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The Future of Augmented Reality: Limitations, Possibilities and Hopes

July 13, 2015

AR is an Emerging Technology Worth Paying Attention to Technology is endlessly evolving, and the introduction of brand new devices sometimes act as a touchstone to the arrival of a completely new technological paradigm. Recently, Google sought to commercialize the cutting-edge Google Glass, which together with other wearable technologies popping up all over signaled what […]

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Teaching and Digital Learning Tweet Wrap for Week Ending 07-11-15

July 12, 2015

Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers. Our biggest tweet wrap ever is bursting at the seams with tools, tools, tools (many of which are free, free, free)! Translate languages instantly with your smartphone camera, a long list […]

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How Today’s Technology is our Best Hope for Helping Struggling Readers

July 9, 2015

Creative Commons licensed image source Well-made programs that use advanced technology could mean a lot for people with reading disabilities. Learning is built on literary, both in life and in school. It helps people get a job, climb out of mediocrity and paucity, and become a productive citizen. Today’s educational system is challenged to help […]

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5 “Must Read” Ed Tech Books for Summer Professional Development

July 7, 2015

Creative Commons licensed image source Educators are busy people – even in the summer when many of them do not have classrooms full of students. They attend workshops, they re-write curriculum, and they take courses to enhance their knowledge and skills. With all that they do, it is easy to neglect a critical factor in […]

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Reasons and Research – Why Schools Need Collaborative Learning Spaces

July 6, 2015

Creative Commons license image source There are Many Reasons Why Flexible, Active Learning Classrooms Should be Widely Adopted We’ve converted a few classrooms to more collaborative spaces over the last few years at The College of Westchester, and faculty reaction has generally been quite positive. These initial room changes have revolved around modifying the layout […]

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Teaching and Instructional Technology Tweet Wrap for Week Ending 07-05-15

July 5, 2015

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 … teaching global awareness, exploring the future of college, making learning cool and fun with “Vsauce”, taking a look at the idea that differentiating by ‘learning styles’ hasn’t proved […]

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21 Cool Things Teachers and Students Have Built With 3D Printers!

July 2, 2015

Image courtesy of Facebook, Robohand Affordable 3D Printing is Inspiring Creativity in Teachers and Students Across the Globe With the explosion of 3D printing in schools around the world, the variety and impressiveness of things that students and teachers are printing with this powerful technology grows every day. Check out all these different objects that […]

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What do YOU think of the President’s College Scorecard?

June 30, 2015

Few People Seem to be Aware of  This Well Intentioned but Questionably Executed Tool The idea of having a platform where consumers can easily compare colleges seems to be a good one, but there are far more subtleties to what differentiates one institution of higher education from another than are reflected in the President’s College […]

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Gamification in K-12 Education: Brain Growth, Tenacity, & Rising to the Challenge

June 29, 2015

“I could not believe how tenacious students were. They would try and try again …” There’s still some debate about the effectiveness of game-based learning but there is now plenty of proof demonstrating the power of play. The global market for mobile games continues to grow – Newzoo predicts the mobile segment of the overall […]

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Education and Technology Tweet Wrap for Week Ending 06-27-15

June 28, 2015

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 …. several Huff Post pieces making the case for two of my favorite uses of technology in education – Competency Based Education and Digital Portfolios, connecting work and courses, […]

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