The Most Popular Post in 2009.

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As 2009 comes to a close I wanted to take a look back and see what post did people visit the most. So here, in all it''s glory (or lack there of) is the most popular post of 2009 on my blog. As is the case every Tuesday evening, educators, parents and students from around the globe came together on Twitter for #edchat. Why do we not hold the same standard for educators but accept sub-par employee performance? 2009 Most Popular Post edchat

The 2009 Edublog Awards-Vote Now!

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Yesterday the official nominations for the 2009 Edublog Awards were announced. There are some amazing educators and blogs on not just these, but all the lists of nominations. I was both honored and very humbled that I had been nominated for Twitter User of the Year and that this blog was nominated for both Teacher Blog of the Year and Tech Support Blog of the Year. It is going to be really tough to choose just one!

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2009 MACUL Conference

The Electric Educator

The annual MACUL conference is an awesome opportunity to hear how other educators are using technology in the classroom and to browse the latest in ed. 10:00-11:00 Workshop-- 11:00-1:00 Tour vendor exhibit hall 11:30-12:30 MI learning round table The educators who have been creating and posting learning resources on the MI learning channel of iTunesU K-12 will be meeting together for an idea swapping session. educational technology MACUL

July 2009 Table of Contents

techlearning

FEATURES FOLLOW THE MONEY PART 3 Read the last in a three part series on what the stimulus package means for education technology in America’s classrooms. Go online to techlearning.com for the full series. Smart Money By Ellen Ullman From. Techlearning News

Summative? Formative? I Just Wanna Know What My Kids Don't.

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Whats worse is those at the state level have been drinking the data kool-aid and instead of standing up for education in their state they follow right along. What is the role of summatives in your classroom or in education in general? I was once a young teacher, fresh out of college, bright eyed and bushy tailed, full of great ideas. There were all these things I wanted to try with my kids, new ways of teaching and figuring out I was doing the best job possible. Then reality.

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Start The New Year Off Right With The Essential Tools For Educators

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There are some tools that educators need to embrace and learn how to use both in and out of the classroom. If you are already an expert, pass along the list to someone who isn''t and perhaps resolve to take that educator under your wing and work with them this year. Tools For Collaborating With Professionals - Learn about how Twitter, Ning, Skype and Google Wave can all be used to connect with and learn from other educators.

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New Posted Resources 12/23/2009

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New Posted Resources 12/04/2009

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New Posted Resources 12/01/2009

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Spring 2009 tags : iwb , favorite GetBodySmart: Interactive Tutorials and Quizzes On Human Anatomy and Physiology tags : science , anatomy , biology , physiology , interactive , favorite LiveBinders: Easy "Trap and Keep" Online Teaching Binders - The Educators'' Royal Treatment tags : livebinders , favorite Technology and Writing: Using Glogster™ to Differentiate Writing Instruction tags : glogster , writing , favorite FAQ (diigo V4 help) tags : diigo , student , favorite Posted from Diigo.

What Is A Great Teacher?

The Web20Classroom

Last night on #edchat, participants tried to determine what skills, traits, or characteristics were necessary for "21st Century Educators." A Systems Administrator Education is necessary to equip children to life. It doesn''t matter whether you''re not good at A or B, education is empowering. Education brings down walls and eliminates differences. Before I go into what I think the skills should be, I first want to address this title of "21st Century Educator."

The Essential Tools For The Connected Teacher-Part 4

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Here is an example, something simple, that you can do with Animoto Animoto for Educators offers free accounts to teachers and other educators. The Education Podcast Network is a great place to start when looking for educational podcasts and examples of how podcasts are used in the classroom. Here is an example from the public Education Gallery 17 Ways To Use Voicethread In The Classroom has, well, more that 17 ways to use the program.

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The PLN Is Powerful.

