Sat.Aug 16, 2014 - Fri.Aug 22, 2014

This Year be an EduHero!

Teacher Reboot Camp

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. – Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Our world is full of hero potential waiting to be motivated, supported, and skilled.

8 Education Books For The Digital Age: The Connected Educator Series #CorwinCE

The Web20Classroom

From The Shameless Promotion Department, I am proud today that I become a published author. My book, The Relevant Educator ships today. Below is a post (thanks to the most awesome Mark Barnes) about the entire Connected Educator Series from Corwin.

6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design!

Kleinspiration

6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design Back to school is always an exciting time filled with rich opportunities to learn and share with colleagues, grade level teams, and friends in your professional learning network.

Padlet Mini - Quickly Collect & Curate Content

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Padlet Mini is a handy new toolbar extension for Chrome and Safari that''s designed to help users collect and curate web content in a couple of clicks. Bookmarking with Padlet mini couldn''t be easier or more efficient.

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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.

Technology Integration Matrix: Assess Yourself!

TeachBytes

I came across this awesome matrix today and was excited about how I could use it to assess my own classroom and those of my colleagues around how effective our technology integration is. As always, it is my belief that the purpose of integration is to enhance and improve student learning. As awesome as the … Continue reading → Professional Development chart edtech integration matrix technology

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Primary Teachers: Learn Coding Fundamentals in an Hour

My Paperless Classroom

If you have heard about the hour of code, I hope you saw this coming from the title. If you don''t know about the hour of code, it is time. Code.org wants to support everybody everywhere in learning to code.

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ThingLink Educators Featured on Huffington Post

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Readers of the Huffington Post today will discover a wonderful article featuring ThingLink and three amazing educators, Jamie Forshey , Lisa Johnson , and Sue Fitzgerald.

Knowledge, practice and community

Learning with 'e's

After a break from blogging during the summer break, I''m back, and here is the continuation of my series on theories of learning, with number 25.

It's #SoMe - Great #BacktoSchool Activity for Digital Citizenship

The Innovative Educator

Like it or not, today's students are not just citizens. They are "digital" citizens. This means that educators need to spend time with students on ensuring they know how to be responsible online.

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.

Myths about Coding in Primary Grades

My Paperless Classroom

I can''t teach coding because I don''t know how to code. Coding has nothing to do with my subject area. I have never met a teacher who got into teaching because of what they didn''t know. Teachers have long been expected to be the expert in the room.

Padlet as a Curation Tool. for Students!

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Add Not only would Padlet Mini be a great tool for teachers for all the reasons +Susan Oxnevad mentions in her article, Padlet Mini - Quickly Collect & Curate Content this easy-to-use Chrome extension widget would be a fun, effective way for our students to bookmark and annotate their research!

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EDpuzzle Folders

Technology Tidbits

EDpuzzle the fantastically simple tool to turn any video into a lesson has just launched a new "folder" feature that makes it easy for educators/students to organize and curate their videos/lessons. All a user has to do is login, create a folder, and then select the videos they want to add.

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Inspirational Videos Help You Frame Focus + Follow Up Professional Development

The Innovative Educator

If you are looking for inspirational videos to spruce up professional development at your school this year, you have to look no further than "The Brainwaves" video anthology which features videos on a myriad of topics from innovative educators.

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.

Harnessing Powerful Ideas: Leading One-to-One

wwwatanabe

How you set up and lead one-to-one is based on your vision for one-to-one. So, what''s your vision? Why 1:1? How will students use the tech? For what? The purpose of one-to-one is to give the students ubiquitous access to learning.

10 Things to do with QR Codes On Back to School Night

The Daring Librarian

Inspired by a recent blog post by the amazing Richard Byrne I wanted to add a few more things to the list I wrote 3 years ago how to use QR Codes to connect with students, parents, and the community on Back to School Night and during the school year.

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FlashDecks

Technology Tidbits

FlashDecks is a great easy to use site for educators looking to create or find digital flashcards. These decks can be used on any browser based device and can contain all types of media (i.e. images) and track student usage.

