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Read more about Teaching Students To Use Social Media (The Right Way) And The Endless Possibilities at

Personalized learning, Computing 1:1, distance education, and so many more buzzwords dominate our educational discussions. How do the new ways of thinking about teaching and learning affect schools, buildings, classrooms, and instruction? Read more here at

Be ready for what’s happening. One of the predictions: No more quiet libraries! Find a list of 25 education trends for 2018 at Downloadable at eSMtrends2018final1. 

Read more on Flexibility Drives Digital Tool Usage at

Excerpt: As digital tools continue to infiltrate college campuses, students and educators alike should rejoice. McGraw-Hill Education’s 2017 Digital Study Trends Survey found that 60 percent of students indicated digital learning tools have at least slightly improved their grades and have been very or extremely helpful in their academic life. Overall, the students said that laptops — over things such as print materials and smartphones — are the devices they are most likely to use in class, for homework, and for exam prep. A whopping 86 percent labeled laptops as an important tool for studying while only 33 percent said the same about smartphones and tablets. The surveyed students indicated that laptops are particularly effective because of the ease in online search and communication, as well as the portability of the device and accessibility of the tools.

Do students embrace the idea of being makers or is this paradigm the next best idea from tech ed such as MOOCS?  Find an interesting discussion in Do students buy into maker culture? at


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