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Collaboration & Brainstorming

SeeSaw – Easily Capture K-12 Student Learning in any Form

September 23, 2015

“My students are so excited to upload their work to their portfolio and receive comments and feedback from their peers, parents, and teacher all within a safe environment.” Tama Trotti will be presenting the session “SeeSaw – A Digital Portfolio Management System” at the 2015 Teaching and Learning with the iPad Conference this November. Come […]

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12 Emerging Educational Uses of Technology That are the Most Exciting Right Now

September 14, 2015

As we Enter a new School Year, Which Uses of Technology Hold the Most Promise to Impact Learning? Well, it’s that time of year again … the start of a new school year. With it often comes the irresistible urge to make another list, or even better … many lists! Lists help us to plan, […]

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Top 5 Student Response Systems that Work on Multiple Platforms

September 10, 2015

Image Source These Multi-Platform Tools for Interactive Classroom Learning are Fun, Powerful, and Free! If there are two things that students crave, they are convenience and connectivity. These are the reasons why students love student response systems that work on their devices. They feel connected with the rest of the world because they have access […]

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How Blogging is Being Used in the Classroom Today: Research Results

September 8, 2015

Blogs Seeing More Academic Use as ePortfolio Platform, and for Collaboration, Discussion, & Resource Sharing In 2013, reported that 74 percent of teachers agree that technology in the classroom helps motivate students to learn and allows teachers to reinforce learning concepts. Furthermore, 68 percent expressed an interest in having more technology in the classroom. […]

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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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Reasons and Research – Why Schools Need Collaborative Learning Spaces

July 6, 2015

Creative Commons license image source There are Many Reasons Why Flexible, Active Learning Classrooms Should be Widely Adopted We’ve converted a few classrooms to more collaborative spaces over the last few years at The College of Westchester, and faculty reaction has generally been quite positive. These initial room changes have revolved around modifying the layout […]

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6 Collaborative Social Tools for Student Writing & Collaboration Lessons, Assignments

June 18, 2015

Collaborative Software With Social Functionality can be a Powerful Asset in the Classroom Teachers who have taken the dive into education technology have infinite teaching and learning possibilities at their fingertips. One category of technology tools that is often purposefully avoided as an instructional asset is social media. What can hardly be avoided, however, is […]

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Free Collaborative Mind Mapping With Mind42

June 2, 2015

Some of you may recognize Mind42 from the Try-a-Tool-a-Week Challenge … it was our feature tool a few weeks ago. Today I am introducing Mind42 here so all of our readers can give it a try if they wish. By the way, keep an eye out for an important email about the prizes that we’ll […]

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Free Video Chat & Conferencing Tools and How to Use Them Like a Boss

May 11, 2015

Tips and Resources for Using Free Video Conferencing Tools in Your Classroom Video conferencing and chat tools can be a wonderful instructional resource, as most educators know. You can bring the outside world and guests into your classroom, enable a sick or disabled student to present from home and interact with the class, get to […]

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