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Education Technology Success Stories

Flipped Classroom Pilot Results in 14.5 Percent Fewer DFW Grades

March 19, 2015

Piloted Course Offerings With Flipped Lessons Consistently Yield Better Outcomes Having seen increasing data supporting the effectiveness of flipped teaching and learning techniques throughout 2012 and 2013, The Provost and CIO* at The College of Westchester sought to trial the flipped classroom in a structured pilot. Over the course of 2014, flipped instruction techniques were […]

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Education Technology Thought Leader Interview – D2L Founder & CEO John Baker

February 15, 2015

D2L is a recognized innovator in the Learning Management System market space, regularly incorporating emerging technologies in their flagship LMS, recently renamed “Brightspace“. In this interview, D2L’s CEO John Baker, who has provided visionary leadership since he founded the company in 1999, shares examples of many ways that teachers and schools are leveraging advanced functionality […]

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January’s Favorite Education and Instructional Technology YouTube Videos

January 29, 2015

5 Short Videos that are Long on Information and Powerful Insights! In this month’s best of YouTube cull, sink your senses into videos exploring multimedia learning, hybrid learning, and the potential of flipped learning. Consider the realities of the #edtech ‘revolution’ and get inspired by the transformational power of technology … How to optimize students’ […]

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8 Cool Mobile Apps Created by High School Students

January 6, 2015

What an Awesome way to Learn! These Students Showed the World What They Can Accomplish. One of my very favorite uses of technology in education is when it used by students to create things. There are so many ways to be creative with technology – writing, creating art work, composing music, creating web sites, developing […]

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How to be a Rock Star Teacher in 2015 (in a World of ‘CAVE’ Colleagues)

January 4, 2015

Make 2015 the Year you Make it Happen! Have you let cynical peers and worn-down administrators get you down or hold you back? There’s no doubt it’s challenging being in education, having to defend your work and actions to parents, dealing with difficult students, and overcoming unsupportive administrators … but you can’t let it keep […]

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EmergingEdTech’s Top 10 Articles in 2014

December 28, 2014

2014 was Another Record Year for the Site, and an Excellent Year for Digital Learning 2014 marked the 5th full year of operations for EmergingEdTech (the site launched in April, 2009). This was another record-setting year for visitors and traffic, with over half a million unique visitors and over 1.25 million page views. I couldn’t […]

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December’s Favorite Education Technology Videos

December 16, 2014

New Monthly Feature Offers Hand Picked Videos About The Impactful Use of Technology in Education This month we launch a new feature – a monthly collection of great videos about the productive use of technology as an aid to teaching and learning! Our first video round up offers a mix of videos discussing technology in […]

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Donation App Helps Teachers Overcome Budgetary and Resource Limitations

November 25, 2014

How DonorsChoose Improves Education The problem: State education budgets are shrinking while the number of low-income schools in the public education system is growing. As problems go, it’s a hefty one and there are no easy answers. The voices in the debate range from wealthy charter school champions who eye the issue from 30,000 feet […]

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8 Positive Findings from 4 Year 1:1 iPad Initiative

October 26, 2014

Student Use and Behavior Analysis Shows Positive Results from Methodical 1:1 iPad Program Implementation The Franklin Academy High School in North Carolina initiated a 1:1 iPad program at the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. Over the course of the following two years, the pilot was expanded to include all grades (9-12) in the high […]

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Limited Flipped Classroom Pilot Yields Impressive Qualitative, Quantitative Results

August 26, 2014

Part 2 of a Look at a Pilot of Flipped Classroom Implementation at The College of Westchester On Sunday I shared some exciting Quantitative Results from a pilot of flipped learning that we tried this year at The College of Westchester. Today we continue this look at our experience, with a focus on the Qualitative […]

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