Technology in the Classroom

Makerspaces A to Z: Human Algorithm Design

Tech and Learning News - 18 hours 2 min ago
In Algorithms to Live By, the authors explore an interdisciplinary way of thinking called human algorithm design, which essentially means searching for better solutions to the challenges people encounter every day.

Harnessing Parent Engagement Outside of the Classroom

Tech and Learning News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 06:56
Recently, I had the chance to pilot a tech tool that bridges the gap between school and home.

Teach Proofs with CanFigureIt Geometry

Tech and Learning News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 05:51
CanFigureIt Geometry is a platform for students to work through geometric proofs using guided instructions or on their own.

Triple Bottom Line Results Is the New Education Business Model

Tech and Learning News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 21:19
“We’re committed to a triple bottom line, having a successful company, providing powerful impact to our customers, and positively contributing to society and our environment."

Amplify Launches New Adaptive Reading Program

Tech and Learning News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 21:14
“This program is extremely engaging and interactive for each student,” said Brittany, a 2nd-grade teacher in Utah who used an early version of Amplify Reading.

New Edthena Dashboard Helps Decision Makers Understand the Use and Impact of Video Coaching

Tech and Learning News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 21:01
“Organization Stats aggregates data across all user groups to show how Edthena is being used—not just if it is being used,” said Adam Geller, founder and CEO of Edthena.

Nobel Media Partners with Microsoft to Launch Storytelling Platform

Tech and Learning News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 20:57
To celebrate Women’s History Month, Microsoft and Nobel Media have partnered to create Women Who Changed Science, a cutting edge AI-powered web experience designed to highlight the achievements of female Nobel Prize laureates who broke new ground in physics, chemistry, and medicine.

Today's Newsletter: Curation Tools Are Key to Managing OER

Tech and Learning News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 19:48
Good repositories of Open Education Resources (OER) are starting to flourish at all levels. MERLOT is the de facto search engine for finding curated OER resources. George Mason University’s Masons OER Metafinder (MOM) is probably my current favorite. The Orange Grove is the Florida’s OER Depository. provides a find range of student support resources. More exhaustive listings can be found at the UW-Superior library and the Fort Hays State University library. 

Hot Chocolate. The Columbian Exchange. And Pirates.

Tech and Learning News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 07:44
We shouldn’t forget that history, social studies, civics, econ, geography are all about people. And about their stories.

Citelighter: Engaging, All-In-One Research Tool Aids in Paper Writing

Tech and Learning News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 06:10
This smart, intuitive system supports students in every step of the writing process.

Class Tech Tips: How To Record Your Spark Video in Multiple Languages

Tech and Learning News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 05:26
In this blog post I share a strategy to support families, students and community members who speak more than one language.

The impact of SEL

Tech and Learning News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 16:09
More than 760 educators in 15 countries were interviewed by leading experts and 90 pieces of original research reviewed.

littleBits Expands Instructional Possibilities for Modular STEAM Student Set and Code Kit

Tech and Learning News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:45
Expansion Packs Improve Students’ Engineering Design and Coding Skills by Focusing on Grade and Subject Matter

34 NCAA Basketball Lesson Plan Resources and Links, Part 2: A PBL Series

Tech and Learning News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 06:13
In the last post I shared an almost PBL story that I hope you enjoyed. The post also contained 17 links to help bring the engagement and excitement of the NCAA tournament to your classroom.  When basketball can be integrated with content standards and 21st century education, everyone wins. Please take a moment to enjoy these next 17 links. 

AR/VR Application — The Future Meets the Classroom of Today

Tech and Learning News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 14:45
The stuff of science fiction can now be a reality in today’s classrooms.

Google Expands Support for Girls in STEM

Tech and Learning News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 07:29
Girl Powered workshops allow girls and boys to explore their interests and build robots alongside mentors in a comfortable, supportive environment while building their confidence, teamwork and communication skills.

5 Ways to Prevent Cheating on Your Google Form Quiz

Tech and Learning News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 06:07
Google Forms is a tremendous tool for organizing and automating digital quizzes. Here are five tips for designing "cheat proof" Google Forms!

Discovery launches new programs for classrooms

Tech and Learning News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 14:51
Engaging New Content From the NBA, RFK Human Rights, and More.

Capstone’s PebbleGo Relaunches This Fall With Accessibility for Children With Disabilities

Tech and Learning News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:11
"Equitable access for all means that every child can have a fun experience learning at school and at home with PebbleGo,” said Darin Rasmussen, VP of Digital Product Development.