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.

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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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.

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.

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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.

The Conversation We Need To Have With Leadership

Teacher Reboot Camp

This post is part of Scott McLeod’s Leadership Day 2014. PD should give your Ts a GEM: it should “Grow You”, “Engage You”, and “Mean something to you” — GNichols (@Think_teach) August 6, 2014.

Mobile Momentum: Internet Trends Report 2014

Kevin Corbett

The former Wall Street technology analyst, now a general partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers , published her latest report on the state of the web on May 28, 2014. Source: INTERNET TRENDS 2014 – CODE CONFERENCE. Mary Meeker May 28, 2014.

Top Web Links from 2014

Learning in Hand

This means I can easily see the most popular links I shared during 2014! I shared hundreds of links in 2014, and I''m proud that 8 out of my top 10 most clicked links are my own blog posts or creations. And as a bonus, below are my biggest tweets from each month of 2014.

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Persuasion as a Catalyst for Change

A Principal's Reflections

ASCD 2014 Change Daniel Pink Leadership To Sell is Human I’m not going to lie; Daniel Pink is one of my heroes. After reading his book Drive a few years back my professional practice was significantly changed for the better.

ASHA 2014 Orlando Session


I am excited to be presenting in Orlando next week, as well as having the opportunity to see great friends and get lots of ideas from attending sessions! This year I am presenting another sequel to my Pairing Picture Books with Apps series.

Google for Education CT Summit - June 21-22, 2014, Greenwich, CT

Educational Technology Guy

I will be presenting at the Google for Education CT Summit on June 21st, 2014 on Chromebook and Google Apps deployments. The Summit is two days, with presentations and workshops by a variety of educators, Google Certified Teachers, Google staff and more. It''s a great event with some great learning and sharing planned. Here is the event website: [link] Here is the event Google+ Page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cdmsgr0sqmq20iaht6frk95ek6s?authkey=CLeunPTcr9jknwE

Our Work Defines Our Legacy

A Principal's Reflections

This post is my contribution to Leadership Day 2014. 21st Century Leadership Change Digital Leadership Innovation Jared Wastler Laura Fleming Leadership Day 2014 legacy Spike Cook Legacy is such a deep and meaningful word in my opinion.

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.


Everything You Need to Know – ISTE 101: Atlanta in 2014


Written by CUE Member and ISTE’s 2014 Kay L. The post Everything You Need to Know – ISTE 101: Atlanta in 2014 appeared first on OnCUE. Bitter Award Recipient Bill Selak @billselak It’s almost time to hang out with 20,000 of my closest friends. Well, there’s me, 5,000 exhibitors, and 1,000 sessions. And there’s you, of course! If you’ve never been to an ISTE Conference, I need to warn you: it’s big! […].

ASHA 2014 Takeaways!


For me, the holiday followed soon upon returning from the ASHA 2014 Convention in Orlando, where I presented and also attended many sessions. asha14 #a1718 — Angela Saus (@CrissXAppleSaus) November 22, 2014 PHEW! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

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Let's Maximize Happiness in 2014

The Playground Advocate

I have one resolution this year: Maximize Happiness First off, I would encourage everyone in the world to begin 2014 with this video: I think if I managed to keep the spirit of this video in mind throughout 2014, I would have done everything I need to do to make life happy.

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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.

A Thankful Start to 2014


Graphic Used With Permission Under a Creative Commons License Happy 2014 Everyone! May you have a blessed 2014! 2014 Happy New Year pln thanks Thank you for following me on Twitter or Facebook or Google+ or Diigo or Scoop.It or Pinterest.

Closing the Global Education Gap

Digital Promise

Applicants to the 2014 Digital Innovation in Learning Awards in the “Busting Boundaries” category asked themselves this very question, and their submitted videos serve as striking responses. High-quality educational content is for everyone.

ISTE 2014: Save the Date for Next Year!


The post ISTE 2014: Save the Date for Next Year! Written by CUE Member Reuben Hoffman The convention center was sparse. The registration lines were empty. Where are they? I asked myself. Traveling down an escalator, I started to hear the buzz of voices.

What 2015 Holds for the Future of Education

Digital Promise

As we all take time to reflect on 2014, now is also a good time to look forward to 2015. At Digital Promise, we saw tremendous growth in 2014.

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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Social Thinking Providers' Conference 2014


This past weekend, I was thrilled to be part of the Social Thinking® Providers'' Conference in San Francisco, CA.

How to Lead: Meet Our Five DILA Administrator Winners

Digital Promise

The administrator winners of our 2014 Digital Innovation in Learning Awards are inspiring examples of change managers, showing what it means to both lead and learn at the same time. This blog post was originally published by EdSurge.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

Lisa Marie Blaschke, Mr. Chris Kenyon, and Dr. Stewart Hase contacted a group of us due to our interest in heutagogy for the purpose of writing a chapter in an edited book. This past week, because of their hard work, this book has been published through Amazon.

Words Matter: Let’s Talk About Learning, Not Technology

Digital Promise

I still remember the first time I held a voluntary workshop on Google Docs for a staff of 100 teachers. I called it “10 Ways to Use Google Docs in Your Classroom.” ” Five people showed up.

How Will You Make Your Mark? International Dot Day 2014


Brown (@msEdtechie) September 15, 2014. International Dot Day was September 15th. It is all about being creative and making your mark on the world. The day is based on the book by Peter H. Reynolds, The Dot. It is a wonderful story about a little girl who doesn''t think she can draw.

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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.

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Crowdsourcing to Build the Ultimate Wall of ThingLinks at ISTE 2014

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

To say there was a lot going on at ISTE 2014 is an understatement! C rowdsourcing to Build a Wall of ThingLink Resources As someone who gets a kick out of the power of crowdsourcing, I''ve decided to try to build the Ultimate Wall of ThingLink Interactive Images Shared at ISTE 2014.

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2014 was a banner year for Google Docs, Slides, Forms and Sheets

Educational Technology Guy

Google is known for providing constant updates to it''s products. In a post on the Google Drive Blog , Google summarizes some of the updates that they did to Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms over the last year. It''s pretty impressive and made these products much more useful, especially for Google Apps and Chromebooks users.

This Year be an EduHero!

Teacher Reboot Camp

2014, July 23). A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. – Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Our world is full of hero potential waiting to be motivated, supported, and skilled.

Four Steps to Building a Thriving Online Community for Every Teacher

Digital Promise

Many connected educators tout the value they’ve found in developing a Personal Learning Network, or a “PLN.” ” Yet, the online communities that are built often become graveyards of unclicked links to the latest app or education technology idea.

Transform Your Classroom into a Makerspace

Catlin Tucker

As finals approached this year, I had a desire to do something different. In the past I’ve had students write a timed five-paragraph argument essay about whether Montag, from Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, is a conformist or nonconformist.

5 Tips To Keep Students Learning When Extreme Weather Strikes

Catlin Tucker

Yesterday Northern California was hit by massive storm. My school was closed because of weather for the first time in my teaching career.

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.