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

BookWriter: Turn your Digital Storytelling into Printable Books!

Kleinspiration

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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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.

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.

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!

Kleinspiration

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 - 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.

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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Activities to Teach about Daylight Savings.

Kleinspiration

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!

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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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.

11 Things I Think I Know #EdTech Folks Really Want to Promote

The Playground Advocate

I had an important conversation with my wife (a classroom teacher) the other day that reminded me (an educational technology coach) how easy it is to be misunderstood. I was trying to understand how I could more effectively reach teachers with the resources and messages that I am trying to promote.

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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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5 Engaging Activities for Early Finishers!

Kleinspiration

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.

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.”

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.

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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My Paperless Past, Archiving Notebooks with the ScanSnap ix500

My Paperless Classroom

When I was packing up my English teacher office last year I was not surprised by the number of books I have. I know that most people don''t haul 30 plus linear feet of books with them everywhere they go, but what can I say I am exceptional.

A Few Must-Have Books for Elementary Classrooms!

Kleinspiration

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.

LeRoy Finkel Fellowship – CUE Offers an Amazing Opportunity

CUE

By CUE’s Blog Editor Kate Petty Finding out I was going to be awarded CUE’s LeRoy Finkel Fellowship of 2013 was one of those times where I remembered exactly where I was and what I was doing at that moment. I was with some friends and I started jumping up and down and screaming like […]. The post LeRoy Finkel Fellowship – CUE Offers an Amazing Opportunity appeared first on OnCUE. CUE Conference Personal Learning Network (PLN

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.

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

SpeechTechie

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.

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''.

Congratulations to the October #EduWin Honorees!

CUE

Thanks to all of those who sent in nominations to recognize October #EduWin moments from folks all across education. The October #EduWin Honorees are: Tony Tepedino, Educator Tony had multiple nominations- by his students- and is described as a “forward thinking educator.” ” This is the first time we’ve seen students hand out #EduWin to their […]. The post Congratulations to the October #EduWin Honorees! appeared first on OnCUE. CUE News

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.

The principalship: 6 ways smartphones have changed the landscape

The Innovative Educator

Guest post by John Falino. Cross posted at ON PRINCIPAL As noted in the “ The Principalship: What’s Most Important? ” (Post: 9/13), the nature of the Principalship has changed dramatically in a very short period of time. As the demands continue to increase due to the CCSS, standardized exams, and new teacher evaluation systems, perhaps the greatest “game changer” for Principals is the high level of accessibility and connectedness that is now possible due to technology and social media.

Ipad Green Screen from Do Ink

My Paperless Classroom

This video was shot on my Ipad, and the green screen was applied in the moment using Green Screen by DO Ink. I was pretty happy with the apps ease of use. It did what I expected and the controls were simple. I was able to film this in front of my puppet green screen using a tripod for my Ipad.

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.

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?

EdTech at School

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