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This post was written by Romane Robinson, who is currently pursuing an MA in Cognitive Studies in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. A passionate student and proponent of human development, Romane has a BS in Research and Experimental Psychology and interned at Brainscape as a CEO Relations Manager in 2014. Education is evolving fast. Every day, we hear about some new technology that will change the world and the way we learn in it. At Brainscape, we are dedicated to improving the way you learn with our own innovative smart flashcard technology (check out our subjects here), but there are many other educational technologies that are key to improving learning around the world. Because these rapid changes offer us the chance to improve education at every level for all people, it is more important now than ever before for teachers and students to have access to the best new methods, programs, and devices in the field right away. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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60 Educational Technology Blogs to Keep You Inspired and Informed We’re always looking for new resources to inspire and inform us about teaching, education trends, and technology. Today we’d like to share the following extensive list of sites and bloggers, where you will find informed opinions, reviews, and forums on all things educational. 21st Century Educational Technology and Michael Gorman oversees a one-to-one laptop program and digital professional development for Southwest Allen County Schools near Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Slides - create and edit presentations online, for free. One account. All of Google. Sign in to continue to Slides Find my account Forgot password? Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat Most Popular Networks Among Millennial Teens [Report] Millennial teens are the first generation to have no memory of a life without internet and cell phones. As such, they’re seen as an important barometer, a yard stick, of sorts, as they’re actions are highly influential of future trends, not to mention the fact that they’ll soon be moving into more lucrative demographic brackets themselves. Processes utilized in younger years can be habit-forming, and as such, marketers are always keen to know what the kids are into, what the next generation is doing and what they can learn from such behaviors. In line with this, marketing group Refuel Agency has produced a new report on the media consumption habits of Millennial teens. Their findings showcase some very important trends among Millennials, trends that no doubt all marketers will have an interest in - here are some of the key points.

Technology Tools Education World offers new technology content every day. Some of our pieces related to technology tools can be found in this archive. We do update these aritcles reguarly, but given the changing nature of technology, we cannot promse that every piece will be on the cutting edge.

Top 10 Educational Technology Resources for the Classroom slideshows MORE by Holly Poulos Engage students in your classroom with our Top 10 favorite interactive educational technology resources. These websites will help you create new and captivating lesson plans for your curriculum. LessonCast is a website where experienced teachers submit—via PowerPoint, document, pictures, or web cam—a "lesson idea or management strategy in 2 minutes 30 seconds or less." Each submission is reviewed and vetted by other accomplished teachers, and then shared online. Top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites Here are the top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites as derived from our eBizMBA Rank which is a continually updated average of each website's Alexa Global Traffic Rank, and U.S. Traffic Rank from both Compete and Quantcast."*#*" Denotes an estimate for sites with limited data. 1 | Facebook3 - eBizMBA Rank | 1,100,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 3 - Compete Rank | 3 - Quantcast Rank | 2 - Alexa Rank | Last Updated April 1, 2016.

Top 22 Ways To Use Technology in the Classroom If your state adopted the Common Core State Standards, 75% of you will administer yearly assessments online. If students haven't used online tools or software for classwork, this can be a daunting task. Having computer devices as optional education tools is much different from requiring students to use those devices for graded assessments. This can be intimidating for both students and teachers. The Best Interactive Web Tools for Educators Most of us are working at full capacity, and keeping up with technology can feel like one more chore on the to-do list. Still, learning your way around a few of the best Web tools is worth your time. Innovative teachers are frequently using intuitive programs and websites that are easy to learn.

Police quell riot at Melbourne youth detention centre Dozens of riot police stormed a Melbourne youth detention centre overnight as prisoners tried to break out of a secure area. Staff were evacuated and more than 35 police were brought in, including the public order response team and the dog squad, to bring a riot under control at the Parkville Youth Justice Centre. It is understood seven young people accessed the roof cavity of a single unit, and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services said there was never any threat to the security of the facility’s perimeter. News Corp reported a greater number of inmates were involved, and that they had broken out of the centre’s southern unit. The group have now been moved to Malmsbury, a separate youth justice facility in central Victoria, and the Grevillea unit in Barwon adult prison. The incident began at 7.45pm and Victoria police said on Sunday morning that all those involved in the disturbance were located and accounted for by about 1.20am.

How to Use Social Media as a Learning Tool Social media is an ingrained part of today’s society. Our students are constantly on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and likely many sites we’re not hip enough to know about, and by reading this blog, you’re interacting with social media at this very moment. If you want to bring the “real world” into the classroom, consider integrating social media into your lessons. 50 Ways to Integrate Technology - Ways to Anchor Technology in Your Classroom Tomorrow Using Free Websites as Learning & Teaching Tools 1. Have students use Spelling City to learn their spelling words, vocabulary words, or site words through games, practice, and quizzes. Pixar offers free online lessons in storytelling via Khan Academy There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar. The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create world-class movies with gripping narrative alongside stunning visuals. Now, Pixar is helping others learn the secrets of great storytelling – for free, in partnership with online education provider Khan Academy. The two have teamed up to create “Pixar In A Box,” and in this third instalment of the series, lessons are sourced from Pixar directors and story artists including Inside Out and Up director Pete Docter, Brave director Mark Andrews, Inside Out story artist Domee Shi, and Ratatouille animator Sanjay Patel. The first lesson is available now, and will provide an introduction to storytelling as well as help you hone your initial creation of things like setting and character.

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU As the UK officially notifies the European Union that it is leaving, here is an easy-to-understand guide to Brexit - beginning with the basics. What does Brexit mean? It is a word that has become used as a shorthand way of saying the UK leaving the EU - merging the words Britain and exit to get Brexit, in a same way as a possible Greek exit from the euro was dubbed Grexit in the past. Why is Britain leaving the European Union? A referendum - a vote in which everyone (or nearly everyone) of voting age can take part - was held on Thursday 23 June, 2016, to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union. Leave won by 51.9% to 48.1%.

Suicide rate for young Indigenous men highest in world, Australian report finds Updated The rate of suicide among young Indigenous men is the highest in the world, according to a new report highlighting the challenges facing young Australians. The first ever Australian Youth Development Index (YDI) was compiled as part of International Youth Day. The index helps formulate youth development policy in the domains of education, health and wellbeing, employment as well as political and civic participation, measured across 16 key indicators. It rates a state or territory's performance with a score between zero and one, with one being a perfect score.

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