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Teacher Lesson Planner + Personal Organizer + Data and Assessment Binder = Teacher Anchor (All in One Awesomeness!)


Stay Organized All Year Long - click here to see samples from the T e a c h e r A n c h o r - * scroll all the way down for a give-away * I''ve been following Chandra Jayne on Instagram for a while, so I was quite familiar with her teaching products.

Why Curation Matters

The Web20Classroom

I spend a great deal of time looking up stuff. Whether that stuff is blog posts to get a pulse on what is happening in the edusphere or researching new tools to share with teachers, I come across a wide variety of resources that I need to save, catalog and be able to come back to later.

3D Virtual Learning a New Reality

A Principal's Reflections

It has been yet another exciting year at New Milford High School. We have continued to sustain numerous innovative initiatives while looking for other opportunities to improve the learning experience for the school community. This year alone Laura Fleming , our stellar media specialist, has successfully created a Makerspace for our students as well as a digital badge platform to acknowledge the informal learning of teachers.

Why all screen time isn’t created equally

The Hechinger Report

It’s a tempting thought: Put a toddler in front of a computer or video with the right program and they’ll quickly acquire skills like reading, writing and early math.

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.

Interactive Exercises from @SnapLearning to Practice Close Reading


Product Review : Close Reading from Snap! Learning - click here to visit their site - What is it? The SNAP Close Reading Portfolio was developed to assist teachers from grades 2-8 in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

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Leading Change – 3 Images

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

I enjoy using images to share ideas. In my last post, I shared the ‘Embracing Change’ image, also shared below. As I said in the post: “…we’ need to recognize that: * Change isn’t usually easy. Change only happens when we create a need.

Eric Mazur wins first ever Minerva Prize for Advancements in Higher Education

Turn to Your Neighbor

The Minerva Project announced Eric Mazur, developer of Peer Instruction , as the first winner of the Minerva Prize for Advancements in Higher Education. Minerva reports that the prize “recognizes one faculty member from any institution worldwide who has made a significant impact on student learning experiences through extraordinary innovation in higher education.”

Learn to teach web literacy with free classes from Mozilla Firefox

The Innovative Educator

Mozilla, the non-profit that created Firefox, has created tools and resources to educate and empower people to understand the architecture, culture and citizenship of the web.

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PixiClip for Teaching and Learning

Kathy Schrock

I had a PixiClip account for a while but had not yet put it through its paces. Last week, I was asked to pen a sponsored post and provide ways it might be used to support teaching and learning. PixiClip describes itself as an "interactive whiteboard" but it is so much more!

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.

New Evernote Feature: Turn Your Notes into a Presentation

The 21st Century Principal

Evernote just added an interesting feature to its Windows Desktop App: It’s called Presentation Mode. In my experience, there are times when PowerPoint or Keynote is just too formal or I just don''t have the time to create a presentation.

Programming in Hopscotch 2.0, an example of video augmented instruction

My Paperless Classroom

When I talk to people about "flipped" learning in primary grades I usually talk about video augmented instruction. I do not expect or require my students to do homework.

Leadership for the Digital Age with Alan November - Day 3


Tuesday, May 20th, was the third and final day of TASA''s Leadership for the Digital Age with Alan November. This academy has truly been a privilege to be part of and a growth experience for me. November made me think deeply about what I already know and consider it from multiple angles. And the other districts which participated shared amazing ideas. I am full of things I want to do and try to further improve educational practice among the already wonderful educators I know.

Visme: Online creation tool

Kathy Schrock

I have been working with , an online free suite of tools to help you "visualize your ideas". Once you create an account, you have the option to create a presentation, a banner ad, an infographic, start with a blank canvas, and (soon) create a product demo.

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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.

Making memories

Learning with 'e's

This is the first in a series of posts on important theories of learning and memory. Over the next few weeks I plan to work through the alphabet of psychologists to explain over 30 major theories that relate to teaching and learning.

Creative Apps for the Common Core and 4 Cs: Part 2


By CUE Member Jo-Ann Fox @AppEducationFox As a teacher using apps in the classroom, you need to ask yourself, what do you want your students to gain from their experience with their mobile device? Do you want your students to primarily be using their device to consume content?

The Innovative Educator Hosts Tonight’s #TeacherEdChat (May 19)

The Innovative Educator

If you are interested in discussing how to prepare preservice teachers for the realities of today's digital classroom, then I hope you’ll join me at 9 p.m. EST tonight for #TeacherEdChat. The topic is "Social Media in Teacher Education Programs."

Merit Pay in Education: An Exercise in Both Manipulation and Futility

The 21st Century Principal

"In the workplace, there is no getting around the fact that "the basic purpose of merit pay is manipulative." Alfie Kohn, Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A''s, Praise, and Other Bribes Merit pay is one of those ideas in education that just won''t die. When budgets get tight, policymakers and politicians both look at the money being spent on educator salaries and the idea of paying educators based on performance starts looking attractive. "If

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.

Watch and learn

Learning with 'e's

This is the third in my blog series on major learning theories. My plan is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of their theories, and how each can be applied in education. Yesterday we examined the work of Chris Argyris on double loop learning.

What's YOUR Twitter Formula?

The Daring Librarian

Twitter: Professional or Personal? When I speak to groups, I often talk about how I use Twitter as my main source of rich professional development and as a transformational PLN builder (Personal Learning Network). I don''t use Facebook personally or professionally at all.

PLN: Power of Play Edition

My Paperless Classroom

So I was editing a video and listening to Pandora. I heard the song "Thrift Shop" was taken by many of the lines like "Ima take your grandpa''s style, no for real, can you ask him if I can have has hand me down." I have alot of grandpa style in my own closet, perhaps less ironicly than before.

Google Docs Add-on: TWITTER CURATOR

Inquire and Inspire

Earlier this month I wrote a post on the value of integrating Twitter into classroom instruction and how Twitter can serve as the walls and halls of the 21 st Century. Part of building capacity and expertise with Twitter amongst students is helping them develop an understanding of effective tweets.

EdTech at School

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

Reaching further

Learning with 'e's

This is number 4 in my blog series on major learning theories. My plan is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of their theories, and how each can be applied in education. Yesterday we examined the work of Albert Bandura on social learning theory.

Authentic Leaders Are Open-Minded

The 21st Century Principal

"Keep in mind that viewpoints are only viewpoints and that on an absolute level the whole world, including ourselves, is not what it appears to be." Ayya Kema, Be an Island: The Buddhist Practice of Inner Peace Sometimes one of the hardest things for me to accept as a school leader is recognizing that no matter what I think, no matter what my opinion is on an issue, that viewpoint is simply "my viewpoint." It isn''t the law. It isn''t "research-based." It isn''t the gospel.

Going Through the Motions of Active Learning and Engagement

Whether it's framed as active learning, student engagement, time-on-task, or <insert educational jargon here>, we know that people don't learn well by simply listening to others talk. Learning requires repeated practice and adjustments made via feedback. A recent metastudy in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) is making the rounds but it's just the latest in a long line of studies reinforcing these facts.

Teach young students to Code.easily.

Inquire and Inspire

This year has definitely been an exciting year, collaborating with +Trevor Krikst on so many projects, presenting regionally on Google Apps for Education and putting our heads together to come up with some cool things to do inside the classroom.

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.