The (Anti)Power of Internet: How To Teach Your Students to Use It Wisely

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Tweet More than three billion people worldwide use the internet every day; with the click of a button anyone, anywhere, can access a wide array of websites on multiple devices. As a teacher, this can benefit you. Being able to show your students ways to research things on suitable sites such as Wikipedia adds a […]

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Building Modern Artists: 3 ways to encourage creativity through tablets

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Tweet As mobile technology becomes an important platform for education, many educators are now maximizing devices for learning processes inside the classroom. Based on a 2014 research by Ofcom, one in three children owns a tablet device and that figure is expected to double in the coming years. A good tool for subject discussion, mobile […]

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Essential Classroom Tools that Enhance Children’s Learning Abilities

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Tweet What we learn often has a lot to do with how we learn it. For many, learning equals school and school equals – a sole teacher, a bunch of students, a chalkboard, desks, a table and chair for the teacher and maybe a cupboard to store coursework, tests and other pedagogical tools. But this […]

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The Arts Belong in STEM!

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Tweet Today’s post is a teaser for the post I have written for Education Closet, and is a sneak peek of my upcoming presentation at the 2014 Connectivity Conference: gathering STEAM.  I hope you join us this July! STEM was designed with integration in mind.  It is creating a lesson that incorporates the best of […]

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Teaching Resources: Tutoring, Social Media and More

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Tweet When we think of teachers, we think of classrooms, instructions, lesson plans, etc. But a teacher is so much more than a mere presenter of information. A true teacher aims to inspire and motivate, to provide students with a better life through learning and education, to guide and advise. Good teachers know how to relate to […]

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Should Social Media Be a Course in Schools?

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Tweet Social Media has so many possibilities for educators and students alike on both a professional and personal level.  But with these opportunities comes responsibility.  Today, Ken Meyers brings this guest post that highlights some things to consider as we acknowledge and encourage the use of social media in our classrooms and beyond.  ~EMP As […]

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Plan Ahead: 7 Online Tools To Streamline Your Teaching

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Tweet Various studies have shown that by making lessons more technology based and interactive, teachers can increase their pupils’ level of engagement with any given subject. Teachers can also utilize online applications to help them plan and organize their day to day tasks. However, with the teaching tools market rapidly expanding and new apps and […]

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Integrating Arts and Tech Simultaneously: Four Lesson Ideas

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Tweet Many teachers support both arts and tech integration. However, they don’t realize the two subjects can be integrated together. They become trapped thinking arts integration is analog and tech integration is digital; the former is fingerpainting, making music and dancing while the latter is calculating, researching and programming. However, there are numerous ways to […]

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Growing Up Online: the Tidal Wave of Devices in the Classroom

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Tweet  A tech infused education is important, but so is some good old-fashioned face to face time.  Here is a great post from a guest blogger who shares her perspective on the matter.  Be sure to comment and let us know yours!  ~EMP As internet companies like Google and Bing grow from startups into institutions, […]

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