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Professional Development

5 Ways for Teachers to Take Back the Computerized Classroom

April 26, 2016

Ever found yourself frustrated by the wall of technology between your students and your teaching? In this article, Steffen Hedebrandt provides 5 ways to take back the classroom and succeed with your teaching in a way that grasps your students’ attention. Teaching has changed a lot in the last 20 years. In the 90’s, we got […]

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Top 10 Ways to Increase Your Students’ Interest in a Subject

April 18, 2016

(Image Source) Look for Ways to Make it Relevant and Fun – You and Your Students Will Come out Ahead I’m always up for a reminder about the things we need to do capture student’s attention while learning about a new subject. And it’s a great way to start the week! – KW Making your […]

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It’s a Scan, Click, Explore World: 5 Great Tools With Customizable Feeds

April 6, 2016

(Example of Hootsuite Content Aggregator Content) Get Your Learn on in Just Minutes a Day! One of the wonders of the web-enabled world we live in is the ease with which we can get customized ‘news’ feeds. There are so many tools available that will let you define the specific sources, words or phrases, hashtags, etc., […]

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Technology Resources to Help Foster a Growth Mindset in Your Teachers and Students

March 17, 2016

“Growth Mindset” is Much More Than Just Another Buzz Word Your may have noticed the growing focus (pun intended!) on the power of the “growth mindset” in education in the last few years. Some have worked to debunk it, but a balanced perspective tells us that this is not to be ignored. Students tend to do […]

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An Open Request to all Fellow Techs: Let’s Remember to Keep it Simple

March 14, 2016

(Image Source) Keep It Simple (and Short) and You, Your Users, and Your Colleagues Will all be Happier Customers If you are part of the IT support staff for a school or for any other type of organization, no matter what your role is in the personnel structure, you’re still doing some kind of support … […]

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Understanding the Complexities of Fair Use, Creatively and In the Classroom

March 7, 2016

(Image Source) What is Fair Use? What Isn’t? Read on. Dawn Thomsen from the Lamp reached out recently to share some resources that can help teachers and students understand Fair Use. We were just discussing this in the Emerging Information Technology course I teach at The College of Westchester, so it really struck a chord. […]

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Exploring How Technology Caters to Your Students’ 8 “Multiple Intelligences”

February 24, 2016

(Image Source) Instructional Uses of Technology and Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory Work Hand-in-Hand Recent educational and psychological research studies have shown that the traditional one-size-fits-all approach to education is ineffective at best, and often detrimental to the learning process. When considering differences in how each student learns, teachers may reflect on the multiple intelligences theory developed […]

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Teach Students to Search Like a Boss With These 5 Easy Google Advanced Search Tips

February 22, 2016

Image Source 5 Simple Techniques That can Make Anyone a Google Search Rock Star Google Search is such a useful tool in our day to day lives, we totally take it for granted. But even the most tech-savvy searchers are often not aware of simple techniques that can make this powerhouse app even more useful, […]

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Explore Dozens of Resources for Digital Learning Day 2016

February 15, 2016

Are you Prepared to Get Your #DLDay on and Seek new Approaches to Improving Learning Outcomes? “Started in 2012, Digital Learning Day has provided a powerful venue for education leaders to highlight great teaching practice and showcase innovative teachers, leaders, and instructional technology programs that are improving student outcomes. This grassroots effort blossomed into a […]

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The YouTube Guide to Self-Directed Learning

January 26, 2016

These Videos Explore Ideas and Techniques and Offer Real World Examples That can Help Inspire a Self-Directed Learning Mindset in Your Students Just about anyone working in education sees Self-Directed Learning as a hugely desirable outcome. Like ‘Holy Grail’ desirable. If we can get students to take greater ownership of their learning, we are achieving […]

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