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Socratic Used Extensive User Testing to Build Powerful Free “Digital Tutor” App

August 23, 2016

Artificial Intelligence and User Testing Empower New App That Can Provide Students Help With Many Academic Subjects Last month we at Socratic debuted our namesake free education app for high school students. It represents a new model of education apps: Our AI engine combines machine learning with educator expertise to give high school students instant […]

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EmergingEdTech is on Snapchat now!

August 18, 2016

We’re Getting our Snap on! Come Check us out. More and more teachers are turning on to Snapchat (after all, it’s been huge with students for years now, and just keeps growing). Well, EmergingEdTech is on the Snaptrain now too! Just search for “emergingedtech” to find me. I’ll be adding to my story most days. I’ll […]

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14+ Crowdfunding Resources for Education Funding (for Students or Teachers)

August 17, 2016

The Crowdfunding Possibilities Facilitated Across the Web can Work for Students and Teachers too “Crowdfunding” bought a whole new angle to charitable donations by turning the Web into a collections machine that can make lots of small donations add up to big bucks! Most people have probably heard of KickStarter and similar tools, but did you know […]

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10 TED Talks Every Educator Should Listen To

August 16, 2016

Enjoy the Passion and Insights in These Powerful Talks from Educators and Experts Across the World As an educator, you’re likely greeted with inspiration daily, whether it comes from your friends, students, or colleagues. Another place to find inspiration is through online TED talks. Start by listening to the following TED talks that will help […]

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14 Essential Academic Writing Tools for the New School Year

August 4, 2016

(Image source) These (Mostly Free) Tools Make a Great Addition to Every Student’s Writing Resource ‘Tool Kit’ The new school year is almost upon us! Whether you are just entering a new grade, or starting in a new high school or college, this can be an overwhelming and stressful time for most students. Each new […]

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Quick Easy Techniques to Remove the Formatting from Text

August 1, 2016

(Source article shown above) Simple Techniques Can Save Time and Aggravation When Copying Source Material Into another Document [Ed Note – I wrote this specifically about the Notepad technique, but if you scroll down to the Comments, you’ll see that some of our awesome readers have weighed in with related tricks for Macs, Google Docs, […]

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5 More Great Apps to Keep Summer Minds and Bodies Active

July 19, 2016

These Great Apps Encourage Kids to Work Those Minds and Bodies While Having fun! Summer is in full motion and our kids are out of school enjoying a break from all the testing, studying, reading and crunching numbers. While a few trips to the amusement park and the outdoor pool are probably already in the books, […]

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App Ed Review Roundup: Sidestepping Those Summer Time Learning Blues

July 7, 2016

Keep Those Minds Active With These Creative and Fun Apps! Ahh … summer time. The time of year when we take a deep breath, relax, join curriculum planning teams, and prepare for the upcoming school year. As we sip our lemonade and reflect on a year’s worth of teaching and learning, the dreaded thought of […]

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7 Fun and Creative Apps and Websites That Teach Kids to Code

July 5, 2016

These iOS and Web Apps are Visually Oriented and Kid-Friendly and Help to Build Critical Logic and Problem Solving Skills Computer coding is becoming an increasingly popular activity for today’s technology oriented kids. Even kids who do not plan to grow up and become computer programmers are enjoying the control and autonomy that coding delivers. […]

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Embracing Nonlinear Learning in a Flipped Classroom Setting

June 28, 2016

Cast Aside That Stepwise Progression and Open Students’ Minds to the Freedom to Learn in Their own Way David Walsh is presenting at FlipCon16 in Allen, Texas this July. The conference is the 19th – 21st (pre-conference workshops on the 19th, followed by the two day conference on the 20th and 21st). Come join us! How […]

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