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Announcing the New and Improved 2013 Edition of the Free Education Technology Resources eBook

This popular resource provides 115 pages of free applications and resources and insights into how educators are using them in today’s classrooms!

This digital booklet provides an introduction and easy access to many of the wonderful free applications and resources available on the Internet for teachers to use in and out of the classroom as part of the instructional and administrative process. The 2013 update of this eBook is loaded with new…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on February 25, 2013 at 5:38am — No Comments

Is Reverse Instruction Education Technology’s Perfect Storm?

Flipping the classroom is a technology-enabled technique that can make a significant difference in student learning and academic success, and is well suited for gradual widespread adoption.

Having been immersed in the world of education and instructional technologies for a good number of years now, I often think about which technologies can truly make a difference. Which technologies, or technology enabled techniques, are most likely to have a significant impact on student…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on April 9, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

15 Favorite iPad Apps As Selected By Teachers

Out of 125 responses from teachers indicating their top 3 apps, these are the apps that were listed most often.

 

Over the last few weeks, we ran a survey asking teachers to tell us about two or three of their favorite iPad apps that they use in an education-related context. Today we share the apps that were listed most often, and include some feedback from teachers regarding why they like them so much.

Come check out the complete listing …

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Added by Kelly Walsh on March 26, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Gathering input from teachers re: their favorite iPad apps (that they use in their roles as educators)

Hi Classroom 2.0 members! We're trying to gather an informed listing of iPad apps that educators like to use in their professional roles. We're also offering $25 Apple store gift cards to a couple randomly chosen survey takers, as a "thank you" bonus. If you use an iPad in an education related context, we'd love to have your input!…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on March 5, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

Announcing the 2012 Free Education Technology Resources eBook from EmergingEdTech

This year’s updated digital booklet contains 65 pages of articles and insights into dozens and dozens of the Internet’s best free Ed Tech resources.

Last year we published the first edition of this compilation of free web based apps and other resources for teachers, and this year we’re excited to offer an updated version.

We’ve added a lot of new content, including chapters focused on…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on January 30, 2012 at 6:20am — No Comments

The Twelve Days Of Ed Tech Christmas

Join us for a romp through the popular Christmas song, with an Education Technology twist!

- The 12 Days of Ed Tech Christmas -

12 Days Pic 1

 

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Added by Kelly Walsh on December 14, 2011 at 6:46am — No Comments

Succeeding With Reverse Instruction: Share Your Flipping The Classroom Story

Have you tried Flipping The Classroom? Tell us about it and have your story featured on EmergingEdTech!

 

Reverse Instruction, or “Flipping The Classroom” is a great way to leverage education technology and the idea has gained a lot of attention recently thanks to high-profile advocates like…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on November 2, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Which Education Technologies Do Educators Think Can Have The Biggest Impact (Survey)?

A different approach to the question of whether or not technology makes a difference in student learning and outcomes.

 

We want to know what YOU think – if you are a teacher, or work closely with teachers in a supporting role, please take a few moments to answer these 6 brief questions about which technologies, or technologically-related actions or…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on October 17, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

What technologies do YOU think can make the biggest difference in student learning?

Please tell us about the types of instructional and education technologies that you think can make the biggest impact on education.

 

There is a good deal of controversy and debate still surrounding the question of whether or not technology can make a difference in the educational process. At EmergingEdTech, we’d like to…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on September 21, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

10 Internet Technologies Educators Should Be Informed About – 2011 Update

These Technologies Are Changing Education. Are You Familiar With Them?

 

It’s been nearly two and half years since the publication of the first “10 internet technologies that educators should be informed about” article on this site and given the fast paced evolution…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on September 6, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Using The iPad As A Digital Whiteboard (Plus 4 Cool Free Apps To Use To Try It Out)

There are some nice free Digital Whiteboards apps available for the iPad. Free rocks.

 

I found myself wondering how the iPad might work as a Digital Whiteboard, to project, as well as to use collaboratively. I also wondered if there might be some free apps that provide this kind of functionality (there are so many decent free apps for the iPad).

 

First step, hit the App…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on August 29, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Seton Hill University’s iPad rollout – more insights from a model implementation

Follow up to last month’s article on Seton Hill’s well planned iPad rollout.

 

One of the breakout sessions I was most excited to attend at last month’s Campus Technology conference was the one titled, “…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on August 22, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

A Conversation With The Future and Microsoft’s Cameron Evans

Insights and observations from the CTO of Microsoft Education in the U.S.

 

I had the good fortune of attending an event described as a “Conversation With The Future” at the recent Campus Technology 2011 Conference. There were three of these special sessions offered, each with a senior leader from a different major player in the technology industry. Attendees were encouraged to participate in the dialogue, and each seat had a microphone available to facilitate…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on August 8, 2011 at 7:09am — No Comments

Looking forward to this week’s Campus Technology 2011 Conference

“CT 2011” is this week in Boston – I hope I get to see some of you there!

 

I’m excited about this year’s Campus Technology conference for several reasons. In addition to the usual variety of Break Out Sessions, and Technology Seminars, there’s an opening keynote by Michael Wesch (known to many through his wonderful ”…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on July 25, 2011 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

8 Great Free Digital Presentation Tools For Teachers To Try This Summer

This blog post saw a lot of traffic yesterday when I put it up, so I have to assume the interest level is high - figure'd I should share it here too! - KW

 

A mix of web apps that can help you make presentations that are fun, eye catching, and engaging (great for students too)!

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Added by Kelly Walsh on July 21, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

iPads in Education – Implementation Stories and Lessons Learned (continued)

Part Two of our look into results and best practices being generated from iPad rollouts in education.

 

ipads in education hows it going so far picture of ipad

 

Last week we started looking at rollouts of iPads in schools by searching out, reading, and summarizing…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on July 18, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

iPads In Education – How’s It Going So Far?

A growing number of schools have launched programs to provide iPads to students. What returns is this investment yielding?

 

There’s no doubt the iPad is a hot topic in education technology today. Just about every week, my preconfigured Google Alerts deliver stories about schools that have decided to provide…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on July 11, 2011 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Netsupport School provides teachers with easy centralized control of classroom computers

This “Classroom Management” app provides teachers the ability to instruct, monitor, and interact with students on classroom computers individually, in groups, or as an entire class.

 

Instructors at my school have often asked if there was an easy way they could turn off Internet access on the computers in our computer lab classrooms.…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on July 4, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

8 Great TED Talks About The Future Of Education And Teaching

These talks offer insights, concerns, and inspiration while discussing today’s educational practices and shortcomings, from a variety of perspectives.

 

TED is a nonprofit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading”, bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. If you’re not already a fan of TED, maybe these will open your eyes to this wonderful…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on June 13, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

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