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A Snowy #TeachCreativity Activity that is Fun, Adorable, and a Keepsake!


When I Grow Up … - Sign up for JoAnn Teacher Rewards - I love when my kids get to show off their creativity. They always enjoy when we do any sort of craft project in class. After winter break, we shared our New Year''s Resolutions. I always enjoy hearing their goals for the upcoming year.

Empty Inbox Courtesy of Evernote

Educational Technology Guy

I recently wrote about how I use Evernote as my main tool as a School CIO. It is my primary tool for work, and home. I just did some more with it that I found useful and liberating - emptied my inboxes! Yes, you heard correctly, my email inboxes are empty.

Daily Inspiration is the Norm

A Principal's Reflections

I''m not going to lie, New Milford High School is an amazing place to work. We have fantastic students, supportive parents, a Technology Director that gets it, and a Central Office and Board of Education that provide us with the autonomy to take risks.

Yes, If.

The Playground Advocate

I''m reading a really cool book right now called The Imagineering Workout: Exercises to Shape Your Creative Muscles by the Disney Imagineers.

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.

Real World Geometric Shapes Giveaway from @Learning HandsOn


Real World Folding Geometric Shapes by Learning Resources Real World Folding Geometric Shapes from Learning Resources are a fun addition to classrooms exploring shapes and geometry. Created for K+ learners, Real World Folding Geometric Shapes f eatures 8 common shapes with a colorful 3D designs.

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Webinar 1/14: Improve Writing Skills with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Would you like to improve your students'' writing skills and help them bridge the gap between writing in school and writing in the real world? Learn how to leverage the power of Google Docs to help students write better and more frequently than with pencil and paper.

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Notes from Leadership for the Digital Age With Alan November


Yesterday, I was privileged to spend a day learning from and with Alan November , a consummate digital age educator whose work I have followed for many years.

3 Ways to Know If Your School or District Engages in Bullying Behavior

The 21st Century Principal

"Systems can bully as much as individuals." Sharon Salzberg & Robert Thurman, Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit & Be a Whole Lot Happier I began reading Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit & Be a Whole Lot Happier by Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman today, and I stumbled on a section that focuses on bullying and dealing with those who bully.

A student's basic guide to copyright, creative commons and public domain

Kairos EdTech

Tools that you can use when creating content: Creative Commons license choose tool: [link] Creative Commons search tool: [link] An infographic with 5 myths vs. facts on copyright: Source: Copyright Infringement: Myths vs Facts from content creation content curation copyright

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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.

3 Ways to Collect and Curate Genius Hour Content

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Genius Hour in the classroom is a movement that allows students to spend 20% of their time exploring and developing their passions, as long as the learning is driven by research and productive.

Blog Topic Ideas for Educators


Graphic by marsmet451 used with permission under a Creative Commons license In recent months I''ve gotten into several conversations with fellow educators about blogging.

Fred Hargadon 1934 - 2014

The Learning Revolution Has Begun Photo courtesy Rod Searcey 2009


Being Right Isn't the Most Important Thing: Getting Leadership Right

The 21st Century Principal

"One of the biggest problems we encounter is verbal communication that is misunderstood or unskillfully handled." Sharon Salzberg & Robert Thurman, Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit & Be a Whole Lot Happier It''s Monday morning, and you''re sitting at your desk. You get a call from your school receptionist that Ms. You Insert the Name Here) has arrived in the office and she is agitated and angry, much like she usually is.

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.

Webinar: Create Interactive Graphics for Teaching & Learning

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Are you looking for a free and user friendly digital tool to help you create engaging, student-centered learning experiences to meet the diverse learning needs of the students in your classroom?

How will we learn tomorrow?

Learning with 'e's

I had a very interesting year in 2013. My work was varied, travelling was extensive, and I met and talked with a lot of very interesting people.

NYC DOE paves the way to embrace social media for learning

The Innovative Educator

While places like New Jersey, who the New York Daily News recently reported , have passed a bill requiring schools to teach acceptable use of social media, cyber safety, cyber security, ethics, and cyberbullying, the NYC Department of Education goes even further.

Writing a Learning Reflection

My Paperless Classroom

This is a post I use in 7th grade to get them working on a digital portfolio. Read some samples from a great summer program Writing a Learning Reflection One of the objectives to learning to use Blogger is that it is a great platform for building a digital portfolio of learning.

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.

6 Ways to Use ThingLink Hashtags

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

ThingLink hashtags provide teachers and students with a way to easily organize ThingLink content within a safe learning environment. ThingLink hashtags are handy searchable smart phrases that can be used to accomplish some important classroom tasks. Read more on the ThingLink Blog.

Memories are made of this

Learning with 'e's

Memory is very important. It is the basis of all human thought and learning. Without it, we would find ourselves in a world that is perpetually new and unfamiliar. Teachers everywhere make it their business to try to understand how memory works so that they can optimise learning for their students.



The folks at ReadWriteThink are doing a nice job turning a number of their language-based web tools into apps- that are free, to boot.

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Differentiation: Programming and Geometry in Second Grade

My Paperless Classroom

Like many teachers, I found The Hour of Code, sponsored by to be truly inspirational, I was already doing programming with most of my k-5 students, but it was stand alone, programming for the sake of programming. Which IS worth it''s own time, seriously. )

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EdTech at School

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

Art and Composition of Tweeting: Getting Others to Notice What You Say

The 21st Century Principal

There is a certain amount of crafting that occurs when one constructs a message designed for Twitter. Sure, you can indiscriminately post tweets about the coffee you''re drinking at Starbucks, the steak your having at a restaurant, or the shoes you just purchased. Posting on Twitter is quite easy. Posting in a manner that gets your tweets noticed is a bit more difficult.

Living with Aspergers

Learning with 'e's

My students were inspired and entertained in equal measure by our closing keynote speaker at Plymouth University this week. The conference was organised for my second year student teachers, and focused upon special educational needs and inclusive education.

Infinitec Webinar Resources

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

digital writing GoogleDocs infinitec webinar

Setting up Feedly as a Reading and Sharing Platform

My Paperless Classroom

I love blogs, seriously/ The more I write them, the more I love them. Blogs can take so many different shapes. When I first started reading blogs, I didn''t know where to start, now I often let my chatting help drive my blog reading.

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.

Learning Revolution: Host Your Own Webinar - Learn from Homeschoolers - Submit A Video - Job Forum

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update January 14th Genius is an exceedingly common human quality, probably natural to most of us. John Taylor Gatto Welcome to the Learning Revolution. The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn. The Learning Revolution Project highlights virtual and physical events from Web 2.0 Labs and its partners. These events bring together educators, learners, leaders, and others to rethink and reinvent education.

Bend your brain

Learning with 'e's

Don''t crack up Bend your brain See both sides Throw off your mental chains. The lyrics above are from the chorus of the 1980s synth-pop classic New Song by British musician Howard Jones.

Creating Avatars with Doodlebuddy App

Comfortably 2.0

One of the first things kids want to do after signing up for Edmodo or KidBlog (and other accounts that allow avatars) is to customize their avatars. If only I had a dollar for every time I heard a student say, "Mr. Badura, how do we change our picture?" I''m not comfortable having students place images of themselves online, especially at the elementary level, so why not have student create