Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014

Kleinspiration

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Pump Students Up with Digital Icebreakers

Teacher Reboot Camp

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” by Plato. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Throughout my teaching years, I’ve struggled with getting my students or trainees to readily participate.

Teach Them Kindness

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. – Bob Kerrey. Teaching citizenship isn’t an additional part of the curriculum.

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

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.

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

CUE

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! […].

6 Second Learning with Vine: 22+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the Byte-sized Potential and Mobile Learning categories. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera. – Yousuf Karsh. Most of our students love learning and creating even if they do not express this in our classes.

ASHA 2014 Orlando Session

SpeechTechie

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.

Teach Them Kindness

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. – Bob Kerrey. Teaching citizenship isn’t an additional part of the curriculum.

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.

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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A Thankful Start to 2014

EdTechSandyK

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.

Spice Up That Lecture! 20+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

2014). Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Undergraduate students taught by lectures are 1.5 times more likely to fail than those involved in active learning. – Bajak, A. In my new book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers , I talk about how even the best lectures aren’t fair for the majority of students in our classes.

Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

Pablo Beltrán (@pbeltranp) December 9, 2014. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. – Peter Drucker. A year ago, I created a technology course on Moodle for Spanish teachers as part of the Ministry of Education of Spain.

ISTE 2014: Save the Date for Next Year!

CUE

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.

Gamify Learning: 20+ Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Games are an extraordinary way to tap into your most heroic qualities.” -?Jane Jane McGonigal, Author of Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World. People enjoy playing video games.

31 Days of Digital Goodies

Teacher Reboot Camp

December is the month for advent calendars, so I’ve created the Digital Ideas 2014 Advent Calendar to give you a hands-on example of how this works. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar. One way to engage students is to create interactive digital calendars. Throughout December, you will discover free web tools, apps, and resources by clicking on each day in the calendar below. You will also be given a challenge so that you are motivated to try out these ideas.

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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ASHA 2014 Takeaways!

SpeechTechie

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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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.

Ways to Get Technology into Your Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! I’ve been quite blessed to travel to over 20 countries and help teachers integrate technology even in places with very little funding. You can watch a video of me helping students in Ogulin, Croatia to get an idea of what this looks like in action. Often, we are not fortunate to work in schools that provide us with the budget to get the technology we want.

How Will You Make Your Mark? International Dot Day 2014

MSEDTechie

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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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.

Creating Digital Books to Help Others: 20+ Apps, Tools & Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! During one of my teaching internships, my mentor had us create books we read to children from the Boys and Girls Club. I still have my construction paper book with my poor drawings. My artistic abilities didn’t matter to the kids who were just excited to have someone spend time with them. Our learners have the power to greatly impact others with their creations.

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Use Humor to Inspire Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. – Dr. Seuss. Often, you will see me include pictures of my pug in my webinars, keynotes, or profile pictures.

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.

Use Humor to Inspire Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. – Dr. Seuss. Often, you will see me include pictures of my pug in my webinars, keynotes, or profile pictures. I had few people question if this is professional. When I conduct classes- online and offline- I am more concerned with building relationships with my students and getting them to warm up to me.