Sat.Jul 13, 2013 - Fri.Jul 19, 2013

Setting Up Digital Workstations


Encouraging Choice, Collaboration, and Fun! give away at the bottom of this post - Have you ever ran out of time when teaching a lesson? Ever wish there was just twenty more minutes for your students to extend a lesson with an engaging game?

Summer Learning Series-Twitter Chats For Learning

The Web20Classroom

This is the fourth post in my Summer Learning Series. These are short posts with tools, tips and resources for you to try something new this summer or something you can take to the classroom in the Fall. First was Collaborative Learning With Edmodo and then we followed up with Learning With Hashtags.

Sensible Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Social Media is bad and has no place in education. It is a distraction to the teaching and learning process. If students are allowed to use social media in school they will stay off task or exhibit inappropriate behavior. Worse, teachers will spend countless hours “socializing” instead of educating. This is the misguided stigma that social media carries and, as a result, it is often banned in schools.

Enough Time for Two

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

So it is summer time and I''m supposed to have lots of time to do lots of things: blog, write content, create presentations, read, catch up on laundry, organize closets, clean those not regularly cleaned areas, watch movies, go on vacation.

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.

SDE Conference for Extraordinary Educators!


July 20 - 24 in Chicago 2013 I was excited when SDE contacted me to be a presenter for their summer conference this year. Then, I was even more excited when I saw the list of educators that would also be presenting with me in Chicago. These are people I have looked up to for a number of years.

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What would you tell teachers new to #BYOD / #BYOT?


Photo from @AquiAmigo Presentation at SXSWEdu 2013 I''ve been putting this question out on Twitter, but thought perhaps I''d get more in depth responses if I ask via my blog. So, here it goes!


#EdcampHome Promo

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

On Saturday, July 20th from 12-3 pm EST, the very first EdcampHome will be held. You DO NOT want to miss this FREE professional development event. You can attend in your PJ''s, bathing suit, or other attire via Google Hangouts and/or watching the live action on the EdcampHOME site.

I Named My Cat After a Vampire: a post about reading instruction


Meet Edward and Bella Just Kidding. I didn''t name my cat after a vampire. I named both of my cats after vampires! After returning from my amazing visit to the Scholastic Headquarters in New York, I''ve been reflecting on a few of the conversations I had with my new friends.

Digital Differentiation - QR Codes on the iPad

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Managing a classrooms full of students with 1:1 iPads presents the challenge of getting them on the same page, literally. Trying to manage differentiated groups requires a good tool for organizing resources. QR codes are one quick and easy solution.

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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.

The "Must Have" app for your classroom this year is.

Comfortably 2.0

You are awesome at what you do! Don''t get me wrong, I am an app lover. Apps are a huge part of my job. My district went 1:1 in grades 6-12 this year (iPads) and I am continually asked by teachers and administrators that are thinking of going 1:1 about the "must have" apps that they should purchase. I have my favorites like iMovie, ShowMe, PicCollage, Comic Life, Evernote, etc.

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Create Narrated Slide or Video Shows with Videolicious


I am giving a session on Digital Storytelling in speech and language intervention at today''s ASHA Schools conference in Long Beach, CA, and thought I would feature one of my favorite tools in this genre.

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PBL Resource Thinking Through Project-Based Learning by Jane Krauss & Suzie Boss

The 21st Century Principal

“Project-based learning enables students to become active participants in the world.”

The SAMR Ladder on

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The SAMR Ladder Through the Lens of 21st Century Skills on 21st century skills digital citizenship research SAMR writing

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.

11 Innovative Strategies for Ensuring Device Equity

The Innovative Educator

An abridged version of this article originally appeared at ED Tech: Focus on K-12. School officials wondering what to do for students who lack their own notebook computers, smartphones or tablets can acquire extra devices with a little bit of ingenuity. When I began teaching as a librarian in Harlem in the 1990s, my district was embarking on what was then considered an innovative program: putting a pod of four computers in every classroom.

This "Libraries of the Future" Infographic Nails it!

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

I love this infographic so much! It was adapted from research and captures with statistics how libraries and librarians fit into the big research and reading picture.

3 Reasons Educators Need to Use Multiple Twitter Accounts

The 21st Century Principal

The widespread use of Twitter by educators is evident by the number of educators using it. Just following the Twitter stream during the course of a week, and you''ll see several "chats" devoted to education and educational practice. Also, it''s becoming increasingly hard to attend conferences where hashtags aren''t part of the experience.

Creativity unleashed!

Learning with 'e's

One of my workshops is proving particularly popular wherever I present it. It''s a workshop about how to promote creativity in learning, and as you might imagine, I get the audience involved in lots of activities, exercises and games and give them some fun challenges and problems to solve.

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.

Cyberbullying Infographic

The Innovative Educator

This infographic captures some important points around the topics of safety, privacy, and cyberbullying. Take a look. What do you think? Is there anything you would change? How do you think teens might react? Do you have any ideas for inspiring students to read this and/or classroom discussion? Internet Safety / Cyber Bullying social media in education

ADE Institute - Day 2 highlights

Kairos EdTech

Image by Brad Ovenell-Carter @Braddo I have to say that ADE Institute just keeps getting better and better. Day 2 was just as amazing as the inaugural day or perhaps a little more.

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Announcing the 2013 Homeschool Conference: Homeschooling, Unschooling, and Free / Democratic / Alternative Schools

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I''m pleased to announce the inaugural worldwide Homeschool Conference, August 23 - 24 , 2013! All are invited to participate in this two-day, online, and free event. My name is Steve Hargadon, and I founded and run the online social network for educators called Classroom 2.0.

Help Your Students & Parents Keep in Contact with a QR Code!

I was browsing Pinterest this evening and came across an interesting Pin. The pin showed a picture of a QR Code printed on a piece of white paper with instructions to scan it with a QR Code Scanner.

EdTech at School

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

What's hot on The Innovative Educator

The Innovative Educator

Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of page views. I hope there''s something that looks of interest to you. If it does, check it out. If you’re inspired use one of those icons below the post to share it with others and/or leave a comment. Entry Pageviews Student social media use. Advice from the experts Jul 3, 2013, 2847 Infographic flyer: What''s your digital footprint?


Austin ADE Institute - Day 1

Kairos EdTech

So, this was one of the days in the summer I''ve been really looking forward to: Day 1 of the Apple Distinguished Educators Institute! The whole experience so far has been exhilarating. The folks at Apple have done an amazing job pampering us and treating us like rockstars!

Snugg iPhone 5 Pouch Case

Kathy Schrock

I admit it.I love distressed brown leather. I guess the reason I like it is that it looks better the more it gets used and all banged up. The sign of well-loved distressed leather case is the marks it bears!

Why Go PaperlessClassroom?

My Paperless Classroom

I had the privilege of co-moderating the 7/14/13 #CAEDCHAT about running a paperless classroom with Jen Roberts and Ryan Archer. The goal of the chat was to talk about the reasons why someone would go paperless and to have some teachers share their paperless journey. Why go paperless?

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.