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Professional Development

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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7 Essential Techniques to Increase Engagement and Enhance Online Learning Outcomes

May 18, 2014

There are Many Elements That can be Fine-Tuned to Bring out the Best in Online and Hybrid Teaching and Learning. Don’t you love it when you read or watch something that expresses and supports important ideas that you believe in, when it also teaches you new things and inspires you to take that idea to […]

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Sharing Best Practices in Professional Development for Successful Online Teachers

May 15, 2014

Teachers Need  Appropriate Professional Development as They Embrace the use of Online and Hybrid Learning. Just as in traditional classes, good online courses require good teachers, but they need to be specifically trained to be the best possible online teachers that they can be. Teaching online shares many similarities and skills with traditional classroom instruction […]

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Registration is Open for the 2014 Teaching and Learning with the iPad Conference!

May 13, 2014

The 3rd Annual all-iPad Conference is Coming! Looking forward to seeing YOU November 20-22nd in Raleigh, North Carolina. The teaching & Learning with the iPad Conference 2014 is the first and only all-iPad conference in the nation! With 3-hour workshops, keynote addresses, concurrent sessions, and a student showcase, there will be many options for the […]

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How to Add Voice Over to PowerPoint 2010 Slides (Using Built-in Functionality)

May 11, 2014

The first “3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tip” Video Shows how Easy it is to Narrate Over PowerPoint 2010 Have you ever wondered how hard (or easy) it is to add voice narration to PowerPoint Presentations in Office 2010? It’s really not very difficult at all! Our 2012 article, Add Voice Over to PowerPoint Presentations […]

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How Safe is Your Teaching Job From Technology?

May 6, 2014

Is Technology Really a Threat to Your Role as an Educator? This question arises from time to time, especially among the technophobes out there, so I thought it deserved a direct response! – KW This question has been ominously circulating since the 1980s when computers first made their way into schools – will technology ever […]

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