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iPads and Other Tablet Devices

December’s Favorite Education Technology Videos

December 16, 2014

New Monthly Feature Offers Hand Picked Videos About The Impactful Use of Technology in Education This month we launch a new feature – a monthly collection of great videos about the productive use of technology as an aid to teaching and learning! Our first video round up offers a mix of videos discussing technology in […]

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20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning

December 11, 2014

Comic Strips and Cartooning can be a Fun Way for Students to Explore Learning Topics There are so many good free tools for creating comics and cartoons on the web, as well as apps for tablets and smartphones. I’ve built out a list of fun tools I am looking forward to trying out over the […]

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25 Fun Ways to use QR Codes for Teaching and Learning

December 7, 2014

So Many Fun Ways to use QR Codes in the Classroom! I’ve culled a bunch of ideas from different teachers who have shared their approaches to using this simple but powerful construct in the classroom. Once your students are equipped with a device that can read QR codes and they know how to scan them, […]

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APP ED REVIEW Roundup for December 2014 – Health and Physical Education Apps!

December 4, 2014

It’s Always a Great Time to Remind Students About the Importance of Exercise and Fitness. The Apps can Help! App Ed Review is here this month to present you with apps that complement physical education and health classes. Incorporating technology into your classroom can seem challenging, especially for health and gym. The good news is […]

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6 Easy Steps for Getting Started Using Free Plickers for Assessment

December 2, 2014

Individualize Student Learning with the Aid of Easy to Make and use “Paper Clickers”! Data is an essential component in education, yet sometimes it can be viewed as a necessary evil for educators. In the past, a teacher may teach a lesson and require students to complete an exit ticket assessment activity to show mastery […]

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The Power of Digital Storytelling, With Kathy Schrock (plus a Zillion Resources!)

November 23, 2014

Keynote Inspires Teachers to Leverage Storytelling to Create Engaging Lessons That Stimulate Learning “A story can put your whole brain to work. And yet, it gets better …” – The Science of Storytelling It was my great pleasure to meet the amazing Kathy Schrock this week, and to experience her wonderful keynote presentation, “Telling the Story: […]

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APP ED REVIEW Roundup for November 2014 – Presentation Tools

November 11, 2014

Student Presentations are a Fun, Powerful Active Learning Tool Looking to spice up how your students present their work to their peers and you? After a review of apps, we have some app suggestions for you and your students! SlideIdea, Haiku Deck, Livestream, and Prezi each have a unique method for presenting information that your […]

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What’s Next for the Tablet Niche in Education (Since the iPad Made it Matter)?

October 30, 2014

There are More Contenders to the Tablet Throne Available Every Day Classroom technology has changed tremendously over the past 20 years. While many schools used to offer a separate “computer lab” on campus, stocked with clunky Apple computers that played Oregon Trail, administrators have put the power in students’ hands — literally — by bringing […]

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Technology for the Core – Apps and Tools for the Literacy Curriculum Viewing Strand

October 28, 2014

A Wealth of Web and iPad apps to help with Teaching the Common Core Literacy Strands Dr. Melissa Comer and Dr. Leslie Suters are faculty members in the College of Education’s Curriculum & Instruction Department at Tennessee Tech University. They will be co-presenting the session “Common Core Literacy Integration with App Flows” at the 2014 […]

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8 Positive Findings from 4 Year 1:1 iPad Initiative

October 26, 2014

Student Use and Behavior Analysis Shows Positive Results from Methodical 1:1 iPad Program Implementation The Franklin Academy High School in North Carolina initiated a 1:1 iPad program at the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. Over the course of the following two years, the pilot was expanded to include all grades (9-12) in the high […]

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