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. Effective Technology Integration advent calendar Christmas activities digital tech calendar edtech GAFE Google Google Education holidays Thinglink Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar. One way to engage students is to create interactive digital calendars.

Ways to Get Technology into Your Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

Effective Technology Integration Tech Tips crowdfunding crowdsourcing edtech education technology technology 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.

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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. 1) Google Apps Never worry about accessing or backing up your work with Google Apps.Whether you’re creating a doc, slides, spreadsheet, Google Apps provide the best collaboration and sharing tool out there for your work. Sync your drive and work whether you’re connected to the internet or not.

Ways to Get Technology into Your Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

Effective Technology Integration Tech Tips crowdfunding crowdsourcing edtech education technology technologyIncluded 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.

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. Effective Technology Integration advent calendar Christmas activities digital tech calendar edtech GAFE Google Google Education holidays ThinglinkIncluded in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar. One way to engage students is to create interactive digital calendars.

Three Reasons the Flipped Classroom is Here to Stay

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Research & Insights eduCanon blendedclassroom differentiationtools edtech flippedclassroom formativeassessments interactivelearning realtimemonitoring screencasting teacherpreneur video videoscreencasting According to new research, the number of teachers flipping lessons is growing significantly. It''s not just for the most adventurous educators anymore. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email websupport@epe.org.

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. link] (thanks @mrbadura & @Swenson_n111) #ipaded #edtechchat pic.twitter.com/1YTrnhdavr — Tony Vincent (@tonyvincent) January 11, 2014. gcucore — Tony Vincent (@tonyvincent) May 2, 2014.

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This is the Technology Idea That Will Revolutionize Education

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Design Product Research & Insights Video creation eduCanon blendedclassroom differentiationtools edtech flippedclassroom formativeassessments interactivelearning realtimemonitoring screencasting teacherpreneur video videoscreencasting With every new technological advance comes the promise of a dramatic transformation in our educational ecosystem. Which one will incite a revolution? Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email websupport@epe.org.

Three PowerPoint Alternatives You Need in Your Classroom

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Research & Insights eduCanon blendedclassroom differentiationtools edtech flippedclassroom formativeassessments interactivelearning realtimemonitoring screencasting teacherpreneur video videoscreencasting There are an estimated 300 million PowerPoint users in the world delivering an estimated 30 million PowerPoint presentations each day. Here are some other options that might work better in the classroom. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email websupport@epe.org.

Digital Poets! Web Tools, Apps, & Lesson Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

Effective Technology Integration English Language Teaching Mobile Learning edtech mlearning poetry writing writing with technology “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” by Robert Frost. April is National Poetry month. I invite you to consider the possibilities of teaching with poetry. Poetry makes content come alive, because the poet has a deep connection with the subject matter.

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It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Superintendent Scott Rocco provided me with a great opportunity to not only work with teachers in his district, but to also push me outside my comfort zone, which has always been secondary education.

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! There were thousands of educators drawn together by our passion for EdTech. We were excited to connect with educators who shared the innovative ways they are using the tool, eager to hear suggestions, and amazed to learn that many presenters were using ThingLink to share content in their presentations at ISTE 2014.

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EdTech You Should Know

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

EdTech You S hould Know is a new show in the Instructional Tech Talk network of podcasts, created and facilitated by innovative educator Jeff Herb. The episodes are less than 10 minutes and they are designed to offer educators a taste of the great EdTech that''s out there. ThingLink on EdTech You Should Know The first episode of EdTech You Should Know features Thinglink , a tool that Jeff uses himself.

A Curation of Resources for The Hour of Code 2014 (and Beyond!)

EdTechnocation.com

2014 Coding Computer Science CS CSEdWeek edtech Hour of Code ipad programming The Hour of Code will soon be upon us and it''s going to be the largest global learning event in history! Last year the Hour of Code reached 15 million users and 10 million girls just within 5 days! That was an introduction. And now there is a push for more Computer Programming courses in education. This year the goal is to reach 100 million users!

