Edublog 2011 Awards: Best New Blog

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Kleinspiration Named Top 5 Winner in the Edublog 2011 Awards Thank you all so much for your support. award winning edublog edublog 2011 edublog 2011 winners edublog awards edublog best group blog edublog best new blog edublog winners Erin Klein Kleinspiration Teaching Blog Addict

The Top Posts Of Web20Classroom For 2011

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Is it 2012 already? Another year has come and gone and like several of my good blogging friends have done I wanted to recap the Top 5 Posts from this year. I am sorta surprised at the mix but there are some, if I do say so myself, good posts.

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Edscape 2011: Innovation Now

A Principal's Reflections

Building upon last year''s event I am proud to officially announce Edscape 2011 will be taking place at New Milford High School on Saturday October 15, 2011. Edscape 2011 is a conference intended to bring together passionate educators who firmly believe that innovation is essential to increasing student engagement and achievement. We will be accepting proposals to present up until July 15, 2011.

The Best of 2011 via Edutopia

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The Best of Edutopia 2011 Resources This year, I was fortunate to be a guest blogger for Edutopia. Click here to enjoy their final newsletter of 2011. best of 2011 edutopia best of education 2011 Edutopia edutopia blog edutopia enewsletter edutopia newsletter Erin Klein guest blogger edutopia You can read my post here. I''m always amazed by the quality resources their team puts together. I highly recommend viewing their e-newsletter and becoming a subscriber yourself.

Edublog 2011 Award Nominations

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Edublog 2011 Award Nominations The nominations are now open! There are so many great individuals and groups to support. I''m always excited to see how many bloggers come together to support the writers they learn from and collaborate with throughout the year.

Wide EMU unConference 2011

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NWP 2011 on Prezi Here are a few links that will be mentioned within today''s chat: Do your students publish with purpose? The following is a Prezi I used to do my demonstration lesson this summer at the Eastern Michigan Writing Project. I will be referring to some of the resources within this presentation. Thank you for attending my session today the Wide-EMU ''11 unConference.

The 2011 Sunshine Award

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I am happy to receive this award from Cindy of In The Teacher''s Lounge. Thanks Cindy! It''s always nice to be recognized by our peers.

Looking Back on 2011

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With that in mind, I’ve put together a brief list of Kleinspiration’s most viewed posts for 2011. Jill Brandeberry and I used this tool with our middle school social studies classes in 2011. With the end of the year rapidly approaching, I thought it would be interesting to take a moment and reflect upon the first year of Kleinspiration and see what has worked best for our audience. If you’ve missed any of these posts, it’s a great time to take a look and see what you’re missing.

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My 2011 Edublog Award Nominations

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It''s that time of year again, when bloggers from around the globe submit the best of the best in the education world from the previous year for the Edublog Awards. This is always a tough spot for me. I think everyone is great at what they do.

Back To School-Leadership In 2011

The Web20Classroom

Lastly, check out my most recent post from Leadership Day 2011. I orginially wrote this post back in 2009. Since that time so much has gone on in the world of Social Media in Education, I decided it needed some updating. There is so much pressure on school leadership in this day and age.

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2011 Edublog Award Nominations

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After watching the Edublog Awards process for a few years, and even voting in the final round before, I''ve decided it''s time for me to get involved at the grass-roots level by making some of my own nominations in 2011!

ASHA 2011 Wrap-up

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What a trip the ASHA convention was, as always. It was really a whirlwind this year as it seemed I had a ton of people I wanted to see and talk with. In between doing last preps for our own session and chatting with folks all over the place, I went to some great sessions.

Looking Back At 2010 And Looking Forward To 2011.

The Web20Classroom

So here is my reflections on 2010 and my predictions for 2011. My reflections on 2010, and my thoughts on 2011.

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The 2011 Edublogs Awards Shortlist (A Shameless Ploy For Votes) #Eddies11

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You may remember, last week I did my nominations for the 2011 Edublog Awards. This is an annual event highlighting the best in the Edublogosphere and Twitterverse.

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ALT-C 2011 retrospective

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It's been a Great Week!

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What a great year Kleinspiration has had in 2011. best new blog edublog 2011 edublog 2011 winners Edudemic Erin Klein ISTE 2012 ISTE 2012 Presenters Kleinspiration Really Good Stuff teacher stores The Teacher''s Lounge First, I''d like to wish you all a Happy Holiday!

