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Understanding the Complexities of Fair Use, Creatively and In the Classroom

March 7, 2016

(Image Source) What is Fair Use? What Isn’t? Read on. Dawn Thomsen from the Lamp reached out recently to share some resources that can help teachers and students understand Fair Use. We were just discussing this in the Emerging Information Technology course I teach at The College of Westchester, so it really struck a chord. […]

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4K Video is Going to be Amazing! 7 Examples to Check Out Now

February 29, 2016

(Image Source) The Next Big Enhancement in What we are Watching on the Web and on Our TVs is 4K Video, and it’s Pretty Sweet 4K Video “refers to a horizontal resolution of approximately 4,000 pixel”. The television standard for 4K is also referred to as Ultra Hi Def. It comes in a few flavors […]

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Back To The Basics: 6 Strategies For Online Program Success

February 25, 2016

While this a bit of a change from the usual tools and techniques we often share here, online education is such a prominent and long established use of technology for instructional purposes, it deserves more coverage. With the various hats I wear in my role at The College of Westchester, helping to navigate today’s quickly changing […]

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Exploring How Technology Caters to Your Students’ 8 “Multiple Intelligences”

February 24, 2016

(Image Source) Instructional Uses of Technology and Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory Work Hand-in-Hand Recent educational and psychological research studies have shown that the traditional one-size-fits-all approach to education is ineffective at best, and often detrimental to the learning process. When considering differences in how each student learns, teachers may reflect on the multiple intelligences theory developed […]

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Teach Students to Search Like a Boss With These 5 Easy Google Advanced Search Tips

February 22, 2016

Image Source 5 Simple Techniques That can Make Anyone a Google Search Rock Star Google Search is such a useful tool in our day to day lives, we totally take it for granted. But even the most tech-savvy searchers are often not aware of simple techniques that can make this powerhouse app even more useful, […]

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Online Survival Tools for PhD Thesis Writing

February 17, 2016

                (Image Source) Tools to Lend a Helping Hand to the Doctoral Thesis Writer The thesis writing process for PhD candidates is long, stressful and overflowing with information. It can be difficult for even the most intelligent or organized writer to keep it all together, and achieve success […]

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Writing Article About Virtual Labs for Major Publication – Want to be Featured?

February 11, 2016

Are You Using Virtual Labs in Your Classroom? I’m doing research for an upcoming article for a major higher education periodical about the use of virtual labs in higher education. I’ll be looking to talk with educators who are experienced with these types of tools. Education is experiencing an exciting expansion of digitized labs, and […]

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A Million Thank Yous!

January 28, 2016

So … I spent a silly amount of time updating the EmergingEdTech “intro” video over this last weekend. It was really way overdue for an update (and as many of you know, creating polished video content can take a lot of time). Putting this together was such a fun reflection on the many awesome things […]

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The YouTube Guide to Self-Directed Learning

January 26, 2016

These Videos Explore Ideas and Techniques and Offer Real World Examples That can Help Inspire a Self-Directed Learning Mindset in Your Students Just about anyone working in education sees Self-Directed Learning as a hugely desirable outcome. Like ‘Holy Grail’ desirable. If we can get students to take greater ownership of their learning, we are achieving […]

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Eliminating Tests Through Continual Assessment

January 21, 2016

We’re at an inflection point with our approach to testing and measurement … “Common Core was such a good idea,” remarked a middle school administrator I recently spoke with. “But then the testing ruined it.” My colleagues and I at Edulastic hear this all the time, as we continue to provide teachers, administrators, and school […]

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