The Most Popular Post in 2009.

The Web20Classroom

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. I know that I was not personally an advocate for technology before learning about what is out there on the web, but after taking my Technology for the Elementary Teachers course I feel a lot better about bringing technology into my future classroom. -A 2009 Most Popular Post edchat

Winner of the Smart Software Contest Announced

The Web20Classroom

Pleasant Elementary in Ontario, Canada submitted a great video on how his students use Smart Products everyday. A while back I had the chance to give away over $1400 in Smartech Software. The competition was stiff and the decision was tough. Dustin Carson from Mt.

The Edublog Awards

The Web20Classroom

Here are my nominations: Best Teacher Blog- Philly Teacher - Mary Beth Hertz is a Computer Science Teacher in an elementary school in West Philadelphia. Its that time of year again for the Annual Edublog Awards. These awards celebrate "the achievements of edubloggers, twitterers, podcasters, video makers, online communities, wiki hosts and other web based users of educational technology."

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MI Learning Portal on iTunesU K-12

The Electric Educator

Note: the following post was published in the Fall 2009 Edition of the MACUL Journal While some teachers are battling to keep iPods out of the classroom, I’m encouraging my students to use them as learning tools.

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. It’s one of three elementary school science curriculums Callahan is helping to pilot now that her district decided to re-commit to elementary science education.

Research Shows Technology Strategies That Positively Impact Student Learning


December 1, 2009 During the second week of the Teaching With Technology course, I learned the most from the research studies we read such as Michael S.

Top 10 Social Networking Guidelines for Educators Who Wish to Keep Their Career Intact


I tweaked it just this week to present to a group of elementary (K-5) teachers. NOTE: I published a brief follow-up to this post in August 2009. Above List Copyright ©2009 All Rights Reserved. I put this together about two months ago at the request of some educational technology professionals I know who were curious about boundaries when it comes to what to post and do on social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook.

Will New Standards Improve Elementary Science Education?


Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. It’s one of three elementary school science curriculums Callahan is helping to pilot now that her district decided to re-commit to elementary science education.

Carver STaR Chart Presentation


The slide show below will serve as a visual aid when I present to Carver Elementary staff on their most recent S chool T echnology a nd R eadiness (STaR) self-report regarding campus levels of technology access and integration. NOTE: This blog post is part of a requirement for Lamar University graduate course EDLD 5306 Fundamentals of Educational Technology.

Better Edtech Budgeting: How Yuma Elementary District Makes The Most of Its Money


During 2009, then-Superintendent Darwin Stiffler and Associate Superintendent Duane Sheppard of Yuma Elementary School District One in Arizona had just taken their positions and were trying to figure out how to meet students’ needs. Yuma) The two decided to pool the Title 1 money and buy five laptop computers for every classroom teaching math across the district (approximately 450 laptops) in the spring of 2009.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

After teaching chemistry, physics, and computer science, I became an administrator for the next 30 years with experience at the secondary, central office, and elementary levels. In 2006 I gave up my job as an elementary principal to care for my wife who had Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

See: Creating Elementary Portfolios and One Note in the Classroom. Michelle Zimmerman, PhD, has taught all grades from Pre-K through 10th within the past 17 years, with a focus on middle and high school since 2009.

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The Pivotal Role Movement Plays in Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The best part is the conversations that I get to have with learners, especially at the elementary level. Downing Elementary School with principal Marcos Lopez as part of some broader work in Ector County ISD. Add more recess not just in elementary, but in middle school as well.

Barrow Oral History Project: An Update

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Back in 2009, the 5th grade classes, teachers, and I worked on an oral history project to try to capture some of the stories of Barrow’s history. event Lesson Podcast athens ga barrow elementary elementary school flipgrid history interview oral history student voice youtube

Technology: the savior of education?

iLearn Technology

In 2009, I left teaching. In 2009, I left teaching for health reasons. I have auto immune disorders (Rheumatoid Arthritis and Raynaud’s Syndrome) and in 2009, my rheumatologist recommended that I take a year off to see if my body would stop attacking itself.

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university


The Kudan Elementary School in downtown Tokyo organized the first robot teacher testing as far back as 2009. Most people don’t consider education technology to be such an important industry, but it’s actually gigantic.

EdTech 394

Technology for the Sake of Technology: Consider the Why and the How

Reading By Example

In my recently published book , I highlighted the conditions John Hattie found in his research about effective use of technology in schools, from his seminal resource Visible Learning: Maximizing Impact on Learning (Routledge, 2009, p.

Foreign Language Classes are Becoming More Scarce

Digital Promise

Researchers at the Modern Language Association recently found that colleges lost 651 foreign language programs from 2013 to 2016 – dramatically more than the one foreign language programs that higher education lost between 2009 and 2013.

