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5 Educational Robots You Can Use in Your STEM Classroom

November 29, 2016

Image Source The Expanding Variety of Small Robot Kits for Educational Purposes is Ripe With Fun Possibilities for the Classroom One of the most innovative technological concepts currently available is the idea of using robots for teaching children. Robotics is a fascinating field that can benefit students from elementary school all the way up to […]

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PrepFactory: Making Powerful Test Prep Available to Everyone (it’s Free)

November 28, 2016

Top Notch SAT and ACT Preparation Doesn’t Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg (in fact, it doesn’t have to cost anything!). So admittedly, test prep isn’t quite as fun a topic as some of the other things we like to cover here, but it is a reality our students must face, and one […]

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Brilliant Insights About Teaching and Learning from John Dewey – Part II

November 22, 2016

Image Source John Dewey was (and Still is) Far Ahead of His Time Back in September, we shared the first half of this brace of pieces about Dewey, an education reform pioneer far ahead of his time. Perhaps it is fitting that we publish part II on this week of Thanksgiving here in the US. […]

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Slack: A Powerful, Private (Free) Team Tool That Educators are Adopting

November 16, 2016

Powerful Communication and Collaboration Features, Privacy, Device Independence, and Other Features are Bringing Slack Into the Classroom A few months ago I was introduced to Slack through my role as Community Administrator for the Flipped Learning Network. We started using the platform as a communication, content sharing, and engagement resource for the flipped learning community. At […]

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10 Tools That Can Help Students With Case Study Analysis

November 3, 2016

Image Source A Range of Tools to Lend Efficiencies to Case Study Assignments Case study analysis is a serious work that often demands a lot of time and effort. Students need to go through a lot of information, to analyze it, to choose the suitable pieces, to make their own conclusions and to organize a […]

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Gsuite for Education vs. Office 365 for Education: Which Is Better For Your Classroom?

November 2, 2016

Which of These Evolving Productivity Suites is Best for You and Your Students? We can Help you Decide. Being a teacher is about making decisions. You have the responsibility of shaping young minds into knowledgeable and decent human beings that will positively impact the society we live in. To do so, you need to choose […]

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8 Signs that a Career in Technology Might Be Right for a Student

October 31, 2016

These Behaviors and Characteristics May Signal That a Student is Well Suited for a Career in Technology Bill Gates had no problem knowing that technology would be his “calling.” He got his hands on a computer for the first time as a high schooler, when the Mother’s Club bought an ASR terminal and also purchased a […]

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Transition to Digital: Improving Access, Affordability and Achievement in Higher Education

October 26, 2016

Original Image Source … and important steps to help you get there! With the increasing cost of a post-secondary education, many students opt to delay or completely forego purchase of required course materials to save money. As a result, learners’ ability to effectively engage in class without immediate access to course materials is stunted, putting […]

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15 Powerful New Wearable Technologies, and Ideas for Applications in Education

October 25, 2016

Just When I Thought Wearable was Dying on the Vine, I Learned About so Many Impressive Technologies in Development or Available now … Okay, so with the thoroughly unimpressive track record of smart watches, Google Glass, and various other wearable technologies over the last few years, I’ve started to feel like this is an emerging […]

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The Skills Students Need to Write are Changing in this Web-Influenced World

October 24, 2016

7 Important Ways That the Web Has Changed Writing Skill Requirements Do a bit of research on the impact that the Web has had on writing, and you will find plenty of articles moaning about millennials and their use of ‘text speak’. It’s a shame that the conversation on this topic has been so rather […]

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