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Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014


2014 has been fantastic so far! This year, I was awarded the 2014 Pre-K - 12 MACUL Teacher of the Year Award. NETA : April 24 - 25 (2014) Nebraska In a few weeks, on April 24th, I will fly to Nebraska to keynote their annual state technology conference, NETA: 2014 Mission Possible.

Best Education-Related Videos of 2014

User Generated Education

My own list is what I found to be the most powerful education related videos of 2014. Let me know of any others that you found of value during 2014! I love end of year “best of” lists. They all, in some way, address the mind, heart, and spirit of education.

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Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Well I missed out on writing a review for 2013 so I thought I’d get in reasonably early and write some predictions for what might happen in 2014. It will get louder in 2014. Expect MOOCs to continue to be the most high profile focus of academic angst in 2014. TL;DR.


Top 100 Sites/Apps of 2014

Technology Tidbits

mobile app Top 100 Sites/Apps of 2014 Been for Education - A innovative site for Social Learning that allows educators to surf and collaborate on the web w/ their students in a safe environment where educators create/manage student accounts.

Our Top 10 Posts in 2014

Two Guys and Some iPads

2014 was a year to remember! Thank you for an amazing 2014 and we look forward to an even better 2015! Here are our top 10 blog posts from this year. Thank you for you unbelievable support!

Reflections from #iste2014 in Atlanta: Relationships are Key!


Genius Hour Panel: @coolcatteacher, @donwettrick, @angelamaiers, @kleinerin, @klirenman, @smartinez, @hughtheteacher ISTE 2014 - Atlanta, Georgia This is my third year attending ISTE. Dinner with my best friends - Atlanta 2014 ISTE is about the learning experiences.

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Four

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thursday, November 20th, is day four of the fifth annual Global Education Conference. Actually, it started already, but I was so exhausted yesterday I fell asleep without realizing I hadn''t posted the next day''s schedule!)

2014 Was One Wild Ride

A Principal's Reflections

With 2014 coming to a close in a few days there is no better time than now to reflect on this past year. Here are some professional highlights from 2014: Digital Leadership was published by Corwin on January 14, 2014. CBS Channel 2 NYC visited NMHS again on May 16, 2014.

Even More Resources for The Hour of Code 2014!

2014 Coding Computer Science CSEdWeek edtech Hour of Code programming Here''s a mid week Hour of Code Update! Since I posted my curated resources last week for The Hour of Code , there have been some updates and new releases that teachers and students might find useful, fun, and engaging!

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Looking Back at 2014 and Forward to 2015

The Web20Classroom

2014 was filled with all sorts of conversations, mostly centered around personalization of learning and creating more student centered environments and I don''t see that slowing down in 2015. What a year it has been.


A Few of My Fav #EdTech Things in 2014

The Innovative Educator

Looking back at 2014 I've come up with a few edtech resources I have relied on most for teaching and learning. Check em out and share yours.

12 Terrific ThingLink EDU Features in 2014

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

In 2014 ThingLink worked hard to provide teachers and students with a powerful and flexible tool for teaching and learning that is useful across all content areas. 2014 Thinglink EDU ThingLink offers the education community tagging tools to bring images and video to life.

7 ISTE 2014 Conference Mega Resources to Share Widely!

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Nikki D Robertson ''s Pinterest board What I Learned at ISTE 2014 is a hand-picked treasure trove. ISTE 2014 Session Notes , was created by +Tzvi Pittinsky and fleshed out by dozens of contributors.

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, November 19th, is day three of the fifth annual Global Education Conference. We had another great day of sessions and keynotes on Tuesday, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page. The list of Wednesday''s sessions, in US-Eastern Standard Time, is below. To see the the full conference schedule in your own time zone, with the direct links to session rooms, go to the conference schedule page.

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do

User Generated Education

This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc. I started a list – see below. Some have “always” been true – some are unique to this century of learning.

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My top 5 posts of 2014

Learning with 'e's

I''m grateful to all those who read my blog posts during 2014, especially to those who have amplified them through social media platforms such as Twitter and Google+, and for those who have taken the time to comment. 2014 blogging education learning

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tuesday, November 18th, is day two of the fifth annual Global Education Conference. We had a great opening day of sessions and keynotes, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page. The list of Tuesday''s sessions, in US-Eastern Standard Time, is below. Unlike our opening day, Day two actually starts at midnight, US-Eastern Time!

Reflections, Part 1: Hawaii Google Summit 2014

Now, fast forward to 2014. From: On Friday, March 21st, and Saturday, March 22nd, I attended the annual Hawaii +Google in Education Summits by EdTechTeam.

Gaming in Education 2014 Starts Tonight! Schedule and Attending Information.

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our 2014 Gaming in Education online conference start tonight! Whether you''re passionate about game-based learning or just getting your toes wet, Gaming in Ed celebrates the value that games offer in educational settings.

