My 2011 Edublog Award Nominations

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Best Edtech/Resource Sharing Blog : Free Technology For Teachers What Richard has created here is the model of what resource sharing is and should be. It is definitely in my "go to" blogs every morning when I am looking for something new or interesting in the world of Edtech.

2011 Edublog Award Nominations


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!

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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. I am humbled that I made the short list for Best Twitter of The Year (an award I won in 2009) and this blog is also on the short list for Best Edtech/Resource Sharing Blog.

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Looking Back At 2010 And Looking Forward To 2011.

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So here is my reflections on 2010 and my predictions for 2011. My reflections on 2010, and my thoughts on 2011. What do you think will be the "big thing" in Edtech this year.

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It's been a Great Week!


What a great year Kleinspiration has had in 2011. click here to view the article My article was featured on the EdTech Site, Edudemic? First, I''d like to wish you all a Happy Holiday! and we''re ending in a super way. Thanks to YOU!

My Edublog Awards Nominations for 2011


It is tough to make a list like this because I wish I could nominate everyone for everything, but here goes: Best individual blog- iLearn Technology ''s focus on edtech interactives and webtools for general educators consistently highlights resources that SLPs can put to use.

Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?


Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)? In this context it may be hard to imagine that EdTech can add to or even improve SEL teaching — as it seems to be a wholly “human-human” interaction. The post Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

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Blog Awareness Month: Support SLPs Shortlisted in 2011 Edublog Awards!


The shortlist of nominees for the 2011 Edublog Awards was announced this weekend. right? :-) I''m really honored to be nominated in the Best EdTech/Resource Sharing Blog Category. Best New Blog- All4mychild and Speech Room News Best EdTech/Resource Sharing Blog- Cindy L Meester and I are in there!

Online Bulletin Board of EdTech Blogs

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If you have received a personal invitation to view this blog through Twitter, that means your blog has been published on the online bulletin board of Good EdTech Blogs I created using a user-friendly post-it note tool called Lino It.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement. But, how does the 2010 vision for edTech match what’s actually happening today? However, it was the Chromebook (2011) that truly revolutionized 1:1.

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Class Dojo Wins at NBC’s Education Nation!!!


Class Dojo classroom technology educational technology Emerging EdTech Kleinspiration NBC Education Nation Some of you may remember our earlier post on ClassDojo from this summer and have been using their technology this year in your classrooms. Recently, ClassDojo was picked to be one of the three education technology companies featured on NBC''s Education Nation show in September. We''re incredibly proud that our friends at ClassDojo ended up winning that contest.

Cool Tools for Teaching Vocabulary

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classroom cool tool digital text edtech free technology technology universal design for learning vocabulary word cloud I spent the first part of my summer working with teachers to help them learn to use technology as a tool for differentiating reading instruction to help all learners succeed.

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My Edublog Nomiations 2011

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Best individual blog Librarian by Day by Bobbi Newman fellow Libary Journal Mover & Shaker Bobbi Newman always has interesting information to share and a unique voice in the EdTech Librarian world!

Using Cell Phones in Class


a vision of K-12 students today cell phones in class eduTecher Emerging EdTech Erin Klein Kleinspiration technology in class technology in education The Detroit News The Detroit News recently published a great article discussing how schools are using cell phones in class. I found this to be fairly interesting and would love to know your thoughts.

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Guest Post: Connect Technology to Education by Tim L. Cooley


Emerging EdTech guest post tech in edu technology in education Tim Cooley Tim L Cooley Connect Technology to Education Technology provides a clear advantage for teachers who are looking to educate, uplift, and instruct students. In 2005, before eReaders were available, a father turned to the internet to create a digital system to distribute his comic books as “eComics.” In less than a year, the story reached over 60 countries.

Looking Back At 2011 And Looking Forward To 2012

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For the past few years ( here and here ) I started a tradition (if we can call it that) where I look back at the year in #edtech and try to make predictions as to what''s going to take hold in the coming year.

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Moving from Web 2.No to Web 2.Go


I spent the week of February 7-11 attending the 2011 TCEA Convention and Exposition in Austin, Texas. Almost every one of the sessions I attended at TCEA 2011 (you can read my session live-blogs ) contributed in some way to convicting me of the importance of starting NOW to make these moves. 21st century learning edtech educational technology K-12 K-12 edtech K-12 education tcea tcea 2011 web 2.0

Simplify and Summarize Digital Text

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cool tool digital text edtech education free technology reading technology udl universal design for learning In nearly ever y classroom there are a number of students who do not have the reading level needed to comprehend written content-based material.

