October, 2012

Twitter For Little Folks

The Web20Classroom

Yep, another Twitter post. This time, I want to focus on another popular question I get. "If If Twitter says you have to be 13 to use Twitter, how do I use it in my elementary classroom?" (See See the Update below.) Great question!

How I use the new @ClassDojo App as a class job

Kleinspiration

Letting Children Monitor Their Own Behavior I have written about Class Dojo on several occasions: Your Simple Classroom Solution for Active Engagement , Class Dojo wins at NBC''s Education Nation , and Easily Send Behavior/Academic Report Cards to Parents - Weekly - with Just One Click.

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How to Get Students to Pay Attention Using Technology - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

Remember the days when you would sit in a classroom listening to the monotone voice of a teacher buzzing in the air and fight a bout of sleepiness? How many times did you have to mentally shake yourself awake or wish that bell would ring?

Getting Professional Development Right

A Principal's Reflections

We have all had our own unique horror stories when it comes to professional development.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Parent Concerns in a 1:1 iPad Initiative

EdTechSandyK

Used With Permission Under a Creative Commons License Last Sunday, I received a note via the contact form on my blog that was a first for me in many ways.

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Share The Knowledge With Claco

The Web20Classroom

A while back I wrote about Class Connect. Founded by a pretty awesome guy, Eric (you remember, the kid who slept at AOL while coding in the middle of the night?), the goal was to provide a platform for teachers to share resources, easily, in an organized way.

Save, Share, and Organize each Lesson and Classroom Activity with @TeamClaco

Kleinspiration

Share your Content, Find Great Resources, and Organize your Material Claco is a free site for teachers to add their favorite content and find great resources to use. Compared to Pinterest : Claco is similar to Pinterest because you can view content on the main page.

MyPhysicsLab - Free Physics Simulations

Educational Technology Guy

MyPhysicsLab is a free site that contains, you guessed it, physics lab simulations. They are simple and created in Java, but illustrate the physics concept quite well. They are organized into topics: springs, pendulums, combinations, collisions, roller coasters, molecules.

What Matters to Students

A Principal's Reflections

It is always great to hear back from alumni once they have left our buildings. The feedback we sometimes receive provides us with a sense of whether or not we are doing a good job preparing them for success at the next stage in their lives.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Remote Desktop Just a Tab Away

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

When at home I use the Remote Desktop Connection to access the remote servers at school for all the curricular content I''ve created over the years.

TeachEm: Create Guided YouTube Lessons

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

TeachEm is a free and user friendly digital tool that allows users to capture YouTube content, organize it, and add time stamped flashcards to guide the learning.

Leadership Is.Reflections On #ISTELF12

The Web20Classroom

I just got back from a wonderful few days in Indianapolis. No, it wasn''t to see a race or for the fabulous food. I went to engage with other thought-leaders from around the world (yes over 10 countries were represented) and talk, share, learn and grow.

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Magnetic Elasped Time Set Give-Away from @LearningHandsOn

Kleinspiration

14 Piece Magnetic Elapsed Time Set by Learning Resources We study time a lot in second grade. When Learning Resources asked me to select products to review and give-away, I knew I wanted to find a product that focused on telling time via an analogue clock.

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Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

The Physics Front - teaching resources for Physics

Educational Technology Guy

The Physics Front is a free site that contains teaching resources on Physics and Physical Science. The resources are searchable and are arranged by level: K-8 Physical Science, Physics First, Conceptual Physics, Algebra Based, and AP / Calculus. Resources are then organized by topic.

NMHS Social Studies Teacher Brings Technology to Capitol Hill

A Principal's Reflections

Two of my Social Studies teachers were recently invited to Washington DC on October 4, 2012, to deliver a model lesson that illustrated the effective use of technology. The following is a guest post by Rebecca Millan who attended with her colleague Nicolette Perna.

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12 Tips for Creating Classroom Videos

The Playground Advocate

I''m working with a class of 6th grade students on shooting campaign commercials. For many, this will be their first attempt at making videos, so I''ve been cobbling together some advice as they go about the work.

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Five Take-Aways from the Google Teacher Academy

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Yes, of course there are more than five things I took away from the Google Teacher Academy ! This little list is just a pupu* to start. Let''s jump right to the Grand Prize (yes, I sometimes do eat dessert first!).

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Things That Have Me Thinking-Oct 30

The Web20Classroom

A while back a friend of mine, Patrick Larkin , was a high school principal. (He He has since moved up in the world to Asst. Superintendent ) He was regularly blogging for his staff and at the end of his weekly posts of updates, things to remember and such he had a list of things that had him thinking. It might have been a video, blog post, article, something, that had piqued his interest and he wanted to share. It was such a great idea, I decided to steal borrow the idea.

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SMART Board Tip: Hundreds Grid

Kleinspiration

Using the Hundreds Grid for Counting Patterns Sometimes the best discoveries happen by accident! I''ve been using SMART Notebook for about five years. I always enjoy learning new tricks the software, Notebook, is able to do. Two years ago, I became a SMART Exemplary Educator, SEE.

Symbolab - Science and Math Search Engine - search with symbols too

Educational Technology Guy

Symbolab is a site I learned about from David Kapuler on his blog. It is a "Science and Math Search Engine" and makes it easier to find science content online. It specifically searches for science content using semantic search tools.

Next Generation Adobe Acrobat XI

A Principal's Reflections

Adobe recently announced its next-generation Adobe Acrobat XI software, complete with cloud services to help K-12 and higher education teachers and administrators handle complex document challenges and alleviate productivity inefficiencies.

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

School iPad Implementations: What Would You Do Differently?

EdTechSandyK

My school district is taking a step into the world of using iPads in the classroom with a small, targeted implementation of a pod of iPads on several campuses. and "Oh my gosh, how do we do this in the best way possible?!"

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327 Common Core Aligned Playlists from MentorMob & LearnZillion

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

MentorMob and LearnZillion have teamed up to create a comprehensive collection of Common Core aligned learning playlists perfect for providing students with easy access to guided learning experiences. Currently there are 327 Common Core aligned playlists ready and available for free on the MentorMob site.

Indicators of a World-Class 21st Century Education System

The 21st Century Principal

With all the talk about having a “world-class education system” from politicians and policymakers, one would think that our schools would be undergoing major reforms designed to create exactly the kinds of schools that foster 21st century learning and education.

2012 Presidential Election Knowledge Cards: Complete Student Candidate Guide via @Citelighter

Kleinspiration

2012 Presidential Election Knowledge Cards by Citelighter I wanted to share with you a Presidential Debate Ontology that about a dozen Knowledge Experts (college students from top 25 universities, and top 5% of their class) created.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

SciencePrimer - free site with science resources and activities

Educational Technology Guy

SciencePrimer is a free web site that has some great science resources. The site has illustrations (animations with explanations) of concepts, practice questions and problems with hints and solutions, calculators and conversion tools, and a science glossary. The illustrations are really good.

Doing What It Takes To Support Learning (Part 2)

A Principal's Reflections

A few weeks ago I published a post titled Doing What It Takes To Support Student Learning (Part 1). In a continuation of that piece I am posting a second student reflection on a summer learning experience that our school supported for one of our students. Mr. Sheninger, I would like to thank you for generously supporting my trip to the Foundation for Free Enterprise’s Summer Business Camp.

The War on Writing Without Red Pens: Winning?

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

"The conditions of conquest are always easy. We have but to toil awhile, endure awhile, believe always, and never turn back." - Marcus Annaeus Seneca I''ve been struggling with the logistics and assessment of student writing for my entire academic career and I''m not using hyperbole (again).