Education Technology Integration – You’re Doing it Wrong


Knowing What NOT to do can be as Valuable as Knowing What TO do Do you want to really get the most out of using technology in your classroom and courses? Professional Development _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics avoiding technology integration mistakes edtech mistakes to avoid technology integration best practices what no to do with BYOD what not to do in the flipped classroom what not to do with gamification what not to do with technology in the classroom

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. SHEG also offers two other fabulous portals filled with resources to help classroom teachers and teacher librarians inquiry and historical analysis.


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Top 15 Sites and Apps for Flipped Learning

Technology Tidbits

A "Flipped Classroom" is a classroom that uses class time to do activities/lessons (guided by the teacher) and "homework" time (at home) for guided instruction (usually through video). Basically, it turns a classroom upside down (or on it's head) where the learning of a topic is done at home and then they applied practice or "work" is done at school. For an excellent info-graphic on what a "Flipped Classroom" is click here.

Innovating Pedagogy Report released - some great information included

Educational Technology Guy

It has some interesting information and insight into some technology trends, including Flipped Classrooms, BYOD, storytelling and more. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. edtech educational technology pedagogy The Open University''s annual ''Innovating Pedagogy'' report has just been published. 2014 is the third year they have published the report, exploring innovations in teaching, learning and assessment.

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Richardson Independent School District – Texas, USA

eSchool News

Supports different BYOD operating systems & perfectly integrates in the network. This is a must in an age when Bring Your Own Device practices reign supreme and every classroom is inhabited by a mix of Google, Apple, Android and Microsoft devices. Students are more engaged during presentations, which, of course, increases classroom conversation and ultimately improves learning,” says Balch. “It BARCO SOLUTION. wePresent. KEY BENEFITS.

Why are some educators still reluctant to using technology in the classroom?


Technology seems to be involved nowadays in most aspects of education and many schools are adopting it quite well, whether it’s adopting BYOD initiatives, blended learning, flipped classrooms , creating content using authoring tools, or using a learning platform. You would think that most educators by now are quite familiar with these practices and use them regularly in their classrooms.

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Reflection of ISTE from a Newbie


I found that Jackie Gerstein ''s session on the Flipped Classroom at Edubloggercon gave me incredible perspective. Later in the day when I had a moment to ponder this, I realized the possibility of the Flipped Classroom was no longer something intangible to me that only districts with lots of money and high SES could do. Their incredible commitment to building teachers up so they can create learning-centered classrooms is honorable.


10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016


But that hasn’t stopped us from asking a number of experts in education and technology to gaze into their crystal balls and share their thoughts on one major EdTech trend we can expect to see lighting up learning and one major challenge that education will face in 2016. Technology and the classroom – major trends and challenges. Savas Savides (Publisher & Former Educator, Greece). Russell Stannard (Educational Technologist, UK).

Why We Need To Embrace eSports In Education


Thanks to the passion of students and the support of the video game industry, esports is also finding a home in higher education. Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom ] I can feel the eye rolls from those of you who don’t get it, so let me help you understand why esports in education is a good thing. No doubt esports in education will need infrastructure and a governing body to be taken seriously. To say esports is booming would be an understatement.


NEO says hello!


Welcome to the NEO blog, the place where we jibber and jabber everything about educational technology, e-learning, and basically 21 st century learning in schools. We also want to delve a little deeper into the realms of educational technology such as BYOD classrooms, instructional design and flipped classrooms. NEO, by the way, is an LMS for schools and universities that makes it easy to deliver onli ne education.

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THANK YOU for 5 Amazing Years of Educational Podcasting! Thank You For Amazing Feedback!


Jeffrey Bradbury is clearly an innovator and a mover and shaker in the educational technology world. Great information June 12, 2015 by jjbs21 from United States Great podcast with a lot of valuable tips for educators! Connected Educators Must May 13, 2015 by @mgrudnel from United States Jeff has been so accommodating and welcoming as he helped introduce me into the world of connected learning and podcasting. The topics are timely and appropriate for K-12 educators.

5 Steps Toward Building Successful Digital Communities Infused With Rigor and Relevance

A Principal's Reflections

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) signals to kids that teachers know and understand their basic makeup. BYOD enhances learning, increases productivity, allows students to grow their research skills, and gives teachers the chance to teach appropriate digital responsibility. Digitally astute students engage through such models as blended learning, flipped classrooms, games, makerspaces, and virtual learning.

