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Technology for the Core – Apps and Tools for the Literacy Curriculum Viewing Strand

October 28, 2014

A Wealth of Web and iPad apps to help with Teaching the Common Core Literacy Strands Dr. Melissa Comer and Dr. Leslie Suters are faculty members in the College of Education’s Curriculum & Instruction Department at Tennessee Tech University. They will be co-presenting the session “Common Core Literacy Integration with App Flows” at the 2014 […]

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5 Ways NOT to Teach Like a Dinosaur

October 23, 2014

Are Your Lessons Interesting, Engaging, and Maybe Even a Little Fun? The days of overly long, bored-to-tears lectures are drawing to an overdue end. There are so many tools and techniques at our disposal to make learning more active and encourage more student participation and ownership of learning. Get students thinking, moving, and creating … […]

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3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tutorial – Socrative (Student Response System)

October 19, 2014

Check out how Easy This Popular Free Tool is for Gathering Student Feedback During Class or Giving ‘Live’ Quizzes Socrative is a powerful yet simple Student Response System that lets students respond to ‘quick questions’ or full quizzes using smart phones, tablets, or computers. Teachers love it – its very popular. Check out the newest […]

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ExamTime Proactively Engages Students in Active Learning

October 9, 2014

Build Mind Maps, Flashcards, Quizzes & Notes With This Popular Free Platform Effective learning is not the outcome of encouraging students to passively consume and regurgitate reams of information verbatim. Rather than allow learners to simply become recipients of study notes and material, teachers need to encourage students to both physically and mentally engage in […]

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8 Engaging Ways to use Technology in the Classroom to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring

October 5, 2014

Dozens of free web tools and ideas that can pack a technology integration punch and kick those lessons up a notch Are you tired of delivering the same old lectures on the same subjects year after year? Are you using the same lesson materials over and over and wishing you could make learning in your […]

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iPad Workflow in the Elementary Classroom – 6 Techniques and Tips

October 2, 2014

Kellie Chaney teaches Spanish and Technology at Franklin Academy where she manages an iPad cart in her classroom and assists teachers in utilizing two shared carts. Prior to teaching K-2, Kellie taught high school Spanish and English as a Second Language for several years where she was able to use a class set of iPod […]

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Teaching Kids Fire Safety and Prevention Awareness with Resources from NFPA

September 25, 2014

Come Check out Sparky the Fire Dog and Free Resources for Teachers to Help Students Learn About Fire Safety Full Disclosure: This is a paid post (our first ever). Yes, I succumbed to the temptation to accept a fee to promote apps and resources focused on fire prevention awareness. – KW With National Fire Prevention […]

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5 Tips for Using Google Apps on an iPad

September 16, 2014

Kasey Bell is an instructional technology consultant with a Master’s degree in Educational Technology, and more than ten years in the field of education. Kasey will be presenting the session “Ooey Gooey Google! Google Apps for the iPad” at the 2014 Teaching and Learning with the iPad Conference this November in Raleigh, NC. Follow Kasey […]

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September APP ED REVIEW Roundup – Apps for Video Creation Projects

September 11, 2014

iPad Video Creation Apps are Great for Student Projects (and for Teachers too!) Few strategies can get students more engaged in the classroom than creative projects. Teachers can embrace the Information Generation’s learning preferences by integrating these video-creation apps below into their assignments, which can really amp up classroom engagement! Plus, differentiating classroom projects that […]

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Using TodaysMeet as a Formative Assessment Tool

September 9, 2014

This Free Backchannel Chat Platform for the Classroom can be Great for Assessment and Much More Brandon C. Juarez manages the College of Education Full-Time Online Faculty team at Grand Canyon University. He will be presenting the session “Removing the Shackles to the ‘Sage on Stage’ Approach to Teaching” at the 2014 Teaching and Learning […]

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