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Kahoot is a Fun Free Game-Based Classroom Response System

July 22, 2014

Engaging Classroom Tool Encourages Students to Take Ownership of Learning & Move From “Learner to Leader”! Kahoot! was launched in 2013 as a game-based classroom response system. Easily accessible by any device with a web browser and Internet connection, Kahoot! gives teachers a new and engaging method to test student knowledge and encourage classroom participation. […]

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Newsela – Daily News Articles Customized at 5 Different Reading Levels

July 17, 2014

How cool is this? Real-World News from Major Publications offered at Different Comprehension Levels for Your Classroom! Have you ever wished there was a way to get current news translated so that students with different reading comprehension levels could understand them? Well, there is, and the basic service is free! Newsela is an innovative and […]

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5 More Cool Tools to Take Classroom Collaboration to a New Level

July 10, 2014

More Fun Free Tools for Collaborative Classroom Assignments In May, we published the post, 20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration. Given the high level of interest in this topic, today we offer a guest post with 5 more fun tools for collaborating in (and out of) the classroom! The 2014 Gates Foundation report, […]

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July APP ED REVIEW Roundup – Social Studies Apps

July 8, 2014

This Month – Apps That can be Fun in Courses About History, War, Government and Other “Social Studies” Topics! Are you looking to make your social studies classroom come to life? We here at App Ed Review want to support you in making that happen for your students! Each and every app reviewed by us includes 3-5 […]

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Education on the Go – How to Turn Your Phone into a Mobile HotSpot

June 26, 2014

Enable Learning Anywhere by Using Your Phone as a Wireless Internet Connection for other Devices When I was in grade school decades ago we would sit at our neatly arranged desks and listen to what our teachers taught us. Today, my 8 year old son sits at a round table for part of his school […]

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3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tutorial – Using TedEd for Flipped or Blended Learning Lessons

June 24, 2014

Learn how Easy it is to Turn a Video into an Online Lesson for any Class With TedEd’s free tool. Would you like to be able to build a quick lesson around an existing video? How would you like to be able to create a simple quiz associated with it, and add text and links […]

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8 Unique Free Resources Students Can Use to Improve Their Writing Skills

June 19, 2014

Not the Usual Writing Tools and Resources … Any tool that is going to help you improve your writing skills is a good idea. After all, you cannot make a wheel without tools, so why not use them when you write? While tools like Dictonary.com and other straightforward resources are often suggested on sites and […]

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Remind101 – A Free Tool for Text Messaging Students and Parents

June 15, 2014

3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tip Video Shows how Easy it is to Text Message or Email Groups of Opted-In Students and Parents With Remind101 A couple of months ago I wrote a post about the powerful possibility of teachers and administrators being able to communicate with students using text messaging programmatically (that is, without […]

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June 2014 APP ED REVIEW – Rubric-Assessed Math Apps

June 10, 2014

There are Lots of App Reviews on the ‘Net, but how Many are Assessed with an Excellent Rubric? Are you looking to energize your mathematics lessons and engage students? We here at App Ed Review have the resources for you! Each and every app reviewed by App Ed Review is analyzed against a comprehensive rubric […]

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3 Minute Teaching with Tech Tip Video – Create Powerful Lessons in Minutes with Blendspace

June 5, 2014

Blendspace Makes it Incredibly Easy to Combine Web Pages, Files, Pictures, Videos, and Text into Lesson Materials, and it’s Totally Free! Would you like to be able to create online lesson content that includes web pages and resources, videos, pictures, your own digital content and more, grouped together in one online resource for easy access, […]

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