Epic Sketchnoting Resources: How to Get Started Teaching Sketchnoting

The CoolCatTeacher

Useful Pedagogies and Tools for Educators Sketchnoting is not just an attractive way to take notes, it can improve retention and learning. You don’t have to have a ton of talent, just a little know-how. Smashing Magazine’s Article on Sketchnoting.

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Looking Back on 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. With that in mind, I’ve put together a brief list of Kleinspiration’s most viewed posts for 2011. If you’ve missed any of these posts, it’s a great time to take a look and see what you’re missing. Learn how here.

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8 Ways to Help New Teachers Thrive (and Veteran Teachers Too!)

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Immediately, we can start to help new teachers and help each other in the process. The research gives us some insight into how each of us can help other teachers thrive. We have to do better. 2011).

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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." For the most part they used a program called Poll Everywhere to check for understanding, review prior learning, and informally assess.

Social Media is Not Just For Students

A Principal's Reflections

Immediately, visions of excessive socialization, time wasted, and meaningless conversations in the form of updates come to mind. Image credit: [link] Twitter is a microblogging platform that allows users to send free messages called "tweets" in 140 characters or less.

How to Fight Plagiarism in Your Classroom


In 2011, Edutopia published an article discussing how to combat plagiarism. Four years later, we are still looking for ways to fix this problem. In this article, we’ll look at how to identify plagiarism and how to prevent it. The post How to Fight Plagiarism in Your Classroom appeared first on Edudemic. Articles How To plagiarism prevention tips for teachers

Quick List Of iPad Resources For The Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Many schools and classrooms all over are investing in these devices and educators want to know how to use them effectively, apps to consider and more. iPad: Ideas To Inspire - From the widely popular series, there are now 47 ideas how to use the iPad in the classroom.

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How to Help Kids Innovate From an Early Age

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. As community makerspaces begin to take root in Ontario’s elementary schools , students are behaving better. They wanted me to help them all the time. Read the original article.

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iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. This intriguing research is a must listen for any school with access to technology. You do not need iPads to implement and learn from this research.

How to Make the Most of SXSWedu 2015


While many Austinites are busy planning their spring break getaways, I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of the best event to come through town. In 2011, the wildly popular SXSW festival featuring music, film, and interactive technology, expanded to include an educational conference. The post How to Make the Most of SXSWedu 2015 appeared first on Edudemic. Articles How To Popular Trends Conferences Events presentations speakers

ADHD in the Classroom: How to Teach and Support Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder


A survey of educators found that the majority lack enough information and classroom management strategies for students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and that they don’t feel capable to help them.[2] Tendency to fidget and trouble holding still.

Google Good to Know - online safety and data info

Educational Technology Guy

Google Good to Know is another great resource from Google. Good to Know has information and tips for internet safety, how your data is collected and used online, how Google uses data, and how to manage your data and what you share with web sites and Google.

Testimony in Favor of Texas SB 6 Instructional Materials Allotment


SB 6, if passed into law, would give local school districts in Texas more discretionary control over how they spend state monies designated for instructional materials. More information than you might ever want to know about the bill can be found on the Texas Legislature website.

How To Create An LLC For Your Educational Podcast


You are here wondering how to create an LLC for your educational podcast … that's great! Or, perhaps you are here looking to learn how to set up a small business and form an LLC … that's also great! Do I Need to Set Up An LLC for My Podcast?

Keeping Up to Date: Texas Education Budget Crisis


With so much information crossing my screen on the Texas Education Budget Crisis, I thought it would be useful to pull together a few places where folks can stay up to date. She is cross-posting her daily posts to her blog. Letting Your Voice Be Heard ?With

5 Can’t Miss Mobile Learning Resources

The Mobile Native

Guest Post for BrainPop Mobile Learning Integration via @kylepace If you are looking to integrate iPads and iPods into your classroom curriculum, this is the site for you! It also has sections on mobile learning books, articles, journals and conferences. These resources include articles, videos and links on how to get started with using cell phones, mobile learning devices, in the classroom.

New Posted Resources 09/15/2011

The Web20Classroom

'10 Steps for Educators New to Twitter tags: twitter favorite Create Your Own E-Book for Your iPad tags: iPad ebooks favorite Using Blogs as Part of Your PLN tags: PLN blogging favorite All About Twitter Hashtags tags: twitter hashtags favorite Advice to a New Administrator | Connected Principals tags: administrator favorite Seven reasons teachers should blog tags: blogging favorite Google Books for Educators - A How-to Guide tags: google books favorite Tools for Teaching Students at the Top of Bloom''s Taxonomy tags: bloomstaxonomy favorite Debunking Five Myths About Project-Based Learning | Edutopia tags: pbl projectbasedlearning favorite 150+ Ultimate Round-Up of Helpful Twitter Articles tags: Twitter favorite Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.'

The K-12 Business Model: How to Innovate in an Ever-Changing Learning Environment

EdNews Daily

And with that type of model in mind, it leads us to wonder what effect annual student influx has on technology adoption in the classroom and the cultural effect on the ability to experiment and personalize. Low Barrier to Entry. By Steve Halliwell and Cheryl Miller.

Are Technology Trainers No Longer a Need in Education? - Part II


Last month when I first posted on this topic , I stated I would share my own thoughts in the comments or possibly in a follow-up post after giving readers a chance to comment. Reader comments were wonderful for adding to my perspective; thank you!)

