Sat.Dec 06, 2014 - Fri.Dec 12, 2014

What to Know When Registering Your Trademark

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

PROFESSORWORD® is now a federal trademark registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. If you''re thinking of registering a federal trademark for your startup, here''s what we learned through the process. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email websupport@epe.org.

5 Tips To Keep Students Learning When Extreme Weather Strikes

Catlin Tucker

Yesterday Northern California was hit by massive storm. My school was closed because of weather for the first time in my teaching career.

Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. – Peter Drucker. A year ago, I created a technology course on Moodle for Spanish teachers as part of the Ministry of Education of Spain. The teachers are very new to web tools, developing Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and are currently teaching full time.

The Hour of Code in Kindergarten

iTeach with iPads

All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.- Martin Fischer. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in over 180 countries. It is designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics.

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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.

The Periodic Table of the Figures of Speech: 40 Ways to Improve Your Writing

Educational Technology Guy

The Periodic Table of the Figures of Speech: 40 Ways to Improve Your Writing is a nice resource that helps you use figures of speech in your writing to help you convey your meaning. It covers metaphors, onomatopoeai, hyperbole, irony, personifications, climax, parenthesis, ellipsis and alliteration.

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Newsworthy! Learning as Reporters & Journalists

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light. – Joseph Pulitzer. The best kind of learning motivates you to question, explore, make it your own, then pass it on. I’m not interested in my students coming to specific conclusions or answers.

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Digital Promise Supports E-rate Modernization

Digital Promise

Digital Promise applauds the Federal Communications Commission's vote today to increase the funding cap by $1.5 billion for the federal E-rate program that connects schools and libraries around the country. Demand for these services far exceeds previous funding levels and approving this increase – which amounts to an additional $2 per year on Americans' phone bills – will help thousands of schools improve the opportunity to learn for students.

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Get Organized - tips and resources for students, teachers, admin and more

Educational Technology Guy

I am a type A personality in many ways and I''ve always been organized at work (not so much at home). As an engineer, it was vital to be organized. As a teacher, I was too, but harder to do.

A Special Letter From Santa… 10 Reasons Why Teachers Must Be Magic!

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a very magical entry… one that has been a traditional post each holiday season. It is a time of year that I wish to express my gratitude to those wonderful educators that have welcomed me at their schools and conferences and join me at this blog through out the year.

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.

Making an Impact with Problem / Project Based Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. – Einstein. Our learners are creating, inventing, and problem-solving with digital devices in order to change the world.

Brave New World: Presenting at Online Conferences

CUE

By CUE Guest Contributor and Guest Blogger Adam Seipel @adamseipel Six Continents Somehow this past September while sitting in my guest bedroom, I was able to reach learners on six continents simultaneously. I’m one of those lifelong learners who loves student leadership — a lot.

Molecular Workbench - Visual, Interactive Simulations for Teaching & Learning Science

Educational Technology Guy

Molecular Workbench is a free and open source site with some really nice interactive simulations in science. There are hundreds of simulations in physics, chemistry, biology, biotechnology and nanotechnology.

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14 Resources for AppSmashing with ThingLink

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

In November I launched the ThingLink AppSmash Challenge to encourage educators to share great ways to combine two or more apps together to create, publish and share content using ThingLink as a presentation tool.

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.

Digital Ways to Celebrate December Holidays

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. – Hamilton Wright Mabie. Students are excited about the holidays and celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or their school break. Get them learning and celebrating with digital devices, web tools and apps. Students can write digital stories with the resources listed below or create very meaningful gifts for friends and family members.

Invisible Technology

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Technology should be present but ‘invisible’ When we pick up a pen or pencil, we don’t call it a ‘pencil activity’, the same goes for any other technology.

Tynker - free web app for learning how to program

Educational Technology Guy

This week is Computer Science Education Week. Tynker is a free web app that teaches how to program. It is similar in appearance to Scratch and includes lesson plans and curriculum, classroom management tools, and examples of student work. It is self paced and allows students to work on their own.

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The Hour of Code is Here

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The Hour of Code is a week long global awareness movement that will reach tens of millions of students in more than 180 countries this year. The goal is to introduce students to the world of coding in as little as one hour.

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.

Making an Impact with Problem / Project Based Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. – Einstein. Our learners are creating, inventing, and problem-solving with digital devices in order to change the world.

Kodable Web is Live!

My Paperless Classroom

The hour of code is upon us! and we are so excited about all of the possibilities for coding in class. If you made plans for what to do during hour of code a month ago, it might be time to change those plans.

Free alternatives to Microsoft Access, including a web based one

Educational Technology Guy

Access is Microsoft''s well known data base tool. However, it only comes in the higher priced versions of Office and many people don''t use Office at all. Here are two alternatives : 1. Grubba - free, web based, easy to use database app.

10 Keyboard Shortcuts For Faster Google Docs

TeachBytes

If you’re like me, Google Documents are an essential part of your work day. Whether I’m collaborating on a lesson-plan with a colleague, sharing notes on a meeting with the school, or assessing student writing, Google Documents is probably my most-used website online at work! In order to move through the large number of documents … Continue reading → Google Tools Helpful Tips docs drive edtech google keyboard shortcuts teachbytes

EdTech at School

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

Digital Ways to Celebrate December Holidays

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. – Hamilton Wright Mabie. Students are excited about the holidays and celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or their school break. Get them learning and celebrating with digital devices, web tools and apps. Students can write digital stories with the resources listed below or create very meaningful gifts for friends and family members.

Banging heads on brick walls

Ed Tech Now

In calling for better teaching and better leadership in secondary schools, OFSTED and its political masters are failing to recognise the fundamental problem facing formal education. There have been three interesting contributions to the ed-tech debate by the BBC in recent days. … Continue reading → Fallacies ICT curriculum Computing Computing at School Michael Wilshaw Ofsted

Cloud Security Infographic from NJIT - some great info here.

Educational Technology Guy

This week is Computer Science Education Week. As part of this, cloud security is a topic that should be discussed among technical staff and students and teachers with their personal security.

Edublog Awards and Year in Review

SpeechTechie

I have had the honor of being nominated for Best Individual Blog in this year''s Edublogs awards. Each year this event serves as a reminder of the importance of social media in education, as well as a great place to find new blogs and other resources for ideas in your work.

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.