The 2013 Highlights from Kleinspiration!

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.

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.

Autonomy Breeds Change

A Principal's Reflections

The inspiration for this idea came from Google’s 80/20 Innovation Model where engineers are encouraged to take 20 percent of their time to work on something company-related that interests them personally.

Setting Up Digital Workstations

Kleinspiration

Image Credit: Learning Resources I have a partnership with the educational company, Learning Resources. I often receive products from the company to try out in my room. Encouraging Choice, Collaboration, and Fun!

Kids Summer Writing Camp with Diary of a Wimpy Kid Author, Jeff Kinney, by @BoomWriterKids Register Today!

Kleinspiration

I recently found out that the award-winning educational company, BoomWriter , organized an online writing camp with Jeff Kinney (THE Diary of a Wimpy Kid author!). Imagine if your kid could do a week long writing camp with their favorite author!

Creative Curriculum from the Roots Up: Buy. Sell. Teach offers Fun and Free Activities!

Kleinspiration

Some of my favorite companies are the ones I''ve worked with since their infancy. Having other companies in the market help to level the playing field and maintain a healthy balance for everyone involved. When I went to check my inbox, I couldn''t find the email the company sent.

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.

Collaborate on Stories and Publish Student Work with BoomWriter!

Kleinspiration

The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. BoomWriter allows kids to publish books together!

5 Reasons I Use TenMarks in My Classroom:

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The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. TenMarks for Math I started using TenMarks a while ago. I fell in love with their site because it met my two critical requirements: free and functional.

Digital Learning Program From @snaplearning Can Boost Your Class Library!

Kleinspiration

Recently I''ve made contact with a company called SNAP! The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Print PDFs, Read Digital Books, and Graph Progress Snap!

Interactive Math Practice with @IXLLearning that is Common Core Aligned!

Kleinspiration

Though I share many resources on my blog, I only honor long-standing partnerships with companies that I feel great about. I only endorse companies I firmly believe in for education.

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Rethinking Learning Spaces and Environments

A Principal's Reflections

Clark Hall at GAHANNA LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL (Columbus, OH) Digital leadership drives school leaders to look past traditional constructs and incorporate trends embraced by Fortune 500 companies to transform learning spaces and environments.

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Back To School With @TenMarks, New and Improved

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As I''ve stated numerous times before, I don''t allow companies to become sponsors of this site until I''ve used their product and determined that it fits with my teaching style and what I believe my readers may enjoy. Just In Time For Back To School? - try TenMarks.

The Runaway Train

A Principal's Reflections

Instead, it seems like it has everything to do with money and lining the pockets of companies in the areas of testing, teacher evaluation, and Common Core alignment. As the end of the school year draws near, the education reform rhetoric is heating up.

Teachers: @GeorgiaPacific is Hosting an #EarthDay Lesson Plan Contest!

Kleinspiration

As a forest products company they use a renewable resource, fiber from trees, to make most of their products, which makes it essential to their business to sustain these resources and be a good environmental steward.

The Best E-Book Yet: 40Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools

Kleinspiration

Edutools: A Quick Guide provides insight into large tools such as Twitter and Facebook to smaller new companies like Educreations. Web 2.0 Tools in Education Series 40 Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools Followers of this blog may recall the fantastic Web 2.0

2013 miGoogle Conference Wrap Up

The Electric Educator

On November 4-5, 2013, Brighton High School hosted the 2013 Michigan Google Education conference. Planned by Michigan organizations, sessions led by Michigan teachers, and even many of the sponsors are Michigan based companies. 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.

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

Kleinspiration

It''s still the same company with the same two designers. Created with Padlet Add your Content to the Web, Collaborate, and Share your Favorites Padlet , formerly WallWisher, is a web space where you can add files, links, videos, and more.

I Named My Cat After a Vampire: a post about reading instruction

Kleinspiration

I couldn''t believe the amazing company I was with. Meet Edward and Bella Just Kidding. I didn''t name my cat after a vampire. I named both of my cats after vampires!

Why I Love @TenMarks Education | Online Math Program for Grades 1-10

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As I''ve stated numerous times before, I don''t allow companies to become sponsors of this site until I''ve used their product and determined that it fits with my teaching style and what I believe my readers may enjoy. Looking for Math Support? - try TenMarks.

Enhance Young Learner's English Vocabulary with @MindSnacks & Teach Foreign Languages!

Kleinspiration

Mindsnacks: Vocabulary Building and Language Development MindSnacks is a mobile educational gaming company that develops popular apps that teach foreign languages and test preparation subjects.

Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

The company has graciously agreed. This offer stands through the end of 2013. As an early adopter of transformative technologies, I have been watching the mobile app space carefully to see how it can benefit all facets of education.

