My 2012 Edublog Nominations #eddies12


2012 Edublog Award Nominations The following are my nominations for the 2012 Edublog Awards. eddies12 blog awards eddies eddies12 edublog edublog 2012 edublog awards edublog nominations My goal with this year''s nominations was to nominate people who I did not nominate last year or to highlight a new site. I wish we could nominate three for each category. There simply are too many great and deserving sites and people to celebrate.

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2012 Edublog Award Nominations

The Web20Classroom

For 2012 I wanted to nominate those that I have seen making change either through their blogs or conversations and who are really making a difference in the Edu Space. It''s that time of year again when the Edublog Awards aim to recognize the best Bloggers, Tweeters and Products. The process to nominate is simple and you can read about it here. I hope you will check out all those that I have nominated and all those nominated by others.


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2012 Presidential Election Knowledge Cards: Complete Student Candidate Guide via @Citelighter


2012 Presidential Election Knowledge Cards by Citelighter I wanted to share with you a Presidential Debate Ontology that about a dozen Knowledge Experts (college students from top 25 universities, and top 5% of their class) created. 2012 Presidential Debate 2012 Presidential Election Citelighter class resources for the election Presidential Election Knowledge Cards teaching students about the election

Safer Internet Day 2012

The Web20Classroom

Tomorrow is Safer Internet Day 2012. You can visit the Safer Internet Day 2012 site for lots of lessons, talking points and resources not for just staying safe online but for using the Internet more effectively. Teaching students how to use online resources effectively and appropriately should be an everyday occurrence. All members of the education community (students, teachers, administrators, parents, community) are responsible.

ISTE 2012 Online Program Available Now


Attention all #edtech lovers, the ISTE 2012 conference planner is now available online. Dean Mantz Erin Klein iste ISTE 2012 ISTE 2012 Presenters Lisa Dabbs Mary Beth Hertz Patrick Larkin Shannon Miller Steven Anderson I''ve heard wonderful remarks about this conference in the past, and I''m very excited about attending this years convention. I''ll be part of a panel discussion this year with some of my ''ed-tech role-models!''

2012 Top @Livebinders Voting Open

The Web20Classroom

Nominations just closed for 2012 and my Twitter Guide for Edu binder was again nominated. Y''all know how much I love Livebinders. Around our office we use them all the time to organize resources and share the good stuff with our teachers. Tina and Barbara (the Founders) have created a great product that really meets a lot of needs for teachers and are always willing to listen and seek out advice for changes they want to make.

Happy Holidays - Most Read Posts of 2012

Educational Technology Guy

I''m finishing up my day at work today with a quick post of the Most Read Posts of 2012. Most Read Posts of 2012: 1. image from homepage Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from Connecticut. It''s been an interesting year for me, as I started a new job as the Chief Information Officer for our district. It''s a rewarding and challenging job that I love. Tonight we head to friends'' for Christmas Eve and then off to my cousins'' tomorrow with the whole family.

Happy Holidays & a Look Back on the Best of 2012 from @KleinErin at Kleinspiration


Thank you all for helping to make 2012 very merry! A Few Highlights from 2012 Though there were so many terrific items and ideas shared, below are a few of my personal favorites. by Gena Mathes click here to view See More Great Blog Highlights from 2012 Thanks to Christina for hosting this fun Linky to sum up 2012!

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Edublog Awards 2012 - I was nominated for Best EdTech Blog

Educational Technology Guy

I just found out that I was nominated for, and am a finalist for, the Edublog Awards 2012, Best EdTech Blog. I started writing this blog as a way to organize and share edtech resources I found and it''s grown into much more than that. Thanks!! You can read more about the Edublog Awards here and vote for Educational Technology Guy here (under EdTech Blog). This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Looking Back At 2011 And Looking Forward To 2012

The Web20Classroom

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. No science behind any of this. Just my feelings from what I have been reading and seeing and what I believe will take a great hold in educational technology. So, how did I do last year? QR Codes- I said QR would take more of a foot hold. That I believe to be true.

