Awesome Free Ed Tech Resources eBook!

  • Nearly 200 Free Applications and hundreds of resources to help you get the most out of them!
  • Tools for interactive collaboration, gamification, OER, mobile learning, & so much more!
  • YOURS FREE just for signing up for blog posts!
 

Sign Up Now

 
 

Social Media & Social Learning

Can a Foreign Language be Learned Online? Implications Behind this Question

January 9, 2017

“… the success of the online learning experience isn’t as tied to the technology we choose as it is to the way teachers and learners engage with it” I was recently discussing with a colleague whether foreign languages can be learned in an online environment or not, a frequently debated issue in Modern Languages Departments […]

Read the full article →

Using Technology to Turn Parents into Partners: 5 Essential Elements

November 30, 2016

How it all Began: a Mom on a Mission When my daughter started preschool, I was thrilled. I couldn’t believe how quickly the time flew by that my daughter was now starting her educational journey. As most first-time parents I didn’t know what to expect and where I stood in this new dynamics. I remember […]

Read the full article →

From Student to Startup Founder: The Story behind Sullstice

November 17, 2016

A Simple, Social Class Collaboration Tool That Streamlines Communication in Courses It’s a pleasure to be able to post an article like this guest post from recent Stony Brook University graduate James O’Sullivan, who has started a successful ed tech start up, coming at it from the perspective of the student. Good luck with Sullstice, […]

Read the full article →

7 Reasons Why Mobile Apps Are Great for Vocabulary Boosting

November 7, 2016

Mobile Apps Can be a Highly Effective Way to Discover and Learn New Vocabulary Think about how lucky students are these days. They can use different technologies to access knowledge at any time. Teachers are constantly trying to introduce technology in the classroom, so they encourage the students to be creative with the way they […]

Read the full article →

A Lesson in Assessing Web Content Validity

October 20, 2016

A Lesson Using Kathy Schrock’s “5 W’s” to Evaluating Web Site Content I teach an introductory level technology course at The College of Westchester, focused on emerging information technologies and how these are impacting the workplace, society, and world around us. One of the vital topics we cover is how to assess the validity of […]

Read the full article →

Exploring How Educators are Using Snapchat for Teaching and Learning

August 31, 2016

(Image Source) The Hugely Popular* Video, Image, and Text Chat tool is Gradually Finding a Place in our Classrooms *The third most popular social media platform (behind Facebook and Instagram), with popularity driven by the younger demographic, as 60% of Snapchat users are under 25, and 85% under 35, according to some sources.  Those of […]

Read the full article →

Social Listening: A Powerful, Free Classroom Learning Resource

August 30, 2016

At Your Fingertips: Live (Free) Feeds With Insights Into any Topic From, Resources Across the World If you want to know what the buzz is about current events, politics, sporting events, or anything else that’s going on, social listening can give you insights traditional media channels won’t, in a more real time manner. It can […]

Read the full article →

EmergingEdTech is on Snapchat now!

August 18, 2016

We’re Getting our Snap on! Come Check us out. More and more teachers are turning on to Snapchat (after all, it’s been huge with students for years now, and just keeps growing). Well, EmergingEdTech is on the Snaptrain now too! Just search for “emergingedtech” to find me. I’ll be adding to my story most days. I’ll […]

Read the full article →

The Power of Social Media as a Design Thinking Add-on

July 14, 2016

Social Media can Play Numerous Meaningful Roles in the “Design Thinking” Classroom Many educators believe that their primary purpose isn’t necessarily to teach their students facts and figures, but to teach them how to think and solve problems. As part of the process of “learning to think,” the concept of design thinking has been gaining traction […]

Read the full article →

It’s a Scan, Click, Explore World: 5 Great Tools With Customizable Feeds

April 6, 2016

(Example of Hootsuite Content Aggregator Content) Get Your Learn on in Just Minutes a Day! One of the wonders of the web-enabled world we live in is the ease with which we can get customized ‘news’ feeds. There are so many tools available that will let you define the specific sources, words or phrases, hashtags, etc., […]

Read the full article →