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Doodle – Silly Name, Powerful Tool (for Finding Times to Meet, Work)

November 20, 2014

This Free, Easy Application Makes it Snap to Find Times and Dates When Everyone in a Group is Available Have you ever found it frustrating trying to get a group together and not being able to find a date and time that works for everyone? Have you had to run around in circles chasing emails […]

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24 Examples of Using Hashtags for Teaching and Learning

November 9, 2014

So Many Hashtag Ideas and so Little Time! The “hashtag” ( “#”) has become the go-to hot key for trending topics and Twitter discussions. They’re prevalent on Twitter (where they got their start), but they have also seeped into Instagram, Google+, Vine, Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, Tagboard and even come up in Google searches and Google […]

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ExamTime Proactively Engages Students in Active Learning

October 9, 2014

Build Mind Maps, Flashcards, Quizzes & Notes With This Popular Free Platform Effective learning is not the outcome of encouraging students to passively consume and regurgitate reams of information verbatim. Rather than allow learners to simply become recipients of study notes and material, teachers need to encourage students to both physically and mentally engage in […]

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8 Engaging Ways to use Technology in the Classroom to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring

October 5, 2014

Dozens of free web tools and ideas that can pack a technology integration punch and kick those lessons up a notch Are you tired of delivering the same old lectures on the same subjects year after year? Are you using the same lesson materials over and over and wishing you could make learning in your […]

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3D Printing can Inspire Collaboration and Innovation In Many Academic Subject Areas

September 23, 2014

A PSA to Parents & Teachers: Three Ways To Utilize 3D Printers with Kids for Educational Purposes As 3D printing continues to go mainstream, printers will become commonplace in schools and homes as they encourage hands-on learning. Just as the iPad made its way into classrooms across the nation, future generations will grow up with […]

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10 Creative Ways to Use Interactive White Boards in the Classroom

September 21, 2014

Inspiring Ideas to Help you get the Most out of the IWB in Your Classroom Over the last decade or so, Interactive White Boards (IWBs) have proliferated in schools in the U.S. and across much of the world. Some teachers have embraced them, and others, well … not so much. Unfortunately, some schools did not […]

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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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