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Google Code-In 2012 - contest for High School Students

Educational Technology Guy

Google has announced Google Code-In 2012 , a contest for high school students. It is in it''s third year and will begin on November 26th. The contest is for 13-17 year old students and is all about software development. It runs from November 26th to mid January and there will be 20 grand prize winners. The grand prize winners, along with a parent/guardian, will get a trip to Google Headquarters in Mountain View California.

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Which Presidential Candidate do you side with in this election? Take this quiz to find out.


2012 Presidential Debate 2012 Presidential Election classroom elections election and classroom FreeTech4Teachers I Side With Presidential Elections for Kids Richard Byrne Voting voting for kids Take a quick survey to see who you side with on important issues I recently found about about this survey tool from one of my favorite blogs, FreeTech4Teachers , by Richard Byrne. You can click here to see his full post.

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Google Announces 90 regional finalists of Google Science Fair 2012

Educational Technology Guy

Today Google has announced the 90 regional finalists of the Google Science Fair 2012. You can view the finalists and their projects here: [link] From the Google Official Blog: Congratulations to the regional finalists of the second Google Science Fair ! These top 90 entries from around the world represent some incredibly innovative and groundbreaking science. This year’s competition was even more international and diverse than last year.

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ASHA 2012 Highlights


Like many of us who attended ASHA this week, I still have what is known as the "ASHA Hangover." This does not have to do with consuming adult beverages (though there were a few, I admit) so much as consuming knowledge, walking yards and yards of various carpets and traversing escalators (lots of escalators!) occasionally waiting in long lines, and pretty much talking incessantly leading to my vocal folds going on strike. Exhausting, but a great experience.

ISTE 2012


I had the great opportunity to attend the ISTE conference 2012 in sunny San Diego California. What an awesome experience to see thousands of educational technology specialists all gathered together in this huge convention center. Which by the way was about as long as my street). I got to attend this conference with my mom who is also a techie. The first day of the conference I got a chance to volunteer.

DENny Award Winners 2012 - Discovery Educator Network Awards

Educational Technology Guy

Last night was the DENny Awards 2012, the annual awards where the Discovery Educator Network and Discovery Education honor DEN members for their efforts throughout the years. It''s the Oscars for us. In fact, the Discovery Education employees that ran the event were wearing tuxedo t-shirts! You can view the entire thing, which was live streamed from Discovery Education HQ last night, below: You can also check out some of the tweets from last night #DENnyawards.

Edublog Awards Nominations 2012

The Daring Librarian

audrey Nay eddies12 edublog awards edublog awards 2012 george couros Jennifer LaGarde level up book club librarian tiff picmonkey richard byrne sue waters tiffany whitehead When it comes to the Edublogger Awards, I''ve "always (been) a bridesmaid and never a bride" but surprisingly (for me!) that''s.OK. Because I get SO much more from the Edublog Award process learning about and from new teachers, librarians, administrators, etc. than I can ever explain.

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Veterans Day 2012


I am the proud daughter of a WWII veteran and proud citizen of a nation whose freedoms have been purchased and protected by all who have worn the uniform throughout our history in times of conflict and peace. This American does not take our veterans'' sacrifices for granted, knowing the life I live each day is possible only because they were willing to put themselves on the line. Because of Our Veterans. I am free to worship God & attend church weekly.

2012 Edublog Award Nominations


Each year I enjoy the Edublog Awards season, which is ostensibly a competition but really a reminder of the importance of social media in education. For more on the history of the Edublog awards, click here. In the past few years, quite a few of the SLPs participating in social media have represented in this event, as you can see in last year''s ASHAsphere post. I''d encourage SLPs who blog to nominate others; visibility and awareness of the work that SLPs do in education is very valuable.

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NCTIES 2012: My Concurrent Presentations

The 21st Century Principal

educational leadership NCTIES NCTIES Conference 2012 technology leadership Web 2.0 My personal favorite time of year is here: the annual NCTIES (North Carolina Technology in Education Society) Conference. This year I will be conducting two concurrent sessions. The first one focuses on developing a Professional Learning Network from a school leader''s perspective. Emphasis is on sharing ideas on how to get the most out of Twitter, Blogging, Facebook, and Google+.

Your All Access Pass to the Bammy Awards!


