edWeb Supports Edcamp Phoenix


Edcamps are a great way for educators to meet with peers in their area and share great ideas. edWeb was pleased to be able to support our friends Peggy George and Deirdre Shetler with EdCamp Phoenix. Edcamp Phoenix has come and gone, and what an event it was! Everyone was grateful for a Squirrels lanyard with a 20% off coupon for Reflector 2, an app to project mobile devices to a classroom screen. The post edWeb Supports Edcamp Phoenix appeared first on edWeb.

Massive "Mobile MakerSpace" Resource

Adjusting Course

Since we didn't have the luxury of designating an extra classroom as a “MakerSpace” we opted for a mobile-cart model. Fast forward to today, and we now have a fleet of 15-20 Mobile MakerSpace carts stored in our Media Center and surrounding hallways. Guiding Principles: Here are the things we’ve continued to think about since the inception of our Mobile MakerSpaces. This is not a technology initiative.)


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7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

As mentioned in my previous post 16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools , prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. EdCamp Foundation. International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Weekly Free Event Calendar - Conference Keynotes Update - Edcamp USDOE - Digital Citizenship

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

At CORE we believe that new technologies are the most exciting way to engage 21st century learners across all education and training sectors. Friday, June 6th at 8am - 3pm in Washington, DC Edcamp US Department of Education: Leading, Learning, Listening , Edcamp US DOE will be an intimate gathering of teacher leaders and policy leaders in order to discuss the most important issues in education. Is your library mobile friendly?

Digital Tools to Mobilize a Community to a Goal

Tech Helpful

Today, as I was looking over the scope and sequence that ISTE has put out as plausible technology integration standards to support the ISTE student standards I found myself stuck on one standard and feeling the weight of the pros and cons stacking up equally on both sides of my brain as I wrestled with this idea: "Use digital tools such as blogs, websites and social media to crowdsource, crowdfund and mobilize a community toward a goal."

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. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience.

The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

I attended ASCD two years ago in Philadelphia and I couldn’t help but notice that while conversations haven’t necessarily shifted too much (school leadership, school transformations, teaching strategies, assessment, Common Core) I found that more and more sessions addressed digital technologies, connected learning and inquiry-based learning. technology conference social media reflection edcamp PBL

The Conversation We Need To Have With Leadership

Teacher Reboot Camp

ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. 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. Mission: Value Your Time.

Give Teachers Credit: They Know Learning Is Social


My job is to interview and survey the pioneers, investors and stakeholders who drive technological change, share their stories, and collaborate with very smart people to build and distribute tools that help everyone else get involved. There is a lot of noise in edtech today, mostly coming from technology and consumer marketing-oriented companies. This approach won’t work with passionate educators who recognize that their world is changing because of technology.

The Greatest Challenge Facing School Leaders in a Digital World


As founding director of CASTLE (the Center for the Advanced Study of Tech­nology Leadership in Education), the nation’s only university center dedicated to the technology needs of school leaders, I have had the good fortune to work with administrators all over the world on digital leadership issues. In such schools, replicative uses of technology are quite common, but transformative uses that leverage the unique affordances of technology are quite rare.

3 Misconceptions About Innovation in Education

The Principal of Change

Innovation is about how you use technology. My belief is that this happens because a lot of technologies that are advertised are deemed innovative, which can be true. But innovation is a way of thinking, not simply the way we use technology. That being said, there are many ways that educators are innovative without using technology. Look at EdCamp. “Innovation” is one of the most used words in education right now.

Digital Equity in Rural School Districts


Providing families with used school-issued Chromebooks, adding access points outside the school buildings, and collaborating with community partners on projects such as youth centers and public libraries are providing students and the entire community with access to technology.

Why innovation is Crucial in Education #Podcast

The Principal of Change

Innovation is about how you use technology. I believe that this happens because some technologies are deemed to be innovative, which can hold some truth. But innovation is a way of thinking, not merely the way we use technology. Look at EdCamp.

My Noms for the 2013 Edublog Awards


Best individual blog- Mary Huston''s Speech Adventures is an always thoughtful mix of reflections on research, technology and other issues in our field. Best EdTech/Resource Sharing Blog- Learning in Hand not only offers a guide to implementing mobile technologies in education, but also is a great resource on doing so in a manner that fosters critical thinking. Best open PD / unconference / webinar series- Edcamp ! It''s Edublog awards time!

