Are you using Sphero in your school? Exciting that Sphero is getting promotion from Apple. Earlier this year we launched the SPRK (Schools, Parents, Robots, and Kids) program in effort to make learning how to code more fun and approachable. These lessons give kids a crash course in programming while sharpening their skills in […]
Many international schools have announced job openings for technology directors and leaders recently. Have you seen any openings that aren’t on this list? Add them in the comments. Technology Director at Tashkent International School Director of Technology at International School of Kenya Director of Information Technology at Yokohama International School Technology Director at American School […]
Kim Pollishuke demonstrates a great way to make thinking visible using Google Docs comments with her student’s writing project. I had been using the “Comments” feature in Google Docs for months to give my students descriptive feedback. It occurred to me that if they comment on their own work, their thinking would be not only […]
Great quote from Claire Amos on the transformative power of educational technology EdTech itself is actually nowhere as interesting as the potential transformation of the wider pedagogical landscape that EdTech will make possible. via Thoughts on the Future of EdTech: Claire Amos from Hobsonville Point Secondary School — Education Personnel.
New app helps students solve math equations. Now that Wolfram Alpha and MicroBlink make solving complex equations easier, will math teachers harness this to push students towards solving more open-ended real-world problems? Or will schools try to block the software and consider it “cheating?” MicroBlink’s newly unveiled PhotoMath for iOS and Windows Phone . . . uses […]
From the Daily Genius – a nice summary of 20 useful Google tools for teachers. There are a ton of Google tools that you should try out. But not all of them are relevant to your classroom. What’s a teacher to do? Well, leave it to the Daily Genius team who had waaay too much […]
Learning management systems are used by academic institutions and companies to manage, track, and deliver courses and training programs. One of the fastest growing software sectors over the last decade, it is now a billion dollar plus industry with hundreds of competing offerings. Below is a look the most popular options as measured by a […]
EMPOWERING COMMUNITY Join us for Learning 2.0 Asia on October 8 – 10, 2015 in Manila, Philippines! From the first conferences in Shanghai to the most recent one in Bangkok, there has always been a tremendous spirit of community throughout a Learning 2.0 experience. via Learning2 Asia | Empowering Community.
Virtual Learning Environments Aaron Tyo-Dickerson, American School of the Hague How would you describe your school’s Virtual Learning Environment? You might begin by describing your school’s desktop, laptop or tablet computers and the software your school has installed on them for teacher and student use. Perhaps you would talk about your network and infrastructure as […]
One of the best reports for planning school technology is the Horizon Report from the New Media Consortium. Recently, they’ve become more specific for international school leaders with the publication of regional versions. NMC Horizon Report Europe 2014 Edition NMC Technology Outlook for International Schools in Asia The internationally recognized NMC Horizon Report series and […]