Sat.Mar 22, 2014 - Fri.Mar 28, 2014

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Access TONS of Content & Remix It to Fit Your Class! - add your voice throughout the video & insert questions to check for understanding - Education is about building a relationship with your students.

Sweet! You can now edit images right in Google Slides and Drawings

Educational Technology Guy

Google just announced image editing inside of Google Slides and Drawings. I''m ecstatic about this as I use lots of images in my presentations and its so much easier to just edit them in the presentation than in a separate app. You can crop, add borders, and even add masks.

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Making to Learn in Physics

A Principal's Reflections

Fleming recently hosted Mr. Fowler’s Conceptual Physics classes for some hands-on experiences with electronics in the Makerspace at New Milford HS. Prior to their experience in this space, students had worked with the pHET DC Circuit Simulator.

Things That Have Me Thinking-March 28

The Web20Classroom

This is my series where I explore a few things that I have seen or heard about that is pushing my thinking, getting me to see something a different way or just something I want to share. This week we look at the 3 things that have me excited this week. It’s Complicated -For adults, what teenagers do online has been somewhat of a mystery. We assume they spend their days writing about relationships or drama or other stuff. Researcher Danah Boyd set out to confirm the myths or deny them altogether.

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.

TONS of #RightDevice Tech Resources from @IntelEDU 's New Learning Community to Support Teachers!


I was recently contacted by Intel, a technology company that hopes to assist educators all over the world with their newest technological advancements and devices.

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A Glimpse Into What's Possible

A Principal's Reflections

The following post was written by Bill Brennan and originally appeared on Peter DeWitt''s Finding Common Ground blog found at Education Week. The post was titled Schools.the New Digital Age Learning Organization? In my case and that of New Milford HS anything now seems possible thanks to the unequivocal support from Central Office, a staff that has embraced meaningful change, and a student body yearning for a better way to learn. We are truly on an exciting journey in Farmingdale Schools.

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Blog On, Educators!

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

It''s Spring Break for me and it''s time to reflect on my own blog, started 5 years ago while I enjoyed a similar break from school. The blog was originally created for a targeted pilot group of 13 teachers I was working with to explore ways they could use a laptop and Web 2.0

Breaking News: Today - @ClassDojo Launches a NEW Messaging Feature! #ChatWithDojo


Introducing ClassDojo Messaging Simple, positive communication with parents :) A guest blog post by Sam Chaudhary, CEO and co-founder of ClassDojo Just over a week ago, we announced that teachers have awarded over 1 billion pieces of feedback on the ClassDojo platform.

Is boredom the real epidemic in our schools?

The Innovative Educator

Me and my mother I was at a large conference in the fall when the presenter asked the audience of more than 1000 educators to say the first word that comes to mind when thinking of high school. As if rehearsed for church choir, the audience responded. Their answer? BORED! I was thinking, wow!

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.

GUEST POST: Team Tournaments HS Gamification Using Class Dojo

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

This is a guest post from Mrs. Marynn Dause , an English teacher at King George High School in King George, Virginia, who is using Class Dojo to gamify her class. I''m fascinated with gamification and using Edmodo to gamify my Odyssey unit , but Mrs. Dause''s approach has got me thinking.

Content Curation Through the SAMR Lens

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

With an abundance of information to sift through, content curation is an important survival skill for teachers and students today. Content curation is a method of collecting and managing web content for sharing and reuse.

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Peer Instruction 3.0 – When students do the teaching…with video

Turn to Your Neighbor

Inaugural Neighborhood Innovators: Bretzmann, Cernaro, Lovdahl, Morris, Thomasson (Left to Right). WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD . The Neighborhood is a special Turn To Your Neighbor series where we invite innovative educators from around the globe to discuss a variety of education topics. . In this inaugural post of The Neighborhood, five classroom teachers from across grade levels discuss what happens when students teach each other using video.

