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Behind the Scenes at a Middle School Technology Rollout Event

Digital Promise

Device rollout is a huge event for every school in the Verizon Innovative Learning initiative , especially those in their first year of the program. Digital Promise Professional Learning Managers (PLMs) work with each school prior to rollout to help them plan the event and encourage teamwork. Students also need to be involved and given a clear role for supporting the event.

Innovation Is Not a One Time Event

The Principal of Change

If you look at these characteristics, and the examples that I have given you, these are things that can be done all of the time, not simply as an event. I have had a lot of interesting conversations about the notion of “ The Innovator’s Mindset “, and this graphic sharing the characteristics (courtesy of Sylvia Duckworth ): Image created by @SylviaDuckworth.

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Streaming learning events

Learning with 'e's

We broadcast our first live learning event yesterday, where our third year students listened to a talk by innovative school leader Dave Strudwick. The YouTube link for tomorrow's learning event is here. The entire schedule of learning events over the next few weeks is at this link. and Miles Opie (The Finland question - an analysis of the Finnish education system).

ThingLink App Smash Events

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

To encourage the ThingLink Community of Educators to have some fun and smash some apps this month, we are pleased to announce some AppSmash events. These events are designed to inspire our community of educators to explore and create. Explore this interactive image to learn more about these AppSmash events.

Newsela Brings Leveled Current Events Articles to iPads

Class Tech Tips

Newsela’s new iOS app lets readers find “just-right” current events articles. Read Article → The post Newsela Brings Leveled Current Events Articles to iPads appeared first on Class Tech Tips. ELA - Reading/Writing iPhone Apps current events differentiated instructionThe past fews weeks I’ve hosted literacy and technology workshops for teachers across the country.

Choosing Professional Development Events – And My Pick for This Summer


I don’t know about you, but most people I know have limited funds and time to spare for onsite professional development events. I was recently at a really large regional event in Cairo and was disappointed to be the only one from my department and only one of two people at my institution to go. And this is how I generally select events I go to. The networking potential.

Free Online Event: Google Docs Writing Workshop

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

How would you like you like to improve your students'' writing skills along with their technology skills? In this webinar, you will learn how to utilize the many features available in Google Docs to facilitate a digital writing workshop and maximize writing instruction in the 24/7 classroom. Monitor student progress using the revision history feature. Wednesday, July 09, 2014 @ 1:00 PM EDT Sign up.

61 Events, 5 Countries: April is a Wrap!


We hosted 61 events in five countries in April. The events ranged from our Summits in Kitchener, Ontario and Franklin, Indiana to our Summit tour is Australia and New Zealand. Lisa Thumann Director of Professional Learning EdTechTeam April was a busy month for EdTechTeam! We reported a combined 483 hours of professional development on behalf of 61 different Google Certified Trainers.

5 Benefits of Using a Hashtag for Events

The Innovative Educator

Providing participants with an additional level of excitement both at the actual event and in the online community. At our recent NYC Schools Technology Summit, many participants were using our hashtag #NYCSchoolsTech in Twitter, Instagram, and other social media sites for the first time. " Being in touch with the buzz that was being generated via the attendees. Twitter in Education

The Free, Amazing, Library 2.015 Online Events Start Today

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today , October 19th, is our third annual teacher-librarian pre-conference event, “ Teacher Librarian Day ,” which kicks off at 4:00pm US-Eastern Daylight Time. Sampling of Comments from Last Year’s Events: “Great conference!” I think it's great that an event like this is being offered for free for librarians. There aren't a lot of free events for us!” Fantastic! link].

Back to School Savings with #Teacher Appreciation Event at #Staples

The CoolCatTeacher

I go back to school August 10, so I’ll so be hitting Staples for their Teacher Appreciation event August 2-9. The post Back to School Savings with #Teacher Appreciation Event at #Staples appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog. Sponsored by Staples Back to school already? Yes it is! Hopefully, you’ve all already joined the Staples Teacher Rewards Program. Print your coupon. Are you?

Global Collaboration Day Update! (Events due by September 11th.)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The objective of our next event is to help more educators become connected to global education organizations and to other professionals who are experienced with globally connected teaching and learning. Educators and organizations will be hosting simple online events on September 15th in order to demonstrate what global collaboration looks like. Events are designed for a variety of audiences including teachers, students, parents, and organizational leaders. You do not need to host an event to participate. Contact individual event hosts if you have any questions.

