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20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration

May 4, 2014

These Free Applications can Enable a Tremendous Variety of Collaborative Teaching and Learning Interactions and Activities The 2014 Gates Foundation report, Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools, indicates that teachers want tools “supporting student collaboration and providing interactive experiences”. This doesn’t come as a big surprise since these types of tools […]

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How to Protect Students While Integrating Social Media in Classroom Instruction and Assignments

February 20, 2014

Key Considerations When Introducing Social Media Applications, to Help Ensure Student Privacy and Safety Technology continues to roll onward at its customary pace, presenting exciting advances in education, as in many other fields. Teachers are incorporating technology at an increasing pace in 2014, utilizing cutting-edge teaching aids in their classrooms – and beyond. In this […]

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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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10 Teaching with Technology Mistakes You Want to Avoid Making

February 2, 2014

Knowing About These can Help you Avoid Them in Your Approach to Integrating Technology in the Classroom Are you tentative about how to go about integrating technology in your classroom? Are you already doing it, but want to make sure you’re doing the right thing by your students? Teaching with technology can be fun and […]

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Social Media Websites can be a Powerful Aid in Writing Assignment (with 5 Examples)

April 17, 2013

These sites are much more than a place to share comments and content with friends – they can be a useful aid in research and school work. Many of today’s students look to Internet trends when doing research for writing assignments, leveraging user-generated content that’s being shared on the popular social networks, while professionally published […]

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Using Instagram in an Educational Context

February 13, 2013

The highly popular photo sharing app can deliver a variety of educational benefits. If you are active on social websites, or have young tech users in your life, then you’ve probably come across Instagram. This application works in hand-in-hand with Facebook and has grown to be one of the most apps on the Internet. What […]

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Can Social Media Play A Role in Improving Retention in Higher Education? Research Says it Can.

October 28, 2012

Studies have concluded that social engagement can benefit retention efforts, and schools and teachers are successfully pursuing this tactic with the help of social media applications. Earlier this year, a student working on her Doctorate in Education reached out to ask for insights into the question of how social media influences retention, which she was […]

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Tailoring the Classroom of the Future With the Fabric of the Past

August 19, 2012

“The world’s most ambitious mobile learning company” is introducing engaging learning apps based on sound pedagogy. Guest post from Matt Meyers. As someone whose job it is to reinvent the way we use technology in our classroom, a lot of people ask me some interesting questions. One of my favorites is, “how do you keep […]

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5 Fun Ways to Use Facebook in Your Lesson Plans and Teaching

August 15, 2012

The most popular site on the Internet can be leveraged in the classroom in engaging and useful ways. Post collaboratively written with guest author Heather Green. Facebook has become such a ubiquitous part of our lives that it has evolved to be much more than a way to find out what happened to that guy […]

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