Ditch That Textbook’s Best of 2015

Ditch That Textbook

2015 was a whirlwind year full of change. Ed Tech best of 2015 edtech educational technology gafe google apps for educationIn education, Google Classroom was around for its first full year and became a mainstay in classes around the world. New tools like Periscope and Seesaw became more popular than ever. More and more educators became connected, joining Twitter, Voxer and other social media. For me and [.].

Education 2015: A Brilliant or Insane Review

Brilliant or Insane

Rather than listing our Top 10 posts, which you’ve likely already seen, I decided to share some of our biggest moments from 2015, related to education, blogging, writing, publishing and other areas. Please share your own insights and accomplishments from 2015, in our comment section below.

Hour of Code 2015

iTeach with iPads

It should be mandatory that you understand computer science. will.i.am. Like thousands of other classes, my kindergarten students have been participating in the Hour of Code this week. While you can code anytime, the grassroots campaign takes place the week of December 7-13.

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Global Education Conference 2015 #globaled15

The CoolCatTeacher

Free, Online PD for Teachers The sixth annual Global Education Conference 2015 is a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world. This year’s conference will take place Monday, November 16 through Thursday, November 19, 2015.

Learning Resolutions For 2015

The Web20Classroom

So I hope you''ll join me in these Learning Resolutions for 2015. Normally with the start of a new year comes the inevitable New Year''s Resolutions.

Top 10 Blog Posts of October 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

Top 10 Posts on the Cool Cat Teacher Blog – October 2015 Edition. 6 – Top 10 Education Tweets of the School Year So Far – Fall 2015. What's Hot with Teachers? Teachers want to help students improve. But many teachers struggle this time of year.

Incredible FREE PD! K12Online Conference 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

The K12Online Conference 2015 is a fantastic resource. K12Online Conference 2015 Keynotes. The 2015 keynote speakers include Don Wettrick @DonWettrick , Alan Levine @cogdog , Stephanie Chang @MakerEdOrg , Scott McLeod @mcleod , and Karen Bosch @karlyb. Connected Educator Month!

Top Education Tweets of November 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

Top Education Tweets: November 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 7, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 23, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 4, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 24, 2015.

Top Education Tweets of the Week: November 7, 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

Top Education Tweets of the Week, November 7, 2015. #1 — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 7, 2015. #2 — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 5, 2015. #3 — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 5, 2015. #4 6 Top 10 Posts of October 2015.

Polar Express 2015

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

A photo posted by Julie Moon (@julie_moon_) on Dec 17, 2015 at 9:24am PST. — Andy Plemmons (@plemmonsa) December 17, 2015. — Andy Plemmons (@plemmonsa) December 17, 2015. A photo posted by @fourthgradebarrow on Dec 17, 2015 at 10:35am PST.

Top Education Tweets of the Week: November 14, 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

— Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 13, 2015. Education Tweets of the Week: November 14, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 9, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 11, 2015.

Notes from the 2015 Iowa STEM Summit

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here are my notes from today’s 2015 Iowa STEM Summit … Welcome , Lt. Sioux City CSD – opening a K-5 STEM specialty school in Fall 2015. Kim Reynolds & Mary Andringa. STEM should be a catalyst for active learning.

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Wow, What a Year! Top SETDA Resources 2015

SETDA Says

As the year winds down, we reflect on our accomplishments from 2015. Digital Content Digital Learning E-Rate Equity of Access OER Policy 2015 digital content digital learning leadership personalized learning policy procurement roadmap

Top Webinars of 2015

edWeb.net

In 2015 edWeb.net hosted 300 webinars – from gaming and code to literacy and art, we explored so many topics in education this year. Here are the top 10 webinars of 2015: Number 10 | 717 Live Attendees 1, 2, 3, 4, Foundations to Early Numeracy and More!

The 2015 Top Blog Posts of the Year

The CoolCatTeacher

What a 2015! Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015 on the Cool Cat Teacher Blog. The post The 2015 Top Blog Posts of the Year appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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A Look Back at Digital Promise’s 2015

Digital Promise

As we close 2015, I invite you to join me in reflecting on the year's events, our accomplishments and in looking forward to the year ahead. Also in 2015, we extended our Verizon Innovative Learning Schools initiative to 21 middle schools nationwide.

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My keynote for the 2015 K12 Online Conference

Dangerously Irrelevant

My keynote for the 2015 K12 Online Conference is now available. It’s long because within it I profile numerous examples of innovative schools. Here is the description for my session: Whenever any sort of change or innovation is discussed, the ‘Yes, but…’ objections are inevitable.

Top 10 Education Tweets of the School Year So Far – Fall 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

The top 10 education tweets of the 2015 school year so far include lots of sketchtnotes. Top 10 Education Tweets (August 1-October 9, 2015 on @coolcatteacher ). Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) August 1, 2015. Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) August 2, 2015.

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Top 10 Education Tweets of the Week: November 21, 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

Top 10 Education Tweets of the Week: week ending November 21, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 19, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 15, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 18, 2015.

5 Shocking Things Your Students Will do in 2015

Brilliant or Insane

Last year, we made these predictions about education in 2015. The post 5 Shocking Things Your Students Will do in 2015 appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Brilliant or Insane. Today, we rehash them and hope you’ll take your education pulse.

Could This Be One of the BEST Edu Conferences of 2015? #WGEDD

Kleinspiration

What Great Educators Do Differently - click here to connect to the conference homepage - I've always been "addicted to" professional learning. I was fortunate that during my first year of teaching my principal strongly believed in growing new teacher's skills and confidence.

