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Future of Education Technology

5 Successful BYOD Practices and Policies for the Schools

July 24, 2014

“Bring Your Own Device” Programs are Increasingly Popular in our Schools. What are the Key Factors in Successful Implementations? Are you thinking about implementing BYOD in your school? Or have you already done so, and had to overcome some obstacles? Businesses everywhere have been buzzing about the potential benefits that can be gained from an […]

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Kahoot is a Fun Free Game-Based Classroom Response System

July 22, 2014

Engaging Classroom Tool Encourages Students to Take Ownership of Learning & Move From “Learner to Leader”! Kahoot! was launched in 2013 as a game-based classroom response system. Easily accessible by any device with a web browser and Internet connection, Kahoot! gives teachers a new and engaging method to test student knowledge and encourage classroom participation. […]

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Game-based Social Skills Assessments: Making the Play for Better Emotional Health

July 20, 2014

Gamification and Social Skills Development can Work Hand in Hand to Improve Emotional Well Being and Outcomes Educators and parents are now seeing that games—long thought to be a waste of kids’ time—can be powerful learning tools. Games show promise in improving students’ problem solving skills, learning motivation and engagement, and their test scores. They […]

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Newsela – Daily News Articles Customized at 5 Different Reading Levels

July 17, 2014

How cool is this? Real-World News from Major Publications offered at Different Comprehension Levels for Your Classroom! Have you ever wished there was a way to get current news translated so that students with different reading comprehension levels could understand them? Well, there is, and the basic service is free! Newsela is an innovative and […]

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Living in Beta and Moon Shot Dreams – Inspired Teaching With @FollowMolly

June 29, 2014

Lets Inspire our Students (and Fellow Teachers) to Dream Big and Embrace Technology to Empower Their Goals This week I had the pleasure and the privilege of attending FlipCon14 in Mars, PA (no shortage of alien and red planet jokes there let me tell you!). FlipCon14 was a blast. Hundreds of inspired, enthusiastic educators embracing […]

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3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tutorial – Using TedEd for Flipped or Blended Learning Lessons

June 24, 2014

Learn how Easy it is to Turn a Video into an Online Lesson for any Class With TedEd’s free tool. Would you like to be able to build a quick lesson around an existing video? How would you like to be able to create a simple quiz associated with it, and add text and links […]

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Remind101 – A Free Tool for Text Messaging Students and Parents

June 15, 2014

3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tip Video Shows how Easy it is to Text Message or Email Groups of Opted-In Students and Parents With Remind101 A couple of months ago I wrote a post about the powerful possibility of teachers and administrators being able to communicate with students using text messaging programmatically (that is, without […]

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3 Minute Teaching with Tech Tip Video – Create Powerful Lessons in Minutes with Blendspace

June 5, 2014

Blendspace Makes it Incredibly Easy to Combine Web Pages, Files, Pictures, Videos, and Text into Lesson Materials, and it’s Totally Free! Would you like to be able to create online lesson content that includes web pages and resources, videos, pictures, your own digital content and more, grouped together in one online resource for easy access, […]

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Visual Technology Fosters Increased Comprehension and Retention for Newly-Empowered Students

June 3, 2014

“An epiphany had struck and the realization was priceless.” “I love this” she told me. “I can pause and rewind whenever I want. It’s all right here for me. And if I still don’t get it, you’re right here to explain it.” – One of my young, ambitious students empowered by education technology in our […]

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Fulfilling the Promise of Education Technology: Veteran, Father of Four, Earns Degree While on the Road

June 1, 2014

WGU Leverages Technology to Offer Cost Effective, Competency Based Online Education That Enables People to Overcome Challenges and Change Their Lives This year, WGU Washington will graduate a record number of students at its third commencement ceremony, May 17 at McCaw Hall in Seattle. One of these students, Greg Grady, has a particularly compelling story. […]

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