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Making the case for Education Technologies

Augmented Reality – The Coolest Instructional Technology You Haven’t Heard of?

April 15, 2014

AR Tools are Being Used Today by Creative Educators in Fun, Innovative Ways, but few Know About it (yet). Educators are always looking for new ways to enhance learning and expand the horizons of students in an engaging and interactive way. Gone are the days when class plans were based around exercises from a text […]

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Competency Based Education (the Next Game Changer) – Can it Succeed on a Large Scale? (Part 2 of 2)

March 18, 2014

Competency, Proficiency, Mastery … by any Name These Programs Offer Exciting Potential for Education. In Sunday’s article, we briefly considered the exciting potential of Competency Based Education and considered some of the hurdles and barriers it must overcome to evolve into a larger scale success. Today we take a look at a couple of early […]

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Is Competency Based Education the Next Game Changer on the Horizon? Can it Succeed?

March 16, 2014

This Innovate Model has Exciting Potential and is Gaining Momentum, but it Requires Embracing Change in Order to Succeed Many educators (myself included) are exciting about the possibilities that Competency Based Education has to offer. The idea of providing a more flexible approach to learning and degree attainment, when carefully implemented, is probably the most promising […]

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Vocabulary Learning Goes Mobile with Teacher Recommended Smartphone Apps

March 4, 2014

Teaching and Learning can be More Productive With the Aid of Today’s Smartphone Empowered Education Applications. Vocabulary building is perhaps the single-most essential aspect of language learning. Conventional ways of language teaching and learning have usually relied on classroom teaching and textbook lessons. Video coaching and e-learning were later thrown into the mix. Education websites […]

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Can the Inspiration for Learning be Captured and Empowered Through Technology?

March 2, 2014

Great Teachers Inspire Learning, but so do Ideas. How Can we Better Leverage Technology to Facilitate That? Encouraged by Audrey Watter’s recent post, The History of the Future of Ed-Tech, I just started reading Seymour Papert’s groundbreaking book Mindstorms. As I read about how Papert was inspired by gears at a very young age, I […]

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Flipped Classroom Presentations at Upcoming Ed Tech Conferences – See You There!

February 27, 2014

This year’s “Flipped Classroom Presentation Tour” starts next month! This spring and summer I will be traveling to a number of different conferences where I will be delivering different presentations focused on the Flipped Classroom. It would be awesome to meet some EmergingEdTech readers and talk about how you’re using technology in your classroom. Will […]

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Ed Tech Thought Leader Interview: Innovative CIO Phil Komarny (Part 1 of 2)

January 26, 2014

CIO Phil Komarny has spent many years at the intersection of education and technology. Here, in the first of a new series of education technology thought leadership interviews, Komarny shares his thoroughly informed perspective on mobile learning, iPads in higher education, social media’s role in learning, and more. As a prominent higher education CIO, Phil […]

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20 Warning Signs That you are Falling Behind the Times with Technology as a Teacher

January 19, 2014

Worried That You’re Not in Touch with Today’s Technological Tools in the Classroom? Do some of These Describe you? Okay, so some of these are tongue-in-cheek, but some of them are quite serious. It can be challenging to be a teacher in 2014 and be technologically out-of-date. Not only will you be lost when students […]

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Class Charts – Control Your Classroom and Improve Assessment Results

January 16, 2014

Seating Charts can be a Very Useful and Effective Classroom Tool Seating charts make a real difference to the classroom learning environment in terms of teacher effectiveness and student attainment. By using a seating chart the teacher is imposing their authority before the lesson has even begun and making it clear to the students that […]

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Flipped Classroom – The (1 Minute) Movie

January 12, 2014

The Flipped Classroom was a Hot Topic in 2013, for Good Reason The Flipped Classroom got a lot of attention in the media during 2013, and this shows no sign of abating as we move into 2014. And why shouldn’t it? When I work with teachers and introduce them to the concept of flipped instruction, […]

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