Using EdTech to Enhance Science Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Miss Ginter’s Biology students at New Milford High School have been using Padlet as a forum to post answers to teacher created questions, as well as student created questions. A KWL chart on Mitosis was created in class, and the questions that students wanted answers to were posted on the Padlet. Students have the opportunity to post their response with the approval of the teacher. They are also able to pose their own questions on Padlet allowing their peers or teacher answer them.

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BYOD Equity Panel at #SXSWedu 2014

EdTechSandyK

On March 5, 2014, I was privileged to moderate and participate on a panel on Bridging the Digital Divide with BYOD Equity at the SXSWedu conference in Austin, Texas. Dave Saltmarsh (@Dave_Saltmarsh) March 5, 2014 I also used Storify to try collect Tweets which used our #BYODequity hashtag during the panel. The panelists were a true joy to plan and present with. I highly suggest you follow each of them on Twitter to learn more about best practices in educational technology.

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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!

Even More Resources for The Hour of Code 2014!

EdTechnocation.com

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! Look at this map. This is a map of events from HourofCode.org for this week! According to the website, there are currently more than 77,000 events planned around the world! That is amazing!

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Are You Future Ready? via @OfficeofEdTech - A Question Kids Deserve!

Kleinspiration

However, as the 2014 Technology Teacher of the Year for Michigan (MACUL), I also understand the importance of incorporating STEM, or STEAM, activities into the classroom. class design district redesign edtech education Future Ready Nicholas Provenzano Office of Ed Tech teaching technology The Future Ready District Pledge Thomas Murray How Are You Thinking About Educational Design? Scroll down to see The Future Ready District Pledge - *You''re Invited to Sign it Today!*

Considerations for #EdTech Purchases

The Innovative Educator

edtech Well into the 21st century, most schools acknowledge that for students to be prepared for college and career, they must have equity and access to technology. Providing technology resources is more than purchasing equipment and delivering it to a school. As we've learned from numerous other districts who've gotten this wrong ( east coast and west ), district-wide technology purchases can be a godsend or a disaster.

Demand, district adoption, and silver bullets

K12 Open Ed

EdTech Update Uncategorized curriculum OER opened14 A few us have been pondering the question “ How can we best advance the adoption of OER in K-12? ” both online in this document and f2f at the Open Ed 14 conference. As I’ve thought about this, a few conclusions I’ve come to are: The demand problem is more significant than the supply problem. There is currently a good amount of high quality, standards-aligned OER in K-12 with lots more coming online.

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The Reinventing The Classroom Virtual Conference #reinvent14

The Web20Classroom

Taking place on Thursday May 1, 2014, educators will gather online to share in several strands : Teaching With Technology Student Devices Online Learning Subject Specific Edtech Creative Edtech Web 2.0 This is a really awesome time to be in the classroom. From Bring Your Own Device to Web 2.0 tools to students connecting across oceans, there are some pretty incredible things happening with learning.

Innovating Pedagogy Report released - some great information included

Educational Technology Guy

2014 is the third year they have published the report, exploring innovations in teaching, learning and assessment. edtech educational technology pedagogy The Open University''s annual ''Innovating Pedagogy'' report has just been published. It has some interesting information and insight into some technology trends, including Flipped Classrooms, BYOD, storytelling and more. Take a look at here: [link] news/news/2014-innovating- pedagogy-report.

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Five Apps That Enchanted Me in 2014 and I'm Taking with Me into 2015

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

This is one of my favorites: Upcountry Maui #rainbow #imu Kalua turkey Mahalo Kumu Kukini & Hawaiian Class #HappyThanksgiving #365grateful #nofilter A photo posted by Linda Lindsay (@mauilibrarian2) on Nov 11, 2014 at 8:43pm PST And I followed H?k?le''a le‘a Worldwide Voyage (@hokuleawwv) on Dec 12, 2014 at 5:13pm PST H?k?le''a Nurph EdTech buddy +Michael Fricano II suggested this Twitter-taming gem. Signing off for 2014 and eagerly awaiting 2015, (??? ?

EdTechnocation's 2014 EduBlog Award Nominees!

