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Is Tech Distracting Your Students?

Is Technology More of a Detractor Than Enabler in Your Classrooms? The mobility of today’s electronic devices has increased their adoption dramatically across many settings, including educational s

  • September 01, 2016|
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Deploying Devices With Direction

Beyond Set It and Forget ItArming students with tablets or other devices is just one step in what should be a strategic approach to ensure that the devices are properly incorporated into the learn

  • June 28, 2016|
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Come One Technology, Come All Technology

Is It Time to Embrace Smartphones in the Classroom?A recent Educause study showed that, while more than 50 percent of the faculty surveyed prohibited or discouraged the use of mobile devices in

  • April 05, 2016|
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The Pros and Cons of Paper vs. Digital Textbooks

A Difficult Read: Balancing the Tradeoffs Between Textbooks and eBooksThis is part two of a two-part series.The promise of digital textbooks or eBooks is enormous—rich, immersive experiences

  • March 28, 2016|
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Avoid Distraction in the App Store

Education From the App Store? Buyer BewareIn an app-store study of Apple, Google and Amazon, Sarah Vaala and Anna Ly from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop analyzed 200 apps designed

  • February 05, 2016|
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What’s the Deal With Lesson-Sharing Sites?

Buyer—and Seller—Beware!Coming up with new, continually innovative and engaging lesson plans each semester can be trying to say the least. But teachers know that, especially in this fast-paced

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Disney: Making Coloring Books Cool Again

This Isn’t Your Grandpa’s Coloring Book!How do brands like Disney (founded in 1923) and Crayola (founded in 1885) stay relevant decades after they were first launched? By continuing to innovat

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Successful eLearning: Keep It Simple

Simple Tips to Get Your eLearning Points AcrossTechnology can be both an aid and a barrier; here one learning provider offers tips on how to use technology most effectively without overburdening

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Will Online ELL Tests Improve Assessment Abilities?

Looking for Lessons Learned From Two Online Proficiency Assessment InitiativesIn November, WIDA (the World Class Instructional Design Assessment Consortium), launched an online language assessment

  • January 27, 2016|
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Educational Use: Laptops vs. Tablets

Laptops Still Rule in the Classroom, But Don’t Dismiss the Potential Impact of TabletsA Pearson poll, by Harris Poll, shows that 52 percent of college students own tablets; however, only about

  • January 22, 2016|
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