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Administrative Solutions

Simplify Classroom Organization (and Save Paper) With JotForm

August 25, 2015

This Easy-to-Use Form Software Makes it a Snap to go Digital with Forms! Staying organized at school is no picnic. Paper piles, lesson plans, grade books, and untidy supply cabinets all pose threats to your zen-like classroom presence. But the savvy teacher knows to make use of technology tools to stay organized. That explains the […]

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Exploring Microsoft OneNote for Teaching and Learning

July 23, 2015

Creative Commons licensed image source Share, Brainstorm, Collaborate, Organize, for free, with OneNote. After being introduced to Microsoft OneNote at the UB Tech 2015 conference, I found myself really curious to learn more about it and take it for a test drive. My interest comes from two perspectives – one, as a tool for productivity […]

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Increase Student Engagement with the Top Hat Lecture Platform

July 16, 2015

When education technology software providers reach out to me and can share interesting, affordable tools that they can back up with teacher testimonials, I’m willing to hear what they have to say. If the product interests me, I offer to let them provide an original article to share with EmergingEdTech readers. The folks from Top […]

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What do YOU think of the President’s College Scorecard?

June 30, 2015

Few People Seem to be Aware of  This Well Intentioned but Questionably Executed Tool The idea of having a platform where consumers can easily compare colleges seems to be a good one, but there are far more subtleties to what differentiates one institution of higher education from another than are reflected in the President’s College […]

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Get to Know ClassDojo – Manage and Motivate Your Class With Ease (Totally Free)

May 19, 2015

In Week 11 of the Try-a-Tool-a-Week Challenge we checked out ClassDojo. As with many of the fun free tools we’ve been checking out, the feedback has been quite positive. K-12 teachers use ClassDojo to encourage students with positive feedback, make it easy to communicate with parents, and save time! I could write more about it, […]

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How Your Students can Know WHAT’S DUE, 2015 Style

April 16, 2015

Free App Makes it a Snap to Keep Students, Parents, up to Date on … What’s Due! This is a great free app, although be forewarned that your colleagues might get a little frustrated when your students start asking them, “Why don’t you use the WhatsDueApp too?”! The process for the teacher is a snap […]

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Standards Planner – Manage Lesson Materials and Resources in Minutes, Free and Easy!

March 3, 2015

Get organized AND get thousands of resources to aid with new national and state standards! Have you found it difficult implementing the common core or other national standards in the classroom? Does bookmarking and linking to different sites and material become tedious and inconvenient? Do you ever find yourself wishing all teaching materials could be […]

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Five Things to Consider When Purchasing an LMS for K-12

January 1, 2015

These Considerations can Help Schools Make an Informed LMS Selection Educators sorting through the vast number of learning management systems (LMSs) currently on the K-12 market have to deal with the fact that different systems offer different features and to different degrees. That means that purchasing an LMS is a matter of deciding which one […]

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4 Sites that Rate Education and Instructional Technology Products and Services

December 21, 2014

These Sites Offer a Variety of Approaches and Depth in Their Education Technology Resource Reviews Who doesn’t appreciate online reviews as a potential source of useful feedback about products and services they are considering buying? Even better, some online resources specialize in in-depth reviews of certain products. Consumer Reports is a great example – they’ve […]

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5 Web Based Non-Profits For Classroom Teacher Donations and Gifts

December 9, 2014

Have Something to Donate to a Teacher? Need Something Donated for Your Classroom? Check These Sites out! With the giving time of the year upon us, this is a great time to share these sites that teachers across the world are increasingly using to ask for and receive donations to equip their classrooms! Sites and […]

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