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We Have to Stop Pretending … #makeschooldifferent

April 21, 2015

Scott McLeod writes the blog Dangerously Irrelevant and I’ve followed him ever since I started EmergingEdTech back in 2009. This week, he wrote this post, “We Have to Stop Pretending“, and he challenged other education and technology bloggers to offer their spin on 5 things we have to stop pretending are acceptable in education today. […]

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8 Examples of Transforming Lessons Through the SAMR Cycle

April 20, 2015

Examples of Applying the SAMR Model can Help Teachers Understand and Embrace it The SAMR Model for integrating technology into teaching, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, has gained a good deal of exposure in recent years. “SAMR” is an acronym that stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. The SAMR model provides a technique for […]

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Higher Ed Survey on BYOD, 1-to-1, VDI and Mobile Student Computing (Using or Planning to use)

April 15, 2015

Survey looks to gather insights, trends regarding BYOD and 1-to-1 Device Programs for Students in Higher Education, as well as the Growth of VDI and DaaS to Support Those Approaches. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/byod1to1 We’re working through a new multi-year Strategic Technology Planning process at The College of Westchester and we’re thinking about BYOD versus 1-to-1 device programs […]

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OER in 2015 – The Future has Never Looked Brighter

April 14, 2015

Awareness has Been Slow to Evolve, but OER Appears to be Well Positioned for Growth Thanks to Numerous Encouraging Developments. Have you heard of OER … Open Educational Resources? If you are a regular reader of this blog, you probably have, but it seems that many educators have not. Open Education Resources are FREE, that’s […]

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What Smoking and Littering can Teach us About Financial Literacy Awareness

April 6, 2015

Financial Education is Broken. Can we Borrow From Successful Education Campaigns and Triumph Over Financial Irresponsibility? In 1787 John Adams wrote to Thomas Jefferson a damning summation of the cause of America’s problems: “All the perplexities, confusions, and distresses in America arise, not from defects in their constitution or confederation, not from a want of […]

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When are we Going to Do Away With These Myths About Online Learning? 7 Mistaken Assumptions

April 2, 2015

When Online Learning is Done Well, These Myths are Busted Over the last 15 years, online learning has become a vital part of the American educational system. Thanks to the online offerings from some of the country’s top colleges and universities, students have access to programs and education that they may not have otherwise — […]

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Awesome Free Science & Geography Virtual Field Trip – From the Rainforest to the Desert! April 8th

March 26, 2015

The Nature Conservancy Offers Another Online Field Trip Through Their Nature Works Everywhere Program Nature Works Everywhere gives teachers everything they need to start exploring and understanding nature around the globe with their students. In addition to free offerings that are always available online like, interactive games and lesson plans that align to Next Generation […]

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3 Research Findings to Inform K-12 Technology Investments

March 24, 2015

Using Evidence-Based Strategies to Drive the Deployment of Next Generation Learning Techniques Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. Our recent study found that 81% of college students use mobile devices (such as smartphones and tablets) to study, the second most popular device category […]

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10 Brilliant and Inspiring Education and Technology Experts I Follow, and Why

March 23, 2015

Who are Your Favorite Education and Technology Bloggers and Writers? Like many of you, there are certain educators that I find frequently impact my thinking and teach me new things through their published works. Here I offer 10 of my favorites. Some of these passionate and informed minds have inspired me for years, and others […]

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Grammarly – Automated Proof Reading with Proven Results

March 17, 2015

Helping Students and Teachers Improve Student Writing Skills with Instant Feedback Grammarly is a powerful tool for teachers, students, and all types of writers. The Grammarly editor is an automated proofreader that corrects spelling mistakes and checks for more than 250 common grammar errors, finding up to 10 times more errors than your word processor! […]

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