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The Imperative of Experiential and Hands-On Learning

User Generated Education

For the past several decades, I have had my feet in both elementary education and teacher training and development. Hands-on and experiential learning is used in some elementary schools but this diminishes as students get older.

How student posture can affect their learning outcomes


One four-month study in seven US elementary schools showed that kids either retained or improved their academic results over the period and anecdotal evidence from teachers described kids who used the balls as quieter and more attentive. Sit still!

Research-Influenced Learning Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

As such, Barrett and Zang (2009) identify three key design principles: Naturalness : Hardwired into our brains, humans have the basic need for light, air, and safety. 2009).

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

For each of the three primary (equity-focused) federal educational technology programs authorized by Congress since the passage of the 1994 revision to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), below I provide details on the programs’: legislative authorization (i.e.,

Educators as Purveyors of Hope

User Generated Education

I have since become a teacher educator (with some teaching of elementary gifted students at a few Title 1 schools thrown in). My advanced degree is in counseling. I sought this degree due to my affinity towards at-risk and adjudicated youth.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

2008; Webster-Wright, 2009 ; Accomplished California Teachers, 2012 ). On the other hand, one-shot, “drive-by,” or fragmented, “spray-and-pray” workshops lasting 14 hours or less show no statistically significant effect on student learning ( Darling-Hammond, Wei, Andree, Richardson, and Orphanos, 2009 ). 2009): Collaborative learning : Teachers have opportunities to learn in a supportive community that organizes curriculum across grade levels and subjects.

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While the rest of the world invests more in education, the U.S. spends less

The Hechinger Report

spending on elementary and high school education declined 3 percent from 2010 to 2014 even as its economy prospered and its student population grew slightly by 1 percent, boiling down to a 4 percent decrease in spending per student.

Thriving–not surviving-with support from a virtual mentor

The Cornerstone Blog

Lisa is a wife and mom who started her career as an elementary school teacher in Southern California. She then spent 14 years as an elementary school principal. Do you wish you had more support and encouragement from other teachers in your school? Consider virtual mentorship! .

How This Educator Bridges Creativity And Teaching Through Project-Based Learning

EdNews Daily

After selling a very successful business, I decided in 2009 to pursue my passion by earning another degree in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in English. I have a dual certification in elementary and middle school ages.

Student Data Privacy: What’s Your Obligation?

Tom Murray

House Education and Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education and the U.S. In 2009, a programming error combined with human oversight, caused the Wake County School District in North Carolina to send out 5,000 postcards with labels containing student names and social security numbers, out of the 15,000 that were sent to parents. This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

A New Day at Morton College

EdNews Daily

In 2009, we honored 22 graduates. Our STEM summer camp attracted elementary-aged students to learn more about science, technology and math and was popular enough to return next year. Op-Ed Contribution. Dr. Stanley Fields, President of Morton College, Cicero, Illinois.

FAQs For Educational Bloggers

The Web20Classroom

I’ve had this blog since 2009. Are you an elementary teacher? Read elementary blogs. For nearly 9 years I’ve written about technology, improving school leadership and have shared my personal insights on being a connected educator.

National KidWind Challenge Champions Announced in Windy City


o Third Place – The Birds from Darlington Elementary-Middle School in Darlington, Wis. Since the first event in 2009, the KidWind Challenge and its partners have provided this opportunity to more than 15,000 students across 22 states.

SweetSearch: an update and three tools for your kids’ utility belts


Launched in 2009, SweetSearch leverages a Google CSE to search the websites included in findingDulcinea’s pathfinders and articles, as well as additional materials vetted and regularly updated by the research team.

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What to Look for When Purchasing an Education Projector

ViewSonic Education

In elementary schools, students in multiple classrooms can simultaneously view virtual field trips, author talks or other content. Interactive projectors were introduced in 2009. Considering an education projector for your classrooms or lecture hall? That’s a smart move.

TenMarks Shutdown Leaves Teachers Wanting, Competitors Circling


Across the district’s elementary and middle schools, Yakima had about 8,400 students on the program for the last three years. Natick Public Schools has been using TenMarks since it launched in 2009, Nolin says. The final days are drawing near for TenMarks.

Florida teacher reaches for the stars – Jason Mocherman, USA

Daily Edventures

In 2009 our school was rebuilt. We were running daily planetarium field trips for thousands of elementary students. Jason Mocherman. Astronomy Instructor, Planetarium Director, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. Florida, USA. jmocherman. “In

Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

It can create concern in elementary and middle school students that if they don’t perform well, they are in danger of being held back or not graduating high school. She obtained her master’s degree in education from Grand Canyon University in 2009.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

This theory requires the student to passively accept information and knowledge as presented by the instructor (Pogue, 2009, para. 2009).