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A Lesson in Assessing Web Content Validity

October 20, 2016

A Lesson Using Kathy Schrock’s “5 W’s” to Evaluating Web Site Content I teach an introductory level technology course at The College of Westchester, focused on emerging information technologies and how these are impacting the workplace, society, and world around us. One of the vital topics we cover is how to assess the validity of […]

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Practical Steps to Foster 21st Century Skills With Your Young Students

October 17, 2016

Unleash Student Creativity and Develop Writing Skills With the Fun WriteReader Web App As an educator, I’m always looking for tools to support students reading and writing skills. It’s important to foster students skills that 21st Century learners must develop including how to research, analyze, synthesize, collaborate, and produce work to share with a wider community. I […]

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4 Highly Rated Rubric-Assessed Web Apps to Kick Up Your Classroom & Lessons

October 13, 2016

Better Video Lessons, Curriculum Management, Classroom Management, and Review with These Awesome Free Web Apps With the school year in full swing and students settling into their routines, October is the perfect time to tryout some new instructional technologies for the classroom. With teachers in mind, we here at App Ed Review have searched our […]

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7 Fun Visual Chart Formats to Kick up Your Next Presentation or Lecture Content

October 4, 2016

Interesting and Unusual Information Conveying Formats can Add a Spark to Your Next Lecture or Presentation When you are preparing a presentation or content for a lecture, including compelling, fun visuals can add so much bang! Not only will they help your presentation to be more visually appealing, they can make the information easier to digest […]

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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 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? = 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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