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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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Class Charts – Control Your Classroom and Improve Assessment Results

January 16, 2014

Seating Charts can be a Very Useful and Effective Classroom Tool Seating charts make a real difference to the classroom learning environment in terms of teacher effectiveness and student attainment. By using a seating chart the teacher is imposing their authority before the lesson has even begun and making it clear to the students that […]

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10 Reasons Why Edmodo is an Excellent (and Hugely Popular) Digital Learning Platform

December 1, 2013

Edmodo is a Premier Online Learning Tool for K-12, for Good Reason. Do you Know Edmodo? I’ve been aware of Edmodo and respected its capabilities and popularity for a few years now, but recently my appreciation for this application’s utility and significance has really grown. During the recent Teaching and Learning with the iPad conference, […]

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How to Build an Online Proprietary Campus – Lessons from the Field

November 26, 2013

Important Considerations to Keep in Mind When Implementing an Online Learning Program You’re in the snack aisle, and the question arises: Do you buy the box of cookies or make them from scratch? After three hours coated in flour in the kitchen, that package of Oreos on the grocery store shelf seems like the better […]

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5 Top Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs and What Makes Them Successful

October 8, 2013

Top notch technology and professional development are some of the key elements in thriving online programs U.S. News & World Report released their report of the top online bachelor’s degree programs, and we have the scoop on the role technology plays, along with other factors, in making 5 of them successful. Take a look under […]

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