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Collaboration & Brainstorming

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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May 1, 2014

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Education Technology Thought Leader Interview – “Cool Cat Teacher” Vicki Davis

April 27, 2014

EmergingEdTech is Delighted to Feature an Interview With one of the web’s Most Inspiring and Beloved Teaching and Education Technology Voices Vicki “Cool Cat Teacher” Davis is well known in the online world of educators. She has blogged for years, gaining a huge following, and recently moved to her own domain under the moniker she […]

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5 Ways Yammer is Improving Communication, Connections, and Learning in our Schools

April 22, 2014

Social Networking Tools can Facilitate Excellent Communication and Build Connections and Community When They are Limited to the Community They’re Intended For! Teachers across the world are increasingly embracing the potential of digital tools to make learning content more accessible and engaging for students. There are many powerful, fun, free tools that can be used […]

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