Sat.Sep 14, 2013 - Fri.Sep 20, 2013

Eight Leadership Essentials

A Principal's Reflections

The beginning of the school year always renews my focus on how to improve my leadership skills. Each year I critically analyze ways I can improve as well as what I feel I am doing well. To my mind, we all have the capacity to lead.

Connected Educator Month.What You Need To Know #CE13

The Web20Classroom

"Alone we are smart but together we are brilliant." October has been declared by the U.S. Department of Education to be Connected Educator Month.

4 New Ways to Use a Google Docs Forms with Students

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

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Words of Wisdom: An Introduction to the Flipped Classroom Part II


By CUE Member and guest blogger John Stevens This Post Will Focus on Tips for Flipping Your Class- Post 2 in Our 6-Part Series Let’s get down to the nitty gritty here.

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.

Overview of iOS7 for SLPs and Educators


You may have heard that a new version of iOS- iOS7- is available! This gives your iPad operating system a new look and feel and additional features. This new operating system is accessed (for free) in your Settings app under General>Software Update for iPad 2s and later, including the mini.

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5 Obsolete Practices and Ways of Doing School We Need to Abandon

The 21st Century Principal

“The nation has become obsessed with ‘seat time,’ assuming that this ‘hunkering down’ at desks and tables will result in higher test scores.” Ron Nash, From Seatwork to Feetwork What are some outmoded educational practices and ways of schooling that we need to change the most? Like the concept of "seat time" mentioned above, many of our ways of doing school and educational practices are obsolete.

Making the leap from a teacher to an Edtech coach

Kairos EdTech

Image by Vishal Patel from Flickr. (CC-BY-NC-ND CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0) I’ve just started my first year as an edtech coach at Colegio Inglés. For two years, I worked as a language arts and history teacher in 8th grade.

Mind technology

Learning with 'e's

Can technology help us to think more clearly? We find ourselves increasingly immersed in our digital worlds, surrounded by devices and tools, our minds constantly impacted by streams of new information. It''s often difficult to keep up, and one could easily feel swamped by the relentless flow.

7 Ways to Follow STEMxCon Sept. 19-21, 2013

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

There''s a way to follow the first online GLOBAL S T E M x EDUCATION CONFERENCE for everyone! First, why the x? The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics acronym is no longer adequate, as it is missing well over 20 letters that represent key skills & disciplines.

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.

Link and Leave: The junk mail of social media

The Innovative Educator

As more and more people are becoming comfortable with social media, an unfortunate new trend has developed. I call it "Link and Leave." " Here's how it goes. You’ve written a blog post, started a crowdfunding campaign, have a photo or video you’d love to share. Next you post just the link without an explanation , or write something like: “My latest post.” or “Inspiring.” or “Interesting.”

Being a Courageous Educator and School Leader in an Era of Foolish Education Policy

The 21st Century Principal

“It takes courage to stand up to absurdity when all around you people remain comfortably seated. But if we need one more reason to do the right thing, consider this: The kids are watching us, deciding how to live their lives in part by how we''ve chosen to live ours."

Blogging as conversation

Learning with 'e's

"A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. I began blogging because I needed a way to document what I was doing, thinking and studying.

Professional Development Opportunities from Mindwing at the Ely Center in Newton, MA


The Ely Center, LLC, where I work as an SLP and Program Coordinator, is thrilled to affiliate this fall with Mindwing Concepts, Inc, creators of some of my favorite tools for language intervention: Story Grammar Marker®, Braidy the StoryBraid® and ThemeMaker®!

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.

TL News Night -- A Live News Show for Teacher Librarians -- I'm In!

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Saw Matthew Winner ''s Google + post this morning and thought to myself, now THIS is something my fellow teacher-librarians will love! A live news show just for us! Anchors along with Matthew will be Michelle Cooper , Elissa Malespina , Shannon Miller , and Sue Levine. A stellar group! Be sure to mark your calendar for September 23, 8pm EST (2pm HST) and every third Monday of the month! Here''s the direct link to the TL News Night event: [link].

Who Am I Projects? Getting Students Started with Project-Based Learning

The 21st Century Principal

Giving students starter projects at the beginning of the school year is vital to make sure they learn the mechanics of project-based learning, collaboration, and engagement. It is the project scaffold that makes future project-based learning instruction more fruitful. This morning, during class visits, one of our world history classes was engaged in creating "Who Am I?" projects, which are designed to frontload these PBL skills. The "Who Am I?"

The Only Constant

Some guy named Rae...

The only thing that’s constant is change. Rising tuition costs. Shrinking population of 18-year old students. Increased attention from the federal government. An unsustainable business model. You don’t have to look very far to find a reason why higher education has got to change. You would think that we would be primed for it. After all, […

First Time Using Google Chrome GAFE

Hansen's Link to Tech

For staff using Google Apps for Education, it is very important that when you are logging into Google Chrome at your school to login to your computer first as yourself only. Find the Chrome shortcut on your desktop and double-click it.

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.

The hottest posts everyone's reading

The Innovative Educator

Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of page views. I hope there''s something that looks of interest to you. If it does, check it out. If you’re inspired use one of those icons below the post to share it with others and/or leave a comment. Post Views 5 #BacktoSchool management tips for innovative educators.

Leadership Is About Getting Comfortable In Your Own Skin

The 21st Century Principal

“Although you can’t make your life more perfect, you can, without question, learn to live more skillfully.” Phillip Moffit, Emotional Chaos to Clarity: How to Live More Skillfully, Make Better Decisions, and Find Purpose in Life In the early days of my career, as an assistant manager with a large retail chain, I fondly remember a mentoring, veteran store manager telling me, “You know, you get better at this managing thing. You just gotta get comfortable in your own skin.”

STEMxCon is Two Days Away; Library 2.013--Time for Presentation Proposals!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our first ever Global STEMx Education Conference starts this Thursday, and it''s going to be AWESOME. We have 178 accepted practitioner sessions on science, technology, engineering, math, and more; as well as sixteen terrific keynotes; all starting 24 hours a day at 11am US Pacific Time Thursday.

How Blogging Helps me Think

My Paperless Classroom

Early in my teaching career I was lucky enough to connect with the San Diego Area Writing Project. Larning with the amazing teachers in the writing project summer institute taught me many things and each day different lessons come back to me.

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EdTech at School

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

The hottest posts everyone's reading

The Innovative Educator

Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of page views. I hope there''s something that looks of interest to you. If it does, check it out. If you’re inspired use one of those icons below the post to share it with others and/or leave a comment. Article Pageviews From BadAss to Batty. Activist teachers lose progr. Sep 5, 2013, 3115 3 people & 3 ideas for using Twitter to share, dis.