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5 More Great Apps to Keep Summer Minds and Bodies Active

July 19, 2016

These Great Apps Encourage Kids to Work Those Minds and Bodies While Having fun! Summer is in full motion and our kids are out of school enjoying a break from all the testing, studying, reading and crunching numbers. While a few trips to the amusement park and the outdoor pool are probably already in the books, […]

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App Ed Review Roundup: Sidestepping Those Summer Time Learning Blues

July 7, 2016

Keep Those Minds Active With These Creative and Fun Apps! Ahh … summer time. The time of year when we take a deep breath, relax, join curriculum planning teams, and prepare for the upcoming school year. As we sip our lemonade and reflect on a year’s worth of teaching and learning, the dreaded thought of […]

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7 Fun and Creative Apps and Websites That Teach Kids to Code

July 5, 2016

These iOS and Web Apps are Visually Oriented and Kid-Friendly and Help to Build Critical Logic and Problem Solving Skills Computer coding is becoming an increasingly popular activity for today’s technology oriented kids. Even kids who do not plan to grow up and become computer programmers are enjoying the control and autonomy that coding delivers. […]

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Embracing Nonlinear Learning in a Flipped Classroom Setting

June 28, 2016

Cast Aside That Stepwise Progression and Open Students’ Minds to the Freedom to Learn in Their own Way David Walsh is presenting at FlipCon16 in Allen, Texas this July. The conference is the 19th – 21st (pre-conference workshops on the 19th, followed by the two day conference on the 20th and 21st). Come join us! How […]

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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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