Sat.Sep 07, 2013 - Fri.Sep 13, 2013

An App to Assess Reading Fluency: @FluencyFinder!


FluencyFinder V. FluencyFinder the popular educational iOS app for determining Reading Fluency has just recently released their long awaited update. What is FluencyFinder?

BYOD Begins With Trust and Respect

A Principal's Reflections

I have written extensively over the past couple of years about our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative at New Milford High School at the Huffington Post and on my own blog. It has been interesting to look back at all my blog posts to see how far we have come with BYOD at NMHS.

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Forensic Science Resources for teachers and students

Educational Technology Guy

My wife is teaching Forensic Science this year so I was helping her find some resources for the class. I decided to share the resources here. NCIS - another great show to get students interested in science [link] [link] Great listing of resources and sites. link] - high school forensics class site [link] High School Forensic Science curriculum and resources [link] Forensic Science for high school students. link] - New Rochelle High School Forensic Science Page.

The @ASCD Arias Series-Teaching With Tablets

The Web20Classroom

Recently ASCD released 4 short books that are aimed at packing a big punch in a small package. Each are less that 100 pages but have loads of quality information. Over the next few posts we will look at each one to see what they are all about. Then we will give away 1 copy of each. Sound like fun? In the first post we took a look at Fostering Grit. Today we take a look at Teaching With Tablets.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

5 Creative Apps to Connect with Parents from your Classroom!


My 2nd Scholastic Post Having a positive relationship with the parents of your students can help your year get off to a great start. I''ve found that parents often just want to feel connected and involved.

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The Internet According to 9th Graders

Philly Teacher

To start off the year, I decided to make sure that all of my 9th graders understand what the Internet really is and how it works before they get their Internet-ready laptops in a few weeks. When they came in, they had the first five minutes of class to “draw the Internet.”

3 people & 3 ideas for using Twitter to share, discover, & connect with students

The Innovative Educator

Twitter ( ) is a great tool for sharing, discovering, and connecting with others who care about the same ideas and information.

Back To School With @TenMarks, New and Improved


Just In Time For Back To School? - try TenMarks. new and improved - The dedicated team of educators, instructional designers, and engineers at TenMarks are passionate about math and education.

It’s About Time: An Introduction to the Flipped Classroom – Part I


By CUE Member and Guest Blogger John Stevens This Post Will Focus on Introducing Flipped Learning- Post 1 in Our 6-Part Series So you’re ready to try the flipped classroom, eh? You’ve heard all the buzz, seen its positive side effects, and poured yourself a glass of the EduSlushy? While you have your drink in […]. The post It’s About Time: An Introduction to the Flipped Classroom – Part I appeared first on OnCUE. Blended Learning Flipped Classroom

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 First Day of a New School: We Built This

Philly Teacher

Morning grade-wide meeting in the cafeteria this morning. I am so exhausted I can barely keep my eyes awake, but it’s a good kind of tired.

Being a connected educator means being in conversations that matter

The Innovative Educator

One of the most important reasons to be a connected educator is that it allows us to have a voice in conversations that matter.

Using Evernote, Kindle, and GoodReader to Make Your College Studies Paperless

The 21st Century Principal

How can your “back-to-graduate school” or even undergraduate experience be paperless? It is actually done quite easily by committing to a few simple principles and with a few web tools, desktop apps and tablet applications.

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5 technologies to promote creative learning

Learning with 'e's

Teachers are constantly searching for new ways to promote good learning. If those methods can also encourage creative thinking, they are even more welcome in the classroom. Technology can provide some of those creative solutions.

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.

Making lectures and lessons more interactive with mQlicker

Nik Peachey

As the traditional lecture has come increasingly under fire for being completely out of touch with modern teaching and learning methods, there has been a move by many teachers, conference presenters and lecturers to make their teaching techniques more modern and interactive.

5 Ideas Essential to #1to1Tech Learning Success

The Innovative Educator

This article originally appeared at Partners in Learning - 1:1 Hot Topics. It’s no secret that successful 1:1 learning goes beyond simply getting devices into the hands of students and teachers. Many schools have had 1:1 programs long enough that challenges have been identified. However, valuable solutions exist that can be put into place to help ensure such challenges don''t get in the way of a successful 1:1 learning implementation.

Establishing a PBL-Friendly Culture in Your Classroom, School or District

The 21st Century Principal

“PBL (Project Based Learning) offers a unique opportunity for teachers and students to join together in the inquiry process.” Thom Markham, Project Based Learning: Design and Coaching Guide With the advent of Common Core Standards, there''s a great deal of talk from school districts about moving to Project Based Learning because the kinds of learning asked for in those standards can better be approached through a PBL model.

Create Photo Comics with Story Me


Utilizing comics in interventions has many applications, from social instruction ( Comic Strip Conversation or Social Thinking ®-style), to sentence and narrative formulation, to modifying curriculum topics into an engaging form.

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EdTech at School

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

7 ways to support learner-teacher interaction

Learning with 'e's

At the recent ALT-C Conference in Nottingham (which I couldn''t attend) a very good question was asked by Renee Filius on Twitter: How can we enable true two-way interaction between lecturers and students that is not too time consuming?

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Access Your Stuff with Parallels Access

Kathy Schrock

Parallels Access screenshot Parallels Access is the coolest new program for your iPad and your Mac or Windows computer! It allows you to work with all of the programs that are on your computer on your iPad! Parallels calls it "applifying", since the programs run full screen on the iPad, but also allow you to use tapping, pinching, swiping, and scrolling as if you were using an iPad app! When tapping, the taps are right on, even on the iPad Mini!

We Must Redesign Our Public Schools or Else!

The 21st Century Principal

Small high schools are necessary because they help school districts fill a niche, that if left unfilled, parents will seek alternatives outside public schools. While I do not consider myself an avid supporter of increasing the number of charter schools and school vouchers, I understand why there''s interest in options for schools.

Live Interview Today (Wednesday) - Michelle Cordy on Hacking Your Classroom

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

SPECIAL NOTE: Michelle''s power went out during the interview, so we will be rescheduling. Join me today, Wednesday, September 11th, for a live and interactive conversation with Michelle Cordy on what it means to "hack your classroom."

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.

The hottest posts everyone's reading

The Innovative Educator

Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of page views. I hope there''s something that looks of interest to you. If it does, check it out. If you’re inspired use one of those icons below the post to share it with others and/or leave a comment. Entry Pageviews 5 #BacktoSchool management tips for innovative educators. Aug 25, 2013, 2439 How strong is your personal learning network?

Can we teach digital literacies?

Learning with 'e's

There is a disconnect between teaching and learning. Not everything that is taught in school is learnt. And not everything that is learnt in school is actually taught.

3 Advantages of Small Redesign High Schools

The 21st Century Principal

Earlier, I posted in "We Must Redesign Our High Schools Or Else!" that we needed to redesign our high schools, or risk losing more and more students to other options. The one-size-fits-all factory assembly-line high school is perfect for producing credentialed students, but often falls short of meeting the needs of all students." Instead of having a single high school model, we really need multiple models and multiple sizes of high schools to meet the educational needs of all students.

Live Interview Today (Thursday) - Kevin Jones on De-Cog-ifying Yourself and Your Students/Children!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Thursday, September 12th, for a live and interactive conversation with Kevin Jones, self-proclaimed leader of the decog movement.

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.