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Teaching Students How to Take Notes – Moving From Mechanical to Effective

December 18, 2014

Improving Note Taking Techniques (With Some Resources and Tools to Help) Effective note taking can make a genuine difference in student learning. Teaching your students to use good essential strategies and adapt them to their learning style is a must. As a new lesson starts, students are faced with three main challenges. One: active listening […]

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December’s Favorite Education Technology Videos

December 16, 2014

New Monthly Feature Offers Hand Picked Videos About The Impactful Use of Technology in Education This month we launch a new feature – a monthly collection of great videos about the productive use of technology as an aid to teaching and learning! Our first video round up offers a mix of videos discussing technology in […]

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5 Ways to Share YouTube Videos Safely and Privately (Without the Distractions)

December 14, 2014

YouTube is a Powerful, Sure bet for Delivering Video Content, but What can you do About all the Distractions, and Privacy? Read on … Do you want to be able to use YouTube in your class, but are concerned about exposing students to the distractions that surround it? Worse yet, inappropriate content may be displayed, […]

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20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning

December 11, 2014

Comic Strips and Cartooning can be a Fun Way for Students to Explore Learning Topics There are so many good free tools for creating comics and cartoons on the web, as well as apps for tablets and smartphones. I’ve built out a list of fun tools I am looking forward to trying out over the […]

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5 Web Based Non-Profits For Classroom Teacher Donations and Gifts

December 9, 2014

Have Something to Donate to a Teacher? Need Something Donated for Your Classroom? Check These Sites out! With the giving time of the year upon us, this is a great time to share these sites that teachers across the world are increasingly using to ask for and receive donations to equip their classrooms! Sites and […]

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25 Fun Ways to use QR Codes for Teaching and Learning

December 7, 2014

So Many Fun Ways to use QR Codes in the Classroom! I’ve culled a bunch of ideas from different teachers who have shared their approaches to using this simple but powerful construct in the classroom. Once your students are equipped with a device that can read QR codes and they know how to scan them, […]

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APP ED REVIEW Roundup for December 2014 – Health and Physical Education Apps!

December 4, 2014

It’s Always a Great Time to Remind Students About the Importance of Exercise and Fitness. The Apps can Help! App Ed Review is here this month to present you with apps that complement physical education and health classes. Incorporating technology into your classroom can seem challenging, especially for health and gym. The good news is […]

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6 Easy Steps for Getting Started Using Free Plickers for Assessment

December 2, 2014

Individualize Student Learning with the Aid of Easy to Make and use “Paper Clickers”! Data is an essential component in education, yet sometimes it can be viewed as a necessary evil for educators. In the past, a teacher may teach a lesson and require students to complete an exit ticket assessment activity to show mastery […]

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Celebrating “The 12 Days of Ed Tech” (Rap & Video)

November 30, 2014

Enjoy a fun Holiday Hip-Hop Romp Through the World of Instructional Technology! One of the most enjoyable sessions I attended at the TLIPAD 2014 Conference earlier this month was “Rapping Across the Curriculum” by Jeremy Hartzell. I have to applaud creative teachers like Hartzell for bringing their passion and a sense of fun to developing […]

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Donation App Helps Teachers Overcome Budgetary and Resource Limitations

November 25, 2014

How DonorsChoose Improves Education The problem: State education budgets are shrinking while the number of low-income schools in the public education system is growing. As problems go, it’s a hefty one and there are no easy answers. The voices in the debate range from wealthy charter school champions who eye the issue from 30,000 feet […]

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