Bringing Cooperative Learning Online

On July 23, 2013, in Technology in Education, ed tech, online learning, by Scott Cronenweth
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Is cooperative learning happening online today? After researching the topic, I feel—oddly!—like I’m not exactly sure.

Learning Analytics and MOOCs

On April 30, 2013, in ed tech, learning analytics, online learning, by Scott Cronenweth
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According to a recent piece in the Stanford News, Stanford”s Lytics Lab is gleaning learning analytics data from MOOCs to understand how people learn.

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Essay Grading Software: Indispensible or Insulting?

On April 9, 2013, in Assessment & Testing, Technology in Education, Uncategorized, ed tech, by Scott Cronenweth
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How would you feel about having your essays or short written test answers graded by a software program? Instead of getting results back days or weeks later from an instructor, you’d get instant feedback — and a chance to rewrite the piece for a better grade.

Today’s Teaching Technology Landscape – What’s Most Important and Most Wanted

On December 4, 2012, in In The News, Technology in Education, digital content, ed tech, by Scott Cronenweth
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The trend in classroom tech over the past decade, of course, has been towards “broadening adoption and deeper integration” of digital media across all age groups…

7 Highly Recommended YouTube Channels for Tutors and Teachers

On November 27, 2012, in Technology in Education, digital content, ed tech, video, by Scott Cronenweth
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The challenge with finding good YouTube videos to support learners is: how to sort through all those channels and videos to identify the quality content you need, without spending countless hours watching video yourself?

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Edmodo in Action

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Dubbed “Facebook for education,” Edmodo can be used in an almost endless variety of ways by teachers and students.

The Teacher’s Apple

On November 13, 2012, in Education Industry, Technology in Education, ed tech, online learning, by Scott Cronenweth
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As more and more laptops, smartphones and tablets find their way into college, high school and increasingly even middle school and grade school classrooms, more and more of that equipment is designed and sold by Apple. Why haven’t tech giants like Microsoft been more successful at taking market share from Apple in this growing market?

11 Most “Wicked Awesome” Education Infographics I’ve Seen Lately

On November 7, 2012, in Education, General, Technology in Education, by Scott Cronenweth
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Who doesn’t love a good infographic?

Top 5 Free Online Tutoring Tools

On October 23, 2012, in Technology in Education, Tutoring, ed tech, online learning, by Scott Cronenweth
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As online learning grows in importance and popularity worldwide, new tools are emerging to support it. Here are 5 free tools that enable tutors, teachers – or even just well-intentioned friends and relatives – to interact with learners over the Internet, no pens or paper required. 1: IDroo whiteboard for Skype Everybody already knows about [...]

Internet Forums for Teaching Materials and Lesson Plans

On October 16, 2012, in Resources, ed tech, by Scott Cronenweth
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Besides saving other teachers time and money by giving them access to top-quality instructional aids, TeachersPayTeachers.com and similar sites also provide a supplementary source of income for teachers who sell lesson plans, student data sheets and other wares online. In a few cases the income has exceeded their teachers’ salaries.