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From Prezi to Google Docs to PowerPoint, there's no shortage of ways for teachers to put together a dynamic presentation. But Klowd wanted to take a different approach to help improve the presentation experience for both the person at the front of the classroom and in the back row.
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I'll admit QR codes were a bit of a mystery to me until recently. I've seen the funny little codes in magazines and advertisements, and I understood that if you had an app on your phone you could scan them and get...somewhere. Beyond that I didn't give them much thought.
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What happens when a pair of major organizations team up to disrupt education technology? We'll find out pretty soon. That's because Facebook and the Gates Foundation have launched a Facebook app contest that has 30 prizes worth a total of about $2.5 million. It's called the College Knowledge Challenge and they're now accepting submissions.
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While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives. We’re sharing these common challenges with you, so your school doesn’t have to make them.
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Whether you're the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you're undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike.
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Google has just unveiled some new statistics on the uptake of its popular Google Apps In Education platform. Princeton has signed on which means 7 of the 8 Ivy League schools use Google Apps. 14 other schools have also recently signed up.
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The classrooms of today are far from what most of us would consider traditional. In addition to the lack of chalkboards and the abundance of high-tech devices, many classrooms even conduct their lesson plans entirely online--giving whole new meaning and accessibility to education at several different levels. This practice is often called distance learning, though the process involved is anything but distant.
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If you are a student, essays are a necessary evil of the experience of getting an education. It doesn't mean you have to go it alone, though, when there is electronic help available. Check out these top 5 Apple applications for essay writing to make getting organizing and presenting your thoughts in a coherent manner a much easier process.
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Google Drive is one of the most controversial yet useful edtech tools today. Some people hate the new 'drive' features and others can't live without them. In any case, there are a few updates to Google Drive that you should know about.
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Big news for one of the hottest education technology startups. ClassDojo, a popular tool that helps you actually manage your classroom, has released its iOS app today.
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Developers with the right mix of skills can find boundless opportunity in the multibillion-dollar mobile app industry. Mobile app developers hail from different walks of life—A software engineer, a tech-savvy business entrepreneur or a web designer may have what it takes to create the next top-selling app.
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Since most of you are all wrapped up with the back-to-school season and all its accoutrements, we thought it would be fun to take a quick trip down memory lane. Looking at what was big a few years ago, you can really see how Education 2.0 and Back-To-School have changed over the years, and we’ll let you in on what’s new for 2012.
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We just covered the top 50 smartphone apps teachers will be using this semester. But what about the students? They'll likely be permanently connected to a smartphone and using one of these 50 apps.
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When it comes to school and homework, some students just have trouble staying motivated. Certain subjects can be easier than others to stay connected with, but just about every student has at least a subject or two that they find it difficult to get motivated about.