Sat.Sep 28, 2013 - Fri.Oct 04, 2013

Tips for Setting Up Parent-Teacher Conferences!


Growing up in the south, I learned to always put guest''s needs above my own. I consider parents — as well as anyone in our classroom who doesn''t use the space on a daily basis — as guests and I work hard to make them feel welcome during conferences.

Your Voice Matters So Use It

A Principal's Reflections

I often tell educators to be the change they want to see in education. This requires speaking up in any and all ways possible if you ever have the hopes of actually changing things.

The @ASCD Arias Series-Grading And Group Work

The Web20Classroom

Recently ASCD released 4 short books that are aimed at packing a big punch in a small package. Each are less that 100 pages but have loads of quality information. Over the next few posts we will look at each one to see what they are all about. Then we will give away 1 copy of each. Sound like fun? In the first post we took a look at Fostering Grit. Then we examined Teaching With Tablets. In this post we dive deep with Grading and Group Work.

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6 Tools for Connected Educators on

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

October is Connected Educators month. If you’re reading this post my guess is you are already a connected educator to some degree because you are, at the very least, someone who is opening the door to the ideas of others. It’s quite possible you stumbled across this post on Twitter , Scoop.It

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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.

Do you censor or ban? Here are 6 reasons not to.

The Innovative Educator

Editor's note: Today is the first day of what U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has named Connected Educator Month. The U.S.

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Excited to be participating in #RSCON4

The Playground Advocate

In a few days, thousands of educators from various countries are expected to attend a free 3 day virtual conference, The Reform Symposium, #RSCON4. RSCON will be held October 11th to 13th in conjunction with Connected Educator Month.

Starting Tonight - Meet Your Online Heroes in the "Connected Cafe" Weeknights in October

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Starting tonight, and every weeknight during Connected Educator Month, join me from 7:30 - 8:30pm US-Eastern Daylight Time for an hour of online relaxed and social time with some great special guests.

A few of my favorite things about the #BammyAwards & a wish list too

The Innovative Educator

The #BammyAwards brings folks together once a year to celebrate and recognize that which is good about education. This awards show honors educators like celebrities honored on other shows, shedding a much-needed positive light on the profession.

Flipped Teaching in the Science Class: Strategies Part 4 in Our Series on Flipped Learning


By CUE Member and guest blogger Melissa Hero This Post Will Focus on Flipping the Science Classroom- Post 4 in Our 6-Part Series My first introduction to flipped teaching was at the East Bay CUE Cool Tools Conference.

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.

Freinet and social media

Learning with 'e's

When I wrote Blogging with Freire , I was speculating on what that great Brazilian educator and theorist might have made of educational blogging - a concept he never knew, because he died before the Internet and social media came in to common use.

Grading to Support Learning


Grading should support the learner by being meaningful, accurate, consistent, and encouraging. Grades should encourage student success and the learning process by providing a valid measurement of student performance and achievement. The frustration is, there is nothing consistent with grades.

5 ideas for #ConnectedEducators to connect students #CE13

The Innovative Educator

This piece was originally posted last year in SmartBlog on Education in Ideas that Work , Social Media in Education as part of Connected Educator Month. This takes place this year in October. The U.S. Department of Education’s Connected Educators initiative seeks to celebrate and encourage educators at all levels to collaborate and participate in online learning resources and communities.

Flipped Learning – Part 5: Flip Your English Class!


By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Troy Cockrum This Post Will Focus on Flipping Learning in the English Classroom- Post 5 in Our 6-Part Series I usually describe my flipped learning English classroom as sloppy. I like to say it is the writing process in action. I go in with somewhat of a plan, but my […]. The post Flipped Learning – Part 5: Flip Your English Class! appeared first on OnCUE. Blended Learning Flipped Classroom

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.

Converting Files in Google Drive

Hansen's Link to Tech

If you have a file in you Google Drive that was uploaded but not converted to a Google Document and don’t want to re-upload here is a way to convert your file within your Google Drive. Google Help Document 1. Locate and right-click on the file you want to convert.

Conference 2.0 News - Announcing RSCON4 & ReinventED; Calling All Volunteers; Library 2.013 Updates

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

There''s an incredible amount of fun coming up in our highly participative, free (mostly!) and online (mostly!) Conference 2.0" events. Don''t miss great blog posts about how and why these are so special HERE and HERE.) JUST ANNOUNCED!

Taking Back the Teaching Profession: Can It Be Done?

The Innovative Educator

Rae Pica asks, “Why are teachers the "Rodney Dangerfields" of the professional world?” on BAM Radio. Her guests move beyond lamenting the lack of respect teachers.

Flipped Learning: So You Want to Flip Your Math Class? Start Here. Part 3 in Our Series on Flipped Learning


By CUE Member and guest blogger Crystal Kirch This Post Will Focus on Flipping the Math Classroom- Post 3 in Our 6-Part Series Flipped Learning: Have you heard of this trend? Most commonly referred to as a flipped class, it enables teachers to make the best use of the face to face time they have with their […]. The post Flipped Learning: So You Want to Flip Your Math Class? Start Here. Part 3 in Our Series on Flipped Learning appeared first on OnCUE. Blended Learning Flipped Classroom

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.

Dear Students: Word to the Wise about Sharing Passwords -- a G+ Post from Google

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Dear Students, Google''s Google+ post about passwords popped up in my notifications this morning, and this image caught my eye: Google''s Good to Know How to Stay Safe and Secure Online program is worth exploring and this post is a great place to start.

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Highlights from Imagine K12's Educator Night

My Paperless Classroom

I was late to ImagineK12''s educator night. I had Lego league, but still managed to get to Mountain View in time to see a few off the presentations and I got to talk to several of the teams. I hope over the next couple of weeks to get a chance to talk to each of these great teams.

What Does "Common Core Aligned" REALLY Mean?

The Innovative Educator

Why educators, schools and communities are celebrating Lights On Afterschool

Educator Innovator

The Afterschool Alliance is inviting you to help celebrate the 14th annual Lights On Afterschool !

EdTech at School

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

Tuesday and Wednesday - Big Kickoff Days for Connected Educator Month!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The opening sessions of this year’s CEM once again feature a terrific lineup of thought leaders and influencers, including panels covering each of the key themes for the month and including a couple of new events, a special kick-off event with Secretary Duncan , a CEM opening celebration and a CEM town hall.

Template for a 1/2 Legal Book in Publisher

My Paperless Classroom

Despite my obsession with a paperless classroom, I have a longstanding love affair with book making. I like working with students to help them create their own books. My school has MS Publisher in its suite of programs.

The hottest posts everyone's reading

The Innovative Educator

Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of page views. I hope there''s something that looks of interest to you. If it does, check it out. If you’re inspired use one of those icons below the post to share it with others and/or leave a comment. Post Views 3 people & 3 ideas for using Twitter. Sep 8, 2013, 2975 10 Creative Scheduling Ideas To Provide Time. Sep 1, 2013, 2180 From BadAss to Batty.

News@School - Live! 4 Tips to Terrific School TV

The Daring Librarian

News@School - Live! 4 Tips to Terrific School TV It''s Newsworthy Learning! MHTV is a quality daily live news show BY kids FOR kids! Students can be powerful producers, script writing geniuses, tech stars behind the scenes, and superstars in front of the screen!

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.