Modern Educator Blog

Apr 14

Are you the next Hemingway?

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This week’s tool is Hemingway App. This simple writing analysis tool tells you how clear, bold and concise your prose are Continue reading →

Apr 14

Share and collaborate with GitHub Education

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This week’s tool is GitHub Education. GitHub lets you use their powerful software development tools help make any classroom more organized and collaborative. Continue reading →

Apr 14

Tools for Educators: Writinghouse

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This week’s Tool for Educators is, a fully automatic bibliography and citation maker. Continue reading →

Apr 14

Modern Educator: Lisa Huffman

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Lisa Huffman has her hands full. Not only is she a CTL Panel 6 Co-Chair, the Australia Centre Director, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, she also teaches three types of courses: face-to-face, online, and blended. Continue reading →

Mar 14

Tools for Modern Educators: Educreations

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This week’s Tool for Modern Educators is Educreations, an app that allows you to turn your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Continue reading →

Mar 14

Tools for Educators: Quora

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This week’s Tool for Modern Educators is Quora, a question-and-answer platform and “Your Best Source For Knowledge.” Share your own knowledge on pedagogy, edtech, and your discipline by creating a profile! Continue reading →

Mar 14

Modern Educator: Profchat’s Alice Keeler

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Alice Keeler is a forward-thinking educator and a self-proclaimed “technology missionary, on a quest to help and inspire teachers to try something new.” She is also the organizer of #profchat, a weekly Tweetup for professors and higher education professionals. Continue reading →

Mar 14

Modern Educator: Neil Degrasse Tyson

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Today’s Modern Educator is Neil Degrasse Tyson. Why? Because he is making science and cosmology accessible to a new generation and is overall all kinds of awesome! Continue reading →

Mar 14

Speed Read with Squirt

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This week in Tools of The Modern Educator we look at a brand new application that can help you read at 950wpm, yes, you read that correctly. Sounds like magic? It sort of is… Continue reading →

Mar 14

The Modern Student Infographic

The Modern Student

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All of the information included in the infographic is in “The Modern Educator’s Guide Part 1: The Modern Student.” We encourage you to download and read the whole ebook!

Sources and Further Reading:

1. One-to-one Technology Enhanced Learning: An Opportunity For Global Research Collaboration, Chan et al, 2006
2. College Student Smartphone Usage Hits 74%; Tablet Ownership at 30%, Hanley et al, 2013
3. Bring Your Own Device, CDW LLC, 2012
4. Elliot Soloway and Nathie Norris keynote at IEEE, WMTE 2002, 2002
5. The 2011 CDW-G 21st Century Campus Report, CDW LLC, 2011
6. America’s Top Colleges 2013, Forbes, 2013
7. Pathways to Prosperity, Harvard GSE, 2011
8. The Impact of BYOD in Education, Bradford Networks, 2013
9. NMC Horizon Report; 2013 K-12 Edition, New Media Consortium, 2013
10. Take Out Your Cell Phones – Class is Starting, Bazylak et al, 2012
11. From Distraction to Engagement: Wireless Devices in the Classroom, Fang, 2009
12. Integrating Web Based Student Response Systems in The Classroom, Drysdale, 2013
13. Internal Top Hat Student Poll, 2012