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8 Resources Exploring Learning Experience Design (LX Design)

January 17, 2017

LX Design Brings Together Numerous Learning Disciplines LearningExperienceDesign.com describes Learning Experience Design (LX Design) as, “the process of creating learning experiences that enable the learner to achieve the desired learning outcome in a human centered and goal oriented way.” This page from sixredmarbles.com takes a more utilitarian approach, explaining that LX Design is “a synthesis of instructional […]

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How to Find the Parent-Teacher Communication App Your Classroom Needs

January 10, 2017

Jessica Meacham built a robust worksheet and did a lot of research to find the parent-teacher app that best fit her requirements.  Teacher Gets Serious About Comparing Apps to Find the Right one for her Classroom Needs As a trailblazer in classroom technology, it seems like I’ve tried every form of communication out there: printed […]

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Assessment Overhaul: Tools for Rethinking Assessment in the New Year!

January 4, 2017

Explore 4 Different Web Apps for Assessment in This AppEd Review Roundup! Happy New Year and welcome to our first RoundUp of 2017. Over the break, we took a bit of time to recharge our batteries and we are ready to go! For this edition on the RoundUp, our focus is on websites that can […]

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Students! Why Proofreading is the Most Important Thing for Your Scholarship

December 12, 2016

Proofreading can Help To Improve any Writing Effort I clearly see the impact of NOT proofreading in the courses I teach. Why are so many students so reluctant to grasp the importance and need for this simple idea? I welcome this guest post on the topic! While it focuses on scholarship essays, the techniques and tools […]

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Make Vocabulary Fun With an Easy, Free Make-Your-Own Word Search

December 7, 2016

Word Search and Cross Words add a fun Element of Gamification to Vocabulary or Terminology Assessments While working to redesign a Digital Literacy course here at The College of Westchester, I found myself wanting a fun way to assess information technology terminology. I am not a fan of quizzes for something like this, for numerous […]

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December App Ed Review Roundup: Grammar Apps and Websites

December 5, 2016

Good Grammar = Better Oral and Written Communication. Bring on the Grammar Apps to Pump up This Vital Skill Set. Do your students think grammar is a drag? Do they find their grammar worksheets and books dull? We here at App Ed Review have similar concerns. With Todd being a former high school English teacher […]

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Using Technology to Turn Parents into Partners: 5 Essential Elements

November 30, 2016

How it all Began: a Mom on a Mission When my daughter started preschool, I was thrilled. I couldn’t believe how quickly the time flew by that my daughter was now starting her educational journey. As most first-time parents I didn’t know what to expect and where I stood in this new dynamics. I remember […]

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PrepFactory: Making Powerful Test Prep Available to Everyone (it’s Free)

November 28, 2016

Top Notch SAT and ACT Preparation Doesn’t Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg (in fact, it doesn’t have to cost anything!). So admittedly, test prep isn’t quite as fun a topic as some of the other things we like to cover here, but it is a reality our students must face, and one […]

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The 12 Apps of Christmas 2016 (Fun Free PD Starts Dec 1!)

November 21, 2016

Sign up Now to Take Part in This Award Winning Free Professional Development Opportunity The third iteration of The 12 Apps of Christmas (#12appsDIT) will start on December 1st and will run online for twelve consecutive weekdays. To register for this award winning free, open, short, online Continuing Professional Development course, visit the course website at […]

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Slack: A Powerful, Private (Free) Team Tool That Educators are Adopting

November 16, 2016

Powerful Communication and Collaboration Features, Privacy, Device Independence, and Other Features are Bringing Slack Into the Classroom A few months ago I was introduced to Slack through my role as Community Administrator for the Flipped Learning Network. We started using the platform as a communication, content sharing, and engagement resource for the flipped learning community. At […]

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