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I wanted to be able to share with other teacher successes, in 140 characters of how the PLN makes us better educators. I was not able to "talk" education. I am a better educator because of them! I have had the opportunity lately to do a lot of talking about the power of Professional Learning Networks (PLN''s, or you might know it as Personal Learning Community, PLC, also.) to some of my teachers and to teachers around the country.

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Web 2.0 Tools That Will Break Through Next Year, With Your Help

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Tools made huge inroads in education this year. While none of these are new, they might only be known in small circles of teachers or educational/instructional technologists. But I believe each of these tools is on the cusp of a major breakthrough in the educational arena. So here, in no particular order are the tools that, with your help, can break through to the educational mainstream. __ Voicethread There are 2 groups of people when it comes to Voicethread.

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New Posted Resources 12/15/2009

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New Posted Resources 12/08/2009

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Huge List of 125 Google Wave Robots – Add Bots and Enjoy Wave tags : googlewave , favorite CSI Twitter- Crime Scene Investigation by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano tags : PLN , Power , favorite Teach history with these comic collections tags : history , comics , favorite The Education Podcast Network | A Landmark Project tags : podcasting , podcasts , education , favorite Google Earth Tutorials tags : googleearth , tutorials , favorite Webquests tags : webquests , favorite Posted from Diigo.

New Posted Resources 12/17/2009

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New Posted Resources 12/16/2009

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85+ Resources: Educator Guide for Integrating Social Media « emergent by design tags : socialmedia , favorite Twitter in the Classroom: Studies Find Increased Student Engagement tags : Twitter , favorite 50 Web Applications for Teachers tags : web2.0 , favorite Using Wordle in the classroom (1 of 2) tags : wordle , favorite Cell Size and Scale tags : biology , favorite 5 Easy Steps to Stay Safe (and Private!)

New Posted Resources 12/03/2009

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tags : cellphones , favorite changED: Teaching Students to Dialgoue tags : discussion , dialogue , favorite Learn to Podcast | Podcasting 101 | Guide to Podcasting Basics "Learn to Podcast – A Mini-Guide" tags : podcasting , podcast , favorite Character Education Lesson Plans From CHARACTER COUNTS! Is your classroom mobile phone free? | Why did the Chickenman cross the road?

New Posted Resources 12/05/2009

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Learn how to utilize it in your classroom with free videos, activities and more from CDW-G and Discovery Education. Prestwick Cafe: Building Something New: There’s Always Demolition Required tags : change , favorite Web 2.0 is highly interactive, accessible and collaborative. tags : web2.0 , resources , favorite Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here

The Edublog Awards

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These awards celebrate "the achievements of edubloggers, twitterers, podcasters, video makers, online communities, wiki hosts and other web based users of educational technology." From tons of Google Tips to Social Media and Social Networking, there is something here for every educator. Tech&Learning Advisor Blog -With writers from all areas of education the content here varies from tech tips to real discussions about the future of education.

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A Common Sense Approach To Internet Safety

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As educators, no matter our title, we are all responsible for teaching kids about the right and wrong ways to use the vast resource known as The Internet. Google and Common Sense Media make that job a little easier with the video I have embedded below. I like that there are 3 audiences. First, telling parents they need to be involved and know what their kids are doing online and limiting the amount of time they spend online.

Google Tools For The New Year

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But the implications for education are quite large. Everyone has got one. A Year in Review. Whether its for the top news stories of the year , or top gadgets of the yea r or even the top apologies of the year these lists are everywhere. Why look back when we can look forward? This was a huge year for Google.

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It's Great And All, But What About My Privacy?

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This app has great potential in the classroom but shouldn''t educators, instead of just taking it at face value, ask questions first? Cross-Posted At The Educators'' Royal Treatment Image from Google Goggles. One of Google''s core missions is to catalog and categorize the world''s knowledge. They are well on their way with their in-depth search products, real-time search , book search , product search and more.

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Change? Darn Right We Need Some Change!

