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Professional Development

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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14 Favorite Plugged-In Technology and Education Experts on Twitter

January 12, 2016

Twitter is … a “Self Paced Research/Learning Tool”. Follow These Smart and Savvy Folks and Learn Every Day! It has never been easier to tap into knowledgeable experts in many fields who are more than happy to share what they know. Being consistently exposed to ideas and insights from educators, technologists, innovators, leaders, and passionate professionals […]

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Education and Technology Thought Leader Interview: Steven W. Anderson of Web20Classroom

January 11, 2016

Exploring the Exciting “Web20Classroom” World of Steven W. Anderson Steven W. Anderson is known to many as the “Web20Classroom” guy. He has been recognized by the Huffington Post as an educational evangelist, and helped to create #edchat, a weekly education discussion on Twitter that often brings in 500 or more participants. Anderson has received a […]

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THANK YOU for Our Best Year Yet, Exploring and Sharing Education and Instructional Technology!

December 29, 2015

2015 Was Awesome and 2016 is Sure to Bring Even More Great Content and Inspiring, Fun Learning! 2015 has been a wonderful year for EmergingEdTech, and a great year for evolving instructional uses of technology. More than ever, educators have left behind the question of WHY to use technology to enhance learning outcomes to focus on […]

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The Tech-Savvy Administrator: Communicate Better, Get Organized, Promote Your School’s Brand

December 1, 2015

Provide Technology Leadership by Example Without Spending a lot of Money It was a pleasure to meet Steven W. Anderson, known to many through his ‘Web 2.0 Classroom‘ moniker, at the TLIPAD 2015 conference in November. He is a fun speaker and everyone seemed to really enjoy and appreciate his inspirational and informative Keynote address. […]

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15 Powerful and Fun Takeaways from the TLIPAD 2015 Conference

November 16, 2015

TLIPAD presenter Nick Combs and his session “Creation Formation” Sharing is Caring at the Teaching and Learning with the iPad Conference This last Thursday through Saturday was another fantastic TLIPAD conference. Every year it is such a refreshing endeavor to travel and meet with hundreds of teachers, administrators, and educators of all stripes, who gather […]

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