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Fascinating and downright scary cellphone addiction statistics

Recent research, collected by Android app Locket, monitored how many times its 150,000 users checked their phone in a day. They found that users did this a staggering 110 times a day,[1] whilst another study carried out by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers found the average user checks their phone nearer …

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Supporting innovation

When schools try to innovate, they often take a traditional top-down approach: devise a strategy, roll it out to teachers and support a high-fidelity implementation. The end result is often one that lacks teacher support or genuine enthusiasm — initiatives putter along and change is sporadic or modest.In education and …

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Should schools be run as a business?

Running schools as a business gives very little back to the taxpayer. It gives even less to the student. Source: Why Schools Should NOT Be Run Like Businesses | gadflyonthewallblog If you ever wanted a ton of research on why schools should not be run as businesses, this is the …

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Create a link to a specific Gmail account

If you are logged into multiple Google accounts in your browser, it can be cumbersome to get to a specific gmail account. The standard operating procedure is to navigate to, then click on the accounts avatar and select the account you want to use. But there is a way …

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Optimizing and task switching

Have you considered the high cost of task switching? It probably takes you a little while to stop doing one thing and start doing another with efficiency. What happens when you switch less often? Also: Consider the sprint test. If there’s a task that comes up often, challenge yourself and …

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15 more edtech trends for 2017

With every new year comes new ideas. To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual real… Source: 15 hot edtech trends for 2017 Instead of one person’s opinion, this article lists the responses …

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Adding technology to old school blocks

At Forest Grove Elementary School, along the Ohio River just northwest of Pittsburgh, the Rust Belt is giving way to educational innovation. In a windowless room in the library, first- and second-graders experiment with a strange teaching device that’s half computer and half wooden play table. A giant computer screen …

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Tracking goals, tech in schools, and culture – Top 3 for the week

Using Google Calendar to track goals Google Calendar can help you set and track goals. How will technology define schools? The age old question of edtech’s role in school. Creating a culture of learning Sir Ken Robinson is at it again.

Using Google Calendar to track goals

New Year’s resolutions are a lot easier to create than they are to keep. Luckily, Goals in Google Calendar is there to help you find time for the things that matter. Set a goal like “run 3 times a week,” and Calendar will help you find the time and stick to it. …

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What’s the most popular browser? Chrome!

The others aren’t even close. One time market-leader Microsoft Windows’ Internet Explorer is a distant third. Source: Chrome is the most popular web browser of all | ZDNet This is based on data collected by the federal governments Digital Analytics Program (DAP), which analyzes data collected from about 5,000 government …

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