Sat.Jul 27, 2013 - Fri.Aug 02, 2013

Summer Learning Series-Starting A Classroom or School Twitter Account

The Web20Classroom

This is the seventh post in my Summer Learning Series. These are short posts with tools, tips and resources for you to try something new this summer or something you can take to the classroom in the Fall.

People Make the Difference

A Principal's Reflections

I often think back to my early years as an educational leader in order to gain a better perspective on how much I have grown. Almost all of this growth can be attributed to a point in time that I became connected using a variety of social media tools.

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10 Terrific Tools in My Toolkit

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Flexible Learning Paths The key to successful technology integration is the efficient use of digital tools tools that are appropriate for the task. Technology provides us all with the ability to develop our own toolkit of flexible resources for use when needed.

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10 Powerful Media Tools EVERY Educator should have started using yesterday! Part I


Social Media is not just a buzz phrase! You must stay connected in this GLOBAL society! Here are some Powerful TECH TOOLS EVERY educator should be using! Google Apps For Education A new way of learning and collaboration. Connect through email, calendar, and documents.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Summer Learning Series-Giving Evernote A Try

The Web20Classroom

This is the eighth post in my Summer Learning Series. These are short posts with tools, tips and resources for you to try something new this summer or something you can take to the classroom in the Fall. First was Collaborative Learning With Edmodo and then we followed up with Learning With Hashtags.

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3 Ways to Encourage Higher Order Thinking with Technology

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

On Today. Read more on collaboration creativity app deep learning differentiation

Wait You're Still not on Twitter? What are you waiting for?


Twitter isn''t going away! When I first started using twitter, I used it purely as a social outlet. I kept up with all of my favorite celebrities, watching their every move, chatting with my friends, and participating in trending topics while watching my favorite reality show.

How to Stop Spamming on Twitter

My Paperless Classroom

If you have spent much time on Twitter chances are you have been spammed and you have also been used to spam your followers. The recent spam messages look like this: a single word and a link. You may find that you have sent these messages to your followers.

How to use Google Hangouts in the Classroom: Tips from Students (Guest Post)

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This is a guest post by Jasmine Doan. Jasmine is a rising Junior at Seabury Hall.

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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.

6 ways unschooling can inform practice for innovative educators

The Innovative Educator

Guest post by Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko | Writer and blogger at Radio Free School. The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them. Henry David Thoreau There is a whole world of learning that unfolds, starting with the spark of an interest. For unschool educators, it is a matter of following the lead of the learner.

Product review: Gripcase cases

Kairos EdTech

For the past years, iPads have been playing a huge role in the way education is being shaped. Indeed, there is a powerful trend for devices to become more mobile, yet powerful at the same time.

Tuesday Interview - Student Entrepreneurship and the Real Flipped Classroom

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me tonight, Tuesday, July 30th, for a live and interactive conversation with Doan Winkel and Michael Issa, co-organizers of a global student startup competition ( USASBE Launch! from the e United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

SAMR Through the Lens of Common Core Standards 12/3 @ 4:00 CST, sponsored by Are you looking for ways to leverage the power of technology to help students develop 21st Century Skills?

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.

3 things you should know about blogging

Learning with 'e's

I''m on a crusade. I want to encourage as many educators as possible to engage online with their professional community. One of the best ways to do this is through blogging - sharing your thoughts, ideas, best practice, and so on, using a public online platform.

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Following my Edu-Passions

My Paperless Classroom

There is a look that I am coming to know. It is a look of surprise and then shifts to understanding and it happens on the face of teachers I know when I tell them I am starting work as a K-5 tech integration specialist. The surprise is earned, I have been teaching for 11 years in middle-high school. Although I have taught Math and Photography (B+W darkroom as well as digital), I have spent most of my teaching days with English Language Arts.

Tab Cloud Google Extension

Hansen's Link to Tech

Tab Cloud is a great Chrome extension that allows you to save a tabbed window session and restore it anytime and anywhere (as long as you are signed into your Google Chrome account). Click here to get the Chrome Extension in the Chrome Web Store.

Resources for Learning about COPPA's (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) New Rules

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Discussing COPPA (Children''s Online Privacy Protection Act) and how the new rules affect your school? Here are some resources to examine: 1. A transcribed video from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) explaining the new changes. QuickList of links from the FTC''s website. Google''s official page about COPPA, for GAFE (Google Apps for Education) schools.

EdTech at School

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

Go your own way

Learning with 'e's

Here''s a little confession: I have always been a bit of a rebel. I don''t much like too many rules and structures being imposed, and I have a healthy disrespect for authority. I have always been that way, and I don''t mind admitting it.

RockStar Resources

My Paperless Classroom

Prepping to present at a "make and take" style professional development is about making sure participants have access to tools and examples. To make sure the teachers I am working with at the CUE Rockstar Teacher camp have access to tools and tutorials, I built this Livebinder. The focus of the session is flipped learning resources and strategies. If you have resources you want to add to this binder, please leave me a link in the comments. Your browser does not support iframes.

Conference 2.0 News - Homeschooling, STEMxCon, Library 2.013, Education Film Festival, Reinventing K12, & More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is an update of the worldwide virtual conferences from Web 2.0 Details are below on the newly-announced (and happening fast!) homeschooling and independent learning conference, the super-exciting STEMx conference in September, the " future of libraries " (Library 2.013) conference in October, GlobalEdCon 2013, and more!


What are apps?

Hansen's Link to Tech

When you hear the word apps you''ve probably heard it in the context of an iPhone/iPad. Apps is just a shortened way of saying application. You may hear about apps for Google, Apple, Microsoft, or others. Here are the differences for the top companies: Apple What: Apps for Apple are always on an iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod).

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 importance of multiple languages to understand communication

Connecting 2 the World

Lately, my son has decided he needs to learn more languages to get into graduate school for History. He studied Spanish from grade 2-12, then took Italian for a year and a half, and Latin for a half a year. After studying in Italy for a semester, he came home this summer ready to tackle French.

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How to Prep like a Rockstar

My Paperless Classroom

Next week I will be sharing a unique learning space with a bunch of great teachers. We will be on the USS Hornet, an aircraft carrier for the final CueRockstar Teacher Camp of the summer. I am really excited to be presenting with Cheryl Morris. We will be talking about the tools we use to create video and audio recordings.

My Adventure into Digital Detoxification

Comfortably 2.0

I really wasn''t planning on unplugging during our vacation. It just happened. Last week, the Badura colony ventured down to St. Petersburg, Florida for a little vacation before the ole Brain Factory cranks back up in a couple of weeks. I would consider myself a fairly (if not too much) "connected" educator. I enjoy using Twitter to connect, learn and share with educators from all over the

One-to-One Key Ideas: Focus on Learning


One-to-One is a learning initiative, not a technology program. It''s not about shiny objects; it''s about how the technology is used, and giving all students ubiquitous access to use it. Task predicts performance Students can use the same cool tool for lower-level thinking and higher-level thinking.

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.