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Will Google Glass Bring Augmented Reality into the Classroom?

Adam Winkle, who earned the Golden Apple Award for teaching excellence and science educator, is a pioneer user of Google Glass, which enables users to access infinite amounts of information with voice commands and touches via a head mounted display (HUD). He believes the future of augmented reality (AR) is extremely bright and explains how […]

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Brain-Based Learning Techniques to Try in Your Classroom

Brain-based learning isn’t a new concept, but it’s enjoying renewed attention thanks to the teacher accountability movement begun by President George W. Bush and continued by President Barack Obama. In a nutshell, teachers who use brain-based techniques don their “neuroscientist” hats and focus on creating experiences that cater to the inner workings of their students’ […]

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Too Noisy: The Best App to Quiet Your Classroom

Educators typically aren’t strangers to sonic chaos. Spend 30 seconds in my classroom of 27 ten-year-olds on a Friday before the bell rings, and you’ll see what I mean. I’ve tried everything to quiet the cacophony that is Room 5, but nothing worked until I discovered a silencing savior called Too Noisy Pro. This app […]

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5 Tips to Help Develop Common-Core-Aligned IEPs

One challenge for teachers that is not going away this year is figuring out efficient ways to incorporate Common Core State Standards (CCSS). To help, Edudemic has assembled this step-by-step guide with 5 tips for developing Common Core-aligned IEPs. 1. Acceptance: Embrace the Shift Image via Flickr  The only thing in life that remains constant […]

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Could This Chicago Teen’s App Put an End to Cyberbullying?

Thirteen-year-old Trisha Prabhu of Naperville, Illinois recently made waves with her Rethink cyberbullying prevention app at the 2014 Google Science Fair. Her app recognizes hurtful trigger words such as “stupid” or “ugly” and uses basic neuroscience to make would-be bullies re-evaluate their actions. The entry was chosen to be among Google’s 15 global finalists; although […]

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Doodling: A Teacher’s Secret Weapon for Unlocking Learning

For educators, there are few things more frustrating than looking out into a classroom during the middle of a lecture and seeing nothing but bent heads. What are your students doing out there? Are they texting beneath the desk, despite repeated threats of phone confiscation? Are they scribbling notes to friends? Are they doodling silly […]

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Creative Commons from a Student’s Perspective

As a student, I’d have to say that one of the most annoying tasks when writing an assignment, whether a blog, a report or an essay would have to be citing sources. It’s not like I don’t feel that authors deserve credit for their work or that I’m too lazy to cite something. It’s the […]

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10 Ways to Help Solve Hibernating Students

All teachers know a certain type of student: the hibernator. This is the student who walks in and immediately puts down his his or her head, making it very clear they do not want to have anything to do with you, your lesson, or his classmates. Peter DeWitt’s October 2014 Education Week article, “When Students […]

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Use the Pomodoro Method to Engage Your Students

Consider the many ways in which people, especially students, acquire and retain information. We have written in the past about the seven styles of learning. Today we are going to talk about the Pomodoro Method, the most popular productivity hack according to a poll conducted by LifeHacker.com. According to a study conducted in the chemistry […]

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TeacherKit: Favorite Classroom Management App of October

Used by more than one million teachers worldwide, TeacherKit is a classroom management app that easily organizes classes and manages grades and students. The app comes in 13 languages and is compatible with all Windows devices as well as the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. What appealed to me most about the TeacherKit app is its multi-functionality. […]

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Ultimate Guide to the Paperless Classroom

Many top educators and administrators view the idea of a paperless classroom as an inevitability in education. In today’s digital age, these educators believe that a paperless classroom promotes a more efficient and organized classroom while preparing students for the practical world outside classroom walls. In other words, if every facet of life is becoming […]

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The Best Way to Build Student E-Portfolios: Use Evernote

Although Evernote already is a fairly well-known app, very few educators realize its potential building and sharing student portfolios. Having a well-organized e-portfolio is important: It can follow students from one grade to the next and prepare them to record their future accomplishments. There are plenty of ways to create an e-portfolio, and we feel […]

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The 21 Best Resources for 2014 to Prevent Cyberbullying

According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, more than half of teens and adolescents have reported that they’ve been bullied online, and between 10 and 20 percent say it occurs regularly. As a slew of recent news stories have demonstrated, the consequences can be devastating. A recent study conducted by the Center found that 20% of respondents […]

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The 5 Most Important Things To Come Out of Educational Summits in 2014

Blended learning. Digital literacy. Mobile learning. Game-based learning. When these top educational trends came onto the scene, they sparked a learning revolution. That revolution continued into 2014, but if there was one theme to come out of the top educational summits this year, it was this: smarter use. We take a look at exactly what […]

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The 14 Best Resources on the Web for STEM Educators

It’s all over the news: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education ranks among the country’s most pressing needs. Countless news stories talk about the renewed national concern with educating students in the STEM fields, and policy initiatives such as Common Core push forward with new attempts to fill that gap. But just what is […]

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