Technology in the Classroom

The Pros and Cons of Short Throw Projection

Tech and Learning News - 6 hours 37 min ago
When discussing the throw capabilities of a projector, the “short vs long” code is referring to the amount of distance you’ll need to “throw” an image between the projector itself and the screen to get the display size you desire. Simply put, the lens and mirror assembly built into a projector determine its throw distance capability. While most projectors send light onto the screen directly through the lens, Ultra Short Throw projectors direct the emitting lens light away from the screen — reflecting from a mirror of specific angle to direct the image on the screen. This is how they achieve the narrow distance from the installation point to the screen. Regardless of brand, these are categorized by how much distance the projector needs from the screen to create a 100″ image.

2019 Yidan Prize Laureates Announced

Tech and Learning News - 8 hours 6 min ago
Professor Usha GOSWAMI and Sir Fazle Hasan ABED KCMG receive the world’s largest international prize in education.

Google Classroom Earns 5-Star Educator Enthusiasm

Tech and Learning News - 14 hours 25 min ago
Google Classroom helps teachers manage workflow and communication with their students (it's available as a website, an Android app, and an iOS app).

Best Mobile Apps for Students

Tech and Learning News - 14 hours 34 min ago
We’ve looked at apps for a wide range of grade levels — from elementary school up to high school — and these are our favorite mobile apps for students.

New SEL Curriculum Addresses Skills for Student Emotional Regulation, Behavior Management

Tech and Learning News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 20:12
“Our tools are grounded in current research, easy for both teachers and students to use, and are focused on the key social-emotional skills that all learners truly need," said Lori Jackson, applied educational psychologist and co-founder of The Connections Model

Global Oneness Project Teaches Global Themes With MultiMedia Stories From Around the World

Tech and Learning News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 07:04
The Global Oneness Project produces high-quality digital stories for classrooms.

Mickey's Typing Adventure Review

Tech and Learning News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 05:53
The world of Mickey Mouse and his friends cleverly disguises some serious, structured instruction in this kids typing software.

Holy Artwork, Batman! Teachers Should be Using #SeeingAmerica and SmartHistory!

Tech and Learning News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 05:24
There are tons of things to explore at Smarthistory.

Best Laptops for Kids 2019: The Top Laptops for Kids in Elementary School and Beyond

Tech and Learning News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 05:15
From our friends at TechRadar: The best laptop for kids will usually take the form of a rugged, cheap tablet… that is, if they’re to be used by young to school age kids. If you’re kid is in high school, you might want to go for a proper laptop, especially when it’s for school projects and homework.

Class Tech Tips: 5 Tips for Creating Infographics with Students

Tech and Learning News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 05:01
For student consumers and student creators, infographics are an absolute must-have.

Districts Adopt Gaggle Digital Security Solution

Tech and Learning News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 21:02
"We are pleased to join the Gaggle team given our intense focus on the health, safety, and well-being of our students and community,” said Dr. Mark Johnston, superintendent, Shenandoah County Public Schools, Virginia.

Minecraft: Kids Learn 21st Century Skills While Building New Worlds

Tech and Learning News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 07:22
Minecraft is a sandbox game that can be adapted to fit nearly any objective or subject, with lessons lasting as short as one period or the entire year.

Kids Master Skills at Their Own Pace Using Khan Academy

Tech and Learning News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 07:15
Khan Academy, a free website aimed at promoting self-paced instruction, houses thousands of academic videos that are baked into guided, adaptive instruction.

Heading Structure Guidance to Make Content Better & Accessible

Tech and Learning News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 05:35
Here's why content is better with headings

Back to School: Tips & Tools to Make Your Year a Success!

Tech and Learning News - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 13:24
From the latest classroom tech to organizational tips, Tech & Learning's editors and advisors share ideas that can help you make this school year a success!

CatchOn Partners With Troxell-CDI

Tech and Learning News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 20:49
CatchOn, provider of data analytics to K–12 schools, announced today a strategic partnership with Troxell-CDI to deliver actionable insights for education communities to make data-informed decisions.

OK Go Sandbox Spurs STEAM Creativity With Music Videos

Tech and Learning News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 08:05
OK Go Sandbox hooks kids with indie group OK Go's music videos and then follows up with guided inquiry and engineering design challenges.

Ten Questions to Ask when Creating a STEM Culture in Education

Tech and Learning News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 07:54
As you might know, I am very excited about STEM education! In fact, get ready for a series of helpful STEM posts. For consultations and presentations at schools across the country I have developed these ten questions you may want to ask as you develop or assess STEM possibilities for students. Also, please take a moment to subscribe to this blog by RSS or email, and  join me on twitter at mjgormans . I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL and STEM. Most of all, thanks for being one of those 30,000+ visitors a month and over 14,000 subscribers. Also, remember that I can come to your conference or school district and provide engaging, authentic, practical, and purposeful professional development . See booking info and please contact me anytime at ( Thanks so much.  Michael Gorman (21centuryedtech).

Best AR Toys 2019

Tech and Learning News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 06:54
Augmented Reality technology is cheaper than Virtual Reality gear, and it offers plenty of educational possibilities.

Samsung Launches 10th Annual Solve for Tomorrow STEM Contest

Tech and Learning News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 20:56
Public school teachers can apply for this year’s program now through October 23, 2019.