Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education.

10 Important Skills for Active Listening

Author: EdTech Guy
Posted: January 24, 2015, 9:55 pm
January, 2015 Listening is an important skill that, unfortunately, is not given its due worth in school curricula. Listening is the key to understanding, a better understanding. It is a way of...

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This Is How to Search Chrome Web Store for Educational Apps and Extensions

Author: EdTech Guy
Posted: January 24, 2015, 8:57 pm
January 24, 2015 Chrome web store is the go-to platform when looking for educational Chrome apps and extensions. The store features a wide variety of apps covering different categories from...

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2 Wonderful Classroom Posters on Close Reading

Author: EdTech Guy
Posted: January 24, 2015, 5:50 am
January 24, 2015 Close reading is definitely a "survival skill" particularly in a world drowned in information. Close reading is all about reading differently, it is reading for deep understanding...

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Two Easy Ways to Take Screenshots on Chromebooks

Author: EdTech Guy
Posted: January 24, 2015, 5:35 am
January 23, 2015 After posting about  the best teacher tools for taking screenshots and annotating them, I received a request from a teacher asking about tools to use to take screenshots on...

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A Handy Interactive Chart Comparing The Best Laptops

Author: EdTech Guy
Posted: January 23, 2015, 8:52 pm
January, 2015 Here is a wonderful interactive chart from Global Network Discovery that you can use to compare the affordances of different laptops. The chart compares a wide variety of laptops on...

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7 Awesome Posters for Language Teachers

Author: EdTech Guy
Posted: January 23, 2015, 6:08 am
January 23, 2015 Today I brought you a collection of some interesting infographics and posters particularly useful for English language teachers. I curated this collection from Larry Ferlazzo’s...

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Educational Web Tools You Might Not Have Heard of

Author: EdTech Guy
Posted: January 23, 2015, 5:38 am
January 23, 2015 When designed well, technology can making life easier. Too bad most technology has the opposite effect. Here are a few notable tools that educators say have helped them in some way....

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The Best Teacher Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures

Author: EdTech Guy
Posted: January 23, 2015, 1:13 am
January 22, 2015 Creating tutorials and explanatory guides is best done through the help of screenshots. These are pictures we take of our screens to share with others or include in a visual...

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Google Released 3 Powerful Updates to Mobile Google Drive

Author: EdTech Guy
Posted: January 22, 2015, 9:16 pm
January 22, 2015 After the recent updates to Google Classroom , Google released today a new set of interesting updates to its iOS and Android apps for Docs, Sheets,...

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Personalized Learning Vs Traditional Learning

Author: EdTech Guy
Posted: January 22, 2015, 5:53 am
January 22, 2015 One of the biggest affordances of technology is towards the enhancement of the concept of personalized learning. Internet and more particularly web 2.0 technologies and mobile apps...

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Excellent Speech to Text Tool Integrated with Google Drive

Author: EdTech Guy
Posted: January 22, 2015, 5:36 am
January 22, 2015 Voice Recognition (former Dictation) is one of the most popular speech recognition apps in the Chrome store. The app, which works right from your Chrome browser, makes use of...

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New Google App to Control Your Computer Using Your iPad

Author: EdTech Guy
Posted: January 21, 2015, 6:49 pm
January 21, 2015 A few days ago Google released a free iPad app that allows you to control your computer using your iOS devices ( iPad or iPhone). But to use this app you will need to install the...

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Everything Teachers Need to Know about Dropbox

Author: EdTech Guy
Posted: January 21, 2015, 6:34 pm
January 21, 2015 Besides Google Drive, Dropbox is by far one of the most powerful cloud storage platforms out there. Dropbox offers new users up to 2GB of free storage space to start with and you can...

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Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Classroom

Author: EdTech Guy
Posted: January 21, 2015, 5:46 am
January 21, 2015 Google Classroom is definitely one of the best platforms out there for enhancing teachers workflow. It provides a set of powerful features that make  it an ideal tool to use...

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Useful Tools Students Can Use to Create 3D Models (Work on Chromebooks too)

Author: EdTech Guy
Posted: January 21, 2015, 5:21 am
January 21, 2015 Below are two useful tools you  can use with your students to create 3D models on the cloud. You do not need to download any software, the tools are web-based and, best of all,...

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4 Powerful Tools from Google to Teach Kids Coding

Author: EdTech Guy
Posted: January 21, 2015, 4:57 am
January, 2015 Coding is becoming one of the essential literacies in the 21st century education. There is a growing demand now for teaching students how to code. In his wonderful TED talk titled...

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A Good Visual Timeline On The History of Hashtag

Author: EdTech Guy
Posted: January 20, 2015, 6:02 am
January 20, 2015 This little digital creature called Hashtag has been revolutionizing the way people network, communicate and share on social media websites. It first started on Twitter around the...

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12 Ways Teachers Can use Google Classroom

Author: EdTech Guy
Posted: January 20, 2015, 5:44 am
January 20, 2015 Google Classroom which is only six months old has managed to host over 30 million assignments turned in by teachers and students. This is a big sign that the tool is being widely...

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A Beautiful Visual On The impact of Social Media on Students

Author: EdTech Guy
Posted: January 20, 2015, 5:17 am
January 20, 2015 There is a growing debate inside educational circles on the impact of social media on students learning. Studies are divided between those that empirically attest to the importance...

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Great Platforms to Find Open Educational Resources

Author: EdTech Guy
Posted: January 19, 2015, 6:18 am
January, 2015 Here is a list of free educational tools that will help you find some great open educational resources (OERs). Bookmark them, pin them, and add them to your...

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