Sat.Aug 04, 2012 - Fri.Aug 10, 2012

So.You Wanna Make Your Own Books and Texbooks

The Web20Classroom

For many teachers the traditional textbook just doesn''t cut it any more. Between the rapid pace at which information changes and rising cost, many are looking for alternatives.

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Voice of the Active Learner

A Principal's Reflections

I was recently sent this video that puts into perspective the new type of learner that is entering our schools. The problem, however, is that the majority of schools across this country and beyond are doing very little to meet his/her diverse learning needs.

Give-Away: @SteveReifman launches 2 new books to help start your year off just right!


Begin your new school year by incorporating the valuable strategies and suggestions found in these two straight-forward, user-friendly resources.

Label 59 - free web based presentations and demos

Educational Technology Guy

Label 59 is a free, web app that lets you annotate photos with interactive labels. It''s easy to use and actually pretty fun. It''s easy to use. Add your photo, add the markers for your labels, add some features, add actions for each marker and then publish it.

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.

Tips for iPads in Classroom


We are starting our second year of having iPads in our elementary classrooms, our Title I CCJH classrooms, and some of our AJHS classrooms. We''ve created a list of tips for managing the equipment in our classrooms.

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WordFoto: a picture is worth a thousand words!


WordFoto meaningful words for meaningful moments WordFoto is an app that allows you to take a picture and select words to become part of your photo. I paid $1.99 for this app and quickly practiced how it worked by selecting two images from my camera roll.

Microsoft Store visit - very impressed

Educational Technology Guy

I recently visited a brick-and-mortar Microsoft Store. My wife and I were in the Danbury, CT area and decided to head over to the Danbury Fair Mall and go to LL Bean and, of course, I had to check out a tech store, so we went to the new Microsoft Store. I was impressed by the fact that it was large, bright and open. There were plenty of customers and store employees. The store employees all had t-shirts on with different things like "Ask me about Windows Phone" etc. on them.

Connect Your Classroom

Comfortably 2.0

“Teaching students about the world is not a subject in itself, separate from other content areas, but should be an integral part of all subjects taught.

The Free Learning 2.0 Conference: Great Keynotes and Sessions and YOU!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning 2.0 virtual conference is just around the corner (August 20 - 24 [link] ). We have an incredible lineup of keynote speakers and some GREAT practitioner sessions--AND there is still time for you to sign up to present (we hope you will do so)! Learning 2.0

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.

Mars Rover: News for Kids!


Big News for Monday Morning! I was up far too late last night eagerly sifting through the prolific Tweets of my friend, Amanda , a sixth grade teacher, who was fortunate enough to be at the NASA social for the Curiosity Mars rover landing at JPL in Pasadena.

A Magical Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism, from Kate Hart

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MAHALO to Donna MacDonald who pinned this infographic to the SIGMS Forum 2012 Pinterest group , and for introducing me to YA writer Kate Hart''s fantastic work! Hart is called the queen of infographics and I can see why ! This infographic is just the ticket for my presentation on plagiarism tomorrow!

Lost in the crowd?

Learning with 'e's

In his book 2004 ' Distraction ', author Mark Curtis argued that our sense of self - or personal identity - can become confused or challenged when we habitually use digital technology.


Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Very excited for viewing the Edmodocon presentations today. Additional information on Edmodocon here too. I am geeking out over the new upgrades to the Edmodo platform: enhanced organization with folders & groups, reaction button (similar to FB''s "like"), gradebook upgrade. the keynote speech by Nic Borg has me fired up! The Beta version will be available for all Edmodocon attendees "soon" (we can switch back and forth between the old and new platform versions).

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.

@Remind101 has improved features & now supports numbers for Canada!


remind101 - always improving communication to keep you connected Remind101 is a free service teachers can sign up for to safely communicate via text messaging with their students and their student''s parents. It''s free to sign up, simple to use, and effective when sending brief messages.

Lee Rainie from PEW Internet on Networked Individualism

The Learning Revolution Has Begun


Inspiring a generation

Learning with 'e's

Many of us have watched in awe as the drama of the London 2012 Olympic Games unfolds. Emotions ebb and flow, and we find ourselves transfixed as we witness the triumphs and disasters of competition at the very highest level.

August is Connected Educator Month!

I''m catching up on this a little late, but better late than never! I received an email at the end of June from The Global Education Conference Network , announcing August as Connected Educator Month. According to the Connected Educator Month website, "Online communities and learning networks are helping hundreds of thousands of educators learn, reducing isolation and providing “just in time” access to knowledge and opportunities for collaboration.

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.

Back to School Cyber Search Give-Away!


Free Teacher Materials for Back to School Are you getting ready to head back to school (or perhaps you''ve already started)? Well, I''ve teamed up with eleven other fabulous bloggers to make your life a little easier.

CANCELLED - Rudy Crew on the Way to Save Our Schools

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED BY DR. CREW. Join me Thursday, August 9th, for a live and interactive webinar with Rudy Crew, the new chief education officer for the State of Oregon (and former superintendent of the Miami-Dade County schools and chancellor of the New York City school), about his book Only Connect: The Way to Save Our Schools. Deeply concerned about the failure of America''s educational system, Crew. has a vision of what must be done.

Blog Hop: Back to School Product Premiere


Back to School Product Premiere Great teachers are coming together to share our favorite products that we have created. This graphic organization packet contains twenty-one different templates that can be used across grade levels and across content areas.