My New Intel All-In-One PC, Before And After #IntelAIO (Perfect Touchscreen PC for Elementary!)


An Elementary Teacher''s Opinion Keep in mind as you''re reading this review that I am not a technology specialist. The AIO is now a permanent component of our digital workstations , allowing easy access to many different learning platforms. Through this partnership I gain access to content, product, or other forms of value.

Tons of Materials for Using Mentor Texts in Writing Workshop for Small Moments!


An Elementary Unit for Writing Workshop Using Owl Moon When Scholastic asked what book selection I''d like to have to work with my students this year, without hesitation, I asked for Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. You can access my full 5 day unit plan for Owl Moon with printables for free!

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Device Implementation - #TECSIG Fall 2013 Breakout Session


Just moved in to new elementary schools. They do scheduled tours iPad Carts vs. Small Pods of iPads in classrooms - In Sandy''s opinion (a few people agreed), pods of iPads are more robustly used because teachers have consistent access. In elementary classrooms - iPads seem to be the device of choice. And access points!

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Using @Padlet in the Classroom to Collaborate & Create Interactive Sticky Notes!


Now, with the name change, they''ve added levels of privacy, access by email, and the streams layout. I''ve been nominated for A Bammy Award for Elementary Teacher of the Year.

Free Results Driven Gameplay from @MrNussbaum: Learning + Fun


Mr. Nussbaum free site and adds includes access to gameplay on math, science, history, geography, language arts, and many other subjects. "What apps do you recommend for the classroom?" I am often presented with this question and have difficulty replying with a simple answer.

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If I Could Get 1 Piece of Technology for My Classroom, It Would Be.


An Elementary Teacher''s Opinion Staples recently contacted me to see if I''d be interested in reviewing a few pieces of technology. A Chromebook is an affordable laptop that allows one to connect to the Internet and access the full suite of Google Applications.

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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Connecting the People on the Scene of an Emergency at Your School

A Principal's Reflections

While much of that discussion has focused on preventing a Newtown-style active shooter from making entry to a building, history shows that the majority of active shooters appear from the inside of the school, in the form of a student, staff member or parent who has unfettered access to the building.

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The FREE education browser for your iPad via @TheRoverApp to view Flash Content!


Can''t access flash on your iPad? Rover is targeted towards enhancing the K-12 education experience, bringing the best online learning content to your iPad- including access to content ordinarily available on the Apple tablet (e.g.

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Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all. Please mark your calendars for November 18 - 22 for the fourth annual Global Education Conference ( [link] ).

iPad Basic Training for Teachers


The Background Photo Used Under a Creative Commons License In the Spring of 2013, my school district committed to issuing an iPad to every classroom teacher. Additionally, a principal at one of our elementaries had secured funding to purchase an iPad for each of his teachers.

Beyond Compliance: Classroom Management that Fosters Responsibility. by @stevereifman


National Board Certified elementary teacher Steve Reifman is excited to announce the launch of his first professional development course for educators on , a terrific website that offers resources people can access at their convenience. couponCode= reifman2&ccManual= Bio Steve Reifman is a National Board Certified elementary school teacher, author, and speaker in Santa Monica, CA. I''ve been nominated for A Bammy Award for Elementary Teacher of the Year.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Educators still need to constantly evaluate the effectiveness of accessibility initiatives, advocate for resources for their students, and anticipate where they need to go next.

Figuring out flexibility in an elementary classroom

The Christensen Institute

” In retrospect, 5th-grade teacher Diane Johnson laments the lack of diversity of students’ experiences in her first blended-learning classroom at Orr Elementary School. As part of the first cohort of blended educators in the District of Columbia Public Schools in 2013, Johnson had established a Station Rotation routine in her math and science classroom. ” The post Figuring out flexibility in an elementary classroom appeared first on Christensen Institute.

Celebrate Speech with a "Silent Film"


This website (you cannot access this on iPad, and it only works in Google Chrome) allows you to dictate language that will appear as "silent film" titles over any of a selection of over 12 old movie clips.

Develop Descriptive Schema with Trading Cards


ReadWriteThink, a longtime online presence developed with the participation of the International Reading Association, has amassed an impressive amount of interactives (flash-based, so not accessible on iPad) that can be used to build language skills.

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Introduction to iPads: Part 2--iPad Integration


It is an iPad app that can also be accessed from your browser. Geared more towards primary/elementary). How does a teacher start to use iPads in the classroom? While Part 1 focuses on the hardware basics, Part 2 focuses on iPad integration in the classroom.

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Working around the App


I have long been a fan of Toontastic, and whole-heartedly recommend the All-Access version to elementary SLPs. It''s important to emphasize that apps and the iPad itself are simply tools we can use in our work to address student objectives.

