Two Guys and Some iPads

We are excited to announce we will be taking our "Game Changing Apps" presentation to Podstock 2013 in Wichita, Kansas. The Podstock conference take place at the Hotel at Old Town Conference Center from July 17-19.

Fabulous Blogs to Follow From 2013!


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!


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.

Podstock 2013 = Opportunity for Change

Two Guys and Some iPads

Our Podstock 2013 Trailer. It is hard to believe that we depart on our 963 mile journey to Wichita, Kansas in just 3 days! It is going to be a busy, long few days filled with meeting new friends, old friends, and lots of edtech!

ISTE 2013 Officially Booked!!

Two Guys and Some iPads

This week we put the final touches on our ISTE reservations! We cannot wait to meet and learn from so many great educators from around the world. If you are going to be at ISTE then leave a comment below! We will see you all in San Antonio

Podstock 2013: Day 1 of the Revolution

Two Guys and Some iPads

We were very excited to start the revolution that is called Podstock. The opening keynote speaker was Mark Klassen, (@Markklassen) 19 year old cinematographer from Ontario. Mark talked about how he used his PLN, various mentors, and other online-resources to help himself learn.

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25 Top Tech Mom Blogs to Follow - 2013!


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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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).

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.

EdTechSandyK's Top 5 Posts of 2013


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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My #ISTE13 Reflections from San Antonio!


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!

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.

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.

Tips for Attending #MACUL13 this March


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

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.

Reflections On 2013-This Year's Most Popular Posts

The Web20Classroom

As 2013 comes to a close let''s take a quick look at the most popular posts here over the course of the last year. 2013 year in review It seems the voices, both for and against the Common Core State Standards got louder over the past year.

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.

GlobalEdCon 2013 - Day Three Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today is day three of the 2013 Global Education Conference. A summary of today''s sessions is shown below in US-Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5). To see the schedule in your own time zone, with the full session descriptions and a link to enter each session, go to [link]. To receive the daily conference schedule, be sure to join the Global Education Conference network. Recordings of all sessions are available here.

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Announcing the 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference & Call for Proposals

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We are pleased to announce the Global 2013 STEMx Education Conference , the world’s first massively open online conference for educators which focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and more. The Call for Proposals for the conference opens May 30th, 2013.

#EduTech Brisbane 2013

Imagine Learning

EduTech Brisbane 2013. Included here is a link to a presentation June 2013 at EduTech, Brisbane. I always enjoy the opportunity to share aspects of our journey of transformation at SCIL/NBCS. Transforming a school community into something far more relevant to the world that kids of today experience and will experience does not happen overnight - because it is about cultural shift. But it can happen. Gather your team - set your direction - broadcast your vision and just do it!


2013 Homeshool Conference Update - 3 Days to Go!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We''re just a few days away from the 2013 Homeschool Conference. Steve Steve Hargadon Co-Chair, 2013 Homeschool Conference PARTIAL LIST OF PRESENTATIONS: Listed in US-Eastern Daylight Time. This little conference is really shaping up!

A Day Well-Spent at TEDxHonolulu 2013

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

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!

Participating in #EduBrawl at #SXSWEdu 2013


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!

Making the Switch to Word 2013

Hansen's Link to Tech

Here is a great video on transitioning from older versions of Word to Word 2013 (most recent). Here are some ways Word 2013 can help you.

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2013 School Leadership Summit - Recordings Posted, Thanks to Be Given!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Last week we held our inaugural School Leadership Summit , and it was a huge success. The recordings for the event are posted ( [link] ), and now is the time for some real thank-yous (as well as a taking a little pleasure in the Summit reviews!).

From Google Ideas: Conflict in a Connected World Summit, Oct. 20-22, 2013

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

This looks amazing! A summit to explore how digital technology affects conflict. On October 20-22, "In partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations and the Gen Next Foundation, Google Ideas hosts the ''Conflict in a Connected World''.

2013 miGoogle Conference Wrap Up

The Electric Educator

On November 4-5, 2013, Brighton High School hosted the 2013 Michigan Google Education conference. I was honored to plan and coordinate this conference and am thrilled with the feedback and energy that it has generated! For the second year in a row the conference sold out, doubling in size to over 600 in attendance.

Announcing the 2013 Homeschool Conference: Homeschooling, Unschooling, and Free / Democratic / Alternative Schools

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I''m pleased to announce the inaugural worldwide Homeschool Conference, August 23 - 24 , 2013! Steve Steve Hargadon Co-Chair, 2013 Homeschool Conference steve@hargadon.com Attending: The Homeschool Conference is held online and is free to attend.

Come to the Mobile Learning Experience in September 2013

The Mobile Native

Cross Post from @TonyVincent "Learning in Hand" It''s my pleasure to be on the team organizing Mobile Learning Experience 2013. Mobile Learning Experience 2013 will also address other devices like laptops, Chromebooks, and Android tablets. Please consider presenting at Mobile 2013.

The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The fourth annual Reform Symposium Free Online Conference (RSCON) starts this Friday, October 11th, running for three days and in conjunction with Connected Educator Month.

The "Unplugged" (and Free) Community Events at ISTE 2013 in San Antonio

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Monday, June 24 - EdTechWomen at ISTE 2013 Dinner : For the first time at ISTE, EdTechWomen will be hosting a dinner and community networking event for women and their supporters in education technology.

Nominations for the 2013 Edublog Awards


The purpose of the Edublog Awards , or Eddies, is to raise awareness of educational blogging and social media for learning.

50+ Free Interactive Games for Elementary


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.

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


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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The Final Week - Meet Connected Heroes + CEM 2013 Wrap-up Events

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

CEM 2013 Wrap-Up Events + Activities What We’ve Learned It’s hard to believe we’re already getting ready to wrap up–where has the time gone? This is our final week (actually, Monday - Thursday) of evening Connected Cafe sessions nightly from 7:30 to 8:30 PM US-Eastern Daylight Time.

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


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!

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


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!

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.

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


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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