Free Tools & Resources

New Generation of Apps Make Reading Assignments More Productive and Enjoyable for Students and Teachers

February 6, 2014

These Reading Apps for Smartphones and Tablets are Ushering in big Changes in how we Read. The modern reading landscape stretches beyond the limits of an actual book made of paper. We’re surrounded by technological advances that can change the way reading occurs in our daily lives. Online reading, virtual classrooms, apps to keep us […]

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Digital Learning Day Professional Development – 12 Webinars (all Freebies!)

February 4, 2014

Wednesday, February 5th is “Digital Learning Day”. Celebrate with a Free Webinar! With the 3rd Annual Digital Learning Day upon us, its a great opportunity for educators to avail themselves of the free professional development opportunities available on this day that nationally recognizes the importance of digital learning! 4 Webinars from Blended Schools Network (10 […]

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The Minimalist’s Guide to Creating a Class or Course Web Site

January 30, 2014

Have you wished you had a web site to share assignments, links, discussions, and more, but always thought it would be too difficult to create one? It absolutely doesn’t have to be. Educators are increasingly turning to technology to improve their teaching, communication and organization skills. Having a web page to use to deliver and […]

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The Answer Pad – Enhancing Student Engagement in a BYOD or 1 to 1 Environment

January 23, 2014

A device-independent enhanced Student Response System that goes hand-in-hand with 1 to 1 programs and BYOD. How cool is that? There are different ways in which BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) can enhance student learning. It improves the levels of student engagement in a learning environment and also makes the process of learning more interactive. […]

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Worried about Students Searching the Web Safely? 8 Safe Search Engines for Kids

January 14, 2014

Special Purpose Search Engines Perfect for Young Students It is inevitable that today’s students are going to use Internet search engines from time to time to as part of assigned school work. But the Internet is not without its share of safety issues and content that is inappropriate for younger students. Fortunately, there are plenty […]

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Collaborative Writing with BoomWriter, a Free Award-Winning App for Teaching and Learning

December 31, 2013

Students and Teachers in all Grades can Enhance Their Writing Skills as They Collaborate and Publish Stories with Serving as an effective and personalized learning tool, award-winning literacy website BoomWriter ( is easy to use and free for teachers, allowing their students to collaborate with classmates to create and publish stories and other original […]

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Enhance Project-Based Learning with These 10 Powerful Tools

December 26, 2013

A fun set of Applications (Many Free) for Project Based Teaching and Learning. The contemporary classroom can be rather different than what we were used to even just a decade ago, thanks partly to the advancing nature of Internet based technologies. One form of teaching which has benefited from these types of tools is Project […]

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10 of the Best Apps for Students for Christmas Revision, Note Taking, and Studying

December 24, 2013

One of our UK Based Friends Offers a set of Apps That can be a big Help During the Christmas Break, and all Year Long! With the end of year exams looming for Common Entrance, GCSE and A-Level students around the UK, the London-based private tutor agency, Tutor House has come up with 10 of the […]

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Sharing Student-Created Presentations About the Importance of 21st Century Skills

December 22, 2013

One of the Most Rewarding Moments as a Teacher is Seeing the Pride in Student’s Faces When They Present Something They Have Created. In the Emerging Information Technologies class I taught at The College of Westchester this Fall, the final project was the creation of a presentation that focused on a selected 21st Century skill […]

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How Technology Can Help Teachers & Parents Foster Financial Literacy

December 17, 2013

Regular readers of EmergingEdTech know that I like to post once or twice a year on Financial Literacy, usually in April (Financial Literacy Awareness Month), but this is a time of year that finances can get a bit challenging, so why wait? – KW Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a […]

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