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The State of the iPad in Education in 2015

August 3, 2015

Creative Commons License Image Source With Competition Slowly Creeping in, How Goes it for the Behemoth of the Classroom Tablet Scene? When Apple released the iPad in 2010, they took the world by storm, adding another jewel to their crown as the world’s leading provider of technology. The iPad suddenly made the until-then-overlooked tablet market […]

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Weekly EdTech and Teaching Elite Tweets for 7-31-15

August 2, 2015

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: stress busting secrets, a cool free tool for adding your own commentary to selected parts of YouTube Videos (excellent for blended and flipped learning!), better peer reviews, making homework […]

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6 Excellent YouTube Channels Created by Inspired Teachers

July 30, 2015

Outstanding Math, Science, Art, History, and Social Studies Content for Flipped, Blended, or Traditional Classrooms! A HUGE “THANKS!” to Hip Hughes, who responded to a tweet I wrote the other day seeking great YouTube channels created by teachers. He singlehandedly provided what I needed for the post I wanted to write! Check out these outstanding […]

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Using Technology to Improve how the Brain Learns

July 28, 2015

Creative Commons license image source We’ve Only Just Begun to Explore the Ways in Which Technology can be Used to Improve How we all Learn It is common knowledge that an array of technological advancements have made many medical miracles a reality over the centuries. The ways in which technologies are being applied to solve […]

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Your Students Should Be Coding (Five Sites to Get Them Started)

July 27, 2015

Creative Commons Licensed Image Source “More important than the utilitarian function of filling job vacancies, though, is the pedagogical value inherent in coding.” “21st century learning” – it’s one of the hottest terms in education. The elements range from student-centered learning and accountability to technology and real-world application. Chief among the tenets is that students […]

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Tech and Teaching Tweet Faves, Week Ending 07-25-15

July 26, 2015

Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers. I’ve really been appreciating some of the interesting articles on the Singularity blog recently and several of these are shared in this week’s Tweet Wrap, along with a brilliantly simple “self […]

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Exploring Microsoft OneNote for Teaching and Learning

July 23, 2015

Creative Commons licensed image source Share, Brainstorm, Collaborate, Organize, for free, with OneNote. After being introduced to Microsoft OneNote at the UB Tech 2015 conference, I found myself really curious to learn more about it and take it for a test drive. My interest comes from two perspectives – one, as a tool for productivity […]

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Check Out How These Teachers and Students are Using Augmented Reality

July 21, 2015

Creative Commons licenses image source Augmented Reality is one of the most interesting and exciting tools emerging in the academic world today. Here are a handful of videos showing many fun, engaging ways in which educators and students are using this powerful digital technology. Shaw Wood Primary School use Aurasma throughout the school, and it […]

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CyberCrime is a People Problem – Raise Staff, Faculty, & Student Awareness

July 20, 2015

Resources to Help Protect Your School, Your Students, Colleagues, and Family At the recent NYSCIO conference, Reg Harnish, CEO of Grey Castle Security, presented an eye-opening session, Colleges Under Attack: Cybercrime in Higher Education. One point Harnish made loud and clear is that security and cyber crime are not technology problems, they are really people problems. […]

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Teaching and Technology Tweet Wrap, Week Ending 07-18-15

July 19, 2015

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 … why teachers make the best ed tech admins, how Minecraft prepares students for jobs that don’t exist yet, finding your teaching “superpower”, secrets of active learning classroom design, […]

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