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5 technologies to avoid in the classroom-and what to use instead

5 technologies to avoid in the classroom-and what to use instead

The most popular article on eCampus News is a surprising one to the editors: “6 apps that block social media distractions.” This story, which seemed  a bit counter-intuitive for us to write (being a tech-cheerleading publication in nature), has held…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on March 23, 2017 at 9:24am — No Comments

Abductive Reasoning – A Driving Force of Creativity in Learning

Abductive Reasoning – A Driving Force of Creativity in Learning

By Luise Schlindwein | Mar 09, 2017 |

Abductive reasoning, which emerges in order to resolve doubt, is a special form of creative reasoning that is often ignored and/or dismissed in the…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on March 21, 2017 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton: Rescue the arts from the budget chopping block

Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton: Rescue the arts from the budget chopping block

By Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton

Updated 11:07 AM ET, Thu March 16, 2017

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  • Julie Andrews, Emma Walton: Kids' participation in arts…
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Added by Timothy Gangwer on March 17, 2017 at 10:07am — No Comments

Teaching Children to Code

Teaching Children to Code

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Chris Ward looks at how-to tools to help teach children one of the most essential skills of the modern age, how to code.

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on March 13, 2017 at 9:53am — No Comments

Babies' first words might depend on what they see

By BRIAN MASTROIANNI CBS NEWS December 9, 2016, 8:42 AM

Babies' first words might depend on what they see

A new study looks at the role of visual cues in early language development.

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on December 12, 2016 at 9:33am — No Comments

Visual Learning Helps Students with Autism

A picture is worth a thousand words. Perhaps in the future, there will be enough of the autistic population or others with alternative learning abilities to support whole schools using visual learning strategies.

By Debra Hughes

Published December 02, 2016…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on December 3, 2016 at 9:07am — No Comments

Happier Students, Higher Scores: The Role of Arts Integration

President and CEO of Lynch Consulting Group, LLC.

The arts have always had a secondary place in K-12 learning. If you doubt that statement, think of the first programs to go whenever budget cuts are implemented – music, fine arts and even physical fitness which includes dance. I’ve yet to hear…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on August 29, 2016 at 7:57am — No Comments

How to Take Digital Citizenship Schoolwide During the 2016-17 School Year

How to Take Digital Citizenship Schoolwide During the 2016-17 School Year

By Julie Cremin and Kerry Gallagher Aug 3, 2016

Since our students are using technology to play, learn, and communicate while…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on August 23, 2016 at 8:50am — No Comments

Technology Changes Quickly

PEOPLE NEED TIME

05/18/2016
TECHNOLOGY
By Art Willer

Today we are all experiencing the technology…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on August 18, 2016 at 9:15am — No Comments

How Do We Teach 21st Century Students?

05/18/2016
BETTER TEACHING
By TJ Scholl

All of our futures are increasingly linked to the challenges of the global…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on August 18, 2016 at 9:10am — No Comments

Are gifted kids more sensitive to screen violence?

by Donnie Ray Jones

July 22, 2016

The past few weeks have been full of several unfortunate violent events: the massacre in Orlando, the killing of black men by police officers, the sniper attack in Dallas, the Bastille Day attack in France, the violent coup attempt in Turkey and the shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

While many of us may not have…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on August 16, 2016 at 10:58am — No Comments

Visual Instructional Tools Are Essential When Teaching Common Core Standards

Visual Instructional Tools Are Essential When Teaching Common Core Standards

By Sargy Letuchy Jul 18, 2016

When I first saw the long list of my classes’ ELA Common Core Standards, I remember feeling overwhelmed and worrying about how I was going to cover all of…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on July 18, 2016 at 9:36am — No Comments

15 Incredible Tech Tools For Teachers To Use In 2016

15 Incredible Tech Tools For Teachers To Use In 2016

PRODUCTIVITY WORKBY JULIE ELLIS

When education is combined with technology, wonderful…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on July 8, 2016 at 7:33am — No Comments

Augmented and Virtual Reality: Where Is the Educational Value?

Augmented and Virtual Reality: Where Is the Educational Value?

K-12 schools are beginning to see the educational value of virtual and augmented reality and are investing in these technologies even though price points are still aimed at higher-end markets.

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on June 28, 2016 at 8:28am — No Comments

Why can't I skip my 20 minutes of reading tonight?

Added by Timothy Gangwer on June 24, 2016 at 10:34am — No Comments

Gifted English Language Learners

Author - Timothy Gangwer, M.A.

CEO & Professional Development Specialist,

Visual Teaching Alliance

April 14, 2016…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on June 18, 2016 at 9:26am — No Comments

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