Sat.Mar 23, 2013 - Fri.Mar 29, 2013

The Device Conundrum - 1:1 vs BYOD

A Principal's Reflections

Cross-posted at the Huffington Post. As we continue to advance in the digital age schools and districts are beginning to re-think pedagogy and learning environments by instituting either 1:1 device programs or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.

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iFake Text - Having fun with Dialogue!


Create a Fake Screenshot of Text Dialogue between Characters I ran across this fun web tool last night on Pinterest. I linked the resource back to Tammy''s site where she shares wonderful technology resources for the classroom.

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Why Everyone Needs A Champion

The Web20Classroom

I am a proud part of one of the most awesome projects anywhere around. Imagine you are 9 years old.

Why Blog?

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Teachers who regularly blog are creating chronological and searchable records of their own growth and development. This is a good reason for teachers to blog. Why Teachers Should Consider Blogging A blog is a journal that is filled with ideas, your ideas. It is flexible, visual and user friendly.

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.

It's ALL ABOUT TIME! Mobile Projects in Minutes


As educators we want to create awesome lessons and projects for our students, but we all struggle with just one problem. Our days, weeks, and hours are structured as such that we always have very little time to cover very complex content.

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7 free ways to capture student responses without costly clickers

The Innovative Educator

Most educators are familiar with student response systems (SRS) a.k.a. clickers. Common brands are eInstruction, Sentio, TurningPoint, Activote.

REMIX: Adding Conversations to ThingLink

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

ThingLink has added a new feature to encourage collaboration and conversations about images. It''s called REMIX. What is REMIX? from the ThingLink Blog.

Using QR Codes!


What are they? This cute little girl describes using QR code in her classroom. Her accent is so cute) Web definitions A QR Code is a matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by QR scanners, mobile phones with a camera, and smartphones. The code.

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Computer Coding for Kids!


Coding is Cool! A parent stopped me during a recent social at our school to tell me how excited her son was to program an app. While we aren''t programming apps in class, I''d sure like to learn how! A friend of mine and I have been discussing the idea about creating a Coding Club at our school.

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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.

Skip high school. Go straight to college. Here’s how!

The Innovative Educator

By Rylie VanOrsdol In my fourteen years of life, I have been public schooled, online schooled, charter schooled, private schooled, Montessori schooled, and homeschooled. I’ve skipped a grade and completed a grade in three months online.

Podcast: Apple TV in the Classroom

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

All classroom teachers in our schools will be getting an IPad, an Apple TV for projection and a stand to utilize the device as a document camera. The initial goal of this one iPad classroom is to allow wireless mirroring of an iPad through the projector in the classroom.

Mystery Skype & Why I love Twitter!


I discovered Mystery Skype! Where have I been? After doing a little afternoon techie browsing, I came across a Mystery Skype lesson. For our 1st annual Digital Learning Day my school participated in Mystery Skype.

Use @MentorMob for your Technology Centers!


Greetings! I’m Kate Peila and I blog about technology integration for student engagement and teacher sanity over on my blog, Purely Paperless. I have been a long-time reader and lurker over here at Kleinspiration. Erin always has amazing ideas and resources for classroom teachers. I am thrilled and honored to be sharing with you today. As a primary teacher, I find that center time can be a bit overwhelming.

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.

What's tested influences how it's taught

The Innovative Educator


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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

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Technology won't replace teachers, but.

Learning with 'e's

"Technology won't replace teachers, but teachers who use technology will probably replace teachers who don't" This was just one of the contentious and thought provoking statements made at Learning Through Technology this week in Glasgow.

mARch: A Visit to the App Store and the Moon


mARch has been a lot of fun! Hopefully it has opened up an awareness of augmented reality and what''s available through a handful of simple (or not quite entirely simple, in Aurasma''s case), cheap apps.

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.

10 Tips for Digital Photo Editing & Fun

The Daring Librarian

It''s been about 3 years since I''ve blogged about FREE digital image editing & fun sites. So I thought I would update it! Thanks to my dear friend @ Linda Dougherty ? who Tweeted & Scooped to me about Ribbet which made me give it close look comparing it to my beloved PicMonkey.

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Flipping your class with Cheryl and Karl from the Flipped Learning Journal

My Paperless Classroom

In this presentation Cheryl and Karl share their adventures in flipping. This should be required viewing for all teachers before they flip. Part One Part Two This session was awesome and just the tip of the iceberg when it come to the knowledge that lives on the F lipped Learning Journal. pedagogy

How to Archive Tweets Using TweetChat and Google Drive (and How to Find Educational Chats to Follow)

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I love my PLN! I learned about archiving Twitter Chats ala Tweetchat and Google Drive from Brent Catlett. I met Brett at the Google Teacher Academy in New York and I''ve been learning from him ever since. Thanks, Brent! Why Tweetchat and Google Drive? It''s so easy to set up!

mARch: Create Rooms with SnapShop


SnapShop Showroom (free) is a fun little app that allows you to create and save rooms using furniture from many well-known realtors such as IKEA and CB2.

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.

Nothing new under the sun

Learning with 'e's

"What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun." - Ecclesiastes 1:9 "In a hunting society, children play with bows and arrows.

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Authentic Learning Experiences as a Way to Increase Student Engagement and Ownership

Saving Socrates

When I first started at New Milford High School, I discovered there was no Model UN Team. Having been involved with two previous teams before and having chaperoned countless conventions, I knew how great Model UN was at taking a student who really knew nothing about what was going on in the world, who had no experience public speaking or conducting intense research and writing, and throwing them in the center of intense debates and enthusiastic discussions.

Just a Day Away: Yong Zhao, Michael Fullan, Bill Brennan, and the 2013 School Leadership Summit

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thursday, March 28th, is our inaugural, online, and free School Leadership Summit. link]. We invite you to join us for a very full day of sessions from Yong Zhao, Michael Fullan, Bill Brennan, and 67 other presenters as part of a virtual and collaborative global conversation on school leadership.

mARch: Out of Bubbles? Try BubblesAR


Bubbles have long been a go-to speech and language therapy tool. They''re great, I am not suggesting you stop using them to target /b/ and /p/ sounds, "wet," etc.

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EdTech at School

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