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    Julie DeNeen has her bachelor's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of New Haven. She spent several years working for a local Connecticut school at the district level, implementing new technologies to help students and teachers in the classroom. She also taught workshops to teachers about the importance of digital student management software, designed to keep students, parents, and teachers connected to the learning process.

    You can find out more about her @jdeneen4 and Google+.

    Here are my most recent posts:

  • Shimon Schocken On The First MOOC

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    October 25th, 2012 No Comments Other

    Pronouncing this acronym may feel a bit awkward and “cow-like”, but Massive Open Online Courses (pronounced Moo CK’s) are a growing trend in the education technology world, proving they are anything but “awkward cows”. MOOC’s are online education courses developed and promoted freely on the Internet. An instructor writes a curriculum (slides, lecture notes, video,… Read More

  • Conducting Your Class Online: 10 Online Hangout Tools To Get Started

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    October 24th, 2012 No Comments Other

    As more classes go online, the demand for web conferencing and video chat software is on the rise. The following list is a compilation of 10 different solutions, ranging from full-service professional solutions to free open-source “tech-free” hangouts for the classroom. All of these options bring students closer together with integrated audio, video, and file… Read More

  • Using YouTube To Educate…and Test?

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    October 16th, 2012 No Comments Other

    What if your college professor told you that your take home exam was on YouTube? The popular video site may currently be one of the biggest distractions students try to avoid during midterms and finals, but it may not stay that way. Anthony Ha, author at TechCrunch wrote about a new beta test feature on… Read More

  • Holistic Teaching: 20 Reasons Why Educators Should Consider a Student's Emotional Well-Being

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    October 15th, 2012 No Comments Other

    Educators and policy makers are starting to realize that the current educational system doesn’t necessarily guarantee a well-balanced and healthy adult, even if grades show that a student has learned the concepts. Psychologists especially, insist that education models take into account the whole person. Here are 20 reasons why. 1. Emotions impact learning The brain is… Read More

  • Will the Quality of Education Decline With Competition From Online Providers?

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    October 10th, 2012 No Comments Other

    Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, a community college professor in Naugatuck CT, is enjoying the benefits of technology in the classroom. A recent article in the Savannah Morning News outlined her thoughts. This professor doesn’t just use the Web for research; she requires all papers be digitally uploaded. Tests are given online, and study notes and links are all… Read More

  • Are We Teaching Kids To Be Too Dependent on Technology?

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    October 4th, 2012 No Comments Other

    Edudemic writer Jeff Dunn recently wrote an article about a technology bus that is making headlines at a middle school in Mississippi. This bus, sponsored by the tech-ed company Promethean, is a vehicle filled with products that enrich the classroom through the latest technology tools, gadgets, and software. While it may be a smart marketing tool… Read More