5 New Google Classroom Updates Added Oct. 14, 2014

The Google for Education team added 5 new features to Google Classroom on October 14, 2014! Here is the official blog post. These features have been frequently requested by educators ever since Classroom was released in August.

Growth Mindset: GoBrain and Making a Splash

User Generated Education

A recent interest of mine has been the Growth Mindset. I have blogged and presented on this topic: The Educator and the Growth Mindset. The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop. Growth Mindset: Personal Accountability and Reflection.

2014 Global Education Conference Starts Today - Day 1 Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today the fifth annual Global Education Conference kicks off. This is our free, five-day, online event that brings together educators and innovators from around the world, with sessions held around the clock to accommodate participant time zones. With over 250 sessions and 30 keynotes, it is an incredible opportunity to connect with and learn from educators, organizations, and students focused on globally-connected learning and supporting cultural awareness and educational access.

EdTechnocation's 2014 EduBlog Award Nominees!

Nominations for the 2014 Edublog Awards is open until November 24th! For this year''s 2014 Edublog Awards I made four nominations for what I consider some of the best blogs and resources for teachers.

2014 Global Education Conference - Final Day!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Friday, November 21st, is the fifth and final day our fifth annual Global Education Conference. Today was yet another great day of sessions and keynotes, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page. The list of Friday''s sessions, in US-Eastern Standard Time, is below. To see the the full conference schedule in your own time zone, with the direct links to session rooms, go to the conference schedule page.

Augmented Reality Made Easy with 4D Studio Tutorials

Two Guys and Some iPads

Creating augmented reality has never been so easy until now! DAQRI 4D Studio gives educators and students the ability to easily create experiences and instantly publish them to share with the world.

Want to learn more about Augmented Reality in Education? Follow These Great Educators!

Two Guys and Some iPads

Katie show 4D Studio while presenting at Podstock 2014. Augmented reality(AR) has continued to gain momentum in the educational landscape over the past couple of years. These educators featured below have dove in head first using AR in their classrooms and schools.

Examples of using Evernote as: teacher, student, admin

Educational Technology Guy

Evernote , my main resource, is a very useful app. Many people want to learn to use it, but aren''t sure where to start. So, here are some resources and examples of how to use it.

Why Formative Assessments Matter

The Web20Classroom

Back in my first year, I was teaching a unit on the parts of the Periodic Table. The students needed to know where they could identify elements that were typically metals, non-metals, gases and be able to identify elements based on their Atomic number among other tasks.

Anatomy 4D Update Allows Users to Explore the Human Body Like Never Before

Two Guys and Some iPads

Today DAQRI launched a major update to their popular medical education app Anatomy 4D. Version 2.0.1 comes with an all new user interface, updated models, and an added heart experience. This version also features new target images (seen below) with specific facts for the human body and the heart.

5 Apps to Share Class Work!


For the classroom, you could set up a circle for "Third Grade 2013–2014" and add the parents of your students. My Terrific Three Apps for the Elementary Classroom As a working parent, sometimes it is difficult to sign up for volunteer dates.

Overcoming The Barriers To Creativity And Innovation

The Web20Classroom

It''s been a few weeks since I returned from Doha, Qatar and the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE). If you aren''t familiar, this conference centers around scalable, actionable ideas for the future of education worldwide.

10 Things To Do During Connected Educator Month 2014!

Connected Educator Month BEGINS! Are you ready to join educators from all over the world? Are you already a connected educator? Want to learn how to become one? Then get ready! Start with these ten things to do during Connected Educator Month!

Check out the NEW site: ClassroomCribs AND see How-To Set Up Brain-Friendly, Beautiful Learning Spaces!


Free Classroom Design Webinar: I would love for you to join me on Tuesday, July 29th at 3pm ET for a free webinar all on setting up your classroom learning space. Prior to going into teaching, I studied Interior Design. Paying close attention to how we set up our spaces is very important.

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6 Platforms to Create Augmented Reality

Two Guys and Some iPads

When most people first try augmented reality(AR) in education, they start with applications that have the AR content already built into the app. Apps like AR Flashcards , PBS Kids CyberChase Shape Quest , and Crayola Color Alive have this, and are a great way to get your feet wet.

5 Lessons from 2014, A Year in Learning

My Paperless Classroom

So here is a quick reflection on 2014 and the top 5 things I learned in 2014. Without a doubt, 2014 has been a year of collaboration. So here I am at the end of 2014, wondering what the year ahead holds. I thought I was done blogging for the year.

SETDA in 2014: Year in Review


As the calendar year draws to a close and we take time to celebrate family and the holiday season, all of us at SETDA. read more. ConnectED Digital Content E-Rate Equity of Access FCC In the News OER Policy Professional Learning

Google Updates and Improves its Learning Center for Teacher Training

Educational Technology Guy

Google has updated and improved its Learning Center for Teacher Training with new use cases and best practices, making it even more useful and easier to learn about Google apps.