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5 Great Tips for Putting the Power Back in Your PowerPoint Presentations

May 27, 2014

Bring the Passion and Purpose Back to Your Presentations With These Helpful Ideas Are your PowerPoint slides the same ones you’ve been using for years? Are they boring? What do your students think about them? How about new presentations? Do you have to put together a new slide deck for an upcoming presentation? Do you […]

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How to Add Voice Over to PowerPoint 2010 Slides (Using Built-in Functionality)

May 11, 2014

The first “3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tip” Video Shows how Easy it is to Narrate Over PowerPoint 2010 Have you ever wondered how hard (or easy) it is to add voice narration to PowerPoint Presentations in Office 2010? It’s really not very difficult at all! Our 2012 article, Add Voice Over to PowerPoint Presentations […]

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Fun Tech Gadgets for Teaching to Check out This Summer (or This Weekend)!

April 29, 2014

Cool tech tools to check out online or at local office supply store (also – consider crowdsourced funding). Have you been considering some fun tech tools for the classroom? With summer break on the horizon for many teachers, it’s a good time to think about heading to your local office or education supply store and […]

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Augmented Reality – The Coolest Instructional Technology You Haven’t Heard of?

April 15, 2014

AR Tools are Being Used Today by Creative Educators in Fun, Innovative Ways, but few Know About it (yet). Educators are always looking for new ways to enhance learning and expand the horizons of students in an engaging and interactive way. Gone are the days when class plans were based around exercises from a text […]

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Catching up on Today’s Top Interactive Whiteboard Brands

March 27, 2014

The Digital White Board Became a Fixture in Many K-12 Classrooms in the First Decade of the new Century, but are They Still Relevant Today? Digital whiteboards have been a part of education for well over a decade now. When they were first introduced, these large, interactive displays allowed teachers to deliver — and their […]

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5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy

March 23, 2014

These Fun, Free Web Applications Make it Quick and Easy to Create Cool Learning Content (Watch out Though, Other Teachers Will be Banging Down Your Door Looking for Tips). Do you know a teacher who just always seems to know about the latest technology, and makes it look so easy to produce cool content that […]

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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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