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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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT from ClassDojo: App Messaging

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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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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.

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.


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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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.

#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!

Reflections on CUE14 annual conference – part 1

Kairos EdTech

As I’m sitting in an airplane on my way back home, I can’t help thinking about the wonderful couple of days I spent at the CUE annual conference.

EdTech at School

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


Technology Tidbits

Chromville is a fantastic mobile app (Android/iOS) for using Augmented Reality to complete a fantasy adventure. The way this works is by downloading the free app and then printing out the pages to color.

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.

#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.

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.

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.


Technology Tidbits

GoClass is a excellent mobile learning solution that is redefining classrooms worldwide. This fantastic simple to use combo web tool/mobile app (Android/iOS) allows educators to create and manage student accounts, while sending them engaging lessons to complete on their mobile device.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Libraries Change Lives - Global Citizens - Great Keynote Recordings - NMC Weekly Top Ten Stories

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update March 25th Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. John F. Kennedy The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners.

True Self - lessons on self-esteem from two 7-year old girls


Last week I presented a keynote at the Women’s Leadership Conference hosted by the Vermont Women in Higher Education in Killington. I met some amazing women with marvel superpowers, to include Stasia Savasuk, founder of Thrift Me Pretty. Stasia is a personal stylist who helps women dress their authentic selves in a radical self-love, guilt-free, money-doesn''t-define-my-value way.