Sat.Jul 20, 2013 - Fri.Jul 26, 2013

TONS of (free) 1-3 minute Engaging Math & Science Videos for Kids via @avheuv!


STEMbite: My favorite YouTube Channel for Learning! click here to subscribe - STEMbite is a YouTube Channel developed by Andrew Vanden Heuvel , one of the original Google Glass Explorers.

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Summer Learning Series-Doing More And Learning More With Diigo

The Web20Classroom

This is the sixth post in my Summer Learning Series. These are short posts with tools, tips and resources for you to try something new this summer or something you can take to the classroom in the Fall. First was Collaborative Learning With Edmodo and then we followed up with Learning With Hashtags.

Edmodocon is Aug 7th - free online conference on using Digital Tools in the Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Edmodocon is a free online conference on using Digital Tools in the Classroom. It will be held August 7th. It is hosted by Edmodo , a free online classroom management system. Edmodo features a social media section, class files, bulletin boards, and much more.

What Constitutes Good PD?

A Principal's Reflections

We can all agree that professional development is essential in any profession, especially education. It is an opportunity to become better at what we do as well as gain knowledge on new pedagogical techniques, learning theories, leadership strategies, technologies, and federal/state mandates.

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.

TONS of Classroom Design Ideas for Setting Up Your Cozy Learning Space!


Thinking About ReDesigning Your Space This Summer? - 3 rich resources for all of your design needs - The layout and design of any space can impact the mood and productivity for the individuals intended to use the area.

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Interesting Inforgraphic: The Use of Social Media in School

The 21st Century Principal

I think this infographic makes a solid argument for making use of social media in schools. I hope you find is as interesting as I did. The Use of Social Media in Schools infographic by obizmedia. educational use of social media effective use of social media reasons use social media social media

How to become an Apple Distinguished Educator?

Kairos EdTech

Here is an updated post on the application for the 2015 Class of Apple Distinguished Educators. For tips and a general overview, please continue reading. I just came back from what has been the most rewarding PD experiences in my career: the ADE Institute for North America!

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3 Ways to Add Student Voice to Anything!


We Love Using LiveScribe Sound Stickers! Adding a Touch of Technology My two children, Riley and Jacob, love playing around with technology. When Jacob came home last year with a project for school, he wanted to use the iPad. He uses the iPad for everything.

5 Chrome Settings that will Make Teachers Smile

The Electric Educator

Google Chrome has been my browser of choice since it was launched in 2008. Chrome redefined the browsing experience for users and continues to do so today. Many new features in Explorer, Safari, and Firefox are responses to Google Chrome. Chrome is an awesome browser for the classroom.

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.

Wikispaces Classroom - A Flexible Tool for Teaching & Learning

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Wikispaces Classroom is a flexible tool that has many useful features for designing and implementing technology powered learning experiences to support all learners. This online learning platform and virtual classroom is free, efficient, and built to support teaching and learning.

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#EdcampHOME is Where the Heart is. for Learning

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

EdcampHOME demonstrated the power of organized mulitple Google Hangouts and educators'' desire to learn. In the 3+ hours of the un-conference, I can honestly say I did not move from my seat.

Bring Your Coloring Pages to Life with the Free Augmented Reality App colAr Mix!


colAR App: Coloring pages come to life! *If If you want the pages I''ve embedded below, please print them ASAP!* I''m removing the Scribed document on July 28th because the colAR team''s promotion of offering the pages for free ends on this day. and, well.

Cleaning Up YouTube for your Classroom

The Electric Educator

Video is a powerful teaching tool. As the largest online video repository, YouTube is a popular destination for video clips however YouTube is blocked at many schools and teachers are often hesitant to use YouTube because of easy access to inappropriate content and the unpredictability of when inappropriate content can appear. The good news, is that there are ways to safely and effectively use YouTube in your classroom! Here are some tips and suggestions.

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.

Unplugging from Technology and My Role as a School Leader -Educator

The 21st Century Principal

It is time once again to unplug from technology and my role as an educator. Last year, I posted that I was taking some time to completely unplug from technology and from my role as an educator ( "Weekend Unplugged from Technology and from Being an Educator" ).

My 10 Favorite Google Tips of the 100 Shared by @EdReach

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Edreach''s recent Google Educast #100 celebrated 100 Google Tips (very clever :D). What a head-dizzying goldmine of ideas! I''ve selected 10 TIPS to recommend because: I did not know about these tips before. I love them. I love these tips so much I''m going to recommend them to our faculty.

