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10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

September 14, 2014

When Used With Tact, These Techniques can Help to Make Your Presentations Fun and Engaging It’d easy to bash PowerPoint, especially given the poor uses we see all too often … plain boring slides with no personality, or worse yet … slides that are inundated with text, delivered by monotone lecturers lacking enthusiasm. But this […]

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Visual Technology Fosters Increased Comprehension and Retention for Newly-Empowered Students

June 3, 2014

“An epiphany had struck and the realization was priceless.” “I love this” she told me. “I can pause and rewind whenever I want. It’s all right here for me. And if I still don’t get it, you’re right here to explain it.” – One of my young, ambitious students empowered by education technology in our […]

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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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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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Flipping the iPad Enabled Classrom (Part 2 of 2)

October 13, 2013

Part 2 of our Look at the Intersection of Flipped Instruction and iPad Programs in our Schools In response to growing interest and inquiries regarding flipping the iPad equipped classroom, I have begun considering the many ways in which the popular tablet’s unique capabilities and myriad applications can play a role in flipped teaching and […]

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Flipping the iPad Enabled Classroom (Part 1 of 2)

October 6, 2013

Schools with iPads Programs are Flipping the Classroom too! The Flipped Classroom doesn’t necessarily require any special technology in the classroom – but it does require students to be able to consume digital learning content outside of class. One of the factors that propelled the iPad to the level of popularity it enjoys today is […]

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Announcing the Flipped Classroom Workshop in a Book!

September 7, 2013

This new eBook is just what educators need to create a personalized plan for implementing flipped instruction at the pace of their choosing. Since 2011, I have been working to raise awareness of flipped instruction tools and techniques, and introducing the concept to educators across the world. In addition to articles here on EmergingEdTech, I […]

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Flipped Classroom Panel Discussion Provides Rich Insights into a Powerful Teaching Technique

June 16, 2013

Thanks to McGraw-Hill for coordinating this great streamed panel discussion about ‘the flip’ On this past Thursday, I had the pleasure and privilege of moderating an online panel discussion with three college professors who have flipped their classrooms. This discussion was arranged by McGraw-Hill and featured Dr. Danae Quirk-Dorr of Minnesota State University, Jeff Anderson […]

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Dozens of Tips & Techniques for Creating High Quality Engaging Screencasts

March 31, 2013

The creation of instructional videos is one of the many technology-enabled capabilities that the 21st century teacher has at their disposal. Instructional videos can be a wonderfully engaging element in teaching. Video content is also usually a fundamental element of the flipped classroom (which regular readers of EmergingEdTech know we’re a big fan of). The […]

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Add Voice Over to PowerPoint Presentations in 5 Easy Steps

December 23, 2012

This simple technique is an easy way to turn those PowerPoint Slides into flipped course content. The presentation tool in Microsoft Office is one of the most widely used slide presentation applications available today. While PowerPoint has plenty of detractors and is often the butt of jokes (“PowerPoint has no power and no point …”, […]

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