Collaboration & Brainstorming

Top 11 Trusted (And Free) Search Engines For Scientific and Academic Research

December 3, 2013

Whether Conducting Academic Research or Purely Scientific Research, These Sites can be an Invaluable Aid. Researching is the most crucial step of writing a scientific paper. It is always a well-researched scientific paper that inspires the assessor. At the same time, it must have genuine and authentic information for credibility. With the development in Internet […]

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5 Useful Free Web Tools for Project Based Learning Assignments

November 7, 2013

The Web provides many tools that can play a fun and helpful role in Project Based Learning Project based learning is one of many active learning methods, providing students the opportunity to get actively involved in learning, stepping away from being passive receivers of knowledge. “PBL” often involves groups of students who work on a […]

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Industry Players Collaborate to Take Teaching and Learning About Programming to the Next Level

October 22, 2013

Vendors and Non-Profit Organizations Team to Provide Powerful Tools and Incentives to Facilitate the Learning of Programming Skills Not surprisingly, the information technology sector is doing some cool things with leveraging technologies to teach. In this post we’ll look at the “Hour of Code” program, in which several players in the tech industry work together […]

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Teaching Creativity – The Case for Mind Mapping

October 10, 2013

Mind Mapping tools can go a long way towards helping students make the connections that lead to deeper learning If thinking is about making connections between pieces of information, then creative thinking is making the connections that no one else has seen. However, when we tell students to find relationships between seemingly disparate ideas, we […]

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The 10 Most Important Emerging Instructional and Education Technologies and Concepts (2013 Update)

September 22, 2013

The 2013 Update to our Annual Look at the Technologies, Tools, and Techniques That Today’s Educators Should be Aware of. Each year I refresh this list, sharing my current perspective on those emerging technologies best suited to help engage students and improve learning outcomes in the coming academic year. The list has evolved quite a […]

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Lucidchart – Excellent Web Based Diagramming and Charts, Free for Educators and Students

August 13, 2013

Insights into how educators are using the powerful free app in the classroom. I recently got back from Google Summit California. Although a Lucidchart rep went to ISTE 2012, I had never been to a conference before. I was blown away by the turnout and the number of educators who wanted to learn about new […]

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Three More Examples of Collaborative Classrooms in Higher Education

July 30, 2013

I’ve been very interested in collaborative classroom design recently, and suggested it as a topic to guest writers a few weeks back. This week we have two articles on the topic, Sunday’s “The Growing Use of Collaborative Classroom Spaces in Higher Education” and today’s post, featuring three more examples. I have no doubt that educators will […]

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The Growing Use of Collaborative Classroom Spaces in Higher Education

July 28, 2013

Technology is Playing a Key Role in the Move to More Collaborative Spaces for Teaching and Learning An evolving movement in education is the design of classroom spaces that offer students the opportunity to collaborate on various activities, adding more depth to their educational experience. Colleges and universities are increasingly turning away from the traditional […]

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More examples of synchronous virtual classroom participation

April 24, 2013

Skype, FaceTime, and Google Hangouts are being used to bring online guests and students into the brick-and-mortar classroom. Following up Sunday’s post about Applications to Facilitate Synchronous Remote Classroom Participation, today we share three more examples and insights into schools and tools for bringing virtual participants into the classroom … The Internet is making the […]

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Applications to Facilitate Synchronous Remote Classroom Participation

April 21, 2013

Remote guest lecturers, students who are unable to travel, panel participants, and even entire remote classrooms can join in the physical classroom with ease thanks to an evolving array of technologies. Post written collaboratively with Curtis Taylor. The ways in which schools are leveraging synchronous virtual classroom technologies are expanding every day. Popular tools like […]

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