2012 I recently had the pleasure of attending the first ever Bammy Awards in Washington D.C. For the June 11, 2012 press release, click here. 2012 Bammy Awards awards for education Bammy Awards education awards teacher award teacher awards Twitterati Nick Provenzano, Eric Sheninger, Kyle Pace, Erin Klein, Joan Young, Adam Bellow The Bammy Awards Washington D.C. this September. The Bammys are presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences International.

2012 miGoogle Conference

The Electric Educator

Over the past few months I have been busy coordinating the first annual Michigan Google Apps Summit ( miGoogle ). While it was a lot of work, I was excited to be able to help provide an opportunity for educators from around the state to learn and collaborate together. The summit was made possible by sponsorship from Google, MACUL and Southfield Christian School. Over 300 educators from around the state, representing 100 school districts, were in attendance.

CPEP Day 2012 - Central High Team wins big at STEM Competition

Educational Technology Guy

CPEP (Connecticut Pre -Engineering Program) Day 2012 was held this past Saturday, May 19 th , at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. CPEP''s mission is to help under-represented students explore, prepare for, and reach their full potential in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. CPEP is an after school activity that provides students with the opportunity to explore STEM careers and topics and apply STEM knowledge and skills to hands on projects.

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Vicki Davis Edscape 2012 Keynote


I''m so glad @NMHS_Principal Eric Sheninger arranged to have @CoolCatTeacher Vicki Davis''s Edscape 2012 keynote broadcast live via Ustream yesterday! I really enjoyed hearing Vicki as she encouraged all of us to invest in our own positive attitudes and outlooks so that we may impact the lives of our students and do what is right for them in spite of circumstances which may exist in our school systems.

2012 Edublog Award Nominations


My 2012 Edublog Award Nominations Are: Best Individual Blog: Cool Cat Teacher by Vicki Davis Vicki not only blogs about education and educational technology, but she also shares her personal struggles balancing family and professional life. It is Edublog Award nomination time again! I participated in the nomination process last year , and really enjoyed getting to give shout-outs to some of my favorite resources. So, here I go again!

Vote for SLPs Shortlisted for 2012 Edublog Awards


A couple weeks ago, you might have seen my post nominating some peers (always hard to make these choices) for the 2012 Edublog Awards, and may have seen many other posts if you hopefully follow some other SLP blogs. The way this works is that the folks at the "Eddies" need to comb through thousands of nominations made by all the people in the edublogosphere and create a manageable Shortlist.

Nominations for 2012 Edublogs Awards


Here are my nominations for 2012: Best individual blog: Dare to Care by Denise Krebs Dare to Care Denise is a passionate educator who I learn so much from. I love awards because it''s a chance to recognize and share those who inspire me. Likewise, I hear from others their list of educators and students who inspire them, and therefore expand my PLN.

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Storybird: Publish with Purpose, digitally!


MRA12 Erin Klein Michigan Reading Association MRA MRA 2012 MRA Conference 2012 publish online Story bird Storybird I''ve posted about Storybird before , and I''m excited to publish another piece about this amazing platform for students to use as they share their work in a safe and creative place online. A colleague and I are presenting on digital publishing platforms at this year''s annual Michigan Reading Conference.

21st Principal’s 2012 Edublog Nominations

The 21st Century Principal

Here’s my 2012 Edublog nominations. While it is difficult to narrow down my choices, these are sites I visit and read just about every single day and important nodes in my own professional learning network. Thanks to all! Individual Blog Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day : Consistently, day-after-day provides links to valuable information for all educators. New Blog Diane Ravitch’s Blog : Diane Ravitch’s new blog gives voice to public education advocates everywhere.

Global Competencies and the Common Core

A Principal's Reflections

I attended a session at the 2012 ASCD Annual Conference early on Saturday morning entitled Common Core and Curriculum 21: Global Competency in Literacy, Math, and Science. 21st Century Skills ASCD 2012 Common Core The session was facilitated by an organization called Facing the Future. As we move to the Common Core it is crucial that we sustain a renewed focus on engaging students using global issues across multiple disciplines to keep them hooked and in position for achievement.