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The Features And Benefits Of The XP-Pen Drawing Tablet In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Features And Benefits Of The XP-Pen Drawing Tablet In The Classroom. Tools for the modern classroom have significantly developed and expanded in recent years. In short, the modern classroom requires students to have access to connectivity through technology.

Tuesday and Wednesday - Big Kickoff Days for Connected Educator Month!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will kick off Connected Educators Month with an “EduAllStars” Podcast, where he will highlight President Obama’s ConnectED proposal to expand access to high-speed broadband to 99 percent of students and how education can be strengthened when teachers are provided opportunities to connect with their colleagues around the country. How to get to the ultimate goal of connected education: collaboration to move the field forward.


Connected Educator Month Kickoff Details! PLUS Library 2.013 Proposals Deadline

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Next Tuesday and Wednesday, October 1st and 2nd, are the kickoff days for the 2013 Connected Educator Month (CEM). If you didn''t participate last year, this US Department of Education-sponsored month-long series of events focuses on the significant ways that online collaborative learning is playing in professional development. From Twitter to Facebook and Pinterest to Vine (hey--what about Classroom 2.0 ?!),

Change is a Mindset

A Principal's Reflections

Heck, our education system has become so good at maintaining the status quo and enforcing compliance throughout that we and many others have been brainwashed into thinking any other course of action would be foolish. If education is good for one thing it is making excuses not to move forward. It really is about moving from a fixed to a growth mindset, something that many educators and schools are either unwilling or afraid to do.

Using Google Forms to Streamline Feedback & Document Growth


A few weeks ago, I was on our New Jersey Google Educator’s Group (GEG:NJ) show called The Suite Talk hosted by Kim Mattina. Until Next Time, GLHF cross-posted at Teched Up Teacher Chris Aviles presents on education topics including gamification, technology integration, BYOD, blended learning, and the flipped classroom.

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Audience: K-12 & higher ed educators, researchers, institutions, and organizations globally. ” BYOD programs allow students to use their own technology (usually smartphone or tablet) in a classroom. Flipped Classroom. Google Classroom.


Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Vladimer Shioshvili on Flickr Educators have been using video for decades. The first time I saw video being used in a classroom was in 1973. My fellow students and I watched avidly - I can't recall what the topic was, but I do remember the thrill of the experience - it was fresh and new to be able to watch television in a formal education setting. I wrote about other examples of the power of educational video in a previous post.

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Being ‘The Guide on the Side’ is not Enough. Become The COO.


Since Alice Johnson though, these terms have found their way into the mouths of almost every “educational thought leader” and administrator as a way to describe the role of the teacher in the 21st century classroom. We need to become the COO of our classrooms, the Chief Opportunity Orchestrator. I first heard ‘sage on the stage’ and ‘guide on the side’ early in my teaching career when I decided to try The Flipped Classroom™.

Gamification Stage Three: The Constraint


Why We Need To Embrace eSports In Education ] I remember playing Counter Strike with a team someone cobbled together in their dorm room at St. The Innovation Lab presents the world’s most popular classroom game show: The Constraint! cross-posted at Teched Up Teacher Chris Aviles presents on education topics including gamification, technology integration, BYOD, blended learning, and the flipped classroom.

Uncommon Learning

A Principal's Reflections

As a result, the job of schools and educators has become exponentially more difficult as a natural disconnect results when students enter their school buildings. It also will discuss the flipped classroom approach. Bring your own device (BYOD) : Many students now possess a powerful learning tool in the form of mobile technology. This chapter will address the potential challenges and advantages of implementing a BYOD initiative.

Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom: Student Perspective


At ISTE this year, beyond attending sessions and trading ideas with other educators, I’ll be meeting with Ross Smith and other members of the Skype in the Classroom team. As outlined here , our student-run businesses at Fair Haven Innovates will have the opportunity to work with Skype to make Skype in the Classroom the best it can be for teachers and students. We are doing this because we want Skype in the Classroom to be easy and fun for teachers.

5 Ways I’ve Redesigned My Rubric and You Should Too


I’ve been happy with the change it’s brought to my classroom culture. My best idea right now is to have them take a picture of the rubric and upload it to Drive or Classroom but that has been a pain. Until Next Time, GLHF cross-posted at Teched Up Teacher Chris Aviles presents on education topics including gamification, technology integration, BYOD, blended learning, and the flipped classroom.

