Sat.Aug 17, 2013 - Fri.Aug 23, 2013

Designing your Classroom Space!


Brain-Friendly, Aesthetically Pleasing Learning Environments Bring in non-traditional seating to create cozy, collaborative spaces! I was recently contacted by MindShift for an interview after they noticed my article on SmartBlogs ( click here to read that piece).

Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

As an early adopter of transformative technologies, I have been watching the mobile app space carefully to see how it can benefit all facets of education.

Your Tech-Savvy Kid, Tips For Parents Keeping Up With The Digital Generation


Do you ever wonder how a toddler can pick up a cell phone, or another mobile device, and easily navigate the device without ever having to be instructed on how to use it? Or how students can multi-task with technology by texting, social media surfing, and watching television all at the same time?

Dream School?


Photo Used Under a Creative Commons License I classify myself as a realist who leans toward the optimistic.

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.

What impacts our life's work more? School or life experience?

The Innovative Educator

School based, formal education is not all that impacts one''s interests and life''s work. Serendipity, chance events, and life experience can have a huge impact. Doug Engelbart is one example

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Behavior Management Made Easy with ClassDOJO


Happy Saturday! I know we all have ways to manage behavior in our classrooms, ex: compliments, clips, debits, credits, hits, strikes.

Surviving Busy at the Start of School


Photo Used With Permission Under a Creative Commons License As I write this I realize it''s been a month since my last post. That''s because like most of you (in the United States anyway) I am getting ready for another school year.

My Why

The Playground Advocate

Recently our Superintendent, Dr. David Smith, challenged my colleagues and I to put thought to the reason that we are doing what we are doing. He shared with us Simon Sinek''s powerful TED Talk that explains how important it is to "start with why."

Fab Five for educators of visually impaired students

The Innovative Educator

If you are an innovative educator that works with, or knows someone who works with visually impaired students, Twitter can connect you to amazing resources and Tweeps. Here are five accounts to follow, five hashtags, and five chats. Fab Five to Follow on Twitter Fred''s Head from APH ?@fredshead fredshead Fred''s Head, from the American Printing House for the Blind, contains tips and resources for and by blind and visually impaired people. Louisville, Kentucky.

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.

Video communication apps and mobile learning

Nik Peachey

One of the great things about mobile devices such as tablets, iPads and phones is that most modern devices have good quality cameras and microphones built in.

Sharpest tools in the box

Learning with 'e's

One of the longest running radio programmes on the BBC is Desert Island Discs. It has been on air almost every week since 1942 , and it''s remarkable to see that it has maintained its popularity for over 70 years. The secret of the programme is in its simplicity.

Late Notice: Early Interview Today - Connected Student-Authors Talk about Building a Digital Classroom

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Here's Some Wise Advice for the New School Year for All Educators

The 21st Century Principal

Sometimes there is nothing to add to the wisdom offered by others. I have been reading The Heart Is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out by Ogyen Trinley Dorje. In this book he offers this advice to us about our livelihoods or jobs. I think this wisdom can go a long way to helping us keep ourselves centered and focus on what really matters. Whatever work you do, you have to give yourself opportunities to just be.

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.

AudioBoo?? Cute Name, and Cool Tool!


Audio Boo is a social media platform that allows you to combine audio and social media to create podcasts called "boos". (It''s It''s an APP and a website) You can also access a library of content specific channels from BBC, CNBC, The Guardian, and UNICEF. This free app allows you to create a account with specialized boards that you can record and share audio and photos.

Tech class: It is not about the tech

My Paperless Classroom

At my school this is the first year we are using iPads in k-5th grade. As part of this process we have been training the teacher in using iPads in class and we are taking a more integrated approach to tech in the classes.

EdmodoCon 2013 Guest Post #4: D. Easterling

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Our fourth guest blog post is written by Dara Easterling, a Catholic elementary school teacher from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dara has been teaching for almost 14 years and loves helping young children to learn about and use technology in a productive and creative way. Hello all, I want to share one experience in particular while watching an EdmodoCon session online. The one experience was with a session called "Classroom Gymnastics"presented by Kate and Liz.

2013 Homeshool Conference Update - 3 Days to Go!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We''re just a few days away from the 2013 Homeschool Conference. This little conference is really shaping up! Pat Farenga (the conference co-chair and opening keynote speaker) and I knew it was going to be hard to announce, organize, and hold a conference in a matter of weeks.

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.

ASCD Welcomes New Teachers and Offers List of Educational Resources

The 21st Century Principal

ASCD , welcomes new teachers to the education profession and offers a variety of educational resources to ease new teachers into the teaching profession. “As As a former teacher myself, I remember vividly the concerns and questions I had when embarking on my first year of teaching,” said Dr. Gene R. Carter, executive director and CEO of ASCD.

The hottest posts everyone's reading!

The Innovative Educator

Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of page views. 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. Post Views Stay connected to parents with Google Voice Jul 21, 2013, 1876 Bring Your Own Device #BYOD - 5 Lessons for Succes.


How I Spent My Summer Vacation

The Playground Advocate

It''s been a while since I''ve posted on my blog, which always carries with it a dose of guilt. The longer I am away from the virtual pad and pen, the harder it is to return. I''m certain that is why English teachers across the nation will dust off the old "What I did last Summer" essay.

Conference Starts Today - Homeschooling, Unschooling, Free / Democratic / Alternative Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our two-day, free, online Homeschool Conference starts today. Join the conference network at [link]. See the conference schedule in your own time zone, and click directly into the Blackboard Collaborate virtual sessions rooms, from the schedule page. Follow the Twitter stream at # homeschool13.

Adobe 52

EdTech at School

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

A Tech Discovery Project: The Stylus

My Paperless Classroom

I am a strong advocate for letting your pedagogical needs drive tech integration. I think you should spend time on tech tools that clearly support learning. Occasionally I decide to explore a tool I don''t understand just to see if there is something there that supports my class goals.

Sign Up Now for the Free Global STEMx Education Conference in September

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We hope you will consider joining us for the Global 2013 STEMx Education Conference, the world’s first massively open online conference for educators focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and more. The conference will be held over the course of three days, September 19-21, 2013 , and will be free to attend!