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

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.

#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.

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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.

Digital Citizenship Resources for All


Written by CUE Member and Guest Blogger Stephen Politzer @swpolitzer Digital Citizenship… While we usually hear about promoting appropriate online behavior and protecting against cyber-bullying, many topics can be thrown together under the Digital Citizenship catch-all umbrella.

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.

A ThingLink PD Toolkit of Resources

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

This summer I spent much of my work time helping educators learn to embrace the power of ThingLink as a tool for Teaching and Learning. Along the way, I created a wealth of resources using a variety of formats to accommodate the learning needs of busy teachers.

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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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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.

Robot Teachers at New International School

Kevin Corbett

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

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.

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.

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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Kaizena Feedback has Tags!

My Paperless Classroom

Kaizena feedback continues to grow and develop into an ever more useful tool for teachers. Today they launched tags. Now teachers can tag comments in student writing to help identify trends and track growth over the semester. What can you do with tags? Here are some great ideas from the Kaizena blog.

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.

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.

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.

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

The PL2C Blog

By: Jaclyn Stevens, M.Ed.


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.

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

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.

5 Tips for Submitting a Guest Post to a Blog

The Innovative Educator

A fantastic way for educators, students, or companies to get attention to ideas or product is to contribute a post to a popular blog in your area of interest. However if you do, make sure you do your homework by keeping these tips in mind.

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.

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.

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

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

Robot Teachers at New International School

Kevin Corbett

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

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.

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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Twitterize Adult Learning | A MOOC-Ed Experience

The PL2C Blog

In the spring of 2014, a team from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation launched to first rendition of a Massive Open Online Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed), titled Coaching Digital Learning | Cultivating a Culture of Change (CDL).


Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.