Fabulous Blogs to Follow From 2013!

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Honored To Be a Finalist for 4 EduBlog Award Categories - You can vote directly from this post. simply scroll down! Before I started blogging, I always looked forward to the Edublog Awards. It was like getting new blogging presents. new great suggestions to follow.

The 2013 Highlights from Kleinspiration!

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Happy New Year ~ from Kleinspiration This year was filled with many joyous moments. I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family and caring friends. I''m lucky to have a job that I adore and hobbies that support what I enjoy doing. Thank you all for being so supportive over the year.

Edmodocon 2013

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

My best buddy and partner in crime, Liz Calderwood, and I are presenting at Edmodocon 2013 this summer! I hope you will join us online on August 7th, 2013 and view all the presentations. I am so thrilled to share this news! We are one of 15 presenters chosen for this global, virtual and free conference. Our session is titled Classroom Gymnastics: How to Use Edmodo for BYOD, 1:1 (When you can be), Paperless, and Flipped Learning.

25 Top Tech Mom Blogs to Follow - 2013!

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25 Fantastic Tech Blogs to Follow I just saw in my email that Kleinspiration has been nominated for the Circle of Mom''s Top 25 Tech Mom Blog 2013 Award.

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My #ISTE13 Reflections from San Antonio!

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ISTE 2013 - Sunday Dinner at Mi Tierra (San Antonio) However, after dinner, we sat down with a few of our friends and began discussing what makes our schools so special. My 2013 ISTE Highlights. ISTE 2013 Scroll Through and Enjoy!

EdTechSandyK's Top 5 Posts of 2013

EdTechSandyK

Because this was a helpful exercise for me at the end of 2012 / start of 2013, I thought I''d give it another go as 2013 ticks away its final hours and 2014 looms on the horizon. I''m soothed by the fact that this made my top five most-read list for 2013.

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Tips for Attending #MACUL13 this March

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MACUL Conference 2013 The MACUL Conference is being held from March 20 - 22 in Detroit, MI at Cobo Center. education education conference MACUL MACUL 2013 MACUL Conference Michigan Technology Conference professional development teaching technology conference

ISTE 2013 "Unplugged" + Hack Education 2013

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Saturday, June 22rd - HACK EDUCATION 2013 : Audrey Watters of Hack Education co-chairs our all-day flagship event this year, as we yet again rebrand our "unconference" on teaching and learning (originally EduBloggerCon and called SocialEdCon last year).

2 Ways to Track Santa in 2013

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Explore and Enjoy 2 Ways to Track Santa in 2013 created with ThingLink_EDU. This year Google has brought us a multimedia rich Santa Tracker which will use street-view technology to help us follow Santa''s big journey on Tuesday evening.

EdmodoCon 2013 Guest Post #7: L. Neumann from SWEDEN!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Here is her recap of Edmodocon 2013: In Sweden Edmodo Con started at 4pm. Guest post #7 is from Lotta Neumann, a teacher of Swedish and English language and language arts at Falkenbergs gymnasieskola in Falkenberg, Sweden , instructing 16-19 year old students.

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Looking Back on 2013

Philly Teacher

As 2013 comes to a close, it is time to reflect on the past year. 2013 proved to be quite a transformative one. Spring 2013. 2013 began with the honor of being named PAECT ‘s Teacher of the Year in February. End of the School Year/Summer 2013. Fall 2013.

Looking Back on 2013

Philly Teacher

As 2013 comes to a close, it is time to reflect on the past year. 2013 proved to be quite a transformative one. Spring 2013. 2013 began with the honor of being named PAECT ‘s Teacher of the Year in February. End of the School Year/Summer 2013. Fall 2013.

The Secrets to Creating a Positive School Culture

A Principal's Reflections

If someone would have asked me this question a few years ago I honestly would not have had a good answer. I always thought a positive school culture was one where strict rules were created and consistently enforced to keep students focused on learning.

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EdmodoCon 2013 Guest Post #6: L. Butler

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Check out Lisa''s Animoto video on EdmodoCon 2013 EdmodoCon. Guest post #6 is submitted by Lisa Butler, a middle school Spanish and Social Studies teacher in Hershey, PA. Lisa has been using Edmodo for 2.5 years and hosted an EdmodoCon viewing party, and "enjoyed both learning from the passionate speakers and the parallel discussions we had because of the sessions."

Edublog Awards 2013 - Nominations

Kairos EdTech

This is my first time participating in the Edublog Awards. Because blogging has been an instrumental part of reflecting on and improving my teaching and coaching practices, I''m excited to nominate the following candidates for these awards.

Autonomy Breeds Change

A Principal's Reflections

A year and a half ago I decided to implement a job-embedded growth model at the suggestion of some of my teacher leaders. They desperately sought time during the school day to engage in professional growth opportunities, learn how to integrate Web 2.0

Eight Leadership Essentials

A Principal's Reflections

The beginning of the school year always renews my focus on how to improve my leadership skills. Each year I critically analyze ways I can improve as well as what I feel I am doing well. To my mind, we all have the capacity to lead.

Participating in #EduBrawl at #SXSWEdu 2013

EdTechSandyK

SXSWedu takes place in Austin March 4th - 7th, 2013. WeAreTeachers invited me to be part of a panel called EduBrawl!, where four practicing educators will share opinions on hot topics in education such as mobile devices, game-based learning, and flipped classrooms. Here''s some inside scoop: It''s called a "brawl" because it''s likely we won''t all agree on the topics discussed! I am excited about the opportunity and think participating in the panel is going to be fun!

