Sat.Oct 13, 2012 - Fri.Oct 19, 2012

MyPhysicsLab - Free Physics Simulations

Educational Technology Guy

MyPhysicsLab is a free site that contains, you guessed it, physics lab simulations. They are simple and created in Java, but illustrate the physics concept quite well. They are organized into topics: springs, pendulums, combinations, collisions, roller coasters, molecules.

Magnetic Elasped Time Set Give-Away from @LearningHandsOn


14 Piece Magnetic Elapsed Time Set by Learning Resources We study time a lot in second grade. When Learning Resources asked me to select products to review and give-away, I knew I wanted to find a product that focused on telling time via an analogue clock.

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Getting Professional Development Right

A Principal's Reflections

We have all had our own unique horror stories when it comes to professional development.

Common Core Connections: Using Multimedia to Present Knowledge & Ideas

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Technology can be a powerful tool to help us meet the Common Core Standards and move our students forward to prepare them for success in school and beyond. In general, t he Common Core calls for the seamless integration of technology into the curriculum.

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.

SciencePrimer - free site with science resources and activities

Educational Technology Guy

SciencePrimer is a free web site that has some great science resources. The site has illustrations (animations with explanations) of concepts, practice questions and problems with hints and solutions, calculators and conversion tools, and a science glossary. The illustrations are really good.

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NMHS Social Studies Teacher Brings Technology to Capitol Hill

A Principal's Reflections

Two of my Social Studies teachers were recently invited to Washington DC on October 4, 2012, to deliver a model lesson that illustrated the effective use of technology. The following is a guest post by Rebecca Millan who attended with her colleague Nicolette Perna.

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12 Tips for Creating Classroom Videos

The Playground Advocate

I''m working with a class of 6th grade students on shooting campaign commercials. For many, this will be their first attempt at making videos, so I''ve been cobbling together some advice as they go about the work.

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Tackk - creatively share content online

Educational Technology Guy

Tackk is a free web service that allows you to instantly and easily create and share content online. No login, no fees. Just go to the Tackk page and start typing. When you are finished, you can share it via the web or social networks.

School iPad Implementations: What Would You Do Differently?


My school district is taking a step into the world of using iPads in the classroom with a small, targeted implementation of a pod of iPads on several campuses. and "Oh my gosh, how do we do this in the best way possible?!"

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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.

327 Common Core Aligned Playlists from MentorMob & LearnZillion

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

MentorMob and LearnZillion have teamed up to create a comprehensive collection of Common Core aligned learning playlists perfect for providing students with easy access to guided learning experiences. Currently there are 327 Common Core aligned playlists ready and available for free on the MentorMob site.

Easy as Fish in a Barrel: Structured Socratic Discussions

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Having all students involved in a focused class discussion instead of being prompted and lead by the teacher, requires all students to be invested in the process.

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STEM Flix - STEM videos for middle school classes

Educational Technology Guy

STEM Flix is a STEM Video series for middle school classes created by the Northrop Grumman Foundation and Science Bob. The videos include demonstrations that engage the students and then explore STEM career fields and topics and how they are applied in everyday life.

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Wednesday Live - Kirsten Olson on "Wounded by School"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Wednesay, October 17th, for a one-hour live and interactive interview with Kirsten Olson, author of Wounded By School : Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up To Old School Culture. Kirsten is a leading writer in the U.S.

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.

Six Practices of Schools and School Districts Marching to Obsolescence

The 21st Century Principal

In 2012, the powerful inertia to keep schools and school districts the same continues to dampen and neutralize any efforts to innovate and change how schools operate. We are still on a march to obsolescence. A recent example of this inertia in North Carolina, was when school districts tried to innovate with changing their school calendars. School districts shifted their calendars to better align their semester schedules with student needs.

Working the system

Learning with 'e's

One of the questions I discussed today with some of my third year teaching students was: what is the use of school exams? We discussed why we should put kids through the stress and anxiety of testing, when tests do little to help kids to learn meaningful things.

Free Resources for Earth Science Week, Oct 14-20

Educational Technology Guy

Next week, October 14-20th, is Earth Science Week. It is a way to promote awareness of important Earth Science topics and the importance of Earth Science in education. The theme for this year is "Discovering Careers in the Earth Sciences."

Vicki Davis Edscape 2012 Keynote


I''m so glad @NMHS_Principal Eric Sheninger arranged to have @CoolCatTeacher Vicki Davis''s Edscape 2012 keynote broadcast live via Ustream yesterday! I really enjoyed hearing Vicki as she encouraged all of us to invest in our own positive attitudes and outlooks so that we may impact the lives of our students and do what is right for them in spite of circumstances which may exist in our school systems.

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.

Appy-Picking Month: Introducing ATEval2Go!


I am very excited about a recent release, an app I helped develop for Smarty Ears Apps - ATEval2Go !

Moving the goalposts

Learning with 'e's

Listening to the Welsh Minister for Education and Skills speak yesterday at the iNet Conference in Cardiff made me question once more the reasons for school exams.

How To Smile - collection of math and science resources

Educational Technology Guy

How To Smile is a collection of math and science resources for teachers and students. There are activities that help teachers connect science and math to pretty much anything, including things in the students'' homes.

Digital Citizenship & Data Collection

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

With all this use of technology and the notion that prospective employers and college admissions officers are researching applicants, students should learn how to be responsible digital citizens and consider the effects of their digital footprints.

EdTech at School

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

Appy-Picking Month: Bump!


Bump (free) was originally popular when iPhones were pretty new.

Top 25 of the Best Educational Pinterest Boards


If you have not had the opportunity to check out msedtechie''s pinterest board, please do! Check it out here I post daily, so check back often. Well why don''t you just go ahead and follow me.

Clouds Over Cuba - intense interactive history lesson about Cuban Missile Crisis

Educational Technology Guy

Clouds Over Cuba is a new interactive history lesson about the Cuban Missile Crisis. It is a multimedia documentary on the Cuban Missile crisis and was just released, 50 years to the day that JFK learned that the Soviets were building missile sites in Cuba.

Review of Ustream: Ads Destroy Videostreaming Experience

The 21st Century Principal

Ustream demonstrated clearly this weekend why its free model is practically useless for livestreaming conferences or other events. I''ve used Ustream before, and the experience was usually solid. There were no glitches. The video quality was the best, and there were no obtrusive ads. This past weekend, however, I had one of the worst experiences ever with streaming video. I participated in the live Twitter event that occurs each week called #satchat.

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.

Appy-Picking Month: Tizzy Seasons


Any app that targets understanding of time appeals to me as a clinician, because so many kids struggle with this area. Tizzy Seasons HD Lite provides you with 4 mini activities, one for each season.


Tech Tools Sunday!


The Democracy Project - An interactive website Today''s Sunday surfing brought me to PBS kids. With the elections coming up, I thought this was a great initiative by PBS to inform kids about voting.

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TechForum NY is tomorrow - can't make it? Join in the LiveStream!

Educational Technology Guy

TechForum NY, a great educational technology conference , is tomorrow. I am presenting two sessions and looking forward to seeing a lot of people from my PLN. For those of you not going, you can join in on the LiveStream of some of the sessions tomorrow. Check out the information below on how to join us live. Tech Forum is Doing It Live! Tune in this Friday, October 19 to Tech Forum Live Online , Tech & Learning ''s live broadcast stream direct from Tech Forum New York.

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