Sat.May 03, 2014 - Fri.May 09, 2014

Byte-sized Potential: Can Compassion & Citizenship Go Viral?

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the category, Byte-sized Potential. The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive.

Three Steps to Adapting the Web to Your Teaching Style: Been for Education


A guest blog post by Dave Yoon, co-founder and CEO of Been, Inc. Introduction: Harnessing the Web A teacher’s role can shift from hour to hour, if not minute to minute—between lecturer, coach, guide, mentor, referee, and on-call problem solver (and many more!).

Students Explore Space in the Palm of Their Hands

A Principal's Reflections

Towards the end of March and throughout April, Mrs. Moutafis'' Science & Society class at New Milford High School studied Space Exploration.

Embracing Change

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

{Full image below}. Update: See more on the topic of Embracing Change. in my May 19/2014 post on Leading Change.]. I’m working on my Spotlight Presentation for Connect 2014: Canada’s Learning and Technology Conference.

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.

21st Century Book Review: Michael Fullan's 'The Principal: 3 Keys to Maximizing Impact'

The 21st Century Principal

" Facing the unpredictable principals must be able to handle a good deal of ambiguity while displaying strong lead learner qualities."

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What’s race got to do with it? Everything, as topic eclipses ed-tech talk at NSVF Summit

The Hechinger Report

SAN FRANCISCO – After two major education conferences in a row, I expected aggressive promotion of digital tools and products at last week’s NewSchools Venture Fund Summit , along with requisite promises of their potential to change teaching and learning forever.

Curious learning

Learning with 'e's

Curiosity killed the cat, but it also made each of us who we are today. Without curiosity, none of us would learn very much at all. Learning is based more on curiosity than any other human characteristic. Children who are curious are always interested in discovering more.

Paperless Assessment is Possible (using the Google Drive App)

Inquire and Inspire

Earlier this year I arrived at home with two shopping bags filled with student work, and a folder tucked under my arms, filled with more student work. Needless to say, I had a lot of marking ahead of me that night.

Using ThingLink to Express Teacher Appreciation

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5th -9th this year and ThingLink is an amazing tool for showing teachers how much their efforts are appreciated. It’s fun, it’s flexible and users have access to all the resources available on the world wide web. Anything is possible with ThingLink.

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.

10 Must-Follow Mobilists on Twitter

The Mobile Native

Here is a list of ten people that have had a huge impact on the mobile learning world. Mobile Learning Mobilists Twitter

What makes an inspirational teacher?

Learning with 'e's

I had the honour to be presented with an award for ''most innovative use of teaching methods'' at the recent Plymouth University student union SSTAR Awards.

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Twitter in the Classroom (Walls & Halls of the 21st Century)

Inquire and Inspire

There are a large number of ways that Twitter can be used in the classroom. This is especially so since there is no official age restriction when using Twitter. But what about those schools or school boards that restrict the use of Twitter for students.

NC Lieutenant Governor Proposes Paying for Teacher Raises with Donations

The 21st Century Principal

Yesterday, North Carolina Governor McCrory announced his plans to raise teacher pay in the short term with an average 2% raise, he also introduced a plan to raise teacher pay in the long-term. These long term plans were to raise pay based on a combination of experience, education, merit and market-need.

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.

Student Authored Multi-Touch Books on WW1

Kairos EdTech

8th graders critiquing other student-created iBooks 8th graders at our school, Colegio Inglés , did it again! For the second year in a row, they undertook the challenge of becoming authors and publishing a set of multi-touch books reflecting on what they learned about WW1.

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10 Online Summer Programs

Technology Tidbits

Being a parent of four young kids I often find myself wondering what I''m going to do w/ them for the summer when they get out of school. When thinking about this and looking over many options, I noticed lots of Ed Tech companies have started to offer online summer programs/camps.

All our tomorrows

Learning with 'e's

It''s impossible to predict the future. If I could do so, I would have been a millionaire many times over when I visited Las Vegas. Fortunately I don''t gamble, so I simply sat and watched other people trying to predict what would happen next. Most of them lost their money.

10 Reasons to Attend a Google for Education Summit

The Innovative Educator

Google Summit attendees in Vermont. Whether it’s Docs, Earth, Glass, Translate, Voice, Hangouts, Blogger, Chromebooks, and more, Google provides some of my favorite tools for education. If you feel the same way or are just intrigued, you may be interested in a Google for Education Summit.

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.

10 Popular Pinterest Boards for End-of-the-Year Classroom Activity Ideas

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Preparing for the fifth #edchathi Twitter chat today, themed "Reflecting on the School Year" and I thought I''d share these popular Pinterest boards for Question #4 : What is a great end-of-year classroom activity? End of the School Year by Minnie Zurkuhlen (268 Pins, 462 Followers) 2.

Sphero: Percentages

Technology Tidbits

Sphero the innovative and fantastic programmable robotic ball is something I''ve posted about in the past. This is a great Ed Tech "toy" that can be used w/ kids of all ages for a wide variety of purposes.

Re-usable Images!


As SLPs and other educators delve into creative visual tools, it opens up a world of language opportunities for our students. Creating videos, animations, books, comics, and other products is always a language process, and we can scaffold the use of many strategies while using these tools.

Epic Based Learning

My Paperless Classroom

Or Scaffolding for Evidence-Based Writing in Literature Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app The Challenge: Teaching academic writing to 9th graders at a very small private high school. Almost 1/3 of the 100 students were on the learning specialists caseload for one reason or another.

EdTech at School

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

What ETAG should say

Ed Tech Now

The Education Technology Action Group, set up by the DfE and BIS and announced by Matt Hancock at BETT, has made a shaky start. This is what I think they should end up saying to Ministers. In my post “Land ho!” ” … Continue reading → Standards processes Stategy DfE edtech education education technology ETAG ict ict in education Matt Hancock michael gove Stephen Heppell technology

Social media advice for career-minded students. 10 things to consider.

The Innovative Educator

This week I had the pleasure to speak on a panel to career-minded students at the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation's annual conference. Our panel consisted of four experts familiar with social media who shared advice about what to do when it comes to how to best use Facebook, Twitter and other digital platforms. The main message as reported in the Staten Island Advance : Think before you post, tweet. and curse.

Accepted +Martin Shervington's #CanvaQuest Challenge to Share Canva Designs--Luckily I Already Did Some

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+Martin Shervington gave me a #CanvaQuest challenge , and I accepted, because I''m a big fan of Canva ! However, I had no time to create something new, so I''m sharing an image I''ve already done: my mauilibrarian2 in Olinda blog header.


Technology Tidbits

Brainly is a interesting new social network for helping students w/ homework. This is a great place for students of all ages to find and answer questions that students from around the world are posting.

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.

Summer Apps!


Look who''s featured in Scholastic Administrator Magazine. ?


Google Classroom

Kairos EdTech

Google keeps innovating to bring newer functionalities to their existing solutions for education, and they keep thinking about new solutions for increasing needs. This time, it''s Google Classroom. It is the effort to bring the power of a Learning Management System (LMS) to classrooms all over the U.S. and the world. The product is not yet available to all public as it is only being made available on an invitation/application basis.

NC Governor McCrory Proposes Pay Raise and Merit Pay Scheme for NC Teachers

The 21st Century Principal

According to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory’s press conference (which you can see here from WRAL), he is going to seek the following in his budget which he plans to present to the North Carolina State Legislature: Expansion of early childhood education by about $3.6 million. Increase textbook funding by $23 million. Increase beginning teacher pay from $30,800 to $35,000 over the next two years. Provide an average 2% pay raise for experienced teachers.