Sat.Aug 25, 2012 - Fri.Aug 31, 2012

ArtKive: the clutter free way to save and enjoy children's artwork!


ArtKive: a free app to ''archive'' your ''artwork'' ArtKive is a free app that allows you to set up your account and add kids by name and grade level. Then, you can add people to your account, if you choose to do so. I added my two children: Jacob and Riley.

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Evernote Clearly for Chrome gets some great new features!

Educational Technology Guy

Evernote , one of my favorite web apps (along with Google''s many apps), has a great product, Evernote Clearly which is a browser extension for Google Chrome (other browsers will be added soon) that allows you to read online with less distractions.

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Connecting Within and Beyond

A Principal's Reflections

The other day I had a discussion with Colleen Tambuscio, one of my teachers, where she was actively sharing some of the innovative ideas she planned to implement during the upcoming school year. Colleen is the architect of our globally recognized Holocaust Education Program. During our conversation, she shared with me her experience with Today’s Meet at a recent professional development program hosted by the Shoah Foundation in California.

Pressing On in the New School Year


As I start my 20th year in education, a profession I still love, I want to be energized and excited and open to possibilities. The truth is, I''m anything but those things right now. Right now I''m just tired.

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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.

Engaging Students with High Yield Teaching Strategies and Technology

The 21st Century Principal

“Our students must learn not only how to use current technologies, but also how to evaluate which ones work best for particular tasks or projects,” write Howard Pitler, Elizabeth R. Hubbell, and Matt Kuhn in their latest edition of Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works , 2nd Edition.

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Web 2.0 Sunday!


As usual, I am multi-tasking. Working on my course website, watching TV, and surfing the net looking for more technology ideas. This is what I found today. Tagxedo is like Wordle on steroids. This website does allow you to take websites and create word clouds.

Thinking in networks

Learning with 'e's

Build your network and always think in networks. They create a sonor map of intelligence, expertise, information and insight. Your allies, your connections, can help you to navigate the larger number of challenges that can ultimately derail a startup company'.

Google Earth and Cracking Curriculum Content


It''s exciting to have the continued opportunity to contribute to the ASHA Leader for a few of their APP-titudes columns.

TechForum NY is Friday October 19th - register now

Educational Technology Guy

TechForum NY , sponsored by Tech&Learning Magazine , is Friday, October 19th at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, NY (670 White Plains Rd., Tarrytown, NY 10591). Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7 am with the opening keynote starting at 8:15. Join us for a day of learning, sharing, collaboration and more. There will be a keynote address, breakout sessions, and round table sessions where everyone contributes in a discussion on the topic at hand.

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.

A Cool way to empower Self-directed learning and Exploration


InstaGrok is an interactive learning tool, empowering self-directed learning and exploration on any topic in an engaging and personalized way. Put in any topic, and it creates an interactive Concept Map for you to explore.

Digital Citizenship; Engagement through Power

My Paperless Classroom

"With great power comes great responsibility" -Stan Lee. That is right true believers, when it comes to keeping students enaged, we have to allow them to make important chopices about what they are learning and what they are doing with what they learn.

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Learning with 'e's

How can we promote successful change in education? Schools are notoriously conservative institutions, so it is often difficult to introduce new ideas.

Tuesday - Tony Wagner on Creating Innovators

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Tuesday, August 28th, for another live and interactive webinar with Tony Wagner, this time on his latest book, Creating Innovators : The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World.

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.

Google Drive! What's all The fuss??


Google Drive is now the NEW version of Google Docs! So you might have logged into your Google Docs and received a message that it was now Google Drive, and I know you were like OHHH GOD another change.

Building Your PLN, Attend an UNconference

My Paperless Classroom

I spent my last Saturday before my students return at Hillsdale High School attending Ed camp SF Bay. Ed Camp is an unconference. In this un conference the participants pitch sessions and then all of the participants vote on the sessions. I drafted a couple of sessions and when the voting was done they both ran. This was really exciting for me because I got to participate in a conversation with participants who had already signed on and bought into the topic.

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OB 1st Annual Family Tech Week & More!


So another brain child, well it wasn''t my idea really. My good friend Carol Kliesen and the Spoede Elementary family have been doing this for years, but I am making plans to have the 1st annual OB Family Tech 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.

Join the Live Community Conversations to Close Connected Educator Month

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

August is coming to a close this week, and although there are a number of elements of CEM that will continue after the month is over, there will be a series of special wrap-up and next-step sessions in the next few days to close the formal festivities for now.

Great Alternative to SmartBoards


Document Cameras are hundreds of dollars cheaper than a SmartBoard. If you don''t have money to purchase a Smartboard, A Great Alternative would be a Document Camera. Why would I use a Classroom document camera? A document camera is one of the easiest and quickest ways to integrate technology into your classroom. There are very few special skills needed to use this piece of equipment.

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Thursday - Michael Strong on Socratic Teaching, Entrepreneurism, and Education

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, August 30th, for a live and interactive webinar with Michael Strong, a pioneer in education and independent learning. He is the author of The Habit of Thought : From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice , and the founder of innovative Socratic, Montessori, and Paideia schools and programs in Alaska, Florida, California, Texas, and New Mexico.

Top 3 Reasons for Teachers to Use Technology in Their Classroom


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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.