Free Ed Tech Resources eBook

  • Over 100 Pages of Free Instructional Technology Resources
  • Tools for collaboration, gamification, active learning, screencasting, tablets, smartphones, and much more!
  • YOURS FREE just for signing up for blog posts!
 

Sign Up Now

 

Making the case for Education Technologies

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 […]

Read the full article →

Celebrating “The 12 Days of Ed Tech” (Rap & Video)

November 30, 2014

Enjoy a fun Holiday Hip-Hop Romp Through the World of Instructional Technology! One of the most enjoyable sessions I attended at the TLIPAD 2014 Conference earlier this month was “Rapping Across the Curriculum” by Jeremy Hartzell. I have to applaud creative teachers like Hartzell for bringing their passion and a sense of fun to developing […]

Read the full article →

The Lecture is Dead! Long Live the Lecture!

November 2, 2014

The Lecture Will Always be Around, as it Should Be, but it Should Also Keep Evolving From time to time I’ve derided the long, staid lecture here on the site. That’s not to say that a lecture can’t be enthralling and highly educational, but too often, they just aren’t. I suffered through many of these […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 … […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →