Sat.Mar 30, 2013 - Fri.Apr 05, 2013

Teachers: @GeorgiaPacific is Hosting an #EarthDay Lesson Plan Contest!


#Earthday Lesson Plan Contest *this post is copied from Lisa Dabbs * In celebration of Earth Day this Month of April, Georgia-Pacific will host their first lesson plan contest on my blog and they want YOU to participate!

Tracking Your Digital Footprint

A Principal's Reflections

I was devastated to learn a few weeks back that Google Reader was getting the ax. I took solace knowing that many of the other Google tools that I have become quite attached to were still around. That was until I read a tweet about Google Alerts quietly being shutdown.

Jesus is Risen, and I Believe.


God works in mysterious ways. This week, He brought a couple of things across my virtual radar and convicted me to share on my blog some truths I believe to the core of my being. These are not truths that have to do with education or technology, but eternity.

Online Mentoring via Edmodo & Google

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

In December, Dean Shareski , professor at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada, put a call out on Twitter for teachers who would be willing to pair with his pre-service student teachers for a virtual mentoring project.

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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.

Close Read Complex Text, and Annotate with Tech--Part 1


Students need to be taught how to read complex texts. One of the strategies for learning how is close reading. It slows the reader down to notice and ponder more. It also connects meaning and builds systems of thought. Text complexity with close reading Complex text requires a close reading.

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The Flipped Classroom: Beyond the Videos – Part 1


By CUE guest blogger Catlin Tucker An interesting blog post by Shelley Blake-Plock titled “The Problem with TED Ed” got me thinking about the flipped classroom model and how it is being defined.

Ed-specific or student specific? Which device is right for your school?

The Innovative Educator

With the recent release of News Corp’s Amplify Tablet , the discussion of ed-specific verses student-specific devices has come to the forefront. Some argue for ed-specific devices: a sort of all-in-one reply to education technology needs.

iPad Essentials: Accepting Folders


I like icons. I think it is one of the things that we all like about the iPad. App icons have a visual appeal that tends to stick with us, and we sometimes even look more closely at an app and consider buying it because of the icon. At least I do. It''s like app fashion.

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One iPad Classroom Resources

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Here is a playlist of resources for getting started in the One iPad Classroom. Watch it grow! Create your own Playlist on MentorMob! ipad mentormob one ipad classroom

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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.

2013 CUE Annual Conference Keynote: Kevin Honeycutt – Trends, Tools and Tactics for 21st Century Learning


Captured on March 16, 2013 closing the Annual CUE Conference, Kevin Honeycutt inspires and engages attendees. Amazing, not to miss talk… Session Description: This keynote is funny and a fun look at the amazing things that happen when educators step outside their traditional methods and try new tools. It encouraging teachers to become learners again […].

Education Reformers

The Innovative Educator

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Homework 2.0: can Tech Transform HWK?

My Paperless Classroom

As I am preparing for this week''s Pedagogy and Technology chat (#patue) I am thinking a great deal about homework in my own life as a student and as a teacher. Before I engage in a narrative ramble here is the official promo info for Tuesday: #PATUE Chat April 2 @ 5PST/ 8est topic Homework 2.0

Long games and grand strategies

Learning with 'e's

Games playing is not always viewed as a serious pedagogical method. Some teachers dismiss it as time wasting, or as a frivolous activity that is best employed at the end of term, when the serious business of teaching has started to wind down.

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.

Thursday Interview: John Hattie on What Actually Works in Schools to Improve Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

College is costly: 7 innovative ideas for funding

The Innovative Educator

For some, the hardest part about going to college is not deciding whether college is right for you , the admissions process, or the workload you have once you get there. For many the hardest part about going to college is paying for it.


Big Rich Mt. Olympus: Legendary Drama!

The Daring Librarian

The Task: "You''ve moved to the upscale neighborhood of Mt. Olympus, rubbing elbows with the big shots, the wealthy, the divine - yes the Greek Gods. To fit in you better know who your neighbors are! This playlist will help you find out all about their habits, attitudes, and yes.their powers!"

Connecting through EdTech Conferences

The Electric Educator

In April I presented several session at the 2013 Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning ( MACUL ) conference in Detroit, Michigan. This year was one of the largest gatherings in the history of MACUL with over 4,000 educators in attendance.

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.

2013 School Leadership Summit - Recordings Posted, Thanks to Be Given!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Last week we held our inaugural School Leadership Summit , and it was a huge success. The recordings for the event are posted ( [link] ), and now is the time for some real thank-yous (as well as a taking a little pleasure in the Summit reviews!).

Want to strengthen family & community engagement in your #school? Try a flashmob!

The Innovative Educator

Looking for a way to strengthen the family and community engagement at your school? Take a page from the book of PS 10 in Brooklyn, New York.

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North Carolina's Massive Increase in High Stakes Testing: Fair? Not Hardly!

The 21st Century Principal

“Without these common exams, we have no objective way to measure the value teachers give their students, and this is an important part of North Carolina’s teacher evaluation model.”

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Read and write with NWP’s E-Anthology

Educator Innovator

This summer roughly 2,000 educators will be spending their summer vacation sharing their practices, exploring theory and research, writing together…in public. You can read along with them and try some projects yourself with NWP’s E-Anthology.

EdTech at School

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

The 6 Cs for using social media during times of grief: Consider. Communicate. Connect. Console. Commemorate. HAVE COURAGE!

The Innovative Educator

This has been a tough year for me. I experienced the death of my mother and my grandmother. In both cases I shared the news on Facebook just as my cousin had done when her father (my uncle) passed away a couple years earlier. This is not uncommon in the 21st century.

The hottest posts that everyone's reading

The Innovative Educator

Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog this week. Below you’ll see the top weekly posts along with the number of pageviews. I hope there''s something that looks of interest to you. If it does, check it out. If you’re inspired, share it with others and/or leave a comment. Entry Pageviews 6 free ways to capture student responses. Mar 27, 2013, 2 comments 4288 10 Do’s and don’ts to using PowerPoint. Mar 20, 2013, 2 comments 2519 Facebook, Edmodo, & Schoology.