Sat.Apr 12, 2014 - Fri.Apr 18, 2014

Gamify Learning: 20+ Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Games are an extraordinary way to tap into your most heroic qualities.” -?Jane Jane McGonigal, Author of Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World. People enjoy playing video games.

Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish

Educational Technology Guy

I found this great list of apps and tech tools that are organized based on the task you want students to accomplish. It was out on Twitter and I can''t find the original tweet. What do you want to do.?There''s There''s a tech tool for that.

Build a Solid Stem with @Science4UsSays: K-2 Online, Interactive Science


Science4Us: Online, Interactive, Standards Based - Kleinspiration readers are invited to. click here to sign up and try it FREE for 60 days - In my opinion, science is a subject that becomes much more interesting when brought to life in sound, picture, and video.

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Learning and Programing With @GoSphero

The Web20Classroom

A few weeks ago the folks over at Orbotix sent me a Sphero to try out. I had seen them before so when given the chance to get hands on I couldn''t resist. What is a Sphero? So as you can see it''s a robotic ball that you control via Bluetooth from your smartphone or tablet.

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.

Digital Poets! Web Tools, Apps, & Lesson Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” by Robert Frost. April is National Poetry month. I invite you to consider the possibilities of teaching with poetry. Poetry makes content come alive, because the poet has a deep connection with the subject matter.

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30+ BYOD and BYOT Resources

The Mobile Native

Forsyth County Schools BYOT 2. Chesapeake Public Schools BYOD 3. Marys City Schools BYOT 4. 10 BYOT/ BYOD Back to School Basics 5. 9 Steps for Schools to Create Their Own BYOD Policy 6. Building on the "Bring Your Own Device" Revolution 7. 11 Sample Education BYOT Policies to Help Create Your Own 8.

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Things That Have Me Thinking-4/18

The Web20Classroom

This is my series where I explore a few things that I have seen or heard about that is pushing my thinking, getting me to see something a different way or just something I want to share. This week we look at the 3 things about apps I''ve been exploring.

Using ThingLink Beyond the Classroom Walls

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

ThingLink is an amazing tool for teaching and learning that is now supported across platforms to provide teachers and students with a variety of flexible options to extend the learning beyond the classroom walls.

Using EdTech to Enhance Science Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Miss Ginter’s Biology students at New Milford High School have been using Padlet as a forum to post answers to teacher created questions, as well as student created questions. A KWL chart on Mitosis was created in class, and the questions that students wanted answers to were posted on the Padlet.

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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.

Learning Revolution Conference Schedule - Online and Free NEXT WEEK

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our first-ever Learning Revolution Conference kicks off this coming Monday, April 20th, online and free, with a terrific set of keynote and distinguished speakers and a full day of conference sessions on Thursday, April 24th. The schedule is below.

The Reinventing The Classroom Virtual Conference #reinvent14

The Web20Classroom

This is a really awesome time to be in the classroom. From Bring Your Own Device to Web 2.0 tools to students connecting across oceans, there are some pretty incredible things happening with learning. The new Reinventing The Classroom Virtual Conference aims to discover and share the most innovative, long-lasting and creative projects and share in a global conversation about what is right with education, world-wide.

Personal devices in higher education

Learning with 'e's

Here are some of my recent thoughts on learning spaces at universities, and the impact of student owned personal technologies: As the shift from location specific learning to untethered learning gathers pace, so the personal device gains increasing importance.

Sphero, an Introduction

My Paperless Classroom

This is the first in a series of posts exploring the resources for teaching with the Sphero robot published at The Sphero company made these posts possible by providing 2 robots for review purposes. As a nerd I am excited about this robot ball because ROBOT BALL!

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.

iFrame, You can frame, We all can frame.

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I''ve been dappling with very basic html embed codes and trying out how to embed a webpage inside of another webpage on this blog and my Weebly portfolio site. This is a nifty trick to use when you want more of a wow-factor visually.

NC Teacher Pay Task Force Recommends Pay Increases for Beginning Teachers & Merit Pay

The 21st Century Principal

The North Carolina Legislative Task Force concluded its series of meetings to study teacher pay in North Carolina, and here’s their recommendations in a nutshell: Raise beginning teacher pay and not raise the pay of any other teachers. Future raises for any teachers should be performance-based or merit pay tied to test scores.

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Learning as dialogue

Learning with 'e's

Many of the earlier learning theories place the learner in splendid isolation. From the neo-behaviourist theories of Thorndike, Watson and Skinner, we were led to believe that learners respond to stimuli and make associations between the two, and that these links represent learning.

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21st Century Literacy, Communication, and Blogging


What does it mean to be literate? Traditionally, being literate meant the ability to read and write, a trademark of being educated. In essence, it meant the ability to communicate face-to-face and in writing.

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.

Learning about Time, Speed, and Distance with Sphero

My Paperless Classroom

STEM integration can be daunting at first and it can be tough to know where to start. Sphero''s series of SPRK lessons begins with a very straightforward lesson on time, speed, and distance. When I think about learning these concepts I can still see the word problems (R = D/T).

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What Can School Leaders Learn from Pixar? Inviting Candor and Criticism to Be Creative

The 21st Century Principal

What does it take to create a “sustainable creative culture,” in an institution like public schools? The fact that many public schools exist just as they did a hundred years ago is an indication that they are often more about self-preservation than engaging in innovation. In other words, school systems are more often interested in work that is derivative rather than innovative. Not much is new in education reform because of this.

Botanical metaphors and learning

Learning with 'e's

I''m sure it hasn''t escaped your attention that botanical metaphors are being increasingly used to describe a variety of aspects of education, and especially digital learning.

#BYOD Management from the experts: @mluhtala @jksuter @hobsonjill

The Innovative Educator

Listen as bring your own device (BYOD) experts discuss best practices for classroom management.


EdTech at School

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

Retiring #PATUE Chat

My Paperless Classroom

I have LOVED running the #PATUE (pedagogy and Technology Used in Education) chat since November of 2012. In that time, I have chatted about all kinds of topics with awesome educators and met so many amazing teachers.

Using better metrics to build better schools

The Hechinger Report

Envision runs a group of three charter high schools in the Bay Area. They champion, as many schools do these days, “deeper learning” and “21st century skills.” ” Envision enacts this philosophy through a “Know-Do-Reflect” process that uses projects, portfolios and presentations to integrate assessment with learning. They prompt students to turn the lens both inward and outward.

"M" Stands for Memorable #mlearning

The Mobile Native

Cross-post from Remind101 Blog When you think back to your childhood education, what do you remember? I guarantee that your fondest memory was not the grammar worksheets, writing your spelling words five times each, or what seemed to be the endless paper pencil assignments.

5 Ways to use social media to spice up your next museum trip

The Innovative Educator

It’s not uncommon for today’s children, brought up in a fast-paced, digital world, to become bored and uninterested when visiting cultural institutions. It doesn’t have to be that way though. Sometimes the first step to enjoying art is to look forward to a museum visit as something that is fun. Social media can provide a great way to engage young people during a trip to museum, landmark, or other cultural institution.

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.

So you've been invited to a Hangout on Air. Now what? (How to Set Up Email & Phone Notifications)

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

So you''ve been invited to a Google Hangout on Air and you''ve already (1) created your Gmail account , (2) upgraded to Google Plus , and (2) installed your Hangout plug-in. Now what?

On Being a Literary Parent

Baker's B.Y.O.D.


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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 15th The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man. Eliot The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning.