The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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In December 2010, The Journal –“t he leading Technology based education publication for K-12 and higher education”– published an article with a 5-prong prediction for the following year. But, how does the 2010 vision for edTech match what’s actually happening today?

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TeachMeet Nashville 2010

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Over the next 2 days I will participating in TeachMeet Nashville. TeachMeets are unique conference experiences where everyone has an opportunity to share, learn and grow as professional educators. I will be part of a panel on Social Media in Education.

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Edublog 2010 Nominations

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It is that time of year again when Edubloggers from around the globe make their pick for the Annual Edublog Awards. Last year this blog was nominated in several categories and I won Twitterer of The Year and #Edchat won for Best Series of Tweets. The awards are a great way to find new blogs to follow, twitterers to follow and resources to discover. So be sure to check out all the nominations and check back on Dec. 15 to see who the winners are.

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Final Reflections Of TeachMeet Nashville 2010

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What a great 2 days of learning in Nashville TN last week! There were large groups of teachers learning how to use Twitter and social networking for professional development to small groups of 2 or 3 people in impromptu learning sessions. There was talk about the closing of Etherpad and the use of alternatives like Typewith.me and Primary Pad. There was great discussion about meeting kids where they are and using music and the arts for assessment in the classroom.

The 2010 Edublog Award Nominations - Vote Now!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The full list of categories for the 2010 Edublog awards are listed below. In their 7th year, the Edublog Awards are a chance to celebrate blogging, social media, and Web 2.0 in education. I should note that I am co-host of the actual awards ceremony, that Classroom 2.0

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Time's Best Inventions of 2010

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Time Magazine''s web article on the 50 Best Inventions of 2010 meets both these criteria, as well as being a good opportunity to explore categories (note in the picture that the inventions are organized into categories) and descriptive schema.

The 2010 Global Education Conference Starts Monday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The free, all-online 2010 Global Education Conference takes place this coming week, November 15 - 19, 2010! We currently have 397 sessions from 62 countries scheduled, as well as 63 keynote speakers--an amazing lineup. Please take a look at all that is taking place: [link] The conference is a collaborative and world-wide community effort to significantly increase opportunities for globally-connecting education activities.

My 2010 MACUL Conference Sessions

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I am currently sitting in the opening keynote session of the 2010 Michigan Association in Computer Learners Conference (MACUL) with 3,000 fellow educators. It will be a full two days of learning related to educational technology. Here are the sessions that I''ve chosen to attend in the next few days. Hope to see you there! Thursday: Transforming the Classroom With Google Docs Forms Grand Gallery E 10:00 AM 11:00 AM.

2010 Global Education Conference #globaled10 - Check It Out, and Looking for Help!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The online 2010 Global Education Conference kicks off on November 15th for 5 days. As co-chair of the conference, I''m both nervous and excited! The conference has garnered incredible support--we currently have over 90 partner organizations , 120 international educator advisors , 36 keynote speakers , and over 300 worldwide presentations --all around helping students and educators to connect globally. Check out the amazing schedule in your own time zone.

Why Are You A Life-Long Learner? The Follow-Up.

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Recently I asked this: We encourage our kids to be life-long learners. And when they ask why we tell them all kinds of things like it is important to stay relevant in our careers and it is important for humanity to have people who enjoy learning, etc.

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My 2010 Edublogs Nominees Post

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Check out the 2009 nominees/winners , 2010 to follow! Wherein I start (and end) my campaign to get us SLPs and other Special Educators a bit more recognized in the edublogosphere. The Edublog Awards is an annual online "event" meant to recognize excellent use of social media in educational circles.

July 2010 Table of Contents

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FEATURESSCHOOL CIO Getting Easier to Be Green Faced with steep energy costs and shrinking school budgets, cash strapped IT directors are discovering that going green is not just good for the environment it’s good for the wallet. By Pam Derringer. Techlearning News

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Video Tutorial: Mastering Word 2010

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This comprehensive online training course produced by Microsoft® Certified Trainer Christina Tankersley covers all aspects of Microsoft Word 2010. Techlearning Resources PD Tips

My Faves of 2010

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2010 is wrapping up! Exploring Settings in Google Earth Choosing Classroom Activities- Intro to the FIVES criteria (and you can see a lot more on FIVES here ) FIVES as applied to Apps SLP Zen Saved by iPad, P art 1 and Part 2 ASHA Convention Philly Wrap-up and some favorite resources Humor and Social Thinking A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words PLNs and Keeping our Brains Moving Noms for 2010 Edublogs and Thoughts (!)

The 2010 Edublog Awards - Nominations Open

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This year I''ll be helping to host the Edublog Awards again. Now in its seventh year, this is one of the more enjoyable events of the year, and celebrates the achievements of edubloggers, twitterers, podcasters, video makers, online communities, wiki hosts and other web based users of educational technology. The call for nominations is now open. The nomination process is described at the Edublog Awards website. Nominations close on Friday, December 3rd.

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QR Huh? What The Heck Is A QR Code?

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Have you seen these around town where you are lately? I was a little surprised when I saw them all over the Black Friday ads back in November. This is a QR or Quick Response Code. Simply, put it is a 3D barcode. It''s a much more sophisticated version of the barcode on your bag of Lays Potato Chips.

