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Collaboration & Brainstorming

From Student to Startup Founder: The Story behind Sullstice

November 17, 2016

A Simple, Social Class Collaboration Tool That Streamlines Communication in Courses It’s a pleasure to be able to post an article like this guest post from recent Stony Brook University graduate James O’Sullivan, who has started a successful ed tech start up, coming at it from the perspective of the student. Good luck with Sullstice, […]

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Slack: A Powerful, Private (Free) Team Tool That Educators are Adopting

November 16, 2016

Powerful Communication and Collaboration Features, Privacy, Device Independence, and Other Features are Bringing Slack Into the Classroom A few months ago I was introduced to Slack through my role as Community Administrator for the Flipped Learning Network. We started using the platform as a communication, content sharing, and engagement resource for the flipped learning community. At […]

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Collaboration Nation Study – Calling all Educators!

November 14, 2016

Calling all Educators: Join the #CollaborationNation Over the past few decades, we have seen an ongoing increase in collaborative teamwork skills as a job requirement in job descriptions (Plucker, Kennedy, & Dilley, 2015). These “soft” skills are critical to success in the modern workplace (not to mention the world we live in, in general). The […]

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Gsuite for Education vs. Office 365 for Education: Which Is Better For Your Classroom?

November 2, 2016

Which of These Evolving Productivity Suites is Best for You and Your Students? We can Help you Decide. Being a teacher is about making decisions. You have the responsibility of shaping young minds into knowledgeable and decent human beings that will positively impact the society we live in. To do so, you need to choose […]

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8 Techniques and Tools for Creating Lessons That Actively Engage Students

November 1, 2016

A Fresh Look at Ideas and Tools to Create Lessons & Assignments That Don’t Bore Students A couple years ago, I wrote the article 8 Engaging Ways to use Technology in the Classroom to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring. This article offers dozens of powerful free tech tools, and ideas for using them to create […]

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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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