Google Tools For The New Year

The Web20Classroom

Its definitely one worth a closer look next year. __ Google Image Swirl This is another one that is new but very cool. Everyone has got one. A Year in Review.

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Change? Darn Right We Need Some Change!

The Web20Classroom

An Instructional Technologist A shift is definitely needed but how to accomplish it is the big question. A Teacher A shift is definitely needed. There are some things in life we can count on. The changing of the leaves. The changing of the seasons.

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Daniel Pink on Importance of Intrinsic Motivation in 21st Century


There''s definitely an argument here for 21st Century skills like collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving. This video is almost 19 minutes long.and worth every second of the watch. Although aimed at business, there is much to be gleaned for educators.

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The Three R's Are So 20th Century.


Warlick does a great job of explaining why and what the new definitions need to be in the video below. Great overview of the educational challenge before us.

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Brainstorm and Debate Collaboratively

Nik Peachey

Here's an example We don't like reading in class You could use it to brainstorm vocabulary around a topic or theme and then get your students to add definitions, and other elements of information about the words, like their parts of speech, collocations, example sentences etc.

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Google Presentation for Student Portfolios

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I know of two innovative teachers in D97 who are building these portfolios, and they are definitely worth taking a look at. Compatibility with PowerPoint combined with the ability to easily publish slideshows online makes Google Presentation a Cool Tool for creating and maintaining student portfolios. What a great way to celebrate the learning, progress and talents of your students, and what a fabulous way to share with relatives and friends across the world!

ANIMOTO Slide Show of Maui Robotics Tournament held at Seabury Hall

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

It definitely has a YOUNG feel to it. Animoto is an online slide show program, one of several available. Although it has been around for awhile (I remember our math teacher Ms. Davis introducing it to us in a Winterim program), this is the first time I''ve tried it. You can upload your selected photos (or video), add music (either provided or your own), and finalize. Ouila! A 30-second show is totally free. I chose the $3.00 one-time video purchase, with unlimited slides.

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Connecting 2 the World: Learning Theories: In support of Connectivism

Connecting 2 the World

skip to main | skip to sidebar Connecting 2 the World Connecting ideas, cultures, and disciplines Wednesday, January 7, 2009 Learning Theories: In support of Connectivism I was first introduced to the idea of Connectivism through an online conference hosted by George Sieman s group at the University of Manitoba. Language, processes, and definition of "knowledge" varies between networks.

The BrandED Difference

A Principal's Reflections

When I first dipped my toe into the social media waters in March 2009 I really did not know what to expect. Little did I know that my tweeting would lead to a feature story on CBS Channel 2 NYC during November 2009 and in the process catch the eye of business maven Trish Ruben.

How to Promote Additive Bilingualism over Subtractive Bilingualism in the Classroom


First, here’s a quick definition of bilingualism in general. Theory and Research in Education, 2009, 7(2), pp. What’s the difference between additive and subtractive bilingualism?

Making is in Our DNA

A Principal's Reflections

Has it evolved – definitely! He goes on to share the following synopsis of constructionism penned by Kafai, Peppler, & Chapman (2009). I have such fond memories of the time I had with both my grandfathers, albeit much too short as one of them was taken from us too soon.

5 Aspects of digital citizenship students must be aware of


We have spoken before about what defines a good digital citizen , and today we will extrapolate some more on that definition to include some new emerging trends.

Top 7 TED Talks every teacher should see


Taking the stage back in 2009 made me feel like I was a teacher again, and I loved teaching. While giving teachers real feedback is an arduous endeavor, it’s not impossible, and it will definitely be worth it. TED Talks are awesome.

Why Digital Leadership? #digilead

A Principal's Reflections

This is something that I could have never dreamed of prior to social media as I felt that writing was definitely not my strong suit. I have witnessed and been a part of a dramatic transformation process at NMHS that began in 2009 when I gave social media a try.

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Getting started with AR and VR: Defining Terms


More academic definitions: Virtual Reality (VR) – creates interactive computer-generated worlds, which substitute real-world sensory perceptions with digitally generated ones, producing the sensation of actually being in life-sized new environments. [2].

The Imperative of Experiential and Hands-On Learning

User Generated Education

By definition, hands-on learning requires students to engage in the education process using multiple senses, including sight, hearing and touch. For the past several decades, I have had my feet in both elementary education and teacher training and development.

Goal: Craft a Message for Your Passion Project

Teacher Reboot Camp

I helped begin Edchat in 2009 and created this video for it. Thank you to Bob Greenberg of The Brainwaves Video Anthology for this hi-definition and short video interview. Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful !

