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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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


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.

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Building Parent Engagement: Tell Your School’s Story

A Principal's Reflections

The following is a guest post from Alison Anderson , who is a former teacher, tech integrator and now education blog editor. She is active an active member of the EdCampPDX planning team and continually focused on working to improve education for students in Portland and beyond. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Turn to Your Neighbor 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.

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.

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


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.

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

Edventure Builder

Technology Tidbits

Edventure Builder is an innovative new site that is perfect for sparking student''s creativity by providing a online platform for creating: scavenger hunts, interactive stories, or choose your own adventures.

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.

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.

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.

Chromebooks, Chrome Web Store, and Add-Ons


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

Sphero: OrbBasic Lesson 1

Technology Tidbits

Sphero is a wonderful and innovative programming ball/orb that can be used for countless activities in education. In earlier posts I covered how the Sphero can be programmed to change color, travel distances, figure out linear equations and more.

Doing and knowing

Learning with 'e's

This is a follow on post from my recent Knowing and Doing blog post. Those who read it will recall that I discussed the tensions between traditional and progressive teaching philosophies.

Google Certification Academy

The Electric Educator

Blogging has taken a back-seat on my to-do list for some time now, but there is good reason! For the past six months I have been developing a new Professional Development opportunity for schools who have invested in the Google Apps Platform - The Google Certification Academy.

EdTech at School

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

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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Technology Tidbits

Ginkgotree is an ambitious new educational tool that is revolutionizing the way textbooks/ebooks are being used in the classroom.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

EDpuzzle Grading

Technology Tidbits

EDpuzzle the fantastically simple tool to flip a lesson or classroom has just released an update that now allows educators to grade a students "video" grade them and then export them into a CSV file.

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Summer Learning! Keep Learning Fun With Great Websites and Interactives