The 2013 Highlights from Kleinspiration!


I enjoy the GHOs, email exchanges, texting back and forth, phone calls, webinars, and more. 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.


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.


Webinars This Week

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Please join me and Simple K12 for back to back webinars this week. SK12 common core elearning free technology SAMR tech integration vocabulary webinars


Join the @MasteryConnect Community and Connect with A World of Common Core!


See All of the Fantastic Features: - click here - Learn More About Mastery Connect: Free Group Webinars. Common Core Common Core State Standards common core webinar education Mastery Connect MasteryConnect standards teaching teaching communities


Google Tools for Teachers - Free Webinars on 11/16/13

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

On Saturday, November 16th, Simple K12 will be hosting a full day of free webinars on Google Tools for Teachers. I''m excited to be presenting webinars at 2:00 and 3:00 PM EST and I''m looking forward to learning from a talented lineup of SK12 presenters!


Nominations for the 2013 Edublog Awards


Best free web tool -- Twitter Best educational use of audio / video / visual / podcast -- Math Movie Network (math videos created by students with the guidance of Shawn Avery ) Best open PD / unconference / webinar series -- Classroom 2.0


Webinar Resources: SAMR Through the Lens of the Common Core

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I had a lot of fun presenting a webinar today for Infinitec. Here is a link to the slideshow for review! Click to view


The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It''s an online global event highlighting “wow” moments in teaching and learning , and the entire conference will be held online using the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform, running out of my community.


Connected Educator Month.What You Need To Know #CE13

The Web20Classroom

Started in 2012, an entire month of webinars, blog posts, ideas, discussions and more are dedicated to increasing awareness of the importance of educators to get connected. "Alone we are smart but together we are brilliant." October has been declared by the U.S.


5 FREE Tech Tools For This School Year

Two Guys and Some iPads

Some of the apps we recommend are (click the name to download or visit site): Apply for a FREE 4D Studio for Education account Sign up for weekly 4D Studio webinar DAQRI iOS Android Fetch!


Webinar: Marzano's 6 Steps to Effective Vocabulary Instruction

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 5:00 PM EDT Academic vocabulary is one of the greatest predictors of student success across all areas of the curriculum. Marzano sk12 vocabulary webinar


Professional Development On Your Time, Your Way

The Web20Classroom

Simple K12 Webinar Series ( [link] ) The girls over at Simple K12 have been offering free webinars on a wide variety of topics for a while now. The webinars range from 30 mins to 1 hr and are completely free to watch live. (If


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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

A recent and exciting challenge transpired as co-facilitator of the virtual participants in the 2013 Flat Classroom Conference in Yokohama, Japan. Please mark your calendars for November 18 - 22 for the fourth annual Global Education Conference ( [link] ).


2013 Global Education Conference Kicks Off Today - List of Sessions

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Jerry Blumengarten The 2013 Global Education Conference starts today! Anonymous “Love this concept.always watched webinars online never attended a conference.boy look at what I''ve been missing." From the 2012 GlobalEdCon attendees: "This conference is a great example on what global means. Speakers, presenters and public from all over the world talking, showing and listening about education. The world is indeed flat."


My Noms for the 2013 Edublog Awards


Best open PD / unconference / webinar series- Edcamp ! It''s Edublog awards time! The 10th Annual Edublog awards are once again a reminder to the districts of the power of the Capitol, and how they must never rebel against their country again. Oh wait, that''s The Hunger Games. They are on my mind this weekend for some reason. The Edublog awards are an effort to "promote and demonstrate the educational value of social media," particularly as some school districts block blogs and Twitter.


The theme was eBooks and these are my favorite tweets from #tlchat April 15, 2013

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Werner (@MaineSchoolTech) April 16, 2013 My eBookReaders page: #tlchat — Jerry Blumengarten (@cybraryman1) April 16, 2013 Haven''t spent money on eBooks yet: Here''s what I''ve done so far: eBooks LibGuide


Next Webinar: Improve Writing Skills with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Webinar on Tuesday Please join me and Simple K12 for a webinar to explore the integrated writing and research tools available in Google Docs to help students improve writing skills.


Summer Learning Series-Giving Evernote A Try

The Web20Classroom

Live - There was a great webinar all about Evernote and its application in the classroom. This is the eighth post in my Summer Learning Series. These are short posts with tools, tips and resources for you to try something new this summer or something you can take to the classroom in the Fall.


Webinar: Unpacking the Common Core -Technology Powered Projects

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Technology can be a powerful tool to help us meet the Common Core Standards and prepare our students for success in school and beyond, and a great way to use that technology is with student projects.


MOOCs: the big…err, massive…new thing

Mobile Musings

It includes a fairly traditional program of webinars and readings, along with experiments via the mechanical mooc and G+ communities. (We 6, copyright 2013, ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education), 1.800.336.5191 (US and Canada) or 1.541.302.3777 (Intl.),


Why Every Conference Should Be A Connected Conference-#ASCD13

The Web20Classroom

I''ve spent the last several days attending the 2013 ASCD Annual Conference in Chicago. When are they going to provide spaces, speakers, sessions, webinars and more than encouragement to educators to get connected?


