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10 Fun Web Apps, Games, for Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

June 21, 2016

Engage Students in Critical Thinking Activities With These Great Applications The most important gift that educators can give to students is the ability to think critically. Critical thinking is the ability to take information, then instead of simply memorizing it… Analyzing it Drawing Conclusions Finding Practical Applications Integrating That Information With Other Information Forming Opinions […]

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AppEd Review Roundup: Easy to Use Web Apps, Useful in Every Classroom

June 6, 2016

These Web-based Apps are Highly Rated, Easy to Use, and can Play a Role in Classroom Lessons and Assignments That Involved Reading, Writing, Story Telling, and More! Do you prefer tools that are efficient, straightforward, and get the job done? We like them, too! This month, App Ed Review has curated four of our favorite […]

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TeachWithMovies: Fun Free Lesson Plans for All Grades, Many Subjects

May 25, 2016

Site Offers Indexed Lesson Plans Built Around Movies for an Array of Academic Subjects Do you sometimes find yourself thinking about how you can spice up a lesson with some engaging visuals, a pop culture reference, some humor or drama, or something else that gives it that extra “pop!”? Or … have you ever been […]

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10 Popular and Fun #EdTech Slideshare Presentations from EmergingEdTech

May 10, 2016

Slideshare is a Wonderful Free Resource for Educators The widely used Slideshare presentation sharing format is a great way to make your PowerPoint presentations or other files available for easy web-based access, and get statistics on views. In addition to PowerPoint files, Slideshare imports PDF files, Word files, Open Office files, and text files. Teachers have […]

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App Ed Review Roundup: Chemistry Tools

May 4, 2016

This Month: Rubric-Assessed Smartphone & Web Apps for CHEMISTRY Think chemistry can’t be taught using instructional technology? Think again. This month, we’re sharing four of our favorite chemistry resources for creating reactions, safely mixing volatile chemicals in virtual labs, learning elemental symbols/facts, and directing students through in-class experiments. Your students will go Ba.Na.Na.S. for these Dy.N.Am.I.Te. […]

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5 Google Tools to Support All Levels of Reading

April 27, 2016

Technology and Reading Can Complement Each Other Well, With a Little Conscious Design Reading is multidimensional: it entails decoding of each sound, reading those sounds at an appropriate pace (fluency), then knowing how to interpret each of those word parts in order (morphology and syntax) to understand what you have read (comprehension). Beyond that, it requires […]

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Teach Your Students New Languages With These 5 New Apps  

April 25, 2016

Learning a new Language Doesn’t Have to be a Challenge with These Apps Language learning is a process that can stymie even the most dedicated student, but that doesn’t have to be the case. There are many applications that make this frustrating process a lot easier for students of all ages and skill levels. These […]

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Unlocking Financial Literacy Awareness With Free Finance & Accounting Tool and Lessons

April 13, 2016

(Image Source) Shouldn’t Every Month be Financial Literacy Awareness Month? April is Financial Literacy Awareness Month. I feel strongly that this should be an essential topic in all High Schools and Colleges. Students need to know how to manage money, it’s vital. This post offers tools and lessons to help teachers incorporate financial literacy into an […]

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AppEd Review Adds Rubric-Assessed WEB APPS for Teaching and Learning

April 7, 2016

Many of Today’s Web Apps Work Fine for Tablet Users, so Why Not Review Them Too? With this edition of the Roundup, we are announcing that App Ed Review has started reviewing websites! We expanded our focus to include websites because tablets of most all varieties can access websites, and they can be used in […]

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It’s a Scan, Click, Explore World: 5 Great Tools With Customizable Feeds

April 6, 2016

(Example of Hootsuite Content Aggregator Content) Get Your Learn on in Just Minutes a Day! One of the wonders of the web-enabled world we live in is the ease with which we can get customized ‘news’ feeds. There are so many tools available that will let you define the specific sources, words or phrases, hashtags, etc., […]

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