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App Ed Review May Roundup – Instructional “Helper” Tools

May 5, 2015

Looking for Rubric-Reviewed Apps to Help you be More Productive in the Classroom? This month we are examining a teacher’s best friend, instructional tool apps! The apps outlined below will help you with instruction while contributing to your productivity, pacing, and more. These instructional tools are just a few of our favorite teacher resource apps, […]

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5 Empowering and Inspiring Videos for Students, Teachers from Soul Pancake

April 30, 2015

Inspire, Amaze, Learn, Change, Grow, Laugh … Need a little lift to get you through the day, the week, and propel you through to the end of the school year? I’ve so enjoyed the videos from Kid President, I wanted to check out some other content from Soul Pancake. I was not disappointed. These folks […]

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Wonder: A Search Engine Fueled by Research Experts – Save Time, Learn Anything

April 27, 2015

Wonder … a Search Engine Unlike Any Other! Wonder is a very different type of search engine. Instead of computer generated feedback, a real human being who is an expert researcher will find the best sources for you, and send them to you within an hour! You can spend less time reviewing the overwhelming number […]

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We Have to Stop Pretending … #makeschooldifferent

April 21, 2015

Scott McLeod writes the blog Dangerously Irrelevant and I’ve followed him ever since I started EmergingEdTech back in 2009. This week, he wrote this post, “We Have to Stop Pretending“, and he challenged other education and technology bloggers to offer their spin on 5 things we have to stop pretending are acceptable in education today. […]

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8 Examples of Transforming Lessons Through the SAMR Cycle

April 20, 2015

Examples of Applying the SAMR Model can Help Teachers Understand and Embrace it The SAMR Model for integrating technology into teaching, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, has gained a good deal of exposure in recent years. “SAMR” is an acronym that stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. The SAMR model provides a technique for […]

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Higher Ed Survey on BYOD, 1-to-1, VDI and Student Computing (Using or Planning to use)

April 15, 2015

Survey looks to gather insights, trends regarding BYOD and 1-to-1 Device Programs for Students in Higher Education, as well as the Growth of VDI and DaaS to Support Those Approaches. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/byod1to1 We’re working through a new multi-year Strategic Technology Planning process at The College of Westchester and we’re thinking about BYOD versus 1-to-1 device programs […]

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OER in 2015 – The Future has Never Looked Brighter

April 14, 2015

Awareness has Been Slow to Evolve, but OER Appears to be Well Positioned for Growth Thanks to Numerous Encouraging Developments. Have you heard of OER … Open Educational Resources? If you are a regular reader of this blog, you probably have, but it seems that many educators have not. Open Education Resources are FREE, that’s […]

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What Smoking and Littering can Teach us About Financial Literacy Awareness

April 6, 2015

Financial Education is Broken. Can we Borrow From Successful Education Campaigns and Triumph Over Financial Irresponsibility? In 1787 John Adams wrote to Thomas Jefferson a damning summation of the cause of America’s problems: “All the perplexities, confusions, and distresses in America arise, not from defects in their constitution or confederation, not from a want of […]

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When are we Going to Do Away With These Myths About Online Learning? 7 Mistaken Assumptions

April 2, 2015

When Online Learning is Done Well, These Myths are Busted Over the last 15 years, online learning has become a vital part of the American educational system. Thanks to the online offerings from some of the country’s top colleges and universities, students have access to programs and education that they may not have otherwise — […]

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Awesome Free Science & Geography Virtual Field Trip – From the Rainforest to the Desert! April 8th

March 26, 2015

The Nature Conservancy Offers Another Online Field Trip Through Their Nature Works Everywhere Program Nature Works Everywhere gives teachers everything they need to start exploring and understanding nature around the globe with their students. In addition to free offerings that are always available online like, interactive games and lesson plans that align to Next Generation […]

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