Sat.May 31, 2014 - Fri.Jun 06, 2014

Why Formative Assessments Matter

The Web20Classroom

Back in my first year, I was teaching a unit on the parts of the Periodic Table. The students needed to know where they could identify elements that were typically metals, non-metals, gases and be able to identify elements based on their Atomic number among other tasks.

Adobe Releases New Storytelling App for iPad

Educational Technology Guy

Adobe recently released a new Storytelling App for iPad. Adobe Voice, a new animated video app for iPad, that gives anyone the ability to create and share engaging video stories.

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Getting Creative With Buncee

A Principal's Reflections

The following is a guest post by Marie Arturi, the CEO/Founder Buncee and a creative communication evangelist. Her nephew is one of my teachers at New Milford HS. Consider for a moment how we, as adults, consume content today. We’re constantly immersed in media.

Education Research Meta Analysis from Hattie and Yates


The Hapara team is reading Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn by John Hattie and Gregory Yates. The book is an easy to read distillation of Hattie’s work synthesizing the results from education research around the world. Edtech Blended Learning Hattie Edtech Update

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.

3 Reasons to Take the ThingLink Teacher Challenge This Summer

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The ThingLink Teacher Challenge is a free, self-paced, online summer professional development opportunity designed to help teachers transform classroom teaching and e-learning with ThingLink, an easy-to-use interactive image and video platform.

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Teacher Voice at #EdcampUSA

Philly Teacher

Today was an exciting day for the Edcamp Foundation and for edcampers all over the US. At around 7:00 am, a small group of educators walked across C Street and entered the Department of Education for a day of sharing and learning at Edcamp US DOE.

Stop saying "balance is key" when discussing technology

The Innovative Educator

@InnovativeEdu Balance is key. Herman Miller EDU (@HermanMillerEDU) May 28, 2014 The above tweet was sent to me in response to my post explaining why innovative educators should look down on upon a new video called, "Look Up." " But I disagreed with this balance-seeking Tweeter.

Embrace Change This Summer with Professional Development

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Summer is the time of year when teachers can enjoy a break from the the highly scheduled daily routines of the school year.

Many pathways

Learning with 'e's

This is number 12 in my series of short posts on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education.

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.

ReadKit: An Inexpensive RSS Feed Reader for Your Mac

The 21st Century Principal

Since purchasing a MacBook Pro last weekend, I’ve been exploring RSS Feed Reader programs. Of course there’s the web-based stand-by programs such as Feedly or NewsBlur which I’ve written about before.

a.) Standardized Testing b.) Multiple Choice c.) Kahoot! d.) All of the above

Inquire and Inspire

For three consecutive years of my career I taught grade 6, which is one of three grades in which students in Ontario write the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) standardized exam.

Everything You Need To Know About WWDC 2014


You may be thinking, "I don''t even know what WWDC is," which is fine. However, the Worldwide Developer''s Conference is one of Apple''s (usually 2) opportunities each year to announce what''s coming next (in this case, this fall).

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Rescue ETAG—say no to FELTAG

Ed Tech Now

The DfE should reject the FELTAG recommendations in order to ensure that all the same mistakes are not repeated by ETAG At the same time as the Further Education Learning Technology Action Group (FELTAG) got ready to submit its recommendations to government … Continue reading → Stategy Bob Harrison DfE diana laurillard edtech education ETAG FELTAG Matt Hancock michael gove Stephen Heppell Tom Bennett

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.

Help yourself

Learning with 'e's

This is number 15 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.

Just who are the people behind today’s educational software?

The Hechinger Report

Over the next week or so, The Hechinger Report will be publishing excerpts from Richard Whitmire’s book On the Rocketship: How Top Charter Schools are Pushing the Envelope.

Formative Feedback on Tech Integration

Kairos EdTech

Feeback , by Giulia Forsythe. Extracted from Flickr Giving feedback is an art. It’s something you have to learn to do the right way. It involves working with people in a direct and personal way that will have a tremendous effect on their performance.

The Educational Value of StarWars in The Classroom

My Paperless Classroom

This week on the Techeducator podcast we talked to the brains behind and Shakespeare''s Star Wars about the value of Star wars in the classroom. Find links and shownotes on the Techeducator Site. pedagogy

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.

Katherine Stewart's book "The Good News Club" A Book Review

The 21st Century Principal

“Today, there is more religious activity in American public schools than there has been for the past 100 years.”

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Door 24

Technology Tidbits

Door 24 is a fantastic app for grades 4th-8th for learning computational fluency in Math. Students use different concepts in Math such as Order of Operations to help solve equations equaling up to 24., while fixing a robot''s circuits and solving the mystery behind Door 24.

Conflict resolution

Learning with 'e's

This is number 11 in my series of short posts on learning theories. My intention is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education.

Social Media Guidelines for Students and Teachers by Students and Teachers

The Innovative Educator

As I shared earlier this year the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) created social media guidelines for students 13+ with students, teachers, and parents. Students said they wanted to see the guidelines as infographics. Teachers and parents wanted guides. The NYC DOE gathered together students, teachers, and parents to create what they requested.

EdTech at School

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

NC Legislature & Governor Incapable of Listening to Reason

The 21st Century Principal

I t seems the North Carolina legislature has found a new target after the North Carolina Senate targeted teachers with a budget that offers a bribe for them to give up due process rights or tenure in exchange for massive pay raises which are basically paid for by gutting other parts of the state’s education budget. What’s their new target? The Common Core State Standards.


Technology Tidbits

Slidebean is a site I mentioned a few months ago that is great for creating beautiful looking presentations. Well, they are out of beta and now open to all the public. This is a site that reminds of PPT but a lot nicer looking, cloud based, w/ the ability to embed into a site or blog.

What you see is what you get

Learning with 'e's

Here is number 13 in my series of short posts on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education.

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Weekly Free Event Calendar - Conference Keynotes Update - Edcamp USDOE - Digital Citizenship

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 3rd, 2014 Discovery is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought. Albert Szent-Gyorgi The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0"

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.

How to Train Your (New) Principal

The Daring Librarian

I hope that the blog title got your attention. It was designed to! But you may ultimately find it misleading. Please keep reading! Before any admins out there start sharpening their pitchforks for me, I gotta say that I really don''t think teachers need to train new principals.

DragonBox Elements

Technology Tidbits

DragonBox Elements is an amazing mobile (iOS/Android) app that helps teach students about Geometry through Game Based Learning. The way this works is by having players travel through a magical world by solving logic based puzzles in over 100+ levels.

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Learning with 'e's

We reach double figures with number 10 in my series of short blog posts on learning theories. My intention is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education.