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Apple’s Annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2019

Apple's Annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2019 Apple held its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 3-7 2019 in San Jose, CA, where it presented many new features and updates that will affect all of their developers & users. This post will cover the two most important topics that will affect teachers, educators, parents,…
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Bluebee Pals and Social Emotional Learning

The Every School Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) is a federal law that calls for a well-rounded (whole child) education and a shifting away from the narrow focus on academics. Under ESSA, teachers go beyond academics to cultivate positive student attitudes, values, and habits. Inter- and intra-personal (or, “social and emotional”) competencies include attitudes and…
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Where Does Funding for EdTech Come From?

Where Does Funding for EdTech Come From? Technology in the classroom can support educators and create a learning environment with improved communication, hands-on research and more effective testing. Technology can even better motivate students to learn, according to 74 percent of surveyed teachers. Since many schools don't have room in the budget for new technology,…
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5 Fabulous Apps That Work For All Levels

5 Fabulous Apps That Work For All Levels Educational technology has really taken off in the past few years, especially as technology skills become the new normal. Kids of today need to learn how to develop their own technology skills in order to survive the new digital landscape both in education and in their careers.…
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Education in the XXI century: 5 main rules

  Education in the XXI century: 5 main rules Introduction In the last century, education became available to a broader array of the population all over the world. Our entire society has made significant progress in making education affordable to those who are not at the very top of the income latter, which is essential…
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Roxie Munro on Gamification and the VALUE of Visuals

Roxie Munro on Gamification and the VALUE of Visuals For the last few years, almost every Thursday the Facebook Group E.A.T. (Educational App Talk) group has had a special event: EduAppTalk chat. Participants are teachers, educators, parents, authors, developers, and publishers. I am the director of E.A.T. and schedule all of the hosts for these chats along…
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Screen Time And Kids

Screen Time And Kids Screen time. In today’s connected world, there are more and more reasons to experience screen time. Screens are so prevalent, it’s hard to avoid them altogether. Having children only complicates the matter—do you find yourself wondering what the right amount of screen time for kids is? Your children are likely living…
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