Happy Connected Educator Month


Within hours, we had a time coordinated that all ten of us could meet. Two days later, we all joined each other''s company in a Google Hangout to continue the conversation. Yesterday I traveled an hour down the road to meet a group of teachers and bloggers for the Michigan Meet Up.

Hey Michigan - Happy Social Media Day! #smday


It will focus on entrepreneurs, start-up companies and local social media communities with an expected attendance of 1,200. Join Michigan''s Social Media Network: I''d love to connect with Michigan teachers and companies. That''s right - it''s official.

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The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!


Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting many of my virtual friends face to face in San Diego at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. Omg - Really - I have the Best of Friends & Supportive Readers!

From AOL Squatter to Start-Up Sensation: The Eric Simons Story & Claco Launch


This time, he mentioned that he started his company when he was 19 years old. I found out he had just graduated high school, moved to California, and received funding from Imagine K12 to continue working on a company he started, ClassConnect.

Ten Marks Math: Proven to Work


So TenMarks is free for schools, improves test scores, meets curriculum standards, and easily can create reporting. I''m quite picky about the companies I decide to build a partnership with, and I''m excited about this collaboration.

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Google 80/20 Rule Applied to Education - for students too!

Educational Technology Guy

Google engineers are encouraged to take 20 percent of their time to work on something company-related that interests them personally. Teachers get two or three 48-minute periods a week to work on what they want to work on, instead of being stuck in meeting''s or duty assignments. Too much time in school is wasted on irrelevant meetings. Google has a unique idea, called the 80/20 rule.

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Sikorsky STEM Challenge - real world engineering for high school students

Educational Technology Guy

I was an Aerospace engineer and worked for companies like Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky Aircraft. The students and teachers/coaches will have an opportunity to meet the engineers who have designed the challenge and work closely with them in developing their possible solutions. I was an engineer for 10 years before deciding to become an educator and work to help other students become engineers and scientists.

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How a 5-Decade Old Education Company Reinvented Itself


The privately-held education company used to focus on making print instructional materials for K-12 schools. Today, there are six million current active users on i-Ready, the company’s flagship digital product. based company, to learn more about that reinvention, and the lessons he’s learned in the process. How did you transition from a traditional company focused on providing workbooks to an edtech company? The company] has continued to grow.

My take on some issues in education right now

Educational Technology Guy

Most of us teach summer school or have another summer job to make ends meet. More standardized testing, textbooks and curriculum lead to more money for many companies. More charter schools equal more money for the companies that run them.

I have a confession.

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

And if I was such a fantastic editor, wouldn''t I be working for a publishing company? O= Oustanding, the student exceeded expectations for the assignment 100%/A S= Satisfactory, the student met expectations and performed proficiently approximately 90% A-/B+ U= Unsatisfactory, the student did not meet expectations approximately 75% C/D Notice for the OSU rubric there are no in-betweens & no coddling. I have a horrible confession to make. I''m totally ashamed.

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7 Kinds of Thinking Keeping Your School or District from Transformation

The 21st Century Principal

In Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative , Ken Robinson writes: “Organizations that stand still are likely to be swept aside, and corporate history is littered with the wreckage of companies and whole industries, that have been resistant to change. They become stuck in old habits and missed the wave of change that carried more innovative companies forward.” If you glance back four of five years, the names of companies like Circuit City, Blockbuster, and Borders come to mind.

Their Space: Educating Digitally Ethical Teens #sxswedu #theirspace


Notes from SXSWedu 2012 Concurrent Session Kalmus ( @TedKalmus ) & de Haan ( @TeachWithIntent ) ( TeachWithIntent.com ) Storify Archive of this Session (also embedded below): [link] Students like to track themselves online when shown how to do that. 2009 - Meeting of the Minds - important work from Common Sense Media on perceptions of social media ethics.

Common Core: Sound Education Practice or Bad Gamble?

The 21st Century Principal

Not a day goes by that I don''t receive 15 or so emails from companies and individuals offering their wares and promising successful and complete implementation of the Common Core Standards. Here''s where some of my own skepticism lies: There is no research that says having common standards is going to somehow better meet the needs of 21st century students.

Web 2.0 Tools


ToonDoo ToonDoo: Create your own comic strips, Publish, Share & Discuss KERPOOF Kerpoof website is owned and operated by the Walt Disney Company. Organizing meetings with others has never been so easy! An easy way to find out when everyone is free for your next meeting or event.

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Daring Conference Packing Tips & Tricks

The Daring Librarian

I get these in the mail from companies I''ve donated to $ like the Chesapeake Bay Foundation , Public Television, etc. It''s great to have for presentations, Tweetups, Birds of a Feather, & Bloggers Cafe meets! Sorry guys.men.dudes. Half of this post contains girlie talk.

Community really is the curriculum

Learning with 'e's

I spent a great afternoon meeting with Sebastian Fiedler who just happened to be paying a fleeting visit to Tallinn, and emailed me for a meet up. I'm in Tallinn, one of the most beautiful of the old Hanseatic cities dotted along the Baltic coast.

MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners


Providing courses to companies, and adults not enrolled in a full-time degree program, has long been a way for universities to extend their reach (and pockets) beyond the physical lecture hall. In 2013, MIT began offering online programs for working professionals to meet learners across the globe. Now, as MOOCs have evolved to court professional audiences , so too have MIT’s efforts to harness companies and organizations.


10Q: David White

Learning with 'e's

In the course of these meetings, I met a lot of young officials. Do you know of any companies that can claim such longevity or successful market development? David White is Honourary Director General at the European Commission, and is a passionate believer in lifelong learning.

The New Thinkfinity! & K-1 Interactive Reading Resources


The ABC Match game meets this challenge by offering students the chance to match initial letters with pictures while also using their memory skills to remember which cards are where. THE CHAIN GAME [link] electric-company?tab=types- The game, from the Electric Company, is all about changing phonemes in series to make real words. This game, from The Electric Company, is all about creating real words from parts of words.

One week down! and 40somethingtogo!


Teacher Tutorial Check out the entire article here [link] Last week I received a random email from a communications director from the company wix. Rock Your Class with Free High Tech Tools New York City Lounge Educators Meet Up: August 23, 6-8pm [link] wix.com/ educatorsmeetup#!home/mainPage home/mainPage San Francisco Lounge Educators Meet Up & Panel Discussion: August 23, 6-8pm [link] wix.com/ educationmeetup#!home/mainPage

Live Thursday May 31st with Khalid Smith and Nicole Tucker-Smith on Educational Entrepreneurship and Startup Weekend EDU

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Thursday, May 31st, 2012 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).

How to Easily Archive & Embed Tweets

The Daring Librarian

We meet the 2nd Mondays of the month at 8pm Eastern time , we chat for an hour on a crowdsourced topic , share ideas, grow our PLN, make new connections, and enjoy each others company! With Search Hash & Google Apps!

Eno Click IWB Support Group Series (Post #1)


So, during my research, I came across the company PolyVision. The next installment in this series will be about the support group''s first meeting and what resources and information was shared with the teachers who are beginning on their new technology adventure! This is post #1 of a series of posts that I will be publishing involving a new support group that I''ve started at my school. I call it the " Eno Click IWB Support Group."

Output or compliance?

The Principal of Change

The basic premise (I suggest you read the whole article ) is that a 17 year old working at BlackBoard (a technology company), is ridiculed for using their phone during a meeting by some older adults, because it looks like he is texting, while he is actually taking notes.

Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution


As an introvert, for example, after attending several sessions at an academic conference and interacting with lots of people, I’m likely to head off to my hotel room for some quiet time before meeting up with a couple of friends for dinner.

How We Disenfranchise Students of Color

The CoolCatTeacher

Their flexible, self-paced courses are available for graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners or for continuing education units that meet your state requirements. Global Fellow (2013) and Maryland Teacher of the year (2012).

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Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng Wants to Bring ‘AI to Everyone’ in Latest Course


Lessons will include how to select AI projects, as well as how to work with and manage AI teams within companies. The course will cost $49 per month and will be hosted on Coursera, a platform for massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that Ng co-founded in 2012. (He He left the company in 2014.) Instead it will be offered by Deeplearning.ai , an online learning company founded by none other than Ng himself.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


In 2012, Chromebooks accounted for only 1% of the devices sold to US classrooms; now, they make up more than half of the edtech market. Billion has been invested in US K-12 education technology companies since 2010. The proposal must meet Florida Department of Education criteria.

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FETC Was Great(er) Again This Year

EdNews Daily

Brunell founded the company in 2012 with his partner and wife, Brittany Brunell, who is responsible for all clinical content within Everyday Speech therapy materials. . When I think of her company, I think of a large technology vendor. By Charles Sosnik.

Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

I have had a Books to Africa program going since 2012. It’s a global collaboration project, where teachers can sign up and be part of a 5-week project, meet with one another via Skype, and investigate the whole idea of literacy/illiteracy and how that is different around the world.

Bootcamp profiles: Nashville Software School

The Christensen Institute

Wark learned on the job, managed large engineering teams, and even started a handful of companies, one of which he took public in 1999. Wark thus worked with a handful of local companies to craft the curriculum for a new coding bootcamp.

Wonderful World of Wearables in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

You might see information about a person as you meet them the first time. Interestingly, Scott was cited amidst concerns that Oscar Pistorius’ gave him an unfair advantage in the 2012 summer Olympics. (A fact yet to be proven.).

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods


Naturally, technology plays a central role in scaling quality education supply to meet this demand. In the last on our series about the challenges in higher education, we will examine how universities and colleges are managing the fast pace of change in teaching methods and curricula.

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Online Higher Education in India Comes Full Circle


In 2012, the government of India stated that it would need to build 1,000 new universities and an astounding 50,000 new colleges by 2020 to meet expected demand as its population and workforce continued to grow. With over 750 universities and more than 38,000 colleges today— compared to roughly 650 universities and 25,000 colleges in 2012—the country looks unsurprisingly unlikely to meet that objective.

Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

What are some subgoals that will help with meeting the bigger goals? textbook or testing company). I have been working with ASCD for the past few years to publish my book, Learning in the Making: How to Plan, Execute, and Assess Powerful Makerspace Lessons.