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

10 Apps & Sites for Digital Storytelling & more!

Kleinspiration

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!

Kleinspiration

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

Kleinspiration

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

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.

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.

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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Magic Santa Sends Personalized Video Letters!

Kleinspiration

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.

ASHA 2012 Highlights

SpeechTechie

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

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!

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

Kleinspiration

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.

Are QR codes redundant?

Learning with 'e's

It seems only a short while since we first became aware of Quick Response (QR) codes. In fact, they have been around since 1994, and were originally created to enable the Japanese car manufacturing giant Toyota to track its vehicles during the manufacturing process.

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.

@edcanvas An Interactive Lesson Board!

Kleinspiration

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.

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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Teaching artistry

Learning with 'e's

I taught my first art lesson today. Passing colleagues were a little surprised to see me teaching in the art room, completely out of context. Normally I'm found teaching a session on educational theory or psychology, or information and communication technologies.

My 2012 Edublog Nominations #eddies12

Kleinspiration

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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How to Easily Archive & Embed Tweets

The Daring Librarian

With Search Hash & Google Apps! The Backstory: Taking our TLVirtual Cafe webinar series and Twitter chat #TLChat one step farther a few months ago we started #TLChat Live! For some reason I always have to type the word LIVE! and Science! with an exclamation - don''t judge.)

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.

Superstorm Sandy Blows innovation through NYC schools

The Innovative Educator

Hurricane Katrina brought rise to charter schools in New Orleans and it looks like Superstorm Sandy is bringing rise to online learning in New York City.

2012 Edublog Award Nominations

SpeechTechie

Each year I enjoy the Edublog Awards season, which is ostensibly a competition but really a reminder of the importance of social media in education. For more on the history of the Edublog awards, click here. In the past few years, quite a few of the SLPs participating in social media have represented in this event, as you can see in last year''s ASHAsphere post. I''d encourage SLPs who blog to nominate others; visibility and awareness of the work that SLPs do in education is very valuable.

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How to (Not) Fill a Blank White Page

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Working with Ms. Morris , Mr. Lindgren-Streicher , and Mr. Thomasson back in August and similar in concept to Google''s 20% time projects , the Blank White Page Project was conceived as a way to connect students and teachers through questioning and self-directed learning. While we are implementing this within the confines of the continental US, this project could be adapted to include classrooms around the globe.

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