Sat.Jun 29, 2013 - Fri.Jul 05, 2013

The Power of Video

A Principal's Reflections

Students in Mrs. Tambuscio’s World History class culminated a unit on the Holocaust by applying their historical knowledge to the viewing of survivor testimonies.

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Blog Reader - follow Kleinspiration on BlogLovin'


Now that Google Reader is gone, I invite you to try Bloglovin''! This platform is a new way to follow all your favorite blogs - very similar to what you''d expect from Google Reader. The site is easy to use and follow.

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Explore - Wagon Wheel Project Toolkit

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

And now for a mouthful of EdTech. I have been weaving together digital tools with the Common Core to design flexible student driven learning experiences that start out Above the Line, as defined by SAMR. Good news! My digital toolkit is filled with great resources to tackle these design challenges.

Edcanvas: The Art of Curating

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

One of my favorite tools for curating resources is Edcanvas. Over the summer, I''ve started creating "canvases" for each of the novels and topics I teach organizing links, documents, videos, and pictures as tiles on a grid.

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.

7 Ways CUE Made Me a Better Teacher


By Nancy Minicozzi, CUE Member and Guest Blogger When I started the Innovative Educators Advanced Studies Certificate (IEASC), I expected to learn about innovative educational techniques. After all, it was in the name of the program.

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Missed #ISTE13? Ok, but don't miss the @AdamBellow keynote!

The Innovative Educator

If you weren't able to make ISTE, don't worry. You can still catch Adam Bellow's rousing and inspiring closing keynote, "You're Invited to Change the World" right here. Go to the end of this post and start at 21:30.

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Using Google in Interesting Ways--Learned at ISTE13


One goal at ISTE13 was to learn more about the hidden world of Google -- the scripts, extensions, and apps. I honestly wasn''t aware of them until I read Linda Yollis'' post after she went to the Google Teacher Academy.

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Using SAMR to Teach Above the Line on GettingSmart Today

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I h ave been digging deeper into SAMR to help educators embrace this tech integration model because it is simple, easy to gauge, and something to strive for.

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4 Trends of Global Connectivity We As Educators Can No Longer Ignore

The 21st Century Principal

“As global connectivity continues its unprecedented advance many old institutions and hierarchies will have to adapt or risk becoming obsolete, irrelevant to modern society.”

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.

Student social media use. Advice from the experts

The Innovative Educator

Here is a compilation of advice from experts around the use of social media for students. What do you think? Would this resonate with students? What lessons might you do around this? How might you entice them to read and discuss this topic? social media in education

Best Digital Tools for Writer's Workshop

My Paperless Classroom

This is the ISTE produced Video of the session thanks to the tech crew for recording and producing this! This is a full archive of my ISTE session in audio, slides, Wokka''s video introduction and tweets. I am so grateful to everyone who came to my session and shared in this conversation. pedagogy

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SAMR - Walking a Wiki Up the Line

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

For those of you interested in learning more about the SAMR model of tech integration. I created a MentorMob playlist designed to share a sample of a wiki project I''ve walked up and down the SAMR ladder. The playlist displays illustrated examples of the project at each level of SAMR. After you''ve viewed the example, please read the whole post on to learn where this example fits into designing lessons. Create your own Playlist on MentorMob!

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Cargo cults, wooden phones and superficial learning

Learning with 'e's

During a conference at Plymouth University recently, my colleague Oliver Quinlan told us all a fascinating story about the Cargo Cult movement, and equated it to superficial learning responses.

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.

The hottest posts that everyone's reading

The Innovative Educator

Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of page views. I hope there''s something that looks of interest to you. If it does, check it out. If you’re inspired use one of those icons below the post to share it with others and/or leave a comment. Article Page Views How connected is your school? Take this quiz. Jun 2, 2013, 2152 How well does your school meet student expectations.

The BIG MentorMob Playlist of Curation Tools

The Daring Librarian

I think I''ve mentioned before in a previous blog post called MentorMob & the Secrets of the Remix Mash-Up YouTube Generation that I came to MentorMob about a year after hearing of it from the amazing Dr. Joyce Valenza.

Smart Art in Microsoft Word

Hansen's Link to Tech

Here is a great short instructional video by Microsoft on how to use Smart Art graphics to represent your ideas and illustrations. Click here to view. Classroom Integration : planning, organizing, and illustrating classroom content is happening often within classrooms with teachers and students.

2013 Michigan Google Education Summit - Consider Yourself Invited!

The Electric Educator

This year I am proud to once again coordinate the Michigan Google Education Summit (miGoogle) being held at Brighton High School on November 4-5, 2013.

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 Great Apps to Create Content

Kairos EdTech

Image by M.MehmetCAVUS at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons I believe content-creation is one of the highest forms of learning. Students don''t necessarily remember the topics they study for in a Quarterly exam, but they do remember, and quite well, what they make.

Infographic flyer: What's your digital footprint?

The Innovative Educator

This infographic flyer was created to put important digital footprint information in one place in a graphically pleasing format. Take a look and let me know what you think. digital footprint social media in education

Emailing More Than One Image on iOS Device

Hansen's Link to Tech

Over time I have noticed from a vast amount of users who have iOS devices (iPhone/iPad) that they are unaware on how to email more than one image in 1 email. Here are a few steps on how to do so (this is for iOS 6). Open your Photos app. Touch Camera Roll or another album.

Sharing in Google Drive

Hansen's Link to Tech

One of the many useful aspects of Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Presentations, etc.) is sharing. For example, when working on a Google Doc you can share it to colleagues, students, friends, or to the general public.

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.

Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

Hansen's Link to Tech

If you''ve bought a pc in the past year you probably have Windows 8 installed on it and are a bit confused on the interface. The start menus is now in a tile format called metro interface. They added a section called Charms where you have to open up to search, share, show device, and shutdown/restart. Click here for a list of Keyboard Shortcuts available for Windows 8 and RT.

Connect your Website to Social Networks

Hansen's Link to Tech

If you want to connect your school''s website, personal website, or business website to your social networks here are some steps on how to do so. By following these steps, you will never have to do all that work posting to multiple websites and only need to post to 1 site and it will automatically post to the others. Here are my steps: Click here for the specific directions. Create a blog. Retrieve the RSS for the blog. Create a Yahoo Pipes account (optional).