Tag: education technology

Integrating 3D Printers Into Your Curriculum

By Scott Sterling When adopting a STEM approach or creating a makerspace, acquiring a 3D printer is high on the wish list. They tend to be the most popular efforts on education crowdfunding sites, especially as prices come down. The problem is that not too many people understand a 3D

Is Technology Shortening Students’ Attention Spans?

The answer might surprise you. According to Dr. David A. Sousa, educational neuroscience consultant and award-winning author of Engaging the Rewired Brain, the answer is no… with a big qualifier. No, technology doesn’t shorten students’ attention spans. Today’s learners are capable of focusing on one thing for just as long

The Windows Ecosystem: An Educator’s Guide

By Scott Sterling These days, you have many choices when you are adopting technology for the classroom. However, there are really only three categories from which everything else branches: Apple, Google, and Microsoft Windows. This is the final post of a series meant to cover the ins and outs, pros

The Google Ecosystem: An Educator’s Guide

By Scott Sterling These days, you have many choices when you are adopting technology for the classroom. However, there are really only three categories from which everything else branches: Apple, Google, and Microsoft Windows. This is the second post of a series meant to cover the ins and outs, pros

The Apple Ecosystem: An Educator’s Guide

By Scott Sterling These days, you have many choices when you are adopting technology for the classroom. However, there are really only three categories from which everything else branches: Apple, Google, and Microsoft Windows. This is the beginning of a series meant to cover the ins and outs, pros and

Teaching With Tablets: Best Practices for Using iPads in the Classroom

By Scott Sterling In just a few short years, iPads have become almost as ubiquitous in classrooms as whiteboards. Yet even though they’re incredibly popular, plenty of teachers still get lost in the idea of using them to impact student learning. In many cases, it’s kind of like handing someone

Book Preview – Engaging the Rewired Brain

By Scott Sterling Earlier this year, we published a series of posts based on Dr. David A. Sousa’s book, Brain-Friendly Assessments: What They Are and How to Use Them. In it, one of the leaders in the field of neuroscience and education took our current assessment-based educational culture and made

Quick Guide to YouTube for Teachers: Using Video in the Classroom

By Scott Sterling Teachers have been using video in classrooms since video was invented. For some, it was a way to bring subject matter to life or provide a differing voice. For many, it was a way to add some extra planning time to the day. Nothing has changed in

This School Year’s Best Free or Cheap English/Language Arts Apps

By Scott Sterling This is the continuation of a series for back to school focusing on the best apps that you might want to consider using this school year. The list is limited to apps that don’t require expensive site-wide licenses or subscriptions (although that might be an option for