Sat.Jul 19, 2014 - Fri.Jul 25, 2014

Check out the NEW site: ClassroomCribs AND see How-To Set Up Brain-Friendly, Beautiful Learning Spaces!


Free Classroom Design Webinar: I would love for you to join me on Tuesday, July 29th at 3pm ET for a free webinar all on setting up your classroom learning space. Prior to going into teaching, I studied Interior Design. Paying close attention to how we set up our spaces is very important.

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Making Curation Easier With @IFTTT

The Web20Classroom

There is simply no end to the flow of information available on the Internet. When it comes to trying to organize it and do something with it you may run into some challenges. I know I regularly am looking for ways to make that process better. Thank goodness for IFTTT.

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Roadmap to a Job-Embedded Growth Model

A Principal's Reflections

I remember a few years back during a meeting with teacher leaders, a tipping point that would ultimately change the direction of professional growth at my school. During this conversation I was passionately sharing my experiences as a connected learner.

Tap Into Sound with ThingLink & Audioboo

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

This weeks ThingLink Teacher Challenged asked participants to focus on audio as they design lessons. We introduced Audioboo as an integrated web based platform and app that easily captures and collects audio for use.

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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.

ClassDojo is now school-wide!


Hey Kleinspiration readers! Manoj here from ClassDojo :) Since 2011, millions of teachers around the world have used ClassDojo to save time and teach important behaviors like curiosity, grit, and helping others. And because teachers are so innovative, you''ve found really unique ways to work closer as grade-level teams or even across a school with ClassDojo — even though we never built the features to make it possible!

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Is Your School or District in the Business of Suppressing Creativity and Genius?

The 21st Century Principal

"Why would anyone want to suppress genius? Well, it is not intentional. It is not a plot. Genius is an innocent casualty in society''s efforts to train children away from natural born foolishness." Gordan MacKenzie, Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool''s Guide to Surviving with Grace Is your school or district engaged in what Gordan MacKenzie calls "suppression of creative genius?"

Why I Still Love Wikispaces

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I have been creating wikis with Wikispaces for quite some time. I use wikis for student collaborative projects and I use them during professional development. I use wikis as a place to collect, organize and share content that often originates on a blog post I''ve written.

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The Paperless Way to Collect Parent Contact Information!

Collect Parent Contact Information w/ a Google Form! Use a Google Form to gather Parent Contact Information this school year! It''s not just about saving trees and going paperless, although those are good reasons!

The Mobile Learning Imperative in Higher Education

elearning, mobile learning, gamification and more

The Mobile Learning in Higher Education [ INFOGRAPHIC ]. 72% of best selling apps in 2012 were aimed at PREschoolers and children in elementary school. 52% of children now have access to a smartphone or tablet. On average, each millenial owns 2.4 devices.

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.

Book Writer

Technology Tidbits

Book Writer is a fantastic iOS app for digital storytelling that lets users create interactive digital books, PDFs, and more. Educators are using this to Flip their classroom, create tutorials, photo books, presentations, and Project Based Learning.

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Tuesday Webinar: Using Google Slides to Construct Knowledge

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Would you like to design student-driven learning experiences that require students to construct knowledge as they create - an idea supported by the Common Core State Standards? This could be easier than you think.

Activators and Summarizers with Mobile Devices

Kathy Schrock

This post first appeared in my "Kathy''s Katch" blog for the Discovery Education Network and is re-posted here with permission. Activators and summarizers have been used in classrooms for a long time. We all have our favorites and students know what to expect when we begin to use them.

Why Consider Mobile Learning? (Infographic)

elearning, mobile learning, gamification and more

2015 80% of people will be accessing the Internet from mobile devices. 2012, 65% of workers declared their mobile devices to be their “most critical work device.”. 3.65% of information searches started on a smartphone with 64% of these searches continued on a PC or tablet.

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.

Booktrack Classroom

Technology Tidbits

Booktrack Classroom is a innovative tool for education that allows educators and students to add layers of sound effects/tracks/music to text. A simple way to put it is a soundtrack for books, but it is so much more.

