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.

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.

TechForum Edtech Conferences coming up soon!

Educational Technology Guy

Tech Forum brings together some of the brightest minds and forward-thinking leaders involved in education technology. 2013 NewBay Media LLC, 28 East 28th Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10016 | 212.378.0400. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

EdmodoCon 2013 Guest Post #6: L. Butler

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

In addition to creating Animoto videos, Lisa is active on Twitter (@SrtaLisa), writes about educational technology topics on her blog , and enjoys attending educational conferences. Check out Lisa''s Animoto video on EdmodoCon 2013 EdmodoCon. edcamp #edtech edmodo edmodocon teaching technology 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

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. Apple has an online SAMR assessment survey (FREE) that will help teachers self-assess where they are in their technology learning. edtech professional development

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.

Rethinking “EdTech”

Philly Teacher

The missing element this week was that link between creativity and technology that Steven Johnson spoke about this morning. “EdTech” should not be solely about building fun toys that “trick” students into learning the same things they were learning before.

Talking Squirrels & Ninjas: Silly Technology Use

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

connecting with students edtech education flipclass teaching technology voice writing

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OpenEd: Free, Open Source EdTech Video and Games Resource for Teachers

The 21st Century Principal

edtech resources educational technology teaching web tools Web tools OpenEd is a free service that offers users what it terms "the largest educational resource catalog with over a quarter of a million Common Core-aligned videos, games, and assessments."

Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

TIG was awarded the 2013 Intercultural Innovation Award by BMW and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. In the past, he turned his interest in technology into several successful online companies, including, which sold to in 1999.

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Summer Learning Series-Twitter Chats For Learning

The Web20Classroom

The topics here center around everything Edtech and learning. Past topics have included curation of digital resources, iPads for learning and doing more with technology PD. If you have an interest in anything educational technology, definitely check out #edtechchat.

Professional Development On Your Time, Your Way

The Web20Classroom

You may already know 2 of the shows there, Edchat Radio and my show, Edtech Radio but those are just 2 of over 50 with hosts of every caliber.

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MOOCs: the big…err, massive…new thing

Mobile Musings

ISTE’s Learning and Leading with Technology (L&L) just published an article I wrote about MOOCs. This course covers a wide array of topics in educational technology and media. EdTech Update Uncategorized (cross-posted from K12 Open Ed ).

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Finally, Something Good On The Radio

The Web20Classroom

Edtech Radio -My first shot at my own show. We talk about everything in the world of #edtech. I also did a show on how to get more out of educational technology conferences. edchat edtech radio It was said long ago that video killed the radio star.

Making Music with iPads and #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Justin Kamp @kampmiltonmusic Kids can learn to make music with iPads and technology. Want to hear another episode about iPads and edtech. Justin Kamp graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2013 with a degree in Instrumental and General Music Education.

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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

11 Things I Think I Know #EdTech Folks Really Want to Promote

The Playground Advocate

I had an important conversation with my wife (a classroom teacher) the other day that reminded me (an educational technology coach) how easy it is to be misunderstood. My epiphany in this conversation was that folks think my job and mission are to get people to use technology for its own sake.

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Stories Displayed on Maps by @MyHistro !


And introduce teachers to a tool that enables creating easy and interesting content whilst integrating technology into curriculum. apps for timelines edtech education geography interactive maps interactive timelines map apps maps my histro myhistro social studies teaching

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


and Apple even giving accreditation to teachers who have mastered their approved teaching methods—iPad technology is making inroads into the classroom in all sorts of ways. Can''t access flash on your iPad?

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SAMR Through the Lens of the Common Core

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

While this might sound like a mouthful of EdTech, I assure you that combining all that is on our crowded plates is far better than tackling each individual initiative in isolation. 21st century skills CCSS common core standards edtech free technology P21 resources SAMR webinar

Google Aquires Baltimore-Based Educational Technology Firm Workbench


Workbench, a Baltimore-based education technology firm, has been acquired by Google , the companies announced. The technology allows teachers to create hands-on, interactive lessons in math, science, language arts, social studies and art or by grade. Original Article Source: [link].

#CEL13: Connections

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

The 2013 CEL convention focused on the theme of Transformative Literary Leadership and Learning, and my session was STOP BLEEDING RED INK: Using Paper and Online tools to assist in evaluating student work.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Karen Blumberg Technology Integrator The School at Columbia University BIO : Karen Blumberg is an educational technologist at The School at Columbia University working with faculty and students to integrate technology academically, respectfully, and responsibly.

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. EdTech staff assists teachers with creating an AppleID that does not require a credit card.

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


As an edtech blogger and teacher, I''m often asked questions regarding why technology is important in education. If you''ve ever done research or assigned research , Citelighter is a must see site!