SAMR Through the Lens of the Common Core

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Learn More S AMR Through the Lens of Common Core Standards Webinar: 12/3 @ 4:00 CST, sponsored by Are you looking for ways to leverage the power of technology to help students develop 21st Century Skills?


ThingLink: Design Engaging Learning Experiences

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

A Few Ways to Use ThingLink In preparation for my Simple K12 webinar this week, I put together this interactive image to illustrate some effective ideas for using ThingLink. SK12 graphi higher order thinking multimedia SAMR thinglink webinar


SAMR - Flexible Toolkit Slideshow

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I enjoyed presenting the Infinitec webinar today and truly appreciate all the attendees! The final webinar in this series will be held on December 3rd at 4:00 PM CST. The webinar is free and registration is open to all. webinar


SAMR: Design a Flexible Toolkit for Success

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

SAMR: Design a Flexible Toolkit I just finished putting the finishing touches on the presentation for a webinar I''m hosting on Tuesday of this week, SAMR: Design a Flexible Toolkit for Successful Tech Integration. This free webinar is sponsored by Infinitec and registration is open to all.


Instructional Shifts to Support the Common Core

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Learn more I''m hosting a webinar onTuesday, 11/19 at 4:00 PM EST to explore Instructional Shifts to Support the Common Core. SK12 CCSS common core digital tools essential questions multimedia student centered learning webinar


The Learning Revolution - 2014 School Leadership Summit - ISTE Unplugged Dates - More!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We are excited to announce that the keynote sessions from the following conferences can now be watched on YouTube: School Leadership Summit 2013 , Homeschool Conference 2013 , STEMxCon 2013 , Library 2.012 and 2.013 , and the Global Education Conference 2012 and 2013.


Livescribe announces Discounted Education Pricing on SmartPens.

Educational Technology Guy

29, 2013 —Livescribe for Education announced today at the Florida Educational Technology Corporation (FETC) national conference their new their new Smartpen Education Bundles and customized training programs that offer significant savings for K-12 educators and higher education institutions. The Sky wifi smartpen pilot program will culminate later in 2013, at which time Livescribe will share the highlights and results of the program.


Grab Your Free ThingLink EDU Upgrade

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

It''s no secret that ThingLink EDU is one of my favorite and most frequently used tools. I love ThingLink because it provides users with the ability to turn any image into a multimedia rich interactive graphic. Add video, images, audio, and links to any content on the web with the click of a button.


Unpacking the Common Core: Tech Powered Projects

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Earlier today I presented a webinar for Simple K12. There is still time to catch some awesome Common Core webinars today at Simple K12. SK12 common core projects sliderocket slideshow webinar I packed a lot of content and resources into the 30 minute presentation so I am publishing the interactive slideshow here. The slideshow has plenty of links to explore. These resources can be viewed at your own pace.


Learning theories for the digital age

Learning with 'e's

I created the slideshow below as an accompaniment to an invited webinar I presented for ELESIG - hosted by the University of Nottingham. I pointed out recently that many of the older theories of pedagogy were formulated in a pre-digital age.


Thursday Interview: Andreas Schleicher and What We Can Learn about Education from International Data

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a special event held in partnership with the Asia Society as part of their year-long Global Learning for Educators webinar series.


Thursday Interview: Success Stories from Around the World with Sahlberg and Stewart

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a special event held in partnership with the Asia Society as part of their year-long Global Learning for Educators webinar series. Join me Thursday, April 18th, for a live and interactive conversation with Pasi Sahlberg and Vivien Stewart.


mQlicker – Create Interactive Presentations

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I have used it successfully with a few small audiences and intend to use mQlicker in the next few weeks during a webinar and also a break out session at a conference.


Wednesday Live: Gina Bianchini on Lean In Circles, the Power of Groups, New Mightybell Features, and Q+A

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 30 minutes + Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).


Connected Librarians Day (Free) Events - Monday, October 14th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Ito et al (2013) define “connected learning” as “broadened access to learning that is socially embedded, interest-driven, and oriented toward educational, economic, or political opportunity” (p.


Back to School Special & PPT Download

The Daring Librarian

Take off our Webinar branding slides & re-save with your name & call it your own - I won''t tell ;-) Just be the school hero & provide them with a custom designed communication piece to share with parents with my compliments! You''re Invited!


Excited to be participating in #RSCON4

The Playground Advocate

The entire conference will be held online using the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform. In a few days, thousands of educators from various countries are expected to attend a free 3 day virtual conference, The Reform Symposium, #RSCON4.


EduTech Smackdown Open Mic Night

The Daring Librarian

Our highly anticipated, most attended, & crazy fun LIVE webinar event is BACK! For resources, chat & webinar archive visit the Session Wikipage Participant Link We’re creating (that''s you, too!) 3rd Annual Edutech Smackdown!


Upcoming PD

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

This webinar will demonstrate how to use the SAMR model of technology integration as a guide for planning and implementing classroom learning experiences that take student learning to higher levels.