Bringing Together Learning Science and Technology to Envision “Education 3.0”

March 30, 2014

Sharing Reflections and Fun Takeaways from Dr. Jeff Borden’s Inspiring Keynote Presentation at NERCOMP 2014. Have you ever stumbled across an insight into how people learn that makes you stop and think, “Why don’t educators incorporate that into how we teach”? When educators come across unexpected information about how the learning mind, these revelations typically […]

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Education and Instructional Technology Tweet Wrap for the Week of 03-24-14

March 29, 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). An abundance of great tools, tips, news, and thought pieces this week! 30 Of The Best […]

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Catching up on Today’s Top Interactive Whiteboard Brands

March 27, 2014

The Digital White Board Became a Fixture in Many K-12 Classrooms in the First Decade of the new Century, but are They Still Relevant Today? Digital whiteboards have been a part of education for well over a decade now. When they were first introduced, these large, interactive displays allowed teachers to deliver — and their […]

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Gamifying the Classroom with Minecraft – the Possibilities are Powerful and Endless!

March 25, 2014

The Popular Virtual World Game is Gaining the Attention of Educators at a Quickening Pace, and For Good Reason. Minecraft is showing up with increasing frequency in education technology related social media and blog content. The gamification of education is a hot topic, ripe with possibilities for increased engagement and learning, and Minecraft is a […]

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5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy

March 23, 2014

These Fun, Free Web Applications Make it Quick and Easy to Create Cool Learning Content (Watch out Though, Other Teachers Will be Banging Down Your Door Looking for Tips). Do you know a teacher who just always seems to know about the latest technology, and makes it look so easy to produce cool content that […]

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Education and Instructional Technology Tweet Post Roll Up for the Week of 03-17-14

March 22, 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). Geddit – Quickly Gather Feedback from Students: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/03/geddit-quickly-gather-feedback-from.html#.UyymE4XrIg9 “It spread like wildfire.” A district rollout that […]

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Do Video Lessons Reinforce Learning, or Just Reinforce Pre-existing Incorrect Understanding?

March 20, 2014

What Goes on in a Student’s Mind as They Watch an Instructional Video may be Different Than you Think! Have you ever shown a video to a classroom of students and heard one or more of them say, “I already know this stuff”? While the video plays, these students are likely to daydream, surf their […]

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Competency Based Education (the Next Game Changer) – Can it Succeed on a Large Scale? (Part 2 of 2)

March 18, 2014

Competency, Proficiency, Mastery … by any Name These Programs Offer Exciting Potential for Education. In Sunday’s article, we briefly considered the exciting potential of Competency Based Education and considered some of the hurdles and barriers it must overcome to evolve into a larger scale success. Today we take a look at a couple of early […]

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Is Competency Based Education the Next Game Changer on the Horizon? Can it Succeed?

March 16, 2014

This Innovate Model has Exciting Potential and is Gaining Momentum, but it Requires Embracing Change in Order to Succeed Many educators (myself included) are exciting about the possibilities that Competency Based Education has to offer. The idea of providing a more flexible approach to learning and degree attainment, when carefully implemented, is probably the most promising […]

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Instructional and Education Technology Tweet Wrap for the Week of 03-10-14

March 15, 2014

This week’s collection of Education and Instructional Technology articles and resource Tweets. (Originally posted on Twitter by @EmergingEdTech over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers). Education reform requires engagement: http://www.idahopress.com/members/education-reform-requires-engagement/article_aae70980-a8b0-11e3-96b6-0019bb2963f4.html Expert: Technology evolving faster than schools (#video): http://www.myfoxlubbock.com/news/local/story/LISD-technology-community-partner-education/443_0Yv-O0afdnSI8WK9mw.cspx Adaptive learning, digital badges and free online courses don’t spell doom […]

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