Simplify Project Based Learning With Biteslide - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

Planning the project The Entry Event Researching the project Creating the project Presenting the project Conclusion Introduction In this article I shall give you a brief introduction to Project Based Learning (PBL) and show you how Biteslide can be used as an end-to-end technology solution for PBL projects. There is a dizzying number of EdTech tools on the market today. Thanks goes to Manor New Technology High School for sharing these excellent sample documents.

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Ideas for supporting #TeacherEffectiveness with #EdTech - Domain 2

The Innovative Educator

Technology provides teachers with a great way to provide evidence with artifacts of their effective practice. Below are ideas for technology integration within Domain 2.

ThingLink: Design Engaging Learning Experiences

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

12th @4:00 PM CST As an instructional technology facilitator my goal is to weave together digital tools to design engaging, interactive learning experiences that support all learners and encourage higher order thinking.

10 Tips For the Beginner EdTech Technology Teacher on Special Assignment


The post 10 Tips For the Beginner EdTech Technology Teacher on Special Assignment appeared first on OnCUE. Blended Learning Common Core Standards Technology in EducationBy CUE Member and Guest Blogger Serena McKinney MY STORY Packing up my classroom was a strange feeling after only having been in it for six years. Until, I realized the size and scope of my new classroom; the Irvine Unified School District.

Tab Scissors & Glue: Extensions for Chrome Use

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Check them out: #edtech extensions teaching technology Tab Scissors and Tab Glue are two extensions to use for quickly splitting your tabbed browser windows into groups and "gluing" browser windows back together.

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Making the leap from a teacher to an Edtech coach

Kairos EdTech

I’ve just started my first year as an edtech coach at Colegio Inglés. As an edtech coach: 1. However, as an edtech coach I get to reach out to about 390 students. Are you an edtech coach? Image by Vishal Patel from Flickr. (CC-BY-NC-ND CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Challenging harmful stereotypes about edtech

The Christensen Institute

If you follow the popular press, you might have noticed the recent New York Times series by technology reporter Natasha Singer aimed to shed light on a dark underbelly of the edtech sector. In her latest piece , Singer scrutinizes the ethics of edtech companies that incentivize teachers to endorse their products. Many actors in edtech or philanthropy have noble aims and laudable results, as do teachers attempting to bring technology into their classrooms.

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Time-Saving Tech Tips


You can eat, breathe, and sleep technology, and still not come close to knowing all of the short-cuts which could save you copious amounts of time at work or in your personal life. computer literacy digital literacy edtech technology integration technology tips I was reminded of this when a David Pogue TED talk came across my radar earlier this week. I personally learned six new things from his less than six minute talk! The first tip he shares is my favorite.

Ideas for supporting #TeacherEffectiveness with #EdTech - Domain 1

The Innovative Educator

Technology provides teachers with a great way to provide evidence with artifacts of their effective practice. Domain 1: Planning and Preparation Domain 2: The Classroom Environment Domain 3: Instruction Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities This is part of a four-part series where I''ll share some simple ideas for integrating technology into each component followed by a presentation you can share with colleagues. Below are ideas for technology integration within Domain 1.

Voki: A Tool for Bringing Characters to Life

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

edtech #njed assignments digital citizenship flipclass speaking students technology voice Voki is a free web 2.0 tool used to create talking avatars. Characters can be customized to look like historical figures, animals, cartoons, and even one''s self.

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


Why Are You Writing About This on an EdTech Blog? Because technology always changes. Because as young people we are growing up in a technology saturated world where there is no longer a distinct separation between the online and offline spheres in our lives.

My Favorite Videos For Describing Educators' Professional Use of Twitter


Created by elementary technology teacher and edtech graduate student Victoria Olson , this video gives a wonderful overview of the use of Twitter for PD. A snapshot of the information flowing through my Twitter stream today.

Tech Connections: Teach Above the Line with ThingLink

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Shannon Sloger''s Slogan in reference to the SAMR Model For as long as I can remember I have been an advocate for helping teachers understand the stages of technology integration in order to effectively use tech as a tool for learning. edtech multimedia SAMR thinglink

#EdcampHome Promo

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Edcamps are organized and attended by passionate, tech-savvy educators who are eager to explore, discover and share new teaching strategies, tools and education technologies. I''ve had the pleasure of attending EdcampNJ 2012 and attending/presenting at EdcampPhilly 2013.

Innovative New Schools in Africa Succeeding Without Edtech for Students


What strikes me about the model of BIA is the conspicuous lack of edtech in the hands of the students. In… Data Analysis EdTech Education Equity Teaching TechnologyThe Bridge International Academy (BIA) came across my gaze this week in a feature article from Wired Magazine. Guest edited by Bill Gates, the issue highlights several of his philanthropic investments around the world.