.1. Digital learning materials work best when they are constructed on a modular basis.

How to structure content into modules: Clive Shepherd's universal design principles, no.1

This has a number of significant advantages: The learner can more easily access the content that they want and ignore material that is less relevant for them. Some more advanced learning management systems may even be able to selectively filter out those modules which are not appropriate to a learner’s role or current level of competency.Assuming the modules are kept small, the learner is less likely to be overloaded by an excess of material. Remember that if the learner wants more, they can always open another module. Concept Mapping 4 Physics. 21 Signs You’re a 21st Century Teacher. Are you a 21st Century Teacher?

21 Signs You’re a 21st Century Teacher

Find out! PLUS if you can help me add to my list you may win a special $200 prize. Keep reading to find out how... 1. You require your students to use a variety of sources for their research projects...and they cite blogs, podcasts, and interviews they've conducted via Skype. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.