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Take a Live Virtual Field Trip to Africa With Your Students on Tuesday Feb 5!

January 27, 2015

The Nature Conservancy and PBS LearningMedia Team to Offer This Fun Live Experience for Grades 3 to 8 How would you like your students to experience the wilds of Africa through a live video cast? This event will be broadcast over YouTube and Google Hangouts, and will introduce students to the continent of Africa and […]

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The All New Free Flipped Teaching and Learning Resources eBook (Available on FlippedClassroomWorkshop.com)

January 20, 2015

This Updated eBook is a Structured Like a Mini Flipped Class Workshop, With Dozens of Excellent Free Resources! As I write this, the Flipped Classroom has evolved into an undeniable grassroots movement, driven by the momentum of tens of thousands of teachers across the world who have embraced the idea. These passionate educators are making […]

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The Prodigy Math Game: Game-Based Learning for the Common Core

January 15, 2015

Gamify Common Core Math! Game-based learning is a topic we have revisited numerous times on EmergingEdTech. The implications it has on student engagement and learning are powerful and cannot be overstated. If you have not already experimented with game-based learning with your class, make 2015 the year you do! One program that is doing an […]

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Dozens of Ways to Use Comics and Cartoons in the Classroom

January 13, 2015

Making Learning fun with Cartoons and Comic Strips! In December, having been inspired by Emily Wierszewski’s “Teaching Visual Rhetoric with the ComicLife App” session at the 2014 TLIPAD Conference, I had a lot of fun putting together an article featuring 20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning. Over the recent […]

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8 EdTech Hacks: A Cheat Sheet for Interactive Classroom Collaboration

January 11, 2015

A Selection of Quick, Easy Approaches to Interactive Classroom Collaboration Have you thought about trying some sort of technology for interactive, collaborative activities in your classroom but held back because you were concerned about the time it would take to learn and set up? Or perhaps you were concerned about costs, or you just weren’t […]

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APP ED REVIEW Roundup for January – Collaborative Learning Apps

January 8, 2015

Start off the New Year by Exploring a set of Apps That Enable Collaborative Learning Technology is changing not only the instructional methods we use to teach our students, but it is changing the classroom and learning experience. Digital learning communities – virtual spaces where students can collaborate, assist in each other’s learning, and build […]

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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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Getting to Know Visme – Create Excellent Content For Presentations, Infographics, & More

December 23, 2014

This “Super Duper Easy” Content Creation Platform lets you Design Many Different Visual Formats Visme is a powerful web-based tool that has been gaining a lot of attention lately. This is a platform that will help you to create impressive presentations and other visual content that you’ll hardly believe you developed! Students and teachers alike […]

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4 Sites that Rate Education and Instructional Technology Products and Services

December 21, 2014

These Sites Offer a Variety of Approaches and Depth in Their Education Technology Resource Reviews Who doesn’t appreciate online reviews as a potential source of useful feedback about products and services they are considering buying? Even better, some online resources specialize in in-depth reviews of certain products. Consumer Reports is a great example – they’ve […]

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Teaching Students How to Take Notes – Moving From Mechanical to Effective

December 18, 2014

Improving Note Taking Techniques (With Some Resources and Tools to Help) Effective note taking can make a genuine difference in student learning. Teaching your students to use good essential strategies and adapt them to their learning style is a must. As a new lesson starts, students are faced with three main challenges. One: active listening […]

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