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What Studying App is Used by 1 in 3 High School Students?

September 21, 2016

And How to Keep Improving When You’re Already one of the Most Widely Used Education Apps Around! I knew Quizlet was popular, but when I spoke with Quizlet CEO Matt Glotzbach recently, I was surprised to learn just how widespread its use is. Quizlet has over 20 million monthly users actively studying with their application, […]

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8 Important Features of a Top Quality Plagiarism Checker

September 15, 2016

(Image Source) The Essence of Plagiarism Checkers: Similar or Different? Plagiarism detection may not be a fun, ‘sexy’ edtech topic, but it is a reality we have to live with these days. I invited the folks from noplag.com to share their thoughts on the features that can make for a top quality plagiarism detection tool. […]

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Explore the World With Live EarthCams from Across the Globe

September 13, 2016

View Live Cameras All Across the Planet (for free) Last year I had the good fortune to take a vacation in Ireland and Italy with my family (that’s a picture of the Forum in Rome above … it was seriously mind blowing to look out over the of stunning view of history from the vantage point that […]

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SafeShare: Share Videos Safely, Without Distractions (New 3 Minute TOOL-torial)

September 12, 2016

Want Students to Watch Videos but Concerned About Distractions and Inappropriate Content? SafeShare.tv = Problem Solved. Video is an increasingly important element in the teaching tool set, but we often find ourselves challenged buy the challenges video delivery can suffer from. YouTube remains the king of video content delivery, but if you want to be […]

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AppEd Review Roundup: New School Year, New Lesson Planning Tools!

September 7, 2016

Lesson Planning Doesn’t Have to be Hard … Here’s Help Whether you are a new teacher beginning to build your lesson plan portfolio, an established teacher learning the ropes for a new class, or a seasoned vet refining and adding to your lesson plan collection, nobody needs to lesson plan alone. This month, App Ed […]

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EdPuzzle 3 Minute TOOL-torial: Add Questions to Videos, Monitor Progress

September 6, 2016

EdPuzzle is Truly an Awesome Free Tool. See how Easy it is to use in our Newest 3 Minute TOOL-torial. EdPuzzle is a powerful free application that makes it a breeze to embed questions in YouTube and Vimeo videos, and require students to watch them before they continue watching. When students log in and watch […]

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Exploring How Educators are Using Snapchat for Teaching and Learning

August 31, 2016

(Image Source) The Hugely Popular* Video, Image, and Text Chat tool is Gradually Finding a Place in our Classrooms *The third most popular social media platform (behind Facebook and Instagram), with popularity driven by the younger demographic, as 60% of Snapchat users are under 25, and 85% under 35, according to some sources.  Those of […]

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Social Listening: A Powerful, Free Classroom Learning Resource

August 30, 2016

At Your Fingertips: Live (Free) Feeds With Insights Into any Topic From, Resources Across the World If you want to know what the buzz is about current events, politics, sporting events, or anything else that’s going on, social listening can give you insights traditional media channels won’t, in a more real time manner. It can […]

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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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