5 Reasons I Use TenMarks in My Classroom:


TenMarks for Math I started using TenMarks a while ago. I fell in love with their site because it met my two critical requirements: free and functional. Simply put, it didn''t cost me a penny, and it was easy to use.

Stay connected to parents with Google Voice

The Innovative Educator

Contact is key. Our constituencies want us to be accessible. However, 24/7 access isn’t always possible, nor should it be.

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.

Powerful Opportunities for Content Creation & Publication in the Digital Classroom

The 21st Century Principal

I began teaching in 1989. My first classroom didn''t have a phone in it and the prime piece of technology I had was one of those old fashioned turntables. I remember using that to share my love of blues music with students by playing a Muddy Waters album for them in connection to a short story we were reading. I had a cassette tape player too, and I remember sharing a dynamic dramatic reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Bells” using this device.

Here's a Neat Infographic on 'The History of the Hashtag'

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

People ask me about hashtags all the time. What do they mean?" I tell them this: Just think of hashtags as subjects. There are the standard, popular subjects ( much like the subject categories of the Dewey Decimal System -- but I keep this reference to my librarian self ).

I LOVE Bella & Harry Books: Teach Social Studies & Add Augmented Reality to Bring the Books to Life!


The Adventures of Bella and Harry! Like many of you, I receive a ton of press releases in my inbox. I try to help as much as possible, but to be fair to my readers, I really try to only introduce items, products, and sites that I think you all would enjoy.

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Follow-Up on ASHA Schools: Tellagami


I had a terrific time attending and presenting at this past weekend''s ASHA Schools Conference in Long Beach, CA. I have been to many ASHA Conventions (and will be presenting in Chicago, more info to come), but this was my first Schools Conference.

EdTech at School

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

1-in-3 presentation at the ADE Institute in North America

Kairos EdTech

One of the most thrilling and exciting things about the ADE Institute in North America was the 1-in-3 showcase. 30 ADEs from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. were selected to present their stories of how they''re transforming education in innovative and powerful ways. in less than 3 minutes.

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Tuesday Interview - Frans Johansson on the Randomness of Success

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Tuesday, July 23rd, for a live and interactive conversation with Frans Johansson, author, entrepreneur, and innovation thought leader. The Click Moment , Fran''s most recent book, argues the provocative and counterintuitive idea that "success is random—far more random than we would like to believe." While the book is focused on the business world, I couldn''t help but find striking similarities with the stories we tell about student school success.

Use this Google Custom Search Engine to Search Through '40 Sources for Curated Educational Videos

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

My motive? To save our teachers and students time! So I created a Google custom search engine that searches through the 40 Sources for Curated Educational Videos by Getting Smart , and IT WORKS! Use it as you would a regular Google search. SEARCH 40 Sources for Curated Educational Videos by Getting Smart. I embedded the search in our Educational Video LibGuide and I''ll be promoting the use of the search engine come the beginning of school. Please feel free to use the search.

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3 great reasons to use Twitter in your school

The Innovative Educator

Here''s a simple Prezi that provides three great reasons to use Twitter in your school. Free text alerts to parents - Create a Twitter account for your school and have parents follow it on their phones for instant updates and alerts. Instant news ticker to celebrate success - A Tweeting principal can be a success catcher and share what he finds in school via Tweets that auto populate to the school website. Teachers and students deserve to be noticed and celebrated.

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.

Twitter and PD - GHO at edcampHOME

Kairos EdTech

This is a GHO we did at #edcamphome this morning on Twitter and PD. Very interesting discussion that extended to uses in the classroom, best practices, tips on how to get other educators on board, etc.

RSS through Feedly


Living in an age with information at our fingertips can be challenging when there''s so much of it. That is why it''s important to prioritize and focus on the content I want. One tool that helps with that focus is Feedly , a RSS tool. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication.

Screencast-O-Matic SuperQuickStart Guide

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Just did this Screencast-O-Matic SuperQuickStart Google presentation for our faculty and I thought others might find it useful. Quick link to this presentation: [link] I''m a big fan of Screencast-O-Matic for both faculty and students! It''s a fun, quick way to create visual content. Good luck screencasting, and have fun with it! (??? ? ) @mauilibrarian2 G+ This post was originally published at mauilibrarian2 in Olinda. edtech screencast-o-matic screencasts video