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Jason Cross (MrCrossorg)
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Technology Education and Education Technology
Technology Education and Education Technology

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Hassle Free Diagnostic and Formative Assessment Data
Educators are being asked to use assessment data to drive instruction. From starting your class with diagnostic assessments, to keeping on track of progress with formative assessments, teachers know how important it is to understand student competency level...

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The Online Disinhibition Effect
When we interact in face-to-face settings, even though we might not know it, we are following unwritten rules of conduct.  These social rules have been established and enforced since our birth.  Although they are rarely sanctioned by an authority figure, th...

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Use a Technology Roll Call to Prevent Loss
Senario: Your school has invested money in a large scale technology implementation.  Student all have a device, and in some cases they are allowed to take them home.  Although the school and teachers are excited about using the technology, the actual use of...

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It is time for the VR Classroom
In January 2016, Oculus will be releasing the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality device that is as impressive as the name indicates.  Recently they also released the Oculus VR by Samsung.  A $99 device that transforms your cell phone into an amazing VR headset....

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The Decision to Move from Apple iPhone to Windows Phone.
I was an early adopter of smart phone technology.  I have cell phones from 1996 still sitting in a box at home that I sometimes admire for how they impacted my life.  I also keep those old phones as a reminder of how fast technology really moves.  It is fun...

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How Microsoft's Continuum Might Impact Educational Technology
Every teacher knows the frustration of texting in class.  Idle tech does the devils work.  The day of the cell phone basket, the place where students put their phones before entering class, might be a thing of the past. It is possible that teachers soon wi...

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Difficult Conversations at School
Last night I had the opportunity to join Oscar Cielos Staton and Dr. Greg Goins on a conversation about difficult conversations.  It was a great opportunity to look at some of the ways in which we approach those times at school where we are faced with tough...

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