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Dozens of Ways to Use Comics and Cartoons in the Classroom

January 13, 2015

Making Learning fun with Cartoons and Comic Strips! In December, having been inspired by Emily Wierszewski’s “Teaching Visual Rhetoric with the ComicLife App” session at the 2014 TLIPAD Conference, I had a lot of fun putting together an article featuring 20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning. Over the recent […]

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8 EdTech Hacks: A Cheat Sheet for Interactive Classroom Collaboration

January 11, 2015

A Selection of Quick, Easy Approaches to Interactive Classroom Collaboration Have you thought about trying some sort of technology for interactive, collaborative activities in your classroom but held back because you were concerned about the time it would take to learn and set up? Or perhaps you were concerned about costs, or you just weren’t […]

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APP ED REVIEW Roundup for January – Collaborative Learning Apps

January 8, 2015

Start off the New Year by Exploring a set of Apps That Enable Collaborative Learning Technology is changing not only the instructional methods we use to teach our students, but it is changing the classroom and learning experience. Digital learning communities – virtual spaces where students can collaborate, assist in each other’s learning, and build […]

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EmergingEdTech’s Top 10 Articles in 2014

December 28, 2014

2014 was Another Record Year for the Site, and an Excellent Year for Digital Learning 2014 marked the 5th full year of operations for EmergingEdTech (the site launched in April, 2009). This was another record-setting year for visitors and traffic, with over half a million unique visitors and over 1.25 million page views. I couldn’t […]

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Getting to Know Visme – Create Excellent Content For Presentations, Infographics, & More

December 23, 2014

This “Super Duper Easy” Content Creation Platform lets you Design Many Different Visual Formats Visme is a powerful web-based tool that has been gaining a lot of attention lately. This is a platform that will help you to create impressive presentations and other visual content that you’ll hardly believe you developed! Students and teachers alike […]

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4 Sites that Rate Education and Instructional Technology Products and Services

December 21, 2014

These Sites Offer a Variety of Approaches and Depth in Their Education Technology Resource Reviews Who doesn’t appreciate online reviews as a potential source of useful feedback about products and services they are considering buying? Even better, some online resources specialize in in-depth reviews of certain products. Consumer Reports is a great example – they’ve […]

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Teaching Students How to Take Notes – Moving From Mechanical to Effective

December 18, 2014

Improving Note Taking Techniques (With Some Resources and Tools to Help) Effective note taking can make a genuine difference in student learning. Teaching your students to use good essential strategies and adapt them to their learning style is a must. As a new lesson starts, students are faced with three main challenges. One: active listening […]

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December’s Favorite Education Technology Videos

December 16, 2014

New Monthly Feature Offers Hand Picked Videos About The Impactful Use of Technology in Education This month we launch a new feature – a monthly collection of great videos about the productive use of technology as an aid to teaching and learning! Our first video round up offers a mix of videos discussing technology in […]

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5 Ways to Share YouTube Videos Safely and Privately (Without the Distractions)

December 14, 2014

YouTube is a Powerful, Sure bet for Delivering Video Content, but What can you do About all the Distractions, and Privacy? Read on … Do you want to be able to use YouTube in your class, but are concerned about exposing students to the distractions that surround it? Worse yet, inappropriate content may be displayed, […]

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20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning

December 11, 2014

Comic Strips and Cartooning can be a Fun Way for Students to Explore Learning Topics There are so many good free tools for creating comics and cartoons on the web, as well as apps for tablets and smartphones. I’ve built out a list of fun tools I am looking forward to trying out over the […]

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