April, 2010

Reflecting on the 140 Conference

A Principal's Reflections

On Wednesday April 21, I had the honor of speaking at the 140 Characters Conference in New York City with Steve Anderson , Tom Whitby , and Kyle Pace. This conference looks at the effects of Twitter on a variety of topics. The topic of our panel discussion was the effects of the real-time web on education with an emphasis on Twitter.

New Posted Resources 04/29/2010

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Free Video Editing Tools: Guide To The Best Software And Web-Based Services tags : Videoediting , favorite What Should We Teach the Teachers? Education | Change.org tags : PD , favorite Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here


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A Tick List of 21st Century Digital Skills for Teachers

Nik Peachey

I've just been brainstorming digital skills that I believe are required by teachers in the 21st Century. So far I've come up with 45 of them. What's striking for me about this is: few of these skills will have been taught to anyone who trained as a teacher longer than 5 years ago. few of these skills are being taught to teachers training now. the 21st century teacher needs to be a pretty amazingly skilled professional. Please look through the list and tick on the ones you believe you have.

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Grocery Stores and Classrooms

The Electric Educator

I live in the town of Brighton , Michigan. It''s not a big town but it''s not small either. It''s a nice place to live. We have three grocery stores: Kroger , Meijer , and VG''s. I have shopped at all three with Meijer receiving most of my business due to their size and location. As of today, that''s changed. My wife, daughter (19 months), son (8 days) and I made our weekly pilgrimage to the grocery store and chose VG''s because of where we happened to be in town.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

Defining knowledge and group processes

Connecting 2 the World

As I prepare for a preliminary presentation of the findings from my dissertation study to date, I have decided to focus on two of the sub-questions from my dissertation: 1. How do individuals define “knowledge”? What process or processes does a distributed group in the workplace use to create shared meaning and understanding during collaborative writing projects? What factors do they identify as shaping that process or processes?

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Following Through

A Principal's Reflections

A few posts ago I wrote about a stimulating meeting that I had with members of student government at my school ( Winds of Change: Student Style 3/10/10 ). During the meeting I challenged them to be active in the change process and provide ideas on how to make NMHS a better place academically and socially. On their own, the students came up with fantastic ideas in both areas.

New Posted Resources 04/28/2010

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Enemy Lurks in Briefings on Afghan War - PowerPoint - NYTimes.com tags : powerpoint , favorite If Only Time Really Was an Issue | The Thinking Stick tags : favorite Hubble Tour for Google Earth | Google Earth Blog tags : GoogleEarth , favorite Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here

Creating Social Polls and Questionnaires Using Urtak

Nik Peachey

I discovered Urtak a couple of weeks ago and took an instant liking to it. Urtak is a web based social polling application that enables you to very quickly and easily create online polls and questionnaires. The only thing you require to get started is an email address to register as it is completely free. Here’s a short tutorial showing how it’s done. Watch or download a higher quality video: Urtak tutorial The polls it creates are pretty simple.

Leaders Reproduce

The Electric Educator

Andy Stanley is the pastor of North Point Community Church outside of Atlanta Georgia. He is a gifted communicator and leader. I highly recommend his book Next Generation Leader. It''s a short and succinct look at what it takes to be a leader. Andy was interviewed on the Catalyst podcast which I listened to in my car while I was stuck in Detroit rush hour traffic this afternoon.

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

This Thing Called Internet - Reflections on Early Technology Use in My Classroom


I''ve seen the video I''m posting at the bottom of this blog post one time before, and now that it''s come across my stream again, I want to preserve it here. It brought back some memories and has caused me some reflection on my early use of technology in teaching. If the broadcast date listed in the comments on the source page of the video is correct, October 8, 1993, when it first aired I was just weeks into my first year of teaching.

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Net Neutrality -- Our Tech Staff Debates the Issue

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

The issue of net neutrality is a hot topic of discussion with our tech staff! Since I wrote Net Neutrality -- Something to Fight For , both Mr. T and Mrs. H. got in the fray, with their own ideas. Mrs. H. is pro, and Mr. T. is con. Mrs. H brings two articles to the discussion. There Isn''t Enough Broadband Market Choice to Prevent Bad Actors Net Neutrality is the Internet''s First Amendment Mrs. H.

Google Docs & Apps: Putting the Pedagogical Pieces Together

A Principal's Reflections

As part of my action plan associated with becoming a Google Certified Teacher, I decided to focus on training other educators about integrating these powerful web 2.0 applications into their instruction. Outside of my role as Principal of New Milford High School, I am the Director of Program Development for Project ABLE International.