7 Questions to Inspire Thinking and Ideas: ThingLink App

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I had the opportunity to "lead" #1to1ipadchat,with Dena Gynn last week. Follow @ Glynn_ed In preparation for the event, Dena advised me to write 6 questions to guide a discussion and provide examples. I did that and I also scheduled the timed released tweets through Tweet Deck.

Some TED Talks of interest to SLPs and Language Folks


Summer is a great time to slow down and think. TED Talks have long been one of my favorite ways to take in some new info- these short (varying from 5-20 min) presentation recordings are created at Technology-Entertainment (the E should be Education for as much as these talks address that area)-Design conferences around the world and feature leading researchers and creative people speaking on important topics.

Many New Ideas are Quite Old

Now that I’ve finished my dissertation, I finally feel free to turn my attention to other scholarly pursuits. I feel an obligation to bring closure to the historical work I began a few years ago so I will be spending the next several months working with primary sources and reworking old drafts into publishable articles.


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.


Technology Tidbits

WordWriter is a fantastic new learning tool brought to you by the award winning Web 2.0 Collaborative Writing site, BoomWriter.

Future of Museums Virtual Conference Thursday - Instructions and Final Notes

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our Future of Museums Conference is this Thursday, July 24th ! Our free, collaborative global conversation about technology, museums, and the future will be held from 9:30am - 5pm US-Eastern Time. The conference will feature the keynote speakers and crowdsourced sessions, which are listed in the current conference schedule below. We hope you will join us for some or all of the day’s sessions. Go to [link] for the hour-by-hour schedule in your own time zone and links to attend each session.

What type of video games are right for your child?

The Innovative Educator

At their most basic level, playing video games is akin to reading books. Like books, video games can range in quality from trashy novels to informative historical fiction. Like books different genres of video games have varying learning potential.

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Mobile Momentum: Internet Trends Report 2014

elearning, mobile learning, gamification and more

MOBILE MOMENTUM GROWING. Mary Meeker has attained almost legendary status for her annual Internet Trends reports.

EdTech at School

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

Marvel Origins

Technology Tidbits

Marvel Origins is a excellent free new iOS app that combines Game Based Learning w/ interactive stories to help develop student Reading skills. The way this works is a person reads along w/ the story (narrated by Stan Lee) as they play interactive games, unlock other stories (i.e.

Second Annual Homeschool+ Conference & Film Festival - Updates and Help Us Promote!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join the second annual Homeschool+ Conference, August 4th - 8th , 2014, three nights of evening keynote sessions and two full days of keynote plus crowd-sourced presentations. This online and free event provides an opportunity to share strategies, practices, and resources for those involved with homeschooling, unschooling, free schools, democratic schools, and other forms of alternative, independent, and non-traditional education.

Developing Writing Confidence Through NaNoWriMo

Educator Innovator

Each November, over 2,000 K-12 educators bring literary fun and adventure into their classrooms through National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). One educator, Seve Isaacs, shares his story below, as well as the results he sees in students long after the month is over. A group of high school biology students were told to write a five-page paper on a science topic of their choice, due in a week. The students let out a collective groan that would have made the most patient teacher roll their eyes.

Mobile Learning Stats That Will Blow Your Mind (INFOGRAPHIC)

elearning, mobile learning, gamification and more

The post Mobile Learning Stats That Will Blow Your Mind (INFOGRAPHIC) appeared first on | elearning, mobile learning, gamification and more. Infographic Mobile Learning

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.

30hands Pro

Technology Tidbits

30hands Pro is the new paid iOS app from 30hands Learning. This is a great purchase as it unlocks all the features in the free 30hands app such as: importing video clips, Dropbox/Google Drive integration, and Hi-Res video exporting.

Learning Revolution Events - Future of Museums Events Are This Week - AltEdFilmFest - Homeschooling - Gaming in Ed

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update July 22nd, 2014 Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference. Jane Goodall The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions.

“Corporation” doesn’t have to be a dirty word

The Innovative Educator

I have had the pleasure to be involved with creating partnerships between innovative educators and the companies that provide them with resources. This currently includes companies like PBS, Common Sense Media, Google, and, Microsoft, SMART, and Edmodo. Unfortunately, for some, when the word corporation comes up, there is immediate distrust. This is a big PR problem that corporations need to take seriously.