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App Ed Review May Roundup – Instructional “Helper” Tools

May 5, 2015

Looking for Rubric-Reviewed Apps to Help you be More Productive in the Classroom? This month we are examining a teacher’s best friend, instructional tool apps! The apps outlined below will help you with instruction while contributing to your productivity, pacing, and more. These instructional tools are just a few of our favorite teacher resource apps, […]

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Early Registration now Open for 2015 Teaching & Learning With the iPad Conference!

May 4, 2015

We’ve Lined up Another Great Conference This Year! We Look Forward to Seeing You There! Once again, the Franklin Academy is teaming up with EmergingEdTech to help deliver this fun and exciting annual education and technology conference. This will be the 4th year for the original all-iPad teaching and learning conference, and it promises to […]

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Technology and Education Tweet Wrap for the Week Ending 05-02-15

May 3, 2015

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). So much great content to share this week! A couple of pieces based on Sr. Ken Robinson’s new book, Cornell […]

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5 Empowering and Inspiring Videos for Students, Teachers from Soul Pancake

April 30, 2015

Inspire, Amaze, Learn, Change, Grow, Laugh … Need a little lift to get you through the day, the week, and propel you through to the end of the school year? I’ve so enjoyed the videos from Kid President, I wanted to check out some other content from Soul Pancake. I was not disappointed. These folks […]

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D2L Introduces Next Generation Adaptive Learning Technology in Brightspace LMS

April 29, 2015

Advanced Adaptive Learning Tool is one of Several Enhancements Targeted to Help Accelerate Attainment Rate to 60% D2L has just released its Spring 2015 update for its Brightspace LMS and has backed it up with a bold goal: “Given the current trajectory, the Administration’s target of 60% [degree attainment rate] by 2020 is in jeopardy […]

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April’s Favorite Teaching & Tech Videos – Focus: Overlooked Skills

April 28, 2015

This month we have a number of videos focused on skills that are too often overlooked in traditional schooling. Teaching Kids Entrepreneurial Skills This video shows how the BUILD Program is helping to achieve a 99% Graduation Rate for students who participate in their program, and a 95% college enrollment rate! Experts Tout Benefits of […]

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Wonder: A Search Engine Fueled by Research Experts – Save Time, Learn Anything

April 27, 2015

Wonder … a Search Engine Unlike Any Other! Wonder is a very different type of search engine. Instead of computer generated feedback, a real human being who is an expert researcher will find the best sources for you, and send them to you within an hour! You can spend less time reviewing the overwhelming number […]

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#EdTech and Teaching Tweet Wrap for Week Ending 04-25-15

April 26, 2015

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 our first two articles are particularly fascinating (IMHO): Why we need “Learning Engineers” – professionals who understand the […]

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How Cool is Voki?! Create Fun Talking Avatars for Classroom Use

April 23, 2015

I introduced Voki to EmergingEdTech readers back in 2011, and its overdue for another mention! This is a such a fun tool. Guest writer James Thompson offers a handful of approaches to using this unique application in teaching and learning. – KW Discover Voki, a fun, unique tool for your classroom and students. The idea […]

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Our Newest 3 Minute Tech Tool Tutorial: Screencast-O-Matic

April 22, 2015

Screencast-O-Matic Provides Free Screencasting, and Adds Additional Powerful Functionality for Just $15 a Year! This week on the Try-a-Tool-a-Week Challenge, we’re checking out Screencast-O-Matic. The Challenge is an easy, fun thing we’ve been doing on the site here in which anyone who signs up to get an email about each week’s new tool gets to […]

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