Category: Hints, Tips & How To’s

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

| 3 March 2014 | Reply

Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz Before we talk social media, let’s talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the following is most likely to be true? Should we teach letter-writing in the classroom? Kids need to write letters and mail them. But what if they send mail […]

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10 Social Media Tips for Reaching World Language Learners

10 Social Media Tips for Reaching World Language Learners

| 7 February 2014 | Reply

Feeling outdated, not connected, or even totally lost in the digital age? Well, let me assure you, droning on and on about grammatical structures is a surefire way to quickly lose student interest in the world language classroom. Instead, embrace something which truly interests the millennial student: social media. Utilizing it in the classroom will […]

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131 Tips on Graphics and Animations for eLearning – Free Download

131 Tips on Graphics and Animations for eLearning – Free Download

| 26 November 2013 | 2 Replies

Are your graphics and animations effective? Are you engaging your learners? This complimentary eBook, 131 Tips on Graphics and Animations for eLearning, from The eLearning Guild, will teach you the importance of knowing your audience—including knowing how to meet the needs of learners with disabilities, why visual consistency is important to learning, and when (and […]

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10 Success Factors for Teachers and Students in Online Classes

10 Success Factors for Teachers and Students in Online Classes

| 15 October 2013 | 2 Replies

High schools, colleges, and universities are moving online, and the number of students who participate in online and blended courses is expanding rapidly. The transition has not always been easy, and both teachers and students are still working out the best strategies for online education. Here are 10 Success Factors for Teachers and Students in […]

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8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling

8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling

| 6 June 2013 | 1 Reply

Stories bring us together, encourage us to understand and empathize, and help us to communicate. Long before paper and books were common and affordable, information passed from generation to generation through this oral tradition of storytelling. Consider Digital Storytelling as the 21st Century version of the age-old art of storytelling with a twist: digital tools […]

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10 + 1 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging

10 + 1 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging

| 6 June 2013 | Reply

Three years ago I started blogging with my 4th grade students on a whim. I knew three things at the start: I wanted to get them connected with each other; I wanted to give them a voice, and I knew I had to change the way they wrote. So I started blogging with them – […]

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Using Video in e-Learning: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know

Using Video in e-Learning: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know

| 12 February 2013 | Reply

Not that long ago using videos in e-learning was pretty prohibitive due to the costs associated with it. Fast forward a few years and with everyone having access to video-cameras on their smartphones and laptops, it has become a lot more feasible for the everyday e-learning designer to use videos in his/her projects. However, just […]

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3 Ways to Reconfigure an Old Computer Lab

3 Ways to Reconfigure an Old Computer Lab

| 5 February 2013 | Reply

Bentley University transformed a largely forgotten, dreary lab space into a campus hotspot. Not so long ago, Bentley University’s Computer Information Systems Lab was known affectionately as the “bat cave” because of its secluded location in a remote basement corner of a campus classroom building. The CIS Lab, opened in 2000, was a typical computer […]

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8 Ways to Deliver More Bandwidth on Campus

8 Ways to Deliver More Bandwidth on Campus

| 3 February 2013 | Reply

Colleges and universities can effectively and efficiently meet the explosion in demand for wireless networking on campus by following these steps. Take time to redesign Seek user input Make capacity a priority Plan for the unknown Evaluate solutions onsite Invest in robust radio-frequency management tools Pay attention to I.P. pools Think about 802.11ac Read more: […]

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Finding the Right Tech Tools Is Easy, If You Know Where to Look

Finding the Right Tech Tools Is Easy, If You Know Where to Look

| 3 February 2013 | Reply

Kathy Schrock has been a district tech director; an instructional tech specialist; and a school, academic, museum, and public librarian. She currently teaches online graduate courses for two universities and is an Adobe Education Leader, a Google Certified Teacher, and a Discovery Education Guru. The common thread that runs through all of her work is […]

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Five Reasons To Love Using QR Codes in Class

Five Reasons To Love Using QR Codes in Class

| 25 January 2013 | Reply

There are so many tools that educators can use to get students interested and engaged in their work. Like most teachers today, I integrate technology into my instruction everyday. I’m lucky to work in a school with one-to-one technology and use iPads with my students throughout every school day. That makes it easy to use […]

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Teaching Kids to Curate Content Collections [ACTIVITY]

Teaching Kids to Curate Content Collections [ACTIVITY]

| 19 January 2013 | Reply

While there are a ton of essential skills that today’s students need in order to succeed in tomorrows world, learning to efficiently manage — and to evaluate the reliability of — the information that they stumble across online HAS to land somewhere near the top of the “Muy Importante” list. Which is why I had a few […]

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