Why Do You Blog? A Student's Perspective

A Principal's Reflections

The following is a guest post by New Milford High School sophomore Sarah Almeda. After learning about her Chemistry blog titled Avogadro Salad I asked her to share some insight on the importance of blogging from a student''s perspective.

The Right Way is Your Way

A Principal's Reflections

I have read some very thought-provoking posts and associated commentary over the past couple of weeks focusing on how particular educators use social media. What I have found interesting is the powerful opinions as to how one should use social media.

50+ Free Interactive Games for Elementary

Kleinspiration

ABCya: The Leader in Education Computer Games for Kids! over 50 games for EACH grade level ~ ABCya.com is My FAVORITE website for elementary learning! There is not a day that goes by in our classroom where we don''t pop on the site for at least five minutes. The children enjoy the games so much.

A Day Well-Spent at TEDxHonolulu 2013

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fenwayfan808 at the Arts at Marks Garage #tedxhonolulu pic.twitter.com/zlCsOUGGwg — Linda Lindsay (@mauilibrarian2) November 16, 2013 The TEDxYouth group had set up a table to celebrate TEDxYouth Day During the event, Hawai''i''s Slam Poet Kealoha did a fantastic job as Master of Ceremonies!

Grade Change: Moving a School Culture Forward

A Principal's Reflections

Recently Jeff Fiscina , one of my math teachers, submitted a guest post on my blog that emphasized some of his grading practices that best support and promote student learning.

The Awesome @Remind101 just Got Easier for Parents and Students with Join Pages!

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Remind101 Launches Join Pages Remind101 is a free text messaging service. It is safe and secure. Teachers can sign up for a free account. They are given a specific number that is different than their personal phone number. Then, they can invite others to join their class.

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A Free App To Download Today and Use Tomorrow from @IXLLearning - Common Core Math: PreK - Geometry

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Introducing the NEW IXL Math App! I''m so excited to share the new IXL math app with all of you. I''ve been using the IXL math website for a while now. It provides great reinforcement for the skills and concepts I teach in class. Now, they have an app that is super simple to use. and free!

World Of Difference

A Principal's Reflections

I n my opinion one of the most important roles in any school is that of Media Specialist. Over the years I have longed to create a position that would serve a multi-faceted role of librarian, media specialist, and educational technologist.

LiveMinutes - Edit your Evernote notes in real-time with others!

Educational Technology Guy

LiveMinutes is a very cool app that integrates with Evernote (my all time favorite and most used app) and allows you to work on the same Evernote note with others, similar to Google Docs.

7 Ways to Follow STEMxCon Sept. 19-21, 2013

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There''s a way to follow the first online GLOBAL S T E M x EDUCATION CONFERENCE for everyone! First, why the x? The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics acronym is no longer adequate, as it is missing well over 20 letters that represent key skills & disciplines.

Scholastic's First Thanksgiving Full Common Core Unit Plans with Videos and Printables!

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The First Thanksgiving Scholastic has put together NEW Common Core-aligned lesson plans to introduce your class to the real story of the first Thanksgiving. There are interactive guides, lesson plans, activities for centers, printable reproducibles, virtual field-trips and more!

What Constitutes Good PD?

A Principal's Reflections

We can all agree that professional development is essential in any profession, especially education. It is an opportunity to become better at what we do as well as gain knowledge on new pedagogical techniques, learning theories, leadership strategies, technologies, and federal/state mandates.

So.You Are Connected. Now What?

The Web20Classroom

Remember October? No, not Halloween. Although if you are like me might still have some of your kid''s candy still in the bucket on top of the refrigerator.) Remember, it was Connected Educators Month.

BYOD Begins With Trust and Respect

A Principal's Reflections

I have written extensively over the past couple of years about our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative at New Milford High School at the Huffington Post and on my own blog. It has been interesting to look back at all my blog posts to see how far we have come with BYOD at NMHS.

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EdmodoCon 2013 Guest Post #4: D. Easterling

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Thank you, Dara, for attending EdmodoCon 2013 and the compliments! If you would like to contribute and share a EdmodoCon 2013 post, please submit! Our fourth guest blog post is written by Dara Easterling, a Catholic elementary school teacher from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dara has been teaching for almost 14 years and loves helping young children to learn about and use technology in a productive and creative way.

An App to Assess Reading Fluency: @FluencyFinder!

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FluencyFinder V. FluencyFinder the popular educational iOS app for determining Reading Fluency has just recently released their long awaited update. What is FluencyFinder?

BYOD and the Paperless Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

At New Milford High School teachers are adapting their professional practice as we continue to evolve into a Bring Your Own Device school where student-owned technology integrated effectively.

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Keep Organized w/ Awesome Planners from @ErinCondren Designs! Built w/ Teachers in Mind!

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Teacher Lesson Planners : Custom Built Just for You ! with a Give-Away below - By best friend and colleague, Cierra , couldn''t believe when I told her that I had never heard of Erin Condren. She told me I had to go home that night and check out her designs.

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Be Present

A Principal's Reflections

There is no better way to get the pulse of a school as a leader than to be in classrooms. I have never considered myself one to be tied to a desk and/or office, but the managerial aspects of the position and ridiculous amounts of paperwork catch up to you at some point.