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New Posted Resources 04/27/2010

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Joe Wood Online PBWiki / Sharing Stories with Google Earth tags : GoogleEarth , favorite WikiMatrix - Compare them all tags : wiki , favorite The Interactive Place / FrontPage tags : tools , favorite Perfecting with Practice: Project-Based Teaching | Edutopia tags : PBL , favorite Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here

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Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

Creating the Daring Librarian Brand

The Daring Librarian

Welcome to my newly re-designed blog!! Library Media Tech Musings is out. and The D aring Librarian Blog is in! Ok.So.a few months ago i was inspired by several my awesome geek squadders, Twitter PLN, and the School Library Web Presence webinar and decided that though i felt i was a few years late going transparent (a constant inspiration, Buffy J. Hamilton - the Unquiet Librarian branded herself in ''07, Selena Ward - The Tech Tiger, Aaron Smith - The Art Guy, etc.),

My Digital Fast

The Electric Educator

Yesterday I went on a "Digital Fast." I completely disconnect myself from my computer. 24 Hours: no email, no Twitter, no Facebook., no Google Reader, no blogging. The force behind this choice was some important decisions I need to make for my family. I took the day off from teaching and determined that I needed to eliminate distractions in an effort to increase my mental clarity. It was a good day.

Authentic Learning in Action

A Principal's Reflections

As a Principal I place an emphasis on student engagement and learning activities that are meaningful and relevant to my students. There is no learning experience more authentic than our Holocaust Study Tour where NMHS students travel to Europe with their peers from another NJ high school as well as students from Kansas.

Some Helpful Google Search Engines You Might Not Know About

The Web20Classroom

I am an admitted Googler. I probably do about 300 Google searches a day and rely on it for all facets of my life. From looking for definitions and spellings to directions, to research for my teachers I Google and I Google a lot. But did you know there are some really cool, specialized search engines that can really narrow your searches and help you discover some really nifty things about this world we live in.

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Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

New Posted Resources 04/24/2010

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Google Airways - Create a Tour in Google Earth tags : googleearth , favorite Web 2.0 List Of Web 2.0

The #140Conf In New York City Day 2

The Web20Classroom

You know, Day 1 was really amazing. I went to sleep that night thinking how could Day 2 top what I had witnessed at the famed 92nd Street Y? In all honesty, Day 2 was a continuation of the awesomeness that is the real-time web and showed how social media (mainly Twitter) reaches every aspect of our lives.

The #140Conf In New York City Day 1

The Web20Classroom

(Because of the autoplay features that Ippio uses, I took down the actual videos so it was not distracting. But I have included links to the videos so you can check them out.) An amazing first day of some of the coolest social media people on the planet talking about how we, you and me are being changed by the real-time Internet. We heard from MC Hammer and how he is using social media to discover new music for his label.

The #140Conf In New York City

The Web20Classroom

I am sitting at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport waiting to catch a flight to the 140 Characters Conference in New York City. What is the #140Conf you are asking yourself? Well, it is the largest gathering of the movers, shakers and groundbreakers in the world of social media. Organized by Vonage founder Jeff Pulver the conference aims at getting to the bottom of the real-time web, mainly, how people from all walks of life use Twitter to make a difference.

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

New Posted Resources 04/18/2010

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Google tags : Google The Clever Sheep: Top 20 Uses for Wordle tags : wordle Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here

New Posted Resources 04/15/2010

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Visual Math Learning: A Free Online Tutorial for Teaching Math tags : math , Mathematics , favorite Becoming an eTeacher tags : e-learning , teaching , favorite The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education -- Publications -- Center for Social Media at American University tags : copyright , fairuse , favorite Google Rolls Out Ocean Showcase: It''s a Multimedia, Underwater Street View tags : googleearth , ocean , favorite Posted from Diigo.

Google Earth In The Science Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Seems like a no brainer right? Earth, science, they just go together. But Google Earth is way more than a glorified stand alone Google Map. There are so many cool and easy things to explore. In Google Earth there are layers. Each of these layers are interesting facts, locations or events plotted on the globe. There are some pretty standard ones; roads, buildings, terrain. But there are some interesting ones that can support what you are doing in the science classroom.

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New Posted Resources 04/14/2010

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100 Apps for Tech–Savvy Teachers tags : apps , favorite Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Some Thoughts On The Current State Of Edtech.

The Web20Classroom

Recently I have done a lot of speaking to different groups on the current state of technology in education. The first thing I tell people is that I am not really an expert. I am not a professor nor have I done years of research to prove some theory. What I do have is classroom experience. What I do have is direct contact with students and teacher and know how technology works and doesn''t work in my building and my district.

EdTech 100

New Posted Resources 04/13/2010

The Web20Classroom

Mathematics Animated tags : math , animations , interactive , favorite Smithsonian Libraries : Digital Library tags : smithsonian , favorite Tech Stuff for 2010 tags : web2.0 , Resources , favorite Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Dear Administrator: Focus tags : administrator , favorite How to Use Google Reader: Video Series | eHow Videos tags : googlereader , favorite The Clever Sheep: 14 Tools to Teach about Creative Commons tags : creativecommons , favorite Posted from Diigo.

New Posted Resources 04/10/2010

The Web20Classroom

digitalteachingtools - home tags : tools , resources , favorite Google Earth Ocean Showcase tags : googleearth , favorite Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here