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Book Reviews

Can Digital Visual Learning be used to Teach Common Core ELA, History, & Science

July 21, 2016

Visual Digital Tools can Play a Meaningful Role in Teaching Common Core Subjects Yes, it can.  And, if used properly, visual learning offers teachers and students a simplified path to meeting the challenges associated with ELA Common Core, including quantity, rigor, and a lack of precise resources. In terms of quantity, teachers are asked to […]

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20 Excellent Education & EdTech Books for Your Essential Summer Reading List

June 14, 2016

Image Source These Books Would Make Outstanding Additions to Every Educator’s Book Shelf Books have been one of the enablers of lifelong learning that have existed since long before the Web came along, and hopefully they will remain so far into the future. I’m an avid reader. I read mostly fiction, but I break it up […]

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Emerging Industries and Implications for Education and Our Students and Children

May 19, 2016

Learning and looking ahead so we can help young people experience less of this. (Image Source) Getting a Leg up on What Tomorrow’s Work Place Holds for our Students, our Children, and Ourselves This week we’ve been exploring the new book, The Industries of the Future, by Alec Ross. On Monday we introduced the book and the author, […]

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Skills Higher Ed Needs to Ramp Up For: BIG DATA and its Big Impact

May 18, 2016

(Image Source) Big Data is Touching our Lives More Than Most Realize, and Every Industry will be Looking for Big Data Analysis Skills This week we’ve been exploring the book THE INDUSTRIES OF THE FUTURE, published earlier this year by Alec Ross. On Monday we introduced the book and yesterday we explored Robotics. Today we look at Big […]

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Emerging Industries – The Robots Are Here (in all Shapes and Sizes)!

May 17, 2016

(Image Source) Robots, Robots, Everywhere – Beside you, Above you, Even Inside You This week we’re examining the recently published book, The Industries of the Future, by Alec Ross. Imagine if, in the middle of the 20th century, you lived in “coal country” in America and you had access to knowledge that the coal industry was going […]

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A Book of Revelations: Exploring THE INDUSTRIES OF THE FUTURE by Alec Ross

May 16, 2016

(Image Source) If You’re Interested in Where the New Jobs of Tomorrow Will be and How These Changes Will Affect Your Children Over the Coming Decades, You Need to Read This Book.  At the recent Campus Insight Conference, APSCU President and former congressman Steve Gunderson strongly suggested to an assembly of CIOs and other higher […]

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Angela Maiers’ Fresh Look at 21st Century Learning: Classroom Habitudes

December 8, 2015

21st Century Skills Must Include the Right Habits and Attitudes We’ve all been hearing about the importance of 21st century skills for well over a decade now. But many of us struggle to understand what these really mean and how to integrate them into our lessons and classrooms. Common definitions include reference to skills like […]

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The Tech-Savvy Administrator: Communicate Better, Get Organized, Promote Your School’s Brand

December 1, 2015

Provide Technology Leadership by Example Without Spending a lot of Money It was a pleasure to meet Steven W. Anderson, known to many through his ‘Web 2.0 Classroom‘ moniker, at the TLIPAD 2015 conference in November. He is a fun speaker and everyone seemed to really enjoy and appreciate his inspirational and informative Keynote address. […]

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5 “Must Read” Ed Tech Books for Summer Professional Development

July 7, 2015

Creative Commons licensed image source Educators are busy people – even in the summer when many of them do not have classrooms full of students. They attend workshops, they re-write curriculum, and they take courses to enhance their knowledge and skills. With all that they do, it is easy to neglect a critical factor in […]

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Exploring Self-Driven Learning and Student Motivation (Ferlazzo)

June 1, 2015

Ferlazzo Offers Resources, Ideas, and Inspiration I’ve admired the work of Larry Ferlazzo since early on in my blogging career. I first came across him back when his blog earned numerous Edublog nominations and awards starting back around 2009. In the years since, he has been a prolific author, with numerous books about student motivation, […]

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