Sat.Aug 10, 2013 - Fri.Aug 16, 2013

5 Questions For Every Leader-#LeadershipDay13

The Web20Classroom

Watch this video. Did you really watch the video or are you just keeping reading? Come on, watch it. I promise you will like it. This is my favorite You Tube video by the way.) Now ask yourself some questions. 1) Do you have guts? This guy is my hero. He felt something inside his soul.

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Class Dojo real-time behavior feedback platform Apps get updates

Educational Technology Guy

ClassDojo is a free online system that helps teachers promote positive behavior in their classroom by letting them track and share student progress and positive behaviors and areas of concern.

Android Apps Anyone?

A Principal's Reflections

Ever since becoming connected in March 2009 I have relied on two primary mobile devices. The first was a trio of Blackberry smart phones, which many of my connected friends have busted my chops about even up to recently. I relied on this type of smart phone for years as it was provided to me at work.

Back to School with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Google Docs is truly one of my favorite tools for teaching and learning because of the features it offers to support research, writing and collaboration in the 24/7 classroom. Here are some things to try with Google Docs as you make plans to use a little more tech and embrace change this school year.

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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.

Summer Learning Series-A Recap

The Web20Classroom

Over the past 6 weeks I''ve highlighted a few of my favorite tools, tips, tricks and resources. We covered a lot. Here is a recap of all 10 posts: 1) Collaborative Learning With Edmodo - Here we took a look at what Edmodo is and how you can use it to create a collaborative online space in your classroom. There are some resources there to get you started. Oh and just last week was Edmodocon , a one-day conference where teachers from all over shared how they are using Edmodo. So bonus!

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Will Philadelphia Education Survive?

Philly Teacher

Overflow crowd from the August 15, 2013 SRC meeting. As I reflected on the events of today, I began to think of my journey as a teacher here in Philadelphia. I began to think of all of the red flags that have gone up over the last ten years before getting to this point. Here is a run-down: 2001.

Questions about flipping the classroom

Kairos EdTech

Photo courtesy of Dukelyer, extracted from Flickr. I recently participated in #CAedcha t on Twitter and we discussed for more than an hour about the flipped classroom.

Bloomboard: Free User-Friendly Teacher Observation-Evaluation Web Tool

The 21st Century Principal

One of the hottest topics in educational leadership right now is teacher evaluations and observations. Finding an effective tool to do this is problematic, especially when trying to find the right solution that gives teachers the right kind of feedback and support.

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Enjoy your trip?

Learning with 'e's

A recent BBC news article highlights the persistence of negative school experiences in the memories of adults. Recollections of bad experiences like being bullied or pranked tend to linger longer in our minds than much of what we learnt in the classroom, it suggests. It rang true with me.

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.

How strong is your personal learning network? Take this quiz to find out.

The Innovative Educator

I''ve written about developing a personal learning network many times on The Innovative Educator. This updated infographic was created as a tool to promote an interactive conversation about developing PLNs. Each dot has an action and a question to answer.

EdmodoCon Guest Post #1: L. Monge

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Our first EdmodoCon Guest Post is brought to us by Laura Monge from Rancho Palos Verde, California. Laura is starting her 27th year of teaching and is obviously excited by all this crazy tech stuff.


Making Better Decisions as School Leaders: Fighting 4 Villains of Decision-Making

The 21st Century Principal

Are you faced with making a major decision or decisions as the school year begins? In our educator roles, the excitement and anticipation of the new year comes packaged with anxiety and worry about decisions we face. Being "decisive" means making the right choices in these situations, and authors Chip and Dan Heath offer school leaders just the right advice on how to be decisive in their new book Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work.

Why School Should Not Be Like Camp

Saving Socrates

I apologize to my weekly readers, I took a break for a couple weeks since I started my new job as an administrator and my brother''s recent wedding. I do plan on updating this blog more regularly when the new school year starts up again. With the school year just a mere few weeks away, I thought it was appropriate to discuss the notion that school is not camp.

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.

