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Education Technology Success Stories

My Flipped Classroom – I Will Never Teach Another Way Again

July 1, 2014

Bay Path University Teacher Tom Mennella Provides a Detailed Look at his Flipped Course and how Students are Benefiting from This Instructional Model I saw Tom Mennella present on his flipped Genetics course at NERCOMP14 in March and was impressed with the clearly defined structure of his approach. I asked him to consider writing it […]

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Visual Technology Fosters Increased Comprehension and Retention for Newly-Empowered Students

June 3, 2014

“An epiphany had struck and the realization was priceless.” “I love this” she told me. “I can pause and rewind whenever I want. It’s all right here for me. And if I still don’t get it, you’re right here to explain it.” – One of my young, ambitious students empowered by education technology in our […]

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Fulfilling the Promise of Education Technology: Veteran, Father of Four, Earns Degree While on the Road

June 1, 2014

WGU Leverages Technology to Offer Cost Effective, Competency Based Online Education That Enables People to Overcome Challenges and Change Their Lives This year, WGU Washington will graduate a record number of students at its third commencement ceremony, May 17 at McCaw Hall in Seattle. One of these students, Greg Grady, has a particularly compelling story. […]

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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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Ed Tech Thought Leader Interview: Innovative CIO Phil Komarny (Part 1 of 2)

January 26, 2014

CIO Phil Komarny has spent many years at the intersection of education and technology. Here, in the first of a new series of education technology thought leadership interviews, Komarny shares his thoroughly informed perspective on mobile learning, iPads in higher education, social media’s role in learning, and more. As a prominent higher education CIO, Phil […]

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Class Charts – Control Your Classroom and Improve Assessment Results

January 16, 2014

Seating Charts can be a Very Useful and Effective Classroom Tool Seating charts make a real difference to the classroom learning environment in terms of teacher effectiveness and student attainment. By using a seating chart the teacher is imposing their authority before the lesson has even begun and making it clear to the students that […]

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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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Student Created Content is an Exciting and Inspiring Learning Tool that Teaches Many Skills

November 19, 2013

The Possibilities for Student Created Content to Play a Powerful Role in Education have Never Been Greater This last Friday and Saturday at the Teaching and Learning with the iPad Conference, I had the distinct pleasure of watching students at different grade levels present multiple types of media that they created. It was one of […]

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Instructional Technologies CAN Improve Learning Outcomes and Help Address the Challenges Education Faces

August 25, 2013

We are facing a crisis in education as we fail to produce the credentialed, skilled workers we’ll need in the coming decade. Instructional uses of technology can help to address this challenge. The evidence is in. In the breakout session I presented at UB Tech 2013 over the summer, I discussed the growing shortfall we […]

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New Research Validates Effectiveness of Adaptive Learning

August 4, 2013

Study Shows 15% Improvement in Success Rate for Students Using Adaptive Learning Courseware It wasn’t long ago that adaptive learning was a relatively unfamiliar concept for colleges and universities.  What’s more, those who did understand what it was all about weren’t ready to immediately jump on the bandwagon without some proof of its effectiveness. But […]

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