A Teacher’s Guide to Surviving Fortnite


If you’re like me, Fortnite mania has taken over your classroom. I can’t take attendance in my classroom without a kid doing the Jubilation Dance in my direction. And while the pathway to being a pro streamer, progamer, and even earning a college scholarship for eSports is getting easier, it is getting harder to teach in a post-Fortnite classroom. There are many meaningful ways Fortnite can be used in the classroom without even installing the game.


The Emperor's New Clothes, a Sheep in Wolf's Clothing? Mixing Metaphors for Flipping Instruction

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

So, I''m very intrigued by the flipped classroom concept, but I have a sense of deja vu. I get it, because I''ve been on the educational merry-go-round too. There will always be trends in education and progressive supervisors/teachers will want to explore the trends and see how they can enhance one''s teaching. Educational trends should not be dressing up concepts in "new" clothes, regurgitating the old and making it seem new. Will flipping have longevity?

Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom


I started that school year with one goal: to take what students loved and incorporate it into the classroom. Especially because there was nothing wrong with them, they had just been let down by the education system. They had asked if we could make them something for their new education center to help employees focus. From soldiers seeing their first born over Skype to kids talking with grandparents to teachers using Skype to connect classrooms.

Brunei Gets its First Microsoft Showcase School

Daily Edventures

The public school, which was established by Brunei’s Chinese community in 1922, provides a trilingual (Chinese, English and Malay) education to its approximately 3500 students. As a Microsoft Showcase School leader, Kho is very serious about her role in transforming education throughout the country. One recent workshop titled, “ Microsoft OneNote: The Classroom Experience ,” was put on by the school and attended by area private school teachers. “I

Welcome To Fair Haven Innovates


A week later I flew cross country to Seattle to help run Picademy for over a hundred educators and in two days, I’ll by flying to Moscow for the EdCrunch forum where I’ll talk about Gamification and Fair Haven Innovates. I encourage everyone: send home a video and letter before school starts or before back to school night so everyone can be on the same page when it comes to the learning taking place in your classroom. What a wild summer.

Is Your School "Future Ready"?

Graphite Blog

A coalition , led by the Alliance for Excellent Education , the U.S. Department of Education , and the LEAD Commission is hosting Future Ready Regional Summits across the nation to provide support for those districts and to build a network of leaders. Blended learning, hybrid learning, digital learning, flipped classrooms, and project-based learning -- jargon overload!



I’ve tried to apply some of what I learned in my free time about Nudge Theory to my classroom, but I would love to see more work done by the professionals on how it can be applied to schools. It’s the fact that the education system beats most teachers down until there is no inspiration left. She writes tons about practical things you can do in your classroom to make a difference. In my Google Drive I have a folder called Top Secret.


The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Blended Learning Cohorts for Powerful and Sustainable Professional Development - Chad Fairey, Head of School The Easy and Hard Problems in the Transformational Use of Digital Media in Schools - James Bosco, Professor Emeritus What are the traits of an effective Elementary Physical Education program in today''s world - Francis J. Yildiz, Teacher Educator 2:00pm Edmodo – An Asynchronous Métier - Ms.

What Student Passion Looks Like


In its second full year, student passion is on full display as I’ve given up even more control of the classroom to students as I’ve asked them to grow a business around what they care about with whomever they want. Until Next Time, GLHF cross-posted at Teched Up Teacher Chris Aviles presents on education topics including gamification, technology integration, BYOD, blended learning, and the flipped classroom.

The School Leadership Summit Is March 28th - All Welcome! Plus, Call for Volunteers

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Conference strands are aligned to the internationally-recognized ISTE National Education Technology Standards for Administrators and include the leadership topics of: Vision in a Changing World, Teaching and Learning in a Changing World, Professional Learning in a Changing World, Data-driven Reform in a Changing World, and Ethical and Responsible Use in a Changing World. O''Neil, Technology Coordinator How Can Mainstream Education Meet The Needs of Post-Modern Society? -

A Strong Case for Uncommon Learning

Fractus Learning

Each chapter provides rationale, research, and/or models for change, with comprehensive examples and resource links sprinkled throughout to highlight how these change have been done by today’s educators. Every school and every classroom can explore these ideas in order to build uncommon learning opportunities for all students in our schools. In addition, educators need to want to change their practice, beginning from within instead of with leadership mandates.