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Educational Alternatives to Pokémon Go
July 25, 2016 If you haven't heard of it yet, you may soon. Pokémon GO is a new mobile app (iOS and Android) that uses augmented reality and GPS to persuade players to physically walk around so they can collect virtual creatures called Pokémon. There are lo...
July 25, 2016. If you haven't heard of it yet, you may soon. Pokémon GO is a new mobile app (iOS and Android) that uses augmented reality and GPS to persuade players to physically walk around so they can collect virtual creatures called Pokémon. There are lots of pros and cons to this game, ...
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Excellent Resources to Help You Integrate Android Tablets in Your Teaching
July 24, 2016  If you are planning to integrate Android tablets in your instruction, the resource we have for you today will absolutely provide you with a solid starting ground. This is a collection of free lessons designed and provided by Google Training C...
July 24, 2016. If you are planning to integrate Android tablets in your instruction, the resource we have for you today will absolutely provide you with a solid starting ground. This is a collection of free lessons designed and provided by Google Training Centre to help teachers and educators ...
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20+ Tools and Apps for Creating Visually Appealing Mind Maps
July 17, 2016 Mind maps are great organization tools that students can use to structure and visualize their ideas and thoughts. They can be used for a variety of educational purposes. For instance, students can utilize them in pre-writing tasks to brainstor...
July 17, 2016. Mind maps are great organization tools that students can use to structure and visualize their ideas and thoughts. They can be used for a variety of educational purposes. For instance, students can utilize them in pre-writing tasks to brainstorm ideas around a given topic.
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Here's how to use Google Keep, and how to integrate Keep with Inbox to create one place for your emails and your task list.
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8 digital skills we must teach our children https://goo.gl/MKZHn3 
The digital content they consume, who they meet online and how much time they spend onscreen – all these factors will greatly influence children’s development.
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Everything Teachers Need to Know about Pokémon Go
July 21, 2016 Pokémon Go is a cultural phenomenon that has gained so much in popularity over the last few weeks. This is basically an augmented reality game that you can play through your smart phone. The app uses the coordinates of your GPS to determine yo...
July 21, 2016. Pokémon Go is a cultural phenomenon that has gained so much in popularity over the last few weeks. This is basically an augmented reality game that you can play through your smart phone. The app uses the coordinates of your GPS to determine your location in the real world and ...
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Digital Storytelling Wheel for Teachers
July 19, 2016 The digital storytelling wheel is a visual we created through Google Drawing based on a chart we have previously published here in EdTech and mLearning. The visual contains a number of educational apps and web tools that you can use with you s...
July 19, 2016. The digital storytelling wheel is a visual we created through Google Drawing based on a chart we have previously published here in EdTech and mLearning. The visual contains a number of educational apps and web tools that you can use with you students in class for digital ...
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Great Learning Activities to Use with Pokémon Go
July 3, 2016 Pokémon Go is the top trending virtual reality game right now. It has been making news since its release a few weeks ago and for us in education, the game is already promising. Several teachers and educators have already been experimenting with...
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OpenEd is a service that offers a huge catalog of standards-aligned lesson plans and other resources for teachers. Today, I received an email from OpenEd informing me of their new Google Docs Add-on called Lesson Plan Tool fo...
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Digital Citizenship Explained for Teachers
July 17, 2016 Today’s students spend a tremendous amount of time navigating the web. Internet has become a central part of their everyday life; from socializing to doing research, digital natives are in a constant state of connectedness. Whether this has go...
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CD editor's note: The following op-ed was submitted to the Wall Street Journal editorial department for publication but was politely rejected because it did not meet the "present needs" of the newspaper. It did, however, meet ours. And hopefully yours.
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Last month we posted a free digital citizenship poster for our educator community to download. The response we received after posting it was

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America Via Erica: Coxsackie-Athens High School Valedictory Speech 2010
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for the love of learning: Grading Moratorium
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Tech Transformation: Teachers as Leaders - part 1
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Math Reflections: Awards
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Our middle school staff just had a lively conversation about the possibility of making some changes to our student-led monthly award assembl

ROLE Reversal: Harvard study misses the mark
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Harvard study misses the mark. I have been known to complain about bad or misinterpreted research. Today, I came upon another flawed study,