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BYOD. I’m a father of two girls (7 & 10) and like many fathers in developed world in 2015, school holiday time has become “constant screen time” for my kids.

BYOD

Unless I painstakingly structure every minute of their day, given the choice, they pick screen time before considering other activities. They are kids after all and it may have been 1987 and it may have been an Atari ST, but I was just the same. Tech Ideas for Classroom Teaching 2016/17. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. More (and Free) Cool Classroom Apps. 4 Free Web Tools to Boost Student Engagement. When students use tool technologies to create content, their engagement is largely based on how successfully teachers craft the learning assignments, rather than on the technology itself.

4 Free Web Tools to Boost Student Engagement

This is different from what happens with other types of technologies, such as tutor technologies (e.g. software for learning). Here, student engagement depends principally on technology, taking teachers almost completely out of the equation. Having said that, there is ample evidence that when meaningful instruction designed by the teacher is combined with motivational tool technologies, students' cognitive, emotional, and behavioral engagement can be significantly increased -- more than technology could ever achieve alone.

5 Best Prezi Alternatives - Business Presentation software by PowToon! In the last couple of years many people have been searching for innovative ways to create executive, unique, and memorable presentations.

5 Best Prezi Alternatives - Business Presentation software by PowToon!

PowerPoint was exciting in the early days of its launch, but too many boring presentations led to the creation of new softwares like Prezi. Prezi presentations helped to prevent us from falling asleep during presentations, but the zooming in and out effects of their software, and limited manipulation capabilities, called for more options and new players in the presentation market. 1. PowToon – Best Prezi Alternative Of course our very own PowToon made the top of our Prezi presentation alternatives list! 13 Free Assistive Technology Resources. 15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education. Google Drive has enabled Google Add Ons and there are some that you and your students will want to enable right away.

15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education

Others may appeal more to professional developers or those who work remotely . I have updated this post and also held a free webinar talking about my favorite Google Drive Add Ons. I’ve updated this post originally written in 2014 to reflect current information. 50 Must-Download Apps For Lifelong Learners. Long after degrees have been conferred and careers have been launched, many folks just can’t seem to quit school.

50 Must-Download Apps For Lifelong Learners

For them, life provides an overstuffed cornucopia of educational opportunities that don’t necessarily require hefty loans and navigating different professorial strategies. Those with a lust for learning who happen to also enjoy testing the limits of what the iPad offers definitely don’t have to worry about finding resources to pique their fancy. TOP Education App Review Sites. By Jeff Dunn from Edudemic We try our best to keep our thumb on the pulse of the best education apps and web tools.

TOP Education App Review Sites

In fact, we have probably spent way too much time attempting to offer up as many useful product reviews and helpful lists over the past several years.