Author Archives: Geraldine Cobb

My View: Kadimah Academy enriches our educational landscape

By Dr. Sophia Balderman Kadimah Academy, my alma mater, recently came perilously close to closing its doors. Shrinking enrollment and a weakened financial footing led the board to consider shutting down the school as it approached its 60th anniversary. Yet, the Buffalo Jewish community rallied and ultimately this precious jewel of a school will once again […]

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Butler County Chamber of Commerce to Host Educational Series

There is still time to sign up for a new and inspiring educational series sponsored by the Butler County Chamber of Commerce. The first Growing Butler event is planned for tomorrow (Monday) from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Conley Resort and Golf Club on Route 8 South. The series will be hosted by former Allegheny […]

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Director, Educational Technology and Online Initiatives

full-time position with Academic Affairs; 37.5 hours per week; Monday –Friday The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is seeking a Director of Online Initiatives and Educational Technology to oversee the development of online strategy and execution. The Director, reporting to the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, will lead initiatives designed to position JHSON as […]

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16 Great iPad Apps for Students with Special Needs (Infographic)

June 23, 2016Here is another handy visual we created for those of you teaching students with special needs. This work is based on a chart we posted here a few months ago. The visual features some very good iPad apps for teachers and parents of kids with learning disabilities. We have arranged the apps into […]

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10 Great Web Tools for Creating Digital Quizzes

June 20, 2016Over the last couple of years, we have reviewed a wide variety of educational web tools to use to create digitally based quizzes. Below is a collection of some of the most popular quizzing tools we have covered so far. Be it a flipped, blended, virtual or even traditional classroom, the tools  below […]

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County creates new educational gardens

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County has created new educational gardens. The gardens at the organization’s office at 377 Schroon River Road in Warrensburg will be used to teach youths and families about food production and the benefits of local whole foods. It will also promote and encourage food sustainability and security, according to a […]

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Here Is A Wonderful Reading App for Teachers and Students

May 13, 2016InstaWeb is an excellent iPad app that allows you to easily convert web pages to PDFs for offline reading. It’s true that most of browsers come in with integrated functionalities to save webpages in different formats, but InstaWeb goes one step further in that it embeds a clutter remover feature which enables you […]

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Here Is A Great Tool Students Can Use to Create Trading Cards

May 7, 2016Trading Card Creator is an excellent tool from ReadWriteThink that enables learners to display their understanding of different topics in creative and engaging ways. Students can create trading cards for a variety of educational purposes including ‘characters from their favorite book, landmarks in their favorite city, events from a period in history they […]

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Two Handy Google Drive Apps for Collaborative Mind Mapping

March 26, 2016Below are two very good Chrome apps you can use on Google Drive for collaborative mind mapping. Students can use them in their classroom projects to pool information, share ideas and discuss their work in real-time. The apps provide students with online whiteboards that are equipped with a number of interesting features that […]

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16 Great Educational Web Tools and Apps for Inquiry-based Learning

February, 2016As a learning strategy, inquiry-based learning is all about learners constructing their own understanding and knowledge through asking questions. Unlike traditional learning methods that focus primarily on drills, memorization and rote learning, inquiry-based learning is essentially student-centered. It starts with posing questions and directly involves students in challenging hands-on activities that drive students to […]

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Harting Releases Educational App

News Item From: 1/1/2016 Modern Machine Shop, Edited by Jedd Cole , Assistant Editor Harting North America has released its Harting Knowledge Center app for Apple and Android devices. The app is a content hub of all of the company’s educational materials, including white papers, FAQs, videos, brochures and more. It also enables users to […]

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A New Educational Tool for Adding Notes to Videos (Ideal for Flipped Classrooms)

September , 2015MoocNote is a new web tool ideal for flipped classrooms. Using MoocNote, you will be able  to build your own video library by importing videos from YouTube, Dropbox, or Google Drive. You can also use MoocNote’s video plater interface to add notes to your videos. All of your notes link back to the appropriate […]

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Two Great Apps for Creating Educational Screencasts on Chrome

April 27, 2015 Following the post we shared a few days ago featuring some powerful Chrome apps for taking screenshots, today we are sharing with you two great tools you can use on your Chrome to record screencasts.These web based apps will provide you with an easy way to create educational tutorials and step by […]

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50 Great EdTech Tools for Teachers and Educators

April, 2015 Looking for some powerful EdTech tools to try out in your class or probably use for your professional development? This Symbaloo web mix created by Amy has you covered. The collection has around 50 wonderful educational tools and except for Knowable, an application we didn’t know before, all of the rest have been […]

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