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5 Tips for Using Google Apps on an iPad

September 16, 2014

Kasey Bell is an instructional technology consultant with a Master’s degree in Educational Technology, and more than ten years in the field of education. Kasey will be presenting the session “Ooey Gooey Google! Google Apps for the iPad” at the 2014 Teaching and Learning with the iPad Conference this November in Raleigh, NC. Follow Kasey […]

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10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (with Dozens of Resources and Tools)

September 7, 2014

Start the New School Year With More Fun, Engaging Techniques and Resources Than You’ll Probably be Able to use all Year! Are you looking for ways to integration technology in your lesson plans and courses that provide for an engaging experience for you and your students? Fans of instructional technology know that it can be […]

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The Importance of Change Management in Facilitating Instructional Technology Adoption

August 31, 2014

While Technology Continues to Evolve, the “Concerns Based Adoption Model” Remains as Relevant Today as it was in 1987 I recently read a great article about supporting technology integration in schools by Dr. Salvatore Corda. Corda is a Board Member at The College of Westchester and an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership […]

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5 Ways Video Conferencing Is Bringing Exciting Collaborative Interaction To Teaching and Learning

July 30, 2014

Open up Your Classroom to the World With Video Conferencing Many of us are familiar with the use of computers, iPads, Smart Boards, and other technological tools in today’s classrooms. One relatively untapped tool for our classrooms is video conferencing. There are so many exciting possibilities that come with being able to see, hear, and […]

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Game-based Social Skills Assessments: Making the Play for Better Emotional Health

July 20, 2014

Gamification and Social Skills Development can Work Hand in Hand to Improve Emotional Well Being and Outcomes Educators and parents are now seeing that games—long thought to be a waste of kids’ time—can be powerful learning tools. Games show promise in improving students’ problem solving skills, learning motivation and engagement, and their test scores. They […]

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5 More Cool Tools to Take Classroom Collaboration to a New Level

July 10, 2014

More Fun Free Tools for Collaborative Classroom Assignments In May, we published the post, 20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration. Given the high level of interest in this topic, today we offer a guest post with 5 more fun tools for collaborating in (and out of) the classroom! The 2014 Gates Foundation report, […]

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Enabling Students to Acquire Ownership of Learning – One Teacher’s Collaborative Approach

July 3, 2014

Professor Lorraine Mastracchio is the Senior Chairperson of Faculty and Curricula at The College of Westchester, where she teaches Office Technologies courses. Professor Mastracchio recently shared a great story about how she incorporated a collaborative assignment into one of her courses and how it positioned students to take further ownership of their learning. Below, with […]

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Living in Beta and Moon Shot Dreams – Inspired Teaching With @FollowMolly

June 29, 2014

Lets Inspire our Students (and Fellow Teachers) to Dream Big and Embrace Technology to Empower Their Goals This week I had the pleasure and the privilege of attending FlipCon14 in Mars, PA (no shortage of alien and red planet jokes there let me tell you!). FlipCon14 was a blast. Hundreds of inspired, enthusiastic educators embracing […]

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8 Unique Free Resources Students Can Use to Improve Their Writing Skills

June 19, 2014

Not the Usual Writing Tools and Resources … Any tool that is going to help you improve your writing skills is a good idea. After all, you cannot make a wheel without tools, so why not use them when you write? While tools like Dictonary.com and other straightforward resources are often suggested on sites and […]

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20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration

May 4, 2014

These Free Applications can Enable a Tremendous Variety of Collaborative Teaching and Learning Interactions and Activities The 2014 Gates Foundation report, Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools, indicates that teachers want tools “supporting student collaboration and providing interactive experiences”. This doesn’t come as a big surprise since these types of tools […]

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