Sat.Jan 04, 2014 - Fri.Jan 10, 2014

Wolfram releases Problem Generator to create practice problems

Educational Technology Guy

Wolfram, creators of Wolfram|Alpha , have launched Wolfram Problem Generator. This tool allows students and teachers to create unlimited, random practice problems and answers in subjects such as elementary math, algebra, statistics and even college calculus.

Showing How Awesome You Are-Building Your Brand

The Web20Classroom

Back when I started this blog in February of 2009 I was trying to create a space to share resources with my teachers in my district. Web 2.0 tools were gaining in popularity so I wanted to capitalize on that, hence the name. The same with my Twitter account.

The People and Moments That Define Us

A Principal's Reflections

I knew early on in my education career that I wanted to be an administrator. The predominant reason for this was that I wanted to at least attempt to be a fraction of the leader that my father was.

3 New Year's resolutions educators should consider

Kairos EdTech

Winter break is a great time to pause and reflect on how things have been going during the school year. The beginning of the new year also is a fantastic opportunity to set some goals.

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.

Mobile Nations - great resources for all mobile OS's and devices

Educational Technology Guy

If you own a smartphone or tablet, you should be using Mobile Nations. Mobile Nations is a group of web sites that each focus on a mobile operating systems. Each site has app reviews, hardware reviews, accessory reviews, tips, resources, forums, help topics, and much more.

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#CEL13: Choice

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

During the 2013 Conference on English Leadership in the Transforming Decisions session lead by Gordon Hultberg , English teacher and department head at Intermountain Christian School in Utah , we discussed the concept of choice in our ELA classrooms.

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Crowdsourcing Genius Hour

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

My first post of the new year was published on, Embrace Change in the New Year with Genius Hour. I am collecting ideas from experts and enthusiasts in my PLN about the idea of Genius Hour. Please explore this interactive graphic to learn more and consider contributing your ideas to the Padlet. Created with Padlet Visit wall. GeniusHour

Glad I Was Disappointed Today


Photo Used With Permission Under a Creative Commons License NOTE: I''m going to talk a bit about the difficulties I had participating in edcampHOME today. I want to make clear that this is not meant as a complaint about edcampHOME or its organizers.

Breaking down the silos

Learning with 'e's

I have written previously about the artificial divide between school subjects. Yes, there are practical reasons for teaching art separately to science, or maths in a different room to music.

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.

Using iPads to Support Social Learning in Kindergarten

My Paperless Classroom

Students Using Puppet Pals in Groups Lesson Objective To help Kindergarten students better understand a complex play situation, and give them tools to effectively communicate in that situation.

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The Learning Revolution - New Events + Partners - Great Learning 2.0 Videos - Social Network Conversations

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update January 7th A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers. Helen Keller Welcome to the Learning Revolution. The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn.


How Do You Stay Motivated?


Photo by rosipaw used under a Creative Commons license I am a K-12 educational technology specialist, but due to the nature of my job duties, I go through long stretches where I do not have direct interaction with classroom teachers or students.

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Our First #edchatHI Twitter Chat was a success, with a little help from G+ Hangouts

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Our inaugural #edchatHI Twitter chat on January 6 was a success! We wanted to be sure everything went smoothly, so we decided to do a private Google+ hangout as we moderated. We highly recommend doing this. It makes moderating easy and fun. Our behind-the-scenes team?

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.

Altered perceptions

Learning with 'e's

When my son was still quite young, he was diagnosed with semantic pragmatic disorder , on the autistic spectrum. It took many years before he was able to express himself effectively, and he would become extremely agitated when he couldn''t make himself understood.



Wordle has long been hailed as a great visual way to work with language. Text or a web address (URL) can be pasted into this tool and then a word "cloud" is displayed, with emphasis on more frequently used words.

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Screencasting with Screenmailer

Kathy Schrock

Screenmailer is a new screencasting/screen recording tool for Mavericks on the Mac. It is easy to use, quick to render, and can be used as an on-the-spot solution for teacher or student screencasts!

