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Google has launched a new page in Drive called Priority.  The Priority page will show what Google’s Artificial Intelligence  identifies as documents most relevant to the user. Along with Priority comes Workspaces. Workspaces allows the user to organize and quickly access files in one place without searching the entire Drive.  Workspaces is one way to […]

Innovation in education has accelerated, in large part, due to the tremendous changes in digital technologies.  Each one of these innovations have, in various degrees, shifted teaching practices in schools across the nation. But as we navigate the current wave of emerging educational technology tools and practices, we need to discuss what the end result […]

Accessibility features are an essential part of any operating system. They’re vital for people with disabilities, but most users can use them in some capacity. In this YouTube playlist, see what can be found in the operating system on your Chromebook.  These features can compliment and allow learning to occur across all domains. Watch these […]

While next-generation assessments and instructional data can help educators gain a deeper understanding of students, the sheer amount of information available can prove challenging.  As I discussed in a prior post, educational technologies can amplify the impact of proven formative assessment strategies. But in doing so, educators must often navigate various platforms and other sources […]

By Beth Holland Few empirical studies may be more detrimental to advancements of effective technology use in K-12 education than Mueller and Oppenheimer (2014) and Carter, Greenberg, and Walker (2016). Both assert that students in lecture-style courses perform worse when allowed to use technology. However, neither mentions any instruction to help students capitalize on digital […]

Guest Post via Jen Saarinen Jen Saarinen is a middle school educator from Rhode Island who believes in the power of student voice. Jen was recognized as the Teacher of the Year for the Bristol Warren Regional School District in June of 2018. Find her on twitter: @snej80 and is a new blogger at Speculating Snej80 As a […]

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As an instructor for EdTechTeacher, I have the pleasure of working with teachers from all over the country. Recently while in California,  working with special education teachers, we were exploring how the physical environment impacts student learning. Through our discussion of  the physical environment, we began to consider the environmental impact for students with limited […]

More than any other idea in education, the idea of student agency suffers from the greatest disconnect between intentions and outcomes. As I referenced in a recent post, emerging student-centered instructional models attempt to shift much of the ownership and control (agency) of the learning process over to students.  Whether it is an approach that customizes the student’s path […]

With the start of the new school year, Book Creator for iOS has launched an incredible update to an already versatile app. Students and teachers can now add just about ANYTHING into a book. In addition to creating multimedia books with text, drawings, photos, audio, and video, you can now add Google Maps, YouTube videos, […]

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