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Free Collaborative Mind Mapping With Mind42

June 2, 2015

Some of you may recognize Mind42 from the Try-a-Tool-a-Week Challenge … it was our feature tool a few weeks ago. Today I am introducing Mind42 here so all of our readers can give it a try if they wish. By the way, keep an eye out for an important email about the prizes that we’ll […]

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Exploring Self-Driven Learning and Student Motivation (Ferlazzo)

June 1, 2015

Ferlazzo Offers Resources, Ideas, and Inspiration I’ve admired the work of Larry Ferlazzo since early on in my blogging career. I first came across him back when his blog earned numerous Edublog nominations and awards starting back around 2009. In the years since, he had been a prolific author, with numerous books about student motivation, […]

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Resources for Teaching Students HOW TO LEARN

May 27, 2015

Why do Schools Rarely Teach Students How to Learn? Schools are so caught up in teaching fundamentals like reading, writing, and good old “‘rithmatic”, as and knowledge required to pass standardized tests, but how often are they actually teaching students how to learn? Out of curiosity, I Googled, “schools should teach students how to learn” […]

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My Coursera Experience – Quality Professional Development, and an Inexpensive Verified Certificate

May 26, 2015

Teachers can Earn a Verified Certificate for Convenient, Affordable PD Back in 2012, I took a Coursera course in Operations Management, to test the waters of the new world of MOOCs. I shared my experience in a number of articles here. I was impressed with the thoroughness of the course (in fact, I did not […]

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Get to Know ClassDojo – Manage and Motivate Your Class With Ease (Totally Free)

May 19, 2015

In Week 11 of the Try-a-Tool-a-Week Challenge we checked out ClassDojo. As with many of the fun free tools we’ve been checking out, the feedback has been quite positive. K-12 teachers use ClassDojo to encourage students with positive feedback, make it easy to communicate with parents, and save time! I could write more about it, […]

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R U Engaging Your Students? Strategies and Tools for the Texting Generation

May 18, 2015

Students and Smart Phones Go Together Like Reading and Writing. Let’s Put Them to Use in the Service of Learning! In the U.S., and increasingly abroad, students of high school and college age require a smart phone as a standard part of their lifestyles. In fact, the pervasiveness of these devices can be a real […]

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The NEW Free Education Technology Resources eBook is Out!

May 12, 2015

With nearly 200 free software applications, this new update is just jammed full of awesome free tools and tons of insights into how to use them in your courses and classrooms! If you’ve followed EmergingEdTech for a few years now, you probably know that in 2011, 2012, and 2013, we offered updates to this eBook, […]

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Free Video Chat & Conferencing Tools and How to Use Them Like a Boss

May 11, 2015

Tips and Resources for Using Free Video Conferencing Tools in Your Classroom Video conferencing and chat tools can be a wonderful instructional resource, as most educators know. You can bring the outside world and guests into your classroom, enable a sick or disabled student to present from home and interact with the class, get to […]

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App Ed Review May Roundup – Instructional “Helper” Tools

May 5, 2015

Looking for Rubric-Reviewed Apps to Help you be More Productive in the Classroom? This month we are examining a teacher’s best friend, instructional tool apps! The apps outlined below will help you with instruction while contributing to your productivity, pacing, and more. These instructional tools are just a few of our favorite teacher resource apps, […]

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Wonder: A Search Engine Fueled by Research Experts – Save Time, Learn Anything

April 27, 2015

Wonder … a Search Engine Unlike Any Other! Wonder is a very different type of search engine. Instead of computer generated feedback, a real human being who is an expert researcher will find the best sources for you, and send them to you within an hour! You can spend less time reviewing the overwhelming number […]

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