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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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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…

Reflect with me for a moment to days in your classroom when students are giving presentations….ALL DAY!  Each a similar progression of slides presented by students anxious about speaking in front of their peers.  Do you find yourself wishing students were more focused on content than how a slide will zoom,…

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Kahoot has been a buzz in the #edTech world for several years now, but only recently has Quizizz come to the formative assessment scene. If your students enjoy game-based quizzing on Kahoot, why switch? I only recommend replacing an old favorite if there’s added value with a new one. As…

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An iBook is an eBook, but not all eBooks are iBooks. Have you ever heard someone say, "A Jacuzzi is a hot tub, but not all hot tubs are Jacuzzi's"? The relationship between an eBook and an iBook works the same. So, what is the difference? eBook is short for…

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Many schools across the country are now transitioning to a digital learning environment filled with Chromebooks, iPads, Macbooks and a variety of other student devices.  This is a huge transition for teachers and is often very overwhelming.  How do you utilize these devices in your classroom?  How do you manage…

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