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3 Ways AR works in real-life classrooms

In my last blog on augmented reality I bemoaned the overly enthusiastic predictions that AR will revolutionize the classroom. As a counterpoint, and in the […]

How single parents can help their kids find fun, educational online activities

Helping kids find safe activities online isn’t always easy; these days, with social media and social gaming, it can be difficult to find kid-friendly spots […]

The surprising power of humor over the learning process

Today I thought I’d literally lighten the mood, and explore the role of laughter and humor in learning. There is little success where there is […]

12 Rules of effective Instructional Technology Coaching

Instructional Technology Coaching (ITC) is a prevalent method of deploying on-going professional development for teachers, with a specific focus on the integration of technology into […]

How tracking academic performance can nip (cyber)bullying in the bud

Bullying is a prevalent problem in American public schools. This behavior has negative effects on the academic performance of those who are bullied and can […]

1st Grade digital PBL: Does it work?

Project-based learning, as we have often examined in this blog, is a powerful way to not only impart information, by exploration, but has the added […]

Teacher tricks: Grading & assessment

Welcome to the third and final post in this series focusing on teacher workload, and how technology can assist teachers with the three greatest time […]

Understanding the fundamentals of student-centered learning

This post was originally published in QA Education MAgazine, on October 25, 2017. The educational system of today was perfect for yesterday. Students need to […]

Teaching tricks: Better data strategies to ease teacher workload

We need to talk about teacher stress and workload. It’s a serious, and not very well publicized, crisis that is bleeding the education system of […]

Teacher tricks: Better lesson planning to ease teacher workload

In my last post we examined the eye-popping statistics to do with teacher job satisfaction, and the resultant impact on losses in the teaching profession, […]

World Backup Day March 31st: Student data security

Child identity theft: the hidden threat that is more common than one may think. It is becoming more important than ever to be mindful of […]

7 PROs and CONs of m-learning in the classroom

Mobile learning is generally defined as training or education conducted via a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet, generally connected to a wireless […]