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Bloom's Taxonomy Presented Visually

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bloom''s edtech education student teacher tools technology udl Inspired by Kathy Schrock''s Bloomin'' iPad , I decided to use to create a collection of visual resources to support Bloom''s Revised Taxonomy. View the collection on

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Tag Galaxy

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classroom edtech education free free technology fun student tech technology. Tag Galaxy is a Cool Tool to visually explore word relationships.

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New Posted Resources 09/08/2011

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Apps for Project-Based Learning tags: apps projectbasedlearning ipad pbl favorite What Does Challenge Based Learning Look Like?

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

cool tool edtech flipped classroom free technology presentation Present.Me is a free tool that allows you to use the webcam and microphone on your computer to record yourself giving a PowerPoint presentation.

Lingro - Turn digital text into a clickable dictionary

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

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New Posted Resources 05/17/2011

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tags: PD Leadership favorite professionaldevelopment The Evolution of Classroom Technology - Interactive Feature - tags: technology education edtech favorite ROE Library - Citing Sources tags: copyright reference favorite The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook tags: facebook privacy favorite 5 Free Online Encyclopedias Suitable For Kids tags: encyclopedia favorite Posted from Diigo.

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New Posted Resources 04/05/2011

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tags: edtech tools favorite 8 Free Tools to Visualize Information on Twitter tags: twitter favorite Evolution of My PLNbyBeth Still tags: pln favorite Project Based Learning: Explained. Over 20 Free Digital Classroom Tools That Need No Log In!

The #140EDU Conference

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You might remember a year back I was able to participate in one of the first #140Confs in Los Angeles and the another in NYC. This year Jeff Pulver has teamed up with the most awesome Chris Lehmann to bring the #140EDU Conference to the masses. This 140 is different from the others in that it''s focus is all on education. More importantly how real-time information sharing is changing education. Now, I have had the opportunity to meet with some pretty cool people at past conferences.

Are Technology Trainers No Longer a Need in Education?


Source: [link] NOTE: Please continue learning from the comments below, and also my follow-up blog post of July 26, 2011. edtech edtech leadership education educational technology professional development teacher education technology future training

Reflections On #ISTE11

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I was talking to some folks who are in Edtech but don''t go to the conference. Another ISTE annual conference has come and gone. How many days until the next one? Something like 360.) They were asking me about the sessions and all the great, new things I learned and saw. I had to confess, I only attended 3 sessions. One was the SIGMS Learning Tools Family Feud. How could this be missed? This is a must attend session every year. Really, do yourself a favor and check out the video.)

How Do You Patent an Edtech Idea, Anyway?


While creators in the edtech space often feel they’ve made something patent-worthy, two problems usually stand in the way. She opened up to EdSurge about the process she went through to give would-be edtech inventors a glimpse into the trials and tribulations involved in getting a patent.

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


edtech edtech leadership professional development teacher education teachers teaching 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.

YouTube for Teachers

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Launched this week, the folks at YouTube appear to have been listening to teachers and edtech gurus. As educators, most of us recognize the benefits of using video for learning and we also realize that exposing students to the wide array of content available on YouTube can be dangerous. Finally, it''s here. The site! At first glance, I''m quite impressed with the new education site for many reasons.

AUP/Policy Discussion


Notes from Edubloggercon breakout session at TCEA 2011 Scott Floyd White Oak ISD Student AUP Open wireless Students are allowed to bring their own devices and use guest wireless AUP applies whether students are on district computers or their own devices Being too specific in an AUP can cause problems in the end. aup edtech policy edubloggercon lebc11 tcea tcea 2011

Do You Make Your Learning Transparent to Others?


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Dear Facebook, We Need to Talk

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All of a sudden it''s like I''m at this party surrounded by all my old high school and college friends who were showing my new EdTech professional & librarian friends pictures of me from my partying hardcore punk rock, rockabilly, & new wave 80''s and days?! We need to talk.

Do You Use Animoto With Students Under 13 Years Old?


Since Animoto has an Animoto for Education site and I''ve seen the site recommended regularly at conferences and on edtech blogs and websites I read, I thought surely there might be an exception for the education focused branch of the service.