September, 2012

Infographic on Technology in the Classroom - What Teachers Want

Educational Technology Guy

An interesting infographic from PBS on what teachers want for technology in the classroom: Related: 10 Essential Educational Resources for Teachers - my list. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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?

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Turning Your Classrooms into 21st Century Learning Spaces

The 21st Century Principal

“Where a school is located and how it sets up internal structures determine its possibilities,” writes Heidi Hayes Jacob in the book Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

10 Things School Leaders Do to Kill a Teacher's Enthusiasm for Technology

The 21st Century Principal

Here''s a list of ten things a school leader does to kill any teacher’s enthusiasm for using technology in their classrooms. An alternative title for this list might be, “10 Things a 21st Century School Leader Will Not Do to Discourage Teachers from Engaging in the Use of Technology.” Mandate the use of technologies or specific programs. One of the fastest ways to kill an educator''s enthusiasm for infusing technology is mandate a specific technology or specific program.

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.

Anatomy of a Teacher - infographic with interesting data on teachers and schools

Educational Technology Guy

Anatomy of a Teacher is an interesting infographic with data on teachers - percentage female vs. male, public vs. private schools, student/teacher ratios, salary, working hours and more. Take a look and see if the data matches your situation and share it with others. Source: [link].

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Tonight - Ron Ritchhart on "Making Thinking Visible"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Tuesday, September 25th, for a one-hour live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Ron Ritchhart on his new book, Making Thinking Visible : How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners.

Your All Access Pass to the Bammy Awards!

Kleinspiration

Nick Provenzano, Eric Sheninger, Kyle Pace, Erin Klein, Joan Young, Adam Bellow The Bammy Awards Washington D.C. 2012 I recently had the pleasure of attending the first ever Bammy Awards in Washington D.C. this September.

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.

EdTech at School

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

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.

9 Principles of Courageous Leadership for 21st Century School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

“A common requirement of leaders at all levels is having the courage to make tough decisions and take difficult actions,” write authors David Cottrell and Eric Harvey in their book Leadership Courage: Leadership Strategies for Individual and Organizational Success. A big part of courage in 21st century leadership is standing up for what is right.

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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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!"

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.

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!

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.

Spin Xpress: Search for Creative Commons Images

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Students today have had easy access to a tremendous amount of multimedia content for their entire lives and it''s fairly safe to say that they can be careless about using it.

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