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.

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.

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.

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.

Hangout on Air 18-and-above Age Restriction No Longer In Effect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

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.

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).


Technology Tidbits

PlayCornerTV is a wonderful mobile (iOS/Android) app that filters YouTube videos so only educational videos show up. This is a great way to eliminate all inappropriate content that can be found on YouTube as well as give a visual interface for kids who are to young or have trouble reading.

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.

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.

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.

Google Doodle Competition Lesson One

My Paperless Classroom

You know about google Doodles, but have you ever made one? Doodle 4 google is a competition that allows students to create a google doodle and the winner gets featured on Google! Inspiration: A google Doodle Channel on YouTube Imagine: getting your brain moving for creative expression.

Efforts to Change the "Common Core" Name Will Perhaps Doom Them Even More

The 21st Century Principal

It seems that in an effort to curtail criticism and the growing backlash against the "Common Core," states are simply changing the name of them, hoping to "rebrand" them. See this article entitled "Some States Customize Education Overhaul, Ditch Common Core Label." ) I would say this tactic is deceptive and ethically wrong. While it might certainly help with "marketing" the standards in the short term, it does not address the deeper concerns about the standards themselves.

Piig Labs

Technology Tidbits

Piig Labs is a new free (for today) iPad app that is ideal for teaching young kids about different Scientific experiment.

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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.

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.

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.


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

MarcoPolo Ocean

Technology Tidbits

MarcoPolo Ocean is a wonderful iPad app for young learners wanting to learn and build their own ocean. This interactive narrated app covers 5 ocean concepts such as: coral reef, marine mammals, fish, boat, and submarine.


Learning with 'e's

There are two kinds of disruption. There is the disruption that stops you doing things, and there is the disruption that enables you to get somewhere new. The first is the kind of disruption that throws your day, your routine, your schedule, out of the window.

EdTech at School

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

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.

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Event Calendar - Educational Social Networking - OZeLive - Our Moral Obligation

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update February 4th The key to the future of the world is finding the optimistic stories and letting them be known. Pete Seeger Welcome to the Learning Revolution. The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn. The Learning Revolution Project highlights virtual and physical events from Web 2.0 Labs and its partners. These events bring together educators, learners, leaders, and others to rethink and reinvent education.


Technology Tidbits

Tackk is a excellent site that reminds me a lot of Glogster or Smore for creating stunning presentations. This is a very user-friendly site that allows users to create a static page for free by simply just typing and adding types of content (video, audio, images, links, etc.) I recommend registering as a user otherwise a "Tackk" will delete after 7 days. Best of all, a finished project can be shared via a unique URL or embedded into a site/blog. Here are some educational examples of Tackk in use.

Altered perceptions

Learning with 'e's

It''s not every day you see the witty and urbane Donald H Taylor, chair of the Learning and Skills Group, looking like a member of Daft Punk. But that''s exactly where the Day 2 keynote session of Learning Technologies ended up. Don had no-one to blame but himself for his blushes, mind.

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.

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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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.

Champs of Numeria

Technology Tidbits

Champs of Numeria is an excellent mobile (Android/iOS) Math for practicing basic Math (i.e. division, addition, etc.) skills. This multi-player app has students ages 4 on up competing against one another (or computer) to solve equations on a board full of numbers trying to "Connect Four". Finally, there are up to 9 different characters to select from and 3 different difficulty levels to master. I highly recommend checking out Champs of Numeria by clicking here !!!