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14+ Crowdfunding Resources for Education Funding (for Students or Teachers)

August 17, 2016

The Crowdfunding Possibilities Facilitated Across the Web can Work for Students and Teachers too “Crowdfunding” bought a whole new angle to charitable donations by turning the Web into a collections machine that can make lots of small donations add up to big bucks! Most people have probably heard of KickStarter and similar tools, but did you know […]

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10 TED Talks Every Educator Should Listen To

August 16, 2016

Enjoy the Passion and Insights in These Powerful Talks from Educators and Experts Across the World As an educator, you’re likely greeted with inspiration daily, whether it comes from your friends, students, or colleagues. Another place to find inspiration is through online TED talks. Start by listening to the following TED talks that will help […]

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14 Essential Academic Writing Tools for the New School Year

August 4, 2016

(Image source) These (Mostly Free) Tools Make a Great Addition to Every Student’s Writing Resource ‘Tool Kit’ The new school year is almost upon us! Whether you are just entering a new grade, or starting in a new high school or college, this can be an overwhelming and stressful time for most students. Each new […]

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Quick Easy Techniques to Remove the Formatting from Text

August 1, 2016

(Source article shown above) Simple Techniques Can Save Time and Aggravation When Copying Source Material Into another Document [Ed Note – I wrote this specifically about the Notepad technique, but if you scroll down to the Comments, you’ll see that some of our awesome readers have weighed in with related tricks for Macs, Google Docs, […]

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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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