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Future of Education Technology

Help Deliver Better Learning From Textbooks with the OpenStax College “Concept Coach”

November 19, 2015

OpenStax College is Testing Embedded Coaching Software for Their OER Textbooks … and YOU can Help. More and more teachers, administrators, and #edtech enthusiasts like yours truly are becoming big fans of the work that OpenStax College is doing. Backed by grants from the Gates Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation among others, this Rice University […]

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The Rise of the ‘Youtuber’ and Why Teachers Should Take Notice

November 10, 2015

Short Form Video is BIG and Getting Bigger. Is Education Putting the Format to Good Use? So, do you know what a YouTuber is? Can you name a few? Your students can probably name lots of their favorites. In some ways, the YouTuber is sort of a modern equivalent to the 70’s or 80’s teen […]

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9 Amazing Augmented Reality Apps for Teaching and Learning

November 5, 2015

We’re Seeing an Explosion of Free and Low Cost Augmented Reality Tools for Education Augmented reality (AR) has evolved in recent years and its application in classrooms is limitless. Educators don’t need to feel overwhelmed when trying to introduce AR in their classroom because there are many great apps that don’t require a lot of […]

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Mobile is Changing Everything, and Education is no Exception

November 4, 2015

Well Developed apps Provide Multi-modal Learning Pathways, Bridge Gaps, and Extend our Reach As the digital world gets more integrated with daily life, mobile apps are used as tools to get things done and gateways that keep us connected. They help us accomplish work and enjoy our hobbies, coworkers and friends are just a tap […]

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10 Emerging Technology Predictions That Were Ridiculously, Famously Wrong

October 27, 2015

– Steve Balmer, Microsoft CEO, April, 2007 We Consistently Over-Estimate the Impact of Technology in the Short run, and Under-Estimate its Long Term Impact As I prepare for a plenary speech at the upcoming 2016 ICIET Conference in Los Angeles in January, I am reviewing the history of utterly failed predictions about what will NOT […]

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SeeSaw – Easily Capture K-12 Student Learning in any Form

September 23, 2015

“My students are so excited to upload their work to their portfolio and receive comments and feedback from their peers, parents, and teacher all within a safe environment.” Tama Trotti will be presenting the session “SeeSaw – A Digital Portfolio Management System” at the 2015 Teaching and Learning with the iPad Conference this November. Come […]

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6 Common Misconceptions About Cognitive Assessments (and why Technology-Enabled Assessments Offer a Practical Solution)

September 22, 2015

Efficiently Measure Student’s Cognitive Strengths and Weaknesses and use This Information to Enable More Effective Teaching and Learning Despite all the talk about technology revolutionizing personalized learning, it still feels quite elusive and impractical to most educators. Even the most adaptive platforms don’t take into account that students need different approaches, not just more practice. […]

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12 Emerging Educational Uses of Technology That are the Most Exciting Right Now

September 14, 2015

As we Enter a new School Year, Which Uses of Technology Hold the Most Promise to Impact Learning? Well, it’s that time of year again … the start of a new school year. With it often comes the irresistible urge to make another list, or even better … many lists! Lists help us to plan, […]

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Coding for the Common Core – Apps for Integrating Coding With Math and ELA

August 31, 2015

Image Source Dr. Leslie Suters is a faculty member in the College of Education’s Curriculum & Instruction Department at Tennessee Tech University. She will present the session “Coding for the Core: Using the iPad to Develop Computational Thinking and Mathematical Practices” at the 2015 Teaching and Learning with the iPad Conference this November in Raleigh, […]

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Shaping Student Success: Change the Attitude, Improve the Aptitude, Achieve Results

August 24, 2015

Exploring the World’s Largest Online Library of K-12 Standards-Aligned Resources That Link Assessment to Instruction “Change the attitude and you change the aptitude.” It’s a teaching philosophy that schoolteacher Tony Sanders firmly holds. Last year, Sanders taught math and statistics to juniors and seniors with learning differences at Kingsbury Day School in Washington, D.C. Early […]

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