May, 2013

Going Global-Tips And Resources For Global Collaborations

The Web20Classroom

I had a wonderful conversation this morning on Twitter with a teacher from New Zealand that commented on a tweet about using Skype Classroom to go global. She mentioned how her students were going to Skype and talk to kids in Iowa. How awesome is that!

Tons of Classroom Examples Using Augmented Reality with @Aurasma - A Complete How-To Guide!


How to Use Augmented Reality in Your Classroom this post is read best via a desktop due to the embedded video content Augmented reality allows someone to add another layer to an existing image.

Google accepting applications for next Google Teacher Academy (GTA) in Chicago July 24-25

Educational Technology Guy

Google is now accepting applications for the next Google Teacher Academy (GTA) in Chicago, Illinois on July 24-25. This is a great, free, professional development experience for educators that Google runs around the world. Teachers who have attended always give it rave reviews.

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Game Design as a Catalyst For Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Over the course of this school year, I have been fortunate enough to share ideas on technology integration with Judy Wilson , my children’s principal at P.S. 3 in Staten Island, NY.

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.

May this Gobstopper (Now Called Curriculet) be Ever Lasting!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

UPDATE AS OF 1/15/14: The company Gobstopper has changed its name to Curriculet, but this update hasn''t changed how I use Curriculet with my students. The stories and information in the below post still hold true despite the change in company name.

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Google Tools To Check Out

The Web20Classroom

Most folks are familiar with the most common Google tools. Search, Hangouts, Docs, Mail, Drive all are used by countless folks around the world. In fact this blog is written with Google Blogger. I use Google and live there most days.

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iCommonCore with @MasteryConnect - CommonCore at your Fingertips!


The MasteryConnect App just got a Beautiful Upgrade 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.

CloudConvert - online file format conversion

Educational Technology Guy

CloudConvert is a free, online file format conversion service that lets you easily convert files from different formats. Simply select, or drag and drop, your files, select options (email when done, send to Dropbox, send to Google Drive) and off you go.

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Authentic Learning Can't Be Standardized

A Principal's Reflections

This year’s Holocaust Study Tour took place from April 1 through 14. I am proud to say that this unparalleled learning experience, under the direction of Colleen Tambuscio, has taken place for the last twelve years at NMHS.

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.

Five questions about content curation

Kairos EdTech

Image taken from Flickr from Gwyneth Bronwynne. Graphic by Dr. Joyce Valenza I recently participated in a Twitter chat with my friends at #edtechchat and we discussed a great deal different aspects of content curation.

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Teacher Creativity Skill: Shoot and Edit Video

The Playground Advocate

In 1993, I was given the opportunity to visit a video production studio on the campus of Indiana University as part of a class I was taking for my computer endorsement on my teaching license. I really had two takeaways that day: 1.

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The New @eduClipper

The Web20Classroom

I have been a big fan of eduClipper and an even bigger fan of the their founder, Adam Bellow. Adam is a great friend of mine and I have seen, first-hand, the dedication, countless hours, and sweat he has put into eduClipper. And it definitely shows in this latest round of updates. What is eduClipper?

Web 2.0 Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools: A Quick Guide


Web 2.0 Tools in Education Series Mindmapping and Brainstorming Tools: A Quick Guide A mind map is a visual representation in which a person or group is able to share, store, and reference their thinking. In education, we typically begin teaching mind-mapping at a very young age.

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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.

Google Apps and Chromebooks Training Resources

Educational Technology Guy

I put this list together for our district as we are going with GAFE and Chromebooks and I figured I''d share it here too.

Personalizing Learning for All Students With OpenCourseWare

A Principal's Reflections

Cross-posted at SmartBlog on Education. Around this time last year I received what I thought was an odd request.

Tech Connections: Teach Above the Line with ThingLink

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Shannon Sloger''s Slogan in reference to the SAMR Model For as long as I can remember I have been an advocate for helping teachers understand the stages of technology integration in order to effectively use tech as a tool for learning.

The 21st Century Principal’s 20 Applications for Everyday Use

The 21st Century Principal

For those of you who have a bit of time on your hands this summer, and want to explore some applications, here’s my “Apps-I-Use-Everyday List.” Let me know what you think, or if you have an alternative app that you think is better.

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.

Common Core Academy Learning Opportunities From Discovery Education

The Web20Classroom

A long time ago, Francis Bacon said that knowledge is power … This summer, teachers can empower their teaching with meaningful and actionable knowledge about the Common Core Standards at Discovery Education''s Academies! As a trusted educational partner, Discovery Education has worked with thousands of educational leaders to transform teaching and learning.

Giveaway: @itooch Giving Away a Full Set of Common Core Apps Created By Teachers!


There is an app for that. I n January of this year we feature d a fantastic app devel oper named iTooch Elementary. You can view the full re view here and also see some excerpts below.

PBS KIDS' Design Squad Nation - great STEM resources and lessons

Educational Technology Guy

PBS KIDS'' Design Squad Nation is an Emmy Award winning program with STEM related videos, activities, games and an interactive community. There is also a Parents and Educators section with lesson plans, curriculum guides, and more.

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The Capstone Experience

A Principal's Reflections

One of our guiding beliefs here at New Milford High School is that our students will find purpose and meaning in their respective learning experiences.

EdTech at School

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

I Teach Above The Line

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

At an Apple ShowCase Event in Chicago yesterday I had the pleasure of listening to the advice of many talented educators who have successfully launched and implemented 1-1 Mac learning environments.

Mobile and Project-Based Learning

The Mobile Native

Here is a list of resources to help you get started with Project-Based Learning. 1) Exploring Resources for PBL 2) 10 Practical Ideas for Better Project-Based Learning in the Classroom 3) Leading PBL Schoolwide?

5 Steps for Dealing with the Emotionally Charged Situation in Your Classrooms, Schools or Offices

The 21st Century Principal

Name one person who always “triggers” strong emotion and anger in your life. If you are a district level leader, that person might be a board member or local politician. Or if you are a principal, it might be a parent, student, or even a teacher.

Why I Love @TenMarks Education | Reverse Summer Math Learning Loss Grades 1-10


Looking for Summer Math Support? - try TenMarks. with an early bird discount - Summer is right around the corner, and like many other parents, I''ve been spending a lot of time figuring out vacation schedules, camps, sports, and many other fun activities for the kiddies this summer.

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.

Wonderopolis - free resource for find the answers to what students wonder

Educational Technology Guy

Wonderopolis is a great, free resource that has some great resources to help students learn and explore all kinds of topics. It has topics ranging from the science of why the sky is blue to how sound effects are made to pretty much any question, or "wonder" a child has. There are quizzes to help reinforce knowledge and connect to related ideas, mobile design and navigation, social networking features, ways for users to share ideas, and over 900 different topics of wonder.

If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going, You’ll End Up Somewhere Else

A Principal's Reflections

The following is a guest post by Juliana Meehan. As I sat with my stack of 100+ personal narratives waiting for grading, the enormity of the task threatened to swamp whatever energy I had.

LearnZillion - Help Students Avoid the Summer Slide

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

As another school year comes to a close we will soon be sending our students home for a much needed respite. It''s time for them to play, focus on developing their nonacademic talents, and enjoy a break from the everyday routine of school.