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Learning About Fire Safety is Fun With Sparky the Firedog

September 21, 2015

With National Fire Prevention Week (Oct 4 – 10) almost here, the NFPA is doing their best to make learning about fire safety fun for kids! Thanks to Sparky the Firedog and lots of creative tools and resources, helping young students learn how to prevent fires and stay safe is easy and enjoyable. The latest […]

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Fun Projects and Increased Digital Literacy With GoAnimate for Schools

September 16, 2015

Cool Apps Like GoAnimate can be a Powerful aid in Developing Digital Literacy for Today’s Students Today, digital literacy is a requirement, not only in the workplace, but also in the classroom. By incorporating a variety of tools into their lesson plans, teachers like Lynn Weeks can better prepare students to use digital devices in […]

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Coding for the Common Core: 15 iPad Coding Apps for K-5+

September 1, 2015

Check out These Fun iPad Apps for Helping Young Students Learn About Coding, Logic, Math, & More! Dr. Leslie Suters is a faculty member in the College of Education’s Curriculum & Instruction Department at Tennessee Tech University. She will present the session “Coding for the Core: Using the iPad to Develop Computational Thinking and Mathematical […]

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Simplify Classroom Organization (and Save Paper) With JotForm

August 25, 2015

This Easy-to-Use Form Software Makes it a Snap to go Digital with Forms! Staying organized at school is no picnic. Paper piles, lesson plans, grade books, and untidy supply cabinets all pose threats to your zen-like classroom presence. But the savvy teacher knows to make use of technology tools to stay organized. That explains the […]

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6 Excellent YouTube Channels Created by Inspired Teachers

July 30, 2015

Outstanding Math, Science, Art, History, and Social Studies Content for Flipped, Blended, or Traditional Classrooms! A HUGE “THANKS!” to Hip Hughes, who responded to a tweet I wrote the other day seeking great YouTube channels created by teachers. He singlehandedly provided what I needed for the post I wanted to write! Check out these outstanding […]

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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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