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The Importance of Change Management in Facilitating Instructional Technology Adoption

August 31, 2014

While Technology Continues to Evolve, the “Concerns Based Adoption Model” Remains as Relevant Today as it was in 1987 I recently read a great article about supporting technology integration in schools by Dr. Salvatore Corda. Corda is a Board Member at The College of Westchester and an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership […]

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Chronicle – Teacher’s iPad App Simplifies the Management of Assessments

August 12, 2014

Revisiting a Highly Rated Assessment Tool for the iOS Platform There are so many excellent assessment tools now available to educators. How does a teacher begin to manage them all? Student Response Systems, free poll and survey tools, digital quiz tools … the purpose of these assessment tools, as well as more traditional ways of […]

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Connecting Parents to Their Children’s Teachers and Schools With Living Tree

June 17, 2014

Raising the Pride: Merging Education & Technology With The Heart Of A Lion! If you ever doubted the power “parent involvement” plays in impacting students’ own academic commitment, watch this awe-inspiring performance presented by Daniel Hand High School’s show choir “VIBE”: Ranked amongst the top twenty-five show choirs in the nation, the students participating in […]

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Remind101 – A Free Tool for Text Messaging Students and Parents

June 15, 2014

3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tip Video Shows how Easy it is to Text Message or Email Groups of Opted-In Students and Parents With Remind101 A couple of months ago I wrote a post about the powerful possibility of teachers and administrators being able to communicate with students using text messaging programmatically (that is, without […]

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Understanding how Big Data can Help Improve Teaching, With 2 Examples

June 12, 2014

We’ve Been Hearing a lot About Big Data Lately, but What Does it Mean for Educators? Wikipedia defines Big Data as, “a blanket term for any collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications.” Okay, that’s nice. But how […]

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10 Proactive Steps for Schools to Limit Student Issues With Social Media

June 8, 2014

Educators and Parents are Faced With More Social Media Based Issues With Their Young Students Every Year. A Proactive Stance can Help. Recently I attended an orientation session for my daughter, in preparation for her entering 6th grade next year. During the session, the teachers did a great job of raising awareness of the growing […]

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It’s 2014 – Can You (Systematically) Text Your Students?

April 13, 2014

Teachers and Administrators Should be Able to Communicate with Students Using Text Messaging (but NOT With Their own Phones). Not too long ago, a teacher said to me, “Why can’t we text our students? That’s how they communicate”. That stuck with me. Texting turned 20 years old in 2012 (wow!). According to ChaCha, way back […]

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How Digitally Enabled Educators are Using Technology and What They Want to Learn More About

April 6, 2014

Survey Results: Today’s Tech-Aware Educators are Focused on Engaging Students, Learning About New Tools, and Enabling Active Learning. Over the last month or so EmergingEdTech ran a survey seeking input from educators like you. The goal was to make sure we understand what you want to know about education and instructional technology, and what your […]

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Interview with Innovative Higher Ed CIO and Thought Leader Phil Komarny (Part 2 of 2)

January 28, 2014

Seton Hill University CIO Phil Komarny: Powerful Ideas for Professional Development, Innovative Service, the Most Effective Uses of Digital Technologies in Education, and more. On Sunday we shared Part 1 of this interview with CIO Phil Komarny, learning about his formula for Mobile Strategy success, enhancements in the iPad program at the forward-thinking university, the […]

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Ed Tech Thought Leader Interview: Innovative CIO Phil Komarny (Part 1 of 2)

January 26, 2014

CIO Phil Komarny has spent many years at the intersection of education and technology. Here, in the first of a new series of education technology thought leadership interviews, Komarny shares his thoroughly informed perspective on mobile learning, iPads in higher education, social media’s role in learning, and more. As a prominent higher education CIO, Phil […]

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