September, 2012

Fostering Creative Thought Through Tweets

A Principal's Reflections

The other day I began conducting formal observations of my teachers. My second observation of the day took me to an English class.

Apps That Teach! (And Might Be Fun Too.)

The Web20Classroom

I get asked a lot what are my favorite apps. And I usually can rattle off a few. Evernote, Twitter, Wunderlist to name a few. But what about apps that actually teach? What about apps that kids (or you) can use to learn?

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Google Field Trip - app that finds info about where you are

Educational Technology Guy

Google has a cool new app for Android , called " Field Trip ". It helps you find things about what''s around you. It runs in the background and when you get close to something interesting, it pops up with details about that location.

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Bringing the Garden Inside: A Look Into My Classroom!

Kleinspiration

My Classroom Space I changed the layout of my room a bit from last year. Upon entering, you use to step into our classroom library; however, I realized I wanted a large, open space that lent itself not only to reading but also to game play and collaboration.

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.

The Dog in BYOD-- make sure you have tissues ready

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

On the Moose River near Jackman, ME Brody is 8.5 years old and with his graying muzzle, it is evident that he is starting to show his age. I''m reminded that my super-hero dog is mortal. This scares me. Brody has been a faithful companion, trail buddy, swim partner, and emotional rock for 8.5

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Relevant Leadership for Today's Schools

A Principal's Reflections

Over the past three years I have, in my opinion, dramatically grown as a school leader. The catalyst for a significant portion of this growth was my embracement of social media as a powerful leadership tool.

The Most Common Questions (And Answers) I Get About Twitter

The Web20Classroom

A while back I wrote a 3 part series on Twitter. In Part One I shared how I do Twitter PD, which might not be the way you think. In Part Two , I crowdsourced what some folks on Twitter wish they had know before getting started. And in Part Three I shared some of my tips tricks and secrets.

My Experience as a Paramedic on 9-11-01

Educational Technology Guy

I am a paramedic and I was an Aerospace Engineer before I became a teacher. On this 11th anniversary of that horrible day, I would like to share my experience of that event. I was working at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, CT as an engineer on that day.

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Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by @mariadismondy Becomes a Musical!

Kleinspiration

Big News: Maria Dismondy''s first book is becoming a musical!!! That''s right, Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are is going to become a real life musical in the very near future.

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.

Common Core Connections: Unpacking Academic Vocabulary

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Are you wondering where to begin to adopt the Common Core Vocabulary Standards? While there are many specific vocabulary standards clearly listed in the K-12 Language strand, it''s helpful and important to look at Academic Vocabulary from the big picture view known as Shift 6. Let''s unpack it.

Online Teacher Development Works Best - 15 Reasons Why

Nik Peachey

I've started this article with quite a bold statement, but it's a conclusion that I have been coming to over the course of quite a few years now.

Great Reads for School Leaders

A Principal's Reflections

Well the summer is unofficially over and all I can say is that it was one of the most productive breaks I have had in recent memory from a reading standpoint. I made a commitment to set aside time to read, something that I have failed miserably at in the past.

5 Lessons Education Could Take from Baristas

CUE

by Mark Dohn, CUE guest blogger I’ve been spending quite some time in coffee shops lately. Having just moved from the classroom to life as an independent consultant, my “office” is anywhere but home. On one of these recent visits, I learned about barista competitions.

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.

Edmodo - first year using it with my students - so far, AWESOME!

Educational Technology Guy

For the last few years I''ve used a website and blog to communicate with students, hold online discussions, offer help and post resources. Maintaining the two different systems wasn''t always easy, there were features I wanted, and it was all public.

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Claco: a free social search engine for content, lessons, and interactive resources!

Kleinspiration

Don''t Google for great content - Claco for content! Claco makes building, organizing and sharing lessons insanely simple. It supports all types of lesson content (website links, embed codes, videos), not just files.

Electing a President - An Interactive Graphic

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I created an interactive graphic to provide students and their teachers with flexible paths to learn about electing a president and the electoral college. The image was created with ThingLink. I used some of the new storytelling icons to identify different types of resources.

Confessions and Learnings of an EdTech Enabler

EdTechSandyK

Photo Used Under a Creative Commons License Some Typical EdTech Scenarios Ms. Jones calls in a panic - her students are trying to get to the documents she shared with them on the school server and no one can find them. The folder was just there," she says, "and now it''s gone!"

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.

A Conference Not to Be Missed

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 13, 2012. Hundreds of educators from over seven different states and Canada will once again descend upon my school to learn together and network in an effort to move their respective school cultures down an innovative path.

6 Reasons Why CUE.org Needs a Blog

CUE

CUE.org is passionately committed to advancing Ed Tech Professional Development and we are convinced that a vibrant blogging platform will help advance innovation in education on several fronts. It seemed fitting to launch with our first blog about “Why CUE Needs a Blog?”

Loopster - Free Online Video Editor

Educational Technology Guy

So, I''m watching American Chopper and Paul Jr. Designs is working on a new motorcycle for a company called Loopster , that has something to do with online video work. I go check it out and, lo and behold, it''s a free online video editor! Very cool.

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Using your SMART Doc Cam with your SMART Board

Kleinspiration

Why have a favorite tool? Use them all together to enhance each device! Teachers often wish we had more class time to spend with our students. It seems like we always have so much we''d like to do in such a short about of time. This is a good problem to have!

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

Explore the Great Barrier Reef: Google Wonders Project

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The Google Wonders Project is an interactive website that allows visitors to discover many of the wonders of the world. Virtual visitors can get off the beaten path and explore wonders from 6 continents up close through Google''s amazing street view technology.

Flipping testing skills in Week 3

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I identify with the tenets of flipped approached and find that it is a natural fit for much of what I do in my student-centered, collaborative learning environment.

Doing What It Takes To Support Learning (Part 1)

A Principal's Reflections

I am a firm believer that schools must do everything possible to provide students with enriching learning experiences both during and outside of the school day. It is also essential that schools support our students when they seek out meaningful learning opportunities on their own even if they occur when school is not in session. In my opinion this is a no-brainer as it is our jobs to instill a passion for learning amongst our students.

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Innovating Education – One Lego Brick at a Time

CUE

By Robert EM Craven, CUE Board President I’ll admit- I like Legos…Fortunately, with two young children, I can get away with saying that. The endless possibilities of connecting, building, breaking down, and rebuilding everything we imagine fascinates me.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.