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?

A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

Updated 4/17/13 The concept of a PLN has been around for a very long time. PLN''s back in the day consisted of individuals with the same professional interests engaging in mostly face to face communication. Fast forward a good amount of years and enter the internet.

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The Super Book Of Web Tools For Educators

The Web20Classroom

There is lots of great information on there on Web 2.0 and using technology in the classroom for teachers. Heck, just check out the name of this blog. But often if you have teachers that are just starting out or need some help figuring all this tech stuff out, it can be a daunting task as there is lots of information.

QR Code AT-A-Glance Comic Tutorial

The Daring Librarian

(Click above for more sizes & to download or to embed! ) As promised! Please feel free to Take, Use, Share! Creative Commons - Share Alike! Like these Comic Tutorials? I have a whole slew of ''em!

Provide Answers To Tech Questions Effortlessly.

The Web20Classroom

This was a post I wrote over a year ago. I am reviving it in the hopes you will find it useful. I use this site almost once a week. It is a valuable resource to me and I hope you will feel the same. It is very challenging sometimes to provide the help that teachers and staff need.

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6 Nifty Ideas For Using Google Apps In The Classroom

The Web20Classroom

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.)

10 Google Voice Tricks That Will Rock Your Phone!

The Electric Educator

Phones are remnants of the analog world. Google Voice adds your phone into the cloud! If you aren''t currently using Google Voice, I would recommend my my previous post for a basic overview of the service. If are a user, here are 10 tips to rock your phone!

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

Social Media In The Classroom.

The Web20Classroom

Recently at NCTIES Kevin Honeycutt spoke on Personal Learning Networks. I did not attend the session however a quote from it, tweeted and retweeted several times really resonated with me (and several others). He said, "I am smart. But with my PLN, I am brilliant!" So true!

Twitter: The Art of the Follow

The Daring Librarian

The Art of the Follow: One of the hardest things on Twitter is to master is the art of the Follow. When I started I was so thrilled when ANYone followed me - I didn''t look too closely and would immediately follow them back.

Ideas to Increase Parent Communication in Schools

A Principal's Reflections

Last night I participated in #edchat on Twitter and the topic of discussion focused on techniques teachers could use to improve communication with parents. I added my ideas on the topic and attempted to link techniques and strategies I utilize to both teachers and administrators. Educators must be experts in effective communication techniques, especially when it comes to parents.

Field of Dreams

A Principal's Reflections

As I write this post I am sitting in the Des Moines airport waiting for my flight back to the East Coast. I was fortunate to spend the last few days here in Iowa as a guest of Scott McLeod who founded and runs the C.A.S.T.L.E. program at Iowa State University.

Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

Cross-posted at The Educator''s Royal Treatment. As I mentioned in a previous post I have been working on a educational technology presentation for principals in a NJ school district.

How Educators Connect With Kids On The First Days Of School

The Web20Classroom

Last week I asked for your ideas on how you make connections with kids on the first days of school. I am overwhelmed by the response. With right at 80 ideas there is surely something here for everyone, or at least a new idea to try. I wanted to highlight a few of my favorites: On day 1, I introduce my new gr. 7 students to their Google Docs account, along with the help of the my gr. 8 students who used it last year. All students fill out Google Forms (What are your interests?

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Google Webinar Tomorrow!

The Electric Educator

December 21st, 2010 at 7:30 ET I will be leading a webinar on collaborative projects for STEM classrooms using Google Apps for Education. This is a free, 1 hour webinar. Please join the discussion! To register for the webinar, click here. For a glimpse at the topics and tools that will be covered, click here. See you tomorrow night! Thanks for subscribing to my blog. I always appreciate feedback on my posts.

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Livescribe Pencast Book Reviews & More!

The Daring Librarian

Or.Craft Time with the Daring Librarian! Addmitedly, the Daring Librarian is a geeky gadget grrl! I''ve been talking about the Livescribe pen on my Gadget-A-Go-Go wiki & in presos for years now! Finally, I got one! Woohoo! now.what to do with it? Hmmmm SO many ideas!

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Using Google Calendar for Lesson Planning

The Electric Educator

Google calendar is a great tool. My wife and I have been using it for over a year to keep track of our family activities. A new feature currently in calendar labs adds the ability to attach a Google Doc to a calendar event. This makes using Google Calendar for lesson planning a powerful tool.

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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EdTech Matters to Students

A Principal's Reflections

The following is the second guest post from NMHS student Meredith McCann. Meredith is a senior at NMHS and plans to pursue a career as a math teacher.

Sites we like: July 2010

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www.ocean.si.edu The Smithsonian Ocean Portal offers assets from the Smithsonian and more than 20 environmental organizations. Techlearning News

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Free Google Apps Training Resources

The Electric Educator

Google Apps for Education is quickly becoming a significant force in education. Google recently announced that over 10 million students have gone Google. Google is an engineering company that has created some unbelievably useful products.

