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

Getting Professional Development Right

A Principal's Reflections

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

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.

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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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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.

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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Which Presidential Candidate do you side with in this election? Take this quiz to find out.


Take a quick survey to see who you side with on important issues I recently found about about this survey tool from one of my favorite blogs, FreeTech4Teachers , by Richard Byrne. You can click here to see his full post. I Side With is an easy tool that asks a series of questions based on social, environmental, economic, domestic policy, healthcare, foreign policy, immigration, and science issues. Each category contains about four questions.

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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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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.

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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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.

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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Blogging has been around 20 years and CUE is just launching a blog?


By Mike Lawrence – CUE Executive Director When CUE launched our new blog last month, the question arose, “Blogging has been around close to 20 years and CUE is just now launching a blog?” The answer is…“yes!”.

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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.

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.

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.

Appy-Picking Month: Introducing ATEval2Go!


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

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

An Open Letter to my Past Teachers

My Paperless Classroom



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.

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.

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.

A Parent's Guide to Responding to College Essays

My Paperless Classroom



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.

EdTech at School

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