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Education Technology Tips For Students And Teachers

Edudemic’s Question of the Month: March Recap

Implementing new technology in the classroom can be difficult. It’s not all that different from adopting a brand new curriculum. Teachers need time to explore and understand the technology themselves before feeling comfortable using it in the classroom. With budget cuts and less funding, the training portion of technology implementation often gets sidestepped. Instead, many […]

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Creating a Free Virtual Classroom for International Learning

Many teachers are inspired by the idea of free and accessible education through cutting edge technology, and by the ability to bridge the gap between students who live in areas where they’re likely to receive an excellent education and students who may not have equal opportunities. The thought of sharing skills and information that can […]

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The Best Ways to Use Google In the Classroom

Maybe you’re using Google for your personal email or to look someone up, but have you considered the many ways you can use this web search engine in the classroom? Since Google.com was first registered as a domain name in 1997, it has become a ubiquitous source of information. And that’s not all. Google also […]

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Ten Creative Ways Students Can Have a Better Summer Break

School breaks are an exciting time for students. With (usually) no homework and lots of free time, they’re pretty much the ultimate kid fantasy. The origin of breaks in the United States are rooted in the days of agriculture when students would take summer off to work at their family farms. As technology and culture […]

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How to Get Free Classroom Supplies and Teaching Materials

Increasingly, Lilliputian budgets force teachers to reach into their own pockets to buy school supplies and teaching materials. In fact, according to a recent Forbes article, teachers spent an average of $513 of their own money on classroom materials in the 2013-2014 school year. While that amount may seem paltry in other professions, it’s a […]

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Best of the Best: Apple and Google Educator Programs

Can you imagine life without Google? How about without your iPad? Both Apple and Google products have become indispensable to many teachers. And both companies have designed programs for educators who want to make the best use of technology in their jobs. If you feel that you need more technological training, or if you want […]

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How (and Why) To Use Student Blogs

Blogging has come a long way– once a strange new buzzword, it’s now an important tool for business, education, and personal development. Having a blog doesn’t just mean putting personal diary entries out on the web for the world to see – it can be a way to learn more about yourself and any subject […]

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Coding in the Classroom: 16 Top Resources

As cool as technology is, its intricacies and inner workings are sometimes intimidating, especially for young people who may be more interested in what technology can do for them rather than what they can do with technology. However, when students hurdle that obstacle and see the value of computer science — specifically coding — they […]

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Inquiry in the Classroom: 7 Simple Tools To Get You Started

We know certain characteristics can be encouraged, but not taught, like curiosity. But teachers who use an inquiry based approach can provide techniques that help students learn the questions to ask that may spark a natural interest. Why Use the Inquiry Cycle? Often used by science professionals to work through problems and research, an inquiry-based […]

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Is Homework Worthwhile?

If you’re confused about homework, you’re forgiven. In a single day, you might hear a story about how U.S. education lacks rigor and another about how students are overburdened and stressed. Some children are taking admittance tests for preschools, and others are being “unschooled” by their parents. Clearly, the importance of homework is an ongoing […]

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8 Must-Have Google Chrome Apps for Students

It’s not easy being a student. As classes, athletics, and extracurricular activities become more demanding, even the most conscientious students can have difficulty prioritizing and focusing on their work. Fortunately, for this technology savvy generation, there are a host of tools that can help students stay on top of their game. Google Chrome, the free […]

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2015’s Top Education Technology Trends

Editor’s note: This piece was originally written by Katie Lepi and ran on February 28th, 2014. A lot has changed since then, so we’ve had author Kristen Hicks update this piece with the latest techniques and innovations. Each year, the New Media Consortium and EDUCAUSE release the NMC Horizon Report, which looks at the technology […]

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Teaching Listening Skills: Ready to Listen, Ready to Learn

Most children come to school armed with only one way to learn – listening.  Almost all of us were born doing it.  Indeed, for the first few years of formal education, listening is an integral part of teaching.  But something happens around first and second grade, when students learn to read.  Slowly the read aloud […]

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Why Reading Comprehension in the Content Areas is so Important

English teachers are skilled instructors of reading comprehension—a nebulous concept that requires several moving parts. Reading comprehension instruction often includes strategies for tackling certain, discrete skills, like vocabulary, identification of main ideas, and comparisons within and between texts. What makes reading comprehension such a complex thing is that understanding what you’re reading is a completely […]

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20 Education Administrator Blogs

It’s not easy being a school administrator. As leader of your school or department, it may be difficult to find peers you can confide in, discuss challenges or get insights. That’s why it’s great to tap into the opinions, knowledge and research of education administrator blogs. Most of these blogs are written for and by […]

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