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Coding for the Common Core: 15 iPad Coding Apps for K-5+

September 1, 2015

Check out These Fun iPad Apps for Helping Young Students Learn About Coding, Logic, Math, & More! Dr. Leslie Suters is a faculty member in the College of Education’s Curriculum & Instruction Department at Tennessee Tech University. She will present the session “Coding for the Core: Using the iPad to Develop Computational Thinking and Mathematical […]

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Coding for the Common Core – Apps for Integrating Coding With Math and ELA

August 31, 2015

Image Source Dr. Leslie Suters is a faculty member in the College of Education’s Curriculum & Instruction Department at Tennessee Tech University. She will present the session “Coding for the Core: Using the iPad to Develop Computational Thinking and Mathematical Practices” at the 2015 Teaching and Learning with the iPad Conference this November in Raleigh, […]

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Shaping Student Success: Change the Attitude, Improve the Aptitude, Achieve Results

August 24, 2015

Exploring the World’s Largest Online Library of K-12 Standards-Aligned Resources That Link Assessment to Instruction “Change the attitude and you change the aptitude.” It’s a teaching philosophy that schoolteacher Tony Sanders firmly holds. Last year, Sanders taught math and statistics to juniors and seniors with learning differences at Kingsbury Day School in Washington, D.C. Early […]

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Translate Text on the Fly Using Your Phone and the Google Translate App. Brilliant!

August 23, 2015

Image Source The Visual Translation Function Built Into Google Translate is Some #AwesomeTech Note to my regular readers: As you know, normally on Sunday I post a “Tweet Wrap” sharing faves from the week’s Twitter posts, but I was traveling with limited ‘Net access much of this last week and didn’t post much. Instead, today […]

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What Does the Technology-Enhanced Future of the School Field Trip Look Like?

August 20, 2015

Going Mobile, Better Trip Preparation, Post-Trip Fun, and More … Technology has already changed the way students learn in the classroom. Less attention has been paid to tech’s impact on students’ other educational experiences such as field trips. The field trip of the future might use technology in plenty of exciting ways, all of which […]

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App Ed Review Roundup for August 2015: Test Prep Apps

August 10, 2015

It’s Never Too Early to Start Preparing for Critical Standardized Tests Standardized tests can be as scary as just the letters ACT, SAT, and AP and these tests can send shivers down students’ spines! Confidence for students going into such important tests is crucial, and confidence is built through practice. The earlier students get to […]

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6 Hands-On Tools and Activities for Teaching Web Literacy

August 5, 2015

  Creative Commons Licensed Image Source Web Literacy is Essential for Today’s Learners One of the most important skills of the 21st century — web literacy — is often overlooked in the classroom. The ability to read, write and participate online is an indispensable skill for learners, but it’s curiously absent from many educators’ curricula. […]

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6 Excellent YouTube Channels Created by Inspired Teachers

July 30, 2015

Outstanding Math, Science, Art, History, and Social Studies Content for Flipped, Blended, or Traditional Classrooms! A HUGE “THANKS!” to Hip Hughes, who responded to a tweet I wrote the other day seeking great YouTube channels created by teachers. He singlehandedly provided what I needed for the post I wanted to write! Check out these outstanding […]

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Your Students Should Be Coding (Five Sites to Get Them Started)

July 27, 2015

Creative Commons Licensed Image Source “More important than the utilitarian function of filling job vacancies, though, is the pedagogical value inherent in coding.” “21st century learning” – it’s one of the hottest terms in education. The elements range from student-centered learning and accountability to technology and real-world application. Chief among the tenets is that students […]

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Check Out How These Teachers and Students are Using Augmented Reality

July 21, 2015

Creative Commons licenses image source Augmented Reality is one of the most interesting and exciting tools emerging in the academic world today. Here are a handful of videos showing many fun, engaging ways in which educators and students are using this powerful digital technology. Shaw Wood Primary School use Aurasma throughout the school, and it […]

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