July, 2013

TONS of (free) 1-3 minute Engaging Math & Science Videos for Kids via @avheuv!

Kleinspiration

STEMbite: My favorite YouTube Channel for Learning! click here to subscribe - STEMbite is a YouTube Channel developed by Andrew Vanden Heuvel , one of the original Google Glass Explorers.

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Summer Learning Series-Doing More And Learning More With Diigo

The Web20Classroom

This is the sixth post in my Summer Learning Series. These are short posts with tools, tips and resources for you to try something new this summer or something you can take to the classroom in the Fall. First was Collaborative Learning With Edmodo and then we followed up with Learning With Hashtags.

Edmodocon is Aug 7th - free online conference on using Digital Tools in the Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Edmodocon is a free online conference on using Digital Tools in the Classroom. It will be held August 7th. It is hosted by Edmodo , a free online classroom management system. Edmodo features a social media section, class files, bulletin boards, and much more.

What Constitutes Good PD?

A Principal's Reflections

We can all agree that professional development is essential in any profession, especially education. It is an opportunity to become better at what we do as well as gain knowledge on new pedagogical techniques, learning theories, leadership strategies, technologies, and federal/state mandates.

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.

Interesting Inforgraphic: The Use of Social Media in School

The 21st Century Principal

I think this infographic makes a solid argument for making use of social media in schools. I hope you find is as interesting as I did. The Use of Social Media in Schools infographic by obizmedia. educational use of social media effective use of social media reasons use social media social media

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TONS of Classroom Design Ideas for Setting Up Your Cozy Learning Space!

Kleinspiration

Thinking About ReDesigning Your Space This Summer? - 3 rich resources for all of your design needs - The layout and design of any space can impact the mood and productivity for the individuals intended to use the area.

Summer Learning Series-Starting A Classroom or School Twitter Account

The Web20Classroom

This is the seventh post in my Summer Learning Series. These are short posts with tools, tips and resources for you to try something new this summer or something you can take to the classroom in the Fall.

10 Terrific Tools in My Toolkit

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Flexible Learning Paths The key to successful technology integration is the efficient use of digital tools tools that are appropriate for the task. Technology provides us all with the ability to develop our own toolkit of flexible resources for use when needed.

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People Make the Difference

A Principal's Reflections

I often think back to my early years as an educational leader in order to gain a better perspective on how much I have grown. Almost all of this growth can be attributed to a point in time that I became connected using a variety of social media tools.

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.

PBL Resource Thinking Through Project-Based Learning by Jane Krauss & Suzie Boss

The 21st Century Principal

“Project-based learning enables students to become active participants in the world.”

5 Chrome Settings that will Make Teachers Smile

The Electric Educator

Google Chrome has been my browser of choice since it was launched in 2008. Chrome redefined the browsing experience for users and continues to do so today. Many new features in Explorer, Safari, and Firefox are responses to Google Chrome. Chrome is an awesome browser for the classroom.

Setting Up Digital Workstations

Kleinspiration

Encouraging Choice, Collaboration, and Fun! give away at the bottom of this post - Have you ever ran out of time when teaching a lesson? Ever wish there was just twenty more minutes for your students to extend a lesson with an engaging game?

Summer Learning Series-It's All About The Hashtag

The Web20Classroom

This is the second in my Summer Learning Series, where I share "make-it, take-it" resources, ideas, tips and tricks for the summer and for the classroom. The first in the series was Collaborative Learning With Edmodo. Today we will look at how to utilize hashtags for learning and sharing.

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.

Wikispaces Classroom - A Flexible Tool for Teaching & Learning

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Wikispaces Classroom is a flexible tool that has many useful features for designing and implementing technology powered learning experiences to support all learners. This online learning platform and virtual classroom is free, efficient, and built to support teaching and learning.

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Investigative Science

A Principal's Reflections

NMHS science teacher Ms Tahreen Chowdhury taught the work-energy unit through investigative science learning process. The students started off the unit smashing pieces of chalk using different methods such as a wood block, rolling cart and sling shot.

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4 Trends of Global Connectivity We As Educators Can No Longer Ignore

The 21st Century Principal

“As global connectivity continues its unprecedented advance many old institutions and hierarchies will have to adapt or risk becoming obsolete, irrelevant to modern society.”

Enough Time for Two

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

So it is summer time and I''m supposed to have lots of time to do lots of things: blog, write content, create presentations, read, catch up on laundry, organize closets, clean those not regularly cleaned areas, watch movies, go on vacation.

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.

3 Ways to Add Student Voice to Anything!

Kleinspiration

We Love Using LiveScribe Sound Stickers! Adding a Touch of Technology My two children, Riley and Jacob, love playing around with technology. When Jacob came home last year with a project for school, he wanted to use the iPad. He uses the iPad for everything.

Summer Learning Series-Twitter Chats For Learning

The Web20Classroom

This is the fourth post in my Summer Learning Series. These are short posts with tools, tips and resources for you to try something new this summer or something you can take to the classroom in the Fall. First was Collaborative Learning With Edmodo and then we followed up with Learning With Hashtags.

What would you tell teachers new to #BYOD / #BYOT?

EdTechSandyK

Photo from @AquiAmigo Presentation at SXSWEdu 2013 I''ve been putting this question out on Twitter, but thought perhaps I''d get more in depth responses if I ask via my blog. So, here it goes!

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The Power of Video

A Principal's Reflections

Students in Mrs. Tambuscio’s World History class culminated a unit on the Holocaust by applying their historical knowledge to the viewing of survivor testimonies.

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EdTech at School

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

5 Great Apps to Create Content

Kairos EdTech

Image by M.MehmetCAVUS at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons I believe content-creation is one of the highest forms of learning. Students don''t necessarily remember the topics they study for in a Quarterly exam, but they do remember, and quite well, what they make.

Explore - Wagon Wheel Project Toolkit

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

And now for a mouthful of EdTech. I have been weaving together digital tools with the Common Core to design flexible student driven learning experiences that start out Above the Line, as defined by SAMR. Good news! My digital toolkit is filled with great resources to tackle these design challenges.

Bring Your Coloring Pages to Life with the Free Augmented Reality App colAr Mix!

Kleinspiration

colAR App: Coloring pages come to life! *If If you want the pages I''ve embedded below, please print them ASAP!* I''m removing the Scribed document on July 28th because the colAR team''s promotion of offering the pages for free ends on this day. and, well.

Summer Learning Series-TED Talks For Learning

The Web20Classroom

This is the third post in my Summer Learning Series. These are short posts with tools, tips and resources for you to try something new this summer or something you can take to the classroom in the Fall. First was Collaborative Learning With Edmodo and then we followed up with Learning With Hashtags.

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.

Contribute to the #ISTE13 Six Word Story Project!

EdTechSandyK

Here''s My Contribution! Now It''s Your Turn! Did you attend ISTE 2013 in San Antonio ? Then you must contribute to the Six Word Story Project! Technology Director Bryan Doyle had an awesome idea for a collaborative project where attendees could capture their ISTE experience in six words and a photo.

Sensible Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Social Media is bad and has no place in education. It is a distraction to the teaching and learning process. If students are allowed to use social media in school they will stay off task or exhibit inappropriate behavior. Worse, teachers will spend countless hours “socializing” instead of educating. This is the misguided stigma that social media carries and, as a result, it is often banned in schools.

How to use Google Hangouts in the Classroom: Tips from Students (Guest Post)

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This is a guest post by Jasmine Doan. Jasmine is a rising Junior at Seabury Hall.