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8 Engaging Ways to use Technology in the Classroom to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring

October 5, 2014

Dozens of free web tools and ideas that can pack a technology integration punch and kick those lessons up a notch Are you tired of delivering the same old lectures on the same subjects year after year? Are you using the same lesson materials over and over and wishing you could make learning in your […]

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iPad Workflow in the Elementary Classroom – 6 Techniques and Tips

October 2, 2014

Kellie Chaney teaches Spanish and Technology at Franklin Academy where she manages an iPad cart in her classroom and assists teachers in utilizing two shared carts. Prior to teaching K-2, Kellie taught high school Spanish and English as a Second Language for several years where she was able to use a class set of iPod […]

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Education Technology Thought Leader Interview – Kathy Schrock

September 28, 2014

“It is not about the technology but about the higher order thinking skills …” Kathy Schrock has been supporting educators with pedagogically-sound practices for seamlessly embedding technology into teaching and learning since the early 1990’s. Through sites like Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything and kathyschrock.net she shares a wealth of resources and techniques for incorporating […]

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10 Creative Ways to Use Interactive White Boards in the Classroom

September 21, 2014

Inspiring Ideas to Help you get the Most out of the IWB in Your Classroom Over the last decade or so, Interactive White Boards (IWBs) have proliferated in schools in the U.S. and across much of the world. Some teachers have embraced them, and others, well … not so much. Unfortunately, some schools did not […]

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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 Suters 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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