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Getting to Know the Makerspace Movement in Education

July 6, 2014

The Makerspace Movement is Making Waves in Classrooms Everywhere. So What’s it all About? I’ve been increasingly interested in learning more about the Makerspace Movement as a teaching and learning tool. Technology can certainly play a part in being a “Maker” as a student in a classroom, but it doesn’t necessarily have to. But even […]

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Enabling Students to Acquire Ownership of Learning – One Teacher’s Collaborative Approach

July 3, 2014

Professor Lorraine Mastracchio is the Senior Chairperson of Faculty and Curricula at The College of Westchester, where she teaches Office Technologies courses. Professor Mastracchio recently shared a great story about how she incorporated a collaborative assignment into one of her courses and how it positioned students to take further ownership of their learning. Below, with […]

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My Flipped Classroom – I Will Never Teach Another Way Again

July 1, 2014

Bay Path University Teacher Tom Mennella Provides a Detailed Look at his Flipped Course and how Students are Benefiting from This Instructional Model I saw Tom Mennella present on his flipped Genetics course at NERCOMP14 in March and was impressed with the clearly defined structure of his approach. I asked him to consider writing it […]

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Living in Beta and Moon Shot Dreams – Inspired Teaching With @FollowMolly

June 29, 2014

Lets Inspire our Students (and Fellow Teachers) to Dream Big and Embrace Technology to Empower Their Goals This week I had the pleasure and the privilege of attending FlipCon14 in Mars, PA (no shortage of alien and red planet jokes there let me tell you!). FlipCon14 was a blast. Hundreds of inspired, enthusiastic educators embracing […]

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Education on the Go – How to Turn Your Phone into a Mobile HotSpot

June 26, 2014

Enable Learning Anywhere by Using Your Phone as a Wireless Internet Connection for other Devices When I was in grade school decades ago we would sit at our neatly arranged desks and listen to what our teachers taught us. Today, my 8 year old son sits at a round table for part of his school […]

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Book Review – Teaching and Learning With the iPad: 20 Days to Expert

June 22, 2014

Educator, Administrator, Technology Leader David Mahaley Helps Teachers get to the Next Level With his Newest iPad eBook Are you using iPads in your classrooms and thinking about how you and your students can get more out of the experience? In April, Franklin Academy’s David Mahaley released a new eBook providing a structured approach to […]

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3 Minute Teaching with Tech Tip Video – Create Powerful Lessons in Minutes with Blendspace

June 5, 2014

Blendspace Makes it Incredibly Easy to Combine Web Pages, Files, Pictures, Videos, and Text into Lesson Materials, and it’s Totally Free! Would you like to be able to create online lesson content that includes web pages and resources, videos, pictures, your own digital content and more, grouped together in one online resource for easy access, […]

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5 Great Tips for Putting the Power Back in Your PowerPoint Presentations

May 27, 2014

Bring the Passion and Purpose Back to Your Presentations With These Helpful Ideas Are your PowerPoint slides the same ones you’ve been using for years? Are they boring? What do your students think about them? How about new presentations? Do you have to put together a new slide deck for an upcoming presentation? Do you […]

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Education Technology Thought Leader Interview – Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

May 25, 2014

User Generated Education Teacher, Blogger, Author Jackie Gerstein Believes, “It is the best time in history to be a teacher!” Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D, has been a fixture on the education technology scene for years. Dr. Gerstein shares inspiring ideas, practical advice, and the joy of teaching and learning through her blog, User Generated Education, on […]

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Registration is Now Open for the Summer 2014 Online Flipped Classroom Workshop

May 20, 2014

We’re Opening Registration Early (to Make Sure you can get Signed Up Before the School Year Ends!) Come join us for an in-depth examination of flipped teaching and learning. Explore the tools and techniques many educators are using to flip their classrooms and their courses. This immersive learning experience is great for educators looking for a […]

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