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

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Edublog Awards 2012 - I was nominated for Best EdTech Blog

Educational Technology Guy

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. I just found out that I was nominated for, and am a finalist for, the Edublog Awards 2012, Best EdTech Blog. 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.

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Infographic on Technology in the Classroom - What Teachers Want

Educational Technology Guy

An interesting infographic from PBS on what teachers want for technology in the classroom: Related: 10 Essential Educational Resources for Teachers - my list. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. edtech educational technology infographics

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Overall, educators need to understand some basics about technology and that it is not a be-all-end-all solution to everything in a classroom. Technology can help teachers differentiate and provide new experiences for their students.

Edublogs 2012 Nominations

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Nominations for 2012 Edublog Awards are open. My nominations for the 2012 Edublog Awards: Individual Blog - The Innovative Educator Group Blog - Mind Shift EdTech Blog - Edudemic Teacher Blog - Engage Their Minds NewBlog - EduTech for Teachers Library/Librarian Blog - The Daring Librarian Administrator Blog - Life of an Educator Twitter Hashtag - #edchat Free Web Tool - ThingLink Educational Wiki - Web Tools 4 You to Use Social Network - Twitter Learn more about the Edublogs awards.

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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!)

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5 Recent Advances in Educational Technology - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

5 Recent Advances in Educational Technology Imagine going to school without getting out of bed. Educational technology seems to be progressing at warp speed, with new advances emerging every single day. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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Educational Technology Support


I''m proud to be a partner with the following sites and appreciate how they''re supporting educational technology in various forms. Please take a moment to explore their sites and see for yourself how they''re transforming the landscape of #edtech today.

K-12 Blueprint site updated - resources for planning and implementing EdTech

Educational Technology Guy

The site has resources for educators about planning and implementing technology initiatives. This is a great resource for teachers, and especially for educational technology specialists, managers, directors, CIO''s, and others that plan and implement technology projects.

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Richard Byrne’s Most Exciting Edtech Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Richard Byrne @rmbyrne discusses the edtech tools he’s most excited about today. Richard Byrne is a former high school social studies teacher best known for developing the award-winning blog Free Technology for Teachers.

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21st Principal’s 2012 Edublog Nominations

The 21st Century Principal

Here’s my 2012 Edublog nominations. Best EdTech/ Resource Sharing Blog Free Technology for Teachers : Very reliable and consistent resource on web and technology tools for the classroom. Administrator Blog A Principal’s Reflection : Voice of an administrator who advocates for technology and leadership.

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. Best ed tech / resource sharing blog - Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Med Kharbach does an excellent job of curating edtech tools. 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.

Collection of free training resources for Windows, Office, Google Apps, and more

Educational Technology Guy

EdTech Resources [link] - list of tech skills for educators and resources to learn them. link] - Great resource from Discovery Education on educational technology. link] great tips on all kinds of technology. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Confessions and Learnings of an EdTech Enabler


Photo Used Under a Creative Commons License Some Typical EdTech Scenarios Ms. These stories are probably very familiar sounding if you are a technology specialist or even a tech savvy instructor on your campus. First of all, teachers need technology support.

Claco: Teachers & Technology Team Up

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

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Integrating Technology in the Classroom

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Using Screencast-O-Matic and Windows Live Movie Maker, here is a "quick" tour of how I integrate technology in my classroom. Be sure to check out the complete list of projects and resources by clicking on the Integrating Technology tab.

Great resources for managing your work with technology

Educational Technology Guy

Managing Your Work with Technology is a site I just found out about that has some great resources and tips for using technology to get organized and manage your workflow and resources. https://sites.google.com/site/resourcesandinformation/home/technology. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. edtech free resources organization

Good news stories about EdTech from across the globe


As the year draws to a close I thought we could take a look at how EdTech has transformed schools, students and education this year – in countries across the world. Dotlearn’s technology reduces file sizes to the point where they require only 1/100th of the bandwidth.