Speak Up 2010

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Our district is involved in the Speak Up 2010 survey. made on Wondersay - Animate text with style The Speak Up survey collects authentic feedback from students, families, and educators across the country. Data from prior surveys show students are primarily interested in: 1) social based learning; 2) un-tethered learning (anytime, anywhere, any device); and 3) digitally-rich learning environments. When given the question, "What is the ultimate digital textbook?",

Why Not Invite TED Into Your Classroom?

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If you haven''t already heard, TED is one of the world''s coolest conferences. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Desgin) brings together some of the most forward thinking, progressive and really fascinating people on the planet to talk about, really anything they want.

Why You Need A PLN-An Excerpt From The Simple K12 UnConference

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The UnCon provides both live and recorded sessions from now until May 2010. Recently, I had the honor and pleasure of kicking off the Simple K12 UnConference. The "UnCon" aims to provide high-quality professional development to educators that is available anytime.

Ancient Rome Was How Big?

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Everything from environmental disasters like the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill to just how big an area the Three Gorges Damn is in China to the size of ancient cities. Today I came across a very cool site from the BBC.

#LeadershipDay10-Some Questions To Ask.

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So for Leadership Day 2010 I don''t have a post full of suggestions for leaders. It is that time of year again. Scott McLeod over at Dangerously Irrelevant has challenged all Edu-Bloggers to write posts today on Leadership in Education.

Bring Those Boring Binders To Life With Livebinders

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I realized today that I have talked a lot about my various Livebinders but never really have taken the time to explain what they are or how they work. First, a video. Think of Livebinders as a virtual 3 ring binder that you can put pretty much anything in.

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I Wonder If This Social Media Thing Will Ever Catch On?

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I have the honor of giving the Conference Closing Keynote for the 2010 Reform Symposium.

QR Codes: The Desktop Version And A Follow-Up

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When I wrote my post yesterday about QR codes I was just tossing around some ideas and putting some things out there that I had seen. I never expected the awesome feedback I have gotten and people wanting to know more.

The Google Cr-48 Laptop. A Review.

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Yep, I am one of the lucky ones. On Thursday of last week I came home to a package on my front steps. Not expecting anything (and not noticing and weird markings or wires) I immediately opened the box to find a brand new Google Chrome Cr-48 Laptop.

Wanna Win A Computer?

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UPDATE: We have a winner! Congratulations to Derek Braman. He comment was chosen at random from almost 200 entries. Congratulations to him and his 5th Graders. Derek, I will be in touch!

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6 Nifty Ideas For Using Google Apps In The Classroom

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Over the past few weeks I have collected some great classroom resources surrounding the use of Google for various classroom activities. Here are a few of my favorites. (In In no particular order. I don''t want to make anyone jealous or anything.)

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Revolutions Start With One.

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It only takes one. Earlier this week was the Blogging For Real Reform. This was an effort started by one person that grew into a movement that eventually got the Secretary of Education for the U.S. involved. One person into many. I saw this video on Twitter last night.

#Blog4Reform-Slow Down And Take A Step Back.

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Today is Blogging For Real Educational Reform. Spearheaded by Ira Socol, what we hope is to generate 100''s of blog posts about what real education reform looks like.

Social Media With Promethean

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Over the last few days I spent some time with the folks at the Promethean Headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, talking to them about their social media presence. If you didn''t know, they have one. Well, sort of.

Adobe's Project Rome

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On Sunday Adobe released Project Rome. I was able to get a sneak peak and let me tell you, this is a pretty cool program. Think of it as an interactive portfolio and project manager. Students (or teachers) can use the amazing features of Rome to create highly engaging presentations.

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Life-Long Learning

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Today I got to thinking. We encourage our kids to be life-long learners. And when they ask why we tell them all kinds of things like it is important to stay relevant in our careers and it is important for humanity to have people who enjoy learning, etc.

Cool Tools on Institute Day - Nov. 24, 2010

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Click to view larger Digital Leaders are building a wiki of resources for the sessions we will be offering on Institute Day. The sessions are designed to help teachers and administrators leverage technology to meet district goals and initiatives. Cool Tools will be featured throughout the day. Watch our wiki grow! Registration opens Nov.

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A Level Playing Field.

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Access. Equity. When I hear educators talk about access and equity my mind immediately thinks of Internet access.

Is There Room For More Than One Opinion Here?

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Over the past few days all the talk in the edubloggersphere and on Twitter has been about the Education Nation project from NBC, the Waiting For Superman movie and on education reform in general.

Lets Rap About The News.

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Last week my good friend Richard over at the Free Technology for Teachers blog posted what has to be the coolest video ever. Ok, well maybe not ever. But it is still pretty cool.

Your Search Has Never Been Sweeter.

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One of the challenges teachers face when teaching kids about content on the Internet is evaluation. It can be difficult for kids (especially the younger ones) to know or be able to see that even if a website looks fancy the information it contains can be misleading or flat out wrong.

Reflections on NCTIES

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PBL NCTIES 2010 Kimmel Farm Elementary Blog While those were official session I attended the learning continued online. BTW-The NCTIES 2010 Wiki has links to all the presentations and links that were shared during the conference.

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5 Sites To Explore This School Year

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In my neck of the woods schools have already started or will be starting soon. As we are going back and thinking of new tools to try or sites to explore I wanted to give you a few ideas of each that you may find have a place in your classroom this year.

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Help Us Get To SXSW!

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I am very excited to be a part of a great group of educators who have an opportunity to present at South by SouthWest (SXSW) about using Social Media in Education. However, the event uses crowd voting to determine which proposals make the final cut and get accepted.