Free Online Event: Improve Writing with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Join me and Simple K 12 for a online event and learn how to use Google Docs to thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum. This webinar is one of 6 webinars offered throughout the day during Simple K-12''s free online event on August 9, 2014. Learn more about more great webinars and register for this free online event. GAFE #SK12 google docs webinar

Events + News - Canva Webinar - NMC Summer Conference - Future Ready Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

June 1st - June 15th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight | Daily Education Quotes and Commentary To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at All events are listed in US-Eastern Time. To become an event partner and have your events listed here, please email

Google Classroom: How to Transfer Events from One Google Calendar to Another

So you might be asking, "How do I transfer events from my old calendar to my new one?" Since the school year is well underway, I already had a Google Calendar full of events for my class. I would like to transfer my events from the old calendar to my new one. Here is a view of my old calendar with all of my class events. Continue reading to find out how! Click Import.

Free Online Event - Free Tech Tools

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Join me and Simple K 12 for a free online event on Saturday February 14th dedicated to helping teachers learn to use Free Web Tools! We hope you can join us for this don''t miss event! I am excited to be offering Digital Differentiation, Tools for Finding Information at 11:00 AM EST. Webinars Offered All Day Explore this interactive graphic to learn more about each of the webinars.

Personalize Classroom Learning - Free Online Event

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Join me and Simple K 12 for a f ree online event on January 31st designed to help educators personalize learning. I will be kicking off the event with two back to back webin ars, starting at 10:00 AM EDT. This free event is for you! The first webinar will provide participants with an overview of my Digital Differentiation model.

Layering Political History and Current Events


This fall Sarah Cooper is taking her usual current events unit in a fresh direction using a favorite strategy: layering news from today and yesterday. Future of History History & Current Events 2016 Election current events Elizabeth Cady Stanton Gloria Steinem John Oliver layering Sarah Cooper

New Ed-Tech Event Valuable for Education Entrepreneurs

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The National Education Week conference, is a new, surprisingly intimate ed-tech gathering that has a lot to offer to startups. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email accelerator conference edtech investment investors

More Cool Events coming up from EdChat Interactive

Educational Technology Guy

Their events are interactive and social and very well done. Previous events are archived on the site. They have just announced some new events: Tuesday, March 24 at 8:00 PM Eastern time (5:00 Pacific time) Edchat Interactive Founders, Steven W. They created it as a way for educators to share and learn the best ideas, practices and techniques that are working in schools.

ISTE "Unplugged" in Atlanta - Free Events Start Friday June 27th with HackEd14 Unconference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun events are free, thanks to the support (and latitude!) Friday, June 27th - HACK EDUCATION (all day) : Audrey Watters of Hack Education co-chairs our all-day flagship event this year, our "unconference" on teaching and learning (originally EduBloggerCon). In our eighth year, this event typically draws 200 - 300 participants from around the world. ISTEunplugged.

17 Summits, 34 Bootcamps, and 74 Custom PD Events? June rocked!


We hosted 17 Summits, 34 Certification Bootcamps and 74 custom professional development events in the month of June! The events ranged from our Summits in Northern New Mexico , Utah and the Texas Panhandle to Certification Bootcamps in Pennsylvania, Minnesota and California. If you were at ISTE, thanks for stopping by our booth!

30 Events-- thank you July!


Lisa Thumann Director of Professional Learning EdTechTeam Thank you for coming out to so many of our events during the month of July. We hosted 30 events during the month of July including Summits , Certification Bootcamps and customized professional development.

7 Reasons to Include Current Events in Your Lesson

Class Tech Tips

Integrating current events into your lessons is a powerful way to reach multiple educational goals. I’m a big fan of a current events lesson that introduce students to big ideas about the world while setting a purpose for learning. One of my… The post 7 Reasons to Include Current Events in Your Lesson appeared first on Class Tech Tips.

ExploreEDU - free #Google #EdTech event in Bethpage, NY - Nov 1 or 2nd - come join us

Educational Technology Guy

Come join CDW-G and Google in Bethpage NY for an Explore EDU Event. ExploreEDU is an interactive, discovery-based event designed to teach those new to Google about the transformative power of technology in the classroom Bethpage Union Free School District 10 Cherry Ave Bethpage, NY 11714 Register for one of the following available dates: Nov. Find out more Google Inc.

