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6 Second Learning with Vine: 22+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the Byte-sized Potential and Mobile Learning categories. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera. – Yousuf Karsh. Most of our students love learning and creating even if they do not express this in our classes.

Inquiry vs. Memorization

A Principal's Reflections

Memorization often gets in the way of learning and yet the practice continues unobstructed in schools.

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Thinking About Redefining Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

As a former Director of Instructional Technology my job was to provide technology embedded professional development (PD) to a district of 4000 teachers.

One Last Day

Tom Murray

Fourteen years ago I closed the door to a classroom that I could call my own for the first time. I was 21 years old, fresh out of college, and thought I had a clue as to what teaching would be like. Looking at 24 little ones staring back at me, I was nervous and in retrospect, pretty clueless. I remember that feeling like it was yesterday. My first year teaching was one of the most difficult years of my life, but a year that changed my course and provided me with incredible clarity. The day

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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.

Some more Forensics Science Resources

Educational Technology Guy

This past September I posted some Forensic Science Resources for Teachers. Forensics is interesting, engaging, and students love it. Here are some more: [link] - course page for high school forensics class. Has lesson ideas, syllabus, resources and more. link] - high school forensics class site.

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Happy Teacher Appreciation - a Free 25 page Printable Pack for your Classroom!

Kleinspiration

Happy Teacher Appreciation Month Two of my favorite companies, Scholastic and BuySellTeach , have teamed up to give the gift of freebies to teachers all month long! To honor educators, both companies are mailing out resources you can use in your classroom for free.

Creative Apps for the Common Core and 4 Cs: Part 1

CUE

Written by CUE Member and Guest Blogger Jo-Ann Fox @AppEducationFox One day after school I sat at my computer feeling a bit overwhelmed by the colossal amount of apps I had to sort through in my iTunes cloud, when I suddenly had my Newton moment.

30+ iPad Resources

The Mobile Native

Only One iPad in the Classroom? iPad Apps Separated by Subject Area 3. iPad and iPod Resources 4. The 55 Best Free Educational Apps for iPad 5. 15 Literacy Apps to Create Books on the iPad 6. 23 Ways to Use the iPad in a PBL Classroom 7. Middle School iPad Apps 8.

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Building Parent Engagement: Tell Your School’s Story

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Guest post by Alison Anderson Parent engagement has always been a very bright spot on my radar when thinking about keys to success for schools. Lately, it feels important to distinguish between parent engagement and parent involvement.

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.

The Learning Accelerator on blended learning: `In the future, we’ll just call it learning’

The Hechinger Report

If you’ve attended a major education conference this year or follow education trends, you’ve likely heard a phrase that is creating great excitement: blended learning. The concept is gaining traction because it allows teachers to work with students at their individual level and at their own pace.

Listening is your Superpower

My Paperless Classroom

by Kathy Kimpel This week has been challenging because I am working with almost no voice. As a teacher this is terrifying and debilitating, seriously I use my voice all the time. I was only half joking when I told a friend that when the puppet man loses his voice it gets real lonely.

Next Door Innovator: One Math Teacher Working to Help Thousands Learn Better

Turn to Your Neighbor

slackmath.com videos on functions. Next Door Innovator is a Turn to Your Neighbor (TTYN) series on educational innovation inspired by Deborah Solomon’s New York Times column, Questions For. We engage in short conversations with educators, students, and others doing clever work to gain their insights about relevant topics. In this post, we feature TTYN reader and math teacher, Geoffrey Slack. Mr. Slack teaches high school math in Portland, Maine.

Summer Summer Summertime!!!! One Tool at A Time! How can you increase your Technology Toolbox?

MSEDTechie

We are winding down the school year, and I know most of you will use your summer time not only to relax, but you also constantly reflect on the school year, and research new ways to teach, and new tools to use in your classroom next year.

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.

How to host a Q-and-A Twitter chat

The Innovative Educator

Cross-posted at Smartblog on Education Many educators are aware of education Twitter chats and some have even participated in one of the hundreds of chats that take place each week.

New! 30+ EdTech Resources Series

The Mobile Native

30+ BYOD and BYOT Resources 30+ iPad Resources 30+ QR Code Resources 30+ Mobile Learning Resources. BYOD BYOT iPads Mobile Learning QR Codes

Chromebooks, Chrome Web Store, and Add-Ons

wwwatanabe

There''s a lot more to Chromebooks and Google than meets the eye!

Adobe Voice: Easy Tool for Quick Presentations

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I tried out the new Adobe Voice iPad app yesterday and made a video for my 9th grade students to view. In preparation for our Romeo and Juliet unit, we viewed and closely analyzed West Side Story. Keep in mind this is an English teacher''s interpretation of film analysis. We discuss mise-en-scene, composition, motifs, camera angles, types of shot, and the overall feel of the film.

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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.

NC State Senator's Mean-Spirited & False Response to Concerned Teacher's Email

The 21st Century Principal

Would you like to see what happens when a teacher in North Carolina sends her legislators an email about her concerns about the teaching profession? This message from State Senator David Curtis of Denver, North Carolina is a good indicator that the level of respect he has for teachers. This email came from the Senator after Charlotte-Mecklenburg teacher Sarah Wiles sent her email to all the legislators.

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Taking risks

Learning with 'e's

Students, when asked, are usually quite honest. What engages them in learning the most is taking risks and having fun. This was mentioned recently by a headteacher of a school in England, who argued that schools are too risk averse today, and we need to inject some excitement back into lessons.

"Craigslist Joe": Powerfully Invisible Technology

Cycles of Learning

Recently I watched the documentary "Craiglist Joe".

Commonly Asked Questions

Leading with Technology

Student use of Pic Collage to explain and show math workshop activities. What can my iPad do? Do I really need my teacher if I have an iPad to teach me? These are frequently asked questions both by students and parents. They are also two very valid questions.

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.

Badass Chick of the Year

Slate and Tablets

I like to highlight awesome ladies in science and technology because the girls in my classes really need role models. They need them badly.

Knowing and doing

Learning with 'e's

Right now there is plenty of debate about the way schools are conducting education. Delivery of the curriculum - and specifically the knowledge versus skills debate - is constantly at the centre of this discourse. The argument is not about whether facts or skills are more important.

Summer Learning! Keep Learning Fun With Great Websites and Interactives

MSEDTechie

Meeting the uncommon core of our work using social media in the library

The Innovative Educator

I had the opportunity to speak with a few hundred librarians today to discuss how we can get to the uncommon core of our work using social media. You can see the presentation below and visit it at this link. It is made available for others to view and copy if there is something you want to share with others. Highlights include: What is social media (from a dog's point of view)? Why we need social media to prepare students for college, career, and citizenship success?

EdTech at School

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