Sat.Nov 17, 2012 - Fri.Nov 23, 2012

10 Apps & Sites for Digital Storytelling & more!


Have your Students Tell their Stories Digitally! What is digital storytelling ? Students can tell their story in a digital manner the same as they would orally or on paper.

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Think Globally, Act Locally

The Web20Classroom

I have had the honor and privilege of spending the last week in Doha, Qatar at the World Innovation Summit on Education (WISE) Conference. This has been an incredible learning experience for me. Reflection is a big part of my learning so I have many thoughts, and ideas going through my mind.

Another great feature of Evernote - integrated in Outlook

Educational Technology Guy

I love Evernote. It''s no surprise. I use it for everything and even more now in my new job as Chief Information Officer of the district. It allows me to keep everything - notes, files, and more all accessible anywhere on any device.

Use of Blogging to Address the Common Core

A Principal's Reflections

First year New Milford High School teacher Mrs. Westbrook has been tackling the Common Core in an engaging and innovative fashion. One major instructional shift required by the Common Core Curriculum Standards is the increased emphasis on the use of informational texts.

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.

The Perfect Pencil. old school tech!


Quality Pencils for your Classroom This summer, I received a variety of pencils from the company at Pencils.Com. My daughter used them a lot over the summer, and they were great! However, I didn''t realize how truly wonderful they were until the other day.

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Collection of free training resources for Windows, Office, Google Apps, and more

Educational Technology Guy

I was putting together a list of free training resources and decided to share it with everyone. If you have some good ones, please share them in the comments.

A ThingLink Toolkit for Teachers

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I am excited to share a ThingLink Teacher Toolkit of Resources. The toolkit is designed to provide teachers and students with all the resources needed to use ThingLink as an efficient and effective tool for teaching and learning. Several samples of Common Core aligned projects by grade level.

Giving Thanks to Teachers Giveaway Day 3


Hi all! Thanks so much to Erin at Kleinspiration for hosting me today!

Want to succeed in STEM? Listen to the experts!

The Innovative Educator

President Obama believes “The quality of math and science teachers is the most important single factor influencing whether students will succeed or fail in science, technology, engineering and math.”

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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.

Livescribe Sky WiFi Smartpen - very handy in my new job

Educational Technology Guy

Two weeks ago I started a new job. I''m the Chief Information Officer for my district. In this capacity, I oversee the IT department and coordinate technology issues with all other departments, as well as advise on educational technology issues, products, and pedagogy.

Blended Learning – So What is it?


1st in a series on Blended Learning by Catlin Tucker CUE Member guest blogger The term ‘blended learning‘ is catching on in education, but the definition is somewhat vague and many teachers are not exactly sure what the term blended learning means.

Magic Santa Sends Personalized Video Letters!


Magic Santa allows your child to receive a personalized video greeting! This is, by far, the best letter from Santa I''ve seen. I was so surprised to receive a letter from Santa in my email.

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Tagxedo: A Tuxedo for Word Clouds

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Tagxedo is another nifty free tool for creating customized word clouds. Compared to Wordle , Tagxedo has more options and the ability to customize the shape of the word including uploading a picture of your own choice.

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.

If you think a personal learning network is an echo chamber you’ve missed the point.

The Innovative Educator

High school math teacher Crystal Kirch used her blog to ask for help with her biggest struggle this year: "My students don't know how to learn. They don't know how to succeed. And, it doesn't seem like they care to change any of that.

ASHA 2012 Highlights


Like many of us who attended ASHA this week, I still have what is known as the "ASHA Hangover."

EdTech Start-Up @Citelighter is Donating Funds to Support Hurricane Sandy Classrooms


Citelighter is donating money for relief support to Sandy Classrooms Many homes, schools, and businesses were affected by the recent devastation brought by Hurricane Sandy.

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Quick Customizing of QR Codes

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

The artist in me likes to look at the world in color, and QR codes by themselves are rather bland, but do a Google search for customizing QR codes and there will be a myriad of posts--most of which use technical jargon and various programs--to insert logos and other visual elements.

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.

An Interactive Thanksgiving Image

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I used ThingLink to create an interactive graphic for Thanksgiving. Feel free to use it, embed it into your own site, and use the comments section of the blog to send me links you feel would be great additions to the graphic. Happy Thanksgiving!

Blend Baby Blend – Infinite Thinking Machine


The Infinite Thinking Machine has been nominated for the 2013 International Academy of Web Television’s Best Educational Series. The post Blend Baby Blend – Infinite Thinking Machine appeared first on OnCUE. Blended Learning

@edcanvas An Interactive Lesson Board!


Edcanvas: The one place to organize, present and share knowledge I recently ran across Edcanvas on Pinterest. After checking it out, it reminded me of a blend of a few different sites all rolled into one.

My PLN: Eye See You.

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Randomized Word Cloud created using an uploaded picture of my eye on Tagxedo. I can not claim responsibility for placement and size of names! :-) Who do you see? My eye, really. People and collaborative places make up my Personal Learning Network.

EdTech at School

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

Twitter for Teachers

The Playground Advocate

This post was originally posted at the ICATS 30-Day eLearning Challenge. Twitter is my ultimate learning playground and I hope this post helps some find their way into this form of learning.

Technology: Tool of Engagement or Distraction?

The Innovative Educator

Editor’s note: I believe technology can be used as a tool of engagement, empowerment, and creation but there are also educators who believe that technology can get in the way of learning. In this post, guest blogger Rod Baird shares some cautions to consider when using technology. Take a look and if you are so inspired, comment with your thoughts. Guest Post by Rod Baird At New Canaan High School students are not banned from using tech or blocked from sites.

My 2012 Edublog Nominations #eddies12


2012 Edublog Award Nominations The following are my nominations for the 2012 Edublog Awards. My goal with this year''s nominations was to nominate people who I did not nominate last year or to highlight a new site. I wish we could nominate three for each category. There simply are too many great and deserving sites and people to celebrate. Regardless if you''re in favor of the awards or not, I appreciate this time of year to discover a few new sites to try and people to add to my PLN.

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Edublogs 2012 Nominations

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Nominations for 2012 Edublog Awards are open. The purpose of the Edublog Awards is to " promote and demonstrate the educational values of these social media." T he nomination process supports the goal of the contest because it requires nominations via a blog post with a follow up link to that post submitted to Edublogs. What a great way to share, discover and credit the folks whose work inspires us and contributes to our own success!

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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.