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16 Things I Love About the 2016 National Education Technology Plan

January 19, 2016

The 2016 NETP is Packed with Important Ideas, Good Examples, and Smart Partnerships The DOE’s Office of Education Technology recently published the 2016 National Education Technology Plan. The plan is titled, “Future Ready Learning. Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education”. While “love” is not a word many of us in the world of education may often use […]

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A Quality Free Tool for ESL and EFL Placement Testing

January 14, 2016

Online ESL Teaching Aid Offers Thoughtfully Designed Placement Test My name is Kris Jagasia and I’m a co-founder of Off2Class (an ESL tool for teachers). Recently we released a Free ESL Placement Test that could be of interest to many ESL teachers struggling to find the right curriculum to teach their students. Like many ESL […]

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APP Ed Review January Round Up – Vocabulary Apps!

January 7, 2016

Breathe Some New Life into Vocabulary Instruction At App Ed Review, we see a new year as a new opportunity, and that has inspired us to think about vocabulary. Yes, vocabulary! While it may not be the most “jazzy” thing to teach, we think that educational apps have the power to breathe some new life […]

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The Most Popular Education & Technology Content of 2015 (Thanks Buzzsumo!)

December 30, 2015

A Little Year End Fun, and a Powerful Tool to Gauge Interest and Find Popular Content When I want to know what the buzz is on the Internet about a certain topic or phrase, I often head over to All you need to do is enter the word or phrase, hit ‘Enter’, and peruse the […]

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Over 300,000 Free Resources by Teachers, for Teachers (Filter by Grade, Subject, etc.)

December 23, 2015

Millions of educators are sharing their work, insights, and inspiration while selling and buying original and used educational resources (and yes, there are great free resources here too)! Teachers Pay Teachers is a wildly successful online marketplace where teachers can find great resources created by other educators. Thousands of teachers are also supplementing their income by […]

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Minneapolis College Breaks Down Barriers to Learning to Help Students With Great Potential

December 17, 2015

Students With Learning Disabilities Can Thrive With a Little Help and the Right Technology “What do Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Thomas Edison and approximately 20 percent of students have in common?”, asks Adrian Hirsch, writing for the School News Network. They all needed to develop different approaches towards learning, and in some cases, this can […]

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Newsela – Robust Education Technology for Reading Comprehension Skills Development

December 15, 2015

Adaptive Platform Delivers Reading Materials at 5 Different Reading Levels, With Built in Assessments How would you like to be able to give students reading assignments focused on current events that are geared to their reading level? Could you use sets of articles focused on topics in the sciences, social studies, law, health, arts, and […]

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8 Great Educational Song Videos, from my Favorite 7th Grader!

December 9, 2015

Sharing Some Excellent Examples of one of the Most Fun Learning Constructs Ever Conceived Most of us have heard “teaching tunes” like the Periodic Table song featured above. What a great technique to help students learn about a subject that might otherwise be learned through rote memorization! Don’t you just love this idea? My daughter […]

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App Ed Review Roundup – Apps for Research

December 2, 2015

Rubric-Assessed Article Library Apps for Research Projects At App Ed Review, we’ve been thinking about research and the ways apps can be used to support students conducting research. We see research projects as being a great way for students to flex their intellectual muscle, synthesize data, explain real-world information, and demonstrate learning. They are popular […]

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The Tech-Savvy Administrator: Communicate Better, Get Organized, Promote Your School’s Brand

December 1, 2015

Provide Technology Leadership by Example Without Spending a lot of Money It was a pleasure to meet Steven W. Anderson, known to many through his ‘Web 2.0 Classroom‘ moniker, at the TLIPAD 2015 conference in November. He is a fun speaker and everyone seemed to really enjoy and appreciate his inspirational and informative Keynote address. […]

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