FETC Virtual Conference - free, Oct 18, 2012

Educational Technology Guy

This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. FETC is again holding a free virtual conference and expo. It will be held on October 18th, from 10:30am - 6:00 pm, completely online and FREE. There are always some great sessions and there is even a lounge to chat with other educators and a vendor area to find out information about new educational products. You can download presentations and materials and even view product demos from the vendors.

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. 10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have 4. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. image from Google.com 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.

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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. View Mrs. Klein''s seventh grade class projects using itouch technology and Sonic Pics. 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. 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. 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.

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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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Looking Back At 2011 And Looking Forward To 2012

The Web20Classroom

Just my feelings from what I have been reading and seeing and what I believe will take a great hold in educational technology. I think more districts will revise cellphone and device policies and we will see more and more schools and districts allow students to bring technology with them. But that is what makes working in Educational Technology so exciting right?

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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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. 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.

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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. I was a "tech Ninja" which on paper the description was to answer technology network questions from the attendees. I got too meet a really cool Technology Director from Canada name Todd.

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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. It''s the Oscars for us. In fact, the Discovery Education employees that ran the event were wearing tuxedo t-shirts!

Edublog Awards Nominations 2012

The Daring Librarian

LOL Individual Blog - Free Technology for Teachers Group Blog - LevelUpBookClub New Blog - The Mad River Librarian Class Blog - Campbell 156 EdTech Blog - Mr G Online Teacher Blog - The Nerdy Teacher Library/Librarian Blog - Mighty Little Librarian -Tiff Administrator Blog - The Principal Of Change - George Couros Influential Post - Game Based PD for an Epic Win Individual Tweeter - Tamara Cox Twitter Hashtag - TLChat - Now LIVE!

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2012 Edublog Award Nominations


Best teacher blog Speech Adventures-Speech Therapy, Technology and Humor by Mary Huston (not a teacher technically, but as an individual SLP in the school setting) has in a short time adventured into many interesting territories, including app commentary, RTI, and even the connection between Cher''s Burlesque and our tendency to get stuck in our own thought patterns.

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NCTIES 2012: My Concurrent Presentations

The 21st Century Principal

My personal favorite time of year is here: the annual NCTIES (North Carolina Technology in Education Society) Conference. NCTIES is an excellent opportunity to explore tech, network, and have fun with educators who are excited about technology. educational leadership NCTIES NCTIES Conference 2012 technology leadership Web 2.0 This year I will be conducting two concurrent sessions.

4 Ways Technology Helps To Diversify Education

Educational Technology Guy

As technology advances, a greater number of countries are embracing the use of it in classrooms. is moving in that direction there seems to be some hesitation in deciding what technology should be used. Here is a list of four ways technology is changing the face of education. When explaining things like DNA structure or how molecules interact with other molecules technology can give you a visual that we have never had before. educational technology guest post

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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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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. Lifetime Achievement: Wesley Fryer I have been following Wes''s work and using his resources since my early days as an instructional technology facilitator. It is Edublog Award nomination time 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. I am proud to say that SLPs have again represented in this initiative, underscoring our key role in the educational process and in the spheres of social media and educational technology.

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. Each contributor takes a slightly different perspective, which creates an all-star team for one-to-one implementation as well as technology integration and 21st century learning. The different perspectives create a well-rounded foundation to one-to-one learning and technology integration.

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5 Different Ways Technology Has Made Learning Easier - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

Technology in education has been a hot topic for a while now and understandably so, especially as it continues to grow in importance in our personal, educational, and professional lives. Each facet of technology plays a different part in the way that both teachers teach and students learn. These five technological breakthroughs have all helped improve education and the ease with which students comprehend lessons: 1. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Tapping Into Technology

A Principal's Reflections

apps education reform educational technology With the rise of mobile devices and tablets in the classroom, I’m finding so many examples of organizations that are capitalizing on these tools to create new resources for teachers and students.

Five Questions For The (Technology) Leader

The Web20Classroom

As the Director of Instructional Technology I am responsible for the vision and direction of the technology program for a district of 80 schools and 57,000 students. As I am have been transitioning into a Technology Leadership role I have been thinking a lot about how to lead and drive real change in an environment where the pressures are clear. Technology is often seen as another thing. "I I don''t have time to worry about technology.

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.

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.

