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Re-Balancing Assessment: Moving Towards More Formative and Performance Based Approaches

June 7, 2016

Part 1 of 2 Suggesting an Improved Approach to Accountability and Testing I recently had an informative discussion with Stuart Kahl, founding principal of Measured Progess. Stuart has been at the forefront of large-scale education assessment for decades. Those who read EmergingEdTech regularly know that we’ve been exploring the importance of assessment as an opportunity to evolve educational […]

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AppEd Review Roundup: Easy to Use Web Apps, Useful in Every Classroom

June 6, 2016

These Web-based Apps are Highly Rated, Easy to Use, and can Play a Role in Classroom Lessons and Assignments That Involved Reading, Writing, Story Telling, and More! Do you prefer tools that are efficient, straightforward, and get the job done? We like them, too! This month, App Ed Review has curated four of our favorite […]

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Teaching, Learning, and Tech TWEET WRAP, w/e 06-04-16

June 5, 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 … share your story about who inspired you to become an educator and you could win $2,000!, tips for gamifying a course, a closer look at the growing volume […]

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11 Indicators of Excellence in Instruction (Flipped or Otherwise)

June 2, 2016

These Aren’t Just Essential Flipped Classroom Practices, They’re Characteristics of Quality Teaching in any Classroom In 2013, the Flipped Learning Network published an official definition of Flipped Learning. Along with this definition, the FLN defined these 4 Pillars of Flipped Learning, revolving around the acronym, F-L-I-P: The 4 Pillars of Flipped Learning are … Flexible Environment […]

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The Arms Race of Technology Integration – Teching Out for the Wrong Reasons

May 31, 2016

Too often technology adoption becomes a game of keeping up with the Joneses. Consider this. The edtech-loving, conference-attending English teacher at your school is on the cutting edge of learning technology. You find yourself folding in new platforms and digital communication tools to your lesson plan to keep pace with the English class, trying to […]

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Tweet Wrap for w/e 05-28-16 – Teaching, Learning, and #EdTech

May 29, 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 … examining different evolving approaches to stacking credentials, learn about the shortage of high tech workers we face, check out a bunch of songs being used as learning tools […]

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Zeducation! A New Way to Get Kids Excited About Science, Museums, & Learning

May 26, 2016

“We now know that kids today learn differently than we did, and it’s because of a fundamental difference in the their lives compared to ours at their age … “ When I was young it was easy to get excited about science. Neil Armstrong had just become the first person to walk on the moon, we […]

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TeachWithMovies: Fun Free Lesson Plans for All Grades, Many Subjects

May 25, 2016

Site Offers Indexed Lesson Plans Built Around Movies for an Array of Academic Subjects Do you sometimes find yourself thinking about how you can spice up a lesson with some engaging visuals, a pop culture reference, some humor or drama, or something else that gives it that extra “pop!”? Or … have you ever been […]

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3 Great Reasons Why You Should Attend FlipCon 2016!

May 24, 2016

Save the Date: FlipCon 2016, July 19-21, 2016 On July 19-21, 2016 in Allen, Texas, the Flipped Learning Network will host the 9th Annual Flipped Learning Conference (FlipCon 2016).  FlipCon is a great opportunity for educators in K -12 and higher education to learn about and refine their Flipped Learning practices.   The conference will […]

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Emerging Technology and Teaching Tweet Wrap, W/E 05-21-16

May 22, 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 starts off with a great set of free tools and resources, explore a fun Twitter-based lesson, take a look at an updated approach to reading instruction, examine the […]

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