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6 Easy Steps for Getting Started Using Free Plickers for Assessment

December 2, 2014

Individualize Student Learning with the Aid of Easy to Make and use “Paper Clickers”! Data is an essential component in education, yet sometimes it can be viewed as a necessary evil for educators. In the past, a teacher may teach a lesson and require students to complete an exit ticket assessment activity to show mastery […]

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Celebrating “The 12 Days of Ed Tech” (Rap & Video)

November 30, 2014

Enjoy a fun Holiday Hip-Hop Romp Through the World of Instructional Technology! One of the most enjoyable sessions I attended at the TLIPAD 2014 Conference earlier this month was “Rapping Across the Curriculum” by Jeremy Hartzell. I have to applaud creative teachers like Hartzell for bringing their passion and a sense of fun to developing […]

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Education and Instructional Technology Tweet Wrap for Week Ending 11-29-14

November 29, 2014

This week’s collection of inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets about education and instructional technology articles, resources, etc. (Originally posted on Twitter by @EmergingEdTech over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers). Highlights from this week’s Tweet Wrap include fun resources for student creativity with ’Rapping across the […]

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Being Successful in eLearning – Don’t Lose Sight of Your Focus

November 27, 2014

Successful Online Learning Requires Discipline and Focus – Here’s Some tips to Keep you on Target Most people who engage in eLearning love the idea of being able to study at home. After all, who doesn’t like to take their business test in their pajamas or write their English essay while eating supper? However, it’s […]

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Donation App Helps Teachers Overcome Budgetary and Resource Limitations

November 25, 2014

How DonorsChoose Improves Education The problem: State education budgets are shrinking while the number of low-income schools in the public education system is growing. As problems go, it’s a hefty one and there are no easy answers. The voices in the debate range from wealthy charter school champions who eye the issue from 30,000 feet […]

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The Power of Digital Storytelling, With Kathy Schrock (plus a Zillion Resources!)

November 23, 2014

Keynote Inspires Teachers to Leverage Storytelling to Create Engaging Lessons That Stimulate Learning “A story can put your whole brain to work. And yet, it gets better …” – The Science of Storytelling It was my great pleasure to meet the amazing Kathy Schrock this week, and to experience her wonderful keynote presentation, “Telling the Story: […]

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Digital Learning and #EdTech Tweet Wrap for Week Ending 11-22-14

November 22, 2014

This week’s collection of inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets about education and instructional technology articles, resources, etc. (Originally posted on Twitter by @EmergingEdTech over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers). This week in our Tweet Wrap … a zillion Digital Story Telling resources from the amazing […]

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Doodle – Silly Name, Powerful Tool (for Finding Times to Meet, Work)

November 20, 2014

This Free, Easy Application Makes it Snap to Find Times and Dates When Everyone in a Group is Available Have you ever found it frustrating trying to get a group together and not being able to find a date and time that works for everyone? Have you had to run around in circles chasing emails […]

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Find Great Reusable Content With Creative Commons and This Easy Advanced Search Technique

November 18, 2014

Use Creative Commons Licensing to Find Images, Video, Audio, and Other Content you can use, Share, and Alter. Want an easy way to search out different kinds of content that users have published with the expressly stated right to re-use, edit, and otherwise share with permission? It’s probably easier than you think! By combining a […]

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Book Review – Developing Interactive Teaching and Learning Using the IWB

November 16, 2014

Excellent Professional Development Resource for Interactive White Board Users Book: Developing Interactive Teaching and Learning Using the IWB: a resource for teachers. Hennessy, Warwick, Brown, Rawlins & Neale (2014). Open University Press. The various chapters in this printed publication in combination with the references to relevant research and the variety of the well-documented, related online […]

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