Sat.Apr 26, 2014 - Fri.May 02, 2014

Childhood is Expendable to Some Education Reformers

A Principal's Reflections

The following piece is cross-posted at the Huffington Post. When I reflect on my childhood nothing but fond memories come to mind. Growing up in a rural part of western New Jersey sure had its benefits in the 1980''s.

Free Classroom Brain Break Videos!


Classroom Brain Breaks from GoNoodle - click here to give it a try - I am SO excited to share my FAVORITE new site with you. GoNoodle ! My kids L.O.V.E I first found out about it from a friends who shared it on his blog. He raved about how much his fifth grade students were enjoying it.

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What is Peer Instruction…in 2 mins

Turn to Your Neighbor

In this post, I give a 2ish minute video primer on Peer Instruction and how to implement it with fidelity. The video has about 50 seconds of preamble and closing for 2.56 minutes total. This basic introduction includes a handful of quick tips for avoiding common pitfalls.

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Are You Leading with Fear? #BYOD

The Mobile Native

As the temperature begins to rise, I reminisce back to a warm summer day while sitting on a bench next to the pool watching my five-year-old son climbing the never-ending ladder of the high dive. As he reached the summit, he casually walked to the edge of the board with a smile on his face.

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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.

Mange Classroom Workflow with Showbie

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Are you looking for an easy and efficient way to manage the workflow in your 1:1 iPad classroom? Showbie is an iPad app that offers a solution to help teachers distribute, collect and evaluate digital assignments created on an iPad. Showbie is simple and efficient right out of the box.

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How Do I Learn to Make Awesome Videos?

My Paperless Classroom

If you want to learn how to make really cool video content for your classroom, or your community group, or for any other reason, I have a perfect method: take the equipment you have on hand, learn how to do every thing it can.

Finding Content for Reteaching, Blending, and Flipping


Online content means you can learn anywhere, with anyone!

30+ QR Code Resources

The Mobile Native

A Dummies Guide to QR Codes 2. QR Code Implementation Guide 3. Using QR Codes in the Classroom 4. QR Code Scavenger Hunt- Part Deux 5. QR Code Quest 6. Transliteracy- QR Codes and Art 7. QR Codes Help Paint a Deeper Picture Behind Art 8. Interactive Physical Education QR Skill Posters 9. QR Codes-Lesson and Resources 10. QR Codes in Higher Education 11. QR Treasure Hunt Generator 12. 40 Interesting Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom 13. QR Code Lessons and Activities 14.

Free Printables for the End of the Year: My Champ-Tastic Year and Summer Bucket List!


Thanks to GoNoodle for the Fantastic Freebies! Does your class GoNoodle ? My kiddos L.O.V.E. getting our wiggles out, recharging our focus, and sharpening our brains for learning through the incredible brain breaks GoNoodle offers. If you haven''t signed up yet. it''s FREE.

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.

Programming with Sphero's MacroLab

My Paperless Classroom

My fourth grade programming students are getting started with programming the Sphero 2.0. The first impression of the ball is very toy like and I let the kids "play" with the robot in remote control mode. The second time the students were working with the Sphero I introduced them to the macrolab app.

Connecting Teaching, Learning, & Leadership


Notes from an Webinar 4/28/14 Dr. Joe Mazza Director of Connected Teaching, Learning & Leadership North Penn School District Dr. Mazza just took on his position in December. He is a project manager, promoting connected teaching, learning, & leadership.

Going Google in Guided Reading

Inquire and Inspire

The ability to link various documents within Google Apps makes it ideal for a digital Guided Reading program. Bringing Guided Reading into the Google realm has made it simple for me to consolidate my plans, texts, student work, and assessment into one location.

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Beautiful NEW Classroom Design Themes from SchoolGirl Style!


New Design Theme: W o r l d T r a v e l e r and enter to WIN (scroll down)! click here to see the set on Schoolgirl Style - My dear friend, Melanie, from the sensational site, Schoolgirl Style , recently asked if I''d be interested in helping her share her new design themes. Of course, I said yes!

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.

Live Broadcasts: Creating Your Own Student Press Conferences


By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Scott Bedley Each year it becomes a fun challenge to figure out ways to engage my students and connect them with authentic audiences. There are many technology-based activities such as Mystery Skypes, virtual field trips, BYOD, we’ve used.


Stick Around: The Spectrum of Repurposing


Much of my efforts in writing and conducting trainings is geared toward helping SLPs and other educators see the potential use of apps and tools they might not have recognized initially as language-based.

Finding Images with Google Advanced Image Search

My Paperless Classroom

Finding Images with Google Advanced Image Search This detailed video guides students through the process of using Google advanced image search to find images and record the author information about the image. Digital media creation

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Big question for edtech: But how do we know what’s working?

The Hechinger Report

As more than 900 entrepreneurs and educators converge in San Francisco this week, some will talk academic standards, literacy and charter schools. Others will bypass weighty sessions at NewSchools Venture Fund summit altogether, preferring to tinker with dozens of new tools and products that promise to “transform teaching and learning.’’.

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.

Apple launches "One Best Thing": A Collection of Multi-Touch Books by ADEs

Kairos EdTech

It seems like Apple always has a nice surprise for the educational community every so often.

Response to the Claim that K has Become the New 1st Grade

Saving Socrates

This post is a response to a rather poorly drafted article in the Washington Post lamenting that Kindergarten has become the new 1st grade. Before reading this post, I strongly suggest you skim the article to better understand my response. link] First off, I will be blunt, I hate this article and literally most everything it stands for.

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Downloading and Renaming a Publisher Template

My Paperless Classroom

Downloading and Renaming a Publisher Template This is a quick video walking my 4th grade students through downloading a publisher template from the blog (via Evernote). Digital media creation

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Ideas for enjoying tech-free meals

The Innovative Educator

The research is clear.

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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.

Scrapple: Easy-to-Use, Low-Cost Mind-Mapping Tool for Writers

The 21st Century Principal

Scrapple is an easy-to-use software tool that allows users to get ideas down quickly, then generate connections between those ideas quickly.

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2 YouTube Extensions EVERY Teacher Should Use.

Inquire and Inspire

If I had a dime for ever time I played a youtube video in class and there was an inappropriate comment written by another viewer below the video or that there was a ridiculous youtube video mention on the side of my video playing, either of which my students probably saw and gasped over.

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Student-driven Public Advocacy Improves RI School Transportation Equity


Learning401shoutout to our allies at the Providence Student Union- who share ourcommitment to giving voice to the public that is public school, in particular those persons who have the biggest stake in Rhode Island''s future: our youth. More than making more Providence students eligible for free public transportation, PSU is empowering young voices to organize in being the change they want to see, and in ways that address serious challenges in absenteeism and student engagement.

We Are All Students of Learning

The Reflective Practitioner

This morning on my way from the car to the office, one of my mentors revealed that she made an amazing discovery last week. She needed to provide teachers with examples of what they needed to do for the end product of the course she was teaching. But this discovery was not new to her or to me.

EdTech at School

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