Sat.Jul 28, 2012 - Fri.Aug 03, 2012

Connectedness as the Standard

A Principal's Reflections

I am extremely excited that August is Connected Educator month. In my opinion, being a connected learner, leader, and/or educator is no longer an option. My personal and professional journey in this area is well documented and something that I regularly present on.

Must Have Books for Reading Workshop!


Power Reading Workshop: a Step by Step Guide by Laura Candler This summer, my friend, Laura Candler , sent me her two most recent books on reading workshop. I was excited to receive these materials because we do reading workshop in my second grade class.

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Connected Educators Month.Make It Last All Month

The Web20Classroom

Kicking off today (Aug. 1) is Connected Educators Month. Through a partnership with the US Department of Education, the idea is to get the word out about what it means to be a connected educator and the importance of being connected.

Google Launches YouTube curriculum on Digital Citizenship

Educational Technology Guy

Google has a new curriculum on YouTube that helps teachers educate students on digital citizenship, including online safety, etiquette and more.

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.

Avatar Adventures: An Interactive Learning Opportunity

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I created an interactive learning experience designed to provide students and teachers with opportunities to focus on digital citizenship while engaging in constructive play. I hope many will enjoy using it, contributing to it and interacting with it.

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MC Assessment = Meta Cognitive Assessment

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

To be a progressive teacher, you find and do what works. Period. The students should be stakeholders in their education and have accountability, responsibility, and be actively engaged in and out of the classroom. Period.

Splashup - free online image editing

Educational Technology Guy

Splashup is a free online image editor that I learned about from a fellow webOS fan, Aaron Gallo, on his blog, Novacharter. It is easy to use and even let''s you "jump right in" and edit photos and images without needing an account.

Remind101 - A Safe Message System for Teachers

The Mobile Native

As a student at Michigan State University, Brett Kopf struggled with dyslexia and ADD.

Create Amazing Movies & Presentations with @PowToon for Free!


PowToon: Animated Presentations & Cartoon Style Videos PowToon is a brand new DIY Video creation platform that allows your creative side to shine regardless of your technology skills.

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.

ThingLink & Mentor Mob: Nice Integration Feature

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Last week I learned that the folks at ThingLink and MentorMob had done some work together to integrate their tools, making it possible to embed a MentorMob playlist directly into a ThingLink graphic.

Evernote for HootSuite - save social media to Evernote

Educational Technology Guy

Evernote is an awesome app that allows you to take and share notes, web clippings, audio notes, upload files, and much more. It also allows for other apps to work with it. HootSuite is an app that you can use to access and manage your social networks, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ Pages. Now, you can also work with Evernote with HootSuite. Evernote for HootSuite lets you create notes from your social media content and also manage your notebooks within your streams.

iPad Essentials- Displaying PDFs on iPad


In my last post, I talked about the potential benefits of using iBooks for displaying and interacting with ePub books in therapy. iBooks is also useful as a collection spot for useful PDFs that you might want to display as visuals in a therapy session. What is a PDF?

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Happy Connected Educator Month


What does it mean to be a Connected Educator? When I began my teaching career a few short years ago, I never would have imagined having such an expansive network of people that I consider colleagues and friends. During my undergraduate studies, we used the Internet to collaborate with each other.

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.

Connected Educator Month - Week One's Amazing Schedule!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Connected Educator Month kicks off this week, and serving as a consultant to the event with significant responsibility especially for this week''s events, I humbly think you''re going to be BLOWN AWAY by the opportunities to learn and participate. All activities are free!

Great cheat sheet on Ed Tech topics and terminology

Educational Technology Guy

Edudemic has a great infographic and cheat sheet on educational technology terminology from Boundless. This will help new and veteran teachers with some of the terminology being used in education. Check it out: This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

NBC's censoring of the Olympics: Social media and lost opportunities

Connecting 2 the World

Let me begin by stating I am a big fan of the Olympics. Overall, NBC, the American television corporation with rights to broadcasting the Olympics, with one exception, has done a pretty good job of covering the games on its free, open access station. They have included a wide variety of sports in all day (more or less)coverage. However, they have really missed the boat on their social media/online coverage, which could have real repercussions from fans in the future.

@ABCyaGames Fun Math Fact Shoot Out!


Math Fact Shoot - Out Game to Practice Math Facts ABCyaGames has many games for many grade levels. I love to feature fun activities from their site. Every time I prepare a post for ABCya, my kids come running up to the computer.


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.

Connecting Educators - Reflecting on Ning and Educational Social Networking After Five Years

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Tuesday, July 31st, for a live and interactive webinar with David Deubelbeiss, founder of the Ning network EFL Classroom 2.0 --like my Classroom 2.0 network also in its fifth year, and with over 25,000 members.

Infographic on 21st Century Classroom - what do you think?

Educational Technology Guy

I was sent the following infographic about the "21st Century Classroom" this week. As I was looking at it, I found some interesting statistics and agree that Project based learning, social media, and technology are all important for education. What do you think about the information presented below? Components of a 21st Century Classroom - An infographic by the team at Open Colleges. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Guest Post: The Cornerstone for Teachers


Angela Watson of was a classroom teacher for eleven years, and currently works as an instructional coach and educational consultant based in New York City.

@MasteryConnect invites you to continue the social conversation - you could win an iPad!


Mastery Connect reaches out to users to get connected, socially! Preparing for ''back to school'' time is an exciting part of the year. Not only are we organizing our space, but we are also beginning to design our curriculum. Much of this process involves getting acclimated to new tech tools we may have inherited over the summer. While some of us open a new gadget, others may practice a new web tool.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

Great infographic with mobile productivity tips and tools

Educational Technology Guy

We use our mobile devices more and more for work, business, school and more. Tony Vincent has a great site, Learning in Hand , where he has been posting information, tips and resources about using mobile device in learning for years, starting with the Palm PDA''s. He created a great infographic with his tips and tools for mobile productivity. It has some great information for teachers and students, and anyone else for that matter, for being more productive using mobile devices.