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Why Do Students Really Take Selfies?

You may currently be entrenched in back-to-school craziness, but if you find the time to pick your head up out of your piles of (hopefully paperless) paperwork and organization tasks, you’ll see your students taking selfies left and right. If you’re not clear on the selfie trend yet, you can do a little bit of […]

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3 Recommended TED Talks On Mental Health

Ever since Robin William’s untimely demise last month, there has been a huge influx of articles, blog posts, and resources on mental illness floating around in the vast expanse of the interwebs. From this David Wong piece ‘Why Funny People Kill Themselves’ to the many discussions on the stigma of mental illness, there are a […]

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A Flipped Classroom? Or Should It Be Sideways?

The traditional model of teach we’re familiar with is that of the teacher in front of the class, lecturing and assigning homework for students to do once they leave the classroom. The teacher has full control over their learning process. Or do they? Teachers who seem to have full control over their student’s learning often […]

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Giveaway: Get A Free Copy Of iAnnotate For A Paperless Classroom

Do you have a paperless classroom? Do you want one, but you’re not sure where to start and what tools to use? Evernote and Google tools are popular choices with teachers, but they have a huge thing going for them that is key with educators – they are free (or Freemium, for Evernote). Without huge […]

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How To Start Integrating Coding Into Project Based Learning

True Project Based Learning (PBL) challenges students to acquire deeper knowledge of a concept by establishing connections outside their classroom. According to the research on PBL, the main tenets are to create real world connections, develop critical thinking skills, foster structured collaboration, motivate student driven work, and enable a multifaceted approach. Similarly, coding applies all […]

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What Are The Biggest Online Learning Trends And Challenges?

Online learning takes many forms these days. From all-online degree programs to taking one class online as part of a more traditional, in person degree program, to blended and flipped classrooms, more and more teachers and students have some type of online component to their teaching and learning.  Since learning online can take many different forms, […]

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8 Important Questions About Technology and Learning

There are so many different challenges that technology integration in the classroom presents teachers. From budgets to hesitant parents to broken devices and totally re-vamping your lesson plans and constantly tweaking with lots of trial and error. It can be fun, hugely rewarding, and a big giant headache, too. But just because it can be […]

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Seriously. How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

As most teachers are heading back to the classroom for the start of another school year, many are bemoaning the loss of something they’ve grown accustomed to over the summer: more sleep. How much does sleep really matter though? We know that more sleep is good for your brain, and most of us know first […]

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How Open Badges Could Really Work In Education

Higher education institutions are abuzz with the concept of Open Badges. Defined as a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, quality or interest, Open Badges are not only a hot topic as of late, but are also debated by some critics as the latest threat to higher education. A closer look at this emerging […]

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3 Teaching Tips That Will Keep You Sane

If only there were 48 hours in the day! I don’t know if you are like me but I suddenly looked at my classes one day and thought “yes I must change ’cause I can’t go on with one more lesson like I used to’. But I can get lost in planning, changing, altering and […]

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The Device Debate: What Tablet Is Right For Classrooms?

There are a lot of tablets out there and we at Edudemic are certainly guilty of focusing a lot of our attention on the Apple iPad. That shouldn’t come as a surprise since iPads make up more than 94% of the education tablet market. That’s a big ol’ piece of the pie. But there are […]

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How Much Time Do Students Worldwide Spend In Classrooms?

When we compare education systems around the world (which we do, quite often) to see what’s working and what isn’t, one of the metrics we often see is ‘school life expectancy’, otherwise known as how many years students go to school. In the US, we most often assume that students go to school for at […]

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A Huge List of Teacher Deals For You!

We got this list via email the other day, and since we know everyone loves a good deal, thought it was worth sharing. Compiled by an independent website, it claims to be one of the most thorough lists of deals and discounts for teachers out there. While I can’t confirm that is true, it is […]

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Do You Need a Social Media Detox?

We all know that social media can be a great tool for teachers, both in the classroom and for professional development purposes. Here at Edudemic, we encourage you to do things like use Twitter to build your PLN, connect with other educators on Facebook, pin great ideas on Pinterest, and more. But just as we […]

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5 Tips to get Organized with Google Calendars

One of my favorite Google Apps resources is Google Calendar. If your school has enrolled in Google Apps for Education, it is part of the GAFE suite of tools. With a Google Calendar, you can more effectively organize and plan your class. Here are five quick tips to help you create an enhanced classroom Calendar […]

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