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Practical Steps to Foster 21st Century Skills With Your Young Students

October 17, 2016

Unleash Student Creativity and Develop Writing Skills With the Fun WriteReader Web App As an educator, I’m always looking for tools to support students reading and writing skills. It’s important to foster students skills that 21st Century learners must develop including how to research, analyze, synthesize, collaborate, and produce work to share with a wider community. I […]

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Story Wars — Prompted, Interactive Web App Makes Student Writing Fun

October 10, 2016

Students Enjoy Writing With a Collaborative Platform That Gives Them Choice Earlier this year, Story Wars was selected as one of the “Chosen” apps on the Chrome Web Store by Google. I want to share what we are doing and how this is relevant for teachers (especially language teachers). Chosen app on the Chrome Web Store […]

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Educators – Share Your Instructional Technology Success Stories!

September 1, 2016

We all Love to Hear From Other Practitioners About Their Meaningful Uses of Technology to Improve Learning As we head into a new academic year, I am reaching out to educators everywhere with hopes that many of you would like to share your favorite uses of tech in the classroom with your colleagues. Anyone who […]

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The Power of Social Media as a Design Thinking Add-on

July 14, 2016

Social Media can Play Numerous Meaningful Roles in the “Design Thinking” Classroom Many educators believe that their primary purpose isn’t necessarily to teach their students facts and figures, but to teach them how to think and solve problems. As part of the process of “learning to think,” the concept of design thinking has been gaining traction […]

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10 Fun Web Apps, Games, for Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

June 21, 2016

Engage Students in Critical Thinking Activities With These Great Applications The most important gift that educators can give to students is the ability to think critically. Critical thinking is the ability to take information, then instead of simply memorizing it… Analyzing it Drawing Conclusions Finding Practical Applications Integrating That Information With Other Information Forming Opinions […]

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MadAboutMattering – A Brilliant Collaboration from 3 Inspiring Education and Technology Leaders

April 20, 2016

Modeling Compassion Driven Innovation  This Undertaking is Enabling Students to Make a Difference and Solve Real World Problems I am delighted to see that three education and technology powerhouses have joined together in an inspired effort designed to help students follow their passions and make a difference. This is a really exciting undertaking that combines […]

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Explore Dozens of Resources for Digital Learning Day 2016

February 15, 2016

Are you Prepared to Get Your #DLDay on and Seek new Approaches to Improving Learning Outcomes? “Started in 2012, Digital Learning Day has provided a powerful venue for education leaders to highlight great teaching practice and showcase innovative teachers, leaders, and instructional technology programs that are improving student outcomes. This grassroots effort blossomed into a […]

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Mondopad 2.0 – Taking Collaboration and Creativity to a New Level

February 8, 2016

InFocus Enhances Their Unique, Interactive Platform With Improved Software Back in November and December, I shared my experiences with the awesome Mondopad from InFocus. The December article included a video, “Demonstrating the Flexible Functionality and Collaborative Potential of the Mondopad“. This is a powerful, fun system that combines next-generation Interactive White Board functionality with excellent […]

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27 Meaningful Ways to Use EdTech … THINGLINK Style!

February 2, 2016

Creating Fun Interactive Content With ThingLink is a Blast! I’ve been wanting to give ThingLink a try for a while now. The idea of being able to easily overlay interactive links anywhere on an image seems like a pretty cool way to create fun, engaging learning content. I decided to use the image I created […]

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Demonstrating the Flexible Functionality and Collaborative Potential of the Mondopad

December 3, 2015

There is a lot of Wow Factor in this Powerful Presentation and Collaboration Platform Last week I wrote a post providing an overview of the Mondopad’s functionality. This week I offer a video demonstration of the powerful system. Some of the key functions of this large screen touch-responsive all in one system include: Presenting – […]

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