Your Future Self May Thank You: Tidy Up Your Online Presence Over the Holidays


We reflect on the happenings and learnings of the twelve months that are coming to a close while anticipating what may come our way in the new year ahead. As a practical outworking of this reflection and anticipation, I encourage you to set aside some time to tidy up your online presence. And perhaps even encourage others around you to do the same. She had taken the precautions educators are continuously counseled to take, and it still wasn''t enough.

My Top 8 Google Apps for Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

applications, but once I started examining my list of Google Apps, I knew I could devote one entire post to those apps alone. Google offers so many useful applications to school administrators, I would find it hard to live without those apps now.

5 Ways School Administrators Can Use Evernote

The 21st Century Principal

Evernote has rocketed to the top of my most-often-used applications in recent months. Use Evernote to collect all the notes, bits of information, and copies of digital information that come across your desk during the course of a day. Use Evernote to create and maintain To Do Lists.

10 Tech Tools for Teacher Training Courses

Nik Peachey

As sub goals I set out to run the course with absolutely no paper. I wanted to push these teachers to the point where they could work totally in the digital medium and where paper became totally unnecessary. It's a very simple to use, but very versatile polling tool.

Been Thinking About CTRL+F & Technology Basics


I read an article, " Why Don''t We Teach Kids How to Use CTRL+F? " No matter how much we know, there are always some basic fundamentals that we don''t know. Technology has too many facets for anyone to know everything. How much of my time has been wasted by scrolling when CTRL+F could have taken me to the info I need so much faster? According to the article, 90% of folks don''t know about it.

How to Build a Successful Instructional Coaching Program

Insight Education Group

Atul Gawande, an acclaimed surgeon and research scientist, wrote in a 2011 New Yorker article , “Coaching done well may be the most effective intervention designed for human performance.”. How to Build a Plan. At worst, it sends conflicting messages to teachers.

The Oft-Ignored 21st Century Leadership Skill for School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

Most of the time, administrators are in “reactive” mode when it comes to sudden, unwanted attention to their schools brought about due to some online Web posting to a blog or social media. It is the 21st Century School Leader who uses technology to monitor their school or school district''s online reputation. This truth extends to schools as well. Here’s help for those wanting to learn how to set up Google Alerts.)

June 2 - Interview with Cal Newport on "Being a High School Superstar"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, June 2nd, for a live and interactive Future of Education with Cal Newport, author of How to Be a High School Superstar: A Revolutionary Plan to Get into College by Standing Out (Without Burning Out). Forego the sleepless and cynical path to college acceptance.

Project Share Support Center #SXSWedu


Notes from SXSWedu 2011 breakout session. Search for OnTrack courses to see lesson samples. Width issues while embedding files and graphics with NYTKN articles. Project Share Support Center: Scaffolding for a New Platform [link] Presentation Handout: [link] Presentation Prezi: https://prezi.com/secure/4cf2d078d1ad3e8f9f53cf43b51ba7536f2210e4/ There is a Project Share support center course where these tools are shared in Epsilen.

Cool Websites for Teachers: by Jesse Langley


Teachers are often encouraged to use more technology in the classroom, with little instruction or direction. All they’re told is that it’s the 21st century and kids need to be learning from computers. How Many Really? How Many Really solves a problem educators have had since the beginning of time: how to make major, world events seem relevant to children. Skype in the Classroom Skype allows teachers to collaborate on projects around the globe.

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From Flipped Classrooms to Flipping with Peer Instruction

Turn to Your Neighbor

In a recent article on flipped learning in USA Today, Nancy Lape of Harvey Mudd College reports finding no statistical difference in students’ learning in a study comparing a “flipped” and a lecture-based classroom. ” (Since this posting, questions have surfaced about the quality of the reporting in the USA Today article and members of the research team have provided more accurate depictions of the study here ). . Then you transitioned to Flipped 2.0,

Posts Elsewhere and Happy Summer!


I am sensing everyone slowing down a bit and checking out, so even though in Boston we go to school ''til the 23rd (!) That said, a few recent posts to let you know about! The steps involved would help you to with dealing with any electronic PDF file.

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Q&A: Class Tech Tips Blogger Monica Burns Explains How to Work with Digital Tools

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Class Tech Tips Blogger Monica Burns Explains How to Work with Digital Tools. Monica Burns first started working with educational technology in 2011 when she was teaching at a New York City school that was becoming a magnet school. Starting in the fall of 2011, Burns spent two years working in a one-to-one environment with tablets in an elementary school setting. BROWN: What are some tips for teachers seeking to inject technology into their courses?

Live Interview on Thursday, Jan. 20 - Barnet Berry on Teaching 2030

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In the raging controversy over the purpose of public education and how to fix the nation''s underperforming schools, the voices of America''s best teachers are seldom heard. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early.

iPad LOVE & App LUST

The Daring Librarian

As I''m still an iPad newbie I thought it only fitting to put it to them: What are Coolest iPad techniques, tips & tricks and most loved and must have APPS!?? So as not to pay favourites I''m going alphabetically! I loved using it to type this blog entry.

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Social Media Ed, Sex Ed, & Digital Responsibility

The Daring Librarian

So having Library Journal use a version of this quote above in the Movers & Shakers article and having had my beloved School Library blog blocked this week has made me super sensitive to the challenges & responsibilities we have teaching our kids digital awareness and responsibility.