Education Technology Success Stories

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 Serving as an effective and personalized learning tool, award-winning literacy website BoomWriter ( 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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Teaching and Learning with the iPad – a 3 Year Review

July 14, 2013

Part 1 – Lessons Learned from the Administrator’s Perspective In this excellent 3 part article series, Principal David Mahaley shares lessons learned from the 1:1 iPad program that he has overseen in his role as Principle of The Franklin Academy. David has written several excellent articles for EmergingEdTech, and is the author of the eBook […]

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Salman Khan’s Inspiring One World Schoolhouse

May 19, 2013

A look at how the Khan Academy came to be, and powerful ideas that can truly change education. I am currently reading Sal Khan’s book The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined and it didn’t take very long to come to feel strongly that this book should be required reading for educators everywhere. I’ve been a […]

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Measured Results Demonstrate Enhanced Learning Outcomes in the Flipped Classroom

May 12, 2013

Teacher and Administrator James Szoka shares empirical evidence demonstrating improved learning outcomes in the flipped classroom. Flipped Learning Model Yields Higher Grades in High School Math Course While an administrator at a rural secondary school district in America, with the poverty level at about 65% free and reduced lunch (an indicator of the level of […]

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Moby Max is a Proven Adaptive Learning Toolset with Differentiated Curriculum for K-8 Students

May 5, 2013

Moby Max adds individualized, adaptive learning for writing, reading, and language skills to its powerful math skills platform. As you might imagine, EmergingEdTech receives an endless stream of requests to write about education and instruction oriented software products and services. One of the first things I look for when considering these submissions is what teachers […]

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