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Using Technology to Improve how the Brain Learns

July 28, 2015

Creative Commons license image source We’ve Only Just Begun to Explore the Ways in Which Technology can be Used to Improve How we all Learn It is common knowledge that an array of technological advancements have made many medical miracles a reality over the centuries. The ways in which technologies are being applied to solve […]

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Your Students Should Be Coding (Five Sites to Get Them Started)

July 27, 2015

Creative Commons Licensed Image Source “More important than the utilitarian function of filling job vacancies, though, is the pedagogical value inherent in coding.” “21st century learning” – it’s one of the hottest terms in education. The elements range from student-centered learning and accountability to technology and real-world application. Chief among the tenets is that students […]

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CyberCrime is a People Problem – Raise Staff, Faculty, & Student Awareness

July 20, 2015

Resources to Help Protect Your School, Your Students, Colleagues, and Family At the recent NYSCIO conference, Reg Harnish, CEO of Grey Castle Security, presented an eye-opening session, Colleges Under Attack: Cybercrime in Higher Education. One point Harnish made loud and clear is that security and cyber crime are not technology problems, they are really people problems. […]

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Wireless Charging: No Cables. No Matts. Truly Wireless.

July 15, 2015

This Technology Will be a Boon to Mobile Device Users in All Walks of Life (Education Included)! Last week I had the pleasure of enjoying a presentation by the very entertaining (and informative) David Pogue, our opening speaker at the NYSCIO 2015 conference in the gorgeous finger lakes region of New York.What a blast! If […]

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How Today’s Technology is our Best Hope for Helping Struggling Readers

July 9, 2015

Creative Commons licensed image source Well-made programs that use advanced technology could mean a lot for people with reading disabilities. Learning is built on literary, both in life and in school. It helps people get a job, climb out of mediocrity and paucity, and become a productive citizen. Today’s educational system is challenged to help […]

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What do YOU think of the President’s College Scorecard?

June 30, 2015

Few People Seem to be Aware of  This Well Intentioned but Questionably Executed Tool The idea of having a platform where consumers can easily compare colleges seems to be a good one, but there are far more subtleties to what differentiates one institution of higher education from another than are reflected in the President’s College […]

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We Interrupt our Regularly Scheduled Broadcast to Bring you … Surprising Futuristic Home Tech you can buy Now

June 24, 2015

This may not be Education Technology (yet), but it is Pretty Cool Emerging Technology for the Home This was just too interesting not to share! After an long period of limited availability, Amazon announced yesterday the general availability of this sweet new voice controlled device that does much more than just play your favorite music […]

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10 Techniques to Ensure That Your Lessons are as Dull as Dishwater

June 11, 2015

Image modified and used with permission (source: Seriously, it’s our Job to Inspire Learning? We’ve all heard of or witnessed so many of these tired old approaches to delivering lessons. If you do happen to witness other educators sucking the will to learn out of students, please don’t just sit idly by. Weep openly, […]

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Dozens of Free Resources for Keeping Academic Skills Sharp Over the Summer Months

June 10, 2015

Creative Commons Licensed Image source: Don’t Let the “Summer Slide” Dull Those School Skills! This time of year I get a lot of requests for resources to help students keep up their school skills over the long summer months. I searched the web for the best resources, tips, and techniques I could find. I […]

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Why I Switched from Dropbox to SpiderOak

June 4, 2015

People Don’t Care Much About Encryption, Until They get Burned I’ve been a delighted Dropbox user for years. The functionality it offers is brilliant. If you want to be able to easily access and edit the same files from different computers and mobile devices like tablets and/or smartphones, you need this functionality. At no cost*, […]

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