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6 Collaborative Social Tools for Student Writing & Collaboration Lessons, Assignments

June 18, 2015

Collaborative Software With Social Functionality can be a Powerful Asset in the Classroom Teachers who have taken the dive into education technology have infinite teaching and learning possibilities at their fingertips. One category of technology tools that is often purposefully avoided as an instructional asset is social media. What can hardly be avoided, however, is […]

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Unique, Affordable, Convenient Flipped Classroom PD – The 4 Week Online Workshop

June 17, 2015

“The Workshop Exceeded my Expectations” This is my fourth year of running the 4 Week Online Flipped Classroom workshops. It’s been a lot of fun and hundreds of educators have taken advantage of this very affordable and easy to access professional development opportunity. Teachers, trainers, technologists, administrators, and other educators regularly share encouraging feedback upon […]

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Live from UB Tech 2015, Where Student Success is the Emphasis

June 16, 2015

This Year’s Conference and Models of Excellence Awards Zero in on Student Success As I write this, I am attending the UB Tech 2015 conference in Orlando, Florida. This is my third consecutive year of attending and presenting at this higher education technology conference. This year I’ve been particularly pleased to see an increased focus […]

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Come Share YOUR Teaching With the iPad Tips and Techniques With Other

June 15, 2015

Call for Proposals Ends June 30 Do you use the iPad in your school or classroom? So many teachers and students are doing fun, creative things with iPads in the classroom. Each November, hundreds of educators gather in Raleigh, North Carolina and share their favorite tools, techniques and tips for making the most of the […]

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Tech and Teaching Tweet Wrap for Week Ending 06-13-15

June 14, 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’s wrap is tip-tastic! Tips for keeping gifted students engaged in mixed-ability classrooms, tips for managing your teaching career, tips for using PowToon, tips for motivating e-learners, tips for helping […]

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10 Techniques to Ensure That Your Lessons are as Dull as a Dishwater

June 11, 2015

Seriously, it’s our Job to Inspire Learning? We’ve all heard of or witnessed so many of these tired old approaches to delivering lessons. If you do happen to witness other educators sucking the will to learn out of students, please don’t just sit idly by. Weep openly, gnash your teeth, moan and shake our head, […]

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Dozens of Free Resources for Keeping Academic Skills Sharp Over the Summer Months

June 10, 2015

Creative Commons Licensed Image source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ABubble_3.jpg Don’t Let the “Summer Slide” Dull Those School Skills! This time of year I get a lot of requests for resources to help students keep up their school skills over the long summer months. I searched the web for the best resources, tips, and techniques I could find. I […]

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Announcing the Winners of the Try-a-Tool-a-Week Challenge!

June 8, 2015

Congratulations to All of Our Winners! From March through May, we ran the “Try-a-Tool-a-Week” Challenge here on EmergingEdTech, and it was a great success. Over 700 educators signed up to receive weekly email with a link to page that introduced a new free web app. Each tool was introduced with a brief description of its […]

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Teaching and Technology Tweet Wrap, Week Ending 06-06-15

June 7, 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 …motivating students and motivating teachers, using tech with a purpose, a treasure trove of Infographics, Einstein talks about learning and happiness, amazing technology predictions from Singularity U, and numerous free […]

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Why I Switched from Dropbox to SpiderOak

June 4, 2015

People Don’t Care Much About Encryption, Until They get Burned I’ve been a delighted Dropbox user for years. The functionality it offers is brilliant. If you want to be able to easily access and edit the same files from different computers and mobile devices like tablets and/or smartphones, you need this functionality. At no cost*, […]

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