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Using Google+ for teaching

Here’s an interesting use of Google+’s social technology: Lee Allison, a cooking instructor in Queens, NY, is using the Hangouts feature to conduct live, online cooking classes. Check out the two videos included on the page to see Lee and … Read

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Apple adds Apps for Teachers section to iTunes store

Last week, Apple added an Apps for Teachers section to the App Store for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. (Note: The link will open this section in iTunes on your computer). This section of the App Store includes a variety … Read

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Teach online with these 5 services

Looking for a way to make a few extra bucks teaching others what you know? Here’s a list of five online services to help you create online courses. Each is a little different, but they all have a similar goal: … Read

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Sophia is a social network for teaching and learning

What happens when you integrate social networking mechanics into online learning? How can we better share our knowledge to learn from each other, anywhere, anytime? An online learning platform called Sophia is a new attempt to provide the means to … Read

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Video: Exploring Intel’s online thinking tools for teachers

At the most recent CRL Learns event, Doug Adams from ALTEC shared a host of free, online tools Intel provides to teachers to incorporate decision making, thought organization, and other higher-order thinking skills in classrooms. As Doug notes, the tools … Read

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Use video to redefine time spent in the classroom

In this recent TED talk Salman Kahn, creator of the Kahn Academy, discusses his approach to teaching. ¬†Kahn encourages teachers to deliver the majority of instruction through recorded videos and screencasts that the students watch before coming to class. ¬†Class … Read

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Sir Ken Robinson and the learning revolution

As you may know, my hero in the field of education is Sir Ken Robinson. I shared a little bit of background and a short video of Sir Ken a few months ago. If you’re interested in transforming our education … Read

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Sir Ken Robinson on teaching and school reform (video and webinar)

I’m going to deviate slightly from our usual focus on technology per se to share a video of Sir Ken Robinson, an educator and author many of you may be familiar with. Sir Ken was recently featured in a piece … Read

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Tell your students, don’t “hand it in”–”publish it!”

Over the long weekend, I came across an interesting entry on the Innovative Educator blog. I posted it on our Delicious account but thought it was worth more visibility–I’d really like to hear what you think about it. The article … Read

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