Sat.Dec 01, 2012 - Fri.Dec 07, 2012

Ten Marks Math: Proven to Work


TenMarks for Schools is a free, web-based math program for students in grades 2-12 to practice and master math concepts. With a curriculum aligned to state standards, TenMarks allows for teachers to differentiate and personalize learning for each of their students in just minutes.

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#Eddies12-The Edublog Awards 2012-Voting Now Open!

The Web20Classroom

The nominations are in and the voting is open for the 2012 Edublog Awards. I was humbled to learn that for the 4th year in a row I have been nominated for Twitterer of the Year and for the 3rd year in a row this blog was nominated for Best Edtech/Resource Sharing Blog. It really is special for me just to be nominated in those categories. Edchat was also nominated for Best Educational Hashtag for the 3rd year in a row, which is really awesome too! Wondering how to vote? It''s easy!

Edublog Awards 2012 - I was nominated for Best EdTech Blog

Educational Technology Guy

I started writing this blog as a way to organize and share edtech resources I found and it''s grown into much more than that. I just found out that I was nominated for, and am a finalist for, the Edublog Awards 2012, Best EdTech Blog. Thanks!! You can read more about the Edublog Awards here and vote for Educational Technology Guy here (under EdTech Blog). This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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My EdcampNJ Highlights

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

On December 1st, 2012, educators from NJ and surrounding areas congregated at Linwood Middle School in North Brunswick for EdcampNJ''s free day of professional development. For notes on all sessions from the day, take a look at the #EdcampNJ collaborative Google doc compiled by participants.

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.

Being a Teacher helps me be a better Mom


Sometimes pausing to ask ''why'' makes all the difference. I''ve learned from my experience with children that there is often a reason why they do the things they do. I use to allow myself to get upset or to begin my long-winded lecture about appropriate choices, but now my approach is different.

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Do I own too many gadgets? Nah!

Educational Technology Guy

I was looking at all of my gadgets and I was wondering if I have too many. Here''s a list of what I personally own and how I use them. Android Smartphone - I use it every day for everything from email, to web browsing, Evernote , calendar, phone calls, Netflix, Kindle, accessing files, and much more. Nexus 7 Tablet - email, web browsing, Evernote , Netflix, music, Kindle and more. Use it for travle and conferences.

Cast Your Vote in the Edublog Awards by December 9th


On November 25th, I posted my nominations for the 2012 Edublog Awards. The nominations are now all in, the finalists have been named, and voting is open. You should go vote! Why vote?

For the College Student: Campus Book Rentals


I recently was contacted by a company called Campus Book Rentals. The fact that the name of the company doesn''t leave much to the imagination does not mean that it isn''t well imagined.

I hate school, but I love learning.

The Innovative Educator

" I hate school, but I love learning. That is what high school student and author of the book One Size Does Not Fit All , Nikhil Goyal, recently posted on his Facebook timeline. What followed were 99 comments.

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.

My EduBlogs Nomination & Thank Yous

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I am very honored to be nominated for EdTech Blog of 2012 ! My blog is an essential part of my workflow and it is my most important tool. I would like to thank some amazing people who have kept me blogging.

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Collaborative Digital Information Projects

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

My students used their phones to create voice recorded projects and I''d like to continue evolving their skills into eventually being comfortable doing collaborative digital presentations.

Thank you to my Readers: 21 Free Graphic Organizers!


Voting is Now Open for the 2012 Edublog Awards! thank you for the nominations: voting is now open - As I sat down at my desk this evening, I noticed an email from the Edublog team stating that voting was now open for the selected finalist.

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Are you an innovative educator?

The Innovative Educator

Teacher showcase | Microsoft PIL photostream Teachers who were finalists from more than 80 countries came together at Microsoft's Partner's in Learning Global Forum to showcase and celebrate the innovative work their students were doing.

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.

Vote for SLPs Shortlisted for 2012 Edublog Awards


A couple weeks ago, you might have seen my post nominating some peers (always hard to make these choices) for the 2012 Edublog Awards, and may have seen many other posts if you hopefully follow some other SLP blogs. The way this works is that the folks at the "Eddies" need to comb through thousands of nominations made by all the people in the edublogosphere and create a manageable Shortlist.

Howard Gardner 15 years Later

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

With all the focus on standardized testing and the discussion of the flipped classroom in education today, it is interesting to return to Howard Gardner''s interview with Edutopia in 1997 and reflect on then and now. Talk about RELEVANCY !

5 Strategies for Using Your Digital Footprint to Create a Strong, Professional Online Reputation

The 21st Century Principal

“ If you are using virtual spaces for professional learning, it only enhances your digital footprint,” writes Kristen Swanson in her new book Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator’s Guide to User-Generated Learning. Getting educators to think about their own digital footprint should be an important part of 21st century school leadership, and reflecting and managing our own is just as important.

6 considerations for addressing the “what” and “how” of mobile learning

The Innovative Educator

Learning is increasingly online and mobile, anytime and anywhere.

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.

Voting for Edublog Awards


It''s an honor to announce four of our AJUSD members and several of those I nominated have been shortlisted as finalists for several Edublog Awards. Voting is open until 11:59 pm (USA Eastern Standard Time) on Sunday, December 9th. You can vote once a day, for as many categories as you want.

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Tuesday Show - Teachers Becoming Their Own Khan Academy

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me on Tuesday, December 4th, for a live discussion with Stacey Roshan, a high school math teacher at Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland.

Tracking sentiments

Learning with 'e's

Last year I flew via Amsterdam into Cologne, Germany to give a keynote speech at a large international conference. I arrived at the airport and made my way through passport control into the baggage collection area.

Elementary school students leave school to make a difference in the world

The Innovative Educator

Elementary school teachers Pauline Roberts and Rick Joseph know that the best place to make a real-world difference is, well, in the world. So when their students set out to do just that, they let them.

EdTech at School

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

Study Suggests Using Nintendo DS Game Software Increases Engagement of ADHD Students

The 21st Century Principal

According to an article in the Winter edition of Journal of Research on Technology in Education , the results of a recent study by Stacy Wegrzyn, Doug Hearrington, Tim Martin, and Adriane B. Randolph had interesting results that may have an impact on how we help students with ADHD engage and focus in the classroom. According to their study, the “daily use of brain games can help strengthen focusing ability and executive functioning in adolescents with ADHD.”

It's All About Empathy -- An RSA Animate on the Power of Outrospection

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My librarian friend from another island came to visit yesterday and mentioned how her school places emphasis on empathy. And this morning this appeared on my radar screen. It''s now my new favorite RSA Animate! I love the idea of living empathy museums!


The Smart eXtended Web

Learning with 'e's

Will the Web recurse infinitely? Many of us are obsessed with the future, and are constantly wondering what new technologies, trends or events will change our lives forever.

Why on earth would 2nd graders use Twitter? Read this to find out.

The Innovative Educator

When the second grade students in Courtney Woods class were studying places tourists like to visit, they wondered how they could get more people to visit their small Canadian town of Bathurst. Their teacher knew this was a great idea and discussed with the class the importance of sustainable tourism.

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.