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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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Chronicle – A Transformative Multi-Media Assessment Tool for Teachers

September 5, 2013

Introducing a Powerful Teaching Aide for the iPad Enabled Teacher Recently released in the educational market is a new iPad app, Chronicle, designed to enable teachers to easily implement best practice methodologies in the classroom.  Chronicle uses all the features of the iOS platform to help teachers efficiently capture valuable student data and use it […]

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Making the Most of TeacherWeb for Classroom Use

August 27, 2013

This template-driven web tool for teachers provides rich functionality for a very low price. TeacherWeb is a company that provides “template websites” for teachers to use in the classroom, which parents and students can also access at home. While the company provides a collection of pre-defined — and highly usable — webpage formats and layouts […]

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A Few Free Lesson Planning and Classroom Resources for Teachers

August 6, 2013

Creating Lesson Plans and Finding Related Resources has Never Been Easier, Thanks to Free Web Based Resources Like These. Today, there are many online resources for teachers to make lesson planning quicker, easier, and more productive. Unlike ten or twenty years ago, teachers no longer need to spend countless hours creating lesson plans ‘from scratch’ […]

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5 Ed Tech Resources I Used While Working in a Low-Income Class

July 23, 2013

These free apps can be a real boon to educators in cash-strapped school districts and low income areas. This past year I worked for a public school in New Orleans.  More than 80% of my students received free or reduced lunch and the school in general was under-resourced compared to the average U.S. public school […]

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Measured Results Demonstrate Enhanced Learning Outcomes in the Flipped Classroom

May 12, 2013

Teacher and Administrator James Szoka shares empirical evidence demonstrating improved learning outcomes in the flipped classroom. Flipped Learning Model Yields Higher Grades in High School Math Course While an administrator at a rural secondary school district in America, with the poverty level at about 65% free and reduced lunch (an indicator of the level of […]

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