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App Ed Review Roundup: Sidestepping Those Summer Time Learning Blues

July 7, 2016

Keep Those Minds Active With These Creative and Fun Apps! Ahh … summer time. The time of year when we take a deep breath, relax, join curriculum planning teams, and prepare for the upcoming school year. As we sip our lemonade and reflect on a year’s worth of teaching and learning, the dreaded thought of […]

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The Shift Toward Personalized Professional Development: Giving Teachers CHOICE

July 6, 2016

6 Unifying Factors That can Provide Educators With Individualized, Collaborative, and Effective Professional Development Jason Bretzmann is presenting at FlipCon16 in Allen, Texas this July. The conference is the 19th – 21st (pre-conference workshops on the 19th, followed by the two day conference on the 20th and 21st). Come join us! I go to a lot […]

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7 Fun and Creative Apps and Websites That Teach Kids to Code

July 5, 2016

These iOS and Web Apps are Visually Oriented and Kid-Friendly and Help to Build Critical Logic and Problem Solving Skills Computer coding is becoming an increasingly popular activity for today’s technology oriented kids. Even kids who do not plan to grow up and become computer programmers are enjoying the control and autonomy that coding delivers. […]

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#EdTech and Teaching Tweet Wrap, w/e 07-02-16

July 3, 2016

Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers. This week in the Wrap … several posts written around goings on at the ISTE conference, examine how to do adaptive learning right, check out several studies showing benefits of using […]

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Meet Milo! A Robot ‘Kid’ That Excels at Teaching Social Skills to Kids With Autism

June 30, 2016

“This robot, programmed to teach kids about a wide range of social interactions, is proving more successful than humans in helping children with autism, by a long shot.” I recently had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Pam Rollins, an associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at UT Dallas. Rollins played a pivotal […]

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The Remarkable Effects Music Can Have On Student Success

June 29, 2016

Music can Have a Powerful Impact on Students’ Mindset and Academic Performance As an avid fan of many types of music, and a recording singer, songwriter, & guitarist, I can clearly appreciate the many ways in which music can positively impact our mind set and our abilities. If you’ve ever listened to classical music while thinking […]

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Embracing Nonlinear Learning in a Flipped Classroom Setting

June 28, 2016

Cast Aside That Stepwise Progression and Open Students’ Minds to the Freedom to Learn in Their own Way David Walsh is presenting at FlipCon16 in Allen, Texas this July. The conference is the 19th – 21st (pre-conference workshops on the 19th, followed by the two day conference on the 20th and 21st). Come join us! How […]

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Teaching and Tech Tweet Wrap, w/e 06-25-16

June 26, 2016

Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers. This week … check out 163 “tools for schools” from Cool Cat Teacher, create videos with the free Stop Motion Studio app (available for smartphones and Windows), read about how we […]

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The Magic of Biometric Eye-Tracking in Education and Rehabilitation

June 23, 2016

Image Source Education Technology Application and Content Designers Can Benefit From This Emerging Technology Biometric eye-tracking has many potential applications and it can make a valuable contribution to education. The technology is used to measure the impact of visual stimuli and provides insight into cognitive and emotional engagement. It tells you what people are looking at, […]

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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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