What to Look for When Purchasing an Education Projector

ViewSonic Education

Interactive projectors were introduced in 2009. High resolution is important for projecting detailed charts and graphs, text, and high-definition video. They’re also more compatible with high-definition source content.

Relationships Are Everything

A Principal's Reflections

Will and I met virtually on Twitter way back in 2009. Becoming a connected educator has definitely resulted in an exponential increase in professional relationships for me. I recently had the honor of being a guest on Dr. Will Deyamport’s podcast called the Dr. Will Show.

STUDENT VOICE: Homeless in fifth grade, now a college sophomore

The Hechinger Report

My first stint of homelessness came in 2009, while I was in elementary school in Nebraska. I remember being uncomfortable and definitely confused. knew there was something different about our family. When I’d spend the day with friends, I wasn’t allowed to tell them where I lived.

When the children leave: What’s left after a mass exodus of young people from Puerto Rico?

The Hechinger Report

In 2009 Rossana Rodríguez-Sánchez was a middle school theater teacher in Puerto Rico. In October 2009 she found work in Chicago, as the resident art director of a youth theater organization. Johanna Dominguez rakes grass clippings in the backyard of the Pedro G. Goyco school.

FAQs For Educational Bloggers

The Web20Classroom

I’ve had this blog since 2009. And it’s another that has no definitive answer. Growing your audience takes time and patience and it definitely won’t happen overnight. And remember, having that regular schedule definitely helps.)

Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

The very first time I heard the idea of integrating the Arts into STEM education was while watching a 2009 keynote made by Daniel Pink at the NECC Conference in Washington DC… yes prior to ISTE Conferences! November 8, 2009 (21centuryedtech Article by Michael Gorman). 2009).


Building Vocabulary to Improve Reading

Digital Promise

Then, teachers highlight the target words and provide context-related definitions. 2009). Embedding new words into classroom conversations and assignments pegged to topics teens care about.

#EduroChallenge Day 3: Working in Virtual Teams

The Thinking Stick

In 2009 I set up a camera to UStream our COETAIL session live from Bangkok as we had two virtual participants. I wasn’t able to find research newer than that but the trend is definitely heading upwards to 50%.

Building Vocabulary to Improve Reading

Digital Promise

Then, teachers highlight the target words and provide context-related definitions. 2009). Embedding new words into classroom conversations and assignments pegged to topics teens care about.

Real talk: This is what successful blended learning actually looks like

eSchool News

Colorado District 49 , where I am superintendent of the iConnect Zone, started down the road to blended learning in 2009, and we are still learning. Back in 2009, District 49 was looking for ways to provide more flexible learning opportunities.

The Importance of Simplicity in Customer Experience


Since 2009, a stock portfolio comprised of publicly-traded brands which focus on simplicity has outperformed major indices, and by a lot. And it can get you a share of $86 billion too, maybe and definitely will impact your company bottom line.

TenMarks Shutdown Leaves Teachers Wanting, Competitors Circling


They’re definitely not ideal replacements in terms of what we were looking for,” he says. Natick Public Schools has been using TenMarks since it launched in 2009, Nolin says. The final days are drawing near for TenMarks.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

This whole idea of randomized formative assessment is definitely one that I’ll be investigating more. He received the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) in 2009 for mathematics from California.

Summer Learning Series-Twitter Chats For Learning

The Web20Classroom

We had our first real chat in July 2009. But there are a couple for educators that you should definitely check out. If you have an interest in anything educational technology, definitely check out #edtechchat. This is the fourth post in my Summer Learning Series.

Technology I use on a Daily Basis - 2015 Version

Educational Technology Guy

I've definitely changed with the apps I use and have less hardware. In the past, I've written about the technology I use on a daily basis (see bottom of page for links). Here's my updated version for Summer, 2015. I'm a huge user of Google Apps and Evernote.

Why Intentionally Building Empathy Is More Important Now Than Ever


In 2009, thirty years later, the average American scored a three out of five. In practical terms, Zaki says Americans in 2009 are 75-percent less empathetic than their counterparts thirty years ago. Concerns About Simplistic Definitions of Empathy.

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Have We Decided What ‘Gainful Employment’ Means Yet?


Department of Education (ED) has been trying to define the term, and definition may determine whether a school is eligible to receive federal student aid for its programs under the Higher Education Act (HEA). This week, ED will continue with the latest effort to define the term—and this push is likely to be the final and definitive one. But the law requires another round of negotiations to change an existing definition, so here we go again.

Pedagogy Before Technology

The Principal of Change

Pokémon Go will definitely engage our students, but so will any other fancy, new technology. In both of these instances, the intended effects will eventually wear off once the students grow accustomed to what is going on around them (Vargas, 2009).