One-to-One Key Ideas: Focus on Learning


It''s not about shiny objects; it''s about how the technology is used, and giving all students ubiquitous access to use it. One-to-One is a learning initiative, not a technology program.

Three Lessons on Technology Integration

Kairos EdTech

In middle school, every student owns an Apple MacBook, which gives them access to a world of learning opportunities. In addition, our kids have access to bilingual education that aligns with accrediting bodies in the U.S., Image by Sean MacEntee (CC BY 2.0)

How to Play: Models for Game-Based Learning #SXSWedu


Notes from a panel session at SXSWedu 2013 [link] Teaching is a complex undertaking. Who are students and teachers in 2013? Kids in 2013 have well developed game playing abilities, but they check those skills at the schoolhouse door b/c that''s not their school experience. As they get older, their experiences narrow from elementary to middle school. Installed game on flash drives with executables to try and mitigate differences in access to technology.

Digital Presentation Tools: Animoto,, and Thinglink


Animoto If you are an educator, you can Create a free account and have access to more templates, and it will allow you to have more time to record videos. Your students can create accounts too, but the cool thing is most elementary kids don''t have email addresses, so Have the students also set up Animoto accounts. Want really quick ways to make a professional looking video and projects that will WOW your parents, kids, and co-workers? Take a look at these three fabulous tools!

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Alternative Accreditation as a Means to Create Competition in the University Industry Price Structure

Saving Socrates

In fact, some amazing Bergen County high schools and elementary schools have stopped the Middle States process in their school altogether for over a few years now. I love the idea of colleges lowering their costs, universities creating competition amongst each other for the best and brightest with merit based scholarships, and I love the increase in accessible courses online. This post is actually inspired by reading the following article by the AEI Institute.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference ( , September 19 - 21. Gary Bass Meaningful STEM-Based Learning in a University/Elementary School Partnership - Maria D.


Freedom, Autonomy, and Digital Media at an Indiana High School

Educator Innovator

Other than this class, our school corporation is pretty adamant on preventing students from accessing social media during school hours, which is the main reason I began this project. Cross-posted from DML Central , with permission. By Howard Rheingold.

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12 Google+ Communities For and By Hawaii Educators

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

By leveraging Google+, educators are able to access a deep well of resources while also contributing to the shared body of knowledge. Hale Kula Elementary School Teachers sharing how they, and their students, use technology to create, collaborate, communicate and think critically" - public - owner: Michelle Colte 5. +Chad Nacapuy , who comes up with many of the ideas for our Google Rocks!

First Impressions

My Paperless Classroom

or "Why elementary?" I really want to be known as a helpful and accessible person and this first success was a great start. Starting a new job is tough and one of the reasons is that you are the only one the job is new to.

GlobalEdCon - "Education for All" Keynotes, Submission Extension, and Call for Volunteers

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our 2013 Global Education Conference starts this coming Monday, November 18th, and runs 24-hours a day for five days.

Digital e-Learning program allows innovative district to open the world to students

eSchool News

With help from Rosetta Stone’s language learning solutions, Boone County Schools is providing students with access to programs that it hopes will enhance college and career readiness and global competence.

How to Teach Online MOOC: Aloha Discussion

According to the , a repository of MOOCs across the web, MOOC is " an online course aimed at large-scale participation and open (free) access via the internet. "


Build a Solid Stem with @Science4UsSays: K-2 Online, Interactive Science


I knew that they has recently been awarded Top Classroom & Homeschool Product of 2013 from Educents , which is quite an honor. Also, because Science4us is web-based, students can access Science4Us individually in a media center or even at home on the family computer.

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Amazon Alexa in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Bitter Vision Award recipient, ISTE 2013 Emerging Leader, and a Google Certified Innovator. Because, really, it’s almost like the semantic web; it’s just accessing the web with your voice, right?

Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

All students need to have the same access to WiFi, and thus the ability to use the device, whether they are at school or not. Kelley, Superintendent of Oak Park Elementary School District 97, IL, explained, this isn’t about deciding what technology a district uses.

Why more black students are enrolling in historically black colleges

The Hechinger Report

ATLANTA – One of the few black kids in her elementary school in Waterford, Connecticut, Alversia Wade remembers being asked in fourth grade by white classmates if she liked watermelon and fried chicken.

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Rising college rates spur Hispanic progress in higher education

The Hechinger Report

Already, one in every four elementary-school students is Hispanic, the U.S. From 2013 to 2015, the achievement gap between white and Hispanic students at Salem State averaged 1.5 Elycea Almodovar, a junior at Salem State University, was drawn to the school because of its diversity.