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Help Deliver Better Learning From Textbooks with the OpenStax College “Concept Coach”

November 19, 2015

OpenStax College is Testing Embedded Coaching Software for Their OER Textbooks … and YOU can Help. More and more teachers, administrators, and #edtech enthusiasts like yours truly are becoming big fans of the work that OpenStax College is doing. Backed by grants from the Gates Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation among others, this Rice University […]

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24 Favorite Teacher-Curated Web and iOS Apps for Creating Content

November 17, 2015

A Wealth of Wonderful Tools for Teachers and Students to Create Learning Content. At last week’s TLIPAD conference, we had a great “Birds of a Feather” session focused on apps for creating content. We compiled a list of Web and iPad apps that participants like to use to develop learning content, and I thought many […]

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VocApp Flash Cards – Free, Easy to Set Up, Excellent Study and Learning Tool

November 12, 2015

“Learn Fast, Remember Forever” There are lots of well-tried flashcard apps out there, and you can find some real gems among the lesser known players in the flashcard market. VocApp is one of the many new apps that hope to compete with current leaders in their category (apps like Quizlet, Anki, and Memrise, to name […]

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9 Amazing Augmented Reality Apps for Teaching and Learning

November 5, 2015

We’re Seeing an Explosion of Free and Low Cost Augmented Reality Tools for Education Augmented reality (AR) has evolved in recent years and its application in classrooms is limitless. Educators don’t need to feel overwhelmed when trying to introduce AR in their classroom because there are many great apps that don’t require a lot of […]

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APPEd Review Roundup: Classroom Tools to Differentiate Math and English Lessons

November 3, 2015

Fun Math Apps and Unique Dictionary Tools Bring a Spark to Vital Academic Subjects As school has been in session for a few months, students get settled into their classroom routines, and their engagement may fade along with the leaves on the trees. With visions of fall and winter vacations dancing in students’ heads, we […]

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Make a 3D Hologram With a Smartphone or Tablet – Pretty Awesome!

October 29, 2015

This can be a Great Project for Science, Math, Art, Technology Classes and More This is just so cool. My son Ian made one of these a while back and I’ve been meaning to share it here. I didn’t end up with good video of his, but there are plenty of them out there on […]

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Creating and Using Meme Images in the Classroom

October 26, 2015

Have some fun! Get your ‘Meme’ on. It’s Probably Easier Than you Think. Well, to be clear, Wikipedia defines a Meme as “an activity, concept, catchphrase or piece of media which spreads, often as mimicry, from person to person via the Internet.” Creating something that is going to spread like wildfire is not easy, and […]

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10 Tech-Savvy Web Teaching Apps Students (& Other Teachers) Will Love

October 20, 2015

Come Explore 10 Different Fun & Powerful Free Tools With our ‘3 Minute Teaching With Tech’ Tutorials! Have you ever peeked in on another teacher and saw them using a tech tool that made you think, “Wow! That looks really cool! I wonder how hard it is to use?” Or maybe one of your own […]

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Discover Open Educational Resources With Our New ‘3 Minute Teaching With Tech’ Tutorial

October 19, 2015

The Newest Entry in Popular Video Tutorial Series Focuses on Getting to Know OER I love the idea of Open Educational Resources. Free. Editable. Shareable. What could be better? Well … it would be better if it was easier to find them, and if a lot more educators were aware of them. While we can’t […]

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Why Student Blogging Increases Reading Comprehension (And How to Do it!)

October 13, 2015

Image Source Academic Blogging Comes in so Many Flavors, with Myriad Benefits. Here’s yet Another … Improved Reading Comprehension! As education continues to embrace technology, the use of blogging in the classroom continued to grow. What was once considered nothing more than an online journal has exploded into a multi-functional tool that is used by […]

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