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iPad Apps 4 Schools - great site with info and resources for iPads in Education

Educational Technology Guy

iPad Apps for School is another site from Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers and Android 4 Schools.

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The Best E-Book Yet: 40Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools


Web 2.0 Tools in Education Series 40 Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools Followers of this blog may recall the fantastic Web 2.0 Tools in Education Series created by our friend Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi , as we have been publishing articles about his different works for over a year.

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Communicate Differently With Tackk

The Web20Classroom

Finding ways for kids to communicate information can be a bit of a challenge. Its easy to fall into the Power Point or Prezi track. Or even easier to not offer up any technology opportunities at all. There are loads of great creation/presentation tools out there.

There's An App For That

A Principal's Reflections

New Milford High School ’ s digital journalism class, which operates The Lance , the school’s online news source, is proud to announce the release of their very own free application. The application is available for Apple and Android operating systems.

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.

TotSplash - organize and present ideas

Educational Technology Guy

TotSplash is a new site that combines online mind mapping and "Prezi-like" presentations. Users can focus on organizing their thoughts and ideas and then the app transforms them into a "Prezi-like" presentation. You can share and embed your TotSplashes also.

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The Digital Citizenship Survival Kit

Comfortably 2.0

It''s a simple little prop I use when teaching Digital Citizenship to our K-8 #aurorahuskies students. I love utilizing props to try to get my point across to students. To me, it helps a student retain the lesson better. Let me introduce you to Mr. Badura''s "Digital Citizenship Survival Kit." Each of the items has a purpose. We spend a considerable amount of time addressing Digital

E-learning and Canned Instruction: A Contradiction in Terms?

A Principal's Reflections

The following is a guest post by Laura DeSena. Not all online education programs are the same. Currently, most conversations on the topic on online education are oversimplified. Complexities must be addressed on this topic for a true critical assessment of online education to actually happen.

Adobe Education Exchange educator community announces new features

Educational Technology Guy

Adobe Education Exchange is an online community of educators who share resources, ideas, tips, and more. It launched at ISTE 2010 and now has over 75,000 educators sharing over 4,000 resources. They just re-launched it with some new features which you can read about here: [link]. The new version includes simplified navigation, a new design, easier browsing of resources, increased social/community features, and API''s so that it can integrate with other apps and platforms.

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5 reasons less is more when it comes to STEM

The Innovative Educator

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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.

Common Core in the Cloud


With the 2013 Annual Conference, CUE to the Core coming up in two weeks, we wanted to focus our next blogs on Common Core. The video (below) Common Core in the Cloud, was captured on October 27, 2012, at the Fall CUE Conference.

3rd Birthday and New FIVES Booklet!


SpeechTechie is 3 years old today! I am always amazed that this blog I started kind of on a whim has changed my life so much. Thank you all for sticking with me! I was telling my other half that my blogoversary was coming up and asked, "How long do you think it has been?"

Exploring Apps Today

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Today I get to collaborate with my peers to explore and share iPad apps for teachers. With so many apps, so little time, and so many contributors, the decision about which apps to share could get complicated so I tried not to over-think it. Here are some apps I''ve chosen to share.

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An unscholarly professor comes out swinging at #StuVoice

The Innovative Educator

Co-authored by Lisa Nielsen and Lisa Cooley Shaun Johnson came out swinging this weekend, taking a jab at Nikhil Goyal the teen author of “ One Size Does Not Fit All” who is getting a lot of airplay these days.

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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.

Empires of the mind

Learning with 'e's

In a speech given at Harvard University in 1943, British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill famously declared: 'The empires of the future will be empires of the mind.'

Guest Blogging for WeAreTeachers


I''ve been invited to guest blog for WeAreTeachers. Guest blogging is a new experience for me, and I''m looking forward to seeing how it works out! My first post on using LiveBinders to organize online resources went live last Tuesday. I''d love for you to head on over to the WeAreTeachers blog and check it out! Have you ever been asked to guest blog or asked someone to write a guest post on your blog? If either situation applies to you, what motivated you? Let me know in the comments.

My Year in Blogging

My Paperless Classroom

The coffee is cooling and the to do list seems to be able to add items to itself. The coffee house is filling up with laughter and music, time marches relentlessly onward.

6 Principals of Secondary Education

The Innovative Educator

Alexander Inglis's 1918 book, Principles of Secondary Education makes it clear that compulsory schooling in America was intended to be what it had been for Prussia in the 1820s.

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.

Skills or literacies?

Learning with 'e's

What does it mean to be digitally ready? How can we ascertain what is necessary for someone to be digitally literate? The answer may be changing just about every other month, as new devices, tools and services appear and are rapidly assimilated into the repertoire of individuals everywhere.

Announcing Amazing Keynote and Distinguished Speakers for the School Leadership Summit

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The 2013 School Leadership Summit, on March 28th, is a free one-day, online conference. We''re excited to announce our keynote and distinguished speakers for the day! As well, please note that we are still accepting (and encouraging!)

5 Top Blog Posts of All Time on the 21st Century Principal

The 21st Century Principal

One interesting ability of blogging is the ability to see which posts have gotten the most views over time. There is obviously a great deal that can be learned from this kind of data. For example, you can see the kinds of content readers most want to see. What''s interesting to me is that a post I did over two years ago is still the most popular post on this blog. Here''s the Current Top 5 21st Century Principal Blog Posts. Top iPad Apps for School Administrators.

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Children of the Core: American Students at Risk

The Innovative Educator

Guest post by Kris L. Nielsen There are innovative educators in thousands of classrooms all across America. I have talked to many of them. They are frustrated because the policies put in place by Race to the Top are strangling their drive and desire to be the innovative class leaders they grew to be. Even worse, the Common Core State Standards, by design, have squelched the ability to allow students to be creative and innovative themselves. This is why I wrote Children of the Core.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

The Challenge of Managing Student Data in the Cloud

Question Tank

Call it what you want; the digital revolution, the cloud migration, one-to-one. The move to pervasive use of computing as the medium for education is underway. Schools around the world have moved beyond teacher websites, and are empowering students to both access curriculum and create products to demonstrate their learning entirely in the digital medium.… … blended learning Data Analysis EdTech Education Teaching Technology

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Tuesday - A Conversation On Education with Gavin Dykes

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me at an earlier-than-normal time on Tuesday, February 26th, for a live and interactive conversation with good friend and deep thinker Gavin Dykes, on the subjects of student voice and entrepreneurship, teacher voice (!),

Teaching Scientific Thinking Across the Curriculum in 21st Century Classrooms

The 21st Century Principal

“Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking.” Carl Sagan Judging from headlines and media chatter about our students’ performances on international science assessments for the past several years, the United States has been doomed economically for at least a decade. A New York Times headline in December 2012 most recently prognosticated our economic demise with, “US Students Still Lag Globally in Math and Science, Tests Show.”

Do you have what it takes to start your own public school?

The Innovative Educator

Ever wish you could do something to change lives and change a community? Well now you can. Actualize your vision by creating the school of your dreams! Transform the lives of students, families and a community by opening a new school. If you’re willing to work in one of the greatest cities in the world (NYC), and can act fast, then you can take advantage of an unprecedented opportunity offered by the Office of New Schools. They are offering a level of support (i.e.

EdTech at School

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