September, 2013

Eight Leadership Essentials

A Principal's Reflections

The beginning of the school year always renews my focus on how to improve my leadership skills. Each year I critically analyze ways I can improve as well as what I feel I am doing well. To my mind, we all have the capacity to lead.

An App to Assess Reading Fluency: @FluencyFinder!

Kleinspiration

FluencyFinder V. FluencyFinder the popular educational iOS app for determining Reading Fluency has just recently released their long awaited update. What is FluencyFinder?

Connected Educator Month.What You Need To Know #CE13

The Web20Classroom

"Alone we are smart but together we are brilliant." October has been declared by the U.S. Department of Education to be Connected Educator Month.

Forensic Science Resources for teachers and students

Educational Technology Guy

My wife is teaching Forensic Science this year so I was helping her find some resources for the class. I decided to share the resources here. NCIS - another great show to get students interested in science [link] [link] Great listing of resources and sites. link] - high school forensics class site [link] High School Forensic Science curriculum and resources [link] Forensic Science for high school students. link] - New Rochelle High School Forensic Science Page.

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.

To Blog or Not To Blog Is No Longer a Question: Part 2

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BYOD Begins With Trust and Respect

A Principal's Reflections

I have written extensively over the past couple of years about our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative at New Milford High School at the Huffington Post and on my own blog. It has been interesting to look back at all my blog posts to see how far we have come with BYOD at NMHS.

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5 Creative Apps to Connect with Parents from your Classroom!

Kleinspiration

My 2nd Scholastic Post Having a positive relationship with the parents of your students can help your year get off to a great start. I''ve found that parents often just want to feel connected and involved.

The @ASCD Arias Series-Teaching With Tablets

The Web20Classroom

Recently ASCD released 4 short books that are aimed at packing a big punch in a small package. Each are less that 100 pages but have loads of quality information. Over the next few posts we will look at each one to see what they are all about. Then we will give away 1 copy of each. Sound like fun? In the first post we took a look at Fostering Grit. Today we take a look at Teaching With Tablets.

5 to 6 Hours of Basic Training on iPads? What?

EdTechSandyK

Photo Used Under Creative Commons License My last post was on the plan the educational technology team in my school district came up with for iPad Basic Training for Teachers.

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.

Infographic: How Students Use Technology in School and Out

The 21st Century Principal

What are we getting students to do with technology in our schools? Here''s an interesting infographic from Education Week that offers some answers to that very question.

Words of Wisdom: An Introduction to the Flipped Classroom Part II

CUE

By CUE Member and guest blogger John Stevens This Post Will Focus on Tips for Flipping Your Class- Post 2 in Our 6-Part Series Let’s get down to the nitty gritty here.

Inspiring Students to Think About College

A Principal's Reflections

One of our goals at New Milford High School is to present as many college options as possible to our students if that is the direction they want to pursue.

If I Could Get 1 Piece of Technology for My Classroom, It Would Be.

Kleinspiration

A Chromebook of Course! - a review of the Acer and Samsung Chromebook - Imagine being able to open up a world beyond your classroom walls without breaking the bank. I''ve been wanting to get my hands on a Chromebook ever since I did a presentation up north with my friend John Sowash.

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 @ASCD Arias Series-Grading And Group Work

The Web20Classroom

Recently ASCD released 4 short books that are aimed at packing a big punch in a small package. Each are less that 100 pages but have loads of quality information. Over the next few posts we will look at each one to see what they are all about. Then we will give away 1 copy of each. Sound like fun? In the first post we took a look at Fostering Grit. Then we examined Teaching With Tablets. In this post we dive deep with Grading and Group Work.

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The Internet According to 9th Graders

Philly Teacher

To start off the year, I decided to make sure that all of my 9th graders understand what the Internet really is and how it works before they get their Internet-ready laptops in a few weeks. When they came in, they had the first five minutes of class to “draw the Internet.”

From BadAss to Batty. Activist teachers lose progressive focus.

The Innovative Educator

You may have heard of the Badass Teachers group. Back in June they started a recruiting campaign and used questionable practices to put 25,000 members in their group very quickly. The group had promising beginnings.

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G+ The Next Frontier: Part 4 in Our Series on Personal Learning Networks

CUE

By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Karl Lindgren-Streicher So, now that you’ve read about how to establish Personal Learning Networks with David Theriault, you went out and interacted – shared what you knew, asked questions, and found and shared cool resources.

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.

The Art of Storytelling

A Principal's Reflections

I decided to hold back (for now) on a rant that has been brewing for the past two days and instead have decided to take a more constructive approach on my blog. A great debate that has emerged over social media channels has been how we honor and acknowledge our educators and others in the profession.

Next Generation Science Standards By @MasteryConnect

Kleinspiration

Put Science Standards in Your Pocket With Next Generation Science Standards! If you''re like the 700K+ people who already have the MasteryConnect FREE app, then you already know how amazing it is. However, you will be most impressed with the fantastic upgrade they just rolled out.

Overview of iOS7 for SLPs and Educators

SpeechTechie

You may have heard that a new version of iOS- iOS7- is available! This gives your iPad operating system a new look and feel and additional features. This new operating system is accessed (for free) in your Settings app under General>Software Update for iPad 2s and later, including the mini.

Evaluating authentic mobile apps for learning

Nik Peachey

Back in April 2013 I delivered a workshop at the IATEFL 2013 conference in Liverpool. The topic of the workshop was ' Criteria for Evaluating Web Tools and Apps ' and in the workshop I encouraged participants to share and explore their subconscious criteria for deciding which apps and web based tools they used with their students. I particularly encouraged them to think about 'authentic' apps rather than those made for learning.

EdTech at School

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

Increase teacher effectiveness with eduClipper

The Innovative Educator

Teacher Creativity Skill: Explore and Wonder

The Playground Advocate

Take a moment to assess the times in your day when you explore a topic purely because it interests you and the times when something you hear or see acts as a catalyst for your curiosity and imagination. This happens to me quite a bit, and I take it as evidence that I am a learner by nature.

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Connecting the People on the Scene of an Emergency at Your School

A Principal's Reflections

The following is a guest post by Erik Endress. In the days following December 14th, 2012 school administrators, educators, law enforcement personnel and parents have undertaken the most comprehensive look at school safety since the Columbine massacre of 1999.

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Back To School With @TenMarks, New and Improved

Kleinspiration

Just In Time For Back To School? - try TenMarks. new and improved - The dedicated team of educators, instructional designers, and engineers at TenMarks are passionate about math and education.

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.