Sat.Jul 26, 2014 - Fri.Aug 01, 2014

Schools That Work For Kids

A Principal's Reflections

My son, Nicholas, is your typical child growing up in the 21st Century. He loves to play outside, swim in the pool, golf in the NYC Junior Golf League, have friends over, and feast on McDonald’s. Then there is the technology aspect of his life, which is a very big part.

Let's Build Something Together-Maker Spaces and 20% Time

The Web20Classroom

Maker Movement 20% Time Genius Hour The idea of students looking away from ridged content focus all throughout the school day and giving them back some time to explore and make is gaining a foothold in many classrooms.

Blended Learning Reflections and Notes from the #NAISToF Conference


This summer I was selected, along with 34 other educators across the country, to attend the National Association of Independent Schools Teachers of the Future Conference to be held in Alexandria, VA on the beautiful campus of Episcopal High School.

Creating Engaging Professional Development- Flipped-Style


By CUE Member Laura Conley @lconley86 When you think of professional development, does engaging come to mind? In the past, it hasn’t for me but creating engaging professional development is exactly my goal with Flipped-PD!

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.

Transforming Teaching & Learning with ThingLink

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The experience of bringing together a group of teachers through a common learning goal this summer has been amazing. Now nearing the end of the ThingLink Teacher Challenge Week 7, participants are creating interactive images and self-publishing them all over the world wide web.

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Why do so many Moodle courses suck?

Nik Peachey

Moodle is a magnificent free product and has the potential to enable schools and teachers to build wonderfully unique interactive online learning courses in which learner interaction can be tracked, measured and responded to.

Is teaching an Art or a Science?

My Paperless Classroom

The following was written as a homework assignment and is presented here for some educational conversation with others. Please feel free to comment below on your thoughts to the question “Is Teaching an Art or a Science?”

3 Useful Google Docs Add-Ons

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Google Docs Add-Ons are new tools created by 3rd party developers that add functionality to Google Docs. Users can access and search for Add-Ons through the menu bar in any Google Doc or Spreadsheet.

Babies and Mobile Devices. Where Are YOU on the issue?

Kevin Corbett

Everywhere I turn I see babies, toddlers and young children with tablets/ipads and smartphones. The glow of the brightly colored illuminated device is attractive and alluring for people of ANY age. But, at what age is it appropriate?

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.

Still MOOCing Along.


Image Source Used Under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND License Week 4 of the Foundations of Virtual Instruction MOOC I started on June 30th is wrapping up today. By this time next week, I will hopefully have successfully completed my first MOOC. Overall, it''s been an interesting experience.


1112 Great GOOGLE CLASSROOM Tutorials by Early Access Testers

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

FINALLY got my invitation to Google Classroom today. Thank you, Google! I''ll be checking out these tutorials for guidance and inspiration: 1. Google Classroom - Teacher and Student View video by +Roger Nixon , June 15 2.

Core Tech for Learning with ELA Common Core #ISTE2014


One of the #ISTE2014 sessions I attended was "Core technologies for the Common Core" by Kyle Brumbaugh and Elizabeth Calhoon. They had a great introduction to the Common Core and a plethora of helpful tools.

Are #EdTech Resources Keeping Student Data Safe? Find Out!

The Innovative Educator

Are you an innovative educator who loves using digital media, but is a little concerned about the safety of student data? Do you wonder if your classroom tech use is CIPA and FERPA compliant? You are not alone. This is a hot media topic which often gives us cause for concern.

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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.

Maker Party 2014: Resources for Libraries and Learning Spaces

Educator Innovator

This post originally appeared on the Mozilla Webmaker blog.

mLearning That Works (INFOGRAPHIC)

Kevin Corbett

Mobile Learning That Works [ INFOGRAPHIC ]. Leading Experts estimate that over 70% of businesses will implement m-learning in the next 2 years. More on Mobile Learning. Infographic Mobile Learning infographic mlearning

What Happens When Test Scores Are Used in High Stakes Decisions? Stupid Decision-Making

The 21st Century Principal

What happens when schools and school districts let test scores rule the day? Check out letter of resignation by a 14 year veteran teacher from Tennessee who was found "ineffective" due to her TVAAS ratings. What Defines an ''Ineffective'' Teacher?"

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Class Dojo: New Features for School-Wide Use

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

ClassDojo teachers can now collaborate to improve student skills and behaviors, and with ClassDojo’s newest features, students build important skills across all of their classes and grade levels. ClassDojo — the popular behavior and skills development app used by millions of teachers around the world — today released a new set of features aimed at teachers eager to work together on the application.

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.

Trashy, Crafty, & Literary: Upcycling for the Win!

The Daring Librarian

I love books. I love art. I love Etsy. I love funky stuff. I love recycling and upcycling. This artist on Etsy combines both! Nifty & Thrifty Crafter Meet Kim Franklin (aka) the Trashy Crafter and here''s her nifty thrifty story: ".

Summer Reading and More: Overdrive Media Console


Purchasing books (e- or otherwise) and audiobooks is an expensive proposition, especially if you don''t necessarily want to add them to a real or virtual collection for revisiting. This is one way our public libraries can come in handy.

Babies and Mobile Devices. Where Are YOU on the issue?

Kevin Corbett

Everywhere I turn I see babies, toddlers and young children with tablets/ipads and smartphones. The glow of the brightly colored illuminated device is attractive and alluring for people of ANY age. But, at what age is it appropriate?

How Test Scores Have Become 'Infallible Indicators of Teaching & Learning Quality'

The 21st Century Principal

Veteran Educator and education writer Marion Brady had some thought provoking words in this recent post on Valarie Strauss'' Washington Post Answer Sheet blog. See "What do standardized tests really measure?" ) In that post, Brady provides some gems that should provoke more discussion on the damage to public education that is occurring by those who insist, as Brady puts it, "Test scores are infallible indicators of quality."

EdTech at School

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

“To E or Not to E” That is the question when it comes to textbooks

The Innovative Educator

Most degree programs provide students with the option of using an e-textbook instead of a traditional hard copy. This usually means scouring the Internet for the best deal. It also means figuring out what format works best for you. Innovative educators who are taking classes are making informed choices for themselves. However, whether they are in school or not they must ensure their students are college ready.


Technology Tidbits

ForAllRubrics is a wonderful site/app (iOS/Android) for educators looking to create rubrics and even badges for their class. This site interacts seamless w/ their free mobile app as well as lets educators create/manage student accounts while creating rubrics that are aligned to Common Core Standards.

Why I Don't Have High School Students Read Middle School Books and Why You Shouldn't Either

Saving Socrates

There is a trend today in education to fit the book to the student. In many ways this is a welcome trend in furthering to customize a child''s education and meet them where they are at. Although is meeting them where they at the goal, or should we really be showing them where they should be at and providing them the tools and engagement to get there?) This allows both student choice in what type of genre and content to read.

Learning Revolution Events - Call for Volunteers - You Matter! - Future of Museums Keynote Recordings

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update July 29th, 2014 Curiosity is a delicate little plant that, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom. Albert Einstein The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0"

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.