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Simple Yet Effective

A Principal's Reflections

Social media provides educators with a wealth of tools that can be used to engage students and enhance learning.

Why #Edcamp Is So Awesome

The Web20Classroom

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending another Edcamp. This one makes 7 for me. EdcampElon was another event in a long like of teacher-driven professional development that can have a lasting impact on the learning of all who attend. Don''t know what an Edcamp is or looks like?

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Interactive Language Arts Practice From @IXLLearning for Grades 2-6


Online Language Arts Support for Grades 2-6 - click here to try IXL - I''ve been using IXL Math for the past year with my own two children, Jacob (6) and Riley (9). As a parent, I love how organized the site is to use.

Today is Earth Day - here are some resources for teachers

Educational Technology Guy

Earth Day, April 22nd, is a great time to talk to your students about the environment. Earth Day was started in 1962 as a way to bring attention to environmental issues.

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.

Siphoning Off of Public Education

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

I try very hard to be positive about the future of education. I whole-heatedly believe that this is an exciting time to be an educator and that we are witnessing a Transformation in education.

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Groundbreaking Augmented Reality from @GoSphero - Amazing Robot Ball


Product Review: Sphero - click here to visit their site - What is Sphero? Sphero is a robot ball which can be controlled using mobile apps through Apple and Android devices. The main features of Sphero are: Rolling - Sphero can roll at a given speed and heading for a given amount of time.

Are Jim Henson's Doozers the Hipsters of the Maker Movement?

My Paperless Classroom

When I opened my email on Tuesday night I was sorting through the "promotions" section of gmail and I came across a Klout perk. For those of you who don''t know Klout, I would describe it as a mostly silly social media metric generator.

Time Is Not Always On Our Side- 5 Minute Mobile Projects with Field Trips


Time is NOT on our side. Sometimes we want our students to complete quick mobile projects that take very little time, but produce awesome projects. Our 4th grade students recently visited Jefferson City, our Missouri capitol, to learn more about Missouri history.

CUE Leaders Integral in CA EdTech Blueprint Launch


by CUE Executive Director Mike Lawrence Several CUE leaders, including Executive Director Mike Lawrence and Board Member-at-Large Kyle Brumbaugh, were present at William Burnett Elementary School in Milpitas for the official release of Empowering Learning: California Education Technology Blueprint (2014-2017) today.

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.

Caution banning cell phones may interrupt learning

The Innovative Educator

“The only difference between smartphones and laptops is that cell phones are smaller, cheaper, and more coveted by students” ( Richtel & Stone , 2009). Students, parents, teachers, principals, and elected officials know it is time to lift restrictions and embrace these tools for learning.

Verizon Mobile Learning Academy

The Mobile Native

All Things Symbaloo


Have you started using Symbaloo yet? Symbaloo is a free visual bookmarking site that gives you access to anything you bookmark with a tile from any computer. It takes bookmarking to a whole new level. Check out this awesome thinglink that links you to fantastic symbaloo tutorials.

CUE West Coast Summit Featuring Google for Education – Reaching New Heights in Learning


Written By CUE Member Alice Chen @WonderTechEdu How do you deal with that anticlimactic lull that you inevitably feel after spending three fantastic days at the Annual CUE Conference in Palm Springs? The answer is simple. You stay for the CUE West Coast Summit Featuring Google for Education (GIEWC), of course! The GIEWC Summit, which […]. The post CUE West Coast Summit Featuring Google for Education – Reaching New Heights in Learning appeared first on OnCUE. CUE Conference

EdTech at School

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

Creating Skills Assessment Rubrics Revised and Aligned with Blooms & CCSS

Saving Socrates

The past week I have been spending a lot of time revamping Magen David''s Skills assessment rubrics to align them to the Common Core. Because Magen David is a regents school, we need to align our curriculum to the common core and this is a fundamental part of the process.

Help your child get inventive with these resources

The Innovative Educator

Do you have students who love inventing, experimenting, and computing? Then check out my article on which features quality, free or inexpensive places you can turn to help your students discover, explore, and develop his or her inner inventor.

You can Google Like a Boss

My Paperless Classroom

You can Google Like a Boss This is a screen cast to show my fifth grade students how I use Google to find the information I am looking for. I demonstrate how to use keywords, grade level, and reading level to refine the search. There are other tricks out there, but these seem most relevant to what my students need today. Digital media creation

'Fear and Learning in America': Stirring Up the Hornets' Nest in the War on Education

The 21st Century Principal

“Simply put, smart superintendents don’t poke hornets’ nest with sticks.”

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.

Teacher leadership

Kairos EdTech

Teachers are leaders. There''s no doubt that when we stand in front of a group of kids, regardless of their age, we are on the verge of making an impact, influencing them and guiding them through, sometimes, unexplored trails.

Who we are

Learning with 'e's

Who are you? How do you let other people know who you are? Are you the same person online as you are in real life? Can you separate your professional identity from your personal identity? These important questions have been raised several times in the last few weeks at events I have attended.

Sphero 2.0 Unboxing

My Paperless Classroom

Sphero 2.0 Unboxing I am exploring tools we might use for STEM integration. It looks like this programmable robot ball might be a great tool for math and science instruction, but I will only know once I get it out of the box. Programming review

Creativity Inc: How to Sustain Creativity in Your School, District or Organization

The 21st Century Principal

"I would devote myself to learning how to build not just a successful company but a sustainable creative culture." Ed Catmull There is no doubt that Pixar is one of the most creative companies in the world today.

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.

Random’s place in PD

The Reflective Practitioner

I found the image on the left on Twitter tonight from @techgirljenny. I love that it 100% promotes the idea of getting professional development through social media, specifically Twitter.

The Peace of Making Art

Slate and Tablets

While it’s a little self centered to think we’re all this talented at what we do, in the traffic of everyday teaching it’s important to take a step back to appreciate the art of what one does.

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Are You Ready for a New Twitter? It's HERE!

The Daring Librarian

Irony of ironies! I recently worked a few nights madly and happily Photoshopping & designing a new Twitter look for our school''s Twitter page! (it''s it''s still not perfect!

From atoms to bits

Learning with 'e's

One of the first books I ever read about digital media was Nicholas Negroponte''s Being Digital. I have a first edition, published in 1995, and I was honoured to have dinner with Nic last year, where he duly signed my copy.

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.