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Student Response Systems

8 Techniques and Tools for Creating Lessons That Actively Engage Students

November 1, 2016

A Fresh Look at Ideas and Tools to Create Lessons & Assignments That Don’t Bore Students A couple years ago, I wrote the article 8 Engaging Ways to use Technology in the Classroom to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring. This article offers dozens of powerful free tech tools, and ideas for using them to create […]

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Echo360 – Learning Tools That Go Well Beyond Lecture Capture

October 5, 2016

This Active Learning Platform Provides a Rich Set of Integrated Tools for Student Learning and Engagement I’ve been aware of Echo360 for years now, but have thought of it as predominantly a Lecture Capture solution. I recently learned that it is a much more robust platform, with rich functionality that can engage students in face-to-face, hybrid, […]

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10 Fun Web Apps, Games, for Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

June 21, 2016

Engage Students in Critical Thinking Activities With These Great Applications The most important gift that educators can give to students is the ability to think critically. Critical thinking is the ability to take information, then instead of simply memorizing it… Analyzing it Drawing Conclusions Finding Practical Applications Integrating That Information With Other Information Forming Opinions […]

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10 Tech-Savvy Web Teaching Apps Students (& Other Teachers) Will Love

October 20, 2015

Come Explore 10 Different Fun & Powerful Free Tools With our ‘3 Minute Teaching With Tech’ Tutorials! Have you ever peeked in on another teacher and saw them using a tech tool that made you think, “Wow! That looks really cool! I wonder how hard it is to use?” Or maybe one of your own […]

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Top 5 Student Response Systems that Work on Multiple Platforms

September 10, 2015

Image Source These Multi-Platform Tools for Interactive Classroom Learning are Fun, Powerful, and Free! If there are two things that students crave, they are convenience and connectivity. These are the reasons why students love student response systems that work on their devices. They feel connected with the rest of the world because they have access […]

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Increase Student Engagement with the Top Hat Lecture Platform

July 16, 2015

When education technology software providers reach out to me and can share interesting, affordable tools that they can back up with teacher testimonials, I’m willing to hear what they have to say. If the product interests me, I offer to let them provide an original article to share with EmergingEdTech readers. The folks from Top […]

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How Imperial College Gets Value from Using Mentimeter

March 10, 2015

Why Should I use an Audience Response System in my Classroom?     Audience response systems like Mentimeter are a great way to engage your students to achieve better results through more efficient learning. By using Mentimeter as a tool to make your teaching more interactive, both you and your students will benefit. Audience response […]

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25 Fun Ways to use QR Codes for Teaching and Learning

December 7, 2014

So Many Fun Ways to use QR Codes in the Classroom! I’ve culled a bunch of ideas from different teachers who have shared their approaches to using this simple but powerful construct in the classroom. Once your students are equipped with a device that can read QR codes and they know how to scan them, […]

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6 Easy Steps for Getting Started Using Free Plickers for Assessment

December 2, 2014

Individualize Student Learning with the Aid of Easy to Make and use “Paper Clickers”! Data is an essential component in education, yet sometimes it can be viewed as a necessary evil for educators. In the past, a teacher may teach a lesson and require students to complete an exit ticket assessment activity to show mastery […]

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5 Ways NOT to Teach Like a Dinosaur

October 23, 2014

Are Your Lessons Interesting, Engaging, and Maybe Even a Little Fun? The days of overly long, bored-to-tears lectures are drawing to an overdue end. There are so many tools and techniques at our disposal to make learning more active and encourage more student participation and ownership of learning. Get students thinking, moving, and creating … […]

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