EdTechnocation.com

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. There are a lot of nomination categories for the 2014 Edublog Awards, also known as the Eddies! The categories I nominated for are: Best EdTech Blog , Best Librarian Blog, Best Administrator Blog, and Best Twitter Chat.

Education Research Meta Analysis from Hattie and Yates

Hapara

Edtech Blended Learning Hattie Edtech UpdateThe Hapara team is reading Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn by John Hattie and Gregory Yates. The book is an easy to read distillation of Hattie’s work synthesizing the results from education research around the world.

My top Android Apps for Educators

Educational Technology Guy

Google+ - this is how I connect with other educational, technology, and edtech professionals. I''m a huge Android user. I have my HTC One Smartphone and my own Nexus 7 tablet. In addition, my department uses Nexus 7 tablets for mobile access and some of our schools have Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets. I have a bunch of apps that I use on a regular basis, both when I was a teachers, as well as now as a CIO.

Redesigning and Rethinking Conferences-Reflections On #ASCD14

The Web20Classroom

Everything from Edtech to Teacher Leadership, I usually come away with lots of ideas for going forward or things to think about. I recently returned from a trip to Los Angeles where I attended the annual ASCD conference. This is one of my favorite conferences of the year because of the diversity of the sessions offered. And this conference was no different. I had 2 big take-aways that will keep me thinking for a while. One was on the type of session offered.

New! 30+ EdTech Resources Series

The Mobile Native

30+ BYOD and BYOT Resources 30+ iPad Resources 30+ QR Code Resources 30+ Mobile Learning Resources. BYOD BYOT iPads Mobile Learning QR Codes

Education: the Nesi Way: 19 Elementary #EdTech with Patricia J. Brown (@msE.

MSEDTechie

I had the great opportunity to participate in the podcast The House of EdTech with Chris Nesi this past weekend. Check out his website Education: the Nesi Way: 19 Elementary #EdTech with Patricia J. I got to share some of the ways I have integrated technology when I was a classroom teacher, and as a technology coach. It was such a fun experience, and I had a great conversation with Chris. Tune in to my featured podcast, but also the other podcast episodes.

Big question for edtech: But how do we know what’s working?

The Hechinger Report

That’s why after attending two major edtech conferences in a row ( SXSW.edu ) and ( ASU/GSV ), I’m heading straight for a panel entitled: “But How Do We Know What’s Working?’’. The post Big question for edtech: But how do we know what’s working? As more than 900 entrepreneurs and educators converge in San Francisco this week, some will talk academic standards, literacy and charter schools.

EdTech Essentials: March 2015

Graphite Blog

Out of all the classroom tools our editorial staff reviewed in March 2015, these scored highly and stood out from the pack. They span subjects, grades, and platforms, and each offers innovative experiences that challenge learners to think in new ways. . . . . . . Counting Kingdom: "Magical math game teaches addition, boosts problem-solving skills". Grades: K-3; Platforms: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch; Price: $2.99 .

CUE Leaders Integral in CA EdTech Blueprint Launch

CUE

The post CUE Leaders Integral in CA EdTech Blueprint Launch appeared first on OnCUE. by CUE Executive Director Mike Lawrence Several CUE leaders, including Executive Director Mike Lawrence and Board Member-at-Large Kyle Brumbaugh, were present at William Burnett Elementary School in Milpitas for the official release of Empowering Learning: California Education Technology Blueprint (2014-2017) today.

Edtech + Community + Freedom to Teach = Learning Achievement

Learning401

Here''s a great example of what happens when you mix education technology with community [IN the classroom], while giving teachers the freedom to teach in Rhode Island public schools: With high-tech help, Providence elementary school is making progress in math, reading By Linda Borg, Providence Journal 3/14/14

Reflections, Part 1: Hawaii Google Summit 2014

EdTechnocation.com

I''ve also presented at a few other local conferences in 2013, including the Kamehemeha School EdTech Conference and the Schools of the Future Conference. Now, fast forward to 2014. From: hi.gafesummit.com On Friday, March 21st, and Saturday, March 22nd, I attended the annual Hawaii +Google in Education Summits by EdTechTeam.