The Complete iOS8 and Swift Course: Learn by Building 15 Real World Apps

This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and purchase, I’ll receive a small commission. Have you gotten the bug to learn how to code apps for iOS? Apple created a new programming language called Swift that makes it even easier to begin coding your own…

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Small Moves: The Key To Digital Leadership

I’m a huge movie fan. Many of my favorite films are science fiction, which if you know me is probably a foregone conclusion. I love Star Wars, Star Trek, The Last Starfighter, Dune… the list goes on for days. One of my favorite sci-fi films is Contact, based on the book by Carl Sagan. If…

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Why Teachers Need to Embrace New Technology (or How to Stay Relevant to your Students)

In case you haven’t noticed, we live in an age of technology. Tech has permeated every area of our lives.  No longer house within the confines of a dark, moldy basement, tech is in our pockets, our homes, our places of work, our cars, our hospitals, and our schools. Yes, it’s in our schools. Whether…

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Using iPads in the Middle School Classroom – A Case Study

Using ipads in the middle school classroom

This post is from our contributing author, Brooke Whitlow, on how she is using iPads in the middle school classroom.  If you’d like to contribute articles, check out this page. [AdSense-A]I had a great week of incredible student learning and I just had to share with you all. After I made the switch to Tech…

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Flipped Learning: The Big Picture [INFOGRAPHIC]

Have you tried flipping your classroom yet? I’m venturing more and more into the flipped environment that I’ve spoken about many times. Although I’m a big fan of the concept, I don’t know if it’s the right answer yet for everyone. For students that are high achieving, having access to content on demand is a no brainer.…

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5 Incredible Lessons Teachers Can Learn from Jonathan Ive

5 lessons teachers can learn from Jonathan Ive

As a teacher, I’m always on the watch for people that not only inspire me but who’s stories may inspire my students. A few days ago, The New Yorker published an extensive interview with Apple’s Senior Vice President of Design, Sir Jonathan Ive. He’s not one to give lengthy interviews as he proclaims “I’m shy,”…

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3 Keys to Newbie Blogging Success

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“How can I be a successful blogger?” someone asked me recently. “That all depends on what your definition of success is and what you plan on doing to achieve that success,” was my answer. Wait a minute.  You mean you need to have a plan for your blog? You need to clearly define what you…

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How to Boost Your Website Income as an Amazon Affiliate

I’ve been an Amazon affiliate for many years now and have had great success with the program.  If you’re looking for a way to add a nice revenue stream to your site, becoming an Amazon affiliate is one of the best solutions I’ve found. You can add a significant boost to your site income just…

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Stuk.io Ruby on Rails Coding Courses: 2-Yr Subscription

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KEY FEATURES Stuk.io is redefining online learning with their practical streamlined approach to helping you reach your tech goals. Build a portfolio of 24 real apps, created by you, to score your dream web developer job or bring your brilliant start-up idea to life without expensive developer costs. Stuk.io prides itself on their excellent student…

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Do Your Students Think You’re Nice?

I heard a story of a new teacher shortly after they began their career. As the teacher walked through the hall between classes, taking a break before planning, he moved through the hallway as gracefully as anyone would surrounded by several dozen students swarming their lockers. Many times, the teacher uttered, “excuse me”, “pardon me”,…

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The Tech Can’t Be the Focus

With all the new technology that is available for education, it’s hard not to focus on which tech is the right tech to use. Which gadget, which software, which tablet, which smartphone… which is right? Here’s the big point: The tech can’t be the focus because the tech doesn’t matter. What we do with the…

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How to Write a Buttload of Blog Posts This Year

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A Post a Day Keeps The Traffic Coming Your Way… I’m committing myself to writing more blog posts this year.  In fact, I’ll be posting every day. Sounds crazy I know, but that’s my plan.  It might be yours, too. You may have seen my post in which I revealed my goals and even gave…

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My Goals for 2015 and How to Set and Achieve Your Own 2015 Goals

How to Make 2015 Your Best Blogging Year Ever

New Year, New Goals, New Awesome As we enter another year, I’ve taken some time to evaluate where I stand with this blog and my efforts online. Over the past few months, I completed my degree and began my journey into the world of teaching. This blog took a back seat to those efforts for…

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