Advancing Mobile Phones as Learning Devices

A Principal's Reflections

This morning I read a great article on PBS Media Shift by Audrey Watters entitled " Why Schools Should Stop Banning Cell Phones, and Use Them For Learning." Up until this past year the rule of thumb was that students could bring their phones to my school, but they could not be on, seen, or heard.

Simply Ridiculous

A Principal's Reflections

I don''t know about all of you, but I am really getting tired about the relentless attacks on teachers as states grapple with their budgets. Are they kidding me? Really, educators and other state workers are to blame for out of control costs and spending?

Reflections on Edcamp Boston 2011

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This past Saturday I attended Edcamp Boston, an "unconference" set in the wonderful Microsoft NERD center overlooking the Charles River in Cambridge.

Chrome Extensions for Educators

A Principal's Reflections

As a result of being off the entire week for spring break I have had the opportunity to explore the many extensions available for Google Chrome.

Social Media is Not Just For Students

A Principal's Reflections

Cross-posted at the NJ Principals and Supervisors Association. When principals hear the words Twitter and Facebook they cringe. Immediately, visions of excessive socialization, time wasted, and meaningless conversations in the form of updates come to mind.

Managing For Success

A Principal's Reflections

The other day one of my veteran teachers came to my office to tell me that she had decided to retire.

Lakeshore Learning Special Offer for Kleinspiration Readers!

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Kleinspiration would appreciate your support by taking 30 seconds to click here and vote for us in the Edublog 2011 Awards for Best New Blog. Get an additional 25% off any non-sale item just by clicking here as a Kleinspiration Reader! I just ordered the Create and Play Animals and love them!

Teaching in the 21st Century

A Principal's Reflections

I came across a great video this morning that really does a nice job illustrating how teaching should be evolving to meet the needs of 21st Century Learners. Watching the video reinforced for me the direction that we are taking New Milford High School.

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The Questions I Ask

A Principal's Reflections

I have been fortunate over the past few days to have attended the Authorspeak Conference. This experience has allowed me to listen to and connect with some of the best minds in education (i.e. Robert Marzano, Rick DuFour, Carol Tomlinson, Doug Reeves, Will Richardson).

Our Class Skype with Bruce Littlefield!

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Bruce Littlefield edublog edublog 2011 edublog awards edublog nominations Kleinspiration Record Skype record skype calls Super Tintin The Bedtime Book for Dogs I''m so excited that I successfully recorded my first Skype session!

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21st vs. 20th Century Education

A Principal's Reflections

I came across this video that compares and contrasts pedagogical techniques, learning environments, student/teacher characteristics, and expectations associated with education during the past two centuries. What are your thoughts on the various points made in this video?

Here's a Thought: Reform Driven by Passionate Educators

A Principal's Reflections

Ask yourself why you or someone you know chose a profession in education for a living. Is it because of the paycheck? Do you like the hours? Do the working conditions suit you?

Edubloggercon East 2011

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Hey Folks, hope everyone is having a great summer! This Monday I had the great experience of attending Edubloggercon East here in my hometown of Boston.

Do You Teach or Do You Educate?

A Principal's Reflections

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire" - William Butler Yeats I am across this video recently and wish I had it for my opening day with teachers.

My Edublog Awards Nominations for 2011

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It''s that time already. The Edublog Awards were started about 7 years ago to counteract the trend of blocking social media in school districts and celebrate the educational power of these resources.

2011 Virtual School Symposium Recap

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2011 iNACOL Virtual School Symposium This week I attended the 2011 Virtual School Symposium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Over 1,900 educators interested in online learning were in attendance.

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My Interview with Learnboost - check it out!

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Breaking News: Today - Educreations Launches New iPad App and Turns Your iPad Into an Interactive Whiteboard

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Available for the first time ever today, the new iPad app from Educreations will transform teaching. Using this app will turn your iPad into an interactive whiteboard, and allow you to plan, create, and share lessons in far less time than before.

TeachMeet Georgia 2011 Keynote-The Path To Teacher Leadership

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Last weekend I had the honor and pleasure of giving a keynote at TeachMeet Georgia to a wonderful group of educators from all over the southeast. It was a great day of learning and I was glad I was able to make it down. My keynote centered on how educators can move from just teachers to teacher-leaders. A video of my keynote is below. It begins with a great intro from Cybrary Man , Jerry Blumegarten. My remarks begin around the 11.30

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