Sat.Sep 08, 2012 - Fri.Sep 14, 2012

Apps That Teach! (And Might Be Fun Too.)

The Web20Classroom

I get asked a lot what are my favorite apps. And I usually can rattle off a few. Evernote, Twitter, Wunderlist to name a few. But what about apps that actually teach? What about apps that kids (or you) can use to learn?

My Experience as a Paramedic on 9-11-01

Educational Technology Guy

I am a paramedic and I was an Aerospace Engineer before I became a teacher. On this 11th anniversary of that horrible day, I would like to share my experience of that event. I was working at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, CT as an engineer on that day.

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Free Common Core Professional Development from @TenMarks


In these trying economic times, we''ve seen many schools going through difficult budget issues. When there are decisions being made to cut entire programs or increase class size counts, one of the items that is usually first to fall will be professional development.

Doing What It Takes To Support Learning (Part 1)

A Principal's Reflections

I am a firm believer that schools must do everything possible to provide students with enriching learning experiences both during and outside of the school day. It is also essential that schools support our students when they seek out meaningful learning opportunities on their own even if they occur when school is not in session. In my opinion this is a no-brainer as it is our jobs to instill a passion for learning amongst our students.

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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 Beast of the East

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Me, going down & up a hill While this title sounds like something my cross-country, Californian colleagues might call me (#thatsajoke), this is really referring to the 10K McGuire Mud Run held at Fort Dix, NJ. Yes, 10k. And I''m not a great runner. I don''t usually run.

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Back to School Special Offer from @LakeshoreLM


Lakeshore Learning is known for creating award-winning educational products for schools and families to provide a high-quality education for every child. Lakeshore is often recognized for its exceptional educational products found in schools and homes across the country.

What to do with that SmartBoard?


As you start your new school year, you may find yourself having access to an interactive whiteboard (IWB), either a SMART or Promethean board, or perhaps even another brand such as an ENO. Maybe you have one in your treatment room, or are working in classrooms where these boards are available.

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6 Key Personal Learning Network Literacies Every Educator Needs

The 21st Century Principal

“We now live in a world where even twelve-year olds can create their own global classrooms around the things about which they are are most passionate,” writes Will Richardson in an essay entitled “Navigating Social Networks as Learning Tools.” Richardson adds this about our students, “Most of them have no adults, neither teachers nor parents, in their lives, who can help them see and employ the learning potential at hand.”

Evernote Trunk for School - apps and resources that work with Evernote for School

Educational Technology Guy

I love Evernote. I use it for everything. Lesson plans, lesson schedules, notes, web clippings, lesson resources, travel notes and much more. I can access it on any computer and from my smartphone. I can even share notes and notebooks with other people (like my students).

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.

@ABCyaGames Base Ten Fun!


Base Ten Fun Game to Practice Math Facts ABCyaGames has many games for many grade levels. I love to feature fun activities from their site. Every time I prepare a post for ABCya, my kids come running up to the computer.

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Lessons from WDW- Focus

The Playground Advocate

Me holding the Mountain Trifecta of Fastpasses. I''ll admit it. When it comes to Walt Disney World, I''m "all in." The Disney folks know how to design an experience that is entertaining, inspiring, and yes, magical for thousands of people a day.

Evernote Skitch as a Teaching Tool

Educational Technology Guy

Skitch is Evernote''s sketching app. It is a great app that allows you to create sketches and annotate, edit and save photos and sketches. It is very useful for taking notes that can''t be typed, annotating photos, and making sketches. It is available for desktop, iOS and Android. Steve Lai, a teacher in Canada, has some great ideas for using Skitch as a teaching tool over the the Evernote Skitch blog.

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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.

Language Adventures updated with new content!


I am really proud to announce that one of the apps I have worked on, Language Adventures, was just updated with DOUBLE the content.

The games we play

Learning with 'e's

What is it about games that make them so popular, and such a powerful learning method? For a start, there are an impressive array of transferrable skills to be acquired, especially if the games played are designed effectively.

Tuesday - Pat Farenga on John Holt and Homeschooling

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Tuesday, September 11th, for a live and interactive webinar with Patrick Farenga, author of Teach Your Own : The John Holt Book Of Homeschooling. Pat worked closely with author and teacher John Holt for four years, until Holt’s death in 1985.

Wolfram launches iOS app for Geography

Educational Technology Guy

Wolfram Alpha, the computational search engine has a new iOS app. Wolfram Geography Course Assistant App allows you to compare socioeconomic, demographic, and geographic data for any country in the world. The app is $4.99 and available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

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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.

Boston Area Peeps- Course in Tech Integration for SLPs and Language Teachers


Hi Folks, Just want to spread the word that I am again teaching the course "Tech Links to Language Interventions" through EDCO Greater Boston Collaborative this October. This is a hybrid class with one face-to-face workshop day on October 11 in Waltham and a month of follow up activities online (totaling 2 days time, all said). I taught it last spring and it was a lot of fun! One graduate credit through Framingham State College is optional, though the online component is now required by EDCO.

Touch and go

Learning with 'e's

Since the introduction of the iPad and the subsequent parade of similar touch screen tablets, there has been much speculation about exactly what impact the devices might have on learning and teaching. A lot has been written about the potential of the devices, and much has been purely anecdotal.

Thursday - Shelly Blake-Plock on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Making Stuff

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Growing Impact of Cloud Computing On Education - Guest Post

Educational Technology Guy

The Growing Impact of Cloud Computing On Education These days, more colleges and universities than ever are beginning to offer classes online. In fact, gone are the days of students being required to step foot on campus in order to receive a degree. Instead, many schools are offering entire degree programs online, allowing students opportunities to achieve a higher education that they may not have had otherwise.

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EdTech at School

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

We Blogged First Grade!

Comfortably 2.0

One of my favorite things about my new position as the PK-12 Integration Specialist for Aurora Public Schools is when a teacher asks me to come into their classroom and help them introduce a new concept dealing with technology. After being in the classroom for eleven years, I relish the opportunity to place myself back in front of students. After all, they are truly the "heartbeat" of our

Web Search War: Bing vs. Google

The Electric Educator

An interesting marketing initiative by Microsoft challenges internet searchers to do a blind side-by-side search using Bing and Google and to then select their favorite results.

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Back to School Special: Rocking the New Year!

The Daring Librarian

Monday, Sept 10 8pm EST -- You''re Invited!

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Google Drive gets updates for Android and iOS (including create and edit docs)

Educational Technology Guy

Google Drive is Google''s free online file storage system and where Google Docs reside. It''s web based, has Mac and Windows apps and mobile apps for iOS and Android. I love it. I have Google Docs on there, but also have other files uploaded there for easy access and use anywhere.

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.