Sat.Oct 19, 2013 - Fri.Oct 25, 2013

The Impact of #Edscape

A Principal's Reflections

This past Saturday (10/19) marked the fourth annual Edscape Conference held at New Milford High School in NJ. The idea for this event evolved from a dire need to fill a void in the type of innovative learning experiences that educators were craving.

A Free App To Download Today and Use Tomorrow from @IXLLearning - Common Core Math: PreK - Geometry


Introducing the NEW IXL Math App! I''m so excited to share the new IXL math app with all of you. I''ve been using the IXL math website for a while now. It provides great reinforcement for the skills and concepts I teach in class. Now, they have an app that is super simple to use. and free!

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Quick List of Apps For Learners And Curators

The Web20Classroom

When it comes to mobile learning there are loads of great sites for apps for kids and teachers. Everything from apps organized by Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy to apps organized by grade level and subject area. It can be daunting to sort through all those apps to find the special ones for learning something new or curating information. What are they?

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Evernote updates Windows version with over 100 new features

Educational Technology Guy

Evernote , one of my favorite and most used apps, has recently updated the Windows version of their software. If you don''t use Evernote , check it out. It''s free, easy to use, and cross platform.

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 Voice: Student Edition

A Principal's Reflections

The following is a guest post by Cristy Vogel ( @msfrenchteach ). She is a High School French Teacher in Columbia, SC, 2013-14 SCFLTA President, and #langchat Co-Moderator. She blogs at

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My Favorite Videos For Describing Educators' Professional Use of Twitter


A snapshot of the information flowing through my Twitter stream today. I have been actively using Twitter for professional learning for a little over four years. It has become my most valuable professional learning resource during that time.

Common Core Connections: Halloween Writing

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The Common Core Standards identify six instructional shifts necessary for effective implementation of the ELA/Literacy strand. These instructional shifts provide a framework to help us understand the big picture before diving into the specific individual standards.

Fall CUE Conference: Survival Guide Top 8 Tips


Fall CUE Conference: Survival Guide – Top 8 Tips This year’s Fall CUE Conference, “Diving to New Depths with Common Core,” is SOLD OUT! Consequently, there will be NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION.

Ideas for supporting #TeacherEffectiveness with #EdTech - Domain 2

The Innovative Educator

Technology provides teachers with a great way to provide evidence with artifacts of their effective practice. Across the country this has been a priority for schools that are incorporating a teacher evaluation based on the Danielson Framework for Teacher Evaluation.

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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.

From Google Ideas: Conflict in a Connected World Summit, Oct. 20-22, 2013

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This looks amazing! A summit to explore how digital technology affects conflict. On October 20-22, "In partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations and the Gen Next Foundation, Google Ideas hosts the ''Conflict in a Connected World''.

Search by Reading Level Without Twurdy

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

For the past few years I have been introducing students, teachers and parents to a toolkit of resources assembled to help students use search engines that match their learning styles.

Gamification in the Classroom – Getting Started


By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Alice Keeler Gamification – what made me venture into the world of games as a teacher? One day I had a struggling student eagerly bring me his math homework and exclaim, “What is my grade?” Well… the student had not done any homework the whole year, failed every test and […]. The post Gamification in the Classroom – Getting Started appeared first on OnCUE. Technology in Education

Has Google replaced teaching?

The Innovative Educator

Student to teachers at #tltf13 "You don''t need to teach us. That is what Google is for." StuVoice #edchat — Lisa Nielsen (@InnovativeEdu) October 18, 2013 This is what a passionate student told a room full of educators at the 2013 Tech Forum in New York in response to a question from social studies teacher Melissa Seideman. She was asking how Digital Native students prefer learning when it comes to technology use.

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.

What effective professional development DOESN'T look like.

Kairos EdTech

Is this what you think of when you hear the word PD? Image courtesy of Cheryl Colan , extracted from Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0 Professional development (PD) is one for those things you either love or hate. A lot of those feelings are directly affected by how it is planned for and delivered.

Courses, or learning episodes?

Learning with 'e's

During a recent Learning Pool Live event in London, I posted the following message on Twitter: Move away from courses, towards events, experiences, challenges. It was the result of a conversation and some thoughts during one of the presentations.

25 Ideas for Using Evernote as an Educator and More!

The 21st Century Principal

Evernote is one of the most powerful apps available. I''ve been a heavy Evernote user all the way back to 2010. It is absolutely one of the first applications I open on my desktop every single day. It''s power is greatly enhanced because it gives users access across many devices and the web. Its Trunk and Extension apps extend that versatility even further. Tomorrow afternoon, I have the pleasure of sharing my Evernote experiences with Phi Delta Kappa in Raleigh, North Carolina.

NYC DOE teacher featured for blazing trails in social media

The Innovative Educator

The United Federation of Teacher''s paper recently highlighted the work of NYC DoE teacher, Janet Elias who teaches technology at PS 46 in Queens. You can see the piece here. I had the pleasure of having Ms.

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.

PLN Power, Uploading to a Google Form

My Paperless Classroom

I was in a meeting this morning and we were trying to create a simple introduction project between our school in Palo Alto, CA and our sister school, in Israel. Using technology is challenging because not all websites support Hebrew and not all students have access to technology.

OSX Mavericks in education

Kairos EdTech

Screenshot retrieved from Wikipedia, qualifying as fair use under US copyright law. Everybody is excited about the new OS X Mavericks as excitement and anticipation had been building up to this day. In education, the momentum is not any less vigorous than in any other industry.

Google Hangouts for iOS: Make Phone Calls from Your iPad and More!

The 21st Century Principal

Google Hangouts for iOS is another must-have app for those who rely heavily on Google Hangouts to connect with others. The app allows for the usual video connecting and messaging as well.

Ideas for supporting #TeacherEffectiveness with #EdTech - Domain 3

The Innovative Educator

Technology provides teachers with a great way to provide evidence with artifacts of their effective practice. Across the country this has been a priority for schools that are incorporating a teacher evaluation based on the Danielson Framework. The model contains various components organized into the following four domains.

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!

Don't Innovate That! Tech Survival for Teachers

My Paperless Classroom

We are almost at the end of Connected Educator month and I have not yet recieved a single greeting card wishing me happy connections, so if this month was created by the greeting card industry, I think they missed the mark. Last year I remember thinking, "Connected Educator month?

Take Students on a Scientific Walk in the Woods


Thankfully the Smithsonian is now reopened after the government shutdown, but their Walk in the Forest interactive website never closed! This site (Flash-based, so iPad-unfriendly) allows you to take older elementary, middle or high school students on "walks" that serve as scientific investigations.

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Poverty: 50 Pound Backpack Dragging Down American Students

The 21st Century Principal

“ A new study reminds us that poverty is the giant backpack dragging down American students.” Jordan Weissmann, “Study: Almost Half of Public School Students Are Now Low-Income,” Start talking about the poverty of American students and you’re quickly accused of making excuses for a bad education system, or of pushing a political agenda. Truth is, poverty is real, and if speaking out against is political, then so be it!

#Adjunctchat 10/22: Dealing with demanding students and student demands

Connecting 2 the World

We''ve all been there. The student who takes over the class while others role their eyes; the student that wants feedback on every section of their project within the next 24 hours; the student that insists that you graded him or her unfairly; the student that wants just a little more time on their paper because they were busy over the weekend; the student that plagiarizes; the student who needs a letter of recommendation for grad school, a job, an internship, or study abroad program.

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.