Archive for June, 2014

Eastern Michigan University EDMT Program offers new Online Teaching Certificate

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

With online learning platforms making online teaching even more of a reality for educators in Michigan – EMU is pleased to announce the development of a series of new online teaching courses.

The educational media and technology program, within the College of Education has designed these courses to provide teachers with the basic skills of how to teach online and help them develop a comfort level with communicating with their students through these emerging online technologies. The courses start next week in the Summer II 2014.

The series of online teaching courses include:

Online Teaching: Introduction (3 credits)
Online Teaching: Advanced (3 credits)
Online Teaching: Practicum (3 credits)
Online Teaching: Blended Instruction (3 credits)

Upon receiving their online teaching certificate, teachers should be able to handle any course management system within their school district and be ready to start teaching in those environments. For questions or more information, please contact Michael McVey at or watch a short video about the program.

Apps that Rise to the Top for Teachers

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Michelle Luhtala, a librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut, has created an extensive list of apps (about 74 apps) that have been approved by educators around the country.  The list includes

  • 30 Hands
  • Adobe Voice – Show your story
  • Ask3
  • EverNote
  • Explain Everything
  • Knowmia & Knowmia Teach
  • Lightbot
  • Poems by Heart from Penquin Classics
  • Synphonizer
  • ThinkLink
  • World Lens

Curious? Want to know more? Go check out the entire list at The edWebET47 – The A List!

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2014 Conference

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Register now for the 2014 ISTE Conference in Atlanta, GA being held June 28 through July 1, 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center. You can register online, by phone or fax (scroll down the page to download the form) and onsite.

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world (

The ISTE Conference is for educators at all levels – teachers, tech coordinators and staff developers, administrators and policy makers, teacher educators, teacher librarians and media specialists and government and industry representatives.

For more information about the ISTE Conference, go to