Sat.Nov 02, 2013 - Fri.Nov 08, 2013

BookWriter: Turn your Digital Storytelling into Printable Books!


Book Writer: Innovative app to make multimedia books What it is? Book Writer ($3.99) is an educational iOS app designed for the iPad/iPhone for creating multimedia digital books.

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Google launches Google Connected Classrooms with Virtual Field Trips

Educational Technology Guy

Google just announced Google Connected Classroom s , which allows classes to take virtual field trips using Google+ Hangouts. Field Trip locations include the Seattle Aquarium, Minnesota Zoo, American Museum of Natural History, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and more. More trips are coming also.

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Critical Literacy Across the Curriculum

A Principal's Reflections

How can an English teacher help to develop critical literacy across the curriculum? What follows is a guest post from NMHS teachers who have been collaborating with English teacher Joanna Westbrook to create authentic literacy tasks in each of their disciplines.

Newly Posted Favorite Resources 11/05/2013

The Web20Classroom

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.

Collaborate on Stories and Publish Student Work with BoomWriter!


BoomWriter allows kids to publish books together! BoomWriter is a site that is free for teachers to use with their classrooms to allow for collaboration on stories and publication of student work. I know teachers who have used BoomWriter and loved it.

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SAMR: Design a Flexible Toolkit for Success

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

SAMR: Design a Flexible Toolkit I just finished putting the finishing touches on the presentation for a webinar I''m hosting on Tuesday of this week, SAMR: Design a Flexible Toolkit for Successful Tech Integration. This free webinar is sponsored by Infinitec and registration is open to all.

From Flipped Classrooms to Flipping with Peer Instruction

Turn to Your Neighbor

In a recent article on flipped learning in USA Today, Nancy Lape of Harvey Mudd College reports finding no statistical difference in students’ learning in a study comparing a “flipped” and a lecture-based classroom. She states: “(The professors’) lives might be easier and their students might be happier if they just do a traditional class.”

Activities to Teach about Daylight Savings.


Time to Set your Clocks and Fall Back! Lately, I''ve been so busy (as I''m sure most of you all have as well). With finally getting settled into school, Halloween, and Conferences around the corner, I''m excited about the extra hour of sleep!

Check Out Google Connected Classrooms!

The Playground Advocate

Okay, this is pretty cool. If you are looking for ways to connect your classroom with the world and to give your students really unique experiences that might not otherwise be available to them, I encourage you to check out Google Connected Classrooms !

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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.

Social Media Explained Infographic by Avalaunch Media

The 21st Century Principal

Here''s an interesting infographic recently shared with me that takes an unusual perspective in explaining the difference between all the major social media sites.This comes from the folks over at Avalaunch Media.

SAMR - Flexible Toolkit Slideshow

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I enjoyed presenting the Infinitec webinar today and truly appreciate all the attendees! Here is a link to the interactive slideshow with resources. The final webinar in this series will be held on December 3rd at 4:00 PM CST. S AMR Through the Lens of the Common Core.

5 Engaging Activities for Early Finishers!


In my experience, students shine the most when they''re given autonomy over their learning. Because each classroom has learners at varying levels, it helps to have engaging activities ready for those who need them.

Voki: A Tool for Bringing Characters to Life

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Voki is a free web 2.0 tool used to create talking avatars. Characters can be customized to look like historical figures, animals, cartoons, and even one''s self. For a fee, users can join Voki Classroom for more access to options and the ability to control privacy settings.

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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.

The meaning of pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

Yes, the Ancient Greeks used tablets! Following on from my recent posts on praxis and the meaning of education , here are a few thoughts on pedagogy. If you ask someone what a pedagogue is, they are likely to reply ''a teacher''.

What if we let students design their own schools?

The Innovative Educator

What if we let students design their own schools? That''s exactly the question that was explored with The Independent Project. The program provides a model that empowers students to design and learn in their own school. The project was proposed by students.

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A Few Must-Have Books for Elementary Classrooms!


One of my favorite stories to share with my students is The Potato Chip Champ by award-winning Michigan author, Maria Dismondy. Maria and I became friends about two years ago after connecting through the blogging world.

Tab Scissors & Glue: Extensions for Chrome Use

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Tab Scissors and Tab Glue are two extensions to use for quickly splitting your tabbed browser windows into groups and "gluing" browser windows back together.

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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.

Hey, teacher, leave them kids alone!

Learning with 'e's

We use a lot of words in education without really understanding what they mean. Take the word ''education'' for example. Education is often associated with schooling, but to assume that the two are one and the same would be a serious error.

Tasting in Technicolor - A Story of Learning Differences from a Teen with Synesthesia

The Innovative Educator

Guest post by Rylie VanOrsdol When I was in early elementary school, I thought everyone experienced the world the way I did. Then, in 5th grade while working with a group of kids on math at school, the answer to the problem was 30. I commented, “Well that’s a nice red number.”

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please mark your calendars for November 18 - 22 for the fourth annual Global Education Conference ( [link] ).

Mobile Education: Lessons from 35 Education Experts Free E-Book

The 21st Century Principal

Here''s a resource you may want to bookmark. Mobile Education: Lessons from 35 Education Experts on Improving Learning with Mobile Technology from Studio B Productions and sponsored by CITRIX. Mobile Education - Lessons from 35 Education Experts on Improving Learning with Mobile Technology from Studio B Productions, Inc. lessons in using mobile devices mobile devices mobile devices in classroom mobile education

EdTech at School

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

The two horsemen of the higher education ‘apocalypse’

Mark Smithers

Headless horseman – Some rights reserved by cgc76. It was fabulous to attend the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Melbourne yesterday. I managed to see four of the five speakers and all of them were excellent.

ASHA 2013 Presentation: Pairing MORE Picture Books & Apps to Contextually Address Language Objectives


It''s the week before the Chicago ASHA Convention and a lot of us are feeling the buzz! I hope some of you will be there and will come by my session.

Tell Me All About it with Tellagami

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Tellagami is a mobile app that lets users create a short animated video using any mobile device. This is a cool tool for BYOD students and teachers to use for animated project videos. In three easy steps, users create a "Gami" animated avatar by customizing their character, selecting a background image, adding dialogue, and sharing it. Once you have the app, there is no account log in information to worry about. Students and the teacher could share devices to use Tellagami.

2 Hawaii Administrators, on GAFE in their schools. and a sneak peek at next week's Google Rocks! Hawaii HOA

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Two different approaches to administering Google Apps for Education in a school -- both effective! Jan Iwase, principal of Hale Kula Elementary School located at Schofield Barracks, O''ahu, has dived right in with student projects.

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.

#adjunctchat Nov 4: Attending conferences

Connecting 2 the World

As adjuncts, we are not expected to contribute research to our profession. However, the reality is that long-term academic positions have changed over the last 20 years and there is an expectation of academic publishing or presentation at conferences. However, there is little funding available for research or conference participation. So adjuncts that want to continue on an academic route may not have the opportunity to participate in conferences.

Level Up Your Blog!

The Daring Librarian

Taking Your Blog to the Next Level! So you''ve started a blog! AWESOME! But have you taken it to the next level? Or have you neglected it and need to get -rededicated to the blogging process? Did you know that you can use your blog as a one stop web presence shop?

Have you seen these sites? Reading and Writing Sites You Need to Bookmark Today!


Here are a collection of some great 21st century learning resources for Reading and Writing. Some are for students, others are for teachers. Either way, check them out today!

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