Researching Learning Through Practice with Project Zero

Educator Innovator

Educator Innovator partner Project Zero , a research group based out of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is a collective of independently-sponsored research projects focused on key aspects of learning such as the nature of intelligence, understanding, thinking, creativity, and ethics.

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.

5 Chromebook Tips for Teachers

Hansen's Link to Tech

Chrome Menu button Here you can find tools for your browser such as settings, extensions, bookmarks, print, sign-in, extension updates, recent tabs, downloads, history, zooming, users, and much more. Keyboard Shortcuts Keyboard shortcuts allow you to browse online easier and efficient.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Google Summit - Student App Development - Maker Education - Reinventing Higher Ed

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update August 19th, 2014 Perhaps the greatest joy is learning how to motivate yourself. Floyd Maxwell 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.

FreeTypingGames.net

Technology Tidbits

W/ lots of schools starting school next week, I decided to do a post on Keyboarding which is a popular subject in the computer lab in the first few weeks of school.

Curiosity SketchNotes

Cycles of Learning

Recently I gave a talk on sparking student curiosity and my friend/colleague Carl Hooker (@mrhooker) took the below SketchNotes of the session. Thanks Carl

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EdTech at School

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

The hottest posts everyone's reading

The Innovative Educator

Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. The question about Twitter makes it to the top again. If you know someone at Twitter, please get them to comment with a straight answer :) Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of pageviews. I hope there''s something that looks of interest to you. If it does, check it out. If you’re inspired use one of those icons below the post to share it with others and/or leave a comment.

Teachability

Technology Tidbits

Teachability is a nice new social network/community for educators looking to share ideas, collaborate, find educational resources, and more. As w/ most social network sites, Teachability offers groups or communities that a person can join on a specific topic, such as: first year teaching, STEM, personalized learning, etc. Also, there is a nice forum feature that allows educators to ask and find questions to their answers. I recommend checking out Teachability by clicking here !!!

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Save Edshelf

Technology Tidbits

This is your last chance to help save the excellent curation site for educators, Edshelf. People everywhere are helping donating to this wonderful cause to help Mike raise money to keep his site going. This is the last week of the Kickstarter campaign and it would be a shame to see this beneficial site for educators go by the waist side. Click the link if you want to help out.

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Rhythm Friends

Technology Tidbits

Rhythm Friends is a fun iOS for young kids wanting to explore music or work on their musicality. The way this work is a child taps their finger to the beat on their iOS device to play notes in this musical timing game. Notes will scroll across a screen a person must tap it as the note hits the line. Good timing will draw flies to their frog (Earl or Pearl), bad notes will make the flies go away. The goal is to collect as many flies as possible.

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.

Puzzlin Pieces USA

Technology Tidbits

Puzzlin'' Pieces: USA is a new educational iOS app designed for kids 6-8 learning about the Geography of the United States. The drag-n-drop puzzle game is designed in 3 levels helping the student learn about the states and their location by using the weather as a "hot/cold" indicator. As the student progresses they receive fewer clues as their geographical knowledge is put to the test. There is also a timer to measure progress and stars awarded for correct answers.

ZooKazam

Technology Tidbits

ZooKazam is a wonderful free iOS app for bringing zoo-life animals to life in beautiful augmented reality. Educators are using this to "WOW" their students as they study and interact w/ bugs, animals, dinosaurs, and more!!! All a user has to do is print out their "target'' and point their iOS device to get started and enjoy using AR in the classroom or at home. Watch as your children get amazed at growling T-Rexs, crawling spiders, and much much more.

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In Pictures

Technology Tidbits

In Pictures is a nice free simple site for those wanting to find online tutorials for different version of the MS Office suite as well as for Google Drive Apps. Instead of using video In Pictures uses screen shots that act as a digital user manual that takes users step by step through the process of using the application. At the end of a section is interactive practice exercise to help determine how well a person knows a subject. I recommend checking out In Pictures by clicking here !!