Sat.Aug 23, 2014 - Fri.Aug 29, 2014

#Edchat Is Now On @RemindHQ

The Web20Classroom

In an effort to make sure all those that take part in #edchat each week have the most up-to-date information on chat times, topics and special events, we have teamed up with Remind to get you that info lickidy-split! Don''t know what Remind is? Remind is a reminder and texting service for classrooms.

Structured Guided Reading and Close Reading Portfolio via @snaplearning - LOVE this!


Fantastic Reading Resources for Guided Reading AND Close Reading - C lick Here to try it out and get 20% off for the Back to School Sale - A Guest Post by My Friends and Sponsors from Snap Learning! Normally this would be a blog post about how we love this time of year.

Become the Storyteller-in-Chief

A Principal's Reflections

The new school year has begun for many educators across the country with others soon to follow after Labor Day. With the new year comes a renewed focus on a variety of initiatives that are aimed at enhancing learning and improving student achievement.

5 Google Classroom Mistakes

The Electric Educator

Google Classroom is here (read my review here )! Hurray! As teachers around the country setup their classroom, there are a few things you want to avoid in order to steer clear of future trouble. Don''t click student!

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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.

Checking Out @WeLearnedItApp

The Web20Classroom

Learning has been (and should be about) authenticity. Students should have the opportunities to investigate, discover, research, examine, etc, content that is meaningful to them; learning they can make a connection too.

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Join my #ntchat Class on Remind!

Teaching With Soul

The New Teacher Chat mentoring message started as a weekly chat on Twitter on May 5, 2010. The chat is practitioner focused to support new and pre-service educators world wide to receive resources and mentoring to grow in their practice.

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Awesome Virtual Online Field Trips


Creating an online virtual experience for your students is easy with these great tools. Google Maps with Street View lets you explore places around the world through 360-degree street-level imagery.

Driving over Tukey's Bridge

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

This summer I spent time with family and wrote content for titles that will appear in Curriculet''s premium store. One such title was the young adult novel Delirium by Lauren Oliver where love is considered a disease in a dystopian future.

Defining Your Role as an Instructional Technology Coaches – The 4 R’s

The PL2C Blog

By: Jaclyn Stevens, M.Ed.


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.

Chrome Browser Update: Multi User Sign-In

The Electric Educator

Chromebooks are quickly becoming device of choice for schools around the country. But what about schools with PC''s and Macs in a shared lab or cart setting?

Let's Get Connected! Using Social Media in The Classroom Thinglink


Yes, you can get out of your comfort zone.

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

While on vacation this week on Mount Desert Island in Maine, I had the opportunity to unplug and focus on family in a setting that has stunning scenery and vast opportunities for exploration. I also realized that there is a whole heck of a lot of the world that I''m missing when at home.

Level it Books

Technology Tidbits

Level it Books is the excellent mobile app (iOS/Android) that people everywhere are using to scan a book and get a Reading/Lexile Level. Educators are using it to create a digital library of class books, as well as creating a class roster of students w/ their Read Level.

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.

ThingLink EDU September Webinar Series

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I am excited to be hosting a series of September webinars designed to help educators discover the power of using ThingLink EDU for teaching and learning. We hope you will join us for one or more of these free, online learning opportunities. Explore this Interactive Calendar Find links to more information about each session and sign up, or learn more on the ThingLink Blog

Going the extra mile

Learning with 'e's

This is number 26 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. Previous posts in this series are all linked below.

Hiking Acadia

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Spending the last week of summer on Mt. Desert Island in Maine, we''ve done quite a bit of hiking in Acadia National Park. While the paper map we got at the Entrance Station to the park has been our most useful quick guide, being the techie that I am, I wondered what I could find for tools online.

Game Based Learning

Technology Tidbits

Game Based Learning has been rising in popularity over the years and is a great way to integrate technology in the classroom as well as help keep kids motivated for learning. Also, it is fun way to use computers for Back to School week.

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.

Seven #BacktoSchool Strategies for Strengthening Relationships with Students

The Innovative Educator

A new school year is a great time to remember the importance of building and strengthening relationships with students.

Robot Teachers at New International School

elearning, mobile learning, gamification and more

Abu Dhabi: Robot Teachers will soon be instructing students in basic math and other subjects at a private school in Abu Dhabi.

The Coding Lesson: Programming in Primary

My Paperless Classroom

-continuing a series on teaching coding in primary grades- Once I saw the potential of coding and the ability to use the activity of coding to get students to spend more time with the content, I was hooked.

Conojo Whiteboard

Technology Tidbits

Conojo Whiteboard is a fascinating iPad app for drawing lessons or for brainstorming/mind-mapping ideas. Conojo Whiteboard allows users to draw their lessons w/ an abundance of tools w/ the ability to invite others via bluetooth to collaborate in real-time.

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EdTech at School

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

Start The School Year Off Right. 10 More Easy Tech Tools that every Educator Should have started using Yesterday! Pt. 2


Let''s face it! The beginning of the school year is a very exciting time, and it is probably the most busiest time. Finding practical, and simple ways to get things done is essential for a busy educator like yourself.

Add some great ambiance to your classroom with Table Top Audio


Check out Table Top Audio – a great site for you to use to set the mood in your classroom while your students work on or you introduce a unit. It was built to allow table top gamers to add a bit more depth to the game.

How to Use an iPad for Academic Use

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

One of my students, Matt D., created a presentation on how to use an iPad for academic use based on his experiences last year. We are a BYOD district, but still being rooted in paper, our paperless skills are still emerging. Part of the delay is that it takes time to figure out an effective workflow with new technology. Well, Matt has taken the guess work out of using an iPad in a BYOD classroom.

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Technology Tidbits

Zaption is a excellent learning tool that can be used by educators for Blended or Flipped Learning, as well as for Project Based Learning. It allows a user to take a video and edit it by cropping and adding learning elements such as questions to create a "learning tour".

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.

Is Greenfield an alarmist?

Ed Tech Now

The ed-tech community should listen carefully to concerns being raised about the effect on our children''s development of excessive time spent online. Continue reading → Academic research Christopher Chabris Daniel Simons ed-tech education education technology ict John Hattie neurology neuropsychology Susan Greenfield

Flipping Your Classroom With Limited Technology and Resources

Turning Learning On Its Head

Todd Nesloney ( @TechNinjaTodd )is a 5th grade teacher in Texas who has flipped his class with limited technology. Listen to all episodes of “The Flip Side” by clicking HERE or click below to listen to just this episode. Play in iTunes. Radio Show

MsEdTechie, What are your kids using? FREE K-2 Tech Resources To Engage Kids, and Help them Learn!


Just so you know, this season of my life is very busy. As a mother of 5 boys, I am always looking for engaging and cool ways for my own kids to learn. I decided to dedicate this blog post to sharing some of those great resources I use at home. I have a KG, and two, yes I said 2, 2nd graders.