June, 2013

If you like Pinterest and Edmodo, you'll love eduClipper!

Kleinspiration

Save Everything in One Spot : Word Documents, PDFs, PPT, Drive Files, Images, Links, Embed Codes, Flash Content, Excel Files, and more. all organized, all for free! If a teacher designed Pinterest, I''m sure it would resemble eduClipper.

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5 Leadership Questions To Finish (And Start) The School Year With

The Web20Classroom

In many places, the end of the school year is upon us. Students are eagerly waiting for that final bell to ring, and teachers are busy making those final preparations to finish things out.

Google Reader is Shutting Down July 1st - here's a great replacement

Educational Technology Guy

Lots of people use Google Reader as their RSS feed reader, including a few thousand who follow this blog using the RSS feed. Google is shutting down Google Reader as of July 1st. Here''s how you can backup your subscriptions and a great replacement you can use.

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Forging Ahead With Change

A Principal's Reflections

As the school year comes to an end at New Milford High School, I can’t help but begin to think about sustaining the many changes that have taken place over the past few years as well as identifying other areas where change is needed.

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.

Google Docs Research Template - A Stepping Stone

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Google Docs Presentation is well-suited for use as a tool for short student driven research projects because of the availability of efficient integrated research tools right on the page. Earlier this year I designed a template to introduce teachers to the usefulness of the tool.

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Kids Summer Writing Camp with Diary of a Wimpy Kid Author, Jeff Kinney, by @BoomWriterKids Register Today!

Kleinspiration

Imagine if your kid could do a week long writing camp with their favorite author! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER I am so excited to share this post with you.

Grow Your Twitter Network With a Spiffed Up Profile

EdTechSandyK

Are you an educator just getting started on Twitter? Or have you been on Twitter for a while and would like to increase your ability to connect to others? From my experience on Twitter, here are a few simple tips about your profile that might help you connect to more people.

Evernote releases some great new features

Educational Technology Guy

Evernote is my go to app. In fact, in my position as CIO, I use two apps for 90% of my work - Outlook for email and calendar and Evernote for all my notes, project planning and more. I keep meeting notes, project management, reference files, clip websites and even save emails with Evernote clipper for Outlook. I use it on all my devices: desktop, smartphone, Nexus 7, Livescribe pen, and ScanSnap scanner and Chromebook and it is an indispensable app.

Learning Artifacts

A Principal's Reflections

I routinely speak about the need for students to produce learning artifacts that demonstrate conceptual mastery. Knowledge often comes to us via transcribed content or artifacts, which is derived from other''s knowledge.

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.

Open School ePortfolio for Authentic Assessment

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

An ePortfolio is a collection of student work that is used to document effort, progress, and achievement over time. Students become actively involved in their own learning as they engage in goal setting, decision making and self-reflection.

Edcanvas: The Art of Curating

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

One of my favorite tools for curating resources is Edcanvas. Over the summer, I''ve started creating "canvases" for each of the novels and topics I teach organizing links, documents, videos, and pictures as tiles on a grid.

My #ISTE13 Reflections from San Antonio!

Kleinspiration

Photo Credit: Todd Nesloney A Personal Post, Shared Publicly The moment you stop loving something, stop doing it.

Time-Saving Tech Tips

EdTechSandyK

You can eat, breathe, and sleep technology, and still not come close to knowing all of the short-cuts which could save you copious amounts of time at work or in your personal life. I was reminded of this when a David Pogue TED talk came across my radar earlier this week. I personally learned six new things from his less than six minute talk! The first tip he shares is my favorite. Take a few minutes to watch Pogue''s presentation. It''s entertaining as well as informative.

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.

Adobe Announces Updates to Creative Cloud

Educational Technology Guy

Adobe Creative Cloud was launched last year as a cloud offering of many of it''s most popular applications. This month Adobe has announced a major update to it. The update adds new features, including cross device collaboration, syncing, and publishing. There is also an expanded community of users.

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The Role of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Making Education Available to All

A Principal's Reflections

The following is a guest post by Juliana Meehan - Teacher of English at Tenafly Middle School and candidate for New Jersey principal’s certification through NJ EXCEL, currently interning with Principal Eric Sheninger at New Milford High School. She is also co-creator of IOCS project.

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Pixntell - Create Narrated Photo Slideshows in a Snap

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Pixntell is free app that allows users to quickly create and share a narrated slideshow of pictures. Just add photos, record narration and share newly created videos via DropBox, FaceBook, YouTube or email. You can even apply special effects to photos if desired. The app couldn''t be simpler to use!

How connected is your school? Take this quiz to find out.

The Innovative Educator

In our Web 2.0 world, schools can communicate, connect, interact and engage like never before.

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.

Edmodocon 2013

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I am so thrilled to share this news! My best buddy and partner in crime, Liz Calderwood, and I are presenting at Edmodocon 2013 this summer! We are one of 15 presenters chosen for this global, virtual and free conference. Our session is titled Classroom Gymnastics: How to Use Edmodo for BYOD, 1:1 (When you can be), Paperless, and Flipped Learning. I hope you will join us online on August 7th, 2013 and view all the presentations. Registration is now OPEN , so please reserve your spot!

10 Killer iPad Projects Students Will Love #ISTE13

EdTechSandyK

Notes from ISTE13 Concurrent Session Holly Dornak and Jessica Dyer, ITS''s, Lamar CISD All presentation resources posted here: [link] - Goal is to use the iPad or whatever device it might be to do higher level skills/ higher levels of Blooms. iPad Essential Skills - allow students to teach you if necessary! Spotlight Search - Kinder on up can do this with training!

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Google Doesn't Care About Grades or Test Scores

The Electric Educator

In a recent interview with Adam Bryant of the New York Times , the Senior VP of People Operations at Google discussed how Google hires and how they analyze job performance and hiring data.

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Social Media Use Needs to Focus More on Learning Than Behavior

A Principal's Reflections

It pains me when I hear about school districts that are attempting to implement and impose social media policies that focus more on the "behavior" of educators as opposed to student learning. Last week I was fortunate to weigh in on one such district''s journey in this area and share my thoughts on where the emphasis should be. The video clip of the interview can be found below. After viewing it I would love to know what do you think.

EdTech at School

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

Collaborative Learning with ThingLink - Wagon Wheel

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Yesterday I created an interactive image to demonstrate how easy it is to engage in collaborative leaving with ThingLink. If you explore the live image, you will discover the Padlet online board that is being used to assemble collaborator''s thoughts.

Does Twitter have a minimum age requirement?

The Innovative Educator

Twitter used to be very clear that you had to be 13 to use their site. In fact, it was the first bullet in the "Basic Terms" section. On September 18, 2009, Twitter released a new Terms of Service that omitted the age requirement which you can see here https://twitter.com/tos.

Mobile Learning and the Common Core

The Mobile Native

Here are some links to get ready for the Common Core: 1. 5 Apps to Help Teachers & Students Adjust to the C.C. 55 Resources for meeting the Common Core 3. 3 Tools to Tackle Common Core Math Standards 4. Common Core: Assessments 5. Common Core Math 6. 11 Tech Tools to Teach the Common Core 7. 3 Useful Web Tools That Meet Common Core Standards 8. Common Core State Standards Initiative. Common Core Mobile Learning

Twitter for Professional Learning #ISTE13

EdTechSandyK

Photo Courtesy of @mistergoode via Twitter On Tuesday, June 25th, I presented a poster session on Twitter for Professional Learning at the ISTE 2013 conference in San Antonio, Texas.

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.