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.

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!

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.

PODSTOCK 2013

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.

Podstock 2013: Un-Conference Recap

Two Guys and Some iPads

The Un-Conference The wait is finally over and Podstock 2013 is FINALLY HERE! We rolled into town yesterday around 4:15 and quickly checked into the Hotel at Waterwalk. We quickly dropped our things and headed over for the Podstock Un-Conference.

Podstock 2013: Game Changing Apps & Recap

Two Guys and Some iPads

Brad and I had a wonderful time at Podstock 2013 and cannot wait to get back for the Super Hero themed Podstock 2014! Brad and I have been waiting months for day 2 of Podstock to arrive! We were very excited to present and share the few apps that have changed the game for us as educators.

Voting for 2013 EduBlog Awards is Now Open

Two Guys and Some iPads

NOW OPEN The 2013 EduBlog Awards voting is now open and we are speechless to learn we have been selected as Shortlist Finalist in 5 different categories!!

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ISTE 2013 Officially Booked!!

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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

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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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

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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!

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!

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!).

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.

50+ Free Interactive Games for Elementary

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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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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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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.

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?

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.

GlobalEdCon 2013 Day Four + Helping the New Grassroots Projects

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today is day four of the 2013 Global Education Conference. Hard to believe we''re almost at the end! During the conference opening sessions we brainstormed as set of grassroots global education projects that we could bring to our personal learning networks to try to get started. Given that our combined network reach is probably in the millions, the idea is to turn our personal learning networks into a large personal action network to make a difference for students right now.

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5 Creative Apps to Connect with Parents from your Classroom!

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My 2nd Scholastic Post Having a positive relationship with the parents of your students can help your year get off to a great start. I''ve found that parents often just want to feel connected and involved.

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.

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.

TONS of (free) 1-3 minute Engaging Math & Science Videos for Kids via @avheuv!

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STEMbite: My favorite YouTube Channel for Learning! click here to subscribe - STEMbite is a YouTube Channel developed by Andrew Vanden Heuvel , one of the original Google Glass Explorers.

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TONS of Classroom Design Ideas for Setting Up Your Cozy Learning Space!

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Thinking About ReDesigning Your Space This Summer? - 3 rich resources for all of your design needs - The layout and design of any space can impact the mood and productivity for the individuals intended to use the area.