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An Introduction to Flipped Learning

An Introduction to Flipped Learning One of the most exciting advancements in the modern classroom is flipped learning. It hinges on the idea that students learn more effectively by using class time for small group activities and individual attention. Teachers then assign students lecture materials and presentations to be viewed at home or outside of…
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Digital Kids Summit 17

Digital Kids Summit 17 The excitement begins as my flight to Austin lands and I make my way to a special event hosted by ABCya.com! Stacey Sherman has done a bang-up job and gotten a great crowd together for this event. It has been in San Francisco for about 9 years and the new location…
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Can playing video games improve attention span?

Can playing video games improve attention span? It is common to believe that video games and other digital media are reducing our attention spans. Kids (and adults) report that they have shorter attention spans and readily acknowledge the need for constant stimulation. We have become accustomed to a world in which movement, change, and entertainment…
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How might teachers use education technology to teach holistically?

How might teachers use education technology to teach holistically? There is no denying we have come a long way when it comes to emphasizing the fundamental importance of social and emotional learning. We now consider social emotional learning (SEL) a necessary skill set that students need in order to synthesize complex information and make connections…
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How to Educate Students With High-Functioning Depression

How to Educate Students With High-Functioning Depression My friend Emily is in despair. I've just told her that her fifteen-year-old daughter, my student Brittany, seems to be in depression. Brittany has lost interest in most activities she loved in school, she often cries after lessons, she can't concentrate on study, and her grades lower. Emily…
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7 Awesome Apps To Use With Google Classroom

 7 Awesome Apps To Use With Google Classroom Google Classroom is an excellent team-player when it comes to app integration. The basic function set of it can become a polygon for creating an effective, cool and customized place for studying. With a variety of apps that can be integrated into LMS the process of making…
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7 Time Management Tips to Work Less and Relax More

  Time management involves the proper utilization of allocated hours for specific use. Time management incorporates the need to utilize the availed time in order to complete the tasks that need handling. It is factual that in 24 hours, every individual wishes to handle duties in the most productive manner. True as that sounds, some people would…
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Using Owl Eyes as a Way to Track Student Progress

Last year, Owl Eyes brought you a simple—and mess-free—approach to annotating and collaborating on a classic, public domain texts with your students. If you’re not familiar with them, Owl Eyes is a digital library with an annotation platform. Teachers can painlessly create virtual classrooms, invite students, and assign reading and annotate homework from the free…
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