_ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics

Interactive Projection Floors – How Engaging Would These be in Your Classroom or School?

April 24, 2014

This Activity Oriented Technology Looks Particularly Interesting for Younger Students (+ Athletes and Dancers too). Just What is an “Interactive Floor Projection”? This short video shows young children experiencing an interactive floor projection. See how the displayed content reacts to the children’s movements? There you have it – a projection on the floor (or wall) […]

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5 Ways Yammer is Improving Communication, Connections, and Learning in our Schools

April 22, 2014

Social Networking Tools can Facilitate Excellent Communication and Build Connections and Community When They are Limited to the Community They’re Intended For! Teachers across the world are increasingly embracing the potential of digital tools to make learning content more accessible and engaging for students. There are many powerful, fun, free tools that can be used […]

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Imagining the Classroom of 2016, Empowered by Wearable Technology

April 20, 2014

Wearable Tech is Poised for Explosive Growth in the Coming Years. How Will it Impact Education? The next big shift in technology is the growth of wearable tech. We’ve already embraced mobile technology to the point that application vendors and technology support teams are thinking “mobile first”. Smartphones, tablets, and laptops are an increasingly common […]

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Tell us how you Motivate Your Students and Win!

April 17, 2014

Getting Students to be Independent Learners is a big Challenge for Teachers Everywhere. How do you do it? Put a pizza or a smart phone in front of a high school or young college student, and they’ll probably jump at it! Motivation in action! You can probably think of things that would grab the attention […]

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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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It’s 2014 – Can You Text Your Students (Without Your Phone)?

April 13, 2014

Teachers and Administrators Should be Able to Communicate with Students Using Text Messaging (but NOT With Their own Phones). Not too long ago, a teacher said to me, “Why can’t we text our students? That’s how they communicate”. That stuck with me. Texting turned 20 years old in 2012 (wow!). According to ChaCha, way back […]

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What are Teachers Biggest Challenges in 2014?

April 8, 2014

First and Foremost on Teacher’s Minds – Getting Students to be More Self-Directed in Their Learning. On Sunday we published the first part of our recent survey results. Today we wrap it up with a look at responses to a question I posed asking about your biggest challenges. This question was not just about technology, […]

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How Digitally Enabled Educators are Using Technology and What They Want to Learn More About

April 6, 2014

Survey Results: Today’s Tech-Aware Educators are Focused on Engaging Students, Learning About New Tools, and Enabling Active Learning. Over the last month or so EmergingEdTech ran a survey seeking input from educators like you. The goal was to make sure we understand what you want to know about education and instructional technology, and what your […]

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3 Innovative Applications to Introduce the Power of Learning Coding to Young Students

April 1, 2014

Learning how to Program With Fun Tools Like These can Encourage Students to Take Control of Their Own Learning. Technology education for young students must constantly evolve to keep pace with the ever changing nature of the subject. Some basic computing skills are now standard curricula for elementary students in classrooms around the world. However, […]

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Bringing Together Learning Science and Technology to Envision “Education 3.0”

March 30, 2014

Sharing Reflections and Fun Takeaways from Dr. Jeff Borden’s Inspiring Keynote Presentation at NERCOMP 2014. Have you ever stumbled across an insight into how people learn that makes you stop and think, “Why don’t educators incorporate that into how we teach”? When educators come across unexpected information about how the learning mind, these revelations typically […]

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