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6 Collaborative Social Tools for Student Writing & Collaboration Lessons, Assignments

June 18, 2015

Collaborative Software With Social Functionality can be a Powerful Asset in the Classroom Teachers who have taken the dive into education technology have infinite teaching and learning possibilities at their fingertips. One category of technology tools that is often purposefully avoided as an instructional asset is social media. What can hardly be avoided, however, is […]

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Live from UB Tech 2015, Where Student Success is the Emphasis

June 16, 2015

This Year’s Conference and Models of Excellence Awards Zero in on Student Success As I write this, I am attending the UB Tech 2015 conference in Orlando, Florida. This is my third consecutive year of attending and presenting at this higher education technology conference. This year I’ve been particularly pleased to see an increased focus […]

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Dozens of Free Resources for Keeping Academic Skills Sharp Over the Summer Months

June 10, 2015

Creative Commons Licensed Image source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ABubble_3.jpg Don’t Let the “Summer Slide” Dull Those School Skills! This time of year I get a lot of requests for resources to help students keep up their school skills over the long summer months. I searched the web for the best resources, tips, and techniques I could find. I […]

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Announcing the Winners of the Try-a-Tool-a-Week Challenge!

June 8, 2015

Congratulations to All of Our Winners! From March through May, we ran the “Try-a-Tool-a-Week” Challenge here on EmergingEdTech, and it was a great success. Over 700 educators signed up to receive weekly email with a link to page that introduced a new free web app. Each tool was introduced with a brief description of its […]

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Why I Switched from Dropbox to SpiderOak

June 4, 2015

People Don’t Care Much About Encryption, Until They get Burned I’ve been a delighted Dropbox user for years. The functionality it offers is brilliant. If you want to be able to easily access and edit the same files from different computers and mobile devices like tablets and/or smartphones, you need this functionality. At no cost*, […]

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June APP ED REVIEW RoundUp – Get Creative with Art Apps This Summer!

June 3, 2015

Highly Rated Rubric-Assessed Art Apps For Your Classroom or Just for Fun! With summer right around the corner, it is time to relax, decompress, and then start thinking about next year (when you’re ready, of course J). Once ready, we here at App Ed Review encourage you to start thinking about ways to incorporate art […]

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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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