Technology I'm using daily as a School District CIO

Educational Technology Guy

It combines my experience as a teacher and educational technology specialist, as well as my 10 years as an engineer and project manager, into one very exciting, busy, crazy, rewarding job. I am responsible for the IT department, as well as coordinating with the data teams and all technology issues and projects. In the past, I''ve written about the technology I used on a daily basis as a teache r. What technology do you use each day in your job?

Woopid - free technology tutorial videos

Educational Technology Guy

Related: How to Support others with Tech Help Online Tech Tips - great tech help and tips on everything Tech-Ease Tech Support Site Teach Parents Tech - create tech support care packages 180 Technology Tips site 10 Tech Skills Every Student (and educator) Should Have. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Woopid is a site that has free video tutorials on a variety of tech topics.

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Common Misconceptions of Educators Who Fear Technology

A Principal's Reflections

Education is currently at a crossroads as traditional methods and tools are changing as a result of advances in technology and learning theory. We are beginning to see some schools across the country take the lead in merging sound pedagogy with the effective integration of technology. These skill sets include critical thinking/problem solving, media literacy, collaboration, creativity, technological proficiency, and global awareness. Cross-posted at teach.com.

Make your Centers Interactive and Engaging with Hot Dots Technology from @ed_insights


an easy way to integrate technology - scroll all the way down to enter to WIN a set - A bit of honesty. How am I going to manage this technology? My thoughts were that if you added a self-correcting pen and called it technology, the children still wouldn''t buy in to the whole activity. Educational Insights give away Hot Dot Hot Dots Hot Dots app hot dots cards Hot Dots pen kindergarten apps primary technology technology for K-2 win hot dots

How to Get Students to Pay Attention Using Technology - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

Today, however, teachers can engage their students in a variety of ways using technology. Many teachers have found that the implement of educational technology in their learning environment encourages students to learn. Learning Management Systems Learning management systems use a variety of technology tools to keep students interested in the subject being taught. Presentation Technology Technology can encourage the creative side of your students.

Reuse, update and recycle old technology

Educational Technology Guy

Technology changes rapidly and it seems like something you just bought last week is already outdated and replaced by something new. Some people and companies are always buying the latest and greatest technology, but schools, and most people, can''t afford to do that. One thing is to reuse old technology for new purposes. You can update old technology and give it new life. You can also recycle your old technology, and even get some money for it.

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. 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.

NMHS Social Studies Teacher Brings Technology to Capitol Hill

A Principal's Reflections

Two of my Social Studies teachers were recently invited to Washington DC on October 4, 2012, to deliver a model lesson that illustrated the effective use of technology. When it was furthered by the occasion to actively participate in the National Coalition for Technology inEducation and Training (NCTET) to show Senate staffers what a 21 st century social studies classroom looked liked, Nicolette Perna enthusiastically accepted the invitation.

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What is the True Value of Technology?

A Principal's Reflections

None of this would have been possible without technology. Again, something like this would not have been possible without technology. I have shared both of these stories to demonstrate the potential that technology has in re-shaping school cultures and how we learn. Technology is not just a shiny tool that can increase engagement, but a conduit to endless possibilities that can enhance every facet of what we do in education. Cross posted at the Huffington Post.

Taking A Step Back And Thinking Critically About Technology

The Web20Classroom

My concern, as it is with any technology is buying something because it is new or flashy or has the perception to make change. Technology exclusively can''t change learning. You can''t put 30 iPads (or Chromebooks, laptops, IWB, or whatever type of technology you can think of) in a classroom and in an instant learning gets better. critical thinking Technology Thoughts I am probably going to take a lot of heat for this post. But maybe that''s a good thing.

Center for Digital Education - great, free resource on education and technology

Educational Technology Guy

The Center for Digital Education , formerly known as Converge, is a great site with lots of information about education and technology, including news, grants, product reviews, case studies, examples of digital education and much more. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. educational technology free magazine free resources

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. Using Cloud Computing for Educational Technology Another relatively new advancement in the field of education technology is the use of cloud computing to store documents. When he isn’t working he enjoys hiking, spending time with family and researching new technology.

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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. Being a sponsor of this site is more than simply having a spot on the side bar, but rather joining a partnership together to support the advancement of technology in education. Group, we feel that technology plays a vital role in preparing our children for tomorrow. I''m very thankful for the sponsors of this site.