Sat.Feb 01, 2014 - Fri.Feb 07, 2014

Digital Learning Day Is Coming! #DLDay

The Web20Classroom

Digital Learning Day is coming Feb 5. Here is what you need to know.

Fun Math Practice For Grades 1 - 5 from @SplashMath that is Common Core Aligned!


Splash Math apps for iPhones/iPods and iPads and web-based system that cater to Grades 1 to 5 - 10 Download Give-Aways for the App: Enter Below! Splash Math apps have been downloaded by over 4 Million users, and for good reason.

Control or Ownership

A Principal's Reflections

For over a century, the industrial model of education did a fantastic job of preparing students for careers. Those careers are no longer relevant in today''s rapidly changing world.

Minecraft in Education


By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Diane Main This morning, my son came up to me and my husband with his iPad and showed us a video screencast he had found on YouTube. It’s a fly-over tour of a group of military ships, completely created in Minecraft– an increasingly popular computer game and app. He […]. The post Minecraft in Education appeared first on OnCUE. Blended Learning

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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.

Get Your MOOC On!

The Web20Classroom

Massively Open Online Course. Wikipedia defines MOOC as "an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web.

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Snow Days Don't Stop Digital Learning at #NMHS

A Principal's Reflections

The now annual Digital Learning Day was set for Wednesday February 5, 2014. The only problem was that no one told the weather gods this. As a result, the Northeast was once again hit with a huge winter storm, which came on the heels of one earlier in the week that dumped over 8 inches of snow.

Webinar 2/4: Using Google Docs to Construct Knowledge

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Google Docs Presentation Slides is tool well-suited for use to fuel everyday student driven research because of the availability of efficient integrated research and writing tools right on the page.

Showcasing artifacts & evidence to demonstrate #TeacherEffectiveness with #Danielson Domains

The Innovative Educator

Crossposted at Smartblogs Districts across the nation are determining teacher effectiveness in part using a rubric created by Charlotte Danielson. The rubric contains four domains and 22 components. You can download the full evaluation instrument here.

Programming Games in 2nd Grade with Hopscotch

My Paperless Classroom

This lesson owes a debt of gratitude to Wes Fryer, his book of Hopscotch Challenges has made this lesson possible. Get it here. We have use Hopscotch to create shapes and drawings. Today I want you to create a game. Let''s get started.


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.

Apps Gone Free


The F in the FIVES Criteria has long since changed from "Free" to "Fairly Priced," but we all love a bargain. One of the best ways to find "finds" is a daily check of the Apps Gone Free app (free).

Using Your Kindle Tablet App and Chrome 'Send to Kindle' Extension to Read Web Articles

The 21st Century Principal

There is not a single day that goes by that I don''t use my Kindle apps on my iPads. I have indicated many times before that I am a converted e-book reader, and I can honestly say that I rarely purchase a book now in any other format.

Private intuition: public expertise

Ed Tech Now

As well as debunking numerous teaching myths, Tom Bennett’s book Teacher Proof reasserts the common view that teaching is a sort of private craft. I disagree. I was not able to attend ResearchEd2013 back in September 2013; but ever since … Continue reading → Pedagogy causation correlation David Hume edtech education education technology researchEd2013 Teacher Proof technology Tom Bennett

Creative Commons Images from Google into MSWord

My Paperless Classroom

There will be many time when you want to find an image from the Internet, and save it to a word document. It might be for an assignment, to make a flyer, or to create a newspaper with your friends.

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.

Student @CGressmanTHS explains the power of her PLN

The Innovative Educator

With or without the guidance and support of educators and parents, students across the globe are developing and building their personal learning networks. Knowing how to do so effectively is a key to successful learning independence. Below you will hear from Courtney Gressman. A young lady in the midst of building a learning network to help open the eyes of educators to students feelings about school and learning.

Any colour you like: Learner autonomy and choice

Learning with 'e's

''You can have any colour you like, as long as it''s black'' - Henry Ford Some of the best work American author Daniel Pink has done has been around intrinsic motivation.

Hangout on Air 18-and-above Age Restriction No Longer In Effect

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Google press icon Googler +chee chew is the hero of my day/week/month/etc. for letting me know via the Hangout Help G+ community that one need not be 18 to participate in a Hangout on Air! One must be at least 13, of course, which is the Google+ minimum age.)

Blogger in Class, Set up and First Post

My Paperless Classroom

I am pretty excited that we finally have the Chrome browser up and running, and we have gotten the firewall issues around Blogger resolved. I have been using blogger as a teacher for 3 years now and I am glad to have it back as a teaching tool.

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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.

Tips for successful classroom social media use

The Innovative Educator

Social media is a valuable tool when used appropriately and with common sense. I pointed this out last week when I conducted a webinar where I explained why social media is an essential tool for K-12 classrooms. This week, eSchool News has taken the highlights of that webinar and turned it into an article that shares my advice for successful classroom social media use.

The survival of higher education (1): Changing roles

Learning with 'e's

My last blog post focused on the disruptive forces that are currently assailing businesses and the public sector. I argued that there are two kinds of disruption. The first, undesirable form of disruption stops us from getting to where we wish to be.

12 Ways to Join the Twitter Party to Celebrate Digital Learning Day 2014

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Digital Learning Day raises awareness about the ways digital learning supports educators. Here are 10 ways you can celebrate, on Twitter! Follow the official Digital Learning Day account @OfficialDLDay 2. Use the hashtag #DLDay to share your thoughts and activities, and 3.

ThingLink for Education on Blogger

My Paperless Classroom

What does Thing Link allow you to do? You can create images with mapped hotspots, and share those images vis URL of embed code. I created 2 links on the image below. One to a video and one to a website that sells hats. Here is a great example of a Thing Link to support student learning.

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. Entry Pageviews NYC blazes trails to prepare students for success. Dec 29, 2013, 3189 Practical examples of social media in elementary school.

A day in the life: The quantified self

Learning with 'e's

Much has been written recently about personalised learning. Many educators agree that one size does not fit all and that student centred learning is what we should all aspire to.

Essential Reading for Technology in Student Affairs

Last week, a colleague asked me what I would recommend as essential reading for understanding technology in student affairs.

Creating a Blogger Page to Use in Class

My Paperless Classroom

Creating a Blogger Page to Use in Class This is a guide to how and why to create a Blogger page to use in class. The key words are access and differentiation. By putting all of the class instructions and resources in the same place you streamline the process for kids and support learners that need instructions in from of them in multiple forms. Digital media creation

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.