Upcoming Free Events and Online Conferences

The Learning Revolution Has Begun is the umbrella project for the events from the Classroom 2.0, With over 200 partner organizations now, the project provides listings of free events in the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. We have some GREAT and free educational events coming in the next six months. keeps growing, as we keep adding partners and calendar events. Conference co-chair is Allisyn Levy of BrainPOP, and she’s helped to build a stunning list of keynote speakers for the event. networks.

7 EdTech Events to Attend In-Person in 2017

Gaggle Speaks

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best edtech events, conferences and workshops to put on your calendar in 2017. One of the most popular edtech events around, SXSWedu is an experience within itself. There are hundreds of panels and interactive events with plenty, and we mean plenty, of great networking opportunities. EdSurge Summits. Riverside, CA: January 20-21, 2017.

Free Online Event: Google Tools for Your Classroom

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Today Simple K 12 will be hosting a free online event featuring back to back webinars designed to help educators improve your classroom with Google Tools. Register for this free event on Simple K12 You''ll learn how to. Participants will learn to utilize the built in research and writing tools and put them to work within the context of a Writer''s Workshop. I hope you can join me.

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Learning Revolution Events - Twin Events on the Future of Museums - AltEdFilmFest - Maker Parties

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. Updates Partner Spotlight Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings Conversations Updates Next Week: Twin Events on the Future of Museums. The New Media Consortium and are gearing up for twin events about the "future of museums" on July 23rd & 24th. Both events are focused on four main themes from the NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Museum Edition : Bring Your Own Device, Location-Based Services, Crowdsourcing, and Makerspaces.

Events + News - ISTE "unplugged" Events - Educational Podcasting Tips and Tricks - Using Movie Magic

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

May 11th - May 25th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight | Daily Education Quotes and Commentary To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at All events are listed in US-Eastern Time. To become an event partner and have your events listed here, please email

Events + News - Future Ready Online Summit Today - ISTE Unplugged - Unawards - Homeschooling the Teenage Years

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

June 24th - July 6th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight | Daily Education Quotes and Commentary To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at The event will be free for all to attend and to watch the recordings. You must register to watch the event live or to see the recordings.

Connected Librarians Day (Free) Events - Monday, October 14th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

As a pre-conference event for the Library 2.013 annual conference starting October 18th, we''re hosting a short series of free online sessions this coming Monday. The times show are US-Eastern Daylight Time. If you need to see them in your own time zone, go to the schedule page at Library 2.013 and find your link by that time zone. Hope you''ll join us! See you online! and later.

Live Event: Best Google Tips for Your Classroom

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

On Saturday October 25th, Simple K 12 will be hosting a free Google day of learning designed to provide educators with The Best Google Tips for Your Classroom. Educators can enjoy a series of webinars throughout the day, starting at 10 AM EDT. I am looking forward to hosting Improve Writing Skills Using Digital Writing and Google Docs at 1:00 PM. digital writing GAFE google docs sk12 webinar

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Big Event Announcements: Learning About Learning, Reinventing the Classroom, ISTE Unplugged, Gaming in Ed, Library 2.014

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Hang on to your hat--a flurry of event announcements: two big events coming up within just a few weeks that are going to be TERRIFIC; really fun notes about what we''ll be doing at ISTE this year as part of "ISTE Unplugged;" a brand new conference announcement for "Gaming in Ed;" the call for proposals our annual Library 2.0 What are we "learning about learning?" Get ready!

Ideas to Blend History and Current Events


Jody Passanisi, an eighth grade teacher and author of "History Class Revisited," uses a three-step scaffolding process to help students raise their awareness between events currently taking place and the historical events they study in the social studies curriculum.

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Turning Current Events Instruction Into Social Justice Teaching


Jinnie Spiegler Culturally Responsive Teaching When teaching social justice through current events, consider who your students are, explore opinions and perspective, clarify social justice themes, use interactive technology, and encourage activism Photo credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

5 Benefits to Ditching The Paper at Meetings + Events with a Great Agenda

The Innovative Educator

We're deep into the 21st century, but you might not know it if you went to a meeting or event. This was a problem for me recently after attending a conference at an all-day event sponsored by a few large ed tech companies. The agenda for every event (meeting, workshop, seminar, conference) should be digital with all materials digitally embedded. If you've attended an event or have organized one, you know the promised follow up materials are often forgotten. Just do it once and do it right before the event and everyone wins. There were several presenters.