Can't Keep Track of Volunteers for Valentines- Let Sharipe Help You Out

Kleinspiration

I was recently contacted by a company named Sharipe (share-uh-pee) to help spread the word about their current beta test that they are conducting.

Class Dojo real-time behavior feedback platform Apps get updates

Educational Technology Guy

now lets teacher manage, edit, share and sync up their students’ behavior reports from their mobile devices SAN FRANCISCO – August 15th, 2013 - Today, ClassDojo, the free behavior development platform for teachers, students , and parents, is launching a major update - version 2.0

I LOVE Bella & Harry Books: Teach Social Studies & Add Augmented Reality to Bring the Books to Life!

Kleinspiration

I contacted the company to see if they could send me one of each book for my classroom library. The Adventures of Bella and Harry! Like many of you, I receive a ton of press releases in my inbox.

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10 Companies Hiring Teachers Over the Summer

EdNews Daily

If you are a teacher looking for a summer gig, or unique ways to make extra money over your break, please find 10 companies hiring now. STEM.org™ is the proud recipient of the 2013 MCEEA Employer of the Year. Please share to this list: 10 Companies Hiring Over the Summer below!

Why I Love @TenMarks Education | Reverse Summer Math Learning Loss Grades 1-10

Kleinspiration

As I''ve stated numerous times before, I don''t allow companies to become sponsors of this site until I''ve used their product and determined that it fits with my teaching style and what I believe my readers may enjoy. Looking for Summer Math Support? - try TenMarks.

Win an iPad Mini from @MasteryConnect

Kleinspiration

When I came home from school today I opened my email inbox and was greeted by a fantastic offer that I just couldn''t wait to share.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In the past, he turned his interest in technology into several successful online companies, including MyDesktop.com, which sold to Internet.com in 1999. and Hello Hello (Little, Brown and Company Books), and appeared in the Dan Zanes and Friends concert DVD, All Around the Kitchen!

Excited about NEW Features from @Citelighter: PDF Capture & Storage!

Kleinspiration

One of the best things I''ve found about the start-ups and EdTech companies that I''ve been working with and have previously blogged about, is the fact that they are constantly working to improve, listening to user feedback, and developing new tools to enhance the user experience.

Custom Forms from @123contactform - As Easy as 1-2-3

Kleinspiration

Recently, I was contacted by a company called 123ContactForm, which claims to help teachers and administrators create custom forms that ease and organize day to day tasks. Looking to create an awesome web form for your class?

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@BiblioNasium: Where a School Library, a Home Library, and a Social Network Connect

Kleinspiration

Last summer I was introduced to a company called BiblioNasium through my friends at CiteLighter. At the time, BiblioNasium represented themselves as an innovative new free social network that promotes and enhances the independent reading process for elementary school age children.

Congrats to @MasteryConnect for New Million Dollar Investments!

Kleinspiration

I wanted to shoot out a quick email letting my readers know about an exciting landmark for one of my favorite education companies, Mastery Connect. I used the app to reference standards and plan lessons accordingly; however, now there is SO much more that the company offers.

May this Gobstopper (Now Called Curriculet) be Ever Lasting!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

UPDATE AS OF 1/15/14: The company Gobstopper has changed its name to Curriculet, but this update hasn''t changed how I use Curriculet with my students. The stories and information in the below post still hold true despite the change in company name.

The foresight saga

Learning with 'e's

The first week of 2013 saw many articles appearing on what we can expect to see this year. With the massive Consumer Electronics Show CES 2013 opening its doors last week in Las Vegas, technology news was making prime time TV all across the globe too.

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Teacher Creativity Skill: Meet Someone Amazing!

The Playground Advocate

Companies like ePals , websites like Skype in the Classroom and Google+ communities like G+eduhangout make finding a connection easy. This being Connected Educator Month , I''ve been reminded over and over about the power of connections.

9 Characteristics of 21st Century Mindful School Leadership

The 21st Century Principal

As Maria Gonzales states, “Mindfulness can help leaders remain focused on what really matters to them and to their companies and stakeholders.” “Mindfulness is simply noticing the way things are. By being mindful you can transform your life, your organization, and even your community.

How to Decode a Tweet

EdTechSandyK

Avatar - A photo or graphic which represents the person or company sending the Tweet. When you first start using Twitter, one of the things you have to figure out is how to decode Tweets. What does each part represent? What does it mean when a word starts with a #?

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Your Facebook Privacy is YOUR Responsibility, Not Your Friends'.

EdTechSandyK

If you''re confused, you''re in good company. Social networking is a great way to share our lives and keep in touch with friends, but it''s important that we all keep ourselves educated on how our settings work and only share information about privacy that is accurate.