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Yet when it comes to education and the business of educating children one thing is for sure, change is absent. On #edchat last night the topic was "Is a Shift needed in education? If a Shift isn''t needed, what is right with education that we don''t need to change." Needless to say I did not encounter one person who said that things in education were going down the right road. Progressive and opinionated educators are what''s right with education today. -A

Who Is The Enemy?

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An Instructional Technologist Administrators need to remember their ultimate goal is to educate students. Tell tech folks what sites you need for education and find out the reason for the block. It''s only through education, consciousness awareness, monitoring and use that such balance will exist. Picture it.you have discovered the latest and greatest tool/application to use with your kids.

New Posted Resources 11/24/2009

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Voting is Now Open For The 2009 Edublog Awards!

The Daring Librarian

Photo Credit: Second Life Jokadia Island "You can now vote for your favorite education-related blogs — voting for the 2009 Edublogs Awards is open until December 16th. Here you can learn details of the voting, see all the nominees, and begin voting at The 2009 Edublog Awards ! You can see who I nominated at My Nominations For The Edublog Awards 2009. There’s an “embarrassment of riches” in the education blogosphere!"

Using Avatars to Teach Internet Safety

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Using educationally appropriate online tools with students opens up a world of possibilities, but it''s important to communicate a clear and consistent message about Internet safety every time you introduce a new tool. If students hear about Internet safety often enough, hopefully they will start thinking about it themselves. Creating an avatar is a really great way to teach students to protect their identities on the Internet.

Google Teacher Academy

The Electric Educator

Tomorrow is the 2009 Google Teacher Academy. I''m excited about the opportunity to rub shoulders with a very distinguished and influential group of educators from around the country. gtaco 2009 boulder colorado google teacher academy It was a long drive to Boulder, Colorado, but my wife, daughter, and I arrived safely. Tomorrow will be a full day starting with breakfast at 8am and ending with a "celebration dinner" at 6:15.

Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) on Twitter

EdTechSandyK

The Personal Learning Network (PLN) that I''ve built on Twitter over the past couple of months has become an amazing resource for learning about what''s going on in the educational technology world. I reference the building of an educational technology (edtech) PLN below, but you can apply the same principals to building a PLN on your topic of interest. edtech educational technology pln professional development twitter web 2.0

9 Ways to Use Google Wave

The Electric Educator

Pamel a D : I''m the director of a special education cooperative that provides professional development for teachers of students with disabilities. We have teams of school personnel involved in a yearlong project where they are learning how to effectively integrate a student with disabilities into general education classrooms. I have great respect for special education teachers. I can''t imagine a much better use of Google Wave than educating the poor and underprivileged.

Drawing & Painting: Kerpoof Studio

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

There are many options available within Kerpoof studio, and some are more educationally appropriate than others. It''s important that students using this tool have a clearly identified learning goal when using Kerpoof in an educational setting or they will just play. Kerpoof Studio is another tool for drawing and creating on the computer. It''s kid-friendly, and again, no sign in is needed to use the tool in it''s most basic form.

Back To School: Cool Tools Preview

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

It''s all about management and there is a lot to consider when choosing appropriate online tools for education. It''s time to get back to school, which means it''s time for me to start blogging regularly about Cool Tools again. I spent a good chunk of my summer using cool tools with fabulous teachers who were eager to use the tools in innovative ways.

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Glogs as a Collection of Resources

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Glogs offer educators the opportunity to collect carefully chosen web resources and create an attractive package for students in order to guide the learning. Here is a Memorial Day Resources blog. View the Memorial Day Resouces Blog

Glogs: A SlideShow of Samples

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Glogster''s education section allows glogs to be private. We have created several glogs as samples for teachers and can think of many more to create. These launchers are easily accessible tools to guide and differentiate student learning in a variety of ways. They are visual, fun to create and extremely versatile. Google Presentation was used to create a slideshow of glog samples. Please remember to use caution when streaming in D97. View slideshow