Sat.Oct 27, 2012 - Fri.Nov 02, 2012

What Matters to Students

A Principal's Reflections

It is always great to hear back from alumni once they have left our buildings. The feedback we sometimes receive provides us with a sense of whether or not we are doing a good job preparing them for success at the next stage in their lives.

2012 Presidential Election Knowledge Cards: Complete Student Candidate Guide via @Citelighter


2012 Presidential Election Knowledge Cards by Citelighter I wanted to share with you a Presidential Debate Ontology that about a dozen Knowledge Experts (college students from top 25 universities, and top 5% of their class) created.

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Livescribe Sky WiFi Smartpen - save notes and audio via WiFi to Evernote

Educational Technology Guy

I love my Livescribe SmartPen. I use it all the time to take notes at meetings and keep myself organized. I love how it also records audio and keeps it in sync with your handwritten notes.

Things That Have Me Thinking-Oct 30

The Web20Classroom

A while back a friend of mine, Patrick Larkin , was a high school principal. (He He has since moved up in the world to Asst. Superintendent ) He was regularly blogging for his staff and at the end of his weekly posts of updates, things to remember and such he had a list of things that had him thinking. It might have been a video, blog post, article, something, that had piqued his interest and he wanted to share. It was such a great idea, I decided to steal borrow the idea.

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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.

NJED Disaster Relief: Educators Helping other Educators

A Principal's Reflections

Original post can be found at Teachercast. Dear Friends, The last few days have seen some of the most heartbreaking photos and videos coming out of the state of New Jersey. Even days after the tragedy of Hurricane Sandy, over 1 million New Jersey residents are still without running water or power. Today, we are announcing, along with other great educators across the state the #NJED Hurricane Sandy Supply Relief program.

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"SuperStorm Sandy" - we have our power back

Educational Technology Guy

Superstorm Sandy has devastated NYC and Long Island, NJ and the CT shorelines. I live a few miles from the shore and was lucky to only lose power for 24 hours. No damage to our cars or condo.

Remote Desktop Just a Tab Away

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

When at home I use the Remote Desktop Connection to access the remote servers at school for all the curricular content I''ve created over the years.

Free digital citizenship materials for innovative educators

The Innovative Educator

Students interact with music, video, apps, social media and other digital content each day, but do they understand the rules that govern this content?

Research Tool Added to Google Presentation

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Good news for Google Docs users! The powerful integrated research tool made available in the Google Document last spring has made it''s way to the Google Presentation at last. The tool couldn''t be easier to use.

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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.

Tech Tools Sunday!!! iPad Mania!!!!!


iPad MANIA! These past few weeks I have spent a great deal of my time with iPads. I got a chance to visit each classroom to complete an iPad orientation with students. The orientation introduces the students to basic tips and tricks when using the iPad.

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LBI & Hurricane Sandy- Links & Resources

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

No words can convey the sense of loss and devastation. This is the irony of being an English teacher: I cannot articulate my feelings over this disaster. The island has shaped who I am today and who my children will be.

Group work doesn't have to suck

The Innovative Educator

Guest post from diana laufenberg | Cross posted at Living the Dream Editor's note: Group work can suck because teachers sometimes do a poor job of giving credit where credit is due. Innovative educator Diana Laufenberg has some thoughts on how to make group work better. I will be working with a group of roughly 65 professors at West Chester University. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to talk to the about PBL and the pedagogical foundations that support such learning.

Digital Tools for Differentiating Vocabulary: K12Online

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

If you''re looking for innovative ways to use free and user friendly digital tools to help students acquire vocabulary, please check out my session, Digital Tools for Differentiating Vocabulary Instruction at the K12OnlineConference.

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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.

Using Cell Phones and Other Devices In and Out of the Classroom

The Mobile Native

edWeb Community: webinar location: Presenters : Scott Newcomb, 5 th Grade Teacher, and Kyle Menchhofer, Technology Coordinator, at St. Marys Intermediate School in Ohio Time : Th ursday, November 8, 2012- 4pm / Eastern Time Session Description : St. Marys City Schools is the longest running mobile learning program in the country.

Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

Learning with 'e's

Informal and self regulated learning are defining characteristics of 21 st Century education. Various commentators suggest that as much as seventy percent of learning occurs outside of formal educational settings (Cofer, 2000; Dobbs, 2000; Cross, 2006).

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Mobile devices can help us take the necessary steps to keep kids healthy

The Innovative Educator

Here a step, there a step, everywhere a step step. You may have noticed that today, steps matter. So, how many steps have you taken today: If you haven''t caught on, the latest data tells us adults need at least 10,000 steps a day to remain healthy and steps they are a taking.

When Policies, Procedures, and Rules Matter More Than Our Students

The 21st Century Principal

One of the biggest hurdles in public education isn''t lack of resources, ineffective teachers, or even bad leadership. These things are often present and bad enough, but one of the most destructive force in public education is something more overt, something that is right in front of us as school leaders. That force is made up of our policies, procedures, rules, regulations and legislation.

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.

It is Bigger Than Bullying

My Paperless Classroom

I am the dean of advising at a small Jewish high school in Palo Alto California. When I say small, we have 155 students.

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with 'e's

Is learning in the 21 st Century significantly different to learning in previous years?

Thursday - Yale Wishnick on a Strength-Based Revolution in Education

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, November 1st, for a one-hour live and interactive interview with Yale Wishnick, author of From a Culture of Dependency to a Culture of Success: Focusing on What''s Right About America and the American People.

Appy-Picking Month: Pepi Bath Lite


Pepi Bath Lite (free) is a fun little app that can be used for sequencing skills. You can choose a boy or girl character and bring them through the steps of doing their laundry or getting ready at the sink in the morning.

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!

Blogging with my Students

My Paperless Classroom

Yesterday another administrator and I ran a staff meeting using a unconference design. This was a great process, and one I have to write about more.

Theories for the digital age: Postmodern perspectives

Learning with 'e's

Postmodernist views of society can be appropriated as lenses to analyse the personalised use of digital technology.

Considering iPads for your high school Geometry classroom?

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

[link] Considering iPads for your high school Geometry classroom? Here are some options: Got only one iPad for the classroom? Try Geometry Sketchpad Explorer for iPad - The Geometer''s Sketchpad Resource Center Want to use iPads with smart board technology? Check out what one California district did.


Appy-Picking Month: Speech4Good


The folks at Balbus Speech in my hometown of Boston have designed an innovative app to visualize speech. Because I have few opportunities to work with fluency clients, Jessica Chase from the wonderful Consonantly Speaking offered to cross-post here as part of Appy-Picking Month.

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.