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An Updated Digital Differentiation Model

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Of course, ten months is a long time in the world of edtech, and I''ve added some new tools and resources to my personal teaching toolkit, so I decided it was time to update the model and tweak it just a bit.

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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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Lino - free Sticky Note and Canvas web service

Educational Technology Guy

This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. edtech free resources notes Lino is a free sticky note and canvas web service I learned about from our school''s webmaster.

Happy Connected Educator Month


Blogging mentor to many and #edtech pioneer, Kelly Tenkely , started this school. Josh Stumpenhorst, 2012 Illinois teacher of the year, recently published a post titled, " Does Twitter Matter." It will be available on Amazon August 1, 2012.

Results of EdTech Specialist Titles Survey


Three days ago, I posted a survey asking for the following information: " Please list the title or titles which are used in your school/district/system for the people who specialize in educational technology. edtech educational technology survey Explain your answers if necessary." I publicized the survey on Twitter and on the TCEA TECSIG and CAMPSIG discussion boards. I''m pleased to say my networks came through with a variety of responses from all over the world!

A Guide to Facilitating an Interactive Learning Project

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

classroom cool tool edtech education essential question free free technology student student tools teacher tools tech technology technology. I have been creating a lot of student projects that use ThingLink as a tool for learning.

Educational Technology Specialist Titles (Short Survey)


July 20, 2012 Update : This survey is now closed, but you can review the results here: Results of EdTech Specialst Titles Survey.

SlidePresenter - free online multimedia presentations

Educational Technology Guy

This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. edtech free resources google Google for Educators presentation SlidePresenter is an online presentation service.

Udemy - take or create your own online course

Educational Technology Guy

Topics for courses include: technology, business, design, social sciences, math, science, humanities, arts and much more. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. edtech free online courses free resources

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Edmodo & ThingLink: Extend the Walls of Your Classroom

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

cool tool edducation edmodo edtech free technology student tools teacher tools thinglink web 2.0 Edmodo is a free and secure social learning platform for teachers and students to collaborate and connect in the 24/7 classroom.

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Qwiki Creator - easily create engaging multimedia projects

Educational Technology Guy

I just learned from my Edtech colleague David Kapuler on his site , that Qwiki now has Qwiki Creator available. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Last year I wrote about Qwiki , which is a site that takes your internet search and creates a multimedia presentation with resources about your search term. Text, images, audio are all part of it. It''s a very cool way to quickly create a presentation about a topic.

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If We Could Write 10,000 Words.

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

The other piece of this puzzle is the use of technology to foster writing. Technology has enable us to return to an epistolary society.

I am not an expert, I simply love what I do.


Yesterday Riley and I traveled to the downtown Chicago office to visit Eric and Vince from MentorMob , and #edtech start up (blog post coming soon.). But know that teachers are growing and changing their expectations of what technology integration can and should be in their classroom bc of u!

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#EdStuff - a new twitter hash tag for Education

Educational Technology Guy

There are tons of great educational hash tags , including #edchat, #edtech, #scichat, and more. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Twitter is a great resource for education. Educators can learn, share, collaborate, find help and have some great discussions. It is my go-to source when looking for help, advice, tips, tools, and resources for education. A hash tag is a way of sorting and searching Tweets based on topic.

Organizing the Edtech Toolbox


Teachers have many edtech resources in their toolbox now. During the edWebinar, “ Transform Learning: Track Results for Chromebooks, Google Suite, and Every Application,” presenters Kyle Berger, Chief Technology Officer at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, TX, and Matthew X.

If This Then That - Put together “recipes” to automate actions online

Educational Technology Guy

This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. automate edtech Evernote free resources web 2.0 If This Then That is a very cool site I learned about last Friday at EdCampCT. It allows you to create "recipes" that will automate actions online for you. For example, you could have one that will automatically download a photo that you were tagged in on Facebook to your Dropbox account.

EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students


Undoubtedly eye-gaze technology has created the greatest advance in access for people with serious immobility such as those suffering paralysis or ALS. In fact eye-gaze technology is now being preferred even by students with limited mobility due to its increasing accuracy and ease-of-use.