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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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ExamTime Proactively Engages Students in Active Learning

October 9, 2014

Build Mind Maps, Flashcards, Quizzes & Notes With This Popular Free Platform Effective learning is not the outcome of encouraging students to passively consume and regurgitate reams of information verbatim. Rather than allow learners to simply become recipients of study notes and material, teachers need to encourage students to both physically and mentally engage in […]

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The Importance of Teaching Your Students About Proper eWaste Disposal

September 30, 2014

Please Teach Your Students How Important it is for Electronic Waste to be Recycled Properly Do you have any idea how much electronic waste is littering refuse dumps or being shipped overseas where it is often stripped apart by people who are seriously risking their health and polluting their surrounding environment? A cell phone that […]

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Teaching Kids Fire Safety and Prevention Awareness with Resources from NFPA

September 25, 2014

Come Check out Sparky the Fire Dog and Free Resources for Teachers to Help Students Learn About Fire Safety Full Disclosure: This is a paid post (our first ever). Yes, I succumbed to the temptation to accept a fee to promote apps and resources focused on fire prevention awareness. – KW With National Fire Prevention […]

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Using TodaysMeet as a Formative Assessment Tool

September 9, 2014

This Free Backchannel Chat Platform for the Classroom can be Great for Assessment and Much More Brandon C. Juarez manages the College of Education Full-Time Online Faculty team at Grand Canyon University. He will be presenting the session “Removing the Shackles to the ‘Sage on Stage’ Approach to Teaching” at the 2014 Teaching and Learning […]

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One Teacher on a Mission to Change his School by Enabling Teachers with Technology

September 2, 2014

Managing Your Assignments, Students, and Activities with Ease with ClassOwl I couldn’t help but appreciate teacher John Balash’s enthusiasm for ClassOwl. As we start a new school year, this is the kind of upbeat go-get-‘em attitude (and a good tool!) that can inspire us to try new things and continuously improve how we interact with […]

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The Importance of Change Management in Facilitating Instructional Technology Adoption

August 31, 2014

While Technology Continues to Evolve, the “Concerns Based Adoption Model” Remains as Relevant Today as it was in 1987 I recently read a great article about supporting technology integration in schools by Dr. Salvatore Corda. Corda is a Board Member at The College of Westchester and an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership […]

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5 Steps for Planning Lessons Around Technology – Starting with the End in Mind

August 28, 2014

“And then one day everything changed for me …” Teacher Anne Karakash is a recipient of a 2004 Fulbright Scholarship and a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certified teacher. She enjoys teaching in a 1:1 classroom at Franklin Academy in Wake Forest, North Carolina and at Wake Technological Community College in Raleigh. Karakash will be presenting […]

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Digital Tools for Pairing Literary and Informational Texts and Close Reading Skills

August 21, 2014

Final Post in Series Looking at Apps and Tools for the Common Core Literacy Curriculum Reading Strand Dr. Leslie Suter and Dr. Melissa Comer are faculty members in the College of Education’s Curriculum & Instruction Department at Tennessee Tech University. They will be co-presenting the session “Common Core Literacy Integration with App Flows” at the […]

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Technology for the Core – Apps and Tools for the Literacy Curriculum’s Reading Strand, Part 2

August 19, 2014

The Second Post in this Week’s 3 Part Series Focuses on Apps for Teaching Text Complexity Dr. Leslie Suters and Dr. Melissa Comer are faculty members in the College of Education’s Curriculum & Instruction Department at Tennessee Tech University. They will be co-presenting the session “Common Core Literacy Integration with App Flows” at the 2014 […]

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