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An Alternative To Google Search That Focuses On Privacy

An Alternative To Google Search That Focuses On Privacy by TeachThought Staff DuckDuckGo isn’t new–for your web browser or iOS, but recent developments in the digital world are making it increasingly relevant. DuckDuckGo is a search engine built around the idea of search and browsing privacy–no tracking of your searches, no selling data. You can …

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5 Ways To Communicate With Your Students Outside The Classroom

5 Ways To Communicate With Your Students Outside The Classroom by Rachelle Dene Poth How do you communicate with your students? In class, of course. Face to face, workshopping, watching them communicate with one another and popping in to support or challenge them. But what about outside of the classroom? Here are five ideas for …

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Finding Out What Students Are Thinking: Tools To Get Them Talking

Finding Out What Students Are Thinking: 10 Tools To Get Them Talking by Rachelle Dene Poth Teachers need to hear from students. We need to understand what they are thinking, what questions they might have, and what their needs are. We also need their feedback because it helps to guide us with our instruction. There …

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Ep. 56 How Google Is Winning The #Edtech Battle For America’s Classrooms

Ep. 56 How Google Is Winning The #Edtech Battle For America’s Classrooms by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development This is episode 56 of the TeachThought Podcast! Drew Perkins talks with Ainsley O’Connell, Staff Writer at Fast Company, about the battle between Google, Microsoft and Apple for America’s classrooms as well as trends and challenges in the …

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9 Technology Tools To Engage Students In The Classroom

9 Technology Tools To Engage Students In The Classroom by Sara McGuire, venngage.com Technology distracts students, right? Keeps them from focusing? One solution is to ban phones and computers from the classroom. Another solution is to harness their tech-savvy and engage students with online tools that will help them complete assignments while still engaging them …

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40 Of The Best Learning Apps For Elementary Students

40 Of The Best Elementary Learning Apps For Elementary Students Looks like this mobile learning thing might actually take off, eh? Just as we recently looked specifically at some of the best educational apps for iPad, now we give some love specifically to elementary students (and teachers) who have devices and want to separate the digital wheat from …

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5 Of The Best eLearning Authoring Tools For Blended Learning

5 Of The Best eLearning Authoring Tools For Blended Learning Contributed by Linda Emerson, iSpring Solutions Many educational institutions use eLearning either to enhance or replace traditional learning and training models. This successful technology integration, as a smooth shift from face-to-face training in favor of digital e-courses, has a number of advantages, including: saving money on …

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34 Diverse Blended Learning Apps For iPad

34 Diverse Blended Learning Apps For iPad by TeachThought Staff This post is promoted by the app X-Mirage, software that allows you to mirror content between your iPad & Mac, and record the displayed content. Blended learning is a potentially powerful way of mixing the power of asynchronous access with face-to-face facilitation and instruction. It’s …

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3 Fun Examples Of Technology-Based Assessement

3 Fun Examples Of Technology-Based Assessement by Rachelle Dene Poth In a prior post, I talked about the use of assessments created with a few of the digital tools available. The availability of tools like Kahoot, Quizizz and Quizlet, have enhanced the variety of assessments that teachers can create and use in the classroom.  Assessments …

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15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension

15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension by TeachThought Staff Reading comprehension is a matter of decoding, reading speed, and critical thinking about the text, all of which can improve with tiered practice. (See 50 apps for struggling readers.) So below, in an order of general complexity, are 15 apps for improved reading …

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21 Digital Tools To Build Vocabulary

21 Digital Tools To Build Vocabulary by Kimberly Tyson, Ph.D If you follow this blog, you know that I believe effective vocabulary instruction is just about the most important instructional activity for teachers to get right. For lots of reasons. Vocabulary influences fluency, comprehension, and student achievement. How’s that for starters? In addition, a broad …

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50 Ideas And Resources For More Visual Learning

50 Ideas And Resources For More Visual Learning by Terry Heick Though the idea of learning styles has fallen from favor in education circles due to a lack of compelling research data that supports its effectiveness, there’s quite of bit of misunderstanding about it all. First, some clarity. ‘Learning styles’ imply that certain students learn more effectively …

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54 Flipped Classroom Tools For Teachers And Students

54 Flipped Classroom Tools For Teachers And Students by TeachThought Staff The flipped classroom has continued to enjoy momentum years after its introduction, speaking to its flexible nature, and to the need for a real change in thinking in how we think of time and space in education. Technology has been, more than anything else, …

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