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! It blends the educational side of technology with the technical side.

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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.

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


Connect Technology to Education Technology provides a clear advantage for teachers who are looking to educate, uplift, and instruct students. Today, brilliant minds continue to pioneer new areas by using technology to connect with education, creating a plethora of powerful tools. One of the common uses of educational technology is online resources for teachers and parents to communicate. We now live in a society where our youth can’t remember a time without technology.

#Edtech Over The Pond

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On Friday, Ken Royal had me back on his BlogTalkRadio show , this time to talk to Joe Dale , an educational technology consultant, living on the south English coast. And listen some of the other great interviews Ken has done with some of the great thinkers in the edtech world. blogtalkradio edtech I was thrilled to be able to exchange ideas with Joe and the conversation did not disappoint.

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Class Dojo Wins at NBC’s 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. Class Dojo classroom technology educational technology Emerging EdTech Kleinspiration NBC Education Nation

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 Individual Blog- iLearn Technology (not an SLP but a great source of visual resources for our kids) Best Group Blog- TherapyApp411 (whoo-hoo!) Best New Blog- All4mychild and Speech Room News Best EdTech/Resource Sharing Blog- Cindy L Meester and I are in there!

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


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. Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement.

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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. Technology has also assisted to teach students on the autism spectrum.

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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


Click Here to View the Full Article This reminded me of a favorite video of mine, showing the importance of technology in education: A Vision of K-12 Students Today Please visit this post on TBA, click here. 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

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Are Technology Trainers No Longer a Need in Education?


I was conversing with a colleague today and he shared that at a recent gathering of K-12 Chief Technology Officers, the topic of training educators on new technology came up. I have to start this post with a disclaimer.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

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When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools. However, we can only realize these equity-centered benefits when we use technology in innovative and powerful ways. Three ways technology can help increase equity in schools.

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. But that is what makes working in Educational Technology so exciting right?

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Simplify and Summarize Digital Text

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Technology is a tool that can help. Many thanks to Sheri Lenzo , assistive technology expert, for teaching me all of this and much more. cool tool digital text edtech education free technology reading technology udl universal design for learning

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


Cutting to the chase, I believe technology trainers are still needed in education. Of course technology training is part of my day job, so I am obviously not unbiased. How many people dig beyond the surface of technology tools on their own?

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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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. This means we need to remove barriers which are blocking the use of personal technology at school. Professional development will be needed to build the capacity of administrators and teachers to manage and leverage environments with much more open access to technology. 21st century learning edtech educational technology K-12 K-12 edtech K-12 education tcea tcea 2011 web 2.0

3 More Tasks to Teach Yourself to Teach with Technology

Nik Peachey

At the end of 2010 I published the first 5 tasks in a series to help teacher learn how to use technology with their students. ict online learning teacher development technology

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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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Tag Galaxy

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

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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Lingro - Turn digital text into a clickable dictionary

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

classroom cool tool digital text edtech free technology student tools teacher tools technology universal design for learning vocabulary web 2.0

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Is lecture capture the worst educational technology?

Mark Smithers

Many institutions seem to be completely obsessed with lecture capture technology as a method of generating flexibly accesible learning content. In fact I don’t have a deep seated dislike of the technology itself, just the way that it gets used. Educational Technology


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.

Been Thinking About CTRL+F & Technology Basics


Technology has too many facets for anyone to know everything. computer literacy digital literacy edtech technology integration technology tips I read an article, " Why Don''t We Teach Kids How to Use CTRL+F? " a couple of days ago and it reminded me of two things: We make a lot of assumptions about what people know about using computers. No matter how much we know, there are always some basic fundamentals that we don''t know.

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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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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The #140EDU Conference

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Katie McFarland (@Katiemc827) – Staff Development Specialist, Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES – Kelly Sutton (@KellySutton) – Founder, HackCollege – Kim Sivick (@ksivick) – Coordinator of Lower School Technology, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy – Kristen Durkin (@Kristen_Durkin) – Graduate student at New York University, Huffington Post Blogger and Marketing Manager at Kforce Inc. Founder: #Edchat, The EDU PLN Ning, Linkedin group Technology-Using Professors et al.

Reflections On #ISTE11

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I was talking to some folks who are in Edtech but don''t go to the conference. And the last was looking at 3 types of research done on the evaluation of instructional/educational technology programs. 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.

YouTube for Teachers

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Launched this week, the folks at YouTube appear to have been listening to teachers and edtech gurus. common core cool tools differentiation education free technology interactive multimedia research student tools technology tutorials web 2.0 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!

Do You Make Your Learning Transparent to Others?


When you are seen as a technology expert or specialist it may be difficult or embarrassing to admit when you don''t know how or why something technical works, but I think it''s highly important to share when you don''t know.

Charting a New Path for Strategic Edtech Planning

Previously, these were key elements in developing a strategic technology plan. In the edWebinar, “ Strategic Technology Planning: Aligning Priorities, Costs, Outcomes and Sustainability,” the presenters discussed new items that must become part of strategic plans.

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. Set an expectation that the students and teachers will use technology responsibly Bud Hunt from Colorado - [link] What about CIPA?

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.

Edtech Incubators are Fading. Here’s What Will Replace Them.


Edtech startup incubators? That’s the conclusion reached by Barbara (“Bobbi”) Kurshan, a long-time veteran of the education technology world. Kurshan, a Senior Fellow and Innovation Advisor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, has spent decades building edtech enterprises—both for-profit and nonprofit ones. I think this reflects an evolution of the edtech entrepreneurial ecosystem.” That’s so 2010.

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