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Bringing Project Based Learning to Life in the Social Studies Classroom

May 12, 2016

(Image Source) Project Based Learning can Enhance Learning in any Subject – Here we Check out an Approach for Social Studies Most adults today, even many educators, were never exposed to project-based learning during their own schooling years. And so, it can be a bit hard to grasp the concept and to understand its benefits. […]

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10 Popular and Fun #EdTech Slideshare Presentations from EmergingEdTech

May 10, 2016

Slideshare is a Wonderful Free Resource for Educators The widely used Slideshare presentation sharing format is a great way to make your PowerPoint presentations or other files available for easy web-based access, and get statistics on views. In addition to PowerPoint files, Slideshare imports PDF files, Word files, Open Office files, and text files. Teachers have […]

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Technology and Teaching Tweet Wrap, Week Ending 5-7-16

May 8, 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 … check out the new Q&A function in Google Slides, strategies for lowering test anxiety, more excellent free higher ed textbooks from OpenStax (this is OER done right!), more […]

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App Ed Review Roundup: Chemistry Tools

May 4, 2016

This Month: Rubric-Assessed Smartphone & Web Apps for CHEMISTRY Think chemistry can’t be taught using instructional technology? Think again. This month, we’re sharing four of our favorite chemistry resources for creating reactions, safely mixing volatile chemicals in virtual labs, learning elemental symbols/facts, and directing students through in-class experiments. Your students will go Ba.Na.Na.S. for these Dy.N.Am.I.Te. […]

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The Power of Electronic Speaking Portfolios in the Language Classroom

May 3, 2016

Learning a new Language can be Quite Challenging. But Assessing Progress Doesn’t Have to be … Let’s face it: we live in a time of evidence-based teaching. Parents, administrators, and students alike now more than ever demand clear learning outcomes and, more importantly, hard evidence that we’re meeting these objectives. Naturally, when it comes to world […]

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80% of Students See Grade Rise With New Note Taking Technology

May 2, 2016

University of Nevada Students Navigate a More Successful Note Taking Strategy The need for more support and time to record and absorb lecture and study information was initially observed in my work with the limited number of students attached to our disability resource center. However, since the introduction of our initiative, there has been an […]

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Teaching and Tech Tweet Wrap, Week Ending 04-30-16

May 1, 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 … writing notes by hand is better for learning (how about using a stylus? best of both worlds?), characteristics of top notch PD, AppEd Review launches the “App Teacher” […]

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5 Google Tools to Support All Levels of Reading

April 27, 2016

Technology and Reading Can Complement Each Other Well, With a Little Conscious Design Reading is multidimensional: it entails decoding of each sound, reading those sounds at an appropriate pace (fluency), then knowing how to interpret each of those word parts in order (morphology and syntax) to understand what you have read (comprehension). Beyond that, it requires […]

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5 Ways for Teachers to Take Back the Computerized Classroom

April 26, 2016

Ever found yourself frustrated by the wall of technology between your students and your teaching? In this article, Steffen Hedebrandt provides 5 ways to take back the classroom and succeed with your teaching in a way that grasps your students’ attention. Teaching has changed a lot in the last 20 years. In the 90’s, we got […]

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Teach Your Students New Languages With These 5 New Apps  

April 25, 2016

Learning a new Language Doesn’t Have to be a Challenge with These Apps Language learning is a process that can stymie even the most dedicated student, but that doesn’t have to be the case. There are many applications that make this frustrating process a lot easier for students of all ages and skill levels. These […]

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