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Making the case for Education Technologies

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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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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5 Ways NOT to Teach Like a Dinosaur

October 23, 2014

Are Your Lessons Interesting, Engaging, and Maybe Even a Little Fun? The days of overly long, bored-to-tears lectures are drawing to an overdue end. There are so many tools and techniques at our disposal to make learning more active and encourage more student participation and ownership of learning. Get students thinking, moving, and creating … […]

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How can Higher Education Continue to Find This Acceptable Teaching Practice?

October 16, 2014

Why is it Okay to Populate Undergraduate Classes With Instructors who Really Aren’t There to Teach Well? Okay, so I’m probably going to ruffle a few feathers here, but this is really just so frustrating. I wonder how other educators feel about this? My son attends a widely respected, highly ranked public New York State […]

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The Engaging Power of Using Social Constructs in Your Online Courses

October 12, 2014

If You’re not Incorporating Social Elements in Your Online Courses, You’re Missing A Fundamental Engagement and Learning Opportunity While Online Learning has created opportunity for many students who would otherwise find it highly impractical to pursue their education further, one of the down sides of this type of learning is limited social interaction. Social networking […]

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8 Engaging Ways to use Technology in the Classroom to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring

October 5, 2014

Dozens of free web tools and ideas that can pack a technology integration punch and kick those lessons up a notch Are you tired of delivering the same old lectures on the same subjects year after year? Are you using the same lesson materials over and over and wishing you could make learning in your […]

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3D Printing can Inspire Collaboration and Innovation In Many Academic Subject Areas

September 23, 2014

A PSA to Parents & Teachers: Three Ways To Utilize 3D Printers with Kids for Educational Purposes As 3D printing continues to go mainstream, printers will become commonplace in schools and homes as they encourage hands-on learning. Just as the iPad made its way into classrooms across the nation, future generations will grow up with […]

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5 Excellent Tools to Assist Visually Impaired Students with Mobile Technology

September 4, 2014

These Apps are Designed to Make Smart Phones and Tablets More Functional for Those With Visual Impairments We are inseparable from our smartphones these days, and the visually impaired among us are no different. This piece of tech has grown increasingly impressive and we have come to rely on it to aid us in all […]

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Flipped Learning Pilot Radically Reduces DFW Grade Rates in Two Courses

August 24, 2014

First Phase of a Flipped Classroom Pilot Produces Encouraging Results With Flip of Limited set of Lessons Have you been struggling at your school with finding a way to encourage faculty to give flipped classroom techniques a try? At The College of Westchester, we found an approach that worked, and the results so far have […]

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5 Ways Video Conferencing Is Bringing Exciting Collaborative Interaction To Teaching and Learning

July 30, 2014

Open up Your Classroom to the World With Video Conferencing Many of us are familiar with the use of computers, iPads, Smart Boards, and other technological tools in today’s classrooms. One relatively untapped tool for our classrooms is video conferencing. There are so many exciting possibilities that come with being able to see, hear, and […]

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