7 Ways TikTok Can Be Used to Encourage Learning

Image by Stefan Coders from Pixabay For some teachers, using TikTok in the classroom seems an unappealing idea. It serves as a distraction for the […]

Clubhouse And Education: New App Has Exciting Potential For Today’s Educators

Have you heard the buzz? Maybe you are on the waitlist already, or maybe you have already explored the brand-new social media app Clubhouse. This […]

Does Social Media Use Lead to Depression for our Students? Help Prevent it!

Regular reader here know that I've shared a posts about this important topic. Socila media can be such a negative force in our world. In […]

Towards Compliant Instant Messaging in the Classroom

Instant messaging has become a big part of classroom life for many, and for a number of good reasons.  It allows a more immediate, two-way […]

Understanding the Effect Social Media Can Have on Developing Brains

Image source As the events of 2020 continue to unfold, daily life is changing in unprecedented ways. Overarching shelter-in-place and social distancing orders have left […]

Using a Social Annotation Platform for Pre-Class Reading Assignments

This effective use of digital technology can be applied to flipped, blended, and traditional classroom learning In last week's Future Trends Forum, guest Robert Talbert […]

Digital Footprints: 10 Steps for Making the Most of One’s Professional Online Presence

Image Source Students, Educators, and Professionals of all Stripes Can Learn, Share, Connect, and Enhance Their Professional Presence by Leveraging These Techniques We often remind […]

The Best Uses of EdTech: Giving Every Student a Voice

One meaningful use of education technology is the ability to change how students can share their voice After 10+ years of exploring and writing about […]

Exploring Messenger Kids – a Fun, Safe Messaging App Parents can Control with Ease

Free New Video Messaging App for Kids is Safe and Fun The folks over at WeAreTeachers asked me to check out this new offering from […]

Leveraging Social Media in Higher Education to Connect Students and Give them Voice and Choice

Social media can be a powerful enabler for students as long as you follow good practices I recently sat with Ken Bauer and had a […]

Here’s How Engaging Digital Tools Level the Playing Field

Six years ago, my school, Ames High School went one-to-one and handed every student a laptop. This was a major shift for many of our […]

The Best Resources, Sites, and Apps for Your Student Based on Their Learning Style

While there may be growing evidence that the idea of “learning styles” is a myth, Christine from CalPac has put together a great set of resources, and […]

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