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Making the case for Education Technologies

5 Important Things I’ve Learned About Learning in 5 Years of Living EmergingEdTech

July 27, 2014

I Can’t Wait to Find out What the Next 5 Years are Going to Teach me! I’ve had an amazing, inspiring, and incredibly educational experience while evolving EmergingEdTech into one of the most visited education technology sites on the Web over the last 5+ years. The site now averages over 50,000 unique visitors a month […]

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5 Successful BYOD Practices and Policies for the Schools

July 24, 2014

“Bring Your Own Device” Programs are Increasingly Popular in our Schools. What are the Key Factors in Successful Implementations? Are you thinking about implementing BYOD in your school? Or have you already done so, and had to overcome some obstacles? Businesses everywhere have been buzzing about the potential benefits that can be gained from an […]

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Game-based Social Skills Assessments: Making the Play for Better Emotional Health

July 20, 2014

Gamification and Social Skills Development can Work Hand in Hand to Improve Emotional Well Being and Outcomes Educators and parents are now seeing that games—long thought to be a waste of kids’ time—can be powerful learning tools. Games show promise in improving students’ problem solving skills, learning motivation and engagement, and their test scores. They […]

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Newsela – Daily News Articles Customized at 5 Different Reading Levels

July 17, 2014

How cool is this? Real-World News from Major Publications offered at Different Comprehension Levels for Your Classroom! Have you ever wished there was a way to get current news translated so that students with different reading comprehension levels could understand them? Well, there is, and the basic service is free! Newsela is an innovative and […]

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My Flipped Classroom – I Will Never Teach Another Way Again

July 1, 2014

Bay Path University Teacher Tom Mennella Provides a Detailed Look at his Flipped Course and how Students are Benefiting from This Instructional Model I saw Tom Mennella present on his flipped Genetics course at NERCOMP14 in March and was impressed with the clearly defined structure of his approach. I asked him to consider writing it […]

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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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Connecting Parents to Their Children’s Teachers and Schools With Living Tree

June 17, 2014

Raising the Pride: Merging Education & Technology With The Heart Of A Lion! If you ever doubted the power “parent involvement” plays in impacting students’ own academic commitment, watch this awe-inspiring performance presented by Daniel Hand High School’s show choir “VIBE”: Ranked amongst the top twenty-five show choirs in the nation, the students participating in […]

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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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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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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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