Future of Education Technology

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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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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