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Teaching Students How to Take Notes – Moving From Mechanical to Effective

December 18, 2014

Improving Note Taking Techniques (With Some Resources and Tools to Help) Effective note taking can make a genuine difference in student learning. Teaching your students to use good essential strategies and adapt them to their learning style is a must. As a new lesson starts, students are faced with three main challenges. One: active listening […]

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5 Web Based Non-Profits For Classroom Teacher Donations and Gifts

December 9, 2014

Have Something to Donate to a Teacher? Need Something Donated for Your Classroom? Check These Sites out! With the giving time of the year upon us, this is a great time to share these sites that teachers across the world are increasingly using to ask for and receive donations to equip their classrooms! Sites and […]

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25 Fun Ways to use QR Codes for Teaching and Learning

December 7, 2014

So Many Fun Ways to use QR Codes in the Classroom! I’ve culled a bunch of ideas from different teachers who have shared their approaches to using this simple but powerful construct in the classroom. Once your students are equipped with a device that can read QR codes and they know how to scan them, […]

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Celebrating “The 12 Days of Ed Tech” (Rap & Video)

November 30, 2014

Enjoy a fun Holiday Hip-Hop Romp Through the World of Instructional Technology! One of the most enjoyable sessions I attended at the TLIPAD 2014 Conference earlier this month was “Rapping Across the Curriculum” by Jeremy Hartzell. I have to applaud creative teachers like Hartzell for bringing their passion and a sense of fun to developing […]

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Being Successful in eLearning – Don’t Lose Sight of Your Focus

November 27, 2014

Successful Online Learning Requires Discipline and Focus – Here’s Some tips to Keep you on Target Most people who engage in eLearning love the idea of being able to study at home. After all, who doesn’t like to take their business test in their pajamas or write their English essay while eating supper? However, it’s […]

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Donation App Helps Teachers Overcome Budgetary and Resource Limitations

November 25, 2014

How DonorsChoose Improves Education The problem: State education budgets are shrinking while the number of low-income schools in the public education system is growing. As problems go, it’s a hefty one and there are no easy answers. The voices in the debate range from wealthy charter school champions who eye the issue from 30,000 feet […]

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Doodle – Silly Name, Powerful Tool (for Finding Times to Meet, Work)

November 20, 2014

This Free, Easy Application Makes it Snap to Find Times and Dates When Everyone in a Group is Available Have you ever found it frustrating trying to get a group together and not being able to find a date and time that works for everyone? Have you had to run around in circles chasing emails […]

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Find Great Reusable Content With Creative Commons and This Easy Advanced Search Technique

November 18, 2014

Use Creative Commons Licensing to Find Images, Video, Audio, and Other Content you can use, Share, and Alter. Want an easy way to search out different kinds of content that users have published with the expressly stated right to re-use, edit, and otherwise share with permission? It’s probably easier than you think! By combining a […]

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5 Tips for Improving Retention and Outcomes Through Improved Coaching and Tutoring

November 13, 2014

Most Schools Offer Tutoring and Other Support Services. Here’s a few Ideas for Taking Them up a Level. Student attrition accounts for $40 billion of lost tuition, according to research conducted by the Economic Policy Institute and recently confirmed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Negative perceptions of the college experience account for 80% […]

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Scholastic Success: Resources for College Students with ADD and ADHD

November 6, 2014

There are Many Resources Available to Help Students With ADD and ADHD You’re headed off to college, but there’s one little problem. You have trouble focusing, because you have ADD or ADHD. Where do you start? In high school, there were resources to help you. In college, things move at a much faster pace. You […]

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