In this Digital Buzz Interview, Reshan Richards, creator of Explain Everything, shares the origin story for how Explain Everything came to be (3 years old today!), tips for students and teachers hoping to become app builders and does a live demo of some little known features in Explain Everything. Finally, he ends with some exciting "coming soon" features!
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What makes me stop and listen are apps and programs that offer new opportunities for my students. Tools that amplify students' ideas, thinking, or access to the global learning community. I also perk up at tools that work collaboratively with other great tools. Open APIs, shared platforms or a willingness to adapt to support multiple systems are incredibly helpful as a teacher who needs to think about reconciling multiple apps, operating systems and workflow systems. So with this in mind, here are a seven of my favorite new (and not so new) apps, tools and programs that have me digging in deeper.
March 13, 2014
As more and more of our classrooms go 1:1 with technology, they are being faced with new challenges. One that looms over many teachers' heads is what to do when students misuse the devices? That is, what is the appropriate response when a student is on the wrong app at the wrong time, downloads games to their device when they're supposed to be building a website, writes four-lettered words on a class discussion board, or worse - engages in cyberbullying?
December 12, 2013
Pepsi or Coke? Mac or PC? Burger King or McDonalds? With brand rivalries like these people tend to pick their team and stick with it. I've witnessed patrons sending back drinks when they order a Coke and instead receive a Pepsi. I've seen wedding guests venomously arguing about which french fry reig...
November 07, 2013
How do you support teacher growth and thus student growth when it comes to technology? How do you convince a tech-resistant staff to adopt new devices or pedagogies? How do you create and sustain a culture of innovation? While there isn't a single answer to any of these questions, here are six strategies I've found successful so far.
October 31, 2013
Happy Halloween! Did you know that there may be ghosts in your tech budget? Today we're going to explore how to scare out these specters so as to make well-informed tech purchases. As you may know from reading this blog, I whole-heartedly advocate for 1:1 classrooms (that is, one device per student...