Weekly Resources to Kick Off August

This may have been our busiest week of the summer! Our inaugural EdTechTeacher Summit kicked off in Chicago on Monday with a day of Pre Conference Workshops followed by two days of keynotes, concurrent sessions, Innovation Labs, and more at the Navy Pier. Over 350 attendees, presenters, and vendors gathered to learn from each other about the future […]

Weekly Resources for Summer Learning

EdTechTeacher News What do Texas, California, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Illinois, Iowa, and Ontario have in common? We had workshops or presentations in all of them this week!  Shawn McCusker and Greg Kulowiec continued our Summer Workshop Series in Chicago with The iPad Classroom. Then Tom Daccord led Teaching History with Technology at the end of the week, and Samantha Morra led The Flipped Classroom & Innovative Instruction. Next week we have 4 workshops […]

Beyond Blocking: Social Media Schools – From Patrick Larkin & Beth Holland on Edudemic

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This post first appeared on Edudemic. Social media pervades all aspects of modern society, particularly with the rapid influx of mobile devices. If used in meaningful and appropriate ways, it can transform a student’s learning experience, improve communication with parents and community members, as well as support professional growth. However, teachers and administrators also confront […]

Free Collaborative Video Creation with iPads – From Greg Kulowiec on Free Technology for Teachers

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This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. Publishing student video that is created with iPads can be a challenging process, especially with younger students. Even schools that are Google Apps typically decide to turn off YouTube uploads to the student accounts. However, with the use of a handful of free applications, students can […]

The Role of the Real World in a Digital Classroom – from Beth Holland & Greg Kulowiec on Edudemic

This post, co-authored by Greg Kulowiec & Beth Holland, first appeared on Edudemic. Lately, when talking with teachers about bringing mobile devices into their classrooms, a common concern has surfaced – that connections to the physical world are being sacrificed by over-emphasizing the digital. These thoughtful educators have raised excellent questions about screen time, losing […]

Subtext & Tellagami – Two Apps to Attack Reading Comprehension – from Holly Clark on Free Technology for Teachers

This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. Subtext and Tellagami are two amazing free apps that can expand the way you discover information about each student’s reading comprehension. By using their combined power, students can produce and publish valuable information about their reading comprehension to help their teachers better understand them as learners. […]