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Professional Development

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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My Coursera Experience – Quality Professional Development, and an Inexpensive Verified Certificate

May 26, 2015

Teachers can Earn a Verified Certificate for Convenient, Affordable PD Back in 2012, I took a Coursera course in Operations Management, to test the waters of the new world of MOOCs. I shared my experience in a number of articles here. I was impressed with the thoroughness of the course (in fact, I did not […]

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Put the Power Back in PowerPoint With More Images and Less Text!

May 20, 2015

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words The next time you’re putting together a presentation, ask yourself whether a slide can be replaced with a picture. If you can get your main point across with a picture instead of a chart, bullet point list or block of text, do so. Pictures are engaging and memorable. […]

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The NEW Free Education Technology Resources eBook is Out!

May 12, 2015

With nearly 200 free software applications, this new update is just jammed full of awesome free tools and tons of insights into how to use them in your courses and classrooms! If you’ve followed EmergingEdTech for a few years now, you probably know that in 2011, 2012, and 2013, we offered updates to this eBook, […]

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