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5 Steps to Get Started With Google Cardboard VR Viewer in Your Classroom

March 8, 2016

At About $15 per ‘headset’, Google Cardboard Provides an Inexpensive Intro to Virtual Reality, Bringing Learning to Life in Your Classroom Two related technologies that are really starting to gain momentum and show the promise of fun, engaged learning experiences are Augmented and Virtual Reality. There are more exciting education-oriented Augmented Reality apps available for free […]

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New 3 Minute Teaching TOOL-torial: ThingLink!

March 1, 2016

3 Minute Teaching “Tooltorial” No. 15 Provides a Quick Overview of ThingLink Early last month I had the pleasure of making my first ThingLink interactive image. ThingLink is such a cool free* tool for creating unique content for learning, it seemed like a great candidate for a 3 Minute Teaching Tool-torial. And now, here it is! […]

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Teach Students to Search Like a Boss With These 5 Easy Google Advanced Search Tips

February 22, 2016

Image Source 5 Simple Techniques That can Make Anyone a Google Search Rock Star Google Search is such a useful tool in our day to day lives, we totally take it for granted. But even the most tech-savvy searchers are often not aware of simple techniques that can make this powerhouse app even more useful, […]

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Online Survival Tools for PhD Thesis Writing

February 17, 2016

                (Image Source) Tools to Lend a Helping Hand to the Doctoral Thesis Writer The thesis writing process for PhD candidates is long, stressful and overflowing with information. It can be difficult for even the most intelligent or organized writer to keep it all together, and achieve success […]

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Explore Dozens of Resources for Digital Learning Day 2016

February 15, 2016

Are you Prepared to Get Your #DLDay on and Seek new Approaches to Improving Learning Outcomes? “Started in 2012, Digital Learning Day has provided a powerful venue for education leaders to highlight great teaching practice and showcase innovative teachers, leaders, and instructional technology programs that are improving student outcomes. This grassroots effort blossomed into a […]

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Add Questions to Videos and Monitor Student Progress, for Free, with EdPuzzle

February 9, 2016

Easily Assess Student Engagement With Video Lessons With This Powerful Free Application Being able to take any video and add questions to it that students must answer before continuing to watch is an outstanding technique for making a video lesson richer and more engaging. It also provides very useful feedback. When I first learned back in 2014 […]

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27 Meaningful Ways to Use EdTech … THINGLINK Style!

February 2, 2016

Creating Fun Interactive Content With ThingLink is a Blast! I’ve been wanting to give ThingLink a try for a while now. The idea of being able to easily overlay interactive links anywhere on an image seems like a pretty cool way to create fun, engaging learning content. I decided to use the image I created […]

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The YouTube Guide to Self-Directed Learning

January 26, 2016

These Videos Explore Ideas and Techniques and Offer Real World Examples That can Help Inspire a Self-Directed Learning Mindset in Your Students Just about anyone working in education sees Self-Directed Learning as a hugely desirable outcome. Like ‘Holy Grail’ desirable. If we can get students to take greater ownership of their learning, we are achieving […]

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16 Things I Love About the 2016 National Education Technology Plan

January 19, 2016

The 2016 NETP is Packed with Important Ideas, Good Examples, and Smart Partnerships The DOE’s Office of Education Technology recently published the 2016 National Education Technology Plan. The plan is titled, “Future Ready Learning. Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education”. While “love” is not a word many of us in the world of education may often use […]

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A Quality Free Tool for ESL and EFL Placement Testing

January 14, 2016

Online ESL Teaching Aid Offers Thoughtfully Designed Placement Test My name is Kris Jagasia and I’m a co-founder of Off2Class (an ESL tool for teachers). Recently we released a Free ESL Placement Test that could be of interest to many ESL teachers struggling to find the right curriculum to teach their students. Like many ESL […]

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