June, 2014

Change is a Mindset

A Principal's Reflections

For many years New Milford High School was just like virtually every other public school in this country defined solely by traditional indicators of success such as standardized test scores, graduation rates, and acceptances to four year colleges.

Why Formative Assessments Matter

The Web20Classroom

Back in my first year, I was teaching a unit on the parts of the Periodic Table. The students needed to know where they could identify elements that were typically metals, non-metals, gases and be able to identify elements based on their Atomic number among other tasks.

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Google announces Google Educator Groups - great resource for educators

Educational Technology Guy

Yesterday Google announced the launch of Google Educators Groups. This is a program made up of communities of educators who can connect with each other to learn, share, and help each other. While it is mainly online, there are real-world meetups and events as well.

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Planning for #ISTE14 - Check out these tips from an OCD educator to stay organized!

Kleinspiration

Planning for ISTE 2014. can be a bit overwhelming! I am organized to a fault. I rely on my planner. yes, a paper planner. I use sticky notes. I color code agenda items, and most importantly, I L.O.V.E marking lines through completed items on my lists.

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.

This One's for You, Grandpa!

Tom Murray

I can remember bouncing on your lap when I was about three. I remember the silly gifts you’d give, your incredible sense of humor, your amazing model of how to be a father and grandfather, and how to this day, I consider you the most brilliant man I’ve ever known. I remember your hugs and kisses; your tickles every time we were together. I remember your “I love you, Tommy. I’m so proud of you”, stated well over a million times. As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned to greatly respect your service

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Opinions Are Nice, But Actions Are What Matter

A Principal's Reflections

Change has become quite the buzzword in education as of late. You hear it in schools, during face-to-face conversations with educators, at the dinner table, and most emphatically in social media spaces. Virtually all of these conversations have merit to them.

3 Simple Rules For Attending Any Conference

The Web20Classroom

As the end of June approaches that means the annual ISTE (International Society for Technology In Education) Conference is around the corner.

Adobe Releases New Storytelling App for iPad

Educational Technology Guy

Adobe recently released a new Storytelling App for iPad. Adobe Voice, a new animated video app for iPad, that gives anyone the ability to create and share engaging video stories.

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To the Citizens of BC

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

To the Citizens of British Columbia, Canada, How important is a good, free, public education system to you and to our society? How much should a collective ‘WE’ spend on creating the best possible public education for ALL of our children?

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.

For My Prince and Princess on Father's Day

Tom Murray

In two days, my little boy will be one. In a blink of an eye, he’s gone from a sweet newborn baby, to a crazy babbling toddler on the verge of taking steps of his own. My princess, now four, talks about her wedding day, what she wants to be when she grows up, and her favorite app of the day. I’m not quite sure where time went, but in a few blinks, life has moved on. I’m a guilty one. I’m guilty of often putting work in front of my little angels. Guilty of often having my head buried in my email

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The Ultimate Word Wall with ThingLink & Padlet

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I am fortunate to be working with an amazing group of educators this summer for the ThingLink Teacher Challenge. This week''s challenge to design an activity to help students Dig Deeper Into Vocabulary , a topic I am very passionate about.

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Twitter as a Tool For Academic Discourse

A Principal's Reflections

Quick Collection Of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Resources

The Web20Classroom

More and more districts are realizing the power that Bring Your Own Device can have on teaching and learning. Students get the opportunity to use the technology they are familiar with and be exposed to how technology is being used by their peers.

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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.

Google Announces some great new features for Apps!

Educational Technology Guy

Google just announced some great new features for Google Apps that make it even more useful and powerful. Schools, like ours, that use Google Apps for Education will be very pleased with these updates and new features. Google Apps Admins can now restore a user''s Google Drive files from the past 25 days. This is great for one someone deletes a file by mistake. https://support.google.com/a/answer/6052340 Google Drive: huge changes here.

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Creating a Classic Cell Style Animation using Google Slides

My Paperless Classroom

Links to the finished project: As Published at 1 FPS https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1nVJPDYXItycWwFeFBIwMVniRE-xYfD_2wXfG19nJTkU/pub?start=true&loop=false&delayms=1000

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5 Key Takeaways from #edcampusa

Tom Murray

The energy at the end of the day was infectious. To hear Emily Davis from the US Department of Education speak with such passion about what had occurred at the DOE that day was both encouraging and inspiring. In lieu of the traditional edcamp smackdown to wrap up the day, 100 educators from around the nation discussed the day''s impact of the first ever EdCamp USA. In reflecting on my time at the Department on June 6th, and having co-facilitated four sessions throughout the day, I left with the

Improve Digital Writing Skills with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Would you like to improve your students'' writing skills and help them bridge the gap between writing in school and writing in the real world?

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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.

The ITM Rocks the Summer at ISTE and Into Season Four!

CUE

Written by CUE Member Mark Hammons @mhammons ARE YOU READY TO ROCK?!?!?!?! Things are continuing to rock and roll over at CUE’s ITM Show (Infinite Thinking Machine Show). Season three wrapped up with a paperless classroom encore. The ITM Live!

Education Research Meta Analysis from Hattie and Yates

Hapara

The Hapara team is reading Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn by John Hattie and Gregory Yates. The book is an easy to read distillation of Hattie’s work synthesizing the results from education research around the world. Edtech Blended Learning Hattie Edtech Update

Google for Education CT Summit - June 21-22, 2014, Greenwich, CT

Educational Technology Guy

I will be presenting at the Google for Education CT Summit on June 21st, 2014 on Chromebook and Google Apps deployments. The Summit is two days, with presentations and workshops by a variety of educators, Google Certified Teachers, Google staff and more. It''s a great event with some great learning and sharing planned. Here is the event website: [link] Here is the event Google+ Page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cdmsgr0sqmq20iaht6frk95ek6s?authkey=CLeunPTcr9jknwE

The Educational Value of StarWars in The Classroom

My Paperless Classroom

This week on the Techeducator podcast we talked to the brains behind StarwarsintheClassroom.com and Shakespeare''s Star Wars about the value of Star wars in the classroom. Find links and shownotes on the Techeducator Site. pedagogy

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.

Just who are the people behind today’s educational software?

The Hechinger Report

Over the next week or so, The Hechinger Report will be publishing excerpts from Richard Whitmire’s book On the Rocketship: How Top Charter Schools are Pushing the Envelope.

News from ISTE: ThingLink gives educators free early access to its new video editor

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

This post was written by Ulla Engestrom and originally published on the ThingLink Blog. Exciting news: in the past months we have been hard at work building a new editor for annotating video content with rich media.

Everything You Need to Know – ISTE 101: Atlanta in 2014

CUE

Written by CUE Member and ISTE’s 2014 Kay L. Bitter Award Recipient Bill Selak @billselak It’s almost time to hang out with 20,000 of my closest friends. Well, there’s me, 5,000 exhibitors, and 1,000 sessions. And there’s you, of course! If you’ve never been to an ISTE Conference, I need to warn you: it’s big! […]. The post Everything You Need to Know – ISTE 101: Atlanta in 2014 appeared first on OnCUE.

Stop saying "balance is key" when discussing technology

The Innovative Educator

@InnovativeEdu Balance is key. Herman Miller EDU (@HermanMillerEDU) May 28, 2014 The above tweet was sent to me in response to my post explaining why innovative educators should look down on upon a new video called, "Look Up." " But I disagreed with this balance-seeking Tweeter.

EdTech at School

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