Technology I use on a Daily Basis - 2015 Version

Educational Technology Guy

Here's my updated version for Summer, 2015. In the past, I've written about the technology I use on a daily basis (see bottom of page for links). I'm a huge user of Google Apps and Evernote. They are my main work, and personal tools, and all of my devices work with them.

Spring 2015 Webinar 1

EdTechTeacher

Chat: Presenter’s Slides: The post Spring 2015 Webinar 1 appeared first on EdTechTeacher. Spring 2015 Webinar Join us April 14th at 4pm EST The video above will be a LIVE STREAM of the webinar. This webinar is broadcasted for free using Google Hangouts on Air. Press play or refresh if the video doesn''t begin at the indicated time. Please introduce yourself in the chat window below and feel free to ask questions at anytime. . Description: . Speakers: .

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ISTE 2015: (Re)designing tech-infused lessons for deeper thinking

Dangerously Irrelevant

Hope you will join me and Julie Graber in June for our ISTE workshop… Register here! Title. (Re)designing Re)designing tech-infused lessons for deeper thinking. Short description.

An Organized Planning Solution for Teachers: The 2015 Teacher Anchor

Kleinspiration

An Organized Planning Solution for Teachers - click here to see Chandra's amazing products - Hi Kleinspiration readers! My name is Chandra and I own the shop and blog C. Jayne Teach !

Top 10 Google Docs Posts of 2015

Teacher Tech

2015 is winding down, let the top 10 lists begin!! Here are my top 10 blog posts of 2015 for Google Docs.

It’s late 2015 and we’re still overblocking the Internet

Dangerously Irrelevant

It’s late 2015, we’re still overblocking the Internet, and the blame is on us as administrators… I read a post recently that stressed yet again how access to the wide range of the Internet is an equity issue.

Google Classroom Updates! (Added Jan. 15, 2015)

EdTechnocation.com

2015 Android Apps Classroom GAFE Google Google Apps for Education iOS Updates More updates for Google Classroom! The amazing Google Classroom team added two great new features on January 15th. And now there''s even an app for Android and iOS!

A Day in 2015

The Thinking Stick

I add my destination of SeaTac Airport and slide Motoy back into my pocket and this blog post starts forming in my head ‘How amazing is 2015?’ it’s 2015. To write just how amazing of a time 2015 is and the technology I use everyday makes life just….wow! 2015….what

ISTE 2015 Best of show

techlearning

The following products are the winners of Tech & Learning’s annual ISTE Best of Show Awards. Techlearning Resources

Spring Webinar 2015 Webinar 3

EdTechTeacher

The post Spring Webinar 2015 Webinar 3 appeared first on EdTechTeacher. Spring 2015 Join Us The video above will be a LIVE STREAM of the webinar. This webinar is broadcasted for free using Google Hangouts on Air. Press play or refresh if the video doesn''t begin at the indicated time. Please introduce yourself in the chat window below and feel free to ask questions at anytime. . Description: . Speakers: . Presenter’s Slides.

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Announcing the Winners of the 2015 Digital Innovation in Learning Awards!

Digital Promise

Today, we are thrilled to announce 16 stellar winners in the 2015 DILAs. And with that, meet the 2015 winners! Karen Cator is President & CEO at Digital Promise and can be reached on Twitter at @kcator.

The State of the Education Industry in 2015

Edudemic

The post The State of the Education Industry in 2015 appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Popular edtech education 2015 featured innovation online learningOn a micro level, education is very simply about helping students learn the concepts and knowledge they need to know. When you zoom out from that small focus and start to look at the methods, products, debates, issues, and infrastructure that are all focused on this one goal, the sheer size and complexity of the […].

#EdTechTidBits of the Week! (May 25, 2015)

EdTechnocation.com

2015 Add-on chrome chrome web store Chromebook edtech EdTechTidBits Videos

#EdTechTidBits of the Week (May 18, 2015)

EdTechnocation.com

2015 edtech EdTechTidBits Fab Lab Google MakerEd Makerspace survey TEDxI have five different EdTechTidBits to share with you this week.

That bonus you didn’t get at work (aka Iowa education reform in 2015)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Imagine that your bosses come up to you one day and say something like this… Hey, I know that we’re a year and a half late on this but we’re trying to take care of you. It looks like the company’s profits are solid but we’re just not sure right now.

#EdTechTidBits of the Week (April 13, 2015)

EdTechnocation.com

So here are my # EdTechTidBits for the week of April 13, 2015. 2015 Apps edtech EdTechTidBits iPadEd I''m beginning a new blogging series that I''m calling "#EdTechTidBits of the Week" which will consist of EdTech related resource (apps, sites, tips, articles, events, etc.)

Spring Break 2015!

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

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Spring Webinar 2015 Webinar 2

EdTechTeacher

The post Spring Webinar 2015 Webinar 2 appeared first on EdTechTeacher. Spring 2015 Join Us The video above will be a LIVE STREAM of the webinar. This webinar is broadcasted for free using Google Hangouts on Air. Press play or refresh if the video doesn''t begin at the indicated time. Please introduce yourself in the chat window below and feel free to ask questions at anytime. . Description: . Speakers: . Presenter’s Slides.

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Picture Book Smackdown 2015 is a Wrap!

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

— Christy Brennan (@christybrenn) November 19, 2015. — Tilbury House (@tilburyhouse) November 19, 2015. — Christy Brennan (@christybrenn) November 19, 2015. — Andy Plemmons (@plemmonsa) November 19, 2015. Wow!