{Edtech} Do voice assistants have a place in the classroom?

During the holiday season, connected devices containing voice-activated assistants from Amazon (Alexa) and Google were among the most popular gifts. This week at the giant Consumer Electronics Show (CES), lots of companies demonstrated many more future products infused with Alexa, Google, and Apple’s Siri. Including “smart” shower hardware. But, according to the ACLU blog, you may want […]

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{Edtech Tools} Ten toys that teach programming

Coding is a fundamental skill for children to learn in school, but it is more than just feeding programming into a computer. Learning to code teaches valuable cognitive skills like critical thinking and problem solving. As coding moves from school to home, many toy manufacturers are responding with gadgets that turn homework into a game. […]

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Easily create portfolios and engage parents with FreshGrade

FreshGrade is free apps for collaboration between teachers, students and parents with digital portfolios, learning objectives, grade book and communications Source: FreshGrade: Digital Portfolios, Grade Books + Engagement After watching the product walkthrough video, I am left impressed. FreshGrade is a way to collect student work, either by your or by the student, and reflect on that […]

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Collabrify Suite is a great set of free apps from the Intergalactic Mobile Learning Center

The Collabrify Suite from the Intergalactice Mobile Learning Center is a collection of free apps for use in the primary and middle school classroom. The suite consists of the follow 5 apps: Collabrify Chart looks a little like a spreadsheet, but with slightly easier options to make charting easier. Collabrify KWL allows the easy creation of Know/Want/Learn […]

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Create interactive multimedia easily with Buncee

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Although I’m a little torn on the name, Buncee offers a drag and drop interface for creating multimedia. The projects can then be view-able on the web or on the iOS apps. The gallery has some great examples of seeing how you could use the tool in your classroom. While there is a free tier, […]

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