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Do Video Lessons Reinforce Learning, or Just Reinforce Pre-existing (Incorrect) Understanding?

March 20, 2014

What Goes on in a Student’s Mind as They Watch an Instructional Video may be Different Than you Think! Have you ever shown a video to a classroom of students and heard one or more of them say, “I already know this stuff”? While the video plays, these students are likely to daydream, surf their […]

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The Most Important Thing to Know to Prevent Technology Problems During a Lecture

February 23, 2014

What’s the single most important consideration in working to ensure a successful technology-enabled presentation? Have you ever been excitedly launching into a technology empowered lecture you spent hours developing only to run head first into something that didn’t work … leaving you floundering, lost in a sea of broken “teaching with technology” dreams? You had […]

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Create Rich Digital Learning Content in Minutes With Blendspace

February 18, 2014

This Quick and Easy Free Web App is Great for Creating Flipped and Blended Learning Materials In the current Online Flipped Classroom Workshop that we’re just wrapping up, one of the participants recommended Blendspace, so I gave it a look. Wow! Here’s yet another powerful tool that lets teachers bring together different types of content […]

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Enhance Project-Based Learning with These 10 Powerful Tools

December 26, 2013

A fun set of Applications (Many Free) for Project Based Teaching and Learning. The contemporary classroom can be rather different than what we were used to even just a decade ago, thanks partly to the advancing nature of Internet based technologies. One form of teaching which has benefited from these types of tools is Project […]

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Sharing Student-Created Presentations About the Importance of 21st Century Skills

December 22, 2013

One of the Most Rewarding Moments as a Teacher is Seeing the Pride in Student’s Faces When They Present Something They Have Created. In the Emerging Information Technologies class I taught at The College of Westchester this Fall, the final project was the creation of a presentation that focused on a selected 21st Century skill […]

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How to Combine Existing Digital Learning Materials into New Teaching Content: 11 Awesome Mash Up Tools

December 15, 2013

Check out this cool digital magazine I created with Glossi (featuring 11 great apps for creating online learning content)! I read about Glossi in a post from FreeTech4Teachers this week and thought I would take it for a spin. Before I knew it, I was knee-deep in creating this Digital Magazine, focused on my favorite […]

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RIP Vuvox, We’ll Miss Ya

December 12, 2013

This unique free scrolling timeline-style application has been retired. I won’t be the only one who misses it. Vuvox was one of the first fun free digital tools I used as I began to explore and learn about the wonder of how web tools could be used for education (and much more!). I just recently […]

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Getting to Know MentorMob (now called LessonPaths) for Teaching and Learning

December 10, 2013

This Free Web Content Curation and “Learning Playlist” Tool is Becoming More Popular Every Day. Have you Created a Learning Playlist on MentorMob yet? News Flash: MentorMob renamed themselves “LessonPaths” in late 2013! – KW 1/7/14 I’ve had a few students in my 4 Week Online Flipped Class Workshops use MentorMob as their content delivery […]

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Student Created Content is an Exciting and Inspiring Learning Tool that Teaches Many Skills

November 19, 2013

The Possibilities for Student Created Content to Play a Powerful Role in Education have Never Been Greater This last Friday and Saturday at the Teaching and Learning with the iPad Conference, I had the distinct pleasure of watching students at different grade levels present multiple types of media that they created. It was one of […]

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Movenote – Another Easy Free Tool for Creating Digital Learning Content

November 12, 2013

Here’s another wonderful, easy to use app that makes it easy for teachers to create content for digital learning or let students create content! In the last few weeks, we’ve featured a few great free web tools that make it easy to take existing digital content and create a richer presentation that can be delivered […]

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