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Professional Development

Call for Papers for ICIET 2016 Conference

June 25, 2015

The International Conference on Information and Education Technology Makes its U.S. Debut. Come Join us and Present! This international educational technology conference has been bringing together perspectives from across the globe for what is now going its fourth year. In January of 2016, the ICIET conference will be held in the U.S. for the first […]

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Build Your own Try-a-Tool-a-Week Challenge – We’ve Made it a Snap!

June 23, 2015

How Would you Like to Build Your own Custom Challenge in Minutes? During the months of March through May, we ran a fun “challenge” here on the site. Every week, signed up participants would receive an email with a link to a page where we shared a new free tool. The web page would have […]

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Student Motivation Thought Leader Interview – Larry Ferlazzo

June 22, 2015

I’ve done several “Education Technology Thought Leader” interviews over the last few years, but found myself hesitant to label Larry Ferlazzo as such, and I am confident he would agree. Larry is a brilliant writer who has written extensively about student motivation, using technology to teach ESL, and other education topics. While he is well […]

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Unique, Affordable, Convenient Flipped Classroom PD – The 4 Week Online Workshop

June 17, 2015

“The Workshop Exceeded my Expectations” This is my fourth year of running the 4 Week Online Flipped Classroom workshops. It’s been a lot of fun and hundreds of educators have taken advantage of this very affordable and easy to access professional development opportunity. Teachers, trainers, technologists, administrators, and other educators regularly share encouraging feedback upon […]

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Live from UB Tech 2015, Where Student Success is the Emphasis

June 16, 2015

This Year’s Conference and Models of Excellence Awards Zero in on Student Success As I write this, I am attending the UB Tech 2015 conference in Orlando, Florida. This is my third consecutive year of attending and presenting at this higher education technology conference. This year I’ve been particularly pleased to see an increased focus […]

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Come Share YOUR Teaching With the iPad Tips and Techniques With Other

June 15, 2015

Call for Proposals Ends June 30 Do you use the iPad in your school or classroom? So many teachers and students are doing fun, creative things with iPads in the classroom. Each November, hundreds of educators gather in Raleigh, North Carolina and share their favorite tools, techniques and tips for making the most of the […]

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10 Techniques to Ensure That Your Lessons are as Dull as Dishwater

June 11, 2015

Image modified and used with permission (source: Seriously, it’s our Job to Inspire Learning? We’ve all heard of or witnessed so many of these tired old approaches to delivering lessons. If you do happen to witness other educators sucking the will to learn out of students, please don’t just sit idly by. Weep openly, […]

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

June 8, 2015

Congratulations to All of Our Winners! From March through May, we ran the “Try-a-Tool-a-Week” Challenge here on EmergingEdTech, and it was a great success. Over 700 educators signed up to receive weekly email with a link to page that introduced a new free web app. Each tool was introduced with a brief description of its […]

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Exploring Self-Driven Learning and Student Motivation (Ferlazzo)

June 1, 2015

Ferlazzo Offers Resources, Ideas, and Inspiration I’ve admired the work of Larry Ferlazzo since early on in my blogging career. I first came across him back when his blog earned numerous Edublog nominations and awards starting back around 2009. In the years since, he had been a prolific author, with numerous books about student motivation, […]

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Resources for Teaching Students HOW TO LEARN

May 27, 2015

Why do Schools Rarely Teach Students How to Learn? Schools are so caught up in teaching fundamentals like reading, writing, and good old “‘rithmatic”, as and knowledge required to pass standardized tests, but how often are they actually teaching students how to learn? Out of curiosity, I Googled, “schools should teach students how to learn” […]

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