The 2013 Highlights from Kleinspiration!


Because of these experiences, I''ve had the opportunity to meet many of you in person. I love meeting my blog friends at conferences and workshops and meet ups. I hope to meet many more friends over the next year.

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Rethinking Learning Spaces and Environments

A Principal's Reflections

Do they meet the needs to learners today? 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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Teacher Creativity Skill: Meet Someone Amazing!

The Playground Advocate

Sometimes meeting someone new changes your whole perspective on the world, and collaborating with someone new can change how you understand the work that you do. Ask yourself what are my goals for my students and try to find a project or a partner to meet those goals.

Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

I had them come down and meet with several student leaders and me this past spring where I shared my vision of having a mobile app for New Milford HS , which could also be shared with other schools. The company has graciously agreed. This offer stands through the end of 2013.

Setting Up Digital Workstations


As your students are engaged in station activities or projects, you can meet with individuals, small groups, or facilitate each group as needed. Image Credit: Learning Resources I have a partnership with the educational company, Learning Resources.

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.™ is the proud recipient of the 2013 MCEEA Employer of the Year. Coordinate scheduling for the meetings with students over email.

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

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


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.

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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.

Meet the Edtech Grantees of Google’s $25 Million AI Impact Challenge


Those are among the social issues addressed by 20 non-profit and educational institutions that are getting grants from the Google AI Impact Challenge , announced today at the company’s annual I/O developer conference.

Coding with the Littles, Where to Start on the Ipad K-4

My Paperless Classroom

My first coding with kids experience was through the Technovation Challenge , a great program that connects young women in high school with women in technology from companies like LinkedIn and Google.

Building your PLN : #SVSUMMIT thanks to EdSurge

My Paperless Classroom

: A Great Day at EdSurge #SVSUMMIT13 Storify by Sam Patterson Sun, Nov 03 2013 08:22:44 A Great Day at EdSurge #SVSUMMIT13 Yesterday was an amazing day of learning and PLN building. There are some great companies out there looking to connect with teachers.

Companies Are Bought, Not Sold: M&A Advice From 3 Edtech CEOs Who Survived the Process


The industry has since consolidated, due in part to an uptick in mergers and acquisitions by education companies and private equity firms. Data from investment bank, Berkery Noyes suggest these deals have grown at a steady clip since 2013. So what is it like—and what does it take—to sell a company? You don’t just one day say, ‘I’m going to sell,’ meet someone and they buy you,” says Kim Taylor, CEO of Cluster and former co-founder and CEO of Ranku.

3 Steps to Leveraging the Power of Technology to Disrupt Your School or District

The 21st Century Principal

He states, “When companies adopt new technology, they do old things in new ways. When companies internalize technology, they find entirely new disruptive things to do.” “When people adopt technology, they do old things in new ways.

Interested in #BYOD? Become a #ConnectedEducator! #CE13

The Innovative Educator

Learning Community Join a vibrant connected educators learning community for those interested in discovering what it means when we empower students to BYOD that meets all year long in a variety of platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Google). This group is managed and moderated by Bradford Networks, a leading security software company that provides educational institutions with a foundation for enabling secure bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives.


Just When I Thought It Couldn’t Get Worse

Philly Teacher

” By the time I graduated high school, I had a resumé, had refined my interviewing skills through videotaped practice, made dozens of phone calls to companies for an internship only to be rejected and had survived two weeks in the wilderness alongside my classmates. After 20 years of sending students to the Walkabout Program, my alma mater is looking to cut the program, along with other expenses, from the school district budget to meet the 2% property tax cap that New York State has.

A closer look at ADEs. before becoming one

Kairos EdTech

Daniel Whitt @WhittMister Class of 2013 I had the opportunity to meet Daniel at the ADE Institute. This is his application video in 2013: More links to his work: His Vizify Twitter video: click here Vizify profile: click here More about his work: click here 3.

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Could Your School Go Paperless?

My Paperless Classroom

Invest in secure storage, either on your school server or using a cloud storage company. Make sure this meets the standards for keeping confidential student information secure. Why Should a School Go Paperless?

Global digital tribe

Learning with 'e's

Social media, the most social of all modern technologies, provided us with shared virtual spaces where we could ''meet''. My students tell me they use the LMS when they have to, but they use Facebook when they want to, because their tribe meets there.

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Misplaced Faith in Value-Added Measures for Teacher Evaluations

The 21st Century Principal

which describes a rhetorical study by Rachel Gabriel and Jessica Nina Lester which examined the discourse during a meeting of the Tennessee Teacher Evaluation Advisory or TEAC from March 2010 through April 2011. What is interesting about this study is that the language employed by those in this meeting betray some important assumptions and beliefs about teaching, learning, testing, and value-added measures that aren''t entirely supported by research or common sense.

MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners


Providing courses to companies, and adults not enrolled in a full-time degree program, has long been a way for universities to extend their reach (and pockets) beyond the physical lecture hall. In 2013, MIT began offering online programs for working professionals to meet learners across the globe. Now, as MOOCs have evolved to court professional audiences , so too have MIT’s efforts to harness companies and organizations.


Startups tackle civil rights disparities in new ways

The Christensen Institute

Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights released its semi-annual report titled, 2013–14 Civil Rights Data Collection: A First Look. This month, the U.S.

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Being Negroponte

Learning with 'e's

It was a delight and a privilege to be invited to meet Nic Negroponte for dinner in the run up to the Learning Technologies Conference. Learning when there is no school' In 1995 I read a little black paperback book that changed my view on the world.

Connected Educator Month Kickoff Details! PLUS Library 2.013 Proposals Deadline

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Next Tuesday and Wednesday, October 1st and 2nd, are the kickoff days for the 2013 Connected Educator Month (CEM). The other part of my job is hosting a nightly CEM "cafe" all month so you can personally meet lots of special "connected" guests--stay tuned!).

Resources for Learning about COPPA's (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) New Rules

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Protecting Children''s Privacy under COPPA, July 2, 2013 Transcript of the video: CRISTINA: When it comes to information that companies collect online from kids under 13, parents should be in control. If your company has been complying with COPPA, the basics still apply. But five key changes to COPPA take effect July 1, 2013. The upshot: The Rule applies to companies that may be new to COPPA compliance.

What’s It Like Tutoring for VIPKID, the Chinese Company That Just Raised $200 Million?


Mabry is one of the 20,000 educators working for VIPKID , China’s largest online English tutoring company. The Beijing-based company has now raised a total of $325 million.). Founded in 2013, VIPKID can best be described as a sort of Yelp for Chinese students seeking North American English teachers. The company said it generated roughly $40 million last in July, through the efforts of teachers like Mabry. “I

The Harlem Shake & Why It's SO Popular

The Daring Librarian

Now, schools, universities, companies, & groups across the country are filming versions. Yes, we did it. Inspired by Tim Gwynn''s TV studio kids doing the Internet MEME dance sensation The Harlem Shake, Winecoff Style (embedded at the end!) you know we had to make our own!

College reflects the shortcomings of the US healthcare system

Connecting 2 the World

However, many insurance companies will only pay for one physical a year. Our healthcare system is not meeting the needs of American citizens, and not meeting them at a high cost. My daughter is starting college this fall and my son currently is a sophomore in college, both of them outside of our home state. In both cases, as we prepare(d) to send our children to college, suddenly the gaps in the US healthcare system stand out.

New Social Network Is All College, All the Time

Wired Campus

The service is the creation of two Princeton University undergraduates, Michael Pinsky and Vaidhy Murti, who hope to help facilitate connections among college students who might otherwise never meet. “It’s Company Watch Software Startups

How We Disenfranchise Students of Color

The CoolCatTeacher

Their flexible, self-paced courses are available for graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners or for continuing education units that meet your state requirements. Global Fellow (2013) and Maryland Teacher of the year (2012).

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Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

Digital Promise

Community providers, such as the University AME Zion Church (UAMEZ) in Palo Alto, California, understand that digital literacy development, like any learning, starts with building trust in the community and meeting learners where they are.

How Indian Tutoring App Provider Byju’s Got So Big


The Indira Gandhi Stadium, India’s largest indoor arena with the capacity to seat about 20,000 people, played host to an event in 2013 much different than its usual lineup of concerts and badminton competitions. The company reported revenue of 14 billion rupees (about USD$196.89

Innovators Creating Prosperity: IguanaFix

The Christensen Institute

In 2013, the co-founders launched IguanaFix in Argentina, an on-demand home- and office-improvement provider that connects professionals with consumers and retail stores. The company has now expanded to Mexico, Brazil, and Uruguay, and boasts more than 35,000 monthly transactions.

First EduJedi Training Orientation Video is Now Available to Every Educator

EdNews Daily

The Learning Counsel’s EduJedi Leadership Society is an existing community of over 1,000 Schools and Districts that annually attend Digital Discussions meetings, as well as more than 215,000 U.S.

Bridgepoint Education Acquires a Coding Bootcamp in Fullstack Academy


Coding bootcamp Fullstack Academy has been acquired by Bridgepoint Education , a publicly-traded higher education company. million shares will be issued in the future if Fullstack meets certain milestones. The company, founded in 2013, claims to have graduated more than 2,500 students from its full- and part-time offerings, which includes a female-only program named after Grace Hopper.