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Pokemon-Go

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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Educational conferences are always a great opportunity to connect and learn more about the great work schools are doing across the country.  That especially holds true for the annual Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) Conference.  It’s a chance for innovative Kentucky educators to gather and inspire, learn, and…

The thought of Virtual Reality immediately sends my mind racing back to science fiction movies and tv shows like Star Trek.  Recently, companies such as Oculus, HTC and even Sony have been throwing their hat in this arena, trying to bring a fully immersive headset into your living room.  The…

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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You can not be around education lately without hearing about the Maker Movement.  I am in love with many elements of the Maker Movement, partly because I have two young boys who are enthralled with creating- everything from legos to catapults.  They love technology and building things.  I was recently…

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There’s nothing like seeing the name of your school scroll across the bottom of the TV screen when the snow starts to fall outside.  It means a day of sledding and hot chocolate!  But, not anymore.  In many states, schools are opting for e-Learning as a way of keeping up…

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