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Getting to Know Knovation – Curated, Contextualized, Managed OER for K-12

March 31, 2016

Knovation Makes Open Educational Resources More Manageable and More Efficient Many schools are looking to lower costs by transitioning away from text books to Open Education Resources. EmergingEdTech applauds this effort! This is particularly important in higher education, where text books costs are almost always student’s responsibility, and many text books cost hundreds of dollars. […]

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Hundreds of Learning Strategies Developed by Learning Specialists, Free from Mindprint Learning

March 30, 2016

Cognitive Assessment Specialist Offer a Rich set of Free Resources There is now an entirely FREE version of Mindprint available.  Seriously, no catch so please share with potentially interested colleagues and parents. What it is: 1) 300+ research-backed instructional and homework strategies written by our child psychologists and learning specialists 2) 1500+ reviews of third party educational […]

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Remote Desktop Connection – Access Your Desktop from Other Computers at Your School

March 24, 2016

Access Your Computer from Other Computers? Once it’s set up, it’s a Breeze! Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection tool is a powerful, simple application that can make your life much easier if you have to work, or teach, on a computer that isn’t yours. A classic case is the higher ed professor, where you may go […]

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Technology Resources to Help Foster a Growth Mindset in Your Teachers and Students

March 17, 2016

“Growth Mindset” is Much More Than Just Another Buzz Word Your may have noticed the growing focus (pun intended!) on the power of the “growth mindset” in education in the last few years. Some have worked to debunk it, but a balanced perspective tells us that this is not to be ignored. Students tend to do […]

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Get Down and Dirty with These Immersive Apps for Science Class

March 10, 2016

Chemistry, Biology, Geography, and More Will Come to Life With These Exciting, Highly Rated Apps! Hands-on experiences are second to none for learning, so this month’s Roundup is dedicated to hands-on science apps. Whether the app is designed to shrink students down to the size of a cell so they can tour its different parts, […]

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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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