August, 2013

My First Post as a @Scholastic Top Teacher is Live ~ Check it Out (so Excited)! #ClassDesign

Kleinspiration

Joining the Scholastic Top Teaching Team! click here to see the post - Before this summer, I had never been to New York.

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5 Questions For Every Leader-#LeadershipDay13

The Web20Classroom

Watch this video. Did you really watch the video or are you just keeping reading? Come on, watch it. I promise you will like it. This is my favorite You Tube video by the way.) Now ask yourself some questions. 1) Do you have guts? This guy is my hero. He felt something inside his soul.

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Testing For What?

A Principal's Reflections

Cross-posted at the Huffington Post. NJ Spotlight is a fantastic resource for me. They are unbiased in their approach to educate citizens on numerous topics, with education being one of them. I recently came across an opinion piece titled Putting New Jersey''s High School Diplomas to the Test.

Class Dojo real-time behavior feedback platform Apps get updates

Educational Technology Guy

ClassDojo is a free online system that helps teachers promote positive behavior in their classroom by letting them track and share student progress and positive behaviors and areas of concern.

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.

Back to School with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Google Docs is truly one of my favorite tools for teaching and learning because of the features it offers to support research, writing and collaboration in the 24/7 classroom. Here are some things to try with Google Docs as you make plans to use a little more tech and embrace change this school year.

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Digital Learning Program From @snaplearning Can Boost Your Class Library!

Kleinspiration

Print PDFs, Read Digital Books, and Graph Progress Snap! has over 133 engaging books and lesson plans offering instruction and practice in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension covering K-6 content in history, science, and language arts.

Summer Learning Series-Giving Evernote A Try

The Web20Classroom

This is the eighth 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.

Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

As an early adopter of transformative technologies, I have been watching the mobile app space carefully to see how it can benefit all facets of education.

TechForum Edtech Conferences coming up soon!

Educational Technology Guy

California: January 17 Atlanta: March 28 Boston: May 2 Chicago: May 9 Save the Date for Tech Forum 2014 Mark your calendars!

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.

The Pitfalls of Data Used for High Stakes

Mobile Musings

I’m very wary of Obama’s recent suggestion to tie federal student aid to a rating system for universities. I think we’ve seen what unintended bad results can result from this kind of thing in K-12. Read more of my thoughts here at Information Week. Chime in with your thoughts. EdTech Update Uncategorized accountability analytics data

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Your Tech-Savvy Kid, Tips For Parents Keeping Up With The Digital Generation

MSEDTechie

Do you ever wonder how a toddler can pick up a cell phone, or another mobile device, and easily navigate the device without ever having to be instructed on how to use it? Or how students can multi-task with technology by texting, social media surfing, and watching television all at the same time?

Designing your Classroom Space!

Kleinspiration

Brain-Friendly, Aesthetically Pleasing Learning Environments Bring in non-traditional seating to create cozy, collaborative spaces! I was recently contacted by MindShift for an interview after they noticed my article on SmartBlogs ( click here to read that piece).

Summer Learning Series-Putting The Internet To Work For You With IFTTT

The Web20Classroom

This is the ninth 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.

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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.

Android Apps Anyone?

A Principal's Reflections

Ever since becoming connected in March 2009 I have relied on two primary mobile devices. The first was a trio of Blackberry smart phones, which many of my connected friends have busted my chops about even up to recently. I relied on this type of smart phone for years as it was provided to me at work.

Dream School?

EdTechSandyK

Photo Used Under a Creative Commons License I classify myself as a realist who leans toward the optimistic.

The "New and Improved" Digital Citizenship Survival Kit

Comfortably 2.0

I have been thinking about some "new" items I could add to my original Digital Citizenship Kit that I created last year. Like I said in that blog post, I love using props when teaching. After some great conversations with the good wife @jenbadura on what I should include, I have come up with some new items to include in the survival kit. Yes, you can use this with your students! After I

COMING ATTRACTIONS! Edmodocon Recaps! Guest Posts!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I am so awed, overwhelmed, and overjoyed with presenting at Edmodocon 2013 and meeting phenomenal, inspiring educators. Let me just say, I am BEAMING and get GOOSEBUMPS every time I talk about it with my home PLN. It was just. No words, just beaming smiles and goosebumps.

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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.

Win $1500 For Your School From @VolunteerSpot. Doing Good Just Got Easier!

Kleinspiration

Promotion Runs Through August from VolunteerSpot! Just in time for the new school year, VolunteerSpot is offering a great opportunities to help your school.

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Summer Learning Series-Keeping In Touch With @Remind101

The Web20Classroom

This is the tenth and final 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.

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Edscape is Coming. Join Us and Innovate Now

A Principal's Reflections

The annual Edscape Conference will once again be held at New Milford High School in New Milford, NJ on Saturday October 19, 2013. Hundreds of educators from over ten different states and Canada descended upon my school last year to learn together and network in an effort to move their respective school cultures down an innovative path.

Surviving Busy at the Start of School

EdTechSandyK

Photo Used With Permission Under a Creative Commons License As I write this I realize it''s been a month since my last post. That''s because like most of you (in the United States anyway) I am getting ready for another school year.

EdTech at School

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

10 Powerful Media Tools EVERY Educator should have started using yesterday! Part I

MSEDTechie

Social Media is not just a buzz phrase! You must stay connected in this GLOBAL society! Here are some Powerful TECH TOOLS EVERY educator should be using! Google Apps For Education A new way of learning and collaboration. Connect through email, calendar, and documents.

EdmodoCon 2013 Guest Post #7: L. Neumann from SWEDEN!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Guest post #7 is from Lotta Neumann, a teacher of Swedish and English language and language arts at Falkenbergs gymnasieskola in Falkenberg, Sweden , instructing 16-19 year old students.

Star Planning: Engage the Senses, Make Memories, and Inspire Creativity!

Kleinspiration

The Inspired Apple: a Fun Teacher''s Blog - click here to connect to her fabulous site - I recently had the pleasure of meeting Abby, author of The Inspired Apple , in person this summer in Chicago. She and I were featured presenters at SDE''s Extraordinary Educators National Conference.

Summer Learning Series-A Recap

The Web20Classroom

Over the past 6 weeks I''ve highlighted a few of my favorite tools, tips, tricks and resources. We covered a lot. Here is a recap of all 10 posts: 1) Collaborative Learning With Edmodo - Here we took a look at what Edmodo is and how you can use it to create a collaborative online space in your classroom. There are some resources there to get you started. Oh and just last week was Edmodocon , a one-day conference where teachers from all over shared how they are using Edmodo. So bonus!

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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.