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The Rise of the ‘Youtuber’ and Why Teachers Should Take Notice

November 10, 2015

Short Form Video is BIG and Getting Bigger. Is Education Putting the Format to Good Use? So, do you know what a YouTuber is? Can you name a few? Your students can probably name lots of their favorites. In some ways, the YouTuber is sort of a modern equivalent to the 70’s or 80’s teen […]

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10 Tech-Savvy Web Teaching Apps Students (& Other Teachers) Will Love

October 20, 2015

Come Explore 10 Different Fun & Powerful Free Tools With our ‘3 Minute Teaching With Tech’ Tutorials! Have you ever peeked in on another teacher and saw them using a tech tool that made you think, “Wow! That looks really cool! I wonder how hard it is to use?” Or maybe one of your own […]

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Put the Power Back in PowerPoint With More Images and Less Text!

May 20, 2015

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words The next time you’re putting together a presentation, ask yourself whether a slide can be replaced with a picture. If you can get your main point across with a picture instead of a chart, bullet point list or block of text, do so. Pictures are engaging and memorable. […]

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Our Newest 3 Minute Tech Tool Tutorial: Screencast-O-Matic

April 22, 2015

Screencast-O-Matic Provides Free Screencasting, and Adds Additional Powerful Functionality for Just $15 a Year! This week on the Try-a-Tool-a-Week Challenge, we’re checking out Screencast-O-Matic. The Challenge is an easy, fun thing we’ve been doing on the site here in which anyone who signs up to get an email about each week’s new tool gets to […]

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5 Ways to Share YouTube Videos Safely and Privately (Without the Distractions)

December 14, 2014

YouTube is a Powerful, Sure bet for Delivering Video Content, but What can you do About all the Distractions, and Privacy? Read on … Do you want to be able to use YouTube in your class, but are concerned about exposing students to the distractions that surround it? Worse yet, inappropriate content may be displayed, […]

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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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