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Collaboration & Brainstorming

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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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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