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3 Ways Assistive Technology is Helping Students with Dyslexia

September 8, 2016

Dyslexia is Less of a Challenge Than it Once was Thanks to These Technological Advances It’s a number that tends to jumps out at you: one in every five students has dyslexia. That means there’s bound to be at least one student with some sort of reading difficulty in pretty much every classroom. But teachers […]

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AppEd Review Roundup: New School Year, New Lesson Planning Tools!

September 7, 2016

Lesson Planning Doesn’t Have to be Hard … Here’s Help Whether you are a new teacher beginning to build your lesson plan portfolio, an established teacher learning the ropes for a new class, or a seasoned vet refining and adding to your lesson plan collection, nobody needs to lesson plan alone. This month, App Ed […]

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EdPuzzle 3 Minute TOOL-torial: Add Questions to Videos, Monitor Progress

September 6, 2016

EdPuzzle is Truly an Awesome Free Tool. See how Easy it is to use in our Newest 3 Minute TOOL-torial. EdPuzzle is a powerful free application that makes it a breeze to embed questions in YouTube and Vimeo videos, and require students to watch them before they continue watching. When students log in and watch […]

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Teaching and EdTech Tweet Wrap, w/e 09-03-16

September 4, 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 we’ve got a packed Wrap with lots of tech and teaching fun! Check out a “groundbreaking new guided curriculum that changes the way … preschool and elementary children develop essential […]

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Educators – Share Your Instructional Technology Success Stories!

September 1, 2016

We all Love to Hear From Other Practitioners About Their Meaningful Uses of Technology to Improve Learning As we head into a new academic year, I am reaching out to educators everywhere with hopes that many of you would like to share your favorite uses of tech in the classroom with your colleagues. Anyone who […]

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Exploring How Educators are Using Snapchat for Teaching and Learning

August 31, 2016

(Image Source) The Hugely Popular* Video, Image, and Text Chat tool is Gradually Finding a Place in our Classrooms *The third most popular social media platform (behind Facebook and Instagram), with popularity driven by the younger demographic, as 60% of Snapchat users are under 25, and 85% under 35, according to some sources.  Those of […]

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Social Listening: A Powerful, Free Classroom Learning Resource

August 30, 2016

At Your Fingertips: Live (Free) Feeds With Insights Into any Topic From, Resources Across the World If you want to know what the buzz is about current events, politics, sporting events, or anything else that’s going on, social listening can give you insights traditional media channels won’t, in a more real time manner. It can […]

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Want to Understand Blockchain Better? Watch Don Tapscott’s TED Talk.

August 29, 2016

(Image  Source) An Easy to Understand Explanation of the “Digitized Trust” Technology Poised to Change our World (and yes, That Includes Education). Don Tapscott is a brilliant, highly respected author and speaker who has excelled at peering into the future and helping folks like you and I understand how technology is changing the world. He’s […]

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Teaching and Technology Tweet Wrap, w/e 08-27-16

August 28, 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 in the Wrap, a couple of fun YouTube channels from teachers … one about History and another about Science (mostly Biology), plus a great intro vid from a first […]

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Addressing Foreign Language Learning Anxiety with Mobile Technology

August 24, 2016

App Enables Students to Practice Speaking in Private and Build Their Skills & Confidence We all have our preferred strategies and our little box of tricks to lower learning anxiety in the classroom. However, despite our best efforts to create a relatively stress-free environment, foreign language instructors may still fail to serve the needs of […]

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