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Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments #DigiLead

A Principal's Reflections

Over the past couple of months, the staff at New Milford High School has been diligently creating our own unique learning environments for our students.

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Favorite Apps For Learning On The Go

The Web20Classroom

I spend a great deal of time on the go. From working with all the schools in my district to traveling to far off lands to work with teachers, I sometimes feel like I am disconnected from my learning. And that bums me out!

Common Core and Backyard Chickens


By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Sean Williams Really it is all Kevin Brookhouser’s fault. While visiting him a few years ago, he went out in the back yard and brought in fresh eggs for breakfast. That was all it took really, but later in the morning when we went to visit his hens, it […].

Flexible Learning Tools at ICE 14

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

This is part of a Digital Differentiation model, my way i of weaving a web of flexible tools together for teaching and learning. To keep the model relevant, frequent updates are required, as new tools and trends emerge.

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.

The Next Generation in Student Flashcards

A Principal's Reflections

People have been using flashcards as a revision aid for decades, but now it is time for learners to step away from their papers and pens, and move towards using internet-based flashcards instead. But why step away from a tried and tested method, and put your faith in something new?

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Teacher Creativity Skill: Meet a Challenge

The Playground Advocate

Risk-Taking One of the ways that we grow creatively is by challenging ourselves to do something new or to push ourselves farther than we have been. I''ve often said that learning is a continuous act of managed risk-taking.

Unpacking the Common Core at ICE 14

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Please enjoy a slideshow presented at the Illinois Computing Educators Conference Unpacking the Common Core: Embracing the Academic Vocabulary Shift. CCSS #ICE14 #Vocabulary #FlexibleTools

IPEVO Video Stand

Kathy Schrock

IPEVO Articulating Video Stand IPEVO has come up with another winning device to help teachers in the classroom-- the IPEVO Articulating Video Stand for iPod and iPod Touch.

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Do Ink Green Screen on iPad Walk through

My Paperless Classroom

This is a quick walk-through of how to use the Green Screen app by Do Ink. We are going to start by clicking on the app: Next we begin a new project by clicking on the "+" in the upper right hand corner. This brings you to the compose window. The layers are at the bottom of the screen.

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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.

Time for School Leaders to See Teaching as 21st Century Profession, Not Assembly-Line Work

The 21st Century Principal

School leaders and policymakers have a serious misperception about the role and job of teaching that undermines teaching as a profession and perpetuates the view that the role of teaching is akin to being an assembly-line worker. It is no wonder American politicians, policymakers and corporate reformers have bought wholeheartedly into the idea of value-added teacher evaluations.

Design Your Digital Classroom ICE 14

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Welcome to Design Your Digital Classroom. Explore interactive resources to help teachers use technology as a tool for deeper learning

Essential Reading for Technology in Student Affairs v1.1

A few weeks ago, I posted a set of recommended readings that I originally sent to a colleague who asked me what I would recommend as essential reading for understanding technology in student affairs. I’ve updated this list adding two sets of resources. First, I included danah boyd’s new book It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens now that (a) I have read it and (b) it’s available for purchase and download (for free!).


Phrasal Verbs Machine


It''s great to find an app that is focused on a particular skill, but also very contextual. Phrasal Verbs Machine (free) is a gorgeous example dedicated to building understanding of phrasal verbs- a verb paired with a preposition.

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.

Safety first but don't forget what's next when students use social media

The Innovative Educator

I was looking forward to checking out this post from my Twitter feed: Students Talk #Facebook on #Vimeo | @scoopit [link] #KSFY #SocialMedia #digcit #edchat #edbublogs — ICTPHMS (@ICTPHMS) February 19, 2014 I'm thrilled that schools like the Patrick Henry Middle School are willing to put themselves out there and share in the mainstream media that Facebook isn't something to be afraid of, but rather we can teach students to use it safely.

Sketchnoting in the Classroom

Kathy Schrock

This post originally appeared on the Discovery Educator blog network in December of 2013 in my blog "Kathy''s Katch" at this URL: [link]. Way back in 1999, I was asked to be part of a team to craft the goals for the second version of the US DOE National Technology Plan.

What is digital learning?

Learning with 'e's

Over the next two weeks I''m in New Zealand, doing a series of keynote presentations to teachers on the future of education and technology supported learning.

Analogies, Visual Representations and Metaphors for DOK


Our teams are focusing on creating rigorous learning activities by applying Webb''s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Level 3 and 4 tasks.

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.

Cell phones: A distraction or tool of engagement?

The Innovative Educator

As the author of “ Teaching Generation Text: Using Cell Phones for Learning ,” it’s no surprise, that I disagree with those who "just say no" to cell phones.” I think my perspective comes out on top as it becomes evident that those who oppose the use of cell phones for learning have never really tried to strategically integrate them as powerful learning tools.

Redesigning PD for the 21st Century School: Creating A More "Voice and Choice" Approach

Saving Socrates

For the past six months, I''ve been working intensely on organizing PD both at my school and at my daughter''s school. I''ve surrounded much of the year working on training teachers in many of the latest and best practices ranging from unit planning, classroom management, blended learning, PBL, to assessment for feedback, flipped education, and effective group work.

Digital school strategies

Learning with 'e's

Schools need to plan their technology strategies very carefully.

Daybook Pro: An App to Help Teachers Deliver Instruction and Content Through the iPad

The 21st Century Principal

Daybook Pro, the iPad app that allows teachers to deliver lessons and teaching content through their tablets, has just gotten better. Users can now directly add files to the app from their Dropbox account.

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EdTech at School

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

For #WRAD14, A Hangout with Matthew Winner & A Student Who Didn't Learn to Read Until She Was 10

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

We had two Firsts for our Google Rocks! Hawaii HOA last night -- an East Coast guest (who rocks the library world), and a student (who didn''t learn to read until she was 10). Guesting on tonight''s Google Rocks!

NCCJDS Professional development day Jedcamp FAQ

My Paperless Classroom

NCCJDS Professional development day Jedcamp FAQ A great collection of folks answering some FAQ about NCCJDS Professional development day, Jedcamp Edition. pedagogy


Digital age assessment

Learning with 'e's

Level it Books

Technology Tidbits

Level it Books is the widely popular iOS app for scanning a books ISBN (bar code) and getting a Reading Level. This simple to use mobile app allows educators and parents to create a digital library of their students/kids books along w/ Reading Level.

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.