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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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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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Call for Presentation Proposals for TLIPAD 2015 Conference is Now Open!

April 9, 2015

The 4th Annual Teaching and Learning With the iPad Conference is Accepting Presentation Proposals Through June 30th Do you teach in an iPad-empowered classroom, or help support teachers who do?Are you passionate about the many ways that the iPad can play an engaging role in curriculum delivery, assignments, increasing productivity, and more? Come and share […]

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March’s Most Appreciated Instructional Technology and Education Videos

March 31, 2015

This is the 4th installment in this new monthly article series, where I share a handful on videos about education and instructional technology that I came across this month and felt were really interesting or informative and therefore worth highlighting in this way. I would love to hear your perspective on these videos – are […]

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10 Brilliant and Inspiring Education and Technology Experts I Follow, and Why

March 23, 2015

Who are Your Favorite Education and Technology Bloggers and Writers? Like many of you, there are certain educators that I find frequently impact my thinking and teach me new things through their published works. Here I offer 10 of my favorites. Some of these passionate and informed minds have inspired me for years, and others […]

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Standards Planner – Manage Lesson Materials and Resources in Minutes, Free and Easy!

March 3, 2015

Get organized AND get thousands of resources to aid with new national and state standards! Have you found it difficult implementing the common core or other national standards in the classroom? Does bookmarking and linking to different sites and material become tedious and inconvenient? Do you ever find yourself wishing all teaching materials could be […]

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Announcing the Try-a-Tool-a-Week Challenge!

March 1, 2015

Okay, so you’ve been wanting to try out more of the awesome free web apps you know are out there, but you just haven’t got around to it. Well, here’s your chance to get started an easy, fun way! Over the next three months, each Monday we’ll send an email to signed up participants, with information […]

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February’s Selected Innovative Learning and Education Technology Videos

February 26, 2015

Informative Videos From and About Excellent and Innovative Educators!   Remake Your Class: Planning for a Collaborative Learning Environment Edutopia follows a determined teacher at Roosevelt Middle School in San Francisco as he transforms his crowded classroom space to enable deeper learning. Collaboration Strategies in the Classroom “This video explores the concept of collaboration, both […]

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The Zombie Sheriff – A Teaching and Learning Love Story

February 22, 2015

Collaborating with Students, a Teacher Publishes a Novel and Everyone Learns Along the way My first passion has always been teaching students to think in new ways and to try different things, but I’ve never been able to shake a close second, creative writing. I’ve always somehow found time to write during my teaching career […]

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Education Technology Integration – You’re Doing it Wrong

February 8, 2015

Knowing What NOT to do can be as Valuable as Knowing What TO do Do you want to really get the most out of using technology in your classroom and courses? Or maybe you’re new or still in the early stages of adoption and want get ahead of the game by learning what NOT to […]

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