Sat.Sep 29, 2012 - Fri.Oct 05, 2012

Share The Knowledge With Claco

The Web20Classroom

A while back I wrote about Class Connect. Founded by a pretty awesome guy, Eric (you remember, the kid who slept at AOL while coding in the middle of the night?), the goal was to provide a platform for teachers to share resources, easily, in an organized way.

Your All Access Pass to the Bammy Awards!


Nick Provenzano, Eric Sheninger, Kyle Pace, Erin Klein, Joan Young, Adam Bellow The Bammy Awards Washington D.C. 2012 I recently had the pleasure of attending the first ever Bammy Awards in Washington D.C. this September.

Google Nexus 7 initial impressions and review

Educational Technology Guy

I just got a Google Nexus 7 tablet yesterday as a gift from my wife for our 10th wedding anniversary which was Saturday (she''s so cool, isn''t she?) and absolutely love it. Here''s my initial thoughts, impressions, and review.

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Relevant Leadership for Today's Schools

A Principal's Reflections

Over the past three years I have, in my opinion, dramatically grown as a school leader. The catalyst for a significant portion of this growth was my embracement of social media as a powerful leadership tool.

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.

Parent Concerns in a 1:1 iPad Initiative


Used With Permission Under a Creative Commons License Last Sunday, I received a note via the contact form on my blog that was a first for me in many ways.

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Center for Digital Education - great, free resource on education and technology

Educational Technology Guy

The Center for Digital Education , formerly known as Converge, is a great site with lots of information about education and technology, including news, grants, product reviews, case studies, examples of digital education and much more.

Explore the Great Barrier Reef: Google Wonders Project

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The Google Wonders Project is an interactive website that allows visitors to discover many of the wonders of the world. Virtual visitors can get off the beaten path and explore wonders from 6 continents up close through Google''s amazing street view technology.

Lessons from WDW 3: Guestology

The Playground Advocate

This is part three in a series in which I explore the question: What elements of the Disney culture could be applied to educational design. I read a blog post the other day from the Disney Institute that used a word I liked: Guestology.

Learning at the Speed of Technology - David Jakes


Notes from David Jakes Keynote Fall 2012 TCEA TECSIG Meeting October 4, 2012 Austin, Texas All resources posted at Question : Are we taking brand new disruptive technologies and trying to force them into old models?

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.

Jumpshare - easily share and view files online

Educational Technology Guy

Jumpshare is a service I just learned about that lets you easily share and view files online, for free. Simply drag and drop your files to the site and then you can share them.

Flipping testing skills in Week 3

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I identify with the tenets of flipped approached and find that it is a natural fit for much of what I do in my student-centered, collaborative learning environment.

Lessons from WDW 4: Care

The Playground Advocate

This is part four in a series in which I explore the question: What elements of the Disney culture could be applied to educational design. As I''ve described in earlier posts , Disney puts a lot of effort into making sure its visitors feel noticed and important.

5 Suggestions for 21st Century School Leaders on Web Presence Management

The 21st Century Principal

According to Kitty Porterfield and Meg Carnes, in the book Why Social Media Matters: School Communication in the Digital Age , school leaders should “Think of your website as home base for your school information platform.” A great deal is written about school leaders engaging in the use of social media. I myself have done the same. But, most of us have a more powerful way to communicate information and image to the broader world than social media, and that is our school or district web presence.

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.

5 Recent Advances in Educational Technology - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

5 Recent Advances in Educational Technology Imagine going to school without getting out of bed.

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Questions, questions

Learning with 'e's

All friend of mine recently told me that his child's school has complained to him about his son. It seems his son has been asking too many questions, and it's interfering with the running of the class. The young lad keeps asking why he has to do certain tasks in the lessons.

October is Appy-Picking Month! (and LeafSnap)


Before I go any further, I must acknowledge that I stole the phrase "Appy-Picking" from the terrific EdCeptional podcast.imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Have you listened to EdCeptional lately? I must confess that I am not a big fan of the fall.

Common Core: Addressing Text Complexity through Digital Resources


The Internet is a key resource for text complexity. We are in a day and age where information and resources are at our fingertips.

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.

Wolfram Alpha has a great contest for educators

Educational Technology Guy

Wolfram , the company behind Wolfram Alpha and other educational services and apps, has a great contest for educators.

Keep juggling

Learning with 'e's

How many balls can you keep in the air at one time? One of the most interesting stands at the World of Learning Exhibition and Conference in Birmingham this week was the Blue Beetle Training stand, which among other rolling performances featured a 10 minute tuition on three ball juggling.

Appy-Picking Month: Kid's Journal


Whoo! I made it to day 2 of Appy-Picking Month! Today''s pick is Kid''s Journal ($1.99), a wonderfully simple creation app from educator Scott Meech''s App of Approval.

Edutopia Video Reflection: No Rigor Mortis at SOF

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

"What if we.?"

EdTech at School

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

Bartleby - free books, lit and reference information

Educational Technology Guy

Bartleby is a site that contains a huge amount of literature and reference books online, for free. The materials, both books and reference information, are categorized by reference, verse, fiction, and nonfiction. There is also a dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia and quotation dictionary.

Texas Education On iTunes U


Notes from Fall 2012 TCEA TECSIG Breakout Session Kathy Ferguson Texas Education Agency Direct Link to Texas Education on iTunes U (Need iTunes to launch.) link] Texas Education on iTunes U is part of Project Share. Access Texas Education on iTunes U through in the resources feature on the home page. or through the iTunes store through the iTunes U button in the top navigation menu. Select iTunes U, then go to K-12 in the top right navigation menu.

Appy-Picking Month: Buildo Museum


We clearly love to use Halloween as a topic in October, and so do our kids. Last year I got into the Buildo "sticker book" types of apps (geared toward adding characters and objects to a scene, like Colorforms) and was a bit confused when they released Buildo Museum in the spring. Museum, huh?

I Want YOU! Free, Virtual, & Global

The Daring Librarian

I want YOU! to experience the Amazing Personal Learning Network (PLN) that we are.Free, Virtually, and Global!

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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.

cloudHQ - sync Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote and more

Educational Technology Guy

cloudHQ is a unique service that, while not free, offers a very useful service. It allows you to backup and sync files between Google Drive, Dropbox, Sugarsync, Box, Basecamp, and Evernote. You can sync your notes and files between Basecamp, Dropbox and Evernote, back up your cloud data, and even synchronize docs and notes between Google Drive and Evernote in real time. cloudHQ continuously syncs all of your files between your different cloud services in real-time.

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iOS 6 Update


Notes from TCEA TECSIG Fall 2012 Breakout Session October 4, 2012 Austin, Texas Speaker: Brittney Van Zant, Apple Senior Systems Engineer Over 200 new features in iOS 6. These features are relevant to education: Accessibility System Preferences Guided Access - Can set up home button to toggle on and off with a tripple-click. Can disable hardware buttons and disable touch so an app just runs w/out user interference. You can also select only certain areas of the screen to be touch-sensitive.

Appy-Picking Month: Appy Politically Incorrect Holiday!


Last year I had an accidental app discovery. I was looking up a site that outlined an iPad "exploration" workshop for teachers and Googled "iPad exploration," which displayed as a result the free iPad app European Exploration: The Age of Discover y.

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