Filter Google Search Results by Reading Level

EdTechSandyK

This morning a post on the Free Technology for Teachers blog alerted me to a new Google search feature which will let you filter your search results by reading level. There are three generic levels: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced. In the Google web search forum and Google web search help , I didn''t find any age/reading level correlations for these categories or information on how the levels are determined. I still think it''s a tool worth investigating for many purposes.

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My Quick List of iPad Apps

A Principal's Reflections

Yesterday after receiving my iPad I quickly reached out to my PLN for some suggestions on which apps to download.

TeachMeet Nashville 2010

The Web20Classroom

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.

Turning Dreams Into Reality

A Principal's Reflections

I''ll admit, I am a technology junkie. In my opinion it is not very difficult to quickly become one as a result of the world that we live in.

Education is About Giving

A Principal's Reflections

Below is a message that I sent to my entire staff today prior to our holiday break. The Holiday Season is a wonderful time of the year. It is filled with gifts, family gatherings, festive celebrations, and most importantly scrumptious food.

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Bring Those Boring Binders To Life With Livebinders

The Web20Classroom

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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Beginning At The End.

The Web20Classroom

We have a problem in realm of edtech. I am guilty of it and chances are you have been too at some point. You and I are not guilty of it all the time and truthfully, it may have only happened once or twice but it is a constant problem and it is time we deal with it.

Edublog 2010 Nominations

The Web20Classroom

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.

It's a Moo's Flash to Save Cash!

The Daring Librarian

LOL Inspiration Blog Posting Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Design Tip Blog Posting Saturday, May 29, 2010 I''d also say today''s post included some tips, too! Nom nom! Yummy new Mini Moo cards all cooked up & ready to serve!

HOT QR Codes in the Classroom & Library

The Daring Librarian

Calvin Klein Jeans recently put up three billboards - 2 in NYC and 1 in LA - to promote the brand’s upcoming campaign for Winter 2010. QR Codes are popping up everywhere! On the back of my Sephora catalog, windows of shops, and in my library!

Google Moderator: Cast Your Vote!

The Electric Educator

At their Mountain View, CA campus, Google hosts regular " Tech Talks " in which Googlers or other invited guests speak on various topics for the general benefit of the Google Community. Question and Answer sessions were a bit disorganized so Google engineers Dave S.

Add your Phone to the Cloud with Google Voice!

The Electric Educator

This is a voice mail that I received exactly one year later on December 8, 2010.

Learn where menu and toolbar commands are in Office 2010 and related products

Educational Technology Guy

We are transitioning from Office 2003 to Office 2010 and, as many of you know, there are major menu changes in terms of where commands are located. Microsoft has a great site that has tutorials and interactive guides to find where the commands are in Office 2010 products. This is a great resource to share with anyone learning Office 2010.

Why a Blog?

A Principal's Reflections

Fast forward to February of 2010. My mind was set in concrete that I would NEVER under any circumstances begin to blog (wait, I said the same thing about joining Facebook up until 2010). As I reflect on my continuous evolution as an educational leader I am constantly amazed at how things have changed over the course of a year and a half. It was in March of 2009 that I decided to give this thing Twitter a try.

Wikipedia Is NOT Wicked!

The Daring Librarian

Hi, My name is Gwyneth and I use Wikipedia every day. There, I said it. Somehow that''s pretty freeing! Wikipedia is NOT a dirty word. We''re doing a disservice not teaching our kids HOW to use it and how to cite it.as in - ummm selectively & with forethought.

Educators - Be Careful What You Post Online

EdTechSandyK

I follow with interest the stories of educators whose careers have been damaged or even lost because of an indiscreet post they make online. Or in some cases an indiscreet post someone else makes about them or shares from their profile.

Cartoonerific! David Lanham is a Bucketfull of AWEsome!

The Daring Librarian

I found out about David Lanham - the amazing & talented artist from the Iconfactory who created the Ollie the Twitter bird (now available to purchase as a collectible toy!)

Community Conversations: Using Google Forms, Docs & Wikis to Connect Outside Your School

The Daring Librarian

((re-post from my MHMS Media Blog - showing how we use our Google Forms, Google Docs and Wikspaces to have a conversation with our community!)) Murray Hill Middle School strives every day to put into practice our motto “excellence is our standard” and in doing so we need your help and your action!

Unfriend, Unfollow, Unsubscribe: How to turn people away

The Electric Educator

As social media has gained popularity, many books and blogs have been written, many videos recorded, and many prezi''s built on how a person can increase their friends, followers, and subscribers.