Intelligent Tutoring Systems – Can They Work For You?

Saturday, March 29, 2014
emerging technologies

An effective tutor knows not only when a response is incorrect but how a student might have been led to select it. She continues to present the student with problems that test a particular concept until she has determined that the student has mastered that concept. She poses questions, analyzes…

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Challenges of Integrating Technology Into Learning: Interview with Anne Mirtschin

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Anne Mirtschin is a blogger, teacher and IT guru from Australia. She is passionate about rural education, global education and the immersion of technology into learning, and recently won the ICTEV and ACCE Australian Computer Educator of the Year award. Mirtschin also hosts Tech Talk Tuesdays, a weekly online webinar,…

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Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat: An Interview with Kim Cofino

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Kim Cofino is an Ed-tech expert with 14 years of experience in the field. She has taught in schools all over the world, including in Germany, Malaysia and Thailand.  She currently works as a Technology and Learning coach at an international school in Japan, where she helps coordinate a Connected Learning…

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Why Students Should Be the Primary Agents in Their Own Education: Interview with Robert Talbert

Saturday, March 22, 2014

This week Robert Talbert, Associate Professor of mathematics and seasoned edu blogger, was kind enough to share some of his views on education and learning, the implementation of new teaching methods, and the pros and cons of the MOOC movement that has been ruffling feathers in higher education over the…

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Integrating Social Media Into the Classroom: An Interview with Robert French

Saturday, March 22, 2014

 This week’s interviewee is none other than Robert French; PR and social media specialist, and one of the web’s very first PR education bloggers. French is a public relations instructor in the Department of Communication and Journalism in Auburn University’s College of Liberal Arts. He started blogging before most people…

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On The Potential and Hurdles of the Flipped Classroom: An Interview with Flipped Learning’s Jonathan Bergmann

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

This week we talked with Flipped Learning’s Jonathan Bergman; teacher, writer and educational coach who is passionate about helping educators figure out what is best for their students in their classroom. Bergmann has over 24 years of experience as a high school science teacher and in 2002 he received the…

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iPad Apps For Education: 20 Apps (Games) for Play-based Learning

Monday, January 21, 2013

Even though older adults might still carry a negative association with video game consoles and devices, today’s technology is vastly different than it was 20 years ago. Apps have exploded on the scene, and while there are plenty of time wasting games available on the market, today’s offerings also include…

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10 Tips On How To Teach International Students Effectively

Thursday, November 22, 2012
Giving student feedback

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jill Rooney of Open Academic. Many people argue that globalization is great because it brings people from all over the world together in new collaborative projects. Online education does this too, so it’s a natural that the two should connect. That’s why…

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School Fundraising Ideas: 13 Unusual Ways to Raise Money for Your School

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
School fundraising idea: dress up

Do you need money for new musical instruments or equipment for the science lab? Before you order those candy bars, consider doing something out of the ordinary. You can make your fundraiser stand out by doing something no other group at your school has done before. Here are 13 unconventional…

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20 Out of the Box Ideas to Use Instagram in Your Classroom

Monday, October 29, 2012

It is no secret that the up and coming generation is hooked into social media. Teachers who want to reach their students must continue to evolve their curriculum for the world now- not as it was five or ten or fifteen years ago. Despite the negative connotations that Facebook and…

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