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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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Hi everyone! I’m Alicia Southworth,  Edvergent Learning’s new Technology Integration Specialist!  I am joining #TeamEdvergent with 4 years of teaching experience and a love for helping educators implement the best #EdTech tools into their instruction. In addition to introducing myself, I’d also like to introduce you to a couple of…

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As we dive into another exciting school year, students are returning to classrooms eager to share summer adventures.  For many, those narratives include the words “Pokémon GO”!  Across the globe, kids of all ages are rediscovering the world around them with the augmented reality, GPS-based mobile device game which uses…

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The power of video as a learning tool is no secret to today’s educators. Videos have become an essential element in the classroom, but it isn't always easy to know if the students are engaged when it's shared. YouTube, Vimeo, Kahn Academy, and Discovery are just a few resources that are…

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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Students today are different than they were five or even 10 years ago. Their lives are flooded with technology and students want to use this tech to create in a variety of ways. Think about the times in your teaching career when you assigned an open ended project, meaning students…

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