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9 Disturbing Data Privacy and Security Concerns Educators Should be Aware of

January 31, 2017

Image Source “There’s folk out there who would do you harm … so I’ll sing you no lullaby” – Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull (No Lullaby, from Heavy Horses, 1977)   Technology is pretty awesome. I built my career largely around the intersection of information technology and the pursuit of excellence in management practices. Over […]

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Instructional Technology and Teaching Tweet Wrap, w/e 01-28-17

January 29, 2017

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 … consider how podcasting can build skills for students, consider a free antivirus app to increase your security (too many don’t pay enough attention to this until their personal […]

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How to Add “Time Tags” to Youtube Vids (so Viewers can Jump to Tagged Sections)

January 24, 2017

It’s Super Easy to Create These Simple ‘Bookmarks’ so Viewers Can Pop to Different Section of Your Video After finishing and posting the first Flipped Educator Spotlight video, someone suggested that I add “bookmarks” to make it easy for viewers to consume the content, jumping to sections with topics they are interested in. Loved the […]

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What Would You Change About Education if you Could Just Wave a Magic Wand?

January 23, 2017

As the new Year ushers in a Season of Change, we ask … if it Were in Your Power, What Would you Change About School and Teaching? On Friday, January 20th, we swore in a new President here in America, who happens to be one of the most controversial leaders we’ve elected in some time. […]

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Tech and Teaching Tweet Wrap w/e 01-21-17

January 22, 2017

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 … 5 dozen app-based lessons to explore, a look at the joys of Haiku deck Storify-style, the importance of “brain breaks”, using hand illustrated notes as a means for […]

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What Will it Take for Schools to Get Serious About “Healthy Homework” Levels?

January 18, 2017

Enough With the Excessive, Counter-Productive Homework Already. This year I’ve watched my daughter, a consistent 98 to 99 average student who is now in 8th grade and taking several honors courses, struggle with a burdensome level of homework. While I realize that there may be room for improvement in how efficiently she tackles her work, she […]

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8 Resources Exploring Learning Experience Design (LX Design)

January 17, 2017

LX Design Brings Together Numerous Learning Disciplines LearningExperienceDesign.com describes Learning Experience Design (LX Design) as, “the process of creating learning experiences that enable the learner to achieve the desired learning outcome in a human centered and goal oriented way.” This page from sixredmarbles.com takes a more utilitarian approach, explaining that LX Design is “a synthesis of instructional […]

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EdTech and Teaching Tweet Wrap, w/e 01-14-17

January 15, 2017

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 … it’s easier than you think to learn a bit about coding and to see if it has a place in your classroom. Familiar with FOMO, phubbing, and telepressure? […]

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4 Hugely Successful Businesses That Were Conceived in Student Dorm Rooms

January 12, 2017

So this one is a little off topic (i.e. not edtech), but … working in a career focused college myself, I get excited by stories of college students who innovate new business ideas while pursing their degrees! Hopefully these classic success stories inspire teachers to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit in their students! – KW Higher Education: […]

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How to Find the Parent-Teacher Communication App Your Classroom Needs

January 10, 2017

Jessica Meacham built a robust worksheet and did a lot of research to find the parent-teacher app that best fit her requirements.  Teacher Gets Serious About Comparing Apps to Find the Right one for her Classroom Needs As a trailblazer in classroom technology, it seems like I’ve tried every form of communication out there: printed […]

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