Sat.Jul 06, 2013 - Fri.Jul 12, 2013

Summer Learning Series-It's All About The Hashtag

The Web20Classroom

This is the second in my Summer Learning Series, where I share "make-it, take-it" resources, ideas, tips and tricks for the summer and for the classroom. The first in the series was Collaborative Learning With Edmodo. Today we will look at how to utilize hashtags for learning and sharing.

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Quality Professional Development for Teaching Reading: Teacher's College at Columbia with Lucy Calkins


My Reflections from Lucy Calkin''s Reading and Writing Project Summer Institute I just returned home from spending the past seven days in New York with two of my elementary colleagues at the Reading Project Summer Institute held at The Teachers College (Columbia University).

Investigative Science

A Principal's Reflections

NMHS science teacher Ms Tahreen Chowdhury taught the work-energy unit through investigative science learning process. The students started off the unit smashing pieces of chalk using different methods such as a wood block, rolling cart and sling shot.

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Contribute to the #ISTE13 Six Word Story Project!


Here''s My Contribution! Now It''s Your Turn! Did you attend ISTE 2013 in San Antonio ? Then you must contribute to the Six Word Story Project! Technology Director Bryan Doyle had an awesome idea for a collaborative project where attendees could capture their ISTE experience in six words and a photo.

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.

Summer Learning Series-Collaborative Classroom With Edmodo

The Web20Classroom

This is the first in my Summer Learning Series. These are short, learning posts to give you a jump start on some simple tools and ideas you can use in your classroom next year. First up, Edmodo. So you might be asking yourself, what is Edmodo ? Edmodo is a social network designed for education.

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Bring Your Own Device #BYOD - 5 Lessons for Success

The Innovative Educator

Guest post by Craig Crittendon The Network Engineer’s Nightmare. I knew it was going to be an interesting phone call (any call usually is before 8:00 in I.T.). When the teacher asked why she couldn’t get to “” and her kids were arriving in 15 minutes for the first BYOD pilot class, I took my first deep breath of the morning….


Thinking about Social Thinking®, and the iPad Essential of Album Creation


I am really happy to have been asked to be part of the Social Thinking® Blogging Team, a group of folks who will be writing about some of the products and conferences offered that are related to the Social Thinking approach, based on the work of Michelle Garcia Winner.

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Guiding Principles for Fostering and Developing the Compassionate Classroom and School

The 21st Century Principal

“When we wake up in the morning, the first thing we can do is to be aware of the gift that life is offering us. We have a gift of twenty-four hours.” Thich Nhat Hanh, Work: How to Find Joy and Meaning in Each Hour of the Day Finding meaning in what we do as educators should be a given. Most of us became educators because we wanted to compassionately touch the lives of kids, and that motivation is tightly woven into everything we do.

3 things you should know about Twitter

Learning with 'e's

I was asked by Wayne Macintosh - founder of WikiEducator - if I would produce a short video explaining why I use Twitter. I was a little surprised because I had assumed that anyone who was going to use Twitter was probably on board and already familiar with the social media tool.

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.

Free #mlearning Webinar with @SNewco

The Mobile Native

Mobile Learning: "The Time is Now" Wednesday, July 10th at 4pm ET REGISTER HERE In our community''s next webinar, we will see how mobile learning devices have been successfully implemented into the curriculum at St. Marys City Schools in Ohio.

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Help #StuVoice think twice before they post online with this infoflyer

The Innovative Educator

This infographic flyer captures some important points about posting online and asks students to think before they do. Take a look. What do you think? Is there anything you would change? How do you think teens might react? Do you have any ideas for inspiring students to read this and/or classroom discussion? social media in education

Got a New iPhone? Here's 17 Starter Apps

The 21st Century Principal

Recently,our district changed providers and changed phones. As a result, we are now using iPhones. As a avid user of an iPad, deciding which apps to put on my phone was an easy decision. I immediately wanted to be able to access the same applications I can already access on my iPad and on my desktop or the web. Here''s my must-download list of iPhone apps. QR Reader: This is my QR code scanner of choice. Scanning is quite easy. I can even create QR codes within this app.

Why "do nows" and "summaries" are overrated.

Saving Socrates

Ever teach a lesson that is based on one topic and you plan on taking 2-3 days to cover the material? Ever plan an end of unit project and realize that what you thought should be accomplished in one day will really take 2 or 3? Now image you are untenured and work in a subject area where administrators are not just hiring warm bodies to teach, but can be picky who they hire (I.e. not physics or calculus). The classic observation consists of an administrator watching a lesson.

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.

and then our tools shape us

Learning with 'e's

My series of retrospective reviews of seminal learning and technology books continues. I have scoured my personal book library in search of a dozen books that have influenced my own thinking, and share a synopsis of their contents with you. For previous reviews start here.

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Gamification in the classroom

Kairos EdTech

I''ve been recently learning a lot about the value of games and playing them in the classroom. Here''s a very cool infographic that shows how gamification is affecting education.

Pebble Watch: First Impressions

Kathy Schrock

I ran to my Best Buy store on Sunday, the day the Best Buy was slated to start selling the Pebble Watch. However, due to the holiday the week before, the shipping schedule was off and there were none yet in the store.

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Hansen's Link to Tech

If you have a SMART Board interactive whiteboard in your classroom, the magic pen is a great and versatile tool you can use. It has 3 functions. Fade Effect: after you draw or write, the digital ink will gradually disappear. view demo) How to do this- Using the magic pen, write or draw on the screen.

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.

All together now

Learning with 'e's

This is a continuation of my series of retrospective reviews of seminal learning and technology books. I have scoured my personal book library in search of a dozen books that have influenced my own thinking, and share a synopsis of their contents with you. For previous reviews start here.

Wednesday Interview - A Great Learning Experiment Begins at Black Mountain SOLE

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

On a stunningly-beautiful 1,200-acre campus near Asheville, North Carolina, a fascinating experiment in learning is about to start this fall. Join me Wednesday, July 10th, for a live and interactive interview with members of the Black Mountain SOLE founding team.

Auditing My Paperless Classroom

My Paperless Classroom

This summer I have had the honor of teaching in the Dawson College Bound summer program in Las Vegas. I have the students writing on Kidblog (please visit their site).

What is Prezi?

Hansen's Link to Tech

Prezi is a relatively new and very popular presentation tool that helps you organize and share your ideas. Prezi is cloud-based (i.e. saved and accessible via the internet) presentation software that opens up a new method of how slides are presented through zoomable and engaging transitions.

EdTech at School

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

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. Entry Pageviews Infographic flyer: What''s your digital footprint? Jun 30, 2013, 2283 5 ways to spice up your LinkedIn profile.

Austin. here we come! ADE Institute 2013

Kairos EdTech

One of the things I''ve been really looking forward to this summer is the Apple Distinguished Educator Institute to be held this year in Austin, TX. The excitement and eagerness to be there has been growing by the minute. I personally feel privileged to be part of such an amazing community of educators from around the world, although this particular Institute is only for North American educators.

Conference 2.0 Updates - STEMxCon Proposals Open, Library 2.013 Acceptances, GlobalEdCon Updates, OZeLive, & More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is an update of the worldwide virtual conferences from Web 2.0 These are "peer professional development" opportunities that (I humbly submit) are unlike anything else available online: they are completely free, and they emphasize connecting, creating, and collaborating. We''ve been calling them "Conference 2.0," but I''m thinking instead of calling them SMOOChes --Synchronous and Massive Open Online Collaborations.


Quick Book Summaries

Hansen's Link to Tech

Need a great Language Arts resource? Try 60 Second Recap at This website provides book summaries in sixty second segments. Along with 1 minute recaps of each chapter within the book, there is a general overview of the entire book.

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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.