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Future of Education Technology

OER in 2015 – The Future has Never Looked Brighter

April 14, 2015

Awareness has Been Slow to Evolve, but OER Appears to be Well Positioned for Growth Thanks to Numerous Encouraging Developments. Have you heard of OER … Open Educational Resources? If you are a regular reader of this blog, you probably have, but it seems that many educators have not. Open Education Resources are FREE, that’s […]

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Awesome Free Science & Geography Virtual Field Trip – From the Rainforest to the Desert! April 8th

March 26, 2015

The Nature Conservancy Offers Another Online Field Trip Through Their Nature Works Everywhere Program Nature Works Everywhere gives teachers everything they need to start exploring and understanding nature around the globe with their students. In addition to free offerings that are always available online like, interactive games and lesson plans that align to Next Generation […]

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3 Research Findings to Inform K-12 Technology Investments

March 24, 2015

Using Evidence-Based Strategies to Drive the Deployment of Next Generation Learning Techniques Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. Our recent study found that 81% of college students use mobile devices (such as smartphones and tablets) to study, the second most popular device category […]

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10 Brilliant and Inspiring Education and Technology Experts I Follow, and Why

March 23, 2015

Who are Your Favorite Education and Technology Bloggers and Writers? Like many of you, there are certain educators that I find frequently impact my thinking and teach me new things through their published works. Here I offer 10 of my favorites. Some of these passionate and informed minds have inspired me for years, and others […]

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Moby Max Makes Individualized, Adaptive Learning a Reality for Grades K-8

March 16, 2015

This Differentiated Curriculum Tool is a Powerful Addition to the Classroom! There’s been a lot of talk about personalized and individualized learning over the last few years, especially as technology has helped make this long-sought goal a potential reality. Of course, knowing that it’s possible is one thing … knowing exactly how to get there […]

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Very Cool! Free Embeddable Interactives for Teaching and Learning

March 9, 2015

Fun Interactive Tools for Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies that you can Embed in any Web Page! Okay, so if a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words is an animated interactive teaching and learning tool worth? A million, a trillion, a googol (yup, real world – 10 to the 100th […]

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Study Reveals Fascinating Possibilities for Video Gaming and Brain Development and Repair

February 24, 2015

Early Brain Development and Gaming: A New Study on Neurogenesis and Brain Connectivity Could a recent study by neuroscientist Simone Kühn reveal new ways of stimulating early brain development as well as a cure for the aging brain in later life? A study conducted at Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Charité University Medicine […]

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Education Technology Thought Leader Interview – D2L Founder & CEO John Baker

February 15, 2015

D2L is a recognized innovator in the Learning Management System market space, regularly incorporating emerging technologies in their flagship LMS, recently renamed “Brightspace“. In this interview, D2L’s CEO John Baker, who has provided visionary leadership since he founded the company in 1999, shares examples of many ways that teachers and schools are leveraging advanced functionality […]

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January’s Favorite Education and Instructional Technology YouTube Videos

January 29, 2015

5 Short Videos that are Long on Information and Powerful Insights! In this month’s best of YouTube cull, sink your senses into videos exploring multimedia learning, hybrid learning, and the potential of flipped learning. Consider the realities of the #edtech ‘revolution’ and get inspired by the transformational power of technology … How to optimize students’ […]

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FETC 2015 Trends – Self-Directed, Personalized, and Mobile Device-Agnostic Learning

January 25, 2015

Wondering What Trends Stood Out at this Popular Annual #EdTech Conference? One of the best EdTech conferences of the year is the Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC). This year was no different as thousands of educators from all disciplines and instructional levels descended upon the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. There were several […]

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