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2 Ways to Learn from #edcampHome 2.0: A YouTube Playlist and a Pinterest Collection of Reflections

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Here are two convenient ways to learn from EdcampHome 2.0 , a spectacular online event held on January 4, 2014: a YouTube playlist , and a Pinterest Collection of Reflections. A big MAHALO to the organizers! YouTube playlist of recorded sessions Direct link Originals at EdCampHOME EdCampHOME 2.0

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.

Publishing 3.0 - A new model for independent educational publishing

Nik Peachey

My New Years resolution this year was to start work on a series of ebooks for iPads, e-readers and other digital devices. This has been my ambition since I published my first book Web 2.0

Practical examples of social media in elementary school

The Innovative Educator

Guest post by Computer Teacher & Tech Coordinator, Chris Casal | Cross posted at The Casal Operating System Editor''s note: Chris Casal is a member of the NYC DOE Social Media Advisory Team. His insights have helped inspire and guide teachers in the effective use of social media in the classroom. Here''s how he does it. I am often asked about how we use "social media" here at PS 10. It is a question that is both simple & easy to answer and one that is also complex and nuanced.

One Device to Rule Them All

Kyle Pace

We see posts all the time that tote one device’s superiority over another. Things like, “Why the _ is the clear winner in K-12 education” or “The __ is now in percent of all classrooms in America” You know what I’m talking about.


Giving Students a Voice in App Selection

Education with Technology

Traditionally, teachers research apps for their class. They assign apps to students. The teachers assign a specific app or give students a choice of several pre-selected apps. As a Modern Language teacher, I suggested apps to my students in the early part of the year. However, in January, I let my students select which apps they wanted to use based on their own app searching and a minimal checklist.

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EdTech at School

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

Beyond The Hour of Code

My Paperless Classroom

Thank you Rae Fearing for hosting this great conversation on the next steps after hour of Code. The Hour of Code was really a tipping point for my campus, it allowed us to bring the community in and let our students share their tech experience with their families.

4 Easy Steps to Embed a Tweet

The Daring Librarian

Did ya know that you can easily embed your Tweets in blog posts or wikis? Sure can! It''s sorta buried, but I''ll show you in 4 easy steps! —

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Education is the Best Medicine

Comfortably 2.0

I created the Smore that you see below awhile back in order to better educate the parents of our K-12 students. We have been 1:1 with iPads at the school I teach at for a year and I am constantly trying to stay ahead of our students when it comes to the social media apps that they are using. I am a firm believer that education is the best medicine when it comes to prevention in regards to

How blogging can give students a voice

The Innovative Educator

Guest post by Connor Wood Author’s note: Lisa Nielsen offered me the chance to do this guest post after I requested an interview from her for my blog Trismegistus Nab-tu-we. My blog is devoted to writing, politics, and philosophy of education. She was impressed with my blog and asked me if I would share information about my work. This post provides a student’s story about how I’ve used a blog and my personal learning network to share my ideas and give students a voice.

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.

Social Learning in K with Puppet Pals

My Paperless Classroom

This is a video only post Social Learning in K with Puppet Pals This is the setup scenario movie for a kindergarten lesson using Puppet Pals to role play complex play situations. pedagogy

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Youth Maker Spaces and Staff Development: A Letter from Thailand

Educator Innovator

By K-Fai Steele, first posted at MakerJawn. Libraries and museums across the United States are building youth maker spaces and programming in an effort to broaden free, community-embedded educational opportunities.

PD Opportunity in Boston Area


I am happy once again to be offering the "Technology Links to Language Intervention" course starting in February. This is a hybrid course with a 6-hr face-to-face workshop in Waltham on February 6, 2014 followed by an required online component, offered for PDPs and an optional graduate credit available from Framingham State College (not for official ASHA CEUs). The online activities require about an hour weekly and run through March 14, 2014.