Sat.Aug 11, 2012 - Fri.Aug 17, 2012

Google Docs and Evernote - when and why I use each one

Educational Technology Guy

This past Friday I attended EdcampCT and had a great time learning, sharing, and meeting new people. I facilitated a discussion about Evernote and one of the questions I got was "why not just use Google Docs for notetaking?"

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Questions To Ask For #LeadershipDay12

The Web20Classroom

Once again, its #LeadershipDay. For 6 years educators have been gathering together on this day to write specifically to address technology and leadership. And since I''ve had my blog I have participated. Here are my entries: 2009 , 2010 , 2011 ).

From AOL Squatter to Start-Up Sensation: The Eric Simons Story & Claco Launch


a student''s story through a teacher''s eyes. Eric Simons: founder of ClassConnectInc & Claco - As I stare at my blank writing canvas, I contemplate where to begin with the remarkable story of such a talented and inspirational person.

Jumping on the Bandwagon

A Principal's Reflections

I have been engaged with social media for over three and a half years now. As I often reflect on my journey, I can’t help but think about the early days and months after I first began to use Twitter and some other tools.

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.

What Can You Do With Google? Lots of things.

Educational Technology Guy

What Can You Do With Google is a nice infographic from GCFLearnFree that provides a nice summary of some of the tools and apps that Google has and what you can do with them. The web page also has an interactive with more details and information.

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Making a Case for Mobile Learning

The Mobile Native

Guest Post for SmartBlogs on Education Over the past four years, I have had the privilege of teaching in a forward-thinking school district that has embraced the use of mobile learning devices in the classroom. Mobile learning has become the new buzzword in many educational communities.

Adobe Educators' Choice Awards

A Principal's Reflections

Every year educators create outstanding lesson plans to help students learn, understand and uncover their passions. We want to ensure that the hard work does not go unnoticed.

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Interesting idea - Chromebook + Nexus 7 instead of just an iPad

Educational Technology Guy

At EdcampCT this past week, I was chatting with Greg McVerry ( @jgmac1106 ) about devices, 1-1 and BYOD and he made an interesting comment. Instead of a school purchasing an iPad and keyboard for all the students, what about a Chromebook and Nexus 7 for each student?

5 Things Teachers (And Administrators) Can Do to Make Learning Real in Their Classrooms

The 21st Century Principal

To paraphrase Marc Prensky from his collection of essays From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom: Hopeful Essays for 21st Century Learning : “The easiest, executable solution to our education problems today “is to change what goes on in our classrooms.” We need to move from teacher-centered and teacher dominated learning models to more personal, student-centered learning models. In the process, we will do what Prensky calls “Making Education Real” for our students.

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.

Web 2.0 Tools


So I found this most exciting new web resource called jog.the.web OHHHHHHH do I absolutely LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!! So its a website that allows you to share web resources within the same window. well this is the description on the website.

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Separation and connection

Learning with 'e's

The Internet has taken the act of human contact and amplified it exponentially. We are witnessing a time where a mobile world wide web of connections is proliferating, and in which social mores, human relationships and communication conventions have been irrevocably changed. This is not hyperbole.

Google Cloud Print - great tool with great features

Educational Technology Guy

Google Cloud Print is a very cool, useful service Google has. Google Cloud Print connects your printers to the web, allowing you to print from any device (smartphone, tablet, Chrome device , PC, or other web-connected devices) without any cables.

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3 Things School Leaders Can Do Now to Revolutionize Education in Schools and Districts

The 21st Century Principal

“The educational improvement efforts now in place are aimed at bringing back the education that American offered students in the 20th century (with some technological enhancements,” From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom: Hopeful Essays for 21st Century Learning by Marc Prensky Do Americans really have the stomach to “reform their schools?”


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.

It's Good to Be Back!


It''s Good to be back! I''m gearing up for the first day of school. It is fast approaching, and hopefully the next few days will run so smoothly, it will be a direct reflection on how the school year will run. I am very excited to be at OB FULL-TIME THIS YEAAAARRRRR!!!

The importance of being networked

Learning with 'e's

In yesterday's blogpost Separation and connection I talked about the nature of social media and their capability to amplify human contact. Specifically, I made the point that Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) are enabled and strengthened when we make connections through social media tools.

Black Menu - access all of your Google apps from here - Chrome ext

Educational Technology Guy

I''m a huge user of Google''s many apps and services. I use Sites, Blogger, Chrome, Chromebook, Android, Search, Reader, Calendar, Gmail, Tasks, and much more. While I have shortcuts on my new tab page in Chrome and on my Chromebook, I can''t fit all of them on one page.

Wunderlist: Easy to Use Anytime-Anywhere To-Do List App for Educators

The 21st Century Principal

Recently, I installed the Wunderlist app to my desktop and my Android tablet. I have used Evernote for my To-Do Lists for sometime, but after reading this article , I decided to give Wunderlist a try. It is an excellent app educators and anyone who needs a simple tool to track their tasks.

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.


Comfortably 2.0

"A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed." Henrik Ibsen As many of you might know, I am taking the next step in my teaching career at a new school district this year. I started a couple of weeks ago and have been busy ever since. I will admit that my new position has left me stressed a bit, wondering how I am going to keep 100 teachers in three buildings happy


The New Thinkfinity! & K-1 Interactive Reading Resources

MSEDTechie is an outstanding website that has thousands of online resources for educators. The new home of our award-winning website and online community - offering a broad range of instructional resources from educators and leading educational organization. I had the opportunity to complete a train the trainer course, and now I am a Thinfinity Field Trainer. The amount resources on this site is amazing!

Science Niblets - The Science Behind Everyday Topics

Educational Technology Guy

Science Niblets is a cool site I learned about from my PLN on Twitter today that explores the science of everyday topics. The site has articles that describe and explain scientific topics including natural phenomena, biology, technology, physics, and more all related to things we experience in our daily lives. The articles are geared towards the general public and are short and easy to understand.

Thursday - Paulo Blikstein from Stanford on Cutting-Edge Technologies for Inner-City Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, August 16th, for a live and interactive webinar with Paulo Blikstein, assistant professor at Stanford University’s School of Education and (by courtesy) Computer Science Department.

EdTech at School

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

You Want to Command Attention?

My Paperless Classroom

If you want to command your student''s attention, look the part. Clowns, purple dinosaurs, giant mice, these are larger than life characters that kids are tuned into.


Download Videos to Your Computer


Download Videos to your Computer! So how many times have you found this absolutely fantastic video, and you thought, O wow! I would love to share this with my students tomorrow, only to come to work and type in and get that o so annoying. this website content has been blocked due to the district filtering. hate it! Well fret no more there are a few ways you can fix that problem!

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Evernote - my adventure this year using it with my students

Educational Technology Guy

Evernote is one of my favorite tools and resources. I use it for lesson plans, research, collecting resources, clipping things from the web, organizing materials and much more. Evernote and Google Apps get 90% of what I need to do done. I just won a very cool contest Evernote hosted for educators. Along with 9 other teachers, I won a year of Evernote premium for me and all of my students, along with training and support to implement it with my class.

Six Great Topic Forums from Connected Educator Month

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I have to say, I''ve been really appreciative of the opportunity to participate in the organization of Connected Educator Month , and while the kickoff days and preparation for the virtual Learning 2.0 Conference (next week!) have consumed a lot of my attention, I want to make sure you don''t miss out on the six open forum discussions where you can ask questions or weigh in on some really great topics.

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.