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Collaboration & Brainstorming

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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Twiddla – Online Collaborative White Board That’s Quick and Easy to Use

March 29, 2015

Did you Know you can Collaboratively Use an Online Whiteboard, and Even Markup Web Pages and Docs, for Free (and Fast)?! Seriously – enter Twiddla.com in a web browser, click on the green Go button … … and you’ll land on a White Board page that you can invite people to with ease, and you […]

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February’s Selected Innovative Learning and Education Technology Videos

February 26, 2015

Informative Videos From and About Excellent and Innovative Educators!   Remake Your Class: Planning for a Collaborative Learning Environment Edutopia follows a determined teacher at Roosevelt Middle School in San Francisco as he transforms his crowded classroom space to enable deeper learning. Collaboration Strategies in the Classroom “This video explores the concept of collaboration, both […]

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8 EdTech Hacks: A Cheat Sheet for Interactive Classroom Collaboration

January 11, 2015

A Selection of Quick, Easy Approaches to Interactive Classroom Collaboration Have you thought about trying some sort of technology for interactive, collaborative activities in your classroom but held back because you were concerned about the time it would take to learn and set up? Or perhaps you were concerned about costs, or you just weren’t […]

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APP ED REVIEW Roundup for January – Collaborative Learning Apps

January 8, 2015

Start off the New Year by Exploring a set of Apps That Enable Collaborative Learning Technology is changing not only the instructional methods we use to teach our students, but it is changing the classroom and learning experience. Digital learning communities – virtual spaces where students can collaborate, assist in each other’s learning, and build […]

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