May, 2014

6 Second Learning with Vine: 22+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the Byte-sized Potential and Mobile Learning categories. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera. – Yousuf Karsh. Most of our students love learning and creating even if they do not express this in our classes.

Teacher Lesson Planner + Personal Organizer + Data and Assessment Binder = Teacher Anchor (All in One Awesomeness!)

Kleinspiration

Stay Organized All Year Long - click here to see samples from the T e a c h e r A n c h o r - * scroll all the way down for a give-away * I''ve been following Chandra Jayne on Instagram for a while, so I was quite familiar with her teaching products.

Why Curation Matters

The Web20Classroom

I spend a great deal of time looking up stuff. Whether that stuff is blog posts to get a pulse on what is happening in the edusphere or researching new tools to share with teachers, I come across a wide variety of resources that I need to save, catalog and be able to come back to later.

Childhood is Expendable to Some Education Reformers

A Principal's Reflections

The following piece is cross-posted at the Huffington Post. When I reflect on my childhood nothing but fond memories come to mind. Growing up in a rural part of western New Jersey sure had its benefits in the 1980''s.

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.

Some more Forensics Science Resources

Educational Technology Guy

This past September I posted some Forensic Science Resources for Teachers. Forensics is interesting, engaging, and students love it. Here are some more: [link] - course page for high school forensics class. Has lesson ideas, syllabus, resources and more. link] - high school forensics class site.

More Trending

Byte-sized Potential: Can Compassion & Citizenship Go Viral?

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the category, Byte-sized Potential. The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive.

Interactive Exercises from @SnapLearning to Practice Close Reading

Kleinspiration

Product Review : Close Reading from Snap! Learning - click here to visit their site - What is it? The SNAP Close Reading Portfolio was developed to assist teachers from grades 2-8 in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

Thinking About Redefining Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

As a former Director of Instructional Technology my job was to provide technology embedded professional development (PD) to a district of 4000 teachers.

Inquiry vs. Memorization

A Principal's Reflections

Memorization often gets in the way of learning and yet the practice continues unobstructed in schools.

Course 221

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.

Free resource from Discovery Education about Manufacturing

Educational Technology Guy

Discovery Education has a new free resource: Manufacture Your Future, which has free STEM lessons and resources for grades 6-12 related to manufacturing. This is an excellent resource. Manufacturing is a great career and there are a lot of openings in the field.

Embracing Change

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

{Full image below}. Update: See more on the topic of Embracing Change. in my May 19/2014 post on Leading Change.]. I’m working on my Spotlight Presentation for Connect 2014: Canada’s Learning and Technology Conference.

One Last Day

Tom Murray

Fourteen years ago I closed the door to a classroom that I could call my own for the first time. I was 21 years old, fresh out of college, and thought I had a clue as to what teaching would be like. Looking at 24 little ones staring back at me, I was nervous and in retrospect, pretty clueless. I remember that feeling like it was yesterday. My first year teaching was one of the most difficult years of my life, but a year that changed my course and provided me with incredible clarity. The day

Course 219

3 Things My Kids LOVE About Their SMART Table

Kleinspiration

SMART Table 442i from SMART Technologies - Collaborate P L A Y that Makes Learning F U N - Last summer, I found out about the new SMART Learning Table that SMART Technologies was coming out with. I couldn''t wait to try it out.

iLearn 273

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.

Why Twitter Chats Matter

The Web20Classroom

As a co-founder of #edchat and a life-long learner I''ve had the opportunity to be a part of 100''s of Twitter chats over the past 5 years. From the beginning of #edchat when it was just a few people chatting to now state and specialized chats that get 100''s of people following, these chats matter. But why? Meeting New People -Social media is called that for a reason. Twitter chats expose you to colleagues and friends you might not otherwise engage with.

Students Explore Space in the Palm of Their Hands

A Principal's Reflections

Towards the end of March and throughout April, Mrs. Moutafis'' Science & Society class at New Milford High School studied Space Exploration.

