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Professional Development

Book Review – Developing Interactive Teaching and Learning Using the IWB

November 16, 2014

Excellent Professional Development Resource for Interactive White Board Users Book: Developing Interactive Teaching and Learning Using the IWB: a resource for teachers. Hennessy, Warwick, Brown, Rawlins & Neale (2014). Open University Press. The various chapters in this printed publication in combination with the references to relevant research and the variety of the well-documented, related online […]

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APP ED REVIEW Roundup for November 2014 – Presentation Tools

November 11, 2014

Student Presentations are a Fun, Powerful Active Learning Tool Looking to spice up how your students present their work to their peers and you? After a review of apps, we have some app suggestions for you and your students! SlideIdea, Haiku Deck, Livestream, and Prezi each have a unique method for presenting information that your […]

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The Lecture is Dead! Long Live the Lecture!

November 2, 2014

The Lecture Will Always be Around, as it Should Be, but it Should Also Keep Evolving From time to time I’ve derided the long, staid lecture here on the site. That’s not to say that a lecture can’t be enthralling and highly educational, but too often, they just aren’t. I suffered through many of these […]

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Technology for the Core – Apps and Tools for the Literacy Curriculum Viewing Strand

October 28, 2014

A Wealth of Web and iPad apps to help with Teaching the Common Core Literacy Strands Dr. Melissa Comer and Dr. Leslie Suters are faculty members in the College of Education’s Curriculum & Instruction Department at Tennessee Tech University. They will be co-presenting the session “Common Core Literacy Integration with App Flows” at the 2014 […]

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8 Positive Findings from 4 Year 1:1 iPad Initiative

October 26, 2014

Student Use and Behavior Analysis Shows Positive Results from Methodical 1:1 iPad Program Implementation The Franklin Academy High School in North Carolina initiated a 1:1 iPad program at the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. Over the course of the following two years, the pilot was expanded to include all grades (9-12) in the high […]

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5 Ways NOT to Teach Like a Dinosaur

October 23, 2014

Are Your Lessons Interesting, Engaging, and Maybe Even a Little Fun? The days of overly long, bored-to-tears lectures are drawing to an overdue end. There are so many tools and techniques at our disposal to make learning more active and encourage more student participation and ownership of learning. Get students thinking, moving, and creating … […]

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How can Higher Education Continue to Find This Acceptable Teaching Practice?

October 16, 2014

Why is it Okay to Populate Undergraduate Classes With Instructors who Really Aren’t There to Teach Well? Okay, so I’m probably going to ruffle a few feathers here, but this is really just so frustrating. I wonder how other educators feel about this? My son attends a widely respected, highly ranked public New York State […]

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The Engaging Power of Using Social Constructs in Your Online Courses

October 12, 2014

If You’re not Incorporating Social Elements in Your Online Courses, You’re Missing A Fundamental Engagement and Learning Opportunity While Online Learning has created opportunity for many students who would otherwise find it highly impractical to pursue their education further, one of the down sides of this type of learning is limited social interaction. Social networking […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend the 2014 Teaching & Learning with the iPad Conference

October 7, 2014

Come Join us in November for the Premier iPad Education Conference! The 2014 TLIPAD Conference is next month. The TLIPAD conference was the first all-iPad educators conference, started back in 2012, and it remain the best! This year’s conference is the first to include pre-conference workshops. It looks like we’re going to have record participation […]

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8 Engaging Ways to use Technology in the Classroom to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring

October 5, 2014

Dozens of free web tools and ideas that can pack a technology integration punch and kick those lessons up a notch Are you tired of delivering the same old lectures on the same subjects year after year? Are you using the same lesson materials over and over and wishing you could make learning in your […]

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