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Future of Education Technology

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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What Might the Future of Online Education Look Like? Imagining Several Scenarios …

May 29, 2014

Which way is Online Learning Going to go as the Years Roll by? Gradual Growth? Global Domination? Near Extinction? Ever found yourself wondering what the world of online education might look like a decade or two from now? Will it expand explosively and become the dominant approach to education? Will it fall by the wayside […]

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Education Technology Thought Leader Interview – Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

May 25, 2014

User Generated Education Teacher, Blogger, Author Jackie Gerstein Believes, “It is the best time in history to be a teacher!” Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D, has been a fixture on the education technology scene for years. Dr. Gerstein shares inspiring ideas, practical advice, and the joy of teaching and learning through her blog, User Generated Education, on […]

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7 Essential Techniques to Increase Engagement and Enhance Online Learning Outcomes

May 18, 2014

There are Many Elements That can be Fine-Tuned to Bring out the Best in Online and Hybrid Teaching and Learning. Don’t you love it when you read or watch something that expresses and supports important ideas that you believe in, when it also teaches you new things and inspires you to take that idea to […]

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Sharing Best Practices in Professional Development for Successful Online Teachers

May 15, 2014

Teachers Need  Appropriate Professional Development as They Embrace the use of Online and Hybrid Learning. Just as in traditional classes, good online courses require good teachers, but they need to be specifically trained to be the best possible online teachers that they can be. Teaching online shares many similarities and skills with traditional classroom instruction […]

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Registration is Open for the 2014 Teaching and Learning with the iPad Conference!

May 13, 2014

The 3rd Annual all-iPad Conference is Coming! Looking forward to seeing YOU November 20-22nd in Raleigh, North Carolina. The teaching & Learning with the iPad Conference 2014 is the first and only all-iPad conference in the nation! With 3-hour workshops, keynote addresses, concurrent sessions, and a student showcase, there will be many options for the […]

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How Safe is Your Teaching Job From Technology?

May 6, 2014

Is Technology Really a Threat to Your Role as an Educator? This question arises from time to time, especially among the technophobes out there, so I thought it deserved a direct response! – KW This question has been ominously circulating since the 1980s when computers first made their way into schools – will technology ever […]

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20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration

May 4, 2014

These Free Applications can Enable a Tremendous Variety of Collaborative Teaching and Learning Interactions and Activities The 2014 Gates Foundation report, Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools, indicates that teachers want tools “supporting student collaboration and providing interactive experiences”. This doesn’t come as a big surprise since these types of tools […]

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