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EdTech Resources July 28 2014

When your computer won't turn on

A lot of problems can keep a computer from booting Windows (or any other operating system). Fortunately, you can get a pretty good idea by noting how and when the PC fails. If you press the power button and nothing happens, you've got a very different problem than if the PC starts but Windows never loads.

7 iPad Apps to Help Students With Dyslexia

These apps are designed to help students with dyslexia develop literacy skills at a manageable pace.

New To Android? Make Your Smartphone Work For You, Not Against

If this article's title caught your attention, I'll bet you have received your first smartphone recently and have no idea what to do with it. Perhaps your children convinced you to finally upgrade from a feature or 'dumb' phone, or maybe you were curious about what an advanced device could do for you. If this…

10 Google Map Tricks You’ll Never Know If You Miss This

Google Maps is far more extensive than many people know. Don't try it again until you check out these 10 Google Map tricks!

24 Useful Tricks for the iPhone And iPad Most People Don’t Know

This article introduces the top 24 useful tricks for the iPhone and iPad you may not even know about. Keep reading to find some helpful tips.

We Are Teachers

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How Teens Are Really Using Social Media - Edudemic

A lot of kids are using social media these days, and even if that isn’t surprising to you, it may be surprising to you just how many of them are using it and just how much. Leveraging these popular social media tools in the classroom is a no-brainer: everything from Twitter and Facebook all the …

7 Lightweight Versions of Your Favorite Apps

Apps are eating up our phone's battery faster than we like. We've compiled a list of seven free versions of our favorite apps to help you save battery.

Know the ISTE Standards for Teachers 3

To meet the third ISTE Standard for Teachers, educators must model digital age work and learning for their students, including the use of digital tools. Here’s an example of how an art teacher might shape a lesson on layering to address the standard.

5 Essential Add-Ons For Dropbox

Many of us rely on Dropbox for file syncing and backup, but you might not be aware of all the different extensions and services that you can plug into it. Here are our five favorite Dropbox add-ons to supercharge your storage.

Don’t Teach Math, Coach It

What I learned from baseball about making learning fun.

Digital Citizenship Resources

Common Sense Media serves as a huge repository of resources that addresses many of the curricular needs.  Like any repository, teachers should use their professional judgement with respect to the r...

Google Hangouts - a complete guide!

This is the fifth video in a series of five. It covers just about everything you'll need to know about Google Hangouts, including Hangouts-On-Air. Check out ...

The power of digital student portfolios

This past spring, I was asked to substitute teach in one of our first-grade classrooms. There were no guest teachers available that day so, as the elementa

5 Time-Saving Ways Teachers Can Use Google Forms - Edudemic

One of my favorite features of Google Drive is Google Forms. If you’re unfamiliar with this, think of it as a way to create quick surveys that can be used for a number of applications. Google automatically aggregates this data into a Google Spreadsheet, making forms a great way to quickly collect and share information. …

How To Actually Delete your Digital Footprint - Edudemic

Helping students understand their digital footprint is an integral part of being a good digital citizen. Knowing that you leave behind a little trail of digital breadcrumbs as you conduct your digital life is useful  - and can even help you in some scenarios (like when you need to hunt down something you remember seeing …

How To Customize Your Windows Sound Effects

Sound has been an important part of computing for the last two decades, but the actual details of changing and customizing sound in Windows has remained both static and a little bit obscure. Most users know that you can change sounds, yet that's just the tip of the iceberg. Finding new custom sounds for Windows, or even…

New Crossword App Impresses Even Our Crossword Puzzle Guru

Crosswords are not just for brainiacs; It has a wide range of puzzles on a variety of pop culture themes, like movies, music, television, and sports. I solve crosswords every day: I also write “Wordplay,” the daily crossword blog of The New York Times. Created by a relatively new games company called PuzzleSocial, the Daily Celebrity Crossword is exactly that: a free, daily crossword puzzle that is crammed with celebrity clues and answers.

Save WASTED Data Usage on Your iPhone (If You Use Facebook)

Do you own an iPhone and use Facebook? Use this simple trick to save a lot of potentially wasted data. Android Instructions: 1. Go into the Facebook App 2. H...