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Educational Border Crossers: Essential Skills and Attitudes for Teaching Immigrant Students

Only when children who are linguistically and culturally different are truly valued, will educational reform measures work. Teachers who affirm immigrant students’ cultures, linguistic assets and lived experiences and who are open to learning about different ways of knowing can be the most successful with immigrant students. Qualitative inquiry methods were used to guide the […]

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3 Essential Websites That Provide EdTech Resources for Teachers

December 2, 2016 Effective integration of technology in education is a two-fold process that consists of two main stages. The first stage is theoretical and aims at providing pedagogically sound theoretical underpinnings to inform any prospective digital practices in instruction. We have already compiled and shared a set of interesting books that theoretical backup. The […]

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9 Essential Digital Skills for the 21st Century Teacher

In a digitally focused world, education is getting more and more digitized pushing us, teachers and educators, to re-conceptualize what it really means to be a teacher in the 21st century. Whether you are a technological determinist or instrumentalist, technology has become an essential force shaping much of our teaching and pedagogical practices. It has […]

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12 Essential Mac Apps for Teachers and Educators

July 17, 2016Looking for some good Mac apps to try out with your students in class? The collection below is a good place to start with. We have handpicked for you a list of what we think are 12 helpful applications you can use to do a variety of digital tasks. These include: taking notes, creating […]

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A Handy Visual Featuring 6 Essential Skills for Doing Online Research

June 26, 2016Digital search literacy is one of the key literacies for the 21st century students. Knowing how to conduct effective online searches and being able to easily locate, assess and evaluate online information is an essential asset for today’s learners. Digital search literacy is not only about knowing how to operate a search engine […]

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12 Essential Chrome Extensions for Student Researchers

May 28, 2016After writing about some of the best textbooks on research methodology, today we are sharing with you this collection of useful Chrome extensions ideal for research students. We have tried to come up with add-ons that cover the different stages in a research process: apps to help you search for and curate content […]

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A Handy Poster Featuring 10 Essential iPad Activities for Teachers

May 26, 2016Below is a handy poster we have been working on over the last few days. The poster features what we think are basic and essential activities every teacher using iPad in their classroom should be able to do.  For each of these activities (you can also consider them skills) we provided three apps […]

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Vibe Essential 6-in-1 Solar Kit – Educational Robotics

Build your own solar-powered models Includes modeal speedboat, car, windmill, puppy and 2 air planes Product Features Eco-friendly and educational no batteries required More detailed information can be seen by clicking here…

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4 Essential Google Drive Tips for Students

April  23, 2016Google Drive is absolutely a must-have tool in your teaching toolkit. Besides being a trusted cloud platform with 15 GB of free storage, it also offers a powerful suite of applications teachers and students can use to create edit and share word documents, presentations, spreadsheets and drawings. Everything created through Google Drive is […]

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8 Essential iPad Apps for 1-to-1 High School Students

April 14, 2016For high school teachers  looking for apps to use in your 1-to-1 classrooms, the collection below is a very good place to start with. We have meticulously curated some of the best educational iPad apps to enhance students learning and help them make the best of their 1-to-1 experience.  From creating books and […]

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7 Essential Android Apps for BYOD Classrooms

March  26, 2016BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is a popular learning trend that ‘s being  increasingly embraced by teachers in their classrooms. BYOD is premised on the idea that students bring their own digital devices and use them in class for a variety of learning activities. BYOD is an effective way to personalize learning and […]

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10 Essential iPad Apps for Elementary Teachers

March  4, 2016iPad provides great learning opportunities for students and when it comes to young learners possibilities are endless. iTunes app store is teeming with all kinds of apps with great educational potential for kids and young learners. However, sifting through the piles there can be time consuming. This is where collections such as the […]

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A Collection of Some of The Essential Educational Web Tools for Teachers

July 29, 2015We spent sometime during the last weekend sifting through our archive of educational tools we covered in the past and decided to bring to the forefront the titles below.The aim of this multi-purpose collection is to provide teachers with a handy resource where they can access some of the best educational tools to […]

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7 Essential Apps for Academics and Research Students

July 13, 2015Below is a selection of some of the best iPad apps we have reviewed in the last couple of years. These apps are particularly curated for student researchers and academics. They provide a wide variety of features geared towards helping you with your research papers and enhancing your academic productivity. Check them out […]

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