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Future of Education Technology

Newsela PRO – an Individualized, Adaptive Reading Comprehension Platform

December 16, 2015

This Powerful Reading Comprehension Skills Development System is Aligned to Common Core and NGSS Standards Yesterday, we got a good look at Newsela, with a focus on the many things teachers and students can do with the free edition of the tool. Today, we take a deeper look, exploring functionality that is specific to the […]

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Newsela – Robust Education Technology for Reading Comprehension Skills Development

December 15, 2015

Adaptive Platform Delivers Reading Materials at 5 Different Reading Levels, With Built in Assessments How would you like to be able to give students reading assignments focused on current events that are geared to their reading level? Could you use sets of articles focused on topics in the sciences, social studies, law, health, arts, and […]

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Schools Embrace Gesture Based Learning with Interactive Play Platform from MotionMagix™

December 10, 2015

Talk About “Active Learning”! When Will Interactive Wall & Floor Systems Become More Common in our Schools? Ed Note: I welcomed this post from Anup Tapadia … I think these types of interactive systems have so much potential in education, but I see very little about these in the education or technology press and social […]

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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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