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9 Disturbing Data Privacy and Security Concerns Educators Should be Aware of

January 31, 2017

Image Source “There’s folk out there who would do you harm … so I’ll sing you no lullaby” – Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull (No Lullaby, from Heavy Horses, 1977)   Technology is pretty awesome. I built my career largely around the intersection of information technology and the pursuit of excellence in management practices. Over […]

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What Would You Change About Education if you Could Just Wave a Magic Wand?

January 23, 2017

As the new Year ushers in a Season of Change, we ask … if it Were in Your Power, What Would you Change About School and Teaching? On Friday, January 20th, we swore in a new President here in America, who happens to be one of the most controversial leaders we’ve elected in some time. […]

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What Will it Take for Schools to Get Serious About “Healthy Homework” Levels?

January 18, 2017

Enough With the Excessive, Counter-Productive Homework Already. This year I’ve watched my daughter, a consistent 98 to 99 average student who is now in 8th grade and taking several honors courses, struggle with a burdensome level of homework. While I realize that there may be room for improvement in how efficiently she tackles her work, she […]

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4 Hugely Successful Businesses That Were Conceived in Student Dorm Rooms

January 12, 2017

So this one is a little off topic (i.e. not edtech), but … working in a career focused college myself, I get excited by stories of college students who innovate new business ideas while pursing their degrees! Hopefully these classic success stories inspire teachers to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit in their students! – KW Higher Education: […]

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Can a Foreign Language be Learned Online? Implications Behind this Question

January 9, 2017

“… the success of the online learning experience isn’t as tied to the technology we choose as it is to the way teachers and learners engage with it” I was recently discussing with a colleague whether foreign languages can be learned in an online environment or not, a frequently debated issue in Modern Languages Departments […]

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What Education & Tech Topics Are You Passionate About as we Start 2017?

January 3, 2017

Image Source: Hello 2017! We Need to Talk … 2017 will mark the 9th year of writing and sharing here on EmergingEdTech. Wow. I’ve learned so much over the years since I first joined The College of Westchester and embarked on this journey. Of course, it was all made possible by you – the reader, […]

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When are Digital Media and Tools WRONG for Teaching and Learning?

January 2, 2017

I think Hugh Beaulac raises some interesting questions in this article that are important to consider. The idea that digital resources might be more productively applied for some subjects and counter-productive for others is certainly worthy of a closer look. We know student age is an important consideration in determining when digital resources might not be […]

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5 Simple Techniques to Help Your Students Learn More Effectively

December 28, 2016

These Tips can Help Students Learn Faster and Retain More Student achievement and accountability mandates through high stakes testing have caused educators to analyze teaching and learning strategies to better support young scholars. Examining and implementing the most successful strategies for students will enable to develop them into a productive 21st century worker. Teachers have had […]

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10 Fresh Administrative Tools to Help Principals Lead the Way

December 19, 2016

Tools to Help Empower Top-Down Leadership Principals are not only managers but leaders who change their schools and guide them to better teaching and learning. Our responsibilities as leaders have many critical ones, including managing people, processes, and data, creating a suitable environment for teaching and shaping a vision of academic success for all students. […]

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Students! Why Proofreading is the Most Important Thing for Your Scholarship

December 12, 2016

Proofreading can Help To Improve any Writing Effort I clearly see the impact of NOT proofreading in the courses I teach. Why are so many students so reluctant to grasp the importance and need for this simple idea? I welcome this guest post on the topic! While it focuses on scholarship essays, the techniques and tools […]

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