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Learning Management Systems, as defined by Wikipedia, are software applications for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of educational courses or training programs. Ok, so that’s the technical definition. A more personal and granular observation of an LMS reveals its power to transform learning by breaking down the walls of…

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I recently had the pleasure of reading David Sax’s 2016 book The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter in which he explores recent movements away from the digital realm and towards high quality, analog experiences. His premise is impossible to deny. Two decades into the digital revolution…

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More than ever in today’s classrooms technology integration is redefining the learning process. Digital tools can be incorporated in a variety of ways- from games, online textbooks, videos, apps, web 2.0 tools, learning management systems (like Converge☺ )...the list goes on and on. But the end result is evident: digital…

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Today, I reflect on the moment I was approached by an administrator to be a pilot teacher for a 1:1 iPad initiative in my high school. I found myself anxiously awaiting the shiny new iPads that would be rolled into my room.  And came they did.  Now what?  What do…

Let's imagine for a minute  your go-to utility to give a quiz, or take a poll, or even create your parent contact form. It's probably pretty simple and maybe not that much fun, right? Now let's imagine those same quizzes, polls, and forms, but with more pictures, more color, and…

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Knowing your students' likes and interests is a common goal for today's teacher. Whether you're taking real-time assessments, or encouraging your students to get to know one another, you need exciting and interactive tools to achieve that. That's where my  list of ideas for "ice-breakers" may come in handy for you.…

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