Blended Learning & Technology

Twitter 101: How to Start Your Own Teacher Twitter Account
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Twitter 101: Start Your Own Teacher Twitter Account

Educators know the value of collaborating with colleagues—after all, these connections are often where we get our best ideas! As the education world becomes increasingly digital, teachers have more and more opportunities to connect with each other, whether they work in 

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Leveraging Social Media for Literacy
Friday, March 15, 2019
Leveraging Social Media for Literacy

Social media is an undeniable force in our students’ rapidly evolving digital world. Indeed, middle- and high-school educators are all too familiar with the sight of students texting, Snapchatting, and watching videos between class. But just how much time are students spending on social media?

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Fast and Furious: 5 Education Technology Trends to Watch for in 2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
Fast and Furious: 5 Education Technology Trends to Watch for in 2019

What trends can we expect to see in education in 2019? An online Forbes magazine piece from Daniel Newman, an analyst and researcher focused on the disruptive potential of technology, sought to determine what digital trends in education we should pay attention to in 2019, as well as which have...

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Educator, Innovator: How Teachers are Becoming Leaders in Edtech
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Educator, Innovator: How Teachers are Becoming Leaders in Edtech

What’s next in the world of educational technology? For the answer, look no further than your nearest classroom teacher. Educators have always been the primary source of product testing and feedback for edtech developers—after all, products that were designed for use in the classroom need buy-in from teachers!...

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5 Ways Edtech Helps Educators Target Early Reading Skills
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
5 Ways Edtech Helps Educators Target Early Reading Skills

You may have heard that third grade is a key time for shifting from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” That’s because it's the major transitional point at which information in academic textbooks used in school often becomes more complex than everyday conversational speech. Students who are reading proficiently...

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Practical Tips for Vetting Educational Technology
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Practical Tips for Vetting Educational Technology

Educational technology is an impossible-to-ignore phenomenon. However, trying to find an official definition for it is not easy, as you're likely to quickly get bogged down in potentially cumbersome terms. Consider this offering from EdTechReview, an online community devoted to supporting and nurturing the advancement of educational technology, which contends...

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Is it Worth it? The True Price of Free EdTech
Monday, August 20, 2018
Is it Worth it? The True Price of Free EdTech

“Free” edtech products can be a great resource for cash-strapped schools and parents—but what is their true cost? Let’s examine some of the models used by edtech developers that release their products for free, as well as how to get the best bang for your (lack of) buck.  Just remember...

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Anticipating and Answering Parent Questions about Edtech
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Anticipating and Answering Parent Questions about Edtech

Educators and school technology staff across the nation spend hours planning, fundraising, and designing innovative curricula that incorporate edtech, and they are often excited to start implementing programming as soon as they receive the tools to do so. While the benefits, processes, and outcomes associated with edtech may seem second-nature...

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