ATIA Orlando 2012 Presentation


For participants as well as all others, I wanted to share my presentation I am giving at ATIA Orlando this morning. The presentation is called Links to Content and talks specifically about resources that make curriculum content more interactive and visual and, therefore, more accessible to students with language and other difficulties.

3 ISTE Points Worth Mentioning.


click the image to view the full flyer ISTE 2012: San Diego, California Point 1 : "Collaborative Mentoring for New Teachers" I''m so excited to attend ISTE this year. Point 3 : "Sir Ken Robinson will moderate the opening Keynote Panel" from the ISTE News site : "C reativity Expert Sir Ken Robinson to Moderate Opening Keynote Panel at ISTE 2012.

mauilibrarian2's Nominations for the 2012 Edublog Awards #eddies12

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

My nominations for the 2012 EduBlogs Awards are all about being inspired and helped throughout this year. I highly recommend and nominate: Best group blog - Hawaii Book Blog (soon to be Hawaii Reads). Yes, I know it''s a local blog, but Misty-Lynn and Alex give me hope for the future. Every state should have young people like these to carry on and spread the love of books and reading. Best class blog - Mrs. Yollis'' Classroom Blog.

Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2012


As a way of wrapping up 2012, here are the 10 most popular posts on this blog from the year. 10- iPad Essentials: Sharing your iPad Screen as a Visual/Interactive Context with a Group 9- 2012 Edublog Award Nominations 8- iPad Essentials- Using Images 7- ASHA 2012 Highlights 6- iPad Essentials: Displaying PDFs on iPad 5- Flummox and Friends 4- QR Code Update: Make Audio-Based QRs 3- Explaining + Animation= Explanimation 2- Notice 1- Animonths-Shaun the Sheep, Netflix and Home Sheep Home

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Comparing the 2016 and 2012 FLVC Student Textbook Survey Results

Iterating Toward Openness

However, I’ve also read people saying that the results are essentially unchanged from the 2012 survey to the 2016 survey. An analysis of these data demonstrate that there are in fact some statistically significant differences in student responses from 2012 to 2016. The proportion of students who were impacted by the high costs of textbooks changed across the two surveys as follows: “Take fewer courses” was significantly lower in 2016 than in 2012.

miGoogle Conference | Oct. 19, 2012

The Electric Educator

19, 2012 at Southfield Christian School in Southfield, Michigan. I would like to extend a personal invitation to attend the first annual Michigan Google in Education Summit (miGoogle). This one-day conference will be held on Oct. Speaking proposals are currently being accepted. Submit your proposal an our speaker page. Here are some of the highlights for the conference: Over 50 sessions on the educational uses for various Google products.

K-6 Reading Lessons: Common Core Aligned


Reading Works is a Gem for Standards Aligned K-6 Reading Lessons click on any image to access the specific part of the site What is Reading Works ? per their site : ReadWorks is presented by educators and the not-for-profit organization Urban Education Exchange (a 501c3). Our sole mission is to close the achievement gap in reading comprehension throughout the United States. We improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement by providing K?6

Conferring Notes & Student Data (Paperless) with the Confer App - created by a National Board Certified Teacher!


Confer: The app that organizes your conferring notes and student data Though I''m considered to be a ''tech-savvy teacher,'' I still struggle with letting go of certain paper systems I''m use to. I feel like I''ve mastered the perfect templates and spreadsheets for so many of my note taking strategies and record keeping binders. In fact, I''ve gotten so great at being so organized that I even have templates and checklists to organize my binders. Scary, right?

Flipping For Your Faculty.It's Easier Than Videos

The Web20Classroom

Lots has been made about flipping over the past year or so. Unfamiliar with the term? No problem. Here is an explanation. So the idea is, there is some sort of information transfer (basic information about a learning concept) outside of the learning environment (classroom) allowing for further discussion or extended learning when in the learning environment. (I I made that sound all fancy.

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Some Handy Tools For YouTube

The Web20Classroom

Today (April 23, 2012) is the 7th Anniversary of the first video ever being uploaded to YouTube. You can still see that first video here. Many districts are realizing the potential that YouTube learning can have in the classroom. There are lots of great videos and channels out there on 1000''s of topics. I have put together a list of some of my favorite tools to use with YouTube. Some are for the creation end, while some are for the consumption end.

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