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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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Using TodaysMeet as a Formative Assessment Tool

September 9, 2014

This Free Backchannel Chat Platform for the Classroom can be Great for Assessment and Much More Brandon C. Juarez manages the College of Education Full-Time Online Faculty team at Grand Canyon University. He will be presenting the session “Removing the Shackles to the ‘Sage on Stage’ Approach to Teaching” at the 2014 Teaching and Learning […]

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10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (with Dozens of Resources and Tools)

September 7, 2014

Start the New School Year With More Fun, Engaging Techniques and Resources Than You’ll Probably be Able to use all Year! Are you looking for ways to integration technology in your lesson plans and courses that provide for an engaging experience for you and your students? Fans of instructional technology know that it can be […]

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The Importance of Change Management in Facilitating Instructional Technology Adoption

August 31, 2014

While Technology Continues to Evolve, the “Concerns Based Adoption Model” Remains as Relevant Today as it was in 1987 I recently read a great article about supporting technology integration in schools by Dr. Salvatore Corda. Corda is a Board Member at The College of Westchester and an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership […]

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5 Steps for Planning Lessons Around Technology – Starting with the End in Mind

August 28, 2014

“And then one day everything changed for me …” Teacher Anne Karakash is a recipient of a 2004 Fulbright Scholarship and a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certified teacher. She enjoys teaching in a 1:1 classroom at Franklin Academy in Wake Forest, North Carolina and at Wake Technological Community College in Raleigh. Karakash will be presenting […]

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Technology for the Core – Apps and Tools for the Literacy Curriculum’s Reading Strand, Part 2

August 19, 2014

The Second Post in this Week’s 3 Part Series Focuses on Apps for Teaching Text Complexity Dr. Leslie Suter and Dr. Melissa Comer 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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Technology for the Core – Apps and Tools for the Literacy Curriculum Reading Strand

August 17, 2014

3 Part Series offers a wealth of iPad Apps and Web Tools for the Common Core Literacy Curriculum’s Reading Strand Dr. Leslie Suter and Dr. Melissa Comer 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 […]

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How to Easily Insert Questions and Quizzes into Videos Using EduCanon

August 10, 2014

New “3 Minute Teaching With Tech” Tutorial Video Provides a Quick Intro to This Powerful Free Tool Have you ever wished you knew how to easily add questions into a video to create lesson content or to help ensure that students are engaging with video content? Well, you can, for free! One of the many […]

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Game-based Social Skills Assessments: Making the Play for Better Emotional Health

July 20, 2014

Gamification and Social Skills Development can Work Hand in Hand to Improve Emotional Well Being and Outcomes Educators and parents are now seeing that games—long thought to be a waste of kids’ time—can be powerful learning tools. Games show promise in improving students’ problem solving skills, learning motivation and engagement, and their test scores. They […]

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Getting Students to Engage With Digital Learning Materials – 2 Good Strategies

July 15, 2014

Making Sure Students Really Watch, Listen to, or Read Online Learning Content is Often Cited as a Challenge in the Flipped or Blended Classroom “How do I make sure my students will watch the video?” When I discuss flipped teaching and learning with teachers who are just starting to learn about it, after they’ve had […]

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