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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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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5 Best Practices to Consider When Using Facebook with Students

The Innovative Educator

This post was original featured on Smartblogs on Education Innovative educators realize that to run for office, run a business, or change the way things are run where you work or play, being savvy with the use of social media is important.

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.

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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.

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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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.

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.

#EdcampHome Promo

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

On Saturday, July 20th from 12-3 pm EST, the very first EdcampHome will be held. You DO NOT want to miss this FREE professional development event. You can attend in your PJ''s, bathing suit, or other attire via Google Hangouts and/or watching the live action on the EdcampHOME site.

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.

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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.

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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Stay connected to parents with Google Voice

The Innovative Educator

Contact is key. Our constituencies want us to be accessible. However, 24/7 access isn’t always possible, nor should it be.

EdTech at School

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

Digital Differentiation - QR Codes on the iPad

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Managing a classrooms full of students with 1:1 iPads presents the challenge of getting them on the same page, literally. Trying to manage differentiated groups requires a good tool for organizing resources. QR codes are one quick and easy solution.

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Wait You're Still not on Twitter? What are you waiting for?

MSEDTechie

Twitter isn''t going away! When I first started using twitter, I used it purely as a social outlet. I kept up with all of my favorite celebrities, watching their every move, chatting with my friends, and participating in trending topics while watching my favorite reality show.

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.