30+ iPad Resources

The Mobile Native

Only One iPad in the Classroom? iPad Apps Separated by Subject Area 3. iPad and iPod Resources 4. The 55 Best Free Educational Apps for iPad 5. 15 Literacy Apps to Create Books on the iPad 6. 23 Ways to Use the iPad in a PBL Classroom 7. Middle School iPad Apps 8.

iPad 114

Leading Change – 3 Images

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

I enjoy using images to share ideas. In my last post, I shared the ‘Embracing Change’ image, also shared below. As I said in the post: “…we’ need to recognize that: * Change isn’t usually easy. Change only happens when we create a need.

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.

What is Peer Instruction…in 2 mins

Turn to Your Neighbor

In this post, I give a 2ish minute video primer on Peer Instruction and how to implement it with fidelity. The video has about 50 seconds of preamble and closing for 2.56 minutes total. This basic introduction includes a handful of quick tips for avoiding common pitfalls.

How To 113

5 Classroom Design Themes for Elementary Make-Overs!

Kleinspiration

From "White-Room" to Classroom - Enter the G i v e - A w a y at the Bottom of this Post - Prior to entering the profession of teaching, I studied Interior Design at Michigan State University for a bit more than three years.

Turning Your Classrooms from Places to Control Students to Places to Engage Them in Learning

The 21st Century Principal

“For the first time in the history of education, the teacher, the student, and the content do not need to be in the same place at the same time.” Ian Jukes, Windows on the Future How we handle the details of designing our “learning spaces” ultimately determines what happens in our classrooms.

Building Parent Engagement: Tell Your School’s Story

A Principal's Reflections

The following is a guest post from Alison Anderson , who is a former teacher, tech integrator and now education blog editor. She is active an active member of the EdCampPDX planning team and continually focused on working to improve education for students in Portland and beyond. Parent engagement has always been a very bright spot on my radar when thinking about keys to success for schools. Lately, it feels important to distinguish between parent engagement and parent involvement.

EdTech at School

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

Using Google Slides with Little Learners

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Recently I had the opportunity to work with a group of 7 year olds on a very, very short project about bears. M y goal was to help these students learn to problem solve as they engaged in research and writing. I decided to use Google Docs Presentation Slides for this project.

Google 107

Short Videos for Memorial Day

EdTechSandyK

Photo by Graham Lampa Used under a Creative Commons License For the first time I can remember, my school district will be in session on Memorial Day this year. We have to make up for a day of school lost to ice earlier in the semester.

Video 93

The Learning Accelerator on blended learning: `In the future, we’ll just call it learning’

The Hechinger Report

If you’ve attended a major education conference this year or follow education trends, you’ve likely heard a phrase that is creating great excitement: blended learning. The concept is gaining traction because it allows teachers to work with students at their individual level and at their own pace.

Leveled Math Practice for Pre-K - Algebra 2 and ELA Support for 2nd - 6th on the iPad and Web!

Kleinspiration

IXL: New Writing Pad Feature I recently had the pleasure of visiting my good friends from IXL while I was keynoting the awesome state technology conference in Nebraska, NETA. I stopped by their booth to say hello.

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.

21st Century Book Review: Michael Fullan's 'The Principal: 3 Keys to Maximizing Impact'

The 21st Century Principal

" Facing the unpredictable principals must be able to handle a good deal of ambiguity while displaying strong lead learner qualities."

3D Virtual Learning a New Reality

A Principal's Reflections

It has been yet another exciting year at New Milford High School. We have continued to sustain numerous innovative initiatives while looking for other opportunities to improve the learning experience for the school community. This year alone Laura Fleming , our stellar media specialist, has successfully created a Makerspace for our students as well as a digital badge platform to acknowledge the informal learning of teachers.

Create a Multimedia Memory Book with ThingLink

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

As another school year comes to a close it’s time for students and teachers to celebrate and reflect on all the wonderful experiences from the school year.

Tools 105