13 Tips to Organize Your Google Drive

Shake Up Learning

Please note, these tips refer to the desktop version of Google Drive, but most tips will work similarly on mobile.). I have used hashtags for event files that have hashtags, like #edcamp. edtech educational technology episodes Free Resources for teachers G Suite Google Google Drive Google Tips Infographic Productivity Shake Up Learning Show Podcast google drive productivity shake up learning show

Boston Area Peeps, Come Learn Together this Summer


I am happy once again to be offering the "Technology Links to Language Intervention" this summer. Click for More Information July 22, 2013- Boston MA: EdCamp BLC at Building Learning Communities- I am helping to organize this free unconference in which the agenda is built and executed by participants. Now a veteran of 7 Edcamps, I will say again that I learn more at these events than I do from traditional PD!

Connected Educator Month

Educator Innovator

Beginning with a kickoff webinar on October 1 and culminating with Edcamp Online , Educator Innovator’s participation will focus on disseminating resources that highlight the critical importance of interest- and passion-driven work by young people. Recognition as one of the top educational technology news stories of both 2012 and 2013. Make the celebration more mobile and blended, reflecting trends in educational practice and educator use.

Disintermediating IT: The Secret Sauce To Small School EdTech Success

There is no box

The high school district was fortunate enough to recognize that to make forward progress with technology, they had to make a change. The main reason: the shift towards authentic technology integration into everyday instruction is happening right now. Successful implementation of technology integration requires new ways of thinking and looking at what is really needed to provide tech services to the classroom. Branching out in to non-tradtional (like edCamps) is better.

Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and our Favorite Chrome Extensions | #TechEducator 101


The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology. Jeffrey Bradbury is clearly an innovator and a mover and shaker in the educational technology world. Technology Integrationist February 17, 2015 by Miss Rumphius from United States I learn so much from this team. Educators, and those interested in technology in general would do well to peruse all the episodes here in TeacherCast Broadcast Network! Download.

Events + News - #TLChat LIVE! - NMC Preview - Students in Charge - iSchool Initiative

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The NMC Summer Conference is a one-of-a-kind event, attracting highly skilled professionals interested in the integration of emerging technologies into teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. We''ll focus on the awesome and inspiring ways teachers like you use technology and project-based learning to foster meaningful learning experiences. While EdCamp IB will be focusing on education in the IB programs, this event is open to all educators who would like to learn with us.

Literacy in the Digital Age: 9 Great Speaking & Listening Tools

Educator Innovator

Our vision must evolve to incorporate a new approach to literacy instruction, one in which technology becomes an accelerator to personalize and create meaningful learning contexts. Text @4TCHrs to 81010 from your mobile device to join Digital Tools for TCHrs , and receive notifications about a new digital tool every week during the school year. Natalie is involved in EDCampNJ , EDCamp Jersey Shore , EDCamp Leadership , NJ/PA ECET2 , and NJASCD.

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. Technology Integrationist February 17, 2015 by Miss Rumphius from United States I learn so much from this team. Educators, and those interested in technology in general would do well to peruse all the episodes here in TeacherCast Broadcast Network! It inspired me to start planning the first edcamp buffalo (@edcampbflo)! Hugely informed and supportive of teachers.

2012 Edublog Award Nominations


Best teacher blog Speech Adventures-Speech Therapy, Technology and Humor by Mary Huston (not a teacher technically, but as an individual SLP in the school setting) has in a short time adventured into many interesting territories, including app commentary, RTI, and even the connection between Cher''s Burlesque and our tendency to get stuck in our own thought patterns.

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Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Karen Blumberg Technology Integrator The School at Columbia University BIO : Karen Blumberg is an educational technologist at The School at Columbia University working with faculty and students to integrate technology academically, respectfully, and responsibly. Previously, she was a Technology Integrator at Sacred Heart teaching robotics and programming to 5th through 7th grades and supporting the faculty''s technology and integration needs.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “New mobile features: Transcripts, notes, and reminders.” I love this headline from Campus Technology , which echoes the wise words of Bill and Ted from their excellent adventure: “ Ed Tech Changes … and Stays the Same.” Via CMX : “ How Edcamp Scaled Up 1,500 Community Events Connecting Educators All Over the World.” Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via The New York Times : “ Edcamps : The ‘Unconferences,’ Where Teachers Teach Themselves.” Bedoya, the former chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, on data as “A License to Discriminate.” ” “Global Demand for Mobile Computing Devices in K–12 Grows, Powered by U.S.