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Education Technology & Teaching Tweet Wrap, w/e 08-06-16

August 7, 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 … learn how to build a “light board” (a see through ‘white board’) on a budget, access a million+ syllabi for free, check out lots and […]

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14 Essential Academic Writing Tools for the New School Year

August 4, 2016

(Image source) These (Mostly Free) Tools Make a Great Addition to Every Student’s Writing Resource ‘Tool Kit’ The new school year is almost upon us! Whether you are just entering a new grade, or starting in a new high school or college, this can be an overwhelming and stressful time for most students. Each new […]

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LifeLiqe App: Amazing Hi-Res Visual Models for STEM Subjects

August 2, 2016

Bringing Learning to Life with Interactive Visual Models This weekend I took at look at the LifeLiqe app. LifeLiqe is an app for iOS or Windows that provides over 1,000 content models for K-12 STEM subjects. These models come in various forms. Many are interactive (such as the Lion Fish image in the video below). […]

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Quick Easy Techniques to Remove the Formatting from Text

August 1, 2016

(Source article shown above) Simple Techniques Can Save Time and Aggravation When Copying Source Material Into another Document [Ed Note – I wrote this specifically about the Notepad technique, but if you scroll down to the Comments, you’ll see that some of our awesome readers have weighed in with related tricks for Macs, Google Docs, […]

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Digitally Enabled Teaching and Learning Tweet Wrap, w/e 07-30-16

July 31, 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’s wrap has plenty of tools and tips, as well as the usual assortment of insights into meaningful instructional uses of technology and good teaching in general. Check out the […]

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How IBM’s Watson and Cognitive Computing can Impact Education and Outcomes

July 28, 2016

Has IBM Returned to the Halcyon Days of Offering a Technology-Enhanced Tomorrow That Will Improve the Lives of Many? Watson says, “Yes”. When I was a kid, IBM represented the exciting, science-enabled, techno-future of a SciFi nerd’s dreams. Everyone I knew was aware of the company, and if there was a futuristic movie with a computer in it, […]

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Assessing Digital Literacy: Standards, Tools, & Techniques

July 27, 2016

(Image Source) Standards and Techniques for Assessing Digital Literacy are Emerging Digital literacy is like any other core curricular subject. It is no longer an option, just as reading and math are not. Students must be digitally competent if they are to be successful in school and in their professional and personal lives as adults. […]

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The Flipped Classroom, Formalized Education and the Vernacular of Teaching

July 26, 2016

Tyler DeWitt’s FlipCon 2016 Keynote Speech was Inspiring and Fun, and Full of Truths we Need Embrace When asked what he does for a living, Tyler likes to introduce himself to new people by saying, “I make YouTube videos” … and watch the horrified look on their faces. He clarifies, “I make educational YouTube videos, and […]

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Teaching and Tech Tweet Wrap, w/e 07-23-16

July 24, 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 we have lots of flipped learning related content (I was at FlipCon 2016 last week … it’s always fun to be reminded how much those learning about or already […]

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Can Digital Visual Learning be used to Teach Common Core ELA, History, & Science

July 21, 2016

Visual Digital Tools can Play a Meaningful Role in Teaching Common Core Subjects Yes, it can.  And, if used properly, visual learning offers teachers and students a simplified path to meeting the challenges associated with ELA Common Core, including quantity, rigor, and a lack of precise resources. In terms of quantity, teachers are asked to […]

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