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Education Technology Tweet Wrap for Week Ending 01-22-16

January 24, 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 … learn how to download your Google data, explore characteristics of project based learning that works, check out dozens of fun activities that let students reflect on their learning, […]

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Eliminating Tests Through Continual Assessment

January 21, 2016

We’re at an inflection point with our approach to testing and measurement … “Common Core was such a good idea,” remarked a middle school administrator I recently spoke with. “But then the testing ruined it.” My colleagues and I at Edulastic hear this all the time, as we continue to provide teachers, administrators, and school […]

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16 Things I Love About the 2016 National Education Technology Plan

January 19, 2016

The 2016 NETP is Packed with Important Ideas, Good Examples, and Smart Partnerships The DOE’s Office of Education Technology recently published the 2016 National Education Technology Plan. The plan is titled, “Future Ready Learning. Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education”. While “love” is not a word many of us in the world of education may often use […]

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Digital Teaching and Learning Tweet Wrap for Week Ending 01-16-16

January 17, 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, several flipped class articles examining the technique from various perspectives, a look at the advanced Google search “site” parameter with Alan November, a college dashboard that goes well beyond […]

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A Quality Free Tool for ESL and EFL Placement Testing

January 14, 2016

Online ESL Teaching Aid Offers Thoughtfully Designed Placement Test My name is Kris Jagasia and I’m a co-founder of Off2Class (an ESL tool for teachers). Recently we released a Free ESL Placement Test that could be of interest to many ESL teachers struggling to find the right curriculum to teach their students. Like many ESL […]

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10 Time-Proven Moodle Plugins for Teachers and Students That You Don’t Want to Miss

January 13, 2016

Image source Making the Most of Moodle With Plug-Ins I thought these plugins, and Leona’s insights, would be of interest to some Moodle users and applaud Leona’s willingness to experiment with them. Of course, readers need to pay heed to their institution’s policy on plugins before running down this path. We always test them in a […]

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14 Favorite Plugged-In Technology and Education Experts on Twitter

January 12, 2016

Twitter is … a “Self Paced Research/Learning Tool”. Follow These Smart and Savvy Folks and Learn Every Day! It has never been easier to tap into knowledgeable experts in many fields who are more than happy to share what they know. Being consistently exposed to ideas and insights from educators, technologists, innovators, leaders, and passionate professionals […]

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Education and Technology Thought Leader Interview: Steven W. Anderson of Web20Classroom

January 11, 2016

Exploring the Exciting “Web20Classroom” World of Steven W. Anderson Steven W. Anderson is known to many as the “Web20Classroom” guy. He has been recognized by the Huffington Post as an educational evangelist, and helped to create #edchat, a weekly education discussion on Twitter that often brings in 500 or more participants. Anderson has received a […]

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Digital Teaching and Learning Tweet Wrap for the Week Ending 01-09-16

January 10, 2016

Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers. So much to delve into in this week’s Tweet Wrap … is Google becoming the “operating system” for K-12 in the US?, spend some time in the world of Famous Explorers […]

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APP Ed Review January Round Up – Vocabulary Apps!

January 7, 2016

Breathe Some New Life into Vocabulary Instruction At App Ed Review, we see a new year as a new opportunity, and that has inspired us to think about vocabulary. Yes, vocabulary! While it may not be the most “jazzy” thing to teach, we think that educational apps have the power to breathe some new life […]

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