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7 Delightfully Surprising Things That Happened at the Second Google for Education Hawaii Summit (updated 5/21/14)

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Google selfie with +Molly Schroeder and +Wendy Gorton (IC) Yes, +EdTechTeam ''s Second Google for Education Hawaii Summit was FUN! Seven delightfully surprising things happened: 1. I learned about how education can and should be ''uncomfortably exciting''.

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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.

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT from ClassDojo: App Messaging

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

ClassDojo iOS and Android apps now include ClassDojo Messaging — a new feature enabling teachers and parents to easily and meaningfully communicate about student progress. Users of Class Dojo and BYOD advocates will appreciate the ease with which they can keep parents connected to the classroom.

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7 Tips for Rookie Bloggers!

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Yesterday I was thrilled to hear from a friend and valued member of my PLN, Bobbi Capwell. She published an insightful guest post to share struggles, experiences and advice about becoming a blogger. Her post is sure to inspire educators to blog!

Flipping the teacher

Learning with 'e's

If I''d suggested flipping the teacher while I was still at school, I would have been in serious trouble. Given my reputation though, it wouldn''t have been out of the ordinary.

Principal Walk-Throughs a Waste of Time? Maybe So

The 21st Century Principal

Today, I stumbled an interesting article from Education Week I feel I must share and comment upon. The article, "Principals Pressed for Time to Lead Instructional Change" by Leslie Maxwell, adds an interesting wrinkle to the focus on principals getting into classrooms and conducting walkthrough observations. Apparently, if you''re doing it to raise test scores, you might be wasting your time.

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.

#CUE14 People Pictures

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I need a smartphone with a better front camera, and I need to perfect my selfie-taking skills, because I am HORRIBLE!

Why Enrichment Matters for Everyone Starting Early On!

Saving Socrates

While I have said before that I did my graduate work in education at TC, I should probably preface this post by saying that it was in Gifted Education. I actually did both student teaching positions at Gifted Magnet schools in NYC (Hunter & Bronx High School of Science). I''ve been fascinated by how to teach the truly gifted for a long time. I grew up in Princeton surrounded by friends and fellow students who came from exceptional families of students.

Distributed digital identity

Learning with 'e's

Ever since I read George Dvorsky''s 20 crucial terms every 21st Century Futurist should know I have been thinking about one particular term he featured. His mention of the Substrate-Autonomous Person got me thinking about what possible applications should could have for education in the future.

Learning From the “20”

Slate and Tablets

As if I could possibly be reminded more why I love my job, I had the opportunity to get to know 17 of the country’s most esteemed educators last week at the CoSN Conference in D.C. From digital snow days to maker spaces, there is a lot to learn from these people.

EdTech at School

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

#CUE14 Pictures using Loupe Collage

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I wanted a creative way to compile and share my pictures from my recent trip with Curriculet to CUE 2014 conference in Palm Springs, California. Searching through the Chrome Web Store, I found Loupe Collage. Similar to creating a customized word cloud in Tagxedo , Loupe Collage allows users to pull in pictures from Facebook, Google +, Drive, Dropbox, Twitter, the web, Instagram, and files ( ok, everywhere ) to create a collage where the shape and background can be customized.

The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second annual School Leadership Summit is this week, and we hope you will consider joining us for some or many of the 60+ free online presentations and keynote addresses.


Technology Tidbits

Scrawlar is a new web tool that I just found out about from Larry Ferlazzo''s excellent blog. This is an excellent site that acts as a virtual whiteboard/word processors for schools.

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10 ways the research behind banning #mlearning for children is flawed

The Innovative Educator

You may have come across Cris Rowan's popular HuffPost piece explaining 10 reasons handheld devices should be banned for children under 12. You may also have read the rebuttal from a librarian mom who explains why she will continue to give her children handheld devices. While the pro-device author explains the benefits of handhelds, what she doesn't uncover is that the research cited by the original author doesn't support her claims.

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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.