Sat.Jun 28, 2014 - Fri.Jul 04, 2014

6 Conferences In 5 Days at #SDEevents for Educators This Summer in Vegas!


SDE National Education Conference - Vegas 2014 I''m excited to travel to Las Vegas this weekend to spend the week with some of the most energizing and inspiring teachers across the country. SDE hosts a series of six conferences between July 7 - 11.

A Collection of Interactive Maps

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Using interactive maps in the classroom encourages exploration, invites curiosity and promotes spatial thinking. Interactive maps can be used to provide students with background knowledge to launch a unit, or they can be used as a starting point for digging deeper into any concept through research.

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Got Chromebooks? Now what? Enlist the help of your learning network

The Innovative Educator

More and more schools are realizing that Google Chromebooks are the answer to updating outdated schools.

Textbooks for the digital age

Ed Tech Now

Why Liz Truss was right to call for more professionally produced learning resources; and why the profession misunderstood her when she talked about “textbooks” Liz Truss, Minister in the UK DfE for Education and Healthcare, has been calling for a return to … Continue reading → ETAG Stategy Uncategorized differentiation e-Textbooks kim taylor Liz Truss Matt Hancock Nuffield PISA textbooks

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.

Reflections from #iste2014 in Atlanta: Relationships are Key!


Genius Hour Panel: @coolcatteacher, @donwettrick, @angelamaiers, @kleinerin, @klirenman, @smartinez, @hughtheteacher ISTE 2014 - Atlanta, Georgia This is my third year attending ISTE. Each time I''ve been, it is the people that keep me coming back.

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Happy Independence Day USA!!


Public Domain I have never been shy about my pride in being a citizen of The United States of America.

Collaboration between companies + school district = Connected educators

The Innovative Educator

Are you gaga over Google? Do you think Microsoft is magnificent? Do you excel at using Edmodo? Do you think PBS is the perfect platform for digital media content? Wouldn’t it be great to find others in your district using the same tools as you? Wouldn’t it be great to have a direct connection to the people who work at the companies of the very resources you are using for teaching and learning?

Strictly for adults?

Learning with 'e's

This is number 23 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. The last post featured David Kolb and his cyclical model of experiential learning.

Sunrise Calendar App: Free App for Mac, Chrome Desktop, iOS or Android Devices

The 21st Century Principal

Sunrise Calendar App is an excellent way to gain access to your Google Calendars across multiple platforms. Recently, Sunrise became available as a stand-alone Mac App in addition to being available for iOS devices, Android devices, and Chrome.

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.

English +Common Core +Mobile = Success (ISTE2014 Poster -details)

Education with Technology

Here are the ten examples I showed at my English + Common Core + Mobile ISTE 2014 Poster Session: Based on CCSS Anchor Statements: L.2 Take a Conventions Mobile Online Quiz to pick the incorrect sentence from four choices (capitalization).

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 10 Ways Social Media Can Improve Writing in Your C. Jun 22, 2014, 3962 Stop saying "balance is key" when discussing techn.

Lightbulb moments

Learning with 'e's

We reach number 21 in this series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In my last post I featured Gestalt theory - and the work of Kurt Koffka.

Pause and Delete: Sometimes Our Best Response to Those Passionate Emails We Receive

The 21st Century Principal

“Pause before sending an email. What do I want to see come out of this communication? The other party to feel diminished or encouraged?” Sharon Salzberg, Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace Email has made it quite easy to speak your mind. How many of us are guilty of pounding out a scathing response to an email that we received from someone else who wrote from a moment of passion?


EdTech at School

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

Global Cultural Learning Using Mobile Devices (ISTE Mobile MegaShare Presentation)

Education with Technology

Based on my presentation at ISTE 2014 Mobile Megashare. Why teach about other countries? Location: Large view to small on maps. C ulture or c ulture. Find six similarities in a mobile picture from another culture (“Wars are caused by differences, not similarities.”-Tuttle.


Technology Tidbits

30hands is one of my all-time favorite free iOS apps for Digital Storytelling. This is a simple app to use w/ a detailed walk-through that helps any first time user create their own.

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Try it and see

Learning with 'e's

This is number 22 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education.

How to Receive (almost) Every Post from members of that Special Google+ Circle You Created (Bonus: a Starter Teacher Librarians Circle)

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

You''ve created that special must-follow Google+ circle. How do you set up notifications so that you don''t miss any posts from members of that circle? Here''s how to set up your notifications to receive (almost) everything: 1.

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.

So I'm Taking a MOOC.


Image Used With Permission Under a Creative Commons License Late last week I was innocently checking my Twitter feed, and I saw an announcement for a MOOC called Foundations of Virtual Instruction. I clicked to investigate, and I was immediately intrigued for several reasons. The course is aimed at learning about K-12 online instruction, which I''m interested in knowing more about.


Level it Books

Technology Tidbits

Level it Books is one of the apps I get asked about most frequently. This is fantastic mobile app (Android/iOS) for educators, parents, or librarians, looking to track their student''s Reading Level as well as keep a digital library of books in a convenient easy way.

5 Takeaways from my #NotAtISTE14 Experience

This year, I wasn''t able to make it to the ISTE 2014 Conference. I just had too many other engagements. But, I was excited to see a growing movement and community of others in the same situation as me!

A SlideShare and a BIG IDEA: Joyce Valenza Proposes #globaltl - Librarians Without Borders

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Joyce Valenza is a visionary, and I am her #1 Fan! Okay, okay, I hear you teacher-librarians out there. Joyce Valenza has a LOT of #1 Fans. :) This SlideShare introduces #globaltl, a hashtag and a Google + public community. YES, the show highlights teacher-librarians'' work busting borders.

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.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - RSCON5 - The Wonderment - ISTE Reports - Genius Hour for Teachers

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update July 1st, 2014 Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. Bill Gates The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions.

Door 24

Technology Tidbits

Door 24 is one of my favorite free iPad apps for Math grades 4th-8th. This is a super fun app that challenges students critical thinking skills as they use computational Math skills to solve different problems and help a robot put their circuits back together and solve the mystery behind Door 24.

Are we speaking the same language?

IT Bill

Al leer y escribir en el idioma que se sienta más cómodo, somos más propensos a expresar nuestras ideas con mayor claridad y profundidad (en lugar de distraerse con la forma en que podría traducir mis palabras para ti). E-Learning / Distance Learning Educational Techology - EdTech emerging technologies Innovation learning technologies mobile paradigm Rich Media smartphone

The Importance of SSO in Education

Hansen's Link to Tech

Single sign-on (SSO) is a session or user authentication process that permits a user to enter one name and password in order to access multiple applications. Using SSO the user doesn''t have to create numerous accounts and/or remember vast usernames and passwords.

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.