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7 Note-Taking Apps and Websites Reviewed

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled and reviewed this list of its top note-taking apps and websites.

6 STEM Apps for Higher-Order Thinking Reviewed

Common Sense Media’s new service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews on learning apps and websites, has compiled and reviewed its top picks for STEM apps that encourage higher-order thinking.

Reviewed: 10 Apps for Building Language and Social Skills

Common Sense Media’s new service Graphite reviews these skill-building apps.

5 Top Middle School ELA Apps and Websites Reviewed

Looking for great apps and sites that match standards you need to teach? Common Sense Media’s new service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews on learning apps and websites, has compiled and reviewed its top picks.

5 Top Middle School Math Apps Reviewed

Common Sense Media’s new service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews on learning apps and websites, has compiled and reviewed its top picks for middle school math.

Better Learning Through Game Design

The World Wide Workshop's six-year-old social learning network, Globaloria, is designed to teach science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills through hands-on game design and programming.

Ushering iPad into the Classroom

A number of built-in features, tools, and add-ons are helping to propel Apple's iPad into the classroom. Technology analyst Denise Harrison looks at the benefits of iPad in education and predicts some unanticipated applications

First Look: Photoshop CS5 Extended

Adobe has formally unveiled Creative Suite 5, including a a significantly expanded version of Photoshop, with new tools ranging from "Content-Aware" spot healing to paint brushes that can mix and blend with the canvas. We have a first look at some of the major new features coming up in the latest release.

Free Science Resources Online

Looking for ways to encourage student interest in science? These authoritative sites arm teachers not only with free multimedia, projects, and other deep resources, but also lesson plans and standards-aligned, curriculum-focused materials that will help you make the most of these educational and entertaining tools.

Review: Wacom Cintiq 12WX

Whether you're participating in digital media instruction personally or merely supporting visual arts programs on your campuses, you no doubt have Wacom tablets up near the top of the equipment list. They're integral in the production of digital art, and they're ubiquitous in all realms of professional creative work--from animation studios to graphic arts shops to post-production houses. Economic realities may have limited your choices in the past, but that changed this month when Wacom launched its new entry-level Cintiq, the Cintiq 12WX, bringing a mid-range price tag to high-end graphics input.

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