Sat.Jan 11, 2014 - Fri.Jan 17, 2014

Daily Inspiration is the Norm

A Principal's Reflections

I''m not going to lie, New Milford High School is an amazing place to work. We have fantastic students, supportive parents, a Technology Director that gets it, and a Central Office and Board of Education that provide us with the autonomy to take risks.

A Snowy #TeachCreativity Activity that is Fun, Adorable, and a Keepsake!


When I Grow Up … - Sign up for JoAnn Teacher Rewards - I love when my kids get to show off their creativity. They always enjoy when we do any sort of craft project in class. After winter break, we shared our New Year''s Resolutions. I always enjoy hearing their goals for the upcoming year.

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Empty Inbox Courtesy of Evernote

Educational Technology Guy

I recently wrote about how I use Evernote as my main tool as a School CIO. It is my primary tool for work, and home. I just did some more with it that I found useful and liberating - emptied my inboxes! Yes, you heard correctly, my email inboxes are empty.

Webinar 1/14: Improve 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? Learn how to leverage the power of Google Docs to help students write better and more frequently than with pencil and paper.

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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!

Writing a Learning Reflection

My Paperless Classroom

This is a post I use in 7th grade to get them working on a digital portfolio. Read some samples from a great summer program Writing a Learning Reflection One of the objectives to learning to use Blogger is that it is a great platform for building a digital portfolio of learning.

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Adobe announces major updates to Creative Cloud, including 3D

Educational Technology Guy

Adobe Creative Cloud is Adobe''s online suite of apps, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Today they announced some major updates, including the support for 3D printing, which is really cool, especially considering how popular 3D printing is becoming.

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Notes from Leadership for the Digital Age With Alan November


Yesterday, I was privileged to spend a day learning from and with Alan November , a consummate digital age educator whose work I have followed for many years.

Differentiation: Programming and Geometry in Second Grade

My Paperless Classroom

Like many teachers, I found The Hour of Code, sponsored by to be truly inspirational, I was already doing programming with most of my k-5 students, but it was stand alone, programming for the sake of programming. Which IS worth it''s own time, seriously. )

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3 Ways to Collect and Curate Genius Hour Content

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Genius Hour in the classroom is a movement that allows students to spend 20% of their time exploring and developing their passions, as long as the learning is driven by research and productive.

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.

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The Playground Advocate

I''m reading a really cool book right now called The Imagineering Workout: Exercises to Shape Your Creative Muscles by the Disney Imagineers.

Blog Topic Ideas for Educators


Graphic by marsmet451 used with permission under a Creative Commons license In recent months I''ve gotten into several conversations with fellow educators about blogging.

Setting up Feedly as a Reading and Sharing Platform

My Paperless Classroom

I love blogs, seriously/ The more I write them, the more I love them. Blogs can take so many different shapes. When I first started reading blogs, I didn''t know where to start, now I often let my chatting help drive my blog reading.

Webinar: Create Interactive Graphics for Teaching & Learning

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Are you looking for a free and user friendly digital tool to help you create engaging, student-centered learning experiences to meet the diverse learning needs of the students in your classroom?

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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.

The Maker Movement: Learning Through Making


By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Joe Wood Over the winter break, my youngest brother and I finally were able to make our Sonoma County brew tour.

NYC DOE paves the way to embrace social media for learning

The Innovative Educator

While places like New Jersey, who the New York Daily News recently reported , have passed a bill requiring schools to teach acceptable use of social media, cyber safety, cyber security, ethics, and cyberbullying, the NYC Department of Education goes even further.

Happy Birthday Melissa

My Paperless Classroom

If you really want to improve your video making skills, practice and do it for others. Happy Birthday Melissa Trevah wishes Melissa a Happy Birthday Dewey Wishes Melissa a Happy Birthday Dewey wrote his own song for Melissa''s birthday!

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6 Ways to Use ThingLink Hashtags

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

ThingLink hashtags provide teachers and students with a way to easily organize ThingLink content within a safe learning environment. ThingLink hashtags are handy searchable smart phrases that can be used to accomplish some important classroom tasks. Read more on the ThingLink Blog.

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 folks at ReadWriteThink are doing a nice job turning a number of their language-based web tools into apps- that are free, to boot.

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3 Ways to Know If Your School or District Engages in Bullying Behavior

The 21st Century Principal

"Systems can bully as much as individuals." Sharon Salzberg & Robert Thurman, Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit & Be a Whole Lot Happier I began reading Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit & Be a Whole Lot Happier by Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman today, and I stumbled on a section that focuses on bullying and dealing with those who bully.

10 tips for students to keep in mind when using social media

The Innovative Educator

I was excited to be asked to share ideas about effective social media use for young people with Student Voice. Student Voice is a student-run and non-partisan, not-for-profit organization focusing on issues such as dropout rates, student achievement, and workforce readiness. Student Voice was created as a result of the research-based belief that all these issues will be improved with student voices in the classroom and in society.

Infinitec Webinar Resources

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

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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.

How will we learn tomorrow?

Learning with 'e's

I had a very interesting year in 2013. My work was varied, travelling was extensive, and I met and talked with a lot of very interesting people.

Being Right Isn't the Most Important Thing: Getting Leadership Right

The 21st Century Principal

"One of the biggest problems we encounter is verbal communication that is misunderstood or unskillfully handled." Sharon Salzberg & Robert Thurman, Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit & Be a Whole Lot Happier It''s Monday morning, and you''re sitting at your desk. You get a call from your school receptionist that Ms. You Insert the Name Here) has arrived in the office and she is agitated and angry, much like she usually is.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun Photo courtesy Rod Searcey 2009


Creating Avatars with Doodlebuddy App

Comfortably 2.0

One of the first things kids want to do after signing up for Edmodo or KidBlog (and other accounts that allow avatars) is to customize their avatars. If only I had a dollar for every time I heard a student say, "Mr. Badura, how do we change our picture?" I''m not comfortable having students place images of themselves online, especially at the elementary level, so why not have student create

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.