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Digital Learning and Education Tweet Wrap for the Week Ending 11-08-14

November 9, 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 … what should a modern education look like? More potential for digital badges, digital […]

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Scholastic Success: Resources for College Students with ADD and ADHD

November 6, 2014

There are Many Resources Available to Help Students With ADD and ADHD You’re headed off to college, but there’s one little problem. You have trouble focusing, because you have ADD or ADHD. Where do you start? In high school, there were resources to help you. In college, things move at a much faster pace. You […]

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Why Schools Have to Introduce Students to Programming (3 Steps to Get Started)

November 4, 2014

Some Countries are Adding This Vital Skill Set to the Curriculum in Their Schools, but Many Are Lagging As technology becomes more prevalent, it is more and more important to educate our children in the field of computer science. According to Code.org, 90 percent of U.S. schools are not teaching any computer science in their […]

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The Lecture is Dead! Long Live the Lecture!

November 2, 2014

The Lecture Will Always be Around, as it Should Be, but it Should Also Keep Evolving From time to time I’ve derided the long, staid lecture here on the site. That’s not to say that a lecture can’t be enthralling and highly educational, but too often, they just aren’t. I suffered through many of these […]

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Instructional and Education Technology Tweet Wrap for the Week of 10-27-14

November 1, 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 … making blended learning work, why teachers matter more in the flipped classroom, 1,000+ […]

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What’s Next for the Tablet Niche in Education (Since the iPad Made it Matter)?

October 30, 2014

There are More Contenders to the Tablet Throne Available Every Day Classroom technology has changed tremendously over the past 20 years. While many schools used to offer a separate “computer lab” on campus, stocked with clunky Apple computers that played Oregon Trail, administrators have put the power in students’ hands — literally — by bringing […]

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Technology for the Core – Apps and Tools for the Literacy Curriculum Viewing Strand

October 28, 2014

A Wealth of Web and iPad apps to help with Teaching the Common Core Literacy Strands Dr. Melissa Comer and Dr. Leslie Suters are faculty members in the College of Education’s Curriculum & Instruction Department at Tennessee Tech University. They will be co-presenting the session “Common Core Literacy Integration with App Flows” at the 2014 […]

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8 Positive Findings from 4 Year 1:1 iPad Initiative

October 26, 2014

Student Use and Behavior Analysis Shows Positive Results from Methodical 1:1 iPad Program Implementation The Franklin Academy High School in North Carolina initiated a 1:1 iPad program at the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. Over the course of the following two years, the pilot was expanded to include all grades (9-12) in the high […]

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Education and Instructional Technology Tweet Wrap for the Week 0f 10-20-14

October 25, 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 … sink your teeth into a buffet of resources and techniques and a smorgasbord […]

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5 Ways NOT to Teach Like a Dinosaur

October 23, 2014

Are Your Lessons Interesting, Engaging, and Maybe Even a Little Fun? The days of overly long, bored-to-tears lectures are drawing to an overdue end. There are so many tools and techniques at our disposal to make learning more active and encourage more student participation and ownership of learning. Get students thinking, moving, and creating … […]

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