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App of the Week: Browse the Earth’s visual history

What did Earth’s continents and oceans look like 250 million years ago, or even 1 billion years ago? What do we know about the climate back when our planet formed?...

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6 ways to leverage social media in school

Though some educators are hesitant to embrace it, social media has taken education by storm. All it takes is one look online to see the proof: educators have…

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How Vine videos can improve the classroom experience

Instead of telling students to put their phones away, why not start using apps like Vine to enhance the classroom experience? With new ed-tech innovations entering the limelight…

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App of the Week: A new way to do video

CrowdFlik is the mobile video APP that allows you to share, view and edit mobile video footage captured by the crowd.…

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15 innovative Twitter accounts you should follow

Social media is fast becoming a great way for innovative educators to build professional learning networks, stay in touch, trade best practices, and more.Twitter is perhaps one of…

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App of the Week: Explore your heart and lungs

Do you know why your body needs oxygen? Do you know why your heart beats faster when you exercise? Heart and Lungs Lab answers these questions and unravels…

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Top state-by-state Twitter chats

Social media has unlimited uses in education, from helping students connect and collaborate to offering educators a place to share ideas, solve problems, and identify promising practices. Twitter…

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Anonymous message board app raises concern

An anonymous message board app that students in some districts are using to tease teachers and fellow students has parents and educators alarmed, not only because of how…

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5 new ways students are choosing their colleges and universities

Gone are the days when students chose their postsecondary education institution based off of U.S. News & World Report publications. In this mobile-enabled culture, today’s students are redefining…

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Steps for successful classroom social media use

Social media is a valuable tool when used appropriately and with common sense Social media isn’t exactly new, but its educational uses are still evolving. Many educators are…

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Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2013, No. 6: BYOD and social media

In school systems from coast to coast, tech-savvy educators experimented with augmented reality, educational gaming, and other techniques designed to enhance teaching and learning.

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