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How Does Google Autocomplete EdTech Terms?
Did you all see the image online about each state’s biggest stereotype, according to Google’s autocomplete feature in search? If you missed it, here’s the image from the Huffington Post.
Posted in Technology, Uncategorized Tagged Android, Apple, apps, Behavior, Classroom, Education, Educators, gaming, Google, IOS, IPad, iTunes, Learning, Psychology, Special education, Technology 3 Comments
Can Video Games Make You Smarter?
Have you guys heard about the YouTube channel ASAP Science? Every week they post a short, animated video about some scientific concept. It’s a bit “pop-sciency,” but I like it a lot. The videos are entertaining and cite scientific research … Continue reading
Posted in Academics, Gaming, Technology Tagged asap science, asapscience, edtech, education technology, Educational technology, games, gamification, gaming, Learning, video games Leave a comment
5 Important Questions before Giving your Child a Smart Device
Today’s post comes from guest blogger Reese Jones. Reese is an IOS and android fan who loves phones and print media. Reese writes regularly for Techie Doodlers. She is also a keen footballer (for those in the US, that mean soccer!) and … Continue reading
Posted in Parenting, Technology Tagged Android, Children, Education, education technology, Educational technology, gaming, IOS, IPad, IPhone, K through 12, kids, Mobile phone, Smart device 3 Comments
A Physics Education App that Teaches!
One of the complaints I frequently hear from teachers is that there just aren’t very many good high school level science instruction apps out there. And from what I’ve seen, they’re right. There are plenty of science tool apps…like interactive periodic … Continue reading
Junky Educational Apps and the People Who Make Them.
The other day I had another reminder of just how naive I really am. You’d think by now I would be a bit wilier. But no. So here’s the story. You all know that I review a LOT of educational … Continue reading
Posted in App Reviews & Recs, Technology Tagged Adaptive learning, Android, App Store, apps, Decision making, Education, education apps, education technology, Educational technology, gaming, IPad, IPhone, iTunes, ITunes Store, Learning, mlearning, Professional development, Student, Teacher, Technology, Thought, Twitter 19 Comments
Numerosity: review of a new Math app from ThoughtBox!
Today I’m so fortunate to be blogging to you from the West Indian island of Grenada…the Spice Island…where there are frequent reminders of the fact that the issues we debate here on this blog truly are “first-world problems.” This week … Continue reading
Posted in App Reviews & Recs, STEM Tagged App Store, apps, Dublin, Education, education apps, Educational technology, gaming, instruction, Instructional design, IOS, IPad, K through 12, Learning, Mastery learning, Math, math apps, Mathematics, teaching 1 Comment
Algebra, Chocolate-Covered Broccoli and Insanity
As all of you know by now, I spend quite a bit of my time reviewing ed tech products. And as I’ve been reviewing educational apps I’ve always wondered what would happen when the day came when the material got … Continue reading
Posted in App Reviews & Recs, Instructional Design, STEM, Technology Tagged Advanced Placement Calculus, Algebra, algebra apps, App Store, Apple, Child, Classroom, Education, education apps, educational apps, Educational technology, gaming, Instructional design, IPad, IPhone, K through 12, Learning, Mastery learning, Math, math apps, Quiz, Recreation, teaching 7 Comments
Temple Run is Educational!! (What??)
I have to confess that, as an educator, it’s kind of hard for me to think outside the box when it comes to the “educational” benefits of some of the game apps that are available for kids today. So I … Continue reading
Posted in App Reviews & Recs Tagged Android, AppStore, Education, Eye–hand coordination, Fine motor skill, games, gaming, IPad, IPhone, Math, Motor skill, Temple, Temple Run 19 Comments
Mobile Apps in Education….what is “Success?”
This week I’m attending the Sandbox Summit at MIT. The focus of the Sandbox Summit is kids, play, education and mobile apps. It’s a fairly small group that is attending…probably about 200 or so people…and a really cool cross-section from … Continue reading