Sat.Oct 20, 2012 - Fri.Oct 26, 2012

Save, Share, and Organize each Lesson and Classroom Activity with @TeamClaco


Share your Content, Find Great Resources, and Organize your Material Claco is a free site for teachers to add their favorite content and find great resources to use. Compared to Pinterest : Claco is similar to Pinterest because you can view content on the main page.

The Physics Front - teaching resources for Physics

Educational Technology Guy

The Physics Front is a free site that contains teaching resources on Physics and Physical Science. The resources are searchable and are arranged by level: K-8 Physical Science, Physics First, Conceptual Physics, Algebra Based, and AP / Calculus. Resources are then organized by topic.

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Leadership Is.Reflections On #ISTELF12

The Web20Classroom

I just got back from a wonderful few days in Indianapolis. No, it wasn''t to see a race or for the fabulous food. I went to engage with other thought-leaders from around the world (yes over 10 countries were represented) and talk, share, learn and grow.

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Doing What It Takes To Support Learning (Part 2)

A Principal's Reflections

A few weeks ago I published a post titled Doing What It Takes To Support Student Learning (Part 1). In a continuation of that piece I am posting a second student reflection on a summer learning experience that our school supported for one of our students. Mr. Sheninger, I would like to thank you for generously supporting my trip to the Foundation for Free Enterprise’s Summer Business Camp.

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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.

SMART Board Tip: Hundreds Grid


Using the Hundreds Grid for Counting Patterns Sometimes the best discoveries happen by accident! I''ve been using SMART Notebook for about five years. I always enjoy learning new tricks the software, Notebook, is able to do. Two years ago, I became a SMART Exemplary Educator, SEE.

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The War on Writing Without Red Pens: Winning?

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

"The conditions of conquest are always easy. We have but to toil awhile, endure awhile, believe always, and never turn back." - Marcus Annaeus Seneca I''ve been struggling with the logistics and assessment of student writing for my entire academic career and I''m not using hyperbole (again).

Indicators of a World-Class 21st Century Education System

The 21st Century Principal

With all the talk about having a “world-class education system” from politicians and policymakers, one would think that our schools would be undergoing major reforms designed to create exactly the kinds of schools that foster 21st century learning and education.

It's Easy Being Green (If You Have a Green Screen): a guest post by @billselak


It''s Easy Being Green (If You Have a Green Screen) by Bill Selak I film my elementary band tutorials in a concert hall in my classroom. The concert hall is located in the corner of my classroom and is built with green construction paper. It''s called a green screen, and it''s pretty easy to do use.

Google now has one click access to Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Educational Technology Guy

Google just announced this week a nice addition to Google Drive - the ability to immediately start a new document.

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.

Heroes & Big Huge Labs (I'm not talking about Brody)

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Both my 9th grade Honors students and my one section of 12th grade general-level students start the year off studying the Hero''s Journey concept and connect it to literature. The freshmen work with their summer reading books ( The Hobbit by J.R.R.

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Appy-Picking Month: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown


I am Linus, for sure. I grew up somewhat of a Peanuts fanatic and have recently mentioned the potential of leveraging the comic strip''s downbeat tone to develop narrative and positive social behaviors and self-talk.


Happy Halloween from @ed_insights


Happy Halloween from Educational Insights I''m sure some of you have noticed that Educational Insights is holding a contest on their quest to 50,000 Facebook Fans. Every 1,000 fans – they will choose one lucky winner to win a prize pack worth $500!

Woopid - free technology tutorial videos

Educational Technology Guy

Woopid is a site that has free video tutorials on a variety of tech topics. There are thousands of video tutorials for PCs, Macs, apps and software, hardware, internet, and Ubuntu. and include basic troubleshooting. The videos are searchable and the main page lists the most popular and new videos.

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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.

Capturing Classroom Videos

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Screencasting Using the FREE and super easy Screencast O Matic web tool and a $25 headset, I''ve started to create videos that will supplement my explanation of concepts studied in class.

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Theories for the digital age: Connectivism

Learning with 'e's

Learning in the industrialised world can now be contextualised within a largely technological landscape, where the use of digital media is assuming increasing importance.

Lessons from WDW 5: Setting

The Playground Advocate

This is part five in a series in which I explore the question: What elements of the Disney culture could be applied to educational design. As usual, I''m taking my inspiration for this post from a post that I read at The Disney Institute Blog titled " The Magic of Setting."

Lino - free Sticky Note and Canvas web service

Educational Technology Guy

Lino is a free sticky note and canvas web service I learned about from our school''s webmaster. He is using it on the school''s main website page as a place for teachers to post notices about clubs and other information.

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.

Appy-Picking Month: Toca Tailor!


Super-bite-size post as I am about to board a plane. Toca Boca has again outdone themselves in their incorporation of opportunities to build language and schema through play, this time with Toca Tailor ($.99 99 currently).


A Prompt for Talking about Isolation

My Paperless Classroom

In response to the theme of ''isolation'' I have been hearing in my discussions with students. pedagogy


Common core ignores the power of the interests and ideas that come from our students and teachers - Deborah Meier

The Innovative Educator

Editor’s note: I feel fortunate to be living during a period in our history where for the first time we can easily form social learning circles that bring together from around the world, experts, authors, and others that share passions and can engage in rich and meaningful dialogue. The power of the technology to connect in ways never before possible is a game changer when it comes to learning.

Another update to Google Drive - drag-and-drop to upload folders

Educational Technology Guy

Google has had drag-and-drop to upload files to Google Drive, upload pictures to Google docs and sites, and other drag-and-drop capabilities, for a while now. This makes it easier to use and work with these apps. Google just recently announced that you can now also drag-and-drop to upload folders to Google Drive. This makes Drive a much more usable cloud storage option and makes it easier to add your files to your Drive. For more information: [link].

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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.

Tuesday Live - Suzie Boss on Bringing Innovation to School and Empowering Students

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Tuesday, October 23rd, for a one-hour live and interactive interview with Suzie Boss on her new book, Bringing Innovation to School : Empowering Students to Thrive in a Changing World.

Gadget of the Day, Ipad Apps for Ed (part 2)

My Paperless Classroom

Time and again I repeat the refrain "It is not about the Apps." This continues to be true, when applying tech in the classroom, start from your objective and let the tools assist you, don''t begin planning with the tech. Having said that, here are some notes on Apps I like and use.

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Appy-Picking Month- Plague, Inc


This one is for the right middle or high school student(s) who won''t obsess over the macabre aspects of this engaging and very educationally relevant simulation game. Plague, Inc ($.99)

TechForum NY was 10/22 - here are some resources from it

Educational Technology Guy

TechForum NY, a great educational technology conference , was this past Friday, October 19th. I presented two sessions and saw quite a few people from my PLN and added some more. For those of you who couldn''t or didn''t attend, you can still get some great resources.

EdTech at School

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