Sat.Dec 27, 2014 - Fri.Jan 02, 2015

Give Entrepreneurs (and Teachers) a Break!

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

You can''t work all the time. Unless, you''re an entrepreneur (or a teacher), of course, in which case, you are expected to work all the time. But is that sustainable? Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email

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Looking Back at 2014 and Forward to 2015

The Web20Classroom

What a year it has been. And now that it''s coming to a close I like to take a look at the most popular posts here and do a bit of looking into the crystal ball to see what conversations might be on the horizon for next year. First, the most popular posts!

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2014 Was One Wild Ride

A Principal's Reflections

The holidays present a wonderful opportunity for many of us, including me for once, to relax from the rigors of work while spending time with family and friends. However, there is always some quiet time to write so I am seizing that golden opportunity this morning.

Ditch the Resolutions and Do the Word! #onelittleword

Teaching With Soul

When I was a classroom teacher I was easily pulled in many directions and got caught up in way too many projects. In my eagerness to serve, I frequently volunteered to be on this committee and to chair that important group. It was easy to get lost to what really mattered: teaching my students.

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.

Three Reasons the Flipped Classroom is Here to Stay

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

According to new research, the number of teachers flipping lessons is growing significantly. It''s not just for the most adventurous educators anymore. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email Research & Insights eduCanon blendedclassroom differentiationtools edtech flippedclassroom formativeassessments interactivelearning realtimemonitoring screencasting teacherpreneur video videoscreencasting

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12 Terrific ThingLink EDU Features in 2014

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

ThingLink offers the education community tagging tools to bring images and video to life. It works across platforms and provides teachers and students with the ability to add rich media contents to any video or image.

Embracing Your Possibilities, Dare to Dream

Years ago, one of my students asked me a question that sent me on the weekend reflection that would forever change my life. He asked, “Hey Miss, other than teaching, what were your dreams? What is the one thing that you always wanted to do but didn’t?”

Stop Calling a Site-Survey a Wireless Network Design

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

One of the most frustrating terms in the wireless industry is the term “site-survey”; it means one thing to some and a completely different thing to others.

Stop Motion Animation in the Classroom from a Student Perspective

Comfortably 2.0

I received an email from Mr. Dubas informing me that I needed to see what a student had created for a project in his seventh grade social studies class. Being a former social studies teacher, I was immediately interested. I headed over to our middle school wondering what this could be all about.

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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.

Five Apps That Enchanted Me in 2014 and I'm Taking with Me into 2015

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

I''m a Google Apps Gal through and through, from way back. So even though I explore a lot of non-Google apps for people, only a few actually make it into my personal toolkit. These are the five apps that grabbed my attention this year, stuck, and enchanted me. I''m taking them with me into 2015!

From Midway Negativity to a Positive Ending

Back in October, Pernille Ripp wrote an article about the Downside to being a connected educator. I actually have that article bookmarked because I connected to so much of it.

Preparing our children for the future

Learning with 'e's

In my last post I asked if there were any unGoogleable questions. This was not actually a question about search engines or the power of the Internet. It was a question about the fundamental nature of knowledge.

Join the H&R Block Budget Challenge–It’s Back for 2015!

Teaching With Soul

In September, H&R Block approached me with this great opportunity to share their budget challenge , I jumped at the chance to participate! Now as we enter 2015, it’s exciting to see that they are once again offering the chance for more students and teachers to take part.

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.

MSNBC, CNN, Fox News Ignore Career Educators in their Public Education Coverage

The 21st Century Principal

It doesn’t matter whether it is MSNBC, CNN, or Fox News; each one of these cable news channels have proven through their education reporting during the past year that they aren’t in the least interested in getting all sides of the education story. The evidence of this is a Media Matters report that came out in November that found that “Only 9 Percent of Guests Discussing Education on Evening Cable News Were Educators.” Also see Diane Ravitch’s summary of this report here.)

A Few of My Fav #EdTech Things in 2014

The Innovative Educator

Looking back at 2014 I've come up with a few edtech resources I have relied on most for teaching and learning. Check em out and share yours.

Maker pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

More and more teachers are beginning to realise that creating environments and possibilities where students make things is a very powerful pedagogy. Students learn a number of skills and draw on a variety of subjects when they design and create objects.

Happy New Year!

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I''ve put together 12 examples of ways to embrace ThingLink for teaching and learning in the New Year. The ideas are for those who are just starting out, or for those who already love ThingLink! We hope you will get inspired by the interactive images created by our talented community members over the course of the last 12 months. To learn how to use any of these ideas in your classroom, click the information link below each example. Happy New Year! -> > Read more on the ThingLink Blog

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.

Arne Duncan's Proposal to Use Test Scores to Measure Teacher-Prep Program Effectiveness

The 21st Century Principal

Public schools have suffered under Secretary Arne Duncan''s Race to the Top and No Child Left Behind law waivers. Testing, not learning has become the focus. Schools have cut arts programs and non-tested subjects. Enormous amounts of time are spent during the school year getting students ready for the tests.

An Educator Turn-off

My Island View

Anyone who is familiar with what I write about should recognize that I stress the importance of relevance as educators in order to teach in an ever-changing, rapidly paced, computer-driven society. That message goes across well with most connected educators for they seem to be the educators who are more comfortable with the tools to make all that happen.

Coming soon.

Learning with 'e's

I thought it was about time that I published a new book. It has been about five or six years since my last volumes were out on display in the book stores. But what to write?

Three #GR8Finds #ThisWeek -- multimedia textbooks, longhand,

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Finding stuff makes me HAPPY! Sharing stuff? Even HAPPIER! Sooooo, I''ve decided to add a little structure to my sharing. I''ll be blogging every Friday about my #GR8Finds #ThisWeek. There, I said it in writing. No turning back. ?

EdTech at School

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

My #Whatif for Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

The 21st Century Principal

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently posted this tweet on Twitter: In response educators and parents everywhere are posting their own “Whatifs” using the hashtag, #whatif,” and attaching @arneduncan. Judging by the #whatif stream, I suspect many educators are expressing quite a bit of frustration regarding Duncan’s education policies. But I wanted to just take a moment and look at what’s problematic about Duncan’s tweet.

5 Lessons from 2014, A Year in Learning

My Paperless Classroom

I thought I was done blogging for the year. I am working on a couple of posts, but I wasn''t going to post anything else. I was going to take the time off. The thing about blogging is that it helps me make sense of the work that I do.

What we don't know

Learning with 'e's

In February 2002, at the height of media speculation over weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, U.S.

What is the one Must-Read Nonfiction for High School Seniors title that pops into your head?

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Emboldened by the interesting responses to my plea on Facebook for Must-Read Nonfiction titles for high school seniors, I''m going LARGE to reach my G+ and Twitter supporters. :) Won''t you weigh in with the one Must-Read Nonfiction for High School Seniors title that pops into your head?

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.

Language Matters. Stop "Forcing." Start "Inspiring."

The Innovative Educator

Language matters. If we want to do what is best for young people and teachers we need to consider language. Consider these questions: My daughter is falling behind in reading. How do I "force" her to read more? How do I "make" my students understand that it''s okay to not know something?

EdTech Quick Take: Evernote Vs. Notability

Graphite Blog

Both Evernote and Notability are great digital note-taking tools for teachers and students. But which is best for classroom use? Both tools offer a host of similar functions, but some key differences might make one a better choice than the other, depending on your needs.

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Something old, something new.

Learning with 'e's

Commonly, the New Year is a time when we think of renewal, look forward to the future and anticipate what might be on the horizon. It''s often ''out with the old and in with the new.'' What might we expect in the world of education this new year?