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Teaching and Technology Tweet Wrap for Week Ending 04-17-16

April 17, 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 … a couple articles exploring emerging blockchain technology as it relates to education, 9 unsettling ‘elephants’ in the worldwide classroom that is education, helping students search more effectively, why […]

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Unlocking Financial Literacy Awareness With Free Finance & Accounting Tool and Lessons

April 13, 2016

(Image Source) Shouldn’t Every Month be Financial Literacy Awareness Month? April is Financial Literacy Awareness Month. I feel strongly that this should be an essential topic in all High Schools and Colleges. Students need to know how to manage money, it’s vital. This post offers tools and lessons to help teachers incorporate financial literacy into an […]

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This NYC School Integrates Games in ALL Subjects, and Kids Love it

April 12, 2016

Image Source Quest to Learn (a.k.a. Institute of Play) is an Inspiring Example of the Potential for Schools to Succeed With new Models That Make Learning Truly Engaging If you think that digital games have no place at school, or that it is too early to try them in class, think again. A school based in […]

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4 Things You May be Doing Wrong With Mobile-Responsive Learning Design

April 11, 2016

Suggestions to Heed if you Want to Make Sure Your Mobile App or Content is Easy to Use This post is geared primarily towards ed tech developers and technologists, as opposed to our typical articles (which are written with educators across K-12+, and many of those who support, them in mind). Of course, as the […]

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Education Technology and Teaching Tweet Wrap for Week Ending 04-09-16

April 10, 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 … what happens when teachers’ approaches collide?, explore how Learning Management Systems could be improved (hint: stop the feature overload!), learn how Competency Based Education is changing the game, […]

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AppEd Review Adds Rubric-Assessed WEB APPS for Teaching and Learning

April 7, 2016

Many of Today’s Web Apps Work Fine for Tablet Users, so Why Not Review Them Too? With this edition of the Roundup, we are announcing that App Ed Review has started reviewing websites! We expanded our focus to include websites because tablets of most all varieties can access websites, and they can be used in […]

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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., […]

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Authentic Assessment, Deeper Learning: ePortfolios in Higher Education

April 5, 2016

Catching up on the ePortfolio – Resources That Explore Their Value, & a Brief Look at Some of Today’s Solutions Imagine a higher education environment in which the vast majority of courses require students to learn course objectives by participating in assignments and projects that allow them to be creative, solve problems, and apply the skills […]

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Square Peg, Round Hole: The Puzzling Pasteurization of Public Schools in America

April 4, 2016

Standardized Testing Runs Contrary to the Educational Goal of Differentiation (and Much More) When you go to a government school, you expect a great education. But, what you typically get is a mix of good and bad. And, with standardized testing, the bad can outweigh the good. That’s because standardized testing doesn’t take into account […]

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Instructional Tech & Teaching Tweet Wrap, Week Ending 04-02-16

April 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 … first, check out the amazing 3D “holoportation” technology from Microsoft (from an educational perspective, one can quickly envision the potential to bring teachers and students […]

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