Sat.Oct 06, 2012 - Fri.Oct 12, 2012

Twitter For Little Folks

The Web20Classroom

Yep, another Twitter post. This time, I want to focus on another popular question I get. "If If Twitter says you have to be 13 to use Twitter, how do I use it in my elementary classroom?" (See See the Update below.) Great question!

How I use the new @ClassDojo App as a class job


Letting Children Monitor Their Own Behavior I have written about Class Dojo on several occasions: Your Simple Classroom Solution for Active Engagement , Class Dojo wins at NBC''s Education Nation , and Easily Send Behavior/Academic Report Cards to Parents - Weekly - with Just One Click.

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How to Get Students to Pay Attention Using Technology - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

Remember the days when you would sit in a classroom listening to the monotone voice of a teacher buzzing in the air and fight a bout of sleepiness? How many times did you have to mentally shake yourself awake or wish that bell would ring?

Next Generation Adobe Acrobat XI

A Principal's Reflections

Adobe recently announced its next-generation Adobe Acrobat XI software, complete with cloud services to help K-12 and higher education teachers and administrators handle complex document challenges and alleviate productivity inefficiencies.

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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.

Two Contrasting Views of Educational Technology

Nik Peachey

I’d like to share a couple of videos with you that I have used recently in the courses I teach. I find these videos particularly interesting because they show such contrasting approaches to learning and in particular - for want of a better word - elearning.

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BoomWriter - let students write a book collaboratively - now offering free publication of book

Educational Technology Guy

BoomWriter is a free service that let''s students write a book collaboratively. They are now offering to publish the book for free and ship a free copy to your class. This offer is for all teachers in the United States.

The Social Side of ThingLink

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The folks at ThingLink have recently released some social features to make sharing and collaborating on interactive images a breeze. Please roll your mouse over the image below to explore this ThingLink image and learn more.

Five Take-Aways from the Google Teacher Academy

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Yes, of course there are more than five things I took away from the Google Teacher Academy ! This little list is just a pupu* to start. Let''s jump right to the Grand Prize (yes, I sometimes do eat dessert first!).

Appy-Picking Month: An iPad Essential on Mindful App Updating


Clearly in the mobile device world, it is very important to update your apps frequently. Apps first of all can have bugs, and these are fixed by these updates.

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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.

Gmail adds great features for multiple language support and use

Educational Technology Guy

Google has just announced some great new features to Gmail that can help teachers communicate with people around the world, as well as help English Language Learners.

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Building Your PLN- Gratitude Builds Relationships

My Paperless Classroom

When I work with my kids on digital citizenship I talk about Personal learning Networks and how they are an ongoing exchange. One of the best ways you can interact with others is to share your own gratitude.

Appy-Picking Month: Starring You Storybooks


Starring You Storybooks is a freemium app from Jib Jab, which has previously been known for some pretty cool personalized web animations and greeting cards. Freemium means that it is free to download the app and access/create one storybook; other book creations in the app can be purchased (.

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.

Osy Osmosis - fun game that helps teach about osmosis

Educational Technology Guy

Osy Osmosis is a fun, educational game where you help Osy stay safe as she navigates through a very cool world collecting stars. The trick is to use osmosis to keep her in balance. The game is not free ($1.99) but is very good, very fun, and educational.

Tuesday Live Interview - Blake Boles on "Better Than College"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Tuesday, October 9th, for a one-hour live and interactive interview with Blake Boles, entrepreneur, educator, and author of Better Than College : How to Build a Successful Life Without a Four-Year Degree. Blake is also the author of College Without High School ), is the director of Unschool Adventures , and the founder of Zero Tuition College.

From Digital Native to Digital Citizen Without Repeating the Mistakes of Colonialism

My Paperless Classroom

In honor of Columbus Day, I am pushing this outline into at least a short version of what will be a longer work. I hear the term Digital Native in discussions used to describe our students who have always lived with technology and the internet.

Appy-Picking Month: Zoo Champs


Though released to coincide with the 2012 Summer Olympics, and with a bit of a British feel, Zoo Champs ($1.99) is an interactive book that transcends seasons to grab the attention of any of your sports-interested learners (and probably those who are not!).

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.

Google Street View adds over 250,000 miles of roads - explore more of the world!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Maps Street View is a great resource for teachers and students to explore the world right from their classroom. Street view recently added the Great Barrier Reef and Google just announced a huge update, adding over 250,000 miles of roads around the world to street view.

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Google Cultural Institute - explore and learn about history in a new way

Educational Technology Guy

This week Google announced 42 new exhibitions in the Google Cultural Institute. They are a collection of online historical exhibitions, that tell the stories behind major events of the last 100 years. Events include D-Day, the Holocaust, Apartheid, and the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

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What Engineering, the E in STEM, means to K-12 education

Educational Technology Guy

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is a term used to describe having these four topics integrated into K-12 education. It is an important topic and integrating STEM topics into any class can help students learn and explore. However, many educators aren''t sure what this means or how to incorporate STEM topics into their classrooms, especially the "engineering" part.

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Appy-Picking Month: Videos App


The Videos app that comes pre-installed on your iPad as part of iOS is one that you might want to "pick" for use of videos in your therapy.

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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.

Appy-Picking Month: TripIt


TripIt (Free) is an app I have praised before. It''s relevant here because hopefully a number of you are planning to go to the ASHA Convention in Atlanta next month, and I figured I would give it a shout-out again.


Appy-Picking Month: Toca Train


I have always been a huge fan of Toca Boca apps. I think they are play (and world) schema realized through interactive, beautiful, engaging apps. Toca Train ($1.99) is one of the more recent releases and doesn''t disappoint in its overall experience and language-enhancing potential.

Appy-Picking Month: Live Street View


There seems to be a slight theme here of righting a few of the wrongs (though there are many rights) of iOS 6. Many may remember that I am a Googlephile as well as an Apple Fanboy, so I am not so pleased to see Google''s near-exile from iOS 6.