Technology in School

17 Little-Known Tips, Tricks and Hacks for Using Google in the Classroom

Here’s a slightly Orwellian way to check whether your students may have plagiarized part of their essays: the Chrome extension Draftback, which plays back the revision history of any Google doc you can edit—down to the keystroke.

The 10 Best VR Apps for Classrooms Using Merge VR’s New Merge Cube

Recently, the world of virtual reality was shaken up when the popular Merge Cube by Merge VR dropped in price from $15 to just a dollar at many Walmart stores. When using specific apps, these cubes showcase different experiences as you rotate the block around with your hands. If you haven’t held a Merge Cube yet, they're made of a soft rubber material that’s comparable to a stiffer stress ball. (If you want to test out the apps first, you can print out a temporary paper cube.)

With Limited Options, a Struggling Campus Prepares Students for Life After High School

As we walk towards the new Career Launch Center, Anabel Garza, principal at Reagan Early College High School in Austin, Texas, greets two young men in the hallway. They look up to see who is addressing them then look back down, walking past her without a response.

Three Ways to Support Educators Who Hate to Teach Writing

“Another English teacher just switched to gym because she couldn’t do it anymore,” a teacher from Georgia recently told me. “I love teaching and helping kids grow,” she added, “but I hate that writing instruction takes up hours and hours of my life.” She’s not alone in her sentiments. A 2016 study of 3rd to 8th grade educators found that only 55% of teachers said they enjoy teaching writing.

Here Are Three Types of Administrators Who Drive Achievement—and Two Who Don't

In the months since launching our school and district pilot program, the Kiddom team has collectively spent thousands of hours meeting with administrators to better understand their workflows, facilitate contextualized staff workshops, and support ongoing partnerships. Our goal?

The Real Reason Your Translation App Will Never Replace Language Learning

Of all the classroom subjects technology is poised to change, perhaps none stoke the imagination quite like language learning. As wearable tech and machine translation become increasingly sophisticated, many see them as the future. In-ear technology promises to make 40 languages comprehensible in approximately two seconds lag time. Wearables and translators are undoubtedly handy tools. They make life easier. If you’ve ever communicated solely with facial expressions, gestures and onomatopoeia, then you understand their value.

5 Ways Educators Can Help Families Make Better Use of Tech Outside the Classroom

Even as schools continue to invest heavily in technology on campus, we are still staring down what experts call the “device gap,” where students from lower-income backgrounds don’t have the same digital access as their middle class peers. For students and classrooms, that divide can have real impact.

The 5th ‘C’ of 21st Century Skills? Try Computational Thinking (Not Coding)

For better or worse, computing is pervasive, changing how and where people work, collaborate, communicate, shop, eat, travel, learn and quite simply, live. From the arts to sciences and politics, no field has been untouched.The last decade has also seen the rise of disciplines generically described as “computational X,” where “X” stands for any one of a large range of fields from physics to journalism. Here’s what Google autocomplete shows when you type “computational.” (You can try it for yourself!)

CS For All Means Reaching Those Boys Who Do Not Code

During the last eight plus years of teaching kids to code, I have constantly worried about the girls who feel they do not belong in the world of computer science. I have created curriculum, strategies and a classroom environment to help girls fall in love with the subject. I am happy to report that many of these efforts show promise, and I continue to work on these each day. There is still so much more to be done to encourage girls to participate in computer science.

AP Results: More Test-Takers—But Achievement Amongst Minority Students Stagger

The College Board recently released its Advanced Placement (AP) program results for the class of 2017—and it’s largely a mixed bag, with a greater number of overall test takers but significant achievement gaps still impacting success rates. Here are some highlights:

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