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.

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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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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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.

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!

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).

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

Effective Coaching - #TECSIG Fall 2013 Breakout Session


Does anyone have a model where core teachers have extra off periods for technology coaching? One district has that model but for core area coaching (not technology) Another district pays a stipend to classroom teachers to be first-line support to teachers in addition to their teaching duties. Another district has an on campus person who has a stipend and also core content specialists who teach two classes but use the rest of the time for coaching other teachers.

My Noms for the 2013 Edublog Awards


It''s Edublog awards time! The 10th Annual Edublog awards are once again a reminder to the districts of the power of the Capitol, and how they must never rebel against their country again. Oh wait, that''s The Hunger Games. They are on my mind this weekend for some reason. The Edublog awards are an effort to "promote and demonstrate the educational value of social media," particularly as some school districts block blogs and Twitter.

Device Implementation - #TECSIG Fall 2013 Breakout Session


Participants & Their Questions: Sandy Kendell, EdTech Coordinator in a 4A District - We have implemented one iPad for every teacher K-12 and we are rolling out BYOD grades 6-12. How do you manage iPads efficiently while still giving individual users latitude with their devices? Bruce Ellis, Director of PD TCEA, former Director in a LARGE URBAN district. Questions: iPad management at a distance, tweaking the conflict between using them as shared devices vs. 1:1.

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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.

Common Core Standards Featured Prominently in 2013 Annual CUE Conference


The post Common Core Standards Featured Prominently in 2013 Annual CUE Conference appeared first on OnCUE. Educational leaders know that any change in pedagogy, standards and assessment would require large doses of quality professional development to implement effectively.

Utilizing Twitter Chats for Professional Development

Tom Murray

Each week, educators from around the world take part in various conversations on Twitter known as “chats.” These conversations have become an excellent way for educators to connect on relevant topics, share resources and best practices, all while challenging each other’s thinking.

Professional Learning Networks (PLN)

Tom Murray

Recently, I had the opportunity to record a Google Hangout with four connected educators on “Growing Your PLN.”

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!

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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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.

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!

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.

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!

An App to Assess Reading Fluency: @FluencyFinder!


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

Connected Educator Month.What You Need To Know #CE13

The Web20Classroom

"Alone we are smart but together we are brilliant." October has been declared by the U.S. Department of Education to be Connected Educator Month.

5 Questions For Every Leader-#LeadershipDay13

The Web20Classroom

This post is part of Scott McLeod''s Leadership Day 2013 , were bloggers write about leadership in education. Watch this video. Did you really watch the video or are you just keeping reading? Come on, watch it. I promise you will like it. This is my favorite You Tube video by the way.)

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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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Why You Should Give @ThingLink A Try

The Web20Classroom

I regularly use images in presentations. Pictures can be a great way to share a particular message, or can be used to create the imagery I am trying convey. But sometimes I want my images to have a little extra umph. I want to be able to use one image and have it contain lots of information.

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