Get back-to-school by engaging families right from their cell phones

The Innovative Educator

The start of the school year is the perfect time to start connecting with parents and families. When families come in to enroll their children, here are some numbers you can give them to stay connected, have a voice, and have some fun all year long. Twitter Anyone (in the U.S.)

EdmodoCon Guest Post #2: N. Dale

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Our 2nd guest blog post in the series is by Nira Dale , a 9th grade English teacher in Florence, Alabama, and a very active member of the Language Arts community on Edmodo.

School Libraries as Maker Spaces -- A Few Resources to ? Out

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Having a discussion about school libraries as maker spaces? This is by no means a comprehensive list of the resources available. It''s simply a list of resources that caught my eye. Please add your suggestions in the comments below. I''d love to hear from you! ? ? ? ? ?

Homeschool Conference Update

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our brand-new, first-time, world-wide, virtual conference is just under two weeks away. So exciting! Please do let others know about the conference.

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.

Peer editing in digital and mobile environments

Nik Peachey

For years now I have been happily using EtherPad based services like [link] and [link] to get participants on the training courses I deliver to work collaboratively to create and peer edit texts.

Brickflow: Interesting Web Tool for Turning Social Media Content into Visual Stories

The 21st Century Principal

As educators and administrators, we are always looking for new web tools that have the potential allow our students new ways of creating and publishing content. Brickflow is an interesting, new tool that allows users to turn social media content into slideshows, and is now available for free trials. Brickflow is an interesting, new web tool that allows users to turn social media content into visual stories. It also allows users to create a slideshow based on a hashtag.

Life thru a lens

Learning with 'e's

Frequent visitors to this blog will have noticed that over the last few weeks I''ve been videoblogging (or vlogging). I first started playing with video in the late 1970s, when I began to use it to train teachers.

Using EDCAMP for Professional Development for All Teachers

Saving Socrates

I attended my first EdCamp, called JEDCampNYNJ and on a Sunday last spring. It was a life changing experience for me on several levels. I have to thank Josh Bierman for the final push to attend. Located at Yavneh, a school that I have a strong affinity towards because of my brother''s incredibly positive experience attending, I attended then as a public school and Hebrew school teacher.

EdTech at School

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

EdmodoCon Guest Post #3: M.Valois

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Our third guest post comes from Megan Valois, a high school History/English teacher in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Megan is the guest moderator on the Canadian Ed Chat (#cdnedchat) on Twitter who enjoys expanding her PLN and learning about new tech tools to improve her teaching and class experience. Here is Megan''s recap of EdmodoCon 2013. On Tuesday, I participated in a virtual conference - a professional learning opportunity - called #Edmodocon.


ASCD PD Opportunities For Educators Heading Back to School

The 21st Century Principal

As students head back to school for the start of the 2013–14 school year, ASCD—the international education association—offers a new selection of professional development opportunities to enable educators at every level to support the success of each learner. New professional development opportunities include ASCD Arias ™ (publications): Educators are encouraged to pick up all of ASCD’s new short-format publications.

Will Philadelphia Education Survive?

Philly Teacher

Overflow crowd from the August 15, 2013 SRC meeting. As I reflected on the events of today, I began to think of my journey as a teacher here in Philadelphia. I began to think of all of the red flags that have gone up over the last ten years before getting to this point. Here is a run-down: 2001.

What a Long Strange Year It’s Been…

Some guy named Rae...

Extra brownie points to anyone who knows the musical reference in the title. :-) It has been quite a year. It’s been over a year since my last post, but it’s not like I’ve been busy or anything. I just moved across country, started a new job, completed a massive reorganization, oversaw the hiring of […


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.

Building a Learning Culture


Professional development manifests itself in many ways online and in person. It takes place through conversations, classes, Twitter chats , workshops, blogging, book studies, challenges, team meetings, etc.

You Are What You Share

My Paperless Classroom

The idea that identity is socially constructed is not new, but changing my job context has allowed me to see this in action. My tech lab bulletin boards are still mostly bare, but one carries this slogan "You Are What You Share."

The hottest posts everyone's reading!

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 Bring Your Own Device #BYOD - 5 Lessons for Success. Jul 10, 2013, 4979 5 Best Practices to Consider When Using Facebook.