How to have successful education Twitter chats

How to have successful education Twitter chats

You’ll have seen the hashtags for educational Twitter chats, #edchat this or #edutech that, where like-minded education-types gather for a pre-determined digital appointment to ...

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21st Century Learning with Explain Everything

21st Century Learning with Explain Everything

What does assessment look like in 21st Century education? With the rise of the Common Core and the PARCC tests, there is no question that we are living in an era of ...

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6 Reasons To Smile On The First Day Of School

6 Reasons To Smile On The First Day Of School

An age-old education adage claims that teachers are not supposed to let their students see them smile for the first eight weeks. Smiling implies weakness. Analogous to a drop of ...

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20 popular apps and web tools made by students

20 popular apps and web tools made by students

We talk about the importance of bringing technology into education on a regular basis. But why? What's the end goal here? Is it to improve learning outcomes, unlock new learning ...

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6 Ideas for Creating Math Centers

6 Ideas for Creating Math Centers

Recently, I published 10 New Ideas for Creating Literacy Centers. Suzy Brooks (@SimplySuzy) first introduced me to the concept of using technology to create learning centers ...

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5 reasons to use world builders like Minecraft in the classroom

5 reasons to use world builders like Minecraft in the classroom

We know our students love world builders like Minecraft in the classroom but should we acknowledge them as powerful learning tools for the classroom? Here are some ways you can ...

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This simple test shows why the iPad is a tool, not the whole toolbox

This simple test shows why the iPad is a tool, not the whole toolbox

I will make this a simple conversation. I will choose 10 qualities that a traditional educational technology resource should have. If the iPad has a quality in full, I will award ...

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Editor's choice Apple or Google: Which professional development program is for you?

Apple or Google: Which professional development program is for you?

It's not especially easy to quickly demonstrate your education technology skills when you're not in the classroom. Sure, you may know how to effectively integrate Google ...

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Just how big is the US education market?

Just how big is the US education market?

Whether you're a teacher, student, parent, or tech startup, you probably should know the answer to this question: just how big is the US education market? Is it a billion dollars? ...

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How I’m using the Apple Watch in the classroom

How I’m using the Apple Watch in the classroom

It was last Friday afternoon when the whispers began. "What on earth is he doing?", one teacher says. "It's like I'm watching Get Smart", said another. While one student was a ...

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