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Collaboration & Brainstorming

3 Innovative Applications to Introduce the Power of Learning Coding to Young Students

April 1, 2014

Learning how to Program With Fun Tools Like These can Encourage Students to Take Control of Their Own Learning. Technology education for young students must constantly evolve to keep pace with the ever changing nature of the subject. Some basic computing skills are now standard curricula for elementary students in classrooms around the world. However, […]

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Catching up on Today’s Top Interactive Whiteboard Brands

March 27, 2014

The Digital White Board Became a Fixture in Many K-12 Classrooms in the First Decade of the new Century, but are They Still Relevant Today? Digital whiteboards have been a part of education for well over a decade now. When they were first introduced, these large, interactive displays allowed teachers to deliver — and their […]

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Technology Integration Secrets of Award Winning Teachers

March 9, 2014

Wondering why some teachers succeed with technology integration more readily than others do? These award winning educators share many skills that helped lead to their success and recognition from peers. Have you ever wondered why some teachers find it much easier than others to effectively use technology in the classroom, having fun and improving outcomes […]

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Can’t Keep Up with Professional Development? Build Your Personal Learning Network (it’s Never Been Easier)!

February 11, 2014

Today’s Savvy Teachers are Putting the “Learn” in Personal Learning Networks. It should be clear to any educator, or any career-minded individual in any field for that matter, that professional development is invaluable to job advancement. Whether you’re looking to sharpen and deepen the skill set needed for your existing position, or expand your professional […]

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Collaborative Learning on Touchtables: Engaging Students with Group Work

January 21, 2014

These “Interactive Table Tops” Can be a Powerful Tool for Teaching, Learning, and Collaborating Multitouch tables, also known as “touchtables” or “interactive tabletops”, have been around for a while as a tool for collaborative applications in education, even before the current craze for tablets began storming schools and training centers worldwide. The idea of direct […]

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Collaborative Writing with BoomWriter, a Free Award-Winning App for Teaching and Learning

December 31, 2013

Students and Teachers in all Grades can Enhance Their Writing Skills as They Collaborate and Publish Stories with Boomwriter.com Serving as an effective and personalized learning tool, award-winning literacy website BoomWriter (www.boomwriter.com) is easy to use and free for teachers, allowing their students to collaborate with classmates to create and publish stories and other original […]

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Enhance Project-Based Learning with These 10 Powerful Tools

December 26, 2013

A fun set of Applications (Many Free) for Project Based Teaching and Learning. The contemporary classroom can be rather different than what we were used to even just a decade ago, thanks partly to the advancing nature of Internet based technologies. One form of teaching which has benefited from these types of tools is Project […]

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Sharing Student-Created Presentations About the Importance of 21st Century Skills

December 22, 2013

One of the Most Rewarding Moments as a Teacher is Seeing the Pride in Student’s Faces When They Present Something They Have Created. In the Emerging Information Technologies class I taught at The College of Westchester this Fall, the final project was the creation of a presentation that focused on a selected 21st Century skill […]

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Getting to Know MentorMob (now called LessonPaths) for Teaching and Learning

December 10, 2013

This Free Web Content Curation and “Learning Playlist” Tool is Becoming More Popular Every Day. Have you Created a Learning Playlist on MentorMob yet? News Flash: MentorMob renamed themselves “LessonPaths” in late 2013! – KW 1/7/14 I’ve had a few students in my 4 Week Online Flipped Class Workshops use MentorMob as their content delivery […]

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Teaching with Technology – Tips and Tools for Better Remote Communication

December 5, 2013

Communicating With Students Outside of the Traditional Classroom is More Necessary Than Ever and Technology Offers Many Solutions Educators have a wide range of tools at their fingertips that can be used for remote communication with students. Social media, virtual meetings, email, instant messaging, web conferencing, blogs and discussion boards all play a crucial role […]

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