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Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers.

EmergingEdTech Teaching Technology Tweet Wrap

This week in the Wrap … a great short video from Michael Wesch and an article about his recent work (Wesch is the teacher behind the massively viral 2007 video “Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us”), 7 hobbies that science says will make you smarter, alternatives to Google Image search, common mistakes teachers make with tech and should strive to avoid, tools for creating online timelines, flipping the field trip, a screen you can twist and bend, unlocking the learning potential of the iPad, and much, much more!

15 Common Mistakes Teachers Make Teaching With Technology
http://www.teachthought.com/technology/5-mistakes-youre-probably-making-with-technology-in-learning/

3d Printing From the iPad! (Anyone done this?)
http://www.123dapp.com/tinkerplay

Great video about recognizing students for who they are transforming how they learn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=141&v=mZedcQoY0iw

Survey: 88 Percent Of Parents Expect All K-12 Classrooms To Go Digital By 2025
http://www.ischoolguide.com/articles/23697/20150827/mcgraw-hill-education-survey-parents-classrooms-digital.htm

Are Open Education Resources Ready for Adaptive-Learning Technology?
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2015/08/open_education_resources_adaptive_technology.html

Ever Flipped a Field Trip? Check out These Why’s & How’s!
http://www.flippedclassroomworkshop.com/flip-your-field-trip/

Eight Alternatives to Google Image Search
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2015/08/eight-alternatives-to-google-image.html

These Videos Could Change How You Think About Teaching
http://chronicle.com/article/These-Videos-Could-Change-How/232645/

U.S. Educators Are Failing To Meet The Demand For Computer Science
http://arc.applause.com/2015/08/25/computer-science-education-united-states/

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/249752

Six Tools for Creating Online Timelines – A Comparison Chart
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2015/08/six-tools-for-creating-online-timelines.html

3 Ways Mobile Technology Is Transforming Learning Spaces
http://thejournal.com/articles/2015/08/25/3-ways-mobile-technology-is-transforming-learning-spaces.aspx

Should Teachers Use Twitter? This Flowchart Says Probably
http://www.teachthought.com/social-media/should-teachers-use-twitter-this-flowchart-says-probably/

Achieving Student Success Through #Gamification
http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/08/19/achieving-student-success-through-non-academic-means.aspx

Does On-demand learning have a big role to play in bridging the looming digital and IT skills gap?
http://www.cbronline.com/news/verticals/cio-agenda/does-on-demand-learning-have-a-big-role-to-play-in-bridging-the-looming-digital-and-it-skills-gap-4654338

This screen won’t break if you bend and twist it
http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2015/08/14/flexible-screen-technology.cnnmoney/

Department of Education Wants You to Build the Next Great Education App
http://www.gamesandlearning.org/2015/08/24/department-of-education-wants-you-to-build-the-next-great-education-app/

Evidence-Based Badging in a Learner-Centered Context (Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFn-lpvfk3U&feature=youtu.be

Rethinking the computer game as a teaching tool
http://www.dailydemocrat.com/general-news/20150821/rethinking-the-computer-game-as-a-teaching-tool

Best Free Blogging Sites (Comparison)
http://www.startablog123.com/best-free-blogging-sites/

Unlocking The Learning Potential Of The iPad
http://www.teachthought.com/technology/10-secrets-to-unlocking-the-learning-potential-of-the-ipad/

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EmergingEdTech Founder Kelly Walsh will deliver a full day Flipped Classroom Workshop at The College of Westchester in White Plains, NY on Friday October 16th, 2015. Come Join Us!

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Overview

This full day workshop will provide a practical learning experience for all educators wishing to develop a plan to incorporate flipped teaching and learning techniques into their classes and courses. Those who have started working with flipped classroom techniques who wish to learn more and develop their plans will also benefit from this workshop.

Educators working in all grade levels and subject areas are welcomed and encouraged to attend! Trainer Kelly Walsh has provided flipped classroom professional development to hundreds of teachers and other education professionals in Elementary, Middle, and High Schools, Undergrad and Graduate Higher Ed and Professional Trainers (check out the testimonials on the registration page to learn more!).

This professional development workshop will incorporate flipped instruction techniques – you will be expected to watch a brief a video beforehand and discuss observations and questions with other participants online before attending. Additionally, practical hands-on exercises will provide active learning experiences and help to reinforce techniques and content being covered (bring your laptops or tablets!).

A free copy of the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book eBook will also be provided to all participants as a resource for further learning and exploration.

Workshop Details

DATE: Friday, October 16, 2015 (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM)

LOCATION: The College of Westchester, 325 Central Avenue, White Plain, NY

COST: $299 (20% Discount for Early Registration! Just $239 through Sep 15!).
Group Discounts Also Available.

CLICK HERE FOR LEARNING OBJECTIVES, TESTIMONIALS,
& FURTHER DETAILS … AND TO REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP!

 

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Simplify Classroom Organization (and Save Paper) With JotForm

August 25, 2015

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Going Mobile, Better Trip Preparation, Post-Trip Fun, and More … Technology has already changed the way students learn in the classroom. Less attention has been paid to tech’s impact on students’ other educational experiences such as field trips. The field trip of the future might use technology in plenty of exciting ways, all of which […]

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Early Registration for Fall 4 Week Online Flipped Classroom Workshop is Open!

August 13, 2015

Come Join This Popular Online Offering and Build (or Improve on) a Custom Plan to Flip Your Classroom! EmergingEdTech Founder Kelly Walsh has been delivering this unique, affordable online training since 2012. Teachers from across the globe have taken this convenient professional development workshop … educators from elementary grades all the way up to graduate […]

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App Ed Review Roundup for August 2015: Test Prep Apps

August 10, 2015

It’s Never Too Early to Start Preparing for Critical Standardized Tests Standardized tests can be as scary as just the letters ACT, SAT, and AP and these tests can send shivers down students’ spines! Confidence for students going into such important tests is crucial, and confidence is built through practice. The earlier students get to […]

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Education Technology and Teaching Tweet Wrap for Week Ending 08-08-15

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Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers. This week … virtual reality is combining digital learning and the real world and bringing the astronaut’s experience to students, busting stereotypes and connecting girls and women with science and tech, […]

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