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

Why Do You Blog? A Student's Perspective

A Principal's Reflections

The following is a guest post by New Milford High School sophomore Sarah Almeda. After learning about her Chemistry blog titled Avogadro Salad I asked her to share some insight on the importance of blogging from a student''s perspective.

LiveMinutes - Edit your Evernote notes in real-time with others!

Educational Technology Guy

LiveMinutes is a very cool app that integrates with Evernote (my all time favorite and most used app) and allows you to work on the same Evernote note with others, similar to Google Docs.

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So.You Are Connected. Now What?

The Web20Classroom

Remember October? No, not Halloween. Although if you are like me might still have some of your kid''s candy still in the bucket on top of the refrigerator.) Remember, it was Connected Educators Month.

Holiday Door Decorations for Classrooms and Creative (but Simple) Winter Themed Bulletin Board Ideas!


My second grade classroom! Thanks to Pinterest for the Inspiration! We had a lot of fun this holiday at my school. We had two new teachers join our grade level. There are four of us on our second grade team. Thanks to Pinterest, we''ve all gained some creative inspiration this season.

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.

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Public Relations

A Principal's Reflections

This post is the second in a series that will outline the foundational elements of my new book, Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times. It is set to be published by Corwin Press on January 14, 2014.

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The Playground Advocate

My wife, along with several other people I know, has been making daily posts on Facebook this month, sharing the things she is thankful for.

My 2nd Graders Love Our New Beautiful Classroom Pet Environment from BioBubble!


Versatile. Creative. BioBubble. One of the most common requests I hear from my students is to host a classroom pet. Seemingly a small request, but so much work and so many choices. These little guys don''t take care of themselves like The Wonder Pets.

Supercharged Innovation with Google’s 20% Time Program in the Classroom


By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Kevin Brookhouser Back in the early days of Google, we’re talking about the ancient history of like ten years ago, a couple engineers got together and agreed that email was a mess. Finding old email messages–slow, keeping track of the disjointed replies–confusing, and deleting messages because of limited storage–annoying. […]. The post Supercharged Innovation with Google’s 20% Time Program in the Classroom appeared first on OnCUE.

mQlicker – Create Interactive Presentations

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

mQlicker is an audience response system that that allows users to turn a PowerPoint into an interactive slideshow to engage audiences and collect useful feedback. mQlicker is free, flexible and definitely worth checking out for use in a variety of educational settings.

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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.

Help for parents who want to keep their children safe online

The Innovative Educator

More than ninety percent of parents think they should have a lot of responsibility for ensuring their children are safe on the internet, but only one-third think they are prepared to do so. About three quarters of parents think a major portion of the responsibility for ensuring children’s safety on the Internet falls to schools (source: Research on parent attitudes toward internet use PR Newswire ( [link] ).

WHY? matters


In the Spring of 2012 I touredNeighborhood Centers Inc.''s s Choices in Educationin Houston where I had the honor of meeting some amazing people: teachers, administrators, family development workers, parents, students. We sat down with several of them throughout the tours and asked the same question each time: “Why does learning matter?” Everyone sat up straight, looked me in the eye, and shared deeply personal stories about their upbringing. Many dug deep into family tree roots. Others, in

Google+ - what is it and how to get started using it

Educational Technology Guy

Google+ is Google''s social network and it has become my preferred social network. Facebook has gotten too political, although I do use it to keep in touch with friends and family. Twitter is great, but Google+ offers so much more - photos, videos, animations, longer postings and comments.

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My #EduBroAwards Nominations

The Playground Advocate

A little background. the #EduBroAwards is an awards show for education that is now in its second year.

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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.

Edublog Awards 2013 - Nominations

Kairos EdTech

This is my first time participating in the Edublog Awards. Because blogging has been an instrumental part of reflecting on and improving my teaching and coaching practices, I''m excited to nominate the following candidates for these awards.

Sleepless in cyberspace

Learning with 'e's

It was interesting to see that many of my students identified with some of the ''symptoms'' of computer dependency presented in the slideshow below. It got me thinking - how many of us are dependent to any extent on the technology we carry around with us?

3 Ways to Reduce Your Chances of Accidentally Bringing Up Explicit YouTube Content In Your Classroom

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(11/26/13 update: This post has been revamped to include three, not two, methods of minimizing explicit results. Also, the title has been changed to reflect the slightly different focus of the post.)

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My Noms for the 2013 Edublog Awards


It''s Edublog awards time! The 10th Annual Edublog awards are once again a reminder to the districts of the power of the Capitol, and how they must never rebel against their country again. Oh wait, that''s The Hunger Games. They are on my mind this weekend for some reason. The Edublog awards are an effort to "promote and demonstrate the educational value of social media," particularly as some school districts block blogs and Twitter.

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.

#NYSCATE13 - A Conference that Knows How to Make IT Happen!

The Innovative Educator

I've attended a lot of conferences. Some nail it like EdCamps and EduCon , and others leave something to be desired. When it comes to throwing a worthwhile conference, NYSCATE is one that knows how to make it happen. I had the privilege to meet and canoodle with innovative educators at this year’s NYSCATE in Rochester and here are a few of my favorite things about what this conference did right. How NYSCATE Makes IT Happen!

Ask, listen, and save our schools


In July 2011I participated in the Save Our Schools rally and march in Washington. Summer temps soared and the humidity had no mercy on the thousands of teachers, parents, students, and concerned citizens assembled peacefully across from the White House, yet the crowd kept growing. One marcher from Wisconsin lost her group while en route to 16th Street. When I asked what inspired her to attend the event, she noted that it didn''t matter who she walked with, so long as she walked.

LiveMinutes: Add Real-Time Collaboration to Your Evernote Account

The 21st Century Principal

With a new Evernote extension called LiveMinutes, users of the popular notetaking app can now collaborate with others in real-time on notes. Of course, you''ve always been able to share notes with others, but this process can end up with conflicting versions of the notes.

Itching to upgrade? I did!


Sometime after the release of iOS7 I noticed my 3rd generation iPad was beginning to behave strangely. Especially when updating apps, the device would sometimes do a sort of ominous curtain-down thing (I imagined a sad noise accompanying this) and shut off of its own accord.

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 Innovative Educator

2 Unconferences in 2 Days: EdCamp Honolulu and EdCampOnline -- Part 1 of 2

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I hadn''t ever been to an EdCamp before, so to attend two in two days was quite amazing. One event was in person, the other was online (a first not only for me, but for edcamps!). I thought about combining the two in one post. Too much!

Mendeley: Free or Inexpensive Research Reference Manager for Use Across Devices

The 21st Century Principal

One of the grandest lessons I''ve learned in one semester in my EdD, doctoral program, is that being able to organize all my journal articles and documents is a must.

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The Mobile Professor

Connecting 2 the World

One thing that #acwrimo has done is to remind me to blog my research ideas and insights as I''m developing them. With that in mind, I''ve decided to talk about some new research I am considering. Many of the ideas are still in the early stages, but the more I read and participate in online groups, the more I''m convinced this is research that needs to be done. The Mobile Adjunct Currently, I am involved in #adjunctchat, a community that meets on twitter at Tuesdays at 4:00 PM, New York time.

EdTech at School

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