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Technology for the Core – Apps and Tools for the Literacy Curriculum Viewing Strand

A Wealth of Web and iPad apps to help with Teaching the Common Core Literacy Strands Dr. Melissa Comer and Dr. Leslie Suters are faculty members in the College of Education’s Curriculum & Instruction Department at Tennessee Tech University. They will be co-presenting the session “Common Core Literacy Integration with App Flows” at the 2014 […]
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8 Positive Findings from 4 Year 1:1 iPad Initiative

Student Use and Behavior Analysis Shows Positive Results from Methodical 1:1 iPad Program Implementation The Franklin Academy High School in North Carolina initiated a 1:1 iPad program at the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. Over the course of the following two years, the pilot was expanded to include all grades (9-12) in the high […]
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Getting ready for the EDEN Research workshop

I’m now in England, about to attend the EDEN Research Workshop on research into online learning that starts tomorrow (Sunday) in Oxford, with the event being hosted by the UK Open University, one of the main sources of systematic research in online learning. (EDEN is the European Distance and e-Learning Network) This is one of my favourite […]
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5 Ways NOT to Teach Like a Dinosaur

Are Your Lessons Interesting, Engaging, and Maybe Even a Little Fun? The days of overly long, bored-to-tears lectures are drawing to an overdue end. There are so many tools and techniques at our disposal to make learning more active and encourage more student participation and ownership of learning. Get students thinking, moving, and creating … […]
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You Can Be in Five Places at Once – Differentiation Made Easy

Creating a Modified Flipped Classroom with Short Recordings Kelly Del Gatto received her B.S. in Elementary Education in 2010 and just completed her Masters of Education in Educational Technology in March 2014. She will be presenting the session, “How to teach in 5 places at once using an iPad, Educreation, and Edmodo” at the Teaching […]
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The strengths and weaknesses of MOOCs: Part I

How many times has an author cried: ‘Oh, God, I wish I’d never started on this!’? Well, I wanted to have a short section on MOOCs within a chapter on design models for teaching and learning in my online textbook, ‘Teaching in a Digital Age‘ and it is probably poetic justice that the section on MOOCs […]
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What students learned from an MIT physics MOOC

Colvin, K. et al. (2014) Learning an Introductory Physics MOOC: All Cohorts Learn Equally, Including On-Campus Class, IRRODL, Vol. 15, No. 4 Why this paper? I don’t normally review individual journal articles, but I am making an exception in this case for several reasons: it is the only research publication I have seen that attempts to […]
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3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tutorial – Socrative (Student Response System)

Check out how Easy This Popular Free Tool is for Gathering Student Feedback During Class or Giving ‘Live’ Quizzes Socrative is a powerful yet simple Student Response System that lets students respond to ‘quick questions’ or full quizzes using smart phones, tablets, or computers. Teachers love it – its very popular. Check out the newest […]
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Review of ‘Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda.’

Zawacki-Richter, O. and Anderson, T. (eds.) (2014) Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda Athabasca AB: AU Press, pp. 508 It is somewhat daunting to review a book of over 500 pages of research on any topic. I doubt if few other than the editors are likely to read this book from cover to cover. It is more […]