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Make Vocabulary Fun With an Easy, Free Make-Your-Own Word Search

December 7, 2016

Word Search and Cross Words add a fun Element of Gamification to Vocabulary or Terminology Assessments While working to redesign a Digital Literacy course here at The College of Westchester, I found myself wanting a fun way to assess information technology terminology. I am not a fan of quizzes for something like this, for numerous […]

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December App Ed Review Roundup: Grammar Apps and Websites

December 5, 2016

Good Grammar = Better Oral and Written Communication. Bring on the Grammar Apps to Pump up This Vital Skill Set. Do your students think grammar is a drag? Do they find their grammar worksheets and books dull? We here at App Ed Review have similar concerns. With Todd being a former high school English teacher […]

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Using Technology to Turn Parents into Partners: 5 Essential Elements

November 30, 2016

How it all Began: a Mom on a Mission When my daughter started preschool, I was thrilled. I couldn’t believe how quickly the time flew by that my daughter was now starting her educational journey. As most first-time parents I didn’t know what to expect and where I stood in this new dynamics. I remember […]

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PrepFactory: Making Powerful Test Prep Available to Everyone (it’s Free)

November 28, 2016

Top Notch SAT and ACT Preparation Doesn’t Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg (in fact, it doesn’t have to cost anything!). So admittedly, test prep isn’t quite as fun a topic as some of the other things we like to cover here, but it is a reality our students must face, and one […]

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The 12 Apps of Christmas 2016 (Fun Free PD Starts Dec 1!)

November 21, 2016

Sign up Now to Take Part in This Award Winning Free Professional Development Opportunity The third iteration of The 12 Apps of Christmas (#12appsDIT) will start on December 1st and will run online for twelve consecutive weekdays. To register for this award winning free, open, short, online Continuing Professional Development course, visit the course website at […]

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Slack: A Powerful, Private (Free) Team Tool That Educators are Adopting

November 16, 2016

Powerful Communication and Collaboration Features, Privacy, Device Independence, and Other Features are Bringing Slack Into the Classroom A few months ago I was introduced to Slack through my role as Community Administrator for the Flipped Learning Network. We started using the platform as a communication, content sharing, and engagement resource for the flipped learning community. At […]

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App Ed Review Roundup – Website Wrecking Ball: Add Some Quality Websites to Your Repertoire

November 9, 2016

A Potpourri of Highly Rated, Rubric-Assessed Websites to make Learning Fun (and Many More to Explore at App Ed Review) The school year is well underway, and students are engaging research, completing extended learning opportunities, and investigating the world wide web for information! At a time when students are using their information literacy skills to […]

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7 Reasons Why Mobile Apps Are Great for Vocabulary Boosting

November 7, 2016

Mobile Apps Can be a Highly Effective Way to Discover and Learn New Vocabulary Think about how lucky students are these days. They can use different technologies to access knowledge at any time. Teachers are constantly trying to introduce technology in the classroom, so they encourage the students to be creative with the way they […]

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10 Tools That Can Help Students With Case Study Analysis

November 3, 2016

Image Source A Range of Tools to Lend Efficiencies to Case Study Assignments Case study analysis is a serious work that often demands a lot of time and effort. Students need to go through a lot of information, to analyze it, to choose the suitable pieces, to make their own conclusions and to organize a […]

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Gsuite for Education vs. Office 365 for Education: Which Is Better For Your Classroom?

November 2, 2016

Which of These Evolving Productivity Suites is Best for You and Your Students? We can Help you Decide. Being a teacher is about making decisions. You have the responsibility of shaping young minds into knowledgeable and decent human beings that will positively impact the society we live in. To do so, you need to choose […]

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