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Education and Brains: Getting the Most from Today’s EdTech

One of the reasons today’s edtech often receives pushback from educators, staff and even students is that we’re sometimes resistant to learning new things. If your brain is already comfortable using certain tools and technology, it will prefer them to new alternatives, because the tools you’re comfortable with provide a path of less (mental) resistance.


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Top 10 Gaggle Speaks Blog Posts from 2016

We compiled this list based on traffic to the Gaggle Speaks Blog and the number of shares each post received. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out the top Gaggle Speaks posts from 2016.


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7 EdTech Events to Attend In-Person in 2017

While you can stay on top of most everything going on in edtech by reading blogs, listening to podcasts and following social media, sometimes you just have to get out and see things for yourself. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best conferences, events and workshops to put on your calendar for 2017.


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Don’t Be a Luddite, Technology is Here to Stay

It’s clear that modern Luddites persist today, albeit in new forms. Sometimes those of us in K-12 resist the implementation of new technology, making technology out to be some kind of bogeyman. Generally, their core message goes something like this: Technology doesn’t facilitate education; it only gets in the way.


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Hundreds of Educators Attend Gaggle EdTech Webcasts, Do You?

About six times a year, we hold our own edtech webcasts, part of a series of live presentations with influential edtech professionals and educators. Each Gaggle webcast is recorded, so even if you can’t make one in real time, by registering you’ll receive an email with a link to the webcast recording and slide deck.


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What is a Teacher to a Student?

As a teacher, how you relate to your students is greatly significant. You could possess a vast and varied wellspring of knowledge in comparison to the less learned minds in your classroom. But, as we all know, if you don’t have the respect and trust of your students, you can certainly curb your effectiveness as a teacher.

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6 Twitter Chats for Educators

Besides various priorities, topics and levels of interest, it can be a challenge to dedicate time just to sift through which Twitter Chats to follow and participate in. We’ve done some of the work for you by identifying some Twitter Chats for you to consider.

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5 Coding Resources for Students

Learning how to code can benefit students far beyond the classroom. It’